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Written answers

Friday, 15 June 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • A419

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make an announcement on proposals to improve access to the A419 from Junction 13 of the M5.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of High Speed Two, Phase 1 at today's prices.

      Shipping: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Table SFR0303 of his Department's statistical release, Seafarers in the UK Shipping Industry: 2017, published on 30 May 2018, what...

      Merchant Shipping: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's statistical release, Seafarers in the UK Shipping Industry: 2017, published on 30 May 2018, how many merchant ships...

      Shipping: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's statistical release, Seafarers in the UK Shipping Industry: 2017, published on 30 May 2018, what proportion of...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Table SFR0302 of his Department's statistical release, Seafarers in the UK Shipping Industry: 2017, published on 30 May 2018, if he...

      Bus Services: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many expressions of interest in bus franchising his Department has received from local authorities since the Bus Services Act 2017 came into force.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing has made; and when that Group's concluding report is planned to be...

      Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals for a car scrappage scheme that extends to all cars.

      Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2018 to Question 140558 on motor vehicles: theft, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of mandatory...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many properties purchased by the Government from people affected by High Speed 2 are now (a) let, (b) empty and (c) sold.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason compensation was awarded to people affected by the route of High Speed 2 before that route was finalised.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much compensation was awarded to (a) individuals and (b) companies as a result of the High Speed Two route.

      Official Cars: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 50 of the Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on making 25 per cent of all cars in the central government...

      Luton Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Civil Aviation Authority plans to publish its Post-Implementation Review of the introduction of RNAV at London Luton Airport; and will he...

      Air Space: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on proposals for a major overhaul of airspace allocations in the South East of England; and if he will make a statement.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many letters he has received from (a) individuals and (b) companies on compensation for the original HS2 route.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Oral Statement of 5 June 2018 on Airports National Policy Statement, Official Report, column 169, whether there are any existing (a)...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government can designate a new Public Service Obligation route from a regional airport to a city airport in addition to an existing route...

      Heathrow Airport Limited

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have had meetings with Heathrow Airport Limited since June 2017; and if he will place...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2018 to Question 150255, for what reasons no reference was made to the average level of local funding for High Speed...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has undertaken an assessment of the financial viability of using public service obligations to support regional airports; and if he will...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding the Government has allocated to support a connection to an expanded Heathrow Airport from regional airports.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the financial viability of the proposal to expand Heathrow Airport.

      Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what policies the Government plans to adopt to ensure that expansion at Heathrow airport does not result in continued breaches of legal limits on air...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the next review of High Speed 2 Phase One by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority is planned be undertaken.

      High Speed Two: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which posts have been filled at HS2 Ltd since the start of 2018; and what the (a) job title and (b) salary range is for each post.

      Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many officials in his Department are working (a) full-time and (b) part-time on High Speed Two; and what the (i) grade and (ii) salary range is of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Land Registry: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the level of threat of a cyber attack on the UK Land Registry; what steps the Land...

    • Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people have been employed by the automotive industry in each of the last eight years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent coalition advances towards the port of Al Hudaydah in Yemen on (a) the...

    • Yemen: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on attacks on the port of Al Hudaydah in Yemen.

      Yemen: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help tackle piracy in the Bab Al Mandeb Strait.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the role of terrorist organisations in the recent Israeli-Palestinian boarder conflict;...

      Israel: Courts Martial

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2018 to Question 132493 on Israel: Courts Martial, if he will take steps to find out if (a)...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2018 to Question 149909, if he will raise with the Government of Israel whether weapons or...

      Najah Ahmed Yousif

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on investigations being carried out by Bahrain’s human rights oversight bodies...

      Ali Salman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to the Bahraini Government on the prosecution of Bahraini opposition leader,...

      Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2018 to Question HL7775, which Human Rights Reports refer to the Integrated Activity Fund.

      United Nations: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2018 to Question 148703, what voluntary ODA funding the UK has allocated for the purposes of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2018 to Question 146959, how many people have been detained under (a) the Criminal Procedure (Insanity...

    • Learning Disability: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has been briefed on the contents of the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Annual Report 2017, published on 4 May 2018.

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were on the national elective waiting list on 31 March in each year from 2011 to 2018 inclusive.

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the category 1 mean response time has been in each quarter since the classification of ambulance response times changed.

      Clostridium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many trust-apportioned Clostridium Difficile cases were reported in each year since 2010-11.

      Health Professions: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many FTE vacancies there were for (a) registered nurses and (b) medical staff in each year since 2010-11.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many pharmacies there have been in England in each year since 2010.

      NHS Walk-in Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many walk-in centres have closed in each year since 2010.

      Pregnancy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of substance abuse by women during pregnancy on a child's health.

      General Practitioners: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for a patient to receive a GP appointment in (a) England, (b) County Durham and (c) Easington constituency.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received from charities on the potential effect of backdated sleep-in shift payments.

      Food: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve public trust in the food system as a result of breaches of food safety rules at meat processing...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2018 to Question 150586 on foetal alcohol syndrome, what localised data his Department holds on that...

      NHS: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS apprentices starts there were in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to improve (a) awareness of and (b) diagnosis of 22Q11 deletion syndrome.

  • Attorney General

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will publish a list of the meetings he has had with representatives of Northern Ireland's political parties in each of the last...

  • Department for Education

    • Free Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools have closed in each year for which data is available.

    • Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to reduce the number of young people not in education, employment or training in the East Midlands.

      Education: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated by his Department for education in Suffolk in each year since 2010.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is in the event that a new school in a new multi academy trust is judged inadequate; and whether it is his policy that such a finding...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to Question 138047 on Academies: Finance, what collated central information is held by (a) his Department and...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the curriculum for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education to...

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has assessed the potential merits of introducing a programme of appearance-related bullying workshops in schools to counter the...

      Schools: Walls and Fences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what statutory requirement schools must follow to ensure that school playing fields have perimeter fences for the purposes of pupil safeguarding.

      Department for Education: Advisory Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the status is of the advisory groups with young people that were established in his Department in 2010.

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all schools are following statutory guidance on supporting pupils with medical conditions.

      Newcastle Discovery School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children from South Shields constituency were on the roll at Newcastle Discovery School.

      Headteachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many virtual school heads are currently in post; and for (a) what geographic area and (b) how many children each head is responsible.

      Care Leavers: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers up to the age of 25 have a personal adviser.

      ICT: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 117656 on ICT: Education, what the timetable is for the National Centre for Computing Education to...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria his Department uses to monitor compliance with section 5 of the Childcare Act 2006 by local authorities.

      Politics: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to (a) promote and (b) support political education in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Universities: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure (a) freedom of speech and (b) open debate in universities; and if he will make a statement.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of learners taking T levels in the first year of the level's introduction.

      Schools: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of funding for schools in South Yorkshire.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of support provided to single parents to cover the cost of childcare in the school holidays.

      School Leaving: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have left school without functional (a) literacy and (b) numeracy in each of the last five years.

      Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of adults who have below average functional (a) literacy and (b) numeracy.

      Personal Care Services: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for the professional apprenticeship standard for beauty therapy to be published.

      Arts and Business: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students studying at least one arts subject at A Level also studied business at A Level in each year since 2012.

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2018 to Question 150687 on Academies: Finance, whether any contentious connected party transactions have ever been...

      Department for Education: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2018 to Question 149070 on Department for Education: Public Expenditure, what efficiencies, savings and emerging...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Oakhill Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, by what metrics performance at Oakhill Secure Training Centre is measured.

    • Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has a target for full-time equivalent prison officers to be in post in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons legal journalists were denied access to the HM courts and tribunals reform roadshow for legal professionals held in London on 24 May 2018.

      Secure Training Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria his Department uses to assess the suitability of a purchaser of a secure training centre.

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons are currently in special measures; and what are the reasons for each of those prisons being placed in special measures.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendations contained in An Alternative Vision for Prison, published by the Public and...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 April 2018 to Question 136774, how much money has been spent from the public purse on early legal advice in civil cases in...

      Voyeurism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations he has received from civil society groups on making the practice of up-skirting a sexual offence.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May to Question 141740, on Knives: crime, how many of the custodial sentences referred to were (a) immediate custodial...

      Terrorism: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2018 to Question 141739, on Terrorism: Prisoners' Release, what the nationality was of each of the three prisoners...

      Werrington Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children in HMYOI Werrington have accumulated in total (a) 1-24, (b) 25-49, (c) 50-74, (d) 75-99, (e) 100-149 and (f) 150 or more additional...

      Gov Facility Services: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) number and (b) total volume was of unpaid invoices submitted to Gov Facility Services Limited in each month since it was established.

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the Department to publish its female offenders strategy.

      Tribunals: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the average cost to the public purse of administering a (a) social security and child support tribunal and (b) a PIP appeal...

  • Prime Minister

    • Health Services: Weather

      To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the effect of the winter crisis on the NHS.

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to her oral response of 6 June 2018, Official Report, column 307, to the hon. Member for Rayleigh and Wickford, whether terrorist murders in Northern Ireland...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • MOD St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what alternative options to the re-signing of the lease for MoD St. Athan have been considered by his Department.

    • Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK armed forces personnel are embedded with partner forces; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department offers to help cover additional childcare costs incurred due to a parent being in the armed forces.

      United Nations: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civil servants of his Department and (b) armed forces personnel have been seconded to the UN in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the number of disallowed personal independence payments claims that are successfully appealed...

    • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what procedures are in place to monitor whether staff routinely advise claimants (a) who have been sanctioned and (b) may be about to be...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether, in the event that Jobcentre Plus is unable to offer online facilities that are required to look for work, claimants can still be...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department made of claimants' ability to afford food when setting the debt repayment thresholds at their current level.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether all documents required to make and manage a universal credit claim are available in Easy Read formats.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been made against healthcare practitioners by people claiming (a) universal credit and (b) employment and support...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been made against healthcare practitioners by people in the Easington constituency claiming (a) Universal Credit and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2018 to Question 150254, what estimate she has made of number of face-to-face interviews which have taken...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the allocation of funding is for GP reports on medical records for PIP cases in each year since its inception.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will introduce a facility on the universal credit journal for claimants to upload fit notes.

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of employment support allowance recipients that have seen an overall reduction in benefit payments...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Rivers: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that (a) pesticides and (b) chemicals do not enter rivers.

    • Plastics: Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of whether there is a link between fracking and the production of non-degradable plastics.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what dates (a) he, (b) Ministers of his Department and (c) officials of his Department have met with the (i) Department...

      Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to publish the findings of its consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and...

      Insects: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the health of wild pollinating insects in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Special Protection Areas: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what sites recommended to his Department by Natural England for classification or reclassification as Special Protection...

  • Home Office

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding his Department is making available to local authorities to support Commonwealth and Windrush applicants with their urgent and...

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the 2015 change in citizenship rules requiring non-UK EU citizens living in Britain to have a permanent residency card to apply for...

      Migrant Workers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether migrants who are working on tier 2 visas can exclude strike or industrial action from the 20-day limit on unpaid leave from work.

      Migrant Workers: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests for a visa by overseas doctors have been rejected since January 2017.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to (a) support and (b) incentivise local authorities to go further than their duty...

    • Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2017 to Question 111244, when he plans to publish his conclusions on levels of...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether Development Management Plans from local planning authorities that fail to meet their full Objectively Assessed...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what methodology is used to determine his Department's Objectively Assessed Housing Need and Strategic Housing Market...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated to (a) housing regeneration, (b) site clearance, and (c) housing...

      Social Rented Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his policy on increasing the number of disability-accessible bungalows in the social rented sector.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of demographic changes on the housing requirements in (a) urban and (b)...

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people have been members of all competent persons schemes in England, excluding part P, in each year since 2010.

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many notifications there have been under competent persons schemes in England, excluding part P, in each year...

      Homelessness: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assistance with the cost of applying for (a) a passport or (b) other identification is given to homeless persons...

      Housing: Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many houses in multiple occupation there have been in each year since 2013.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will set out the number of high-rise blocks that have dangerous aluminium composite material cladding by (a)...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of home ownership since 2010.

      Local Government Finance: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May to Question 143143 on local government finance, whether his Department considers...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the ability of local authorities in England to...

  • Cabinet Office

    • National Security Council

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 143701, for what reason the National Security Council sub-committee on matters relating to cyber...

    • Election Addresses: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will extend the requirement for political campaigning material to carry an appropriate imprint to inform readers of its promoter to include...

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services: Small Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that banks maintain records for longer than five years in response to possible legal actions on the mis-selling of (a)...

    • Sugar: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount to be accrued to the public purse by the sugar tax in 2018-19.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 117659 on Electric Vehicles: Finance, what the timetable is for the Charging Infrastructure...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of households assisted under the Help to Buy scheme earned within 10 per cent of the national average household income.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June to Question 150632 on Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen, whether the difference between his Government’s allocation of...

      Child Benefit: Birkenhead

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new parents received bounty packs with paperwork containing information on applying for child benefit in Birkenhead in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will arrange for a response to be sent to the letter from the hon. Member for Slough of 30 April 2018 sent on behalf of a constituent to the Chief...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • World War I: War Memorials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the announcement of 1 July 2014 ,Details of £5 million fund to repair, protect, and conserve First...

    • Cultural Heritage: Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of supporting heritage aviation organisations to acquire ex-military...

      Mass Media: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of organising a summit of media organisations to examine...

      Local Press: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the number of local newspapers which have closed down in each year since 2010.

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 12 July 2017 to Question 3698 on Government Art Collection, which items from the Government...

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the cost to (a) small clubs, (b) charities and (c) churches of compliance with the General...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what evidence they concluded problem gambling rates have remained relatively stable during a period of considerable growth in advertising volumes, as stated in...

    • Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for gambling operators being required to disclose the amount they donate to GambleAware; and how many operators...

      Music

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the opportunities that are presented by decentralisation across England to develop music industries.

      Advertising Standards Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 22 March (HL Deb, col 413), what assessment they have made of the independence of the Advertising...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Marriage: Humanism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what assessment they have made of the All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group's report Any Lawful Impediment? published on 24 May; and...

    • Marriage: Humanism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to using order-making powers to give legal recognition to marriages officiated by Humanists UK, irrespective of any wider plans...

      Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of adult offenders did not reoffend within one year of (1) conviction, and (2) release from prison, in each year since 2014.

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