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Written answers

Monday, 25 June 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of appeals against the DVLA for decisions relating to (a) penalty points and (b) driving licence (i) suspensions and (ii) revocations...

    • Bus Services: Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of bus services in England are community-run.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the (a) salary (b) bonuses (c) car allowance and (d) other benefits received by the Chief Executive of Network Rail in each of the...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many days leave was taken by the Chief Executive of Network Rail in each of the last three years.

      Mileometers: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will ensure that falsified mileage records are correcting in the DVLA database; and if he will make a statement.

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 146923 on M6, whether transport infrastructure improvements to Junction 23 of the M6 Motorway is...

      Department for Transport: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what government targets are in place for spending on research and development in (a) automotive, (b) aviation and (c) rail technologies.

      Midland Main Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost was of the Midland Mainline speed improvements carried out under the 2010-2015 Government; and what the average train time from...

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2018 to Question 152138, on shipping: pay, whether his Department monitors the effect of agreements reached in that...

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2018 to Question 152138, on shipping: pay, who the UK representatives of (a) seafarers and (b) shipowners are who...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on developing an industrial strategy for the maritime sector in (a) Wales and (b) the UK since the publication of the...

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2018 to Question 144821, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of cable theft incidents on railway...

      Helicopters: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making Civil Aviation Authority helicopter tourist flight licenses subject to appeals by...

      Air Traffic Control: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the recent French Parliament report by Vincent Capo-Canellas which...

      Ports: Felixstowe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the delays and cancellations caused by the implementation of the new nGen terminal...

      Shipping: Bristol Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential for a modal shift from road to sea through the revival of shipping routes in the Bristol Channel...

      Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing drink-driving limits in England and Wales in line with those in Northern Ireland and...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of expansion at Heathrow airport on airports in the West Midlands.

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Highways England on the removal of litter from the edge of the roads for which that organisation has responsibility.

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the (a) Freight Transport Association and (b) Road Haulage Association on measures to prevent litter from being...

      Northern: Warrington North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the number of people in Warrington North constituency who will be eligible to claim compensation for delays since the...

      Northern: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the effect of Northern Rail disruption on the North West's economy.

      Network Rail: Tree Felling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any tree-felling has taken place on Network Rail land since the implementation of the ban on tree felling.

      Parking: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the level of penalty charges issued for blocking disabled parking spaces on changing behaviour.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the exemption from MOT testing of classic vehicles which are at least 40 years old.

      Roads: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money from the public purse has been provided to (a) Medway, (b) Kent and (c) the South East for the repair of potholes and the prevention of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 147430 on Nuclear Power Stations: Construction, what criteria his...

    • Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether any non-EU member states that participate in Galileo have companies that have access to contracts in the...

      Newspaper Press: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to commission an investigation on the newspaper supply chain to examine the effect of wholesaler...

      Conditions of Employment: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page eight of the the Government response to Women and Equality Select Committee Report on Pregnancy...

      Employment: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate the Government has made of the number of women who could be experiencing discrimination at work whilst...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of maternity discrimination that have been taken to Employment...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of Employment Tribunal cases that have successfully been brought beyond the...

      Retail Trade: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assesment his Department has made of trends in retail sales over the last three years.

      Insurance: Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the implications for the public liability claims handling process of the...

      Exports: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many FTE staff in his Department have been liaising with (a) UK steel representatives and (b) US importers on...

      Plastics: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Marine Plastics Research and Innovation Framework will have funding allocated from Official Development Aid.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to Written Ministerial Statement of 23 May 2018 on Saudi Arabia, HCWS716, whether the UK's new agreement with Saudi...

    • Liu Xia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese Government about the ongoing house arrest of Liu Xia.

      Hong Kong: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the validity of the Hong Kong Bar Association’s statement that the co-location Bill on law...

      Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government (a) supports and (b) is taking action to align UK sanctions policy with the EU sanctions policy in...

      Indonesia: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department provides to Indonesia to tackle the threat posed by ISIS terrorists.

      Turkey: Currencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the Turkish Government on the fall in the value of the Turkish lira.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 May 2018 to Question 146171 on procurement, what the daily rate of pay is of each of those...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on Palestinian communities of Israel’s plans for demolition of buildings in the...

      Libya: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the timescale is for re-opening the British Embassy in Libya.

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of President Mnangagwa’s first six months in office in Zimbabwe on...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans for overseas travel on departmental business on 25-28 June, 2018; and if he will make a statement.

      USA: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make urgent representations to the US Administration on the separation of children from their parents in immigration...

      Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on encouraging other members of the Antarctic Commission to accept an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary in...

      Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) protocols, (b) agreements and (c) understandings are in place on visits by Ministers of other countries to the UK for...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the status of the Kingdom of Morocco in Western Sahara.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government holds the status of Western Sahara to be that of a non-self-governing territory.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the UN Children's Fund report entitled Children in Israeli Military Detention: Observations and...

      Central America: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on retaining the trade pillar of the current EU Central America Trade Agreement.

      USA: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with his US counterpart on the detention of unaccompanied children on the USA-Mexico border.

      Israel: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on the extent of the damage caused to farmland in Israel by fire kites being launched...

      Iran: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 146957, and given that payment for medicines is not exempt from US sanctions,...

      Syria: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what resources the Government has allocated to tracking UK jihadis in Syria; and how many UK nationals are (a) fighting with...

      USA: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the US policy of separating families of arriving immigrants.

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the report entitled Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir: Developments in the Indian State of...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Tourism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2018 to Question 152673, what the planned publication date is for the detailed consultative report on the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Written Ministerial Statement of 4 June 2018 on Breast Cancer Screening Update, HCWS731, and the figures contained in...

    • Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will fund approved diagnostics for diabetes.

      Donors: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people from BAME backgrounds have died as a result of there not being a blood, organ or stem cell donor who is a match.

      Public Health England: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what key performance indicators his Department uses to measure the delivery of Public Health England contracts by externally-operated...

      Carers: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's publication, Carers Action Plan 2018-2020, published June 2018, what discussions he has had with...

      Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 3 May 2018 to Questions 139593 and 139592, for what reasons (a) neonatal herpes has not yet been considered...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) cash sum and (b) real terms increase in NHS funding is planned to be for (i) 2018-2019, (ii) 2019-2020, (iii) 2020-2021,...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the (a) Resources Department Expenditure Limit (RDEL), (b) Capital Department Expenditure...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Prime Minister’s of 18 June 2018 on the NHS, what (a) baseline year and (b) baseline NHS England budget was...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Prime Minister’s speech of 18 June 2018 on the NHS, whether revenue dedicated to the Better Care Fund was...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral statement of 18 June 2018 on NHS Long-Term Plan, Official Report, column 51, on what date he plans to place in...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate (a) his Department and (b) HM Treasury have made of the cost to (i) his Department's Departmental Expenditure Limit and...

      NHS: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding will be allocated to services in Coventry in each of the next five years as a result of the five-year NHS funding plan...

      University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that A&E targets are met by the University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much has been spent on social care in each local authority in England in each year since 2010.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Lord O’Shaughnessy’s statement on the BBC Daily Politics on 18 June 2018 that the scheduled £22bn of...

      Breastfeeding: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money has been spent from the public purse per mother per year to support breastfeeding in (a) Wavertree constituency, (b)...

      Stress: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2018 to Question 140061 on Stress: Employment, in what way information has been collected on the cost to...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of the NHS budget was spent commissioning (a) beds and (b) services from the private sector in each year...

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities of 19 February 2018,...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the survey conducted by the Association of Directors...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) in-patient and (b) community mental health services for children and young...

      Mental Health Services: Agency Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of registered Mental Health Nurses working in services in (a) Coventry and (b) Coventry South constituency...

      Hospitals: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 19 June 2018, Official Report, column 173, what criteria are used to assess health need when...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the new funding for the NHS recently announced by the Prime Minister will be allocated to improving mental health services.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2018 to Question 128624 on colorectal cancer: screening, whether (a) the Clinical Reference Group...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2018 to Question 147340, when the last occasion was before January 2018 when assurance was given to...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much financial assistance her Department has allocated to (a) Gaza and the (b) Palestinian territories in 2018.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether there has been an under-spend in the budget for teacher bursaries in each of the last three years.

    • Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to implement the recommendations in the report, Social mobility in Great Britain: fifth state of the nation report published by the...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to make an assessment of the value for money of degree courses at universities that charge the maximum fees.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number and proportion of universities which charge the maximum fees for all of their courses.

      Overseas Students: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of students of Indian nationality who were studying at English higher education providers in each...

      Grammar Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on allowing grammar schools to use the Condition Improvement Fund to fund their expansion, and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how his Department monitors compliance by English local authorities with requirements prescribed in section 1 of the Childcare Act 2006.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of reforms to the GCSE grading system on pupil well-being; and if he will make a statement.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to introduce measures to ensure the parity of special educational needs provision between the North and the South.

      Academies: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 150684 on Academies, if he will publish a list of each regional schools commissioners’ risk...

      Academies: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 150684 on academies, how many schools Ofsted decided warranted an earlier inspection due to the...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of resources provided to local education authorities and Ofsted to monitor schools between...

      Child Minding: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing registered childminders to receive Government funding for providing care to a child...

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many payroll staff are employed in back-office functions in his Department; how many non-payroll staff are employed in back-office functions in...

      Ofsted: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many payroll staff are employed in back-office functions in Ofsted; how many non-payroll staff are employed in back-office functions in Ofsted;...

      Ofqual: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many payroll staff are employed in back-office functions in Ofqual; how many non-payroll staff are employed in back-office functions in Ofqual;...

      Education and Skills Funding Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many payroll staff are employed in back-office functions in the Education and Skills Funding Agency; how many non-payroll staff are employed in...

      Standards and Testing Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many payroll staff are employed in back-office functions in the Standards and Testing Agency; how many non-payroll staff are employed in...

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2018 to Question 152263 on Department for Education: Staff, what proportion of the 81.2 equivalent full time staff...

      LocatED: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) staff and (b) full-time equivalent staff are employed in (i) payroll and (ii) non-payroll back-office functions in LocatED.

      Children's Commissioner for England: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) staff and (b) full-time equivalent staff are employed in (i) payroll and (ii) non-payroll back-office functions in the Office of the...

      School Teachers' Review Body: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) staff and (b) full-time equivalent staff are employed in (i) payroll and (ii) non-payroll back-office functions in the School...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the courts reform programme which was launched in 2015 is on course to be completed by the end of 2021.

    • Magistrates' Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the rate of utilisation was of each magistrates' court in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Terrorism: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the religious or ideological belief was of each person convicted of terrorist-related offences in each of the last three years.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) length and (b) value of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service cleaning and security contracts will be that are due to be awarded in 2019.

      Approved Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential risks associated with privatising waking night cover in approved premises.

      Prison Officers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers entered training in 2017.

      Ministry of Justice: Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the terms of each contract his Department has entered into with Serco.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time is for an immigration tribunal appeal hearing.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to publish a victims strategy before the start of the Summer Recess.

      Prison Governors: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much additional funding he plans to allocate to prison governors after April 2019 as a result of the procurement powers conferred on governors in...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on legal aid for social security upper tribunal cases in cases where the claimant has been...

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 136381 on Tribunals: Video Conferencing, when he plans to start pilots in other courts; and by what...

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer to Question 137612 on Prisoners: Females, how many of the 2,271 sentenced women in prison for non-violent crimes received...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time is for an appeal on decisions relating to (a) personal independence payment, (b) employment support allowance and (c)...

      Ministry of Justice: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2018 to Question 147414 on procurement, how long each of those contractors has been employed by his Department at that...

      Sexual Offences: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of reclassifying the offence of posting explicit or sexual images online without...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many immigration law legal aid providers held a legal aid contract to provide such work in January 2018 by (a) procurement area and (b) access point.

      Prison Officers: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers required hospital treatment as a result of an assault at work in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many self-inflicted deaths there were of former (a) women and (b) male prisoners in England in each of the last five years.

      Insurance: Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment on the implications for the public liability claims handling process of the non-disclosure by organisations of their...

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter of 6 March 2018 from the Under-Secretary of State for Justice to the hon. Members for Houghton and Sunderland South and for...

      Ministry of Justice: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2018 to Question 137623 on Ministry of Justice: agency workers, for what category of work the maximum rate of...

      Ministry of Justice: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2018 to Question 137623 on Ministry of Justice: agency workers, how many hours of work was paid at the maximum rate of...

      Ministry of Justice: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was paid to Capita under agency contracts by his Department in the last two financial years.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been refused compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority for having an unspent (a) custodial sentence of a year or...

      Prison Officers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 150720 on Prison Officers, what additional funding has been made available to prison governors to...

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2018 to Question 150725 on Prisons: Standards, how much additional money has been allocated to each of the prisons in...

      Offenders: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of (a) the availability and (b) the suitability of supported accommodation for female prisoners on release.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the change in the number of commissioned beds in (a) secure children’s homes, (b) secure training centres and (c)...

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many transfers of prisoners to hospitals under the Mental Health Act 1983 there have been in each of the last three years; and what the average time...

  • Treasury

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list what assessments his Department has conducted since the Government announced its extension of Childcare Vouchers that determine whether...

    • Child Benefit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of progress on delivering the future of child benefit transformation project, and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of progress on delivering the tax-free childcare new front end project; and if he will make a statement.

      Employee Ownership

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment he has made of the number of employee share ownership schemes in (a) the UK and (b) other EU countries.

      Mental Health Services: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the timetable for the Government releasing the funding for a new Child...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated for the purposes of delivering new homes in Coventry in each of the last...

    • Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the National Planning Policy Framework will require local plans to include biodiversity protection.

      Housing: Bricks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require Swift bricks to be incorporated into (a) new build...

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the review by Eric Ollerenshaw entitled Three Years On: An Independent Review of Local Council Tax...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish his Department's monthly workforce management data for 2017–2018.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-UK EU citizens are employed by the Armed Forces; and how many of those non-UK EU citizens are employed in the (a) STEM (b) hospitality field.

    • Armed Forces: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many chefs are employed by the Armed Forces; how many of those chefs are non-UK citizens; and how many of those non-UK citizen chefs are EU citizens.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel will participate in the key NATO and allied exercises (a) Ramstein Alloy 18-2, (b) Dynamic, (c) Brilliant Jump, (d)...

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the potential performance of Type 45 destroyers in different theatres of war.

      Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Defence Procurement of 14 June 2018, Official Report, column 1083, whether its planned for a UK...

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 18 June 2018, on contingent liability, HCWS770, for what reasons his Department decided that a contingent liability...

      United Kingdom Security Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what requirement the UK Security Vetting Agency has to hand over vetting material to the police; how many such applications have been received by that...

      Yemen: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has offered British assistance in de-mining Hodeidah port in Yemen and surrounding waters.

      British Overseas Territories: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what advanced satellite monitoring and drone technologies his Department has made available to support implementation of the Blue Belt policy around the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that employees of her Department are paid their agreed pay increase in July 2018.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the service provided by the Child Maintenance Service telephone line.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the findings of the investigation into Keith Morgan’s Work Capability Assessment in 2012 where he was allegedly...

      Personal Independence Payment: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that young cancer patients who are claiming personal independence payments can access financial support...

      Personal Independence Payment: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect of stopping personal independence payments for young people with cancer who are...

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of PIP claimants with multiple sclerosis who have had their claims (a) accepted, and (b) rejected...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many data breaches her Department has reported to the Information Commissioner's Office since the introduction of the General Data...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the National Audit Office report entitled Rolling out universal credit, published on 15 June 2018, whether the Government...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to collect information on the number of people (a) failing and (b) ceasing to claim universal credit as a result...

      Personal Independence Payment: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the three-month delay before receiving support on the financial security of young people with...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 6 June 2018 to Question 150695 on Personal Independence Payment, where that information is collated.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional (a) resources and (b) funding her Department has been allocated to process back-dated claims for personal independence payments.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 15 June 2018 on Personal Independence Payments HCWS767, if she will publish the terms of...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who will receive a back-payment for personal independence payment.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many appeals against personal independence payment decisions of the First-tier tribunal were brought by her Department in (a) 2014-15, (b)...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce youth unemployment in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Child Maintenance Service (CMS) case enquiries each regional CMS office has dealt with during the last twelve months.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, if she will increase resources at the Child Maintenance Service to improve response times to enquiries.

      Personal Independence Payment: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will look into the feasibility of backdating personal independence payments for young cancer patients following the...

      Disability Living Allowance: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the effect the three-month qualifying period for disability living allowance on families of children with cancer.

      Universal Credit: Blackburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints her Department has received in relation to universal credit from people in Blackburn.

      Personal Independence Payment: Blackburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints her Department has received on the personal independence process from people in Blackburn.

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total value is of outstanding benefit (a) overpayments and (b) fraud debts owed by claimants in Scotland that are due to be recovered...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Treasury's response to the Treasury Committee's Ninth Report of Session 2017-19 on Childcare, if she will publish the internal...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has identified errors in its calculation of personal independence payments in the last three months.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the calculation of personal independence payment entitlements.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what procedures her Department has in place regularly to review the calculation of personal independence payment entitlement.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent changes her Department has made to the the calculation of personal independence entitlement.

      Maternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department takes to ensure that women are informed of their entitlement to statutory maternity pay at the higher level when...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dairy Farming: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his timetable is for (a) consulting on and (b) bringing forward changes to the regulation of the dairy industry; and...

    • Agriculture: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the risks to the farming industry of the proposed withdrawal of land-based engineering level...

      Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures he is taking to prevent (a) African Horse sickness and (b) West Nile Disease from entering the UK; and if he...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many single farm payments with a value of (a) £500,000-£1,000,000 and (b) over £1,000,000 were delivered...

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs entered the UK in 2017.

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to ban the export of livestock for fattening; and if he will make a statement.

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ensure that the proposed ban on live animal exports will prevent live exports for the purpose of fattening.

      Farmers: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the average income per farm in (a) Wales, (b) England, (c) Scotland, (d) Northern...

      Agriculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on the (a) design and (b) implementation of agricultural funding after 2022.

      Carbon Dioxide: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the shortage of CO2 on (a) producers, (b) retailers, (c) customers and (d)...

      Carbon Dioxide: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received from the British Poultry Council on the shortage of CO2.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the main policy priority is for his Department for 2018; and if he will make a statement.

      Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) range of public goods and (b) type of environmental outcomes his Department plans to provide funding to upland...

  • Home Office

    • Commission for Countering Extremism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January to Question 122052 on Radicalism, what the timescale is for the appointment of Commissioners to the...

    • Hate Crime: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May to Question 145549 on racially aggravated offences: Lancashire, what guidance has been (a) updated and (b)...

      Immigration: Departmental Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the destruction of records relating to indefinite leave to remain.

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of people living illegally in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) cautioned for cannabis possession offences in each police authority area in each of the last...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many households had to move National Asylum Support Service accommodation whilst waiting for their asylum claims to be processed in 2017.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Aspen cards issued to asylum seekers have failed to work since their introduction in 2017.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people detained under section 13 of the Mental Health Act 1983 were held in police cells in (a) the Merseyside police force area...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons there are differences in the length of time that it takes to process indefinite leave to remain applications and...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to grant discretionary leave to remain in the UK to asylum seekers who have waited a year or longer at...

      Islamic State: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps is the Government taking to (a) prepare for the potential return to and (b) manage the potential threat in the UK of people who...

      Crimes of Violence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what statistical analysis his Department holds on the level of involvement in incidents of serious violence amongst (a) excluded...

      Airports: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment of the effect of introducing a UK passports only queue at airports.

      Asylum: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2018 to Question 143752, on Asylum: Housing Benefit, for what reasons his Department does not publish data...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scots Gaelic Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps his Department is taking to enable Gaelic speakers to complete official Government documents in their native language.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Aberavon sent on 28 March and again on 30 April on the inquiry into infected blood.

    • Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the oral evidence of the Permanent Secretary of HMRC of 23 May and 5 June 2018 to the Treasury Committee, which Government departments had...

      Government Departments: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Freedom of Information requests have been made to Government departments in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will place in the Library a copy of the independent review by his Department and led by Hugh Harris last year into NHS funding.

      National Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to recommendation two of the Capability Review of the Cross Government Funds, published on 28 March 2018, when he plans to publish the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, on how many occasions his Department has been unable to notify Parliament of the particulars of a liability and thus fulfil the required 14...

    • Trade Promotion: Panama

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has to promote trade and exports between the UK and Panama.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the implementation of a £2 limit on fixed-odds betting terminals.

    • Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to sign up to the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

      Mental Health: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the £20 million investment to help tackle loneliness will be allocated to charities and community groups in...

      Arts: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking in negotiations with the EU to ensure the sustainability of the UK creative sector after...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition: Married People

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to ensure that the future process for gender recognition removes the possibility for spousal veto.

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how the Government plans to ensure that the future process for gender recognition is available to people regardless of their financial means or ability.

      Gender Recognition: Young People

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of permitting access to the gender recognition process for 16 and 17 year olds.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the views of non-binary people are taken into account in its forthcoming consultation on changes...

      Equal Pay: Private Sector

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to encourage equal pay across genders in private corporations.

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to protect women and men who experience revenge porn.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Staff

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many (a) staff and (b) full-time equivalent staff are employed in (i) payroll and (ii) non-payroll back-office functions in the Equality and...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the compensation announced for Govia Thameslink Railway and Northern Rail passengers will be paid on the basis of the emergency amended timetable or on the...

    • East Midlands Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to reinstate the timetabled East Midlands Trains services that stopped at Bedford and Luton during peak hours prior to 20 May.

      Railways: Wellingborough

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long the replacement bus service for passengers from Wellingborough during peak hours will be in place.

      Railways: St Albans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to conduct an analysis of the overcrowding on peak hour trains from St Albans to London under the new timetables.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the compensation announced for passengers on Govia Thameslink Railway and Northern Rail will include compensation to those people who have purchased...

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Transport saw the minutes of the Industry Readiness Board when it examined the new rail timetables; and if so, what action, if...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report by the Karen Peace Network The Nightmare Returns: Karen hopes for peace and stability dashed by Burma Army's actions,...

    • Burma: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether UN documentation of attacks on ethnic groups in Burma provides evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

      Burma: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the government of Burma about the culture of impunity which has enabled the Burmese military potentially to carry out...

      Burma: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with international partners about the reintroduction of targeted sanctions directed at members of the Burmese military who have been...

      Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for human rights of the breaking of the 2012 ceasefire in Burma’s Karen State.

      Qatar: Jabhat Fateh al-Sham

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent allegations that Qatar has funded Al-Nusra over a considerable period, and has channelled money through General Soleimani...

      Middle East: Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect that the Red Sea–Dead Sea Water Conveyor pilot project to begin operation.

      Turkey: Torture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Turkey about the wounding and alleged torture by soldiers on 3 May of Nasir Taş, Ramazan...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian consequences and the implications for the peace process of an attack by Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates...

      Bahrain: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the upcoming elections in Bahrain following the recent decision by King Hamad to ban political opposition groups.

      Najah Ahmed Yousif

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have filed the case of Bahraini female political prisoner Najah Ahmed Yousif under the UK Torture and Mistreatment Reporting Guidance.

      Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the alleged due process violations and coerced confessions in the trials of Sayed...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the construction of a maritime underwater barrier by Israel on the northern edge of the Gaza...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following the approval of a further 2,000 settlement homes of which half are in new settlement blocs.

      Hamas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter sent from Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights to Alistair Burt MP on 7 June, whether there will be an independent investigation into...

      Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to urge the UN Security Council to call upon Burma’s State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Commander of its Security Forces, Senior...

      Turkey: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 4 June (HL8028), whether they will now answer the question asked, namely whether they will make...

      Tekin Ipek

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 4 June (HL8029), whether they will now answer the question asked, namely whether they intend to make...

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the international agreement over nuclear weapons in Iran and the meeting of the United States and North Korea in Singapore on 12 June,...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to initiate talks to relieve the Syrian crisis on (1) a faith basis, (2) an ethnic basis, and (3) a political basis.

      Bahrain: Protest

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 7 June 2017 (HL8193), what assessment they have made of whether the meeting at which five...

      Bahrain: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had any communications with the government of Bahrain regarding the case of Zakeya Albarboori and Fatema Dawood Juma; and if so, what...

      Bahrain: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are aware of the organisation responsible for carrying out the arrests of Bahraini female activists Zakeya Albarboori and Fatema Dawood Juma on 17 May.

      Turkey: Emergency Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will call on the government of Turkey to end the current state of emergency before the general election on 24 June.

      Ukraine: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the government of Ukraine's undertaking to respond by March 2018 to the UK's request for action to ensure that individuals from Ukraine's Roma community...

      Eritrea: Mining

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent report by Eritrea Focus to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eritrea, Mining & Repression in Eritrea:...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel since 30 March, to encourage their cooperation with the independent, international commission of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to the NHS of litigated clinical negligence claims in each of the last four years for which figures are available.

  • Department for International Development

    • Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what UK economic aid, if any, is provided to the Burmese army.

    • Gaza: Kites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in its efforts to ensure that the annual kite...

  • Department for Education

    • Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children aged (1) five years old and under, (2) ten years old and under, and (3) 16 years old and under, were in care in each year between 2007...

    • Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect the number of children placed in care to rise further, having doubled in the past decade; and what action they intend to take to increase...

      Apprentices: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many apprenticeship standards are awaiting approval from the Institute for Apprenticeships.

      Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the barriers to increasing the number of apprenticeship starts.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Child Arrangement Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what records they keep on the outcomes for children who have been subject to child arrangements orders in the family courts since 2000; and how many of those...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Import Duties: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to requesting a World Trade Organisation dispute panel be established to settle the dispute with the United States over recently...

    • St Petersburg International Economic Forum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Fairhead on 30 April (HL Deb, cols 1840–2), which ministers attended the 2018 St Petersburg International Economic...

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to impose the same trade conditions on Israel as they now impose under the EU–Israel Trade Association Agreement after Brexit.

      Import Duties: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect that the tariffs on steel and aluminium introduced by the United States will have on the British economy.

      EU External Trade: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of a potential trade war between the United States and the EU on the UK.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of Grenfell Tower residents who have accepted publicly funded accommodation, are in (1) temporary, and (2) permanent accommodation; and of those,...

    • Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures, if any, they intend to introduce to enable local authorities to access the resources needed to build stocks of social housing.

      Buildings: Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to maintain in law the provisions of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive after the UK has left the EU.

      Leasehold

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of protections in place to protect leaseholders in respect of commercial land leased from local authorities being...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of significant rent arrears accumulating for victims of domestic violence who separate from their partners, given that...

    • Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to respond to the report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Destitution in the UK 2018 published in June revealing that there are 1.5 million...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their response to the recent consultation on the new compliance and arrears strategy for child maintenance; whether they will bring forward...

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why cohabiting couples with young children are not eligible for Bereavement Support Payments.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they spend on supporting people with disabilities and health conditions; and how much this amount has risen in real terms since 2010.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how UK public spending on disability and incapacity compares with other G7 nations.

  • Home Office

    • Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the terms of reference for the review of Tier 2 visas; and when they expect to announce any changes to the Tier 2 visa policy.

    • Emergency Services Network

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 6 June (HL8104), what steps they intend to take to ensure the Emergency Services Network will continue to...

      Airwave Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 6 June (HL8104), whether the existing emergency services communications network, Airwave, would...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will (1) respond to the consultation on, and (2) publish the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill announced in the Queens Speech on 21 June 2017.

      Homosexuality: Convictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pardons have been applied for under the Policing and Crime Act 2017 pardon scheme for gay men; of those, how many have been granted; where applicants have...

      Police: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training, if any, UK police units have received from the Israeli Defence Force in methods of crowd and riot control.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what use has been made of the £36 million exceptional costs fund which forms part of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme.

      Immigration: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to adopting the McKenzie friend role during immigration interviews.

      Home Office: Reorganisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to engage an outside agency to deliver a restructure of the Home Office.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to (1) respond to the consultation on, and (2) publish the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill announced in the Queen's Speech on 21 July 2017.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 May (HL7540), whether spouses of EU citizens from countries outside the EU will be...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will address concerns by EU officials regarding the UK’s backstop proposal for the Irish border.

    • Construction: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible effect of Brexit on the recruitment of foreign workers in the construction industry.

  • Treasury

    • Vat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 6 June (HL8105), which categories of crown bodies using the single series of VAT registration numbers are in...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been allocated from the £3 billion earmarked in the November 2017 Budget for 2018–20 to public bodies in Wales, Scotland and Northern...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have raised with the Bank of England, the Financial Conduct Authority, or any other regulatory authority, the question of whether crypto currencies...

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they estimate the lack of competition in the pension advice market has cost pensioners; and whether the Financial Conduct Authority or the Competition and...

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the risks to those seeking early redemption of Pension Funds from the lack of competition in the market for pension advice.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 6 June (HL8104), what systems are in place across existing mobile networks to ensure that they...

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