Written answers

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many contractors currently employed by his Department are paid £1,000 or more per day.

    • Govia Thameslink Railway: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure lessons are learned from the roll-out of the new Govia Thameslink Railway before South Western Railway's...

      Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2018 to Question 146180 on procurement, what the daily rate of pay is of each of those contractors who have been...

      Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2018 to Question 147409 on procurement, how long each of those contractors has been employed by his Department at...

      Railways: Trespass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle trespassing on trainlines in the West Midlands.

      Railways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 15 May 2003 to Question 113237 on rail strikes, whether any payment has been made to any rail operator in the last...

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the proposed western rail access to Heathrow.

      Great Western Railway Line: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a breakdown of the funding identified for the proposed western access rail to Heathrow; and if he will make a statement.

      Disability: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from people with disabilities who are holders of parking permits and from other key stakeholders on the ability...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria his Department uses to determine the value of railway lines.

      Highway Code: Pedestrians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to review the Highway Code to give pedestrians priority over turning traffic when crossing side streets.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Companies: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department issues for companies charging booking fees.

    • Higher Education: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on funding for higher education academic...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the value of the UK research in medicines generated by early phase clinical...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK clinical research organisations maintain their competitiveness in...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Laith Abu Zeyad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Palestinian counterparts on the case of Amnesty International staff member, Laith...

    • Madagascar: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Madagascan counterpart on human rights for Christians in that country.

      Democratic Republic of the Congo: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department and the Department for International Development have had with the Government of the Democratic...

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the (a) right to freedom of religion and belief in China and...

      USA: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the US administration on reuniting families separated as a result of that administration's...

      Nigeria: Crimes of Violence

      What steps the Government is taking to help tackle violence against predominantly Christian farming communities in central Nigeria.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      What steps he is taking to help resolve the conflict in Yemen.

      Nicaragua: Human Rights

      What recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Nicaragua.

      Africa: Diplomatic Relations

      What his diplomatic priorities are for Africa after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Commonwealth Youth Games: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made on signing off the bid to host the Commonwealth Youth Games in Northern Ireland.

    • Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2018 to Question 905871, when she expects the full £500m from the Fresh Start negotiations to be allocated.

      Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2018 to Question 905871 if she will meet with (a) Kellie Armstrong MLA and (b) the hon. Member for Oxford...

      Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2018 to Question 905871 on Education: Northern Ireland, how much of the £500m funding will be allocated...

      Marriage: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the Government's policy is on equal marriage in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) fresh and (b) frozen embryos have been used for embryo transfer in each year since 2014 from fresh egg collection cycles...

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many egg donors have been exposed to stimulated IVF cycles more than three times in each year since 2014.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many donors have donated more than 20 eggs as a result of (a) single and (b) multiple stimulated IVF cycles in each year since 2014.

      Haemophilia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to increase the uptake of extended half life treatment by people with (a) haemophilia A and (b)...

      Suicide: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have received medical treatment as a result of an attempted suicide in each of the last five years.

      Heart Diseases: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have (a) been affected by contaminated heart surgery devices and (b) died as a result of such contamination in each of...

      Skin Piercing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on the regulation of body piercings.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June to Question 146919 on Surgical Mesh Implants, which arm’s length bodies the Government is in...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 06 June to Question 146920 on Surgical Mesh Implants, whether the request which has been submitted through an...

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of premature babies in England in the last 12 months; and how many of those babies had one or...

      Epilepsy: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has any plans to carry out research on treatments for epilepsy patients.

      Autism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to take steps to reduce waiting times for autism assessments for children.

      Maternity Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women entitled to free maternity care have been charged in error for maternity care under the National Health Service (Charges...

      NHS Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2018 to Question 151034 on NHS: staff, what the main aspects of the NHS Improvement programme are...

      Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the NHS of providing cosmetic surgery was in the last year for which figures are available.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the main policy priority is for his Department for 2018; and if he will make a statement.

      Multiple Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the NHS was of multiple births in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) social isolation and (b) loneliness on the mental health of the elderly.

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans for UK companies to have full access to European Medicines Agency (a) clinical trials portal and database after the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Migrant Camps: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that women refugees are protected and helped to feel secure in camps overseas.

    • Madagascar: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department gives to Madagascar in respect of its agricultural development.

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2018 to Question 151192 on Academies: Expenditure, when he plans to publish the recipients of the Multi-Academy...

    • Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy to ensure that young people choose between a wholly technical and wholly academic education when aged 16.

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that young people are able to experience technical education before they turn 16 years old in order to make an...

      School Choice: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support parents in Coventry whose children have not been granted a place in any of their preferred schools.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Children and Families of 19 December 2017, Official Report, column 363WH, on what date children...

      Schools: Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the progress made by each English education authority in the implementation of the Baker Clause; and if he...

      Apprentices: Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Institute for Apprenticeships on the proposal to withdraw land-based engineering level 2 service engineer from...

      Department for Education: Policy

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

      Teaching Regulation Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) staff and (b) full-time equivalent staff work on (i) payroll and (ii) non-payroll back-office functions in the Teaching Regulation Agency.

      Social Mobility Commission: 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 Social Mobility...

      Office for Students: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether confidential personal information relating to (a) Higher Education personnel and (b) students may be provided by the Office for Students to...

      Pearson Group: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what conditions of use have been agreed with Pearson Ltd in relation to personal confidential data that company will receive under the Higher...

      Office for Students: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department consulted (a) universities (b) student bodies or (c) UCAS on the powers relating to personal confidential data awarded to the...

      Student Loans Company: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) payroll staff in back-office functions, (b) non-payroll staff in back-office functions there are in the Student Loans Company; and what...

      Pupils: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will meet representatives of the National Deaf Children's Society to discuss funding for deaf children's education.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training is provided to prisoners on the use of social media; and under what programmes such training operates.

    • Ministry of Justice: Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has paid to Serco for contracted services in each year since 2010.

      Prison Officers: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officer work days have been lost to sickness as a result of an injury sustained in a workplace assault in each year since 2010.

      Personal Independence Payment: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for personal independence payments that were refused at mandatory consideration were subsequently overturned at tribunal in (a) St...

      Ministry of Justice: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps (a) his Department and (b) Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service are taking to ensure externally provided services are (i) competitively...

      Sentencing: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women were sentenced to prison for (a) three months and (b) six months for each Home office offence code in 2017.

      Feltham Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of hours per week was of (a) taught education and (b) vocational training provided to children held in the segregation block at...

      Prisoners' Release: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to support prisoners on release in the West Midlands.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • European Economic Area

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, on what date the UK will cease to be a member of the EEA.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that assistance and accommodation is in place for homeless people in Cornwall.

    • Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the homes developed on surplus public land which has been sold off as part of the Public Land for...

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to increase funding for local authorities to install and maintain CCTV cameras; and if he will make a...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the letter from the Minister for Housing and Homelessness, reference 3677980 on support for for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Capita and Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what external advice his Department has received on the financial health and risk of (a) Capita and (b) Serco.

    • Navy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times Royal Navy (a) Type 23 frigates and (b) Type 45 destroyers have made port calls in Scotland in each year since 2013.

      Trafalgar Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what storage locations have been identified for the three Trafalgar class submarines when they come out of service.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from each Service have successfully applied for the Tenancy Deposit Loan scheme in each year since it was launched.

      Ministry of Defence: Engineers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to (a) recruit and (b) retain more engineers.

      RAF Marham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made in adapting the facilities at RAF Marham to support the new F35 B fighter jets; and what assessment he has made of readiness...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to advertise, facilitate and streamline the recruitment process for school leavers to meet armed forces recruitment targets.

      D-Day Landings: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on plans for the joint UK - French commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings; and what steps he is taking...

      United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of marine technologies supported by the UK Hydrographic Office to the economy.

      Eastern Europe: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he discussed future bilateral defence agreements with the countries of East-Central Europe after the UK leaves the EU at his recent meeting with...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential speed and efficiency of the deployment of the armed forces in the event of conflict in East-Central Europe.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average offset value has been to UK companies of each defence procurement contract over the last five years.

      Ministry of Defence: Policy

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

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls were made to the Child Maintenance Service telephone line in each of the last three years.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps have been taken to ensure that service users are able to access the Child Maintenance Service in a timely manner.

      Child Maintenance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the operational hours are of the Child Maintenance Service's call centres; and if she will publish those operational hours on the Child...

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of appeals against work capability assessments were upheld in the last calendar year.

      Stress: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to tackle stress in the workplace.

      Occupational Pensions: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have a work-place pension as a result of auto-enrolment in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency (b) London Borough of...

      Independent Case Examiner: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 146989 on Independent Case Examiner, whether his Department has performance measures for the...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints her Department has received from people affected by legislative changes in 1995 and 2011 to the women's state pension age.

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on rates of poverty of the introduction of loans for Support for Mortgage Interest.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any errors have been identified recently in the calculation of entitlement to benefits consequential on entitlement to personal...

      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 entitlements to benefits consequential on entitlements to...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether deficiencies have been identified recently in the calculation of people's entitlement to personal independence payments.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 1.3.8 of the universal credit full service survey, published in June 2018, what steps her Department is taking to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what reference to chapter eight of the universal credit full service survey, published in June 2018, what steps she plans to take to improve...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value is of outstanding benefit (a) over-payments and (b) fraud debts to be transferred to the Scottish government when social...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants in Scotland have an outstanding benefit (a) overpayment or (b) fraud debt to be recovered by her Department.

      Jobcentres: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2018 to Question 153800, whether any data protection issues have been identified at Jobcentre Plus offices...

      Universal Credit: Blackburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have waited for longer than five weeks to receive their first payment of universal credit in Blackburn.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the saving to the public purse as a result of the roll-out of universal credit.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish an (a) email address and (b) freepost address for the public to make formal complaints to her Department.

      Personal Independence Payment: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason an automatic insulin pump is not classified as an (a) aid or (b) appliance for monitoring a health condition in relation to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Multi-agency Flood Plan Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Written Ministerial Statement of 3 November 2017, whether the Multi-Agency Flood Plan Review will be...

    • Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will add swifts to (a) Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the (b) UK Biodiversity Action Plan...

      Water: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to encourage the collection, storage and use of rainwater in (a) commercial and (b)...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) builders and (b) homeowners receive guidance on legislation relating to (a)...

      Bridleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to increase the number of bridleways.

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Transport, (b) Highways England, (c) the Road Haulage...

      Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how his Department plans to use payments to land managers in the proposed environment land management scheme to support the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has had any discussions with counterparts in the devolved administrations on the outcome of the...

      Recreation Spaces: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) protect and (b) invest in green spaces in Coventry.

  • Home Office

    • Trauma: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the merits of introducing a state-funded national resilience programme to provide people with counselling...

    • Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for further leave to remain in the UK were received before an applicant’s current visa expiry date but completed...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2018 to Question 129973 on Slavery, for what reasons an extension of support for victims of trafficking...

      Crimes of Violence: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the news article entitled Amber Rudd denies seeing leaked Home Office violent crime report, published by the Guardian on...

      Crimes of Violence: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department,with reference to the news article entitled Amber Rudd denies seeing leaked Home Office violent crime report, published by the Guardian on...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her oral contribution of 16 April 2018, Official Report, column 27, on Windrush Children (Immigration Status), how many staff...

      Immigration: Caribbean

      o ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Ministers of her Department first were made aware of immigration status difficulties affecting the Windrush generation; and what steps...

      Immigration: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date a Minister in her Department approved the destruction of the Windrush landing cards.

      Immigration: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the Windrush landing cards were destroyed.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to Questions 136120 and 136440 tabled for a named day on 17 and 18 April 2018 respectively.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of crime have been reported to his Department in each of the last five years; and how many of those people were victims of...

      Windrush Generation: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2018 to Question 136300, what steps his Department is taking to obtain the information of the number of...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the Named Day Question 129506, tabled on 23 February 2018, tabled by the hon. Member for Sefton Central.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the overtime accrued by staff in his Department working on the Windrush task force in each of the last four weeks.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the limits for (a) overnight accommodation, (b) travel expenses and (c) per diem entitlements are for staff on the Windrush taskforce...

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff from the Home Office in Liverpool have been transferred to work on the Windrush taskforce in another Home Office location;...

      Windrush Generation: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average wait time is for (a) appointments and (b) final decision for Windrush cases at each of the Home Office premium service location.

      Windrush Generation: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of new biometric permits that have been issued to people from the Windrush generation to date.

      Home Office: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) phone calls and (b) other inquiries the Windrush taskforce has received from outside the UK, by country, to date.

      Immigration: Freezing of Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department,how many bank account freezing orders have been (a) applied for by his Department under the powers contained in Schedule 7 of the Immigration...

      Windrush Generation: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Home Office staff have been redeployed to the Windrush task force from work on citizenship applications.

      Windrush Generation: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people from the Windrush Generation who live in (a) Camberwell and Peckham...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 24 May 2018 on Immigration, HCWS722, whether his Department plans to publish written guidance on the...

      Immigration: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that (a) members of the Windrush generation, (b) their children who were born...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding the Government has made available for research into knife crime prevention in the last two years; and how much funding is...

      Windrush Generation: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the issuing of biometric residence permits for Windrush cases has been prioritised by his Department over other cases in the last...

      Windrush Generation: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many biometric residence permits have been issued for Windrush cases in the last two months.

      Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the total cost of travel claims for staff redeployed from their normal location of work as part of the Windrush taskforce in each of the...

      Home Office: Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) women and (b) men his Department has appointed to each of its non-Departmental Public Bodies in each of the last five years.

      Forced Marriage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the number of forced marriages that have taken place involving (a) a male and (b) a female below...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of domestic violence against migrant women.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's policy is on making a breach of the proposed Domestic Abuse Protection Orders a criminal offence.

      Dogs: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment has been made of trends in the level of dog theft.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to Questions 147975,147976,147977,147978 and 147979, on Immigration: Windrush Generation, tabled on 24 May 2018 by...

      Mining: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the implications are for his policy on conducting an inquiry into police action in England and Wales during the 1984 miners' strike of...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to recital 10 of the EU animal experiments directive 2010/63/EU, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the...

      Shipping: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2018 to Question 151151 on Migrant Workers: Shipping, on what date that concession (a) was granted and (b)...

      Drugs: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is an aggravated offence for a pregnant women to use (a) cannabis, (b) ecstasy, (c) heroin and (d) other illegal or street drugs...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 May 2018 to Question 140986, when the alignment of subsistence rates for victims of trafficking with asylum...

      Modern Slavery Strategy and Implementation Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Modern Slavery and Implementation Group last met; and what the date is of its next planned meeting.

      Visas: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason evidence from visa sponsors is not requested at the start of the application process.

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether existing family members of UK nationals resident in the EU will be entitled to residency in the UK after December 2020.

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that the activities of people married ISIS fighters and returned to the UK are monitored; and that the (a)...

      Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many responses his Department received to its review of air weapons regulation in England and Wales; and how many of those responses...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value was of illicit tobacco products seized in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the priority settlement programme for spouse visas.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason there is no customer helpline number available to enable applicants to contact their UK Visas and Immigration caseworkers...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to improve processing times for visa applicants.

      Veterinary Medicine: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to include veterinarians working in meat hygiene in the shortage occupations list.

      Home Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 May 2018 to Question 146797 on procurement, how long that contractor has been employed by his Department at...

      Religious Buildings: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has a timetable for reopening the Vulnerable Faith Institution Scheme to enable bids from places of worship to improve their...

      Migrant Workers: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many health professionals have been refused visas in the last 12 months; and what the timetable is for the cap on skilled health workers...

      Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will take steps to ensure that the National and International Capital Cities Grant funding meets all London's policing needs.

      Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets his Department sets for the length of time it takes to process a Security Industry Authority application; and if he will make a...

      Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long his Department has taken on average to process Security Industry Authority applications for people in Orkney and Shetland...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the equity of the £18,600 minimum income requirement for spousal visas where the potential...

      National Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many NCA-led arrests there have been in each country of the UK in each year since 2015.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to help reduce demand for commercial sexual exploitation.

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to help reduce demand for prostitution.

      Driving: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements are in place for police forces in England to certificate blue light driving for volunteers in charities.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2018 to Question 129315, if he will develop a cost-effective means of recording in a readily...

      Veterinary Medicine: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the lifting of restrictions on the allocation of Tier 2 visas will apply to highly skilled veterinarians.

      Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will review the visa system for social care workers.

      Compass Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the provision of asylum accommodation under the COMPASS contracts.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Harrow West dated 12 June 2018, reference number GT31190.

      Chemicals: Electronic Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May to Question 142822 on Chemicals: Electronic Commerce, if he will publish an example of the guidance that...

      Asylum: Cameroon

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has received any applications for asylum on the grounds of persecution because of political opinion from persons...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to allow EU citizens living in the UK to apply for settled status in languages other than English.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for fire and rescue services.

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers are in receipt of subsistence-only support payments in each Scottish local authority.

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time is for issuing biometric residence permits in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Undocumented Migrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules, HC1154, published on 15 June 2018, what Memorandum of Understanding...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the change in the number of student visas issued to applicants from India between 2010 and 2018.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of living for long periods of time on asylum support on the integration outcomes of...

      Migrant Workers: Life Sciences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the life sciences sector can continue to access highly-skilled overseas workers after the UK...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the applications to overturn decisions made under 322 (5) of the Immigration Rules at judicial review have (a) been successful...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's policy paper, EU Settlement Scheme: statement of intent, published on 21 June 2018, whether the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's publication entitled Expenditure over £25,000 - March 2018, published on 2 May 2018, for what parts of Civil...

    • Intelligence Services: Detainees

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has consulted key stakeholders on changes proposed to the Consolidated Guidance; and if he will make a statement.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the document EU Settlement Scheme: Statement of Intent published on 21 June 2018, whether EU citizens granted settled or pre-settled...

  • Treasury

    • Medical Equipment: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the VAT revenue accrued to the public purse from the procurement of (a) medical equipment, (b) lifesaving emergency equipment...

    • Medical Equipment: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to review the policy of charging VAT on (a) defibrillators and (b) other medical equipment.

      Income Tax: Appeals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of appeals against HMRC decisions on (a) pay as you earn and (b) income tax were upheld in the last calendar year.

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the amount of tobacco smuggled into the UK in each of the last five years.

      Tobacco: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the amount of counterfeit tobacco products manufactured in the UK; and what the associated loss of revenue is to the Treasury.

      Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to calculate the value of the dividend arising from the UK leaving the EU.

      Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June to Question 153733, if he will allocate additional funding to the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman to respond...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if will bring forward legislative proposals to exclude organisations involved in tax avoidance from preparing reports required by section 166 of the...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prevent people from organisations involved in tax avoidance from being permitted to sit on the HMRC Board.

      Companies: Channel Islands

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has met representatives of the Channel Islands to discuss the potential publication of their registers of the beneficial ownership of companies.

      Fort Kinnaird: Sales

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Scottish Government receives a share of the sale to a private company of Fort Kinnaird.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Charities: Fund Raising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect on funding for local charities of fundraising limits on society lotteries set out in...

    • Broadband: Churches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Church of England on enabling the erection of phone masts for...

      Tickets: Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department's policy is on ticket touting.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 146174 on procurement, what the daily rate of pay is of each of those...

      Radio: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of revising sections 104 and 105 of the Broadcasting Act 1990 to enable...

      Radio: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations the Welsh Government has made to his Department on the criteria Ofcom uses when deciding on the award of...

      Internet: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department will be making a response to the request made by the Government of the United States’ National...

      Music: Discrimination and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities on tackling harassment and discrimination in the...

      Music: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendations in the report Dignity at Work published by the...

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Health

      To ask the Leader of the House, who in Government sanctioned the decision of the Government Chief Whip not to agree to nod through ill hon. Members who were in the parliamentary precincts on...

    • Privy Council: Meetings

      To ask the Leader of the House, what procedures are in place for notifying Rt hon Members of when meetings of the Privy Council are scheduled.

      Privy Council: Meetings

      To ask the Leader of the House, under what circumstances Right Honourable Members of the House would be (a) invited and (b) entitled to attend a meeting of the Privy Council.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equal Pay: Southwark

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the gender pay gap reported under the Equality Act 2010 is in (a) Camberwell and Peckham and (b) the London Borough of Southwark.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 12 June, what assessment they have made of claims that the lack of international action taken...

    • Burma: International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 12 June, what practical steps they are taking to facilitate the referral of members of the Burmese...

      Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what practical steps they are taking, and (2) what resources they are making available, to give effect to the UN doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect in...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the UK Ambassador to the UN Security Council on 30 May that the UK supports Israel's right to self-defence for its citizens, whether...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much income they have received from the profit cap in the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme since 2014; and to which department the rebate is paid.

    • DeepMind

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any underlying data from the Royal Free London and Moorfields Eye hospitals used by DeepMind is subject to contractual constraints that would prevent other...

      Drugs: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 5 June (HL8118), (1) how many Marketing Authorisation Holders (MAHs) there were, and (2) what...

      Drugs: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 5 June (HL8118), whether they plan to (1) amend the Marketing Authorisation Holder fee waiver scheme...

      Drugs: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 5 June (HL8118), what assessment they have made of the impact the policy of requiring...

      Drugs: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 5 June (HL8120), whether they will publish the information the European Commission has provided on how...

      Drugs: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 5 June (HL8120), whether they will publish details of the changes to Marketing Authorisation Holder fee...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what process NHS England used to interpret guidance on individual treatments issued by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence; and how they...

      Cancer: Clinical Reference Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the transparency of the decision-making process of NHS England in relation to cancer clinical reference groups and the frequency...

      Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost to the NHS of the treatment of obesity in (1) 2016, and (2) 2017.

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund a national programme of training for education staff working with children and young people with speech, language and communication...

    • Further Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many 19–24 year olds on first full Level 3 Further Education programmes were studying (1) full-time, and (2) part-time, in England in 2016–17.

      Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was (1) the indicative budget allocation, and (2) the actual level of borrowing, for part-time higher education fee loans in England in (a) 2016–17, and...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prison officers have been recruited for England and Wales by the Ministry of Justice since October 2016.

  • Treasury

    • Low Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many employees, excluding self-employed persons, in the UK, that are (1) male, and (2) female, earn less than the personal tax threshold.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the financial flexibilities that will be granted to local authorities that wish to retrofit sprinklers in tower blocks.

    • Local Government: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements they place on local councils setting up companies to take on the role of particular local services.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Bereavement Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was paid in Bereavement Benefits in (1) 2013–2014, (2) 2014–2015, (3) 2015–2016, and (4) 2016–2017.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of accommodation available to asylum seekers.

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they do not record data on the length of time it takes to consider individual asylum claims; and whether this information is recorded elsewhere.

      Parliament: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, or intend to have, with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police about the cost of the police and security operations concerning...

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they hold on methods available to test the potency and safety of prescription drugs taken illegally by young people; and whether they consider...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 18 June, whether they will take steps to improve the treatment by immigration officers of British...

      Adeniyi Raji

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of Nigeria's laws against homosexuality, what assessment they have made of the safety of Adeniyi Raji if he is returned to Nigeria.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how often the two Cabinet Sub-Committees which are currently examining the two proposed models for future customs cooperation with the EU have met; and when they...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 12 June, whether they plan to issue official guidance to British companies not to engage in any form...

    • Mining: Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that British companies directly or indirectly involved in extraction or mining in Eritrea are compliant with (1) UN Security Council...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mass Media: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how their media standards review in Northern Ireland will be conducted; and when they anticipate that it will be completed.

    • Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many small clubs, charities, and small and medium-sized enterprises they estimate were unable to meet the General Data Protection Regulation requirements by 25 May.

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they estimate implementing the General Data Protection Regulation requirements will cost for small clubs, charities, and small and medium-sized...

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have done to check that organisations that have complied with the General Data Protection Regulation requirements understand the implications of...

  • Women and Equalities

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