Written answers

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to facilitate increased uptake of (a) ultra-low emission vehicles and (b) active travel.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of households in fuel poverty have (a) no connection to the gas grid, (b) at least one prepayment meter...

    • Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in fuel poverty have a home that is rated (a) band C, (b) band D, (c) band E and (d) lower than...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in fuel poverty have had their homes upgraded since January 2015 to band (a) C, (b) D and (c) E for...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households have been connected to the gas grid under the fuel poor network extension scheme since 1 April 2014.

      District Heating: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to regulate district heating.

      Green Deal Scheme: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many green deal loans have been re-assessed against the Golden Rule that savings should exceed loan payback costs...

      Fracking: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of fracking supply chains on the level of manufacture of non-degradable plastics.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what priority has been accorded to the policy areas of (a) energy security, (b) action on climate change and (c)...

      Pensioners: Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners who do not receive the Warm Home Discount as a result of being...

      Federation of Small Businesses: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meetings he has had with the Federation of Small Businesses Northern Ireland since the referendum on the UK...

      City Deals: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities in Northern Ireland on city deals.

      Invest NI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had any meetings with Invest Northern Ireland on the challenges which face Northern Ireland after the UK...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2018 to Question 151432 on Tidal Power: Solway Firth, what the timetable is for the...

      Energy: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for his Department to publish the Clean Energy Sector Deal.

      Industry: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what co-ordination his Department has had with similar Scottish Government (a) agencies, (b) programmes, (c) strategies...

      Airbus Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Airbus continues its operations in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Egypt: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken in response to actions taken by the Government of Egypt against the LGBT community.

    • Egypt: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Government of Egypt on its actions taken against the LGBT community in that...

      Egypt: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to support the work and safety of human rights and LGBT rights groups in Egypt.

      Egypt: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to engage with the Egyptian Medical Syndicate and other key stakeholders to end forced anal...

      South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands marine protected area is legally designated as a fully no-take area.

      South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many kilometres of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands marine protected area are legally designated as fully...

      South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands marine protected area is permanently closed to krill fishing.

      South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many kilometres of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands marine protected area is permanently closed to krill fishing.

      South Sandwich Islands: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any commercial fishing for krill has taken place within the South Sandwich Islands Exclusive Economic Zone in the last...

      South Sandwich Islands: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of biodiversity in the South Sandwich Islands.

      South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands' total annual revenues came from commercial...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will include literacy in the right to freedom of religion or belief in his Department's fast-track induction training.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of establishing bespoke training on freedom of religion or...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for International Development the introduction and implementation of strategies...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Burmese counterpart on the (a) protection of the Rohingya people and (b) refugee...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Bridges: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she has had discussions with political leaders in Northern Ireland and Scotland on proposals for a bridge being built between Northern...

    • Official Engagements: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in how many Northern Ireland parliamentary constituencies she has had engagements since her appointment to that office.

      Offences against the Person Act 1861: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she will exercise her power under section 26(2) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to repeal sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against...

      Northern Ireland Office: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the main policy priority is for her Department for 2018; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter of Dr Maureen Rickman and Dr Nick Broughton of Southern Health dated 13 March 2018 following...

    • Palliative Care: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the time taken to provide patients in the north of England with palliative care.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the relevant Clinical Reference Group plans to make its decision in relation to NICE guidance on testing for Lynch syndrome.

      General Practitioners: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for an individual to receive a GP appointment in the London Borough of Bexley.

      Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the health effects of air pollution on the (a) heart and (b) cardiovascular system.

      NHS Trusts: Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve cohesion between NHS Trust areas to ensure that patients who move to different NHS Trust...

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to raise awareness among expectant mothers of postnatal depression.

      Healthy Start Scheme: Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the extent to which healthy start vouchers cover the cost of powdered baby milk products.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NHS England on ensuring coordination between NHS trusts and Local Safeguarding Children Boards after the...

      Heart Diseases: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money has been spent from the public purse on children's cardiology in (a) Cornwall and (b) North Cornwall constituency in each...

      Rare Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to make access available to drugs for children with rare diseases.

      Radiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to increase the number of funded training places for radiologists in order to be provide continuous...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that the UK's withdrawal from the EU does not adversely affect the number of medical professionals entering...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is monitoring the (a) number, (b) nature and (c) outcomes of calls to the breast cancer screening helpline; and if...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what qualifications are required of the staff answering calls to the breast cancer screening helpline.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assistance his Department has provided for the relatives of women who died after not being called for mammograms under the national...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support has been provided for women contacting the breast cancer screening helpline who should have been offered screening...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the computer failure in the breast cancer screening programme.

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Cancer Research UK's campaign on cervical screening announced on 11 June 2018, what assessment his Department has made...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of current levels of (a) awareness and (b) accessibility of cervical cancer screening services in the London...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people held European Health Insurance cards as of 1 June 2018.

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that information on learning disability is included in the training of healthcare staff.

      Mental Health Services: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the per capita spend on mental health services was by primary care trusts in (a) Medway and (b) Kent in each of the last five years.

      Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he last met the Chair of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Sustainability and Transformation Partnership; and when he is next...

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 135633, on Orkambi, whether his Department has also written to NHS England in similar...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the suitability of processes of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of changes to funding for the doctorate in Clinical Psychology on the future...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Policy

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

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to bring forward legislation requiring academies to have an asbestos management plan that is audited annually; and if he will make a...

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assistance his Department gives to people just above the threshold for repayment of their student loans.

      Academies: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has assessed the asbestos management plans for academies for which Carillion was previously responsible; and if he will make a...

      Higher Education: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people from (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) Bexley Borough went to university in each of the last five years.

      Overseas Students: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the level of fee income to higher education providers arising from the tuition fees of students of Indian...

      Schools: Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will encourage Ofsted to recommend that schools to accept knife arches and other anti-knife crime measures on their premises to help dissuade...

      Special Educational Needs: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made on the suitability of the criteria given to Ofsted inspectors when reviewing (a) special educational needs schools and (b)...

      Education and Skills Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 147900 on the Education and Skills Funding Agency, what the budget was for administrating the...

      Foreign Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have enrolled in international higher education programmes in each of the last five years.

      Pupils: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional funding his Department provides to schools to support students in low income households in (a) North Cornwall constituency and b) London.

      First Aid: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will assess the potential merits of including cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the student curriculum.

      Special Educational Needs: Jarrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities in Jarrow constituency are adequately funded to deliver effective special educational needs.

      Children: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to support opportunity areas in the development of plans to improve speech, language and communications skills among children and...

      Special Educational Needs: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that the identification of speech, language and communication problems are a core requirement of Level 2 qualifications...

      Children in Care and Homelessness: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of (a) children in local authority care and (b) homeless people in Coventry.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s press release entitled Free childcare to be extended to foster carers for the first time, published on 21...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Senior Civil Servants: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the publication of the single departmental plan 2018, what his targets are for increasing diversity...

    • Opencast Mining: County Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether any errors were made in the appeal decision on planning permission for the proposed Bradley open-cast coal...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason the Vice-Chair of the Regulation Committee at the Homes & Communities Agency was appointed as the...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) Job Description and (b) Person Specification for the role of Chair...

      Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to deliver more new homes to rural areas.

      Derelict Land: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities in Coventry that have a shortage of brownfield sites...

      System Building: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance has his Department has issued to local authorities on the safety of Large Panel System structures.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2018 to Question 151105 on Veterans: Social Security Benefits, what training is offered by his Department to staff of...

    • Veterans: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2018 to Question 151105 on Veterans: Social Security Benefits, what information his Department provides to the...

      Radioactive Materials: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps are being taken to learn the lessons from the emergency planning exercise undertaken at Prestwick on the transport of nuclear materials.

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of encouraging serving military personnel coming to the end of their military service to take up...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the award of the Defence Fire and Rescue Project contract to Capita and previous contracts with that company withdrawn or ended by the...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contingency plans his Department has in place in the event that Capita is unable to complete the Defence Fire and Rescue Project contract.

      Awacs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Sentry aircraft the RAF owns; and what proportion of those aircraft are at a level of operational readiness.

      Awacs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the number of Sentry aircraft required to fulfil the UK’s commitments in (a) Syria, (b) Iraq and (c)...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many defence procurement contracts his Department has (a) put out to open competition and (b) awarded without a competition process since 2012.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many defence procurement contracts his Department has awarded to (a) BAE, (b) Airbus, (c) Leonardo, (d) Raytheon and (e) Marshalls since 2012.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has estimated the average additional value to his Department of awarding defence procurement contracts without going through a competitive...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many calls the Military Mental Health Helpline has received since it was launched.

      Forces Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness Forces Help To Buy Scheme.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to ensure that future trade agreements enable the UK to require imports of (a) meat, (b) milk...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has undertaken a risk analysis of the Settled Status scheme; and if he will make a statement.

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were released from immigration detention on the basis of Rule 35(1) and Rule 35(3) reports at each Immigration Removal...

      Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of driving whilst using a mobile phone in each of the last five years.

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria his Department used to determine which countries qualified for the recent relaxation of Tier 4 visa requirements for overseas...

      Police: Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the number of people who were convicted of an offence of impersonating a police officer while...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the immigration exemption in forthcoming data protection legislation, if he will make it his policy that no information...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department was aware of recent concerns raised about cockroaches, rodents and bedbugs and other substandard environmental...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason people with indefinite leave to remain do not receive (a) biometric cards and (b) no time limit status (a) automatically and...

      Migrant Workers: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many migrant workers have been deported as a result of (a) exceeding their 20-day annual limit on unpaid leave from work and (b)...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what plans he has to ensure that the number of medical professionals entering the UK to work in the NHS in understaffed positions including...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has carried out a risk assessment of the planned registration scheme for EU citizens after the UK leaves the EU; and...

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many doctors working in the UK on a Tier 2 visa work in the NHS.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the most recent reports of the EU Devolved Administration Migration...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are in indefinite detention as a result of their (a) asylum status and (b) status as a refugee being in dispute.

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EEA citizens, who are not covered as part of the withdrawal agreement, will be able to apply for settled status.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to publish a White Paper on immigration before the summer recess; and if he will make a statement.

      Immigration: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 4 June 2018, Official Report, column 5, how many of the tax...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children were detained while awaiting the outcome of an application for asylum in 2017-18.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral statement of 21 June on EU settlement scheme, how employers, landlords and banks will be able to check the...

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time was for replacement biometric cards to be issued in each of the last 24 months.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Windrush Scheme plans to make a decision on the application of Mr Peter Lock of North Walsham in Norfolk.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral statement of 21 June 2018 on EU Settlement Scheme and the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 4 June,...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to Question 152869, on Commission for Countering Extremism, tabled on 12 June 2018 by the hon. Member for...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much money has been allocated from the public purse by the Legal Aid Agency for legal teams of the survivors and bereaved families in the Grenfell...

    • India: Sikhs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the scope of the Heywood review into the Amritsar massacre in June 1984.

      Cabinet Office: Policy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the main policy priority is for his Department for 2018; and if he will make a statement.

  • Treasury

    • Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of its fulfilment of the Public Sector Equality Duty on potential new customs arrangements.

    • Revenue and Customs: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when compliance yield started to be reported by HMRC; and to what extent the different components counting towards the calculation of that yield have varied...

      Revenue and Customs: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to HMRC monthly performance update: January 2018, published on 1 March 2018, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for (a)...

      General Anti-abuse Rule Advisory Panel

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, where redacted versions of opinions by the General Anti-Abuse Rule Advisory Panel are publicly available.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families have paid into a Tax-Free Childcare accounts as of 11 June 2018.

      Spirits: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the price elasticity of spirits and the appropriate rate of duty on them.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the use of the Excise Movement and Control System (a) during and...

      Defibrillators: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received on the application of VAT to defibrillators.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the financial savings which will arise from the Building Our Future programme.

      Tax Evasion: Prosecutions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases referred by HMRC to prosecuting authorities relating to serious and complex tax crime by corporations have been taken up by those authorities...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many actions for failure to notify under the disclosure of tax avoidance schemes legislation have been taken by HMRC against firms using the employment...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Government has made of the costs to the public purse arising from the harm caused by fixed-odds betting terminals in each of the last...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how his Department plans to fund the additional £20bn for the NHS announced on 18 June 2018 through (a) tax increases and (b) other means.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what fiscal plans he has to support the building of new integrated community services.

    • Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has had any discussions with (a) UEFA and (b) the Football Association on the transfer of players from non-UK teams...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to prevent harm to vulnerable people until the £2 stake reduction for fixed-odds...

      Sports: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support sports facilities in Coventry.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Safety

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what evacuation procedures are in place in the event of a fire or other evacuation being...

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they consider to be the reasons for the decline in bus journeys in England of 1.4 per cent, as reported in the Quarterly Bus Statistics, published in June.

    • Bus Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of changes to bus fares on passenger behaviour.

      Bus Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the data they collect on bus use.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Wind Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to monitor any change in performance of wind turbines in on-shore and off-shore locations from their time of construction; whether...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in order to avert a humanitarian crisis in the Houthi-held port...

    • Eritrea: Mining

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the publication of the report of Eritrea Focus to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Eritrea, Mining and Repression in Eritrea: corporate complicity...

      Burma: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they have taken following reports that crimes against humanity are being committed against religious or ethno-religious minorities in Burma.

      Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the nature of the violence perpetrated by the government of Burma against the Rohingya Muslims, Christian minorities and other...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the International Criminal Court consideration of its jurisdiction over the displacement of the Rohingya Muslims, what consideration they have...

      Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what options they have considered to ensure that the violence perpetrated in Burma is adequately assessed and those responsible brought to justice.

      Iraq: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have about Turkish military actions (1) inside Iraq under Operation Tigris Shield, and (2) in Duhok and Erbil provinces, and plans to attack...

      Burma: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to evidence suggesting genocidal techniques being used by the government of Burma against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine, Christian...

      Burma: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in international fora or bilaterally to address the situation of religious and ethno-religious groups in Burma.

      Philippines: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 13 June (HL8271), what assessment they have made of the assurances given by the Philippines...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Human Papillomavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the strain of human papilloma virus (HPV) is tested for when an HPV infection is found in women who were offered HPV vaccination; and if so, what...

    • Human Papillomavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether colposcopy clinics test all human papilloma virus (HPV) infections for strain types in cohorts of women who were offered HPV vaccination; and if not, why not.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the rate of ectropions in the cohorts who received human papilloma virus vaccinations.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the efficacy of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme in women and girls who may already have had exposure to HPV infection, either...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that the cohort of women who have received human papilloma virus vaccinations are aware that they should still attend...

      Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they can provide a breakdown of health service spending by gender since 2008.

      Dental Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by what mechanism units of dental activity are distributed to dental practitioners.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the recent meeting of the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisation (JCVI), whether they have received a recommendation from the JCVI regarding...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's latest assessment of the proportion of cancers which are caused by vaccine-preventable types of human...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 3 May (HL7111), who are the members of the (1) National Data Opt-out Advisory Group, and (2) National...

      Nurses: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many beds in English hospitals have been closed due to nursing staff shortages in each year since 2015; which NHS Trusts currently have the highest number of...

      Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation considers the potential impact of a vaccination programme on the use of antibiotics when recommending...

      Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop a national strategy for vaccination.

      Infectious Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact the UK immunisation schedule has had on the reduction of cases of infectious diseases for which vaccines are available on the NHS.

      Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis they have conducted on the potential impact of leaving the EU on vaccine supply within the UK.

  • Department for International Development

    • St Helena: Ports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the new wharf at Rupert’s Bay, St Helena, will be fully operational.

    • St Helena: Ports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the reason for the delay between the completion of the construction of the new wharf at Rupert’s Bay, St Helena, and the commencement of the...

      St Helena: Ports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the design life will be for the supporting infrastructure at Rupert’s Bay, St Helena, including container lay-down areas.

      St Helena: Ports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the additional cost in terms of both time and money of off-loading ships’ cargo at St Helena in cases where it is necessary...

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible impact on the running of the airport on St Helena of the current operators of the airport, Basil Read, voluntarily...

      St Helena: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the second flight each week to St Helena to commence.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reported difficulties experienced by the London Diocesan Board for Schools in obtaining restricted certificates of sponsorship...

    • Children in Care: Boarding Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to help more children in care to secure places in state and independent boarding schools.

      Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which investors purchased student loans sold by the Government as part of the £1.7 billion sale of Pre-2012 (Plan 1) Income Contingent Student Loans in...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Child Arrangement Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many residence orders were given by the family courts to fathers in 2017, and how many to mothers.

    • Slavery: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what proportion of cases in the youth court in which a defendant is charged with supply of drugs or possession with intent to supply has the statutory defence...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • A and L Goodbody

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what professional fee payments have been made to the law firm A & L Goodbody by (1) the Northern Ireland Office, and (2) the Crown Solicitor's Office, in each...

  • Treasury

    • Credit Unions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to review the legislation covering credit unions.

    • Vat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many businesses in the UK are registered as (1) above the VAT threshold, and (2) below the VAT threshold.

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