Written answers

Monday, 2 July 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made for the total projected cost to the public purse of purchasing land and property for HS2.

    • East Coast Railway Line: Profits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the profitability of the east coast main line train service under its new publicly owned operating body compared with...

      Northern: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for Northern Rail to resume its standard timetable.

      Railway Stations: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train services scheduled to stop at (a) Hatfield station and (b) Welwyn Garden City station have been cancelled since 20 May 2018.

      Railways: East Grinstead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains were cancelled from East Grinstead to London from 00.01 on 18 June to 00.01 on 23rd June 2018.

      Railways: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has made to the Train Operating Companies on the use of short-formed trains on (a) the London to Haywards Heath line and (b)...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2018 to Question 155833 on Shipping: Bristol Channel, what amount and proportion of the Waterborne Freight Grant for...

      Shipping: Bristol Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2018 to Question 155833 on Shipping: Bristol Channel, when he plans to publish the research into potential changes...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2018 to Question 155833 on Shipping: Bristol Channel, whether there are any industry representatives working with...

      European Maritime Safety Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) his Department's and (b) the public purse's annual contributions have been to the (i) development and (ii) operation of the European Maritime...

      European Maritime Safety Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his policy that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency will continue to submit the results of Port State Control inspections of foreign...

      Port State Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is taking steps to seek to ensure that the UK continues to be a part of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control after...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s regulatory responsibilities.

      Northern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the fines payable by Arriva Rail North for failure to run contractually committed services are capped; and if he will make a statement.

      Street Cleaning: Manure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities keep (a) paths and (b) streets clear of horse manure.

      Airports: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of a (a) third runway at Heathrow airport and (b) second runway at...

      Birmingham Airport: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is the Government's policy to support a second runway at Birmingham Airport; and if he will make a statement.

      Motorway Service Areas: Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made by the Taskforce on the design and facilities of Motorway Service Areas to ensure more Changing places toilets are...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Scottish Limited Partnerships: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many fines have been levied against Scottish Limited Partnerships for failing to register a Person of Significant...

    • Scottish Limited Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Scottish limited partnerships qualify under the terms of the (a) Scottish Partnerships (Register of People...

      Scottish Limited Partnerships: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the value was of fines levied against Scottish Limited Partnerships for failing to register a Person of...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has had discussions with businesses on their concerns on the effect on supply chains of the UK...

      Professional Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which body has responsibility for monitoring the good governance of the recognised professional bodies.

      Professional Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish a table showing the number of (a) individuals and (b) firms licenced by each of the recognised...

      Professional Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to amend the Companies Act 2006 to reduce the number of recognised supervisory bodies.

      Companies: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish a list of the (a) public, (b) private, (c) self-regulatory and (d) other bodies which have...

      Insolvency: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish a list of the (a) public, (b) private, (c) self-regulatory and (d) other bodies which have...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the strike prices were of all major energy projects in the UK since 2012.

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which dates he or representatives of his Department met Tidal Lagoon Power to discuss the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon...

      Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the reliability of electricity generation by (a) nuclear, (b) wind, (c) solar and (d)...

      Plastics: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2018 to Question 155717 on plastics: marine environment, how much Official...

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number of care workers who are paid less than the (a) national living wage and (b)...

      Manufacturing Industries: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the total number of jobs in the UK in the supply chains of the (a) aerospace sector and...

      Manufacturing Industries: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on WTO terms on the...

      Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to support and grow the cooperative sector as part of the Industrial Strategy.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the implication for his policies of 2.5 million people living in energy poverty.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to support (a) single parents and (b) households in private rented accommodation at...

      Thorium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to p2 of Small nuclear power: Government response to the Fourth Report of the Energy and Climate Change...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he can take to ensure that community benefits which are the result of an agreement to establish a wind-farm...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made in establishing the largest marine sanctuaries in the southern oceans; and whether those marine...

    • Trials: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has conducted of the ability of British citizens to receive a fair trial in (a) Poland,...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

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

      Zimbabwe: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the current media freedoms in Zimbabwe on free and fair elections; and...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the compliance with international humanitarian law of the recent Saudi-Emirati led coalition's...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the the Saudi-Emirati led coalition's military assault on...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on humanitarian aid...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the UN Special Envoy for Yemen on the peace process in that country.

      Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the nature of the Government's involvement is in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation; and if he will make a statement.

      Turkey: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department made to the Government of Turkey on ensuring that the election in that country was run...

      Geneva Conventions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to seek to reform the Geneva Convention; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings he attended on his recent visit to Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Cuba: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to improve diplomatic ties with Cuba since the appointment of Miguel Diaz-Canel.

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights entitled Report on the...

      Philippines: Human Rights

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

      Colombia: UN Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has been taking to fulfil the UK’s role as a penholder on Colombia in the UN Security Council.

      Cambodia: Human Rights

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

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights entitled Report on the...

      South China Sea: Disputed Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Asia-Pacific region on disputed territorial waters in the South...

      Afghanistan: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost to the public purse was of his visit to Afghanistan of 25 June 2018.

      Afghanistan: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many public officials other than those who travelled with him for security purposes accompanied him on his visit to...

      Afghanistan: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people other than those travelling with him for security purposes accompanied him at public cost on his visit to...

      World War II: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2018 to Question 154658, on World War II: Compensation, for what reasons that information is...

      Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many full-time equivalent permanent staff in his Department are allocated to working on negotiations towards securing an...

      Afghanistan: Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the extent of persecution of members of the Sikh religion in Afghanistan.

      Gaza: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Israel on lifting the illegal closure of Gaza.

      Gaza: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Israel to improve the flow of electricity supplies from Israel to Gaza.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • European Reference Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has developed to continue the UK’s participation in the European Reference Networks after the UK leaves...

    • Drugs: Cost-Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on updating its cost-effectiveness...

      Suicide: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussion he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the number of suicides in Higher Education settings.

      Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received on governance issues at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; and if he will make a...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on the funding of hospices; and what levels of funding his Department plans to provide for palliative care in each...

      Defibrillators: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that rural communities have access to defibrillators.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) financial and (b) other resources available to family carers.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people without a family to support them are supported otherwise.

      Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding available for research into motor neurone disease research.

      Mental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to work with NSPCC to reduce the rate of children experiencing suicidal thoughts.

      Dental Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of public opinion towards the NHS Business Services Authority’s penalty charge...

      Dental Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the effectiveness of the NHS Business Services Authority’s approach to issuing...

      Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 4 June 2018 to Questions 146805 and 146806 on Autism and Learning Disability, what recent progress has been...

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to ensure the retention and recruitment of Learning Disability Nurses as a result of the findings of the...

      Hearing Impairment: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s guideline on hearing loss in adults, published in June...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group adheres to the revised NICE guidance on hearing...

      Royal Liverpool Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) officials of his Department on the completion of the...

      Social Work: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of people who have entered the social work profession in Coventry in each of the last...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities receive sufficient funding for the provision of Tier 1 and Tier 2 CAMHS.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has allocated to (a) Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group and (b) Barnsley Council for the provision of...

      Hospital Wards: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the Government has made on eliminating mixed-sex wards in NHS hospitals in England.

      Psychiatric Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the safe nursing to patient ratios are for each high dependency unit in each high-security psychiatric hospital; and on how many...

      Psychiatric Patients: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients in each high-security psychiatric hospital has access to rehabilitation services on all weekdays.

      Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the policy on night-time confinement is of each high-security psychiatric hospital; and what estimate he has made of the level of...

      UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on the role of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park in delivering the Health and Wellbeing legacy of the London...

      Psychiatric Hospitals: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the rates of staff sickness related to stress have been in each high-security psychiatric hospital in each of the last three years.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Procurement

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2018 to Question 146172 on procurement, what the daily rate of pay is of each of those contractors who have been employed by his...

  • Department for International Development

    • Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the recent military action in Hudaydah has had an effect on the operational capacity of her Department's sponsored projects in...

    • Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that the flow of her Department's aid to Yemen is not compromised as a result of military activity...

      Tunisia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much financial aid the UK plans to provide to Tunisia in the financial year 2018-2019.

      Libya: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of development assistance to Libya in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016 and (d) 2017.

      Developing Countries: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what criteria his Department will use to assess progress on the implementation of Strategic Development Goal 5 in the Voluntary...

      Developing Countries: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the form of the consultation with local authorities will be on the planned indicators to measure progress on Sustainable...

      Palestinians: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will call for a review of the UN Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effectiveness of initiatives to encourage more people to enter the teaching profession.

    • Centre for Holocaust Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the All-Party Parliamentary Group inquiry into antisemitism of 2015, what discussions he has had to date with the UCL Centre for...

      Schools: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report of the the All-Party Parliamentary Group on antisemitism of 2015, what (a) guidance his Department has produced and (b)...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of conferring statutory status on personal, social, health and economic education on...

      Special Educational Needs: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of places available in special education schools in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry.

      Teachers: First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the number of first-aid trained teachers in schools in Coventry.

      Schools: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of schools in Coventry which are in financial deficit.

      Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academies have used the right of appeal to disagree with a local authority's decision to place a child in their school; and what the outcome...

      Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his oral contribution of 25 June 2018, Official Report, column 589, what the evidential basis is for the statement that there are 35,000...

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2018 to Question 155807 on Department for Education: Staff, what the full-time equivalent number is of (a) payroll...

      Carillion: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of apprentices transferred from Carillion Training Services to the Construction Industry Training Board had been placed...

      Social Work: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of students who are studying social work in higher education settings in the West Midlands.

      Languages: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the recruitment of foreign language...

      Students: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the effect of long-term student debt on the mental...

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he make it his policy to collect data on (a) vacancy rates and (b) turnover of school support staff in the School Workforce Census.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Plastic Surgery: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department holds information on the number of legal clinical negligence cases involving cosmetic procedures there have been in each of the...

    • Women's Centres: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on improving the provision of women’s centres to reduce the number of short-term prison sentences given to women in...

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether it is his policy that guilty pleas entered online will not accrue more credit than guilty pleas not entered online.

      Serco: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which Minister of his Department has responsibility for liaising with the Serious Fraud Office in relation to their ongoing criminal investigation into...

      Cannabis

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

      Offensive Weapons: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to increase the length of prison sentences recommended for people caught in possession of bladed weapons in public.

      Sentencing: Females

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

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the value has been of trade between the UK and the Republic of Ireland (a) in total, (b) across the border between Northern Ireland and...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will list the (a) number and (b) subject of directions made by his Department to local authorities since 2015.

    • Refuges: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of refuges for BAME women that have closed in the last twelve months.

      Social Media: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of the implications for its policies of Hope Not Hate's report of...

      Electric Cables: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will open a consultation on raising cable standards to a minimum of Euro Classification Cca to seek to prevent...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to tackle homelessness in the UK.

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report entitled Everybody In: How to end homelessness in Great Britain, published by Crisis in...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report entitled Everybody In: How to end homelessness in Great Britain, published by Crisis in...

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the April 2018 final update to the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism, when he plans...

      Homelessness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of 16 and 17-year-olds who presented as homeless in 2017-18 (a) did not receive a formal...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that local communities are involved in the development of homes on Entry Level...

      Social Rented Housing: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to estimate the number of people with mental health problems on social housing waiting lists.

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the funding model for short-term supported housing and sheltered housing...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with smaller providers on the definition of short-term supported housing; and if he will...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether (a) his and (b) other Government Departments have carried out an economic assessment of the amount of money...

      Sheltered Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to ensure that that the funding model for sheltered housing will take into account the...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Department has to develop local connection criteria for the homes built on Entry Level Exception Sites.

      Sheltered Housing: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with sheltered housing providers on their concerns on the effect of any caps on service...

      Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of Public Health Funerals arranged by local authorities or local hospitals in...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for increases in the number of households in temporary...

      Optical Fibres: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has for the rating of fibre communications infrastructure when the five year moratorium on rating of new...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Saudi Arabia: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2018 to Question 149016 on Saudi Arabia: military aircraft, how the Government defines the term issue of weapons.

    • Armed Forces: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints were made to the Service Complaints Ombudsman in the last 12 months for which data are available; and how many complaints otherwise...

      Defence: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of investment in land equipment programmes on the Scottish defence industry.

      Forces Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2018 to Question 153189 on Forces Help to Buy Scheme, when he plans to announce whether the Forces Help to Buy scheme...

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Written Statement of 18 June 2018, HCWS770 on Contingent Liability, if he will pause the Defence Fire and Rescue project as a result of...

      EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2018 to Question 153784, on how many occasions he has met the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign...

      Aircraft Carriers: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which dry dock facilities in the UK are under consideration as a future maintenance base for the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many duty holders were consulted during the Defence Fire and Rescue Project contract bidding process.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department offers families in receipt of universal credit to meet the cost of childcare deposits.

    • Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of universal credit payments made (a) for the housing element directly to landlords and (b) more...

      Social Security Benefits: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the way in which benefits are paid to a household do not facilitate abuse or condone inequality in...

      Universal Credit: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to prevent exceptional split payments of universal credit that require the disclosure of abuse.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she plans to take to (a) improve and (b) extend training on (i) domestic (ii) financial and (iii) economic abuse to staff in her...

      Universal Credit: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the suitability of the universal credit single payment in cases of financial abuse towards one person in a couple.

      Jobcentres: Occupational Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will put in place agreements to support direct working between occupational therapists and the Jobcentre Plus network.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made a comparative assessment of the reasons for the difference in the level of rent areas for housing association...

      Social Security Benefits: Kidney Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance and support her Department (a) is providing to and (b) has mandated from agencies managing assessments for (i) personal...

      Social Security Benefits: Kidney Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) medical and (b) circumstantial considerations in addition to an assessment report from a private agency her Department uses for...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the funeral expenses payment in covering average funeral costs.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of (a) the number of outstanding personal independence payments assessments, and (b) the length of time each such...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Funeral Expenses Payment claims there have been in each year since 2005.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department plans to take to prevent claimants from experiencing financial hardship as a result of the process of migrating...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on staff in her Department advising claimants of employment support allowance at tribunal to withdraw their...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for her Department to (a) process a revised decision notice and (b) amend a claim for universal credit in (i)...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a Work Capability Assessment report includes observations of a claimant’s behaviour that is not included in the criteria for the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the shortfall in the number of seasonal workers in (a) the horticultural sector and (b)...

    • Flowers: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that florists maintain an uninterrupted supply of flowers from Europe after the UK leaves...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2018 to Question 154651 on procurement, for how many days of each month each of those...

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the consultation on the live exports of farm animals.

      Special Protection Areas: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to Answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 152799 on Special Protection Areas: Birds, for which of the potential Special...

      Dogs: Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce legislative proposals to ban the use of (a) electric remote hand-held devices on dogs and (b) electric...

      Bread: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to improve the labelling of bread to ensure that all ingredients and additives are included.

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 14 February 2018 and 31 May 2018 to Questions 125838 and 146694 on Tree Planting and Forests,...

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many trees his Department has planted in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England in the last 12 months.

      Tree Planting: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of schools in (a) Barnsley and (b) South Yorkshire have received a portion of the money invested in the...

      Air Pollution: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to improve air quality and reduce air pollution throughout South Yorkshire.

      Floods: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the total cost of flooding in Denbighshire and Conwy to (a) the private sector, (b) the...

      Fly-tipping: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the powers available to local authorities to tackle fly-tipping...

      Game: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the devolved administrations on the future review of each Code of Practice for...

      Pigs: Organic Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of organic pig herds in the UK; and how many such herds there were in the UK...

      Pigs: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the trends in antibiotic usage in the UK pig sector over the most recent five years for which...

      Bread: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to (a) require producers to list all ingredients in bread and (b) establish a...

      Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government is making on identifying Forestry Investment Zones as part of its Clean Growth Strategy.

      Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether a short-list has been drawn up yet for the position of Tree Champion.

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice he has sought from the Committee on Climate Change on tree-planting targets required to help meet UK climate...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an estimate of the number of citizens of Caribbean birth currently living in the UK who in each year since 2010 (a)...

    • Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what access to legal advice and representation was made available to Windrush generation detainees at the time of their detention.

      Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people of the Windrush generation have been detained; and for how long each person was detained.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to Questions 136147, 136148 and 136149, tabled by the hon. Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark on 17 April 2018.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) level of incidence and (b) risk of the use in violent crime of (i) phosphoric acid, (ii) hydrochloric...

      Crimes of Violence: Gangs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress is being made in tackling county lines criminal activity; and if he will make a statement.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many account managers there are in his Department.

      Crimes of Violence: Gangs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Summary Report for the Commission on Gangs and Violence: Uniting to Improve Safety by Reverend Dr Carver Anderson,...

      Home Office: Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many male staff of his Department have taken shared parental leave; and what the average length of that leave was.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department provides for police forces on their positive obligation to investigate allegations of trafficking; where such...

      Drugs: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will create a formal police referral system across forces to report children found with drugs to the police force and social services...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of Windrush generation people that were denied (a) benefits and (b) healthcare as a result of their...

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to suspend extraditions under the European Arrest Warrant until the Irish case of Minister for Justice v...

      Fires: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Incident Reporting System in capturing the major causes of fire in...

      Drugs: Smuggling

      The ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on establishing a cross-government strategy to tackle drug trafficking.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the safety and security of asylum seekers in asylum accommodation; and whether the Government...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of (a) information and (b) advice provided by (i) his Department and (ii)...

      Police: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many allegations of discriminatory behaviour by police officers have been made in each police force in each of the last three years; and...

      Migrant Workers: Allied Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Written Statement of 15 June 2018, Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, HCWS768, whether the exemption from...

      Domestic Violence: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people convicted of domestic abuse related offences have their details recorded on the Police National Computer.

      British Citizenship: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the British Nationality Act 1981, how many young people have been refused British citizenship as a result of being found...

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the EU negotiating team on the maintenance of the UK's participation in the European Arrest Warrant...

      Passports: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taken to enable people born in the Republic of Ireland that have been resident in Northern Ireland for most of...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has appointed a Recovery Champion under the Drug Strategy 2017.

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority for 2018–19; and how many...

      Immigration Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to reform the immigration procedures for applicants from (a) Commonwealth countries, (b) EU member states and (c) other...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative assessment he has made of the (a) level of police funding and (b) adequacy of the investigation of alleged crimes in each...

      Overseas Students: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons students from India were excluded from the reforms announced to Tier 4 visas under the Statement of Changes in Immigration...

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is his Department's policy to assess the (a) economic and (b) social costs of all fires.

      Wiltshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to appoint a Chief Constable for Wiltshire.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Police and Crime Commissioners have deputies.

      Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the salary is of the Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have applied for asylum to (a) the UK and (b) Northern Ireland in the last 12 months; and what the (i) country of origin...

      Undocumented Workers: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many firms have been prosecuted in Northern Ireland for employing staff who did not have a legal right to be in the UK since 1 January 2015.

      UK Border Force: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) efficiency of UK Border Force in processing arriving passengers at Heathrow airport.

      Right of Abode

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many right of abode certificates have been (a) applied for and (b) granted to (i) males and (ii) females by country of origin following...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases of appeals for indefinite leave to remain her Department has withdrawn its case at Upper Tier Tribunal in each month in...

      Europe: Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been extradited from the UK to (a) Poland, (b) Hungary, (c) Spain and (d) Italy since 1 March 2018.

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have applied to come to the UK to work as (a) doctors, (b) engineers, (c) teachers, (d) in IT, (e) healthcare...

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to tackle the socio-economic factors behind knife and gang-related crime.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure modern slavery does not take place within the Government's supply chains.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department has had with the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner on improving levels of (a) enforcement of and (b)...

      Passports: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were detained for using a false British passport at a UK port of entry in each of the last five years.

      Passports: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether UK Border Force check all passports presented at UK ports of entry against (a) Interpol and (b) Europol databases of lost and stolen...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of commissioning a comprehensive independent review of the Government's approach to...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers the police have to direct people to leave an unauthorised encampment where local authority managed caravan sites apply a charge...

      Visas: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for The Home Department, if he will publish the list of countries that received visas to enter the UK for their public officials to attend the Undersea Defence...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration on 13 June 2018, Official Report, column 420WH on Immigration Rules:...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Candidates: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress has been made on enabling candidates for local authority elections to withhold their home address; and if he will make a statement.

    • Elections: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the report entitled Digital campaigning: Increasing transparency for voters, published by the Electoral Commission in June 2018, what...

      Mass Media: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the proposed rapid response unit to fake news to tackle has now been established.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many posts there have been from official Governmental social media accounts on (a) Facebook, (b) Twitter and (c) any other social media platform to...

      Prison Officers: Retirement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the implications for his policies on public sector pensions of raising the retirement age for...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Electronic Voting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will meet the Chief Electoral Officer to discuss the importance of verifying applicants for online voting; and if she will make a statement.

    • Flags: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will undertake a review of the (a) procedures and (b) conditions for designated days on which the Union Flag is flown from Government...

      Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to ensure that regional electoral offices throughout Northern Ireland are retained.

  • Treasury

    • Child Benefit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are in receipt of child benefit and for how many children.

    • Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been arrested for fuel fraud in Northern Ireland between 1 January 2017 and 1 June 2018.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what impact assessment his Department has conducted on the effect of the 2019 Loan Charge on (a) the economy and (b) public services.

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of the childcare vouchers scheme on universal credit claimants who currently access both schemes.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to suspend penalties for tax credit over-payments arising from the high income child benefit tax charge for PAYE taxpayers and...

      Bank Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the effects of bank overdraft fees on the mental well-being of...

      Manufacturing Industries: Tax Yields

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of money raised for the public purse from tax paid by the (a) aerospace and (b) automotive sector in each of the...

      Construction: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to support the construction industry in Scotland.

      Finanical Services: Powers of Attorney

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) banks and (b) other financial institutions are required to have proof of a power of attorney before that person is able to withdraw money from...

      Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Government’s technical note on a temporary customs arrangement, published on 7 June 2018, whether the UK will make payments to...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on changes in the level of funding for adult...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing publisher liability for social media...

    • Social Media: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether has made any representations to social media companies on the standard of contracted-out services they have employed...

      BBC: Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has received representations on the consistency of the website www.bbcproductionmusic.com with the obligations of...

      Children: Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2018 to Question 153820 on Children: Obesity, whether he has made an estimate of the number...

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to renew the Compact between the Government and the voluntary sector.

      Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the review into safe standing in football stadia.

      Social Media: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to safeguard the welfare of children who use social media.

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the speech made by the Minister for the Cabinet Office of 25 June 2018 to Reform, when he plans to bring...

  • Prime Minister

    • USA: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many times she has discussed the issue of US steel tariffs with President Trump.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Catering

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate has been made of the additional revenue that would have been made as a...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Candidates: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent steps she has taken to encourage more women to stand for public office.

    • Teachers: Males

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on increasing the proportion of male primary school teachers.

      Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Supreme Court judgment of 27 June 2018, what steps the Government is taking to review its policy on civil partnerships for...

      Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to her Written Statement of 17 May 2018 on Access to Elected Office for Disabled People, HCWS695, and the announcement of...

  • Department for Transport

    • Train Operating Companies: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 18 June (HL8241), what steps, if any, they are taking to obtain from National Rail the level of...

    • Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the declassification of First Class rail carriages on a temporary basis during periods of very high demand; and what procedures must be...

      Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the EU has banned aviation regulators from having backstop talks with the UK to keep planes flying in the event of a...

      Railways: EU Action

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by the Secretary of State for Transport on 14 June (HCWS765), whether they will place in the library of the House a copy of the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the eight month extension for the HS2 civils design may have on the overall construction programme and cost...

      Transport: Sunderland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the application from Sunderland City Council in July 2016 for funding for Phases 4 and 5 of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor was rejected.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for evaluating the role and effectiveness of (1) the Corporate Governance Code, (2) company directors, (3) shareholders, (4) fund managers, and...

    • Drugs: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible effect of Brexit on investment in the pharmaceuticals industry.

      Virgin Money: Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential loss of 1,500 jobs arising from Virgin Money's takeover of the CYBG plc banking group.

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to give the small business commissioner the power to issue fines to large companies who make late payments to small businesses.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have received from, or discussions they have had with, United States prosecution authorities relating to allegations of money laundering...

    • Balkans: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the agreement concerning the future name of the Republic of North Macedonia; and what representations they are making to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect that a no-deal Brexit would have on (1) UK consumers, and (2) the cost of living.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Food: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many competent authorities with responsibility for food standards consulted (1) a public analyst, and (2) a food examiner employed by those authorities when...

    • Leuprolide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many seizures of illegal Lupron have been made in the last 12 months in England and Wales; and what measures, if any, they plan to take to prevent its purchase...

      Leuprolide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much Lupron they estimate to have been legally prescribed in England and Wales last year.

  • Department for International Development

    • Jordan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial help they intend to offer to Jordan following the restrictions on its supply of natural gas from Egypt and the flows of refugees from Syria and Iraq.

    • Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the needs of persecuted and displaced Burmese people in Burma and Bangladesh; and what steps they are taking to address those needs.

  • Department for Education

    • Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the revised curriculum and draft regulations to introduce statutory relationship education at primary level and sex and relationship...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what penalties, if any, are imposed on British businesses who trade with companies based in, or operating from, settlements in the West Bank of Palestine.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 15 May (HL7448), when section 6 of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 will be brought...

    • Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 15 May (HL7448), when section 7 of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 will be brought into force.

      Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 15 May (HL7448), when section 13 of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 will be brought into force.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision of the Welsh Government to ban the use of combustible cladding on high rise residential buildings.

      Newlon Housing Trust

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial viability of Newlon Housing Trust.

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the funding arrangements are for the Right to Buy pilot for tenants of housing associations in the Midlands this summer; and how long the pilot will last.

      Housing Associations: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future for specialist housing associations which offer properties for older people.

      Local Government: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements they place on local authorities when appointing the chairs of companies wholly owned by a local authority.

      Devolution: Lancashire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made on a devolution deal in Lancashire.

      Holiday Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local authorities are aware which properties in their areas are being offered for short-term or holiday lets.

      Second Homes: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many second homes which are registered to pay business rates pay nothing because they attract small business rate relief.

      Second Homes: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the requirement in Wales that second homes registered as businesses are let for 70 days per year.

      Holiday Accommodation: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 19 June (HL Deb, cols 1929–31), what steps, if any, they are taking to control the use of short term...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Middle East: : Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether investigations compliant with Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights were carried out for all military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dairy Farming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, if any, of the size of the dairy herd in England.

    • Sheep

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, if any, of the size of the sheep flock in England.

      Livestock Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with representatives of the livestock industry regarding the future of that industry after Brexit.

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the status of the protected geographical designation of origin for UK food products when the UK leaves the EU.

      Agriculture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their timetable for the introduction of a bill on agriculture.

      Agriculture: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether farmers in Northern Ireland will continue to receive financial support at current levels until 2024.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Visits Abroad: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland last visited County Cork in the Republic of Ireland; and, on that visit, whether she was accompanied by staff...

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to exercise their power under section 26(2) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to repeal sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Person...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 9 May (HL7342), on how many occasions the use of the powers in Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with European bodies regarding the application of Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights in relation to...

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between fees charged by investment management advisers and their performance; and what assessment they have made...

    • Pension Funds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will establish requirements for the investment management industry to publish (1) aggregated data on the overall impact of all costs charged on...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the potential Brexit dividend to be gained as a result of leaving the EU.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their recently announced plan to increase the NHS budget by £20 billion by 2023 would require an increase in taxation; and if so, which taxes...

      Economic Growth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage growth in GDP is forecast currently by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) for each of the next five years; and whether the OBR has forecast...

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