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Written answers

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: South Hampstead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on specific construction activities planned for South Hampstead by HS2 Ltd; and if he will make a statement.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Camden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department takes steps with (a) the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government and (b) HS2 Ltd to identify any risk of...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department takes to ensure that HS2 Ltd's construction plans are within the scope of the additional provisions of the High Speed Rail...

      Heathrow Airport: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of a third runway at Heathrow airport on the Northern Powerhouse project.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment his Department has made of domestic rail fare costs compared to European averages; and if he will make a statement.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what supply-side initiatives his Department supports to assist motorists to reduce vehicle emissions; and if he will make a statement.

      Midland Main Railway Line: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2018 to Question 155304, what the average journey time between London and Sheffield has been over the most recent...

      Railways: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to improve the strategic management of the railways; and if he will make a statement.

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Association of Policy and Crime Commissioners and (b) the National Policy Chiefs Council on...

      Electric Vehicles: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans are in place to improve the availability of charging facilities for electric cars in the south east of England.

      Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK economy of the development of the Thames Estuary announced by the Thames Estuary 2050...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road tax payments were made (a) in full, (b) as monthly payments and (c) as two six-month payments in each of the last five years.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the revenue to the public purse as a result of the five per cent surcharge applied to road tax payments made monthly or...

      Gatwick Express Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2018 to Question 150635 on Gatwick Express Railway Line, what assessment he has made of the ability of commuters...

      Preston Park Station: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to restore the level of service provided for Preston Park Station; if he will take steps to reduce overcrowding at that station;...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Govia Thameslink Railway has been found to be in contravention of Schedule 10.1 of its franchise agreement; and if he will make a statement.

      East Coast Railway Line: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase freight capacity on the East Coast Main Line.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the Power Supply Upgrade Phase 2 on the East Coast Main Line to be completed.

      Cycling and Walking: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve provision for (a) cycling and (b) walking as alternative transport options in Coventry.

      Railways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of trends in rail passenger usage of (a) Coventry station and (b) all stations in the West Midlands in the last five years.

      Railways: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the provision of compensation to passengers in Coventry affected by recent rail disruption.

      Traffic Commissioners: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the establishment of the traffic office in Wales intended to support the Traffic Commissioner for Wales.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Airbus Group: Job Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the article entitled Airbus jobs are secure, says BAE, published by the Daily Telegraph on 8 April...

    • Beer: Carbon Dioxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the brewing industry has an adequate supply of CO2 to service (a) pubs and (b)...

      Energy: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 17 May 2018 on Energy Policy HCWS690, when he plans to publish the...

      Carillion: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of sub-contractors who worked directly for Carillion that have been declared...

      Retail Sector Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how often the retail sector council is planned to meet; what the scope of that council is; and what work it is undertaking.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many projects supported by his Department and funded through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund have been terminated...

    • Spratly Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with Government of the Philippines in respect of Chinese actions in the Spratly Islands.

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the US Administration on enabling the Kurds to hold on to territory that they have taken...

      South Sudan: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to date to use the powers in the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 Bill to implement...

      South Sudan: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage African Union leaders to implement sanctions on leaders in South Sudan.

      Leah Sharibu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Nigerian authorities on the fate of Leah Sharibu, a school girl kidnapped in...

      Bangladesh: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has made an assessment of the validity of claims in the media that the Bangladesh Government's war on...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which country is the largest beneficiary of the Integrated Activity Fund’s Gulf Strategy to date.

      Belarus: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Government of Belarus on the arrest and detention in prison of students in Minsk on...

      British Nationals Abroad: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much of the budget for the Joint Official Unit on Paris and Sousse was spent directly on outreach and support for victims...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the financial viability of research projects in receipt of funding from Horizon 2020 after that...

    • Ports: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with ports in the North East of England; and what was discussed in those meetings.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people had Hepatitis C in each of the last five years.

    • Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress his Department has made in its work with the Alzheimer's Research UK on the the dementia access taskforce.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to review NICE guidelines on the treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis; and if he will make a statement.

      Dietetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure ease and speed of access to dietitians for patients in hospital, care home and community...

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a review of NICE’s methodology for technology appraisal is (a) planned and (b) under discussion as part of the...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the publication of the Urgent and Emergency Mental Health Care for All Ages Pathway.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Acute Mental Health Care Pathway for Adults and Older Adults is planned to include waiting times benchmarks.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recent Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust report Computer says no, whether he plans to undertake a review of the cervical...

      Aortic Aneurysm: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme since its...

      Aortic Aneurysm: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients presenting with a large abdominal aortic aneuryism measuring 5.5cm or more across have been treated through (a)...

      Aortic Aneurysm: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the number of elderly patients who are unfit for open surgery but receive...

      National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the co-location of NHS services at the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine in Sheffield increased the provision of...

      National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the role the National Centre for Sports and Medicine in Sheffield in utilising technology to increase...

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many specialist teenage and young adult cancer nurses there were in the NHS in (a) 2015 (b) 2016 (c) 2017.

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of protections for NHS whistleblowers who make disclosures about administrative malpractice.

      NHS: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking in response to allegations of bullying and harassment in NHS institutions.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the average length of hospital inpatient stays in the last three years.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients with diabetes have suffered from hypoglycemic shock while staying in hospital in each of the last three years.

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how long the average wait is for someone to see a mental health specialist after being referred.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his Department's policy to maintain the same level of funding for the Diabetes Transformation Fund in future financial years.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average cost is of treating knife crime victims in hospitals.

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on the implementation of proposed reconfigurations of hospital services by clinical commissioning groups and Trusts...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many clinical commissioning groups offer three full cycles of IVF to women under 40 years old in accordance with NICE guidelines.

      Tranexamic Acid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of bleeding trauma patients received IV tranexamic acid within one hour of injury by (a) ambulance trust and (b) trauma...

      Heart Diseases and Strokes: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of premature deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke attributed to air...

      Hospitals: Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure the provision of vaping areas that are separate from smoking areas in NHS hospital grounds.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the NHS routinely provides a vaccine for Aussie flu.

      Diabetes: Sleep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the NHS provides to people with diabetes on sleeping well.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs there are for every 100,000 people.

      NHS: Doctors and Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the retention rate for NHS (a) nurses and (b) doctors in England has been in each of the last three years for which data are available.

      Hemel Hempstead Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his recent visit to Watford Hospital when he plans to visit the Hemel Hempstead Hospital site.

      Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average yearly cost per patient is of dialysis treatment and management.

      Speech and Language Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to implement the recommendations of the I CAN and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ report of 20...

      Scientific Advisory Committee On Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 147850 on Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, what need was identified (a)...

      Scientific Advisory Committee On Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 147851, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of (a) malnutrition...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the timetable for the introduction of an indicator on the Care Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment...

      Speech and Language Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that his Department's response to the consultation on health education will include analysis of the child...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) National Institute for Health Research and (b) Medical Research Council on research into...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2018 to Question 122582, when NHS England plans to make a formal response to the recommendations of...

      Naloxone: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2018 to Question 153247 on prisons issuing Naloxone, in which month in 2019 the collated data are...

  • Department for International Development

    • Lebanon: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provided to refugees in Lebanon in winter 2017-18 to help tackle winter conditions.

    • South Africa: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she had had with the Government of South Africa on increasing economic growth in that country.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support governments in developing countries to build universal healthcare for children.

      Disease Control: International Cooperation

      What steps she is taking to promote global health security.

      Religious Freedom

      What steps her Department is taking to provide assistance to religious minority communities in conflict areas.

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      What recent assessment her Department has made of the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

      Developing Countries: Charities

      What steps she is taking to protect aid projects following reports of sexual misconduct by Oxfam and other charity workers overseas.

      Developing Countries: Plastics

      What steps her Department is taking to help developing countries reduce the use of plastic to improve the environment.

  • Department for Education

    • Children's Commissioner for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what policy and legislative proposals his Department has actioned as a result of the work of the Children's Commissioner since 2014.

    • Chief Social Worker for Children and Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what policy and legislative changes his Department has actioned as a result of the work of the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families since 2013.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many households are eligible for 30 hour free childcare for children aged three and four in each English region; how many households have applied...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education; how many households are eligible for 15 hours of free childcare for children aged three and four in each English region; how many households have...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education; how many households are eligible for 15 hours of free childcare for two-year-old children in each English region; how many households have applied to...

      Children: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with (a) the Education and Skills Funding Agency and (b) Ofsted on the recommendations of the I CAN and Royal College of...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children and young people are in foster care in each constituent part of the UK.

      Universities: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve access to mental health services at universities in (a) England and (b) Birmingham.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are eligible for 30 hours free childcare in (a) York and (b) York Outer constituency.

      Nurseries: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support (a) private, (b) voluntary and (c) independent nurseries with the recruitment and retention of high-quality...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) quality (b) availability and (c) funding of social care services for disabled children.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sexual Offences: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2018 to Question 155217, if he will place details of the consultation with victims referred to in the Library.

    • Amey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2018 to Question 152831 on Amey, what financial deductions have been applied to Amey as a result of contractual...

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent changes the Government has made to prisoners’ voting rights; and what guidance has been issued on that subject to (a) prison governors...

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2018 to Question 149941 on Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance, by what date he plans to write to the hon. Member for...

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many outstanding maintenance requests there are for each prison.

      Sentencing: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women were sentenced to prison in 2017.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to prevent delays to personal independence hearings.

      Knives: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how long the average custodial sentence is for people found illegally carrying a knife.

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 151043, whether his Department collects data on the types of civil cases which receive early legal...

      Police: Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted of an offence of impersonating a police officer while riding a motorcycle in 2017.

      Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to bring into effect (a) the provisions in the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 to enable the families of missing persons to look...

      Feltham Young Offender Institution

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

      Doncaster Young Offender Institution

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

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total spend from the public purse on female offenders has been in each year since 2010.

      Exeter Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much additional funding his Department has allocated to enact its response to the urgent notification protocol which was issued for HMP Exeter.

      Deerbolt Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of safety levels at HMYOI Deerbolt.

      Magistrates' Courts: Wrexham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the start of building work to construct new custody provision at Wrexham Magistrates Court.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will itemise and publish a list of meetings between hon. Members in Wales and officials from HM Court Service in Wales in the last 12 months.

      Courts: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps HM Courts and Tribunals Service in Wales is taking to consult (a) service users and (b) the public in north Wales on the provision of court...

  • Treasury

    • Tobacco: Delivery Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to prepare to adopt track and trace guidelines for tobacco products in March 2019; and if he will make a statement.

    • Halifax Bank of Scotland: Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the publication of the Turnbull Report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business, whether he has invited any regulatory body...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many self-employed people have missed payment deadlines since HMRC stopped sending bills.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses have missed the payment deadline since HMRC stopped sending corporation tax bills.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has HMRC collected in fines for late payments of corporation tax in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e) 2014-15, (f) 2015-16...

      Visa

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the (a) economy, (b) consumers and (c) small and medium-sized enterprises of the Visa outage on 1...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support the building of new social housing in the South West.

    • Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish regulations on local Tenancy Strategies in relation to the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to protect local wildlife sites through the National Planning Policy Framework; and if he will...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to collect and publish data from house builders on build-out rates.

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to extend the right to buy scheme to tenants of housing association properties.

      Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to encourage councils to bring forward Rural Exception Sites.

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what safeguards on (a) quality and (b) design are planned to be placed on houses built on the proposed Entry Level...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether a local authority should consider its housing need when assessing a proposed Neighbourhood Plan and its...

      Homelessness: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether new statistics to be published from December 2018 on (a) statutory homelessness, (b) homelessness prevention...

      Parks Action Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made in setting up the cross-departmental group on parks.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • United Kingdom Security Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer 25 June 2018 to Question 155681 on United Kingdom Security Vetting, how many of the five applications were refused.

    • Nuclear Weapons: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of positions for (a) civilian and (b) military nuclear suitably qualified and experienced personnel within the (a) Defence Nuclear...

      Armed Conflict: Casualties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to implement the recommendations of Sir John Chilcot's Report of the Iraq Inquiry, published on 6 July 2016, on...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's timetable is for the publication of a report on the implementation of the recommendations of Sir John Chilcot's Report of the Iraq...

      Ministry of Defence: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people employed by his Department have a declared disability.

      Ministry of Defence: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to recruit to the (a) the armed forces and (b) his Department more (i) BAME people, (ii) LGBT people, (iii) people...

      Armed Forces: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has issued guidance on support for (a) LGBT and (b) transgender armed forces personnel.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 146046, for what reasons no funds have been yet made available for Stonewall’s...

      Armed Forces: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to make diversity training mandatory for all armed forces personnel; and if he will make a statement.

      Invictus Games: Netherlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to fund its share of the 2020 Invictus Games in the Hague.

      Tornado Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19th June 2018 to Question 152201 on Tornado Aircraft Accidents, on what date Tornado parachute training was adjusted to cover...

      Tornado Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place into the Library, information on the (a) barometric altitude, (b) radio altitude, (c) bank angle, (d) bank rate, (e) speed, (f) pitch...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2018 to Question 152251 on Army: Recruitment, what the timescale is for that letter to be sent and a copy placed in...

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the UK defence and military aerospace industry of the UK leaving the EU.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that adequate support is provided to people who develop disabilities to help them return to work.

    • Personal Independence Payment: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of personal independence payment appellants have served in the armed forces.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of employment and support allowance have served in the armed forces.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken is for an appeal to be brought against a personal independence payment decision in (a) the UK, (b) Wales and (c)...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken is for an appeal to be brought against an employment and support allowance decision in (a) the UK, (b) Wales and...

      National Insurance Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken since 2011 to publicise eligibility for Specified Adult Childcare Credits to (a) grandparents and (b)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Autism and Dyspraxia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with autism or dyspraxia who were receiving disability living allowance are (a) receiving personal independence payments and...

      Social Security Benefits: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate the Government has made of the number of families in Coventry directly affected by the two-child limit policy in the child...

      Universal Credit: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has estimated the additional costs incurred by (a) Coventry City Council and (b) advice agencies in Coventry as a result of the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the food trade in the UK of the a suspension of food safety border...

    • Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reintroduce the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme.

      Berries and Soft Fruit: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received from the British soft fruit industry on vacancies in seasonal labour.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the proposal to destroy the Windrush landing cards was first presented to a Minister in her Department.

    • Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff have been allocated to the Windrush generation task group; and how many countries will be covered by the work of that taskforce.

      Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department will require national insurance numbers to be provided as evidence by applicants for free citizenship under the...

      Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department will require NHS numbers to be provided as evidence by applicants for free citizenship under the arrangements for...

      Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff have been recruited to operate the Windrush helpline; and whether those staff have been diverted from working on visas and...

      Proscribed Organisations: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of offences relating to their previous membership of a proscribed organisation in...

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in his Department have been transferred to work on the Windrush task force by (a) team, (b) geographic workplace location and...

      Detainees: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average compensation payment was to people wrongly detained by the Home Office in each of the last three years.

      Detainees: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the maximum compensation made to a person wrongly detained by the Home Office was in each of the last three years.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Windrush cases has his Department (a) resolved and (b) not resolved within the two week target period.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of Windrush generation cases reported to the Home Office were completed within the two-week time limit set by...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to recruit new staff to process applications for settled status.

      Anti-terrorism Control Orders: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2018 to Question 149021, how many control orders on Libyan nationals lifted during 2011 were lifted before...

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the functioning of the European Arrest Warrant as a result of the recent case brought to the ECJ,...

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the scale of shop theft in England and Wales; and what role (a) the Government, (b) Police and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter of 16 October 2017 from the hon. Member for Glasgow East in relation to his constituent, Mr Ibrahim...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2018 to Question 155273 on Immigration: EU Nationals, if he will place in the Library a copy of the risk...

      Gemalto

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reports he has received on delays and poor quality in the provision by Gemalto of passports and other products in countries abroad;...

  • Scotland Office

    • Havelock Europa: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has had discussions with (a) Havelock Europa, (b) The Scottish Government and (c) Cabinet colleagues on the (i) financial situation of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Prison Officers: Retirement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he had with Cabinet colleagues on the equity of raising the retirement age for prison officers to 68.

    • Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 14 of the report, Investigation into the government’s handling of the collapse of Carillion, published by the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has set targets for UK trade (a) in Asia and (b) other countries outside of the EU once the UK has left the EU; and if he will...

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the maximum number of full-time equivalent staff employed in trade and export promotion in his Department has been; and what the...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will ensure before the UK signs any future trade agreement, he will lay before Parliament an assessment of the potential economic,...

      Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many times he has discussed the issue of US steel tariffs with his US counterpart.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Aerials: Radiation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to monitor radiation levels from base station antennae.

    • Aerials: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to regulate the placement of base station antennae.

      Voluntary Work: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of people with disabilities volunteer.

      Voluntary Work: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will use funds recovered from dormant assets to reintroduce the Access to Volunteering fund.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions the Government has had with politicians in Northern Ireland on access to abortion in that country.

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals to create sub-national transport bodies in the South West of England and the East of England comprising the local...

    • Railways: Seating

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are any controls in existing legislation on the rights of railway passengers to have a seat for their journey; and whether legislation includes...

      European Union Agency for Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 22 June (HL8486), how they intend to work with the European Agency for Rail after the UK leaves the EU on issues...

      Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their policies and main targets for reducing carbon emissions associated with shipping and aviation to and from the UK; and how they are collaborating...

      Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent their efforts to reduce environmental impacts of aviation will include (1) the use of larger and quieter aircraft such as A380 and Boeing 787,...

      Air Traffic Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to reclassify existing areas of unnecessarily controlled airspace to improve safety, efficiency and access to airspace for general aviation traffic.

      Air Displays

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the liability of airshow organisers for harm that occurs as a result of members of the public deliberately putting...

      Aviation: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional resources they intend to provide to the Civil Aviation Authority to manage recent increases in pilot licence applications.

      Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are recruiting a Head of Aviation EU Exit Negotiations to be responsible for the "overall negotiating position on aviation” while...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which department is responsible for managing the Integrated Activity Fund.

    • Maher al-Khabbaz

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case of Bahraini death-row inmate Maher Al-Khabbaz, following the letter by four UN experts to the government of Bahrain on...

      Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 June (HL8317), what is the exact date on which they last discussed the case of the family members...

      Abduljalil Abdulla al-Singace

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 18 June (HL8316), what was the exact date on which they last discussed the case of inmate Dr...

      Duaa Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 June (HL8318), whether they will place a copy of the public statement made by the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Medical Treatments: Side Effects

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 19 June (HL8366), what means are available for reporting and recording adverse health events resulting from...

    • NHS: Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the latest figures available to them on NHS productivity in each of the last five years; what proportion of any productivity gains in those figures they...

      Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will request that NHS England requires that Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees put into the public domain papers that are presented to...

      Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will request that NHS England requires that Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees put into the public domain draft minutes of previous...

      Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will request that NHS England requires that Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees consult patient groups before issuing advice to the NHS.

      Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) lay, (2) patient group, and (3) professional, members have been appointed to the Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee (South).

      Liothyronine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have held discussions with NHS England about why NHS bodies in Wessex are developing guidelines on the use of liothyronine which are at variance...

      Leuprolide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have (1) considered, and (2) taken, to raise awareness of the effects of the illegal use of Lupron.

      Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to make oral contraceptives available over the counter in pharmacies on the same basis as emergency contraception; and if so, when.

  • Department for International Development

    • Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 18 June (HL8400), whether, in the course of working with marginalised communities in Pakistan, they conduct any...

    • Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 18 June (HL8402), how they have monitored the use of UK aid given to Pakistan in the last ten years; and what...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of what international aid is reaching those displaced from Afrin to the Shebha region of Syria.

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 18 June (HL8332), how many medical permits have been issued in the last three months; when they expect electricity...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they hold on the number of schools in England and Wales which are currently in financial deficit.

    • Schools: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 29 March, how they have calculated the figure of 1.9 million additional children who are in good or outstanding...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 29 March, of the 1.9 million additional children in a good or outstanding school since 2010, how many are...

      School Meals: Meat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether meat from animals slaughtered without first being stunned is being served as part of school meals in local authority maintained schools.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make an announcement on the progress they have made towards aligning the Quality in Careers Standard national accreditation for careers...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offenders: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) what percentage of, offenders in England and Wales completing a custodial sentence of 12 months or less have gone on to occupy non-temporary...

    • Buildings: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the establishment of women’s buildings, particularly following the closure of HMP Holloway.

      Offenders: Employment and Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) what percentage of offenders in England and Wales completing a custodial sentence of 12 months or fewer are in (a) full-time...

      Prisoners on Remand: West Midlands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they undertook before deciding to relocate all remand cases from the West Mercia Police area to Kidderminster.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for increasing the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap above the £1 billion announced in the Autumn Budget 2017.

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which local authority areas are the highest number of new homes being built on the green belt.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes have been built in flood risk areas in England in each year since 2010–11 for which records are available.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to disband (1) Headquarters 160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales, (2) 31st Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland, or (3)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to collect data on race alongside disability, gender and age as part of their monitoring of the Personal Independent Payments caseload.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Reviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 5 June (HL8390), how many independent reviews each department has commissioned into Government...

    • European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who was (1) invited, and (2) accepted invitations, to the Prime Minister’s reception in 10 Downing Street on 26 June to mark the passage of the European...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the findings of The Sancroft-Tussell Report: Eliminating Modern Slavery in Public Procurement, published on 22 March, whether they will terminate...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following proposed changes to the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, whether they intend to require companies to have a minimum standard social value before...

    • Tourism: Salisbury

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 14 May (HL Deb, col 413), what funding they have allocated to support businesses and organisations in Salisbury...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what hereditary peer by-elections have taken place under the terms of the House of Lords Act 1999; and in each of those by-elections, how many (1)...

    • House of Lords: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether the House of Lords is subject to all aspects of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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