Written answers

Thursday, 5 July 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • West Coast Railway Line: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have made of the effect on (i) business and (ii) the visitor economy on Blackpool of the...

    • Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on on (i) businesses and (ii) the visitor economy in Blackpoolof Network Rail's decision to close the lines...

      Northern: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the full details of the routes and services covered by the compensation scheme for the Transport in the North service area;...

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the letter of 29 June 2018 from the Minister of State for Transport to hon. Members, if he will publish (a) the full details of the...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      What support his Department is providing to enable repairs to be made to road network infrastructure.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      What steps he is taking to improve the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of regional disparity in energy poverty; and what estimate his Department has...

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to protect consumers from increased energy charges due to faulty smart meters.

      Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable former directors of companies to require the removal of their...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for his Department to classify the compatibility of SMETS2 gas meters with the DCCs communication...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons the end date for the installation of SMETS1 meters has been extended again; and what assessment he has...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons the installation of SMETS2 meters is taking longer than that of SMETS1 meters; and what assessment he...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on the plans of the Data Communications Company to (a) enrol and (b) adopt SMETS1 meters;...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on a communications solution for signal penetration issues which prevent the installation of...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2018 to Question 151046 on Energy: Meters, how many full-time equivalent working...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of the 14 June to Question 151039 on Energy: Meters, how his Department calculated the...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of the 14 June to Question 151038 on Energy: Meters, whether (a) there is a duty on Ofgem to use...

      Water-cooled Reactors: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 136693 on Wylfa Power Station: Construction, if he will publish the...

      Supermarkets: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support SME suppliers to supermarkets.

      Asda: J Sainsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to support suppliers and consumer choice after the merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda.

      Bureaux de Change: Consumers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is planning to update his Department's guidance, BIS guidance for foreign exchange providers:...

      Fire Prevention: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2018 to Question 156340 on fire prevention: insulation, who was contracted by...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens have received consular assistance from HM Government following detention in the Democratic Republic...

    • Chad: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Government of Chad on adherence to fundamental freedoms...

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department plans to report in light of the National Security Capability Review 2018 on the settled strategy for the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections and Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the (a) maintenance of human rights...

      USA: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US Administration on the US Government's family separation policy; and...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many meetings the Exit Programme Directors' Group has held since November 2017; and what the dates were of those meetings.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Drugs: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with (a) NICE, (b) NHS England and (c) representatives of the pharmaceutical industry on reducing the...

    • Sapropterin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for NICE to review the commissioning report for Kuvan.

      Carers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the (a) Green Paper on Social Care, and (b) parallel work-stream on working-age adults will include proposals for financial...

      Health Services: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will raise the issue of universal healthcare in developing nations at (a) the World Health Organisation and (b) other...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department facilitates information-sharing with his counterparts in developing countries.

      Strokes: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department allocated to Public Health England’s Act FAST campaign in each of the last three financial years.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the progress made by sustainability and transformation partnerships in reconfiguring acute stroke services.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the cost to (a) local authorities and (b) other social care providers of retrospectively funding sleep-in...

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that (a) food safety regulations and (b) the system of food safety inspections at borders will be (i)...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the delay to publishing the green paper on social care on people who are not receiving an...

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) the Netherlands, (b) France, (c) Belgium, (d) Spain, (e) Ireland and (f) Denmark...

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of the suspension of food safety border controls in the event of the UK leaving the...

      Motor Neurone Disease: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Health Trusts have made available Head Up collars to patients with motor neurone disease.

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to prioritise eye health in the NHS mandate; and what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to improve the quality of emotional and practical support made available on the NHS to patients with...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to develop new indicators for the Clinical Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment Framework to enable...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with which stakeholders his Department will consult to develop new indicators on end of life care for inclusion in the Clinical...

      National Survey of Bereaved People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the launch of the new national survey of bereaved people.

      Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money has been spent from the public purse on repayments to EU nations for healthcare provided by those nations for UK nationals...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money from the public purse has been spent on (a) medicine, (b) equipment and (c) services from (i) the EU and (ii) the rest of...

      Dialysis Machines: Cotswolds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what consultation took place prior to the contract for the Cotswold Dialysis Unit being transferred to Braun Medical.

      Dialysis Machines: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been fully trained to receive dialysis at home in the Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust area in each of the last...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the maintenance of staff levels in the NHS in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of a daily cap on appointments to ensure (a) patient safety (b)...

      Social Services: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of social care staff who are on a zero hours contract.

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) mean average hourly pay (b) median average hourly pay and (c) most common rate of hourly pay for...

      NHS Walk-in Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS walk-in centres have closed in England in each year from 2010 to 2018.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of rates of cervical screening for 25-49 year olds in (a) Newcastle, (b) the North East and (c)...

      Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of removing access to gluten-free foods on prescription.

      Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on CCGs discontinuing prescriptions for gluten-free food; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department facilitates knowledge-sharing between the NHS and health minsters in developing countries.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which countries are the 10 largest recipients of Official Development Assistance.

      Saudi Arabia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Official Development Assistance his Department has allocated to Saudi Arabia in each of the last five years.

      Nigeria: Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to (a) tackle the origins of conflict in Nigeria between Fulani herdsmen and farming communities and (b)...

      United Nations: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what formal consultation she plans for the UN Global Compact’s Africa Strategy; and whether she plans to include the UN Economic...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much per pupil funding has been allocated to each (a) primary school and (b) secondary school in Suffolk in each year since 2009.

    • Schools: Medway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many additional school places have been created in Medway since 2010.

      Family Drug and Alcohol Court: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to continue funding the National Unit for Family Drug and Alcohol Courts; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of two-year olds in Coventry who have parents in receipt of universal credit and are eligible for 15 hours of...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the reasons are for the extension of the timetable for the implementation of statutory relationships and sex education from September 2019 to...

      Family Hubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support the Government is providing to local authorities to encourage the development of family hubs.

      Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of regional inequality on educational attainment.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2018 to Question 157123 on Students: Loans, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of those funds for early...

      Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether non-UK EU students starting academic or technical courses ‎in college or school sixth forms in 2019 will continue to be eligible for...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Wills: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's Choice not Chance campaign in 2015, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of holding another such...

    • Prison Officers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the number of prison officers in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands who are to be affected by proposals to raise...

      Criminal Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department plans to take to encourage more trainee solicitors to progress into a career in criminal legal aid.

      Sentencing: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of the women sentenced to prison in 2017 for possession of weapons received sentences of (a) 0 to 1 months, (b) 0 to 3 months, (c) 0 to 6...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department commissioned work to construct a national database of build-out rates on large sites; what the...

    • Private Rented Housing: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government have taken to tackle discrimination in the private rented sector in the last five years.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to implement the recommendations of the 2013 Report of the UN Special Rapporteur...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June to Question 151020, what the exceptional circumstances under which a strategic plan...

      Occupational Therapy: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will encourage officials working on local strategic planning to include contributions from occupational...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire require rehousing; and how many of those people are in (a)...

      Leasehold: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to bring forward legislation banning the unjustified use of leaseholds on new homes.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish his departmental spending over £25,000 since 7 May 2015.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Conflict: Casualties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to establish permanent arrangements to be activated automatically at the start of any UK military campaign to (a) record...

    • Tornado Aircraft: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 10 March 2016 to Question 30091, whether the Traffic Collision Avoidance System fitted to Tornado GR 4 aircraft is the...

      Diego Garcia: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2018 to Question 154747, and with reference to the article in the New Internationalist of 11 June 2018 entitled...

      Military Alliances: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what processes his Department has in place to tackle the leaking of correspondence from allies.

      USA: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has held discussions with his US counterpart on their leaked correspondence of 12 June regarding UK defence spending; and if he will make a...

      NATO Countries: Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which NATO countries provided Maritime Patrol Aircraft for use in UK airspace between 25 June and 2 July 2018.

      Aircraft Carriers: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 27 June 2018 to Question 158218 on Aircraft Carriers: Repairs and Maintenance, when he is planning for a contract to be awarded.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former claimants of disability living allowance in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency are (a) in receipt of Personal Independence...

    • Personal Independence Payment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how health assessments are prioritised for people moving from disability living allowance to personal independence payments in (a) the...

      Marriage Guidance: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether new voluntary sector organisations are eligible to access the £39 million of funding provided by her Department for relationship...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payments applicants who have previously been awarded the mobility component have been reassessed as no longer...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of universal credit claimants with a rent liability receive their first payment of housing costs...

      Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of administering split payments of universal credit for claimants in Scotland.

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families with three or more children received (a) tax credits and (b) universal credit from April 2017 in (i) Wirral, (ii)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Netherlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had discussions with EU officials on the use of electric shock fishing methods in Holland which are illegal...

    • Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of continuous cover forestry for the production of (a) sustainable quality timber...

      Domestic Waste: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department’s targets are for levels of household waste recycling after the UK leaves the EU.

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what safeguards are in place to ensure that the UK does not export plastic waste to countries where child labour is used in...

      Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish his response to the consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of...

      Flowers: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency plans have been made to ensure minimum delays at customs after the UK leaves the EU for florists who...

      Asda: J Sainsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) farmers and (b) food producers receive a fair price for their goods...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent meetings the Animal and Plant Health Agency has had with farmers in (a) West Sussex and (b) Mid Sussex...

      Sky Lanterns: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban sky lanterns during periods of severe drought.

      Droughts: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will order a comprehensive review of the trigger points on the Fire Severity Index on account of the current drought.

      Rights of Way: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he is giving to Access Authorities on the need to manage access at times of severe fire risk.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of refugees received by the UK since 1 January 2018.

    • Counter-terrorism: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the (a) roles and (b) responsibilities of his Department for (a) Prevent and (b) counter-extremism strategies.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budgets are for Prevent contractors in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the list of contractors for the Prevent programme in receipt of contracted payments in each of the last five years for...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria his Department used for the selection of Prevent contractors in 2017-18.

      Moorland: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary for State for Defence in on the Army's role in supporting Fire and Rescue Service in...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on the issuing of a licence to Billy Caldwell for medicinal cannabis.

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of mandating that a person in possession of an antique firearm hold (a) a...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2018 to Question 156493 on Immigration: EU Nationals, what consultation his Department is carrying out...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2018 to Question 156493 on Immigration: EU Nationals, which devices will be compatible with the identity...

      Migrant Workers: Restaurants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 15 June 2018, HCWS768, if he will make representations to the Migration Advisory...

      State Visits: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the police and security operation during President Trump's planed visit in July...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to lower the minimum income requirement for disabled people applying for a spousal visa.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many administrative reviews his Department has undertaken of immigration cases in the last 12 months.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish his departmental organogram for 2017.

    • Scotland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish his Department's monthly workforce management data for 2017-18.

      Scotland Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish his Department's spending over £25,000 since 1 January 2018.

      Scotland Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish his Department's spending over £25,000 for 2017.

      Aviation: Fife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has had discussions with (a) Edinburgh Airport and (b) the Civil Aviation Authority on Edinburgh Airport's application for new flight paths...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Food Banks

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons government departments do not substantively answer parliamentary questions on food bank usage.

    • Civil Servants: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many UK civil servants are on secondment to foreign governments.

      British Irish Council

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Government Ministers have attended which plenaries of the British Irish Council since 2010.

      Public Sector: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his speech to the Reform think-tank on 25 June 2018 on public service reform, whether outsourcing companies that fail to meet targets...

      Infrastructure and Projects Authority: Managers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many project and programme managers have been recruited by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority to work on projects relating to the UK leaving...

      Crown Commercial Service: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision Crown Commercial Service to cancel the tender for the Crown Marketplace development phase on...

  • Treasury

    • Diesel Fuel: Smuggling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to tackle the availability and use of illegal diesel fuel.

    • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the surcharge for paying for road tax either monthly or as two six-month payments was set at five per cent.

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual cost to the public purse has been of working tax credit childcare since that policy was introduced.

      Imports: Western Sahara

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the 21 December 2016 ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Polisario v Council, whether all products from Western Sahara...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been invited to sign up for help to save accounts since the introduction of tax-free childcare.

      Transport: North of England

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding, in real terms, has been allocated from the public purse to transport infrastructure in the north of England in each year since 1993.

      Instalment Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussion he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on the cap on rent-to-own lending to start in April 2019.

      Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to Answer of 26 June 2018 to Question 154781 on Brexit, what steps his Department has taken in order to calculate the value of the dividend arising...

      Personal Savings

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal plans he has to increase the level of personal savings in this Parliament.

      Ports

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to prepare UK ports for when the UK leaves the EU.

  • Prime Minister

    • British Irish Council

      To ask the Prime Minister, on which occasions she has attended meetings of the British-Irish Council since taking office.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Directors

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the recent reduction in the number of women in FTSE 100 finance chief roles.

    • Equal Pay: STEM Subjects

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to tackle the gender pay gap in STEM industries.

      Women's Centres: Coventry

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Treasury on funding for women's centres in Coventry.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 18 June (HL8314), why they will not disclose the names of present beneficiaries of UK funding to Bahrain.

    • Iraq: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of Turkish military operations in northern Iraq and of reported attacks on villages in the Qandil Mountains; and whether they...

      USA: State Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of a state visit by the President of the United States after Brexit.

  • Department for Education

    • Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, or have taken, to ensure that schoolgirls who become pregnant can continue their education during pregnancy and after their baby's...

    • Special Educational Needs: Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing a national autism and education strategy.

      Adoption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many regional adoption agencies have been created; what areas they cover; and in how many of those agencies the Secretary of State for Education has used the...

      Child Minding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of childminders.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total number of women who have been in prison over the last two decades.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Second Homes: Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many second homes in England are registered as businesses and are therefore not required to pay council tax.

    • Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have put in place to protect Muslim citizens from verbal and physical attack and abuse on religious grounds.

      Domestic Violence: Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the Homeless Code of Guidance for Local Authorities clarifies that all individuals fleeing domestic abuse are in priority...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in determining the compensation scheme for victims of the hostile environment policy towards the Windrush generation; and whether the...

    • Home Office: Complaints

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people complained about ill treatment by the Home Office since 2010; how many of those complaints are still outstanding; and what is the estimated...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of individuals and families affected by the impact of the hostile environment policy.

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement a specific visa system for EU workers after Brexit.

      Motorcycles: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered banning pillion riding on motorised vehicles to tackle the surge in moped and other related crimes.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Honours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who the members of the committees which agreed honours for non-political recipients were (1) in 2004, and (2) this year.

  • Treasury

    • Secured Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the damage caused to vulnerable people by high cost log book loans; why they have decided not to proceed with the Goods Mortgages...

    • Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in safeguarding the legality of (1) cross-border derivative, and (2) insurance, contracts after Brexit.

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