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Written answers

Monday, 9 July 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that public transport (a) infrastructure and (b) vehicles in the North East are accessible to people...

    • Railways: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people have been killed on railway lines in each of the last five years.

      Severn Tunnel: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2018 to Question 155763, on Severn Tunnel: Closures, what estimate his Department has made of the costs of the...

      A14: Kettering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of vehicles which use the A14 between junctions 7 and 9 around Kettering each day; what the...

      Railway Stations: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of Virgin Trains on trends in the number of delayed services affecting Coventry train station.

      Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates the cross-government steering group considering the development of the Airports National Policy Statement and accompanying Appraisal of...

      Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates special advisers of his Department (a) met and (b) exchanged corresponded with (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) officials...

      Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date officials of his Department gave their final advice to Ministers of his Department on Public Service Obligations in relation to the (a)...

      Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the titles of the risk registers in relation to the (a) Airport Capacity Programme Board and (b) cross-government steering group on...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to introduce a penalty for (a) failing to...

      Bicycles: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will conduct a public consultation on the (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of making compulsory the equipping of bicycles with an effective...

      Bus Services: Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the cost to charities running not-for-profit community minibus services of the proposed new guidance requiring advanced...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for SMETS2 meters to be made available for pre-payment consumers.

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of removing gas meter installations from the...

      Manufacturing Industries: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support manufacturing jobs in North East England.

      Manufacturing Industries: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support manufacturing jobs in North East England in his negotiations with the EU for when...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many feed-in tariff applications have been made in respect of houses with an Energy Performance Certificate of (a)...

      Solar Power: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the feed-in tariff rate for solar PV is for (a) houses with Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) of D or higher...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on support for the UK offshore wind industry’s ambition to produce one third of UK electricity...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential for offshore wind to deliver significant electricity system cost...

      Carbon Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Climate Change Act 2008, what assessment he has made of the potential performance of the UK in...

      Fracking: Carbon Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of fracking on the UK meeting the targets of the (a) fourth...

      Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations of the report, Global Market...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2018 to Question 153707, on Climate Change Convention, whether his Department plans...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the demand for coal was in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the demand for coal has been excluding electricity generation in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      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, if he will place a copy in the Library of the proposal by...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the military situation in Hudaydah Yemen.

    • Afghanistan: Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Afghanistan Government on the protection of Afghan Sikhs.

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the significance of the recent European Parliament statement on the sentencing of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the medicinal cannabis industry on the medicinal and therapeutic benefits...

    • Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in waiting times for disabled children to access health and social care services in each of the...

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the expanded use of diagnostic techniques to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the quality of health and social care services for disabled children.

      Geriatrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to promote geriatric medicine to doctors as a career specialism.

      Doctors: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to increase the number of medical school places to meet patient demand in the West Midlands.

      Doctors: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the adequacy of the number of physicians in the West...

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for pacemakers that detect epileptic seizures to be available on the NHS.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people visit a dentist every 12 months.

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage people to visit an optician every 12 months.

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve testing procedures for prostate cancer.

      Mental Health Services: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the lead organisation is for the commissioning of residential child and adolescent mental health services in east Birmingham.

      Depressive Illnesses: Ketamine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has any plans to make ketamine available on the NHS for people with treatment-resistant depression.

      Aortic Aneurysm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the interventions for patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms listed under...

      Aortic Aneurysm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) proliferation of non-authorised, physician-modified products in the treatment of abdominal aortic...

      Self-harm: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people under the age of 18 have presented at A&E in need of treatment for self-harm at hospitals in the Greater Birmingham...

      Mental Health Services: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of young people's mental health services in Birmingham.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the DNA test for breast cancer assessment will be available on the NHS.

      Menorrhagia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to reduce variation in the level of treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding throughout the country.

      Menorrhagia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many clinical commissioning groups have commissioned an Intrauterine system service for heavy menstrual bleeding for each of the last...

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of NICE’s methodology for the appraisal of medical devices; and if he will make a statement.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NICE plans to undertake an assessment of the potential merits of including potential savings accrued to the social care budget in...

      Ankylosing Spondylitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the implementation of the new NICE Quality Standard on Spondyloarthritis, QS170 on the time...

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral Answer of the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Erith and Thamesmead of 16 May 2018, Official Report, column...

      Analgesics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2017 to Question 60736 on Analgesics, what the cost to the NHS was of purchasing opioid painkillers...

      Internet: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on steps to address the effect of online...

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2018 to Question 152793 on Patients: Safety, whether any steps have been taken to determine the reason...

      Spondyloarthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to support the adoption and...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of self-testing sexual health kits issued to patients by each NHS trust over the last...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote (a) sexual health and (b) sexual health education throughout the entire lifespan in the UK.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce ageism in the sexual health sector.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the best mechanisms to provide the older population with access to sexual health (a) information and (b) care.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on the PrEP drugs trail; and if he will make a statement.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England, published by his Department in March 2013, when his Department...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve sexual health outcomes for people aged 50 and over; and what guidance is issued to health...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding from the public purse his Department allocated to patient transport in 2017.

      General Practitioners: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs in Easington constituency are due to retire in the next five years.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the reasons that deprived communities are unable to (a) recruit and (b) retain GPs.

      Health Services: County Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will conduct a quality review of health services in County Durham.

      Lung Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of a national lung cancer screening programme.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce lung health inequalities in deprived areas.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer the letter of 4 June 2018 from the Rt hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead on behalf of his constituent Mr John...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) children and (b) adult eating disorder services that use the single measure of (i) body...

      Mental Health Services: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the use of restraint in mental health units.

      Mental Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is sufficient trauma-informed care for women experiencing mental health problems.

      Midland Metropolitan Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has he made on restarting work on the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether funding will be made available from the public purse to provide free flu vaccinations for staff working in independent care...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care of 25 June 2018, Official...

      Children: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2, published in June 2018, whether the Government's consultation on...

      Health Services and Social Services: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the sharing of data across health and social care.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on improving the social care interface between the NHS and local authorities.

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the NHS Business Services Authority on payments to pharmacists.

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of Government funding for pharmacies.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter of 18 April 2018 from the right hon. Member for North Norfolk to the Minister of State for Health...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2018 to Question 158305, how many GPs there were for every 100,000 people in September for each of the...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of individuals detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act identify as BAME.

      Mental Health Services: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with mental health diagnoses have died as a result of being placed physical restraint in the last five years.

  • Attorney General

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Crown Prosecution Service in charging suspects with the appropriate offence.

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will commission research into the extent to which charging decisions made by the Crown Prosecution Service differ from the expectation of (a) Police and (b)...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the number of occasions the Crown Prosecution Service has charged suspects with offences that are deemed less serious than the offences...

      Crown Prosecution Service: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the reduction in the number of CPS staff on the number of criminal charges brought in England and Wales...

  • Department for International Development

    • Yemen: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate she has made of the number of internally displaced people in Yemen.

    • Yemen: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to support internally displaced people in Yemen.

      Yemen: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve the effectiveness of the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism for Yemen.

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that projects that her Department co-designs and co-funds with the Department for International...

      Yemen: Prosthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to programmes providing prosthetic limbs to people in Yemen.

      Kenya: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to Malaria (a) prevention and (b) treatment programmes in Kenya.

      Disaster Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the criteria are which are used to trigger the deployment of the UK Emergency Medical Team to a humanitarian crisis overseas.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans hold discussions with the National Deaf Children’s Society on changes to funding for deaf children’s education.

    • Children: Social Services

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

      Higher Education: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the value for money for students of Higher Education studying at universities in the West Midlands.

      Apprentices: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether employers will still be able to claim funding for apprentices from the EU that start in 2019 for the duration of their apprenticeship.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of apprenticeship levy-paying employers in England that have used that funding to pay for MBA courses.

      Carillion: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2018 to Question 157841, whether the 225 apprentices transferred from Carillion Training Services Limited who are...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Women's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women’s centres were in operation in each year from 2007.

    • Women's Prisons: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women’s prisons his Department plans to close in the next four years.

      Women's Prisons: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money has been raised for the public purse by the (a) closure and (b) sale of women’s prisons since 2010.

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has for the funding of the Female Offender Strategy after 2021.

      Women's Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money his Department previously allocated for the (a) construction and (b) operation of female community prisons.

      Prisoners: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons have produced local strategies to support prisoners to improve their level of engagement with their families.

      Advisory Board on Female Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many meetings of the Advisory Board on Female Offenders (a) have taken place, (b) have been attended by a Minister of his Department and (c) he has...

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations he has received from the Advisory Board on Female Offenders on the level of funding for the female offender strategy.

      Thameside Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many young adults in HMYOI Thameside 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...

      Women's Prisons: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total spend has been on the female prison estate in each year since 2010.

      Doncaster Young Offender Institution

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

      Sentencing: Females

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

      Offensive Weapons: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted for being in possession of a (a) firearm and (b) weapon in each of the last three years.

      Prisons: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of violence and self-harm in prisons in the West Midlands.

      Courts: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of court closures on access to justice for people in Coventry.

      Offences against Children: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on the provision of support services for victims of child sexual exploitation; and if he will...

      Family Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2017, when the Government plans to publish its Green Paper on family justice.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Government Departments: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2018 to Question 134319 on Departments: Brexit, what arrangements have been established in his...

    • UK Relations With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to his Answer of 20 June 2018 to Question 153191 on UK Relations with EU, whether a UK-EU negotiating group representing the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the per cent change in real terms funding has been for each North East council in each year from 2010.

    • Rented Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2018 to Question 152689 on rented housing: students, if he will list the meetings...

      Rented Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2018 to Question 152689 on Rented Housing: Students, what discussions his Ministry...

      Temporary Accommodation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of children placed in temporary housing.

      Local Government Finance: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2018 to Question 142845 on Social Rented Housing, and the Answer of 15 June 2018 to...

      Land: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps local authorities may take to tackle public safety concerns on unregistered land.

      Housing: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recourse to action residents have in relation to builders who having part-developed a freehold site appoint a...

      Housing: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government is taking steps to prevent (a) builders, (b) management companies appointed by builders and (c)...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships : Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the 2017-18 accounts of the recently wound-up Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough Local...

      Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what payments his Department has made to the Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough Combined Authority to cover...

      Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a summary of all payments from his Department to the Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough...

      Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of whether there will be any extra costs to the Greater Cambridgeshire Greater...

      Caravans: Public Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to empower local authorities to prohibit sleeping in caravans in public spaces.

      Letting Agents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of how letting agents in England would cover costs currently paid from the fee on tenants...

      Letting Agents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merit of placing a cap or upper limit on letting agent fees.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Cambridgeshire Regional Fire Control Centre building is being leased out by his Department.

      Temporary Accommodation: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many children are living in temporary accommodation in each local authority in the North West.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the total local authority expenditure on alcohol treatment services in England was in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that responses to correspondence from hon. Members are provided within the target time.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total value is of all contracts in US dollars for military equipment purchased by the Ministry of Defence since 23 June 2016; and if he will...

    • Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) findings, (b) safety improvement notices and (c) immediate safety requirements were issued by the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator in each year...

      Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the planned publication date is for the next Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator annual assurance report.

      Ministry of Defence: Airbus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value is of Airbus goods sourced from outside the EU under the Government's defence contract with that company.

      Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has instituted an inquiry into leaked correspondence in the last month; and if he will make a statement.

      NATO: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Royal Navy (i) submarines, (ii) ships and (iii) personnel and (b) RAF (A) aircraft (B) personnel took part in the recent NATO exercise...

      Moorland: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to deploy military helicopter assets to support the Fire Service in fighting the moorland fires.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish each defence procurement exercise his Department has exempted from international competition under Article 346 of the Treaties on the...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State’s letter to the Chair of the House of Commons Defence Committee, on the procurement...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State’s letter to the Chair of the House of Commons Defence Committee, on the procurement...

      Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department classifies River-class Offshore Patrol Vessels as warships.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a decision to restrict the competition for the procurement of Fleet Solid Support ships to UK companies would result in compensation costs to...

      Veterans: Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Prime Minister's announcement last year of plans to provide 2.5 million former armed forces personnel cards to identify them as...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to proactively (a) contact and (b) advise people affected by the introduction of personal independence...

    • Social Security Benefits: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many female offenders were sanctioned for welfare claims within three months of release in each year from 2010.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average cost is to her Department of an application for personal independence payment by stage of application.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of advance payments that have been applied for as a result of the roll-out of universal credit.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of increasing the pension credit threshold.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing the water sector back into public ownership.

    • Angling: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the value of recreational sea angling to the Sussex economy.

      Fishing Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what limits his Department recommends for proximity to shore of near-shore pair trawlers.

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether records are kept on the religion of people detained in immigration removal centres; and if she will make a statement.

    • Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from pharmaceutical companies on the use of medicinal cannabis in the last two years; and if he will...

      Visas: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the number of errors made in the processing of visas that have resulted in a delay in the issue of...

      Arts: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps as part of the negotiations for the UK leaving the EU to seek the creation of a visa system between the UK and EU...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value was of criminal assets seized by the police in the last 12 months.

      Advisory Services: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value was of EU funding allocated for the provision in the UK of specialist (a) women’s services, (b) services to support...

      Immigration: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the number of people who have received leave to remain (a) under the destitution domestic violence...

      Immigration: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing a period of respite for victims of domestic abuse to seek...

      British Nationality: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's definition of good character is when considering the citizenship applications of children over 10 years old.

      British Nationality: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reasons are for the disparity between the application cost and the administration cost of applications for child citizenship.

      Hemp: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will review the licence provisions to enable people to grow hemp for personal (a) food and (b) clothing use.

      Police: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many female police officers have been recruited in each of the last three years.

      Immigration: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2018 to Question 148604 on Immigration: Enforcement, what estimate he has made of the cost of providing...

      British Nationality: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many black and minority ethnic young people as defined by the British Nationality Act 1981 have been refused citizenship due to being...

      Undocumented Workers: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2018 to Question 157125 on Undocumented Workers, how many people have been arrested for the offence of...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) payroll and (b) non-payroll staff are employed in his Department for the Private Office Group.

    • Brexit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many times he has officially met the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to discuss the UK leaving the EU and its implications for...

      Brexit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many times he has officially met the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to discuss the UK leaving the EU and its implications for Scotland; and...

      Brexit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many times he has officially met the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations to discuss...

      Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many times he has officially met the Secretary of State for Trade to discuss the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and its implications...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Communication Service: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the scope is of the recently signed memorandum of understanding on communications between the Government Communication Service and the Government...

    • Government Communication Service: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether UK civil servants will be seconded to the Government of Dubai as part of the memorandum of understanding on communications between that...

      Civil Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many events the Civil Service Alumni Network has hosted since 2016.

      Civil Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who sits on the steering group for the Civil Service Alumni Network.

      Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the capacity of strategic suppliers to fulfil their Government contracts.

      Ministers and Senior Civil Servants: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the National Cyber Security Centre has made an assessment of the potential risk to the security of (a) Ministers and (b) senior civil servants...

  • Treasury

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has held discussions with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on his policy priorities after the...

    • Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether an assessment will be made of the extent to which Government database processes meet the General Data Protection...

      Dormant Assets Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the implementation of the report, Tackling dormant assets: recommendations to benefit investors...

      Social Media: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to make an assessment of the effectiveness of the German Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz law when formulating his...

      Social Media: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he had had with social media providers on (a) misogynistic, (b) racist and (c) homophobic or transphobic...

      Internet: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has had relating to discussions with the Secretary of State for Justice on the legal framework relating to internet...

      Internet: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on support for children who are the victims of internet...

      Local Government: Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to review the ten-year commitment for the BBC to pay for the Local Democracy Reporting Scheme.

      Public Libraries: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for public libraries in (a) Coventry and...

      Building Connections Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the funding from the Building Connections Fund will be allocated in tranches between July 2018 and December 2020; and...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Paternity Leave

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Government is taking steps to give fathers (a) longer and (b) better-paid paternity leave.

    • Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Written Statement of 17 May 2018, Access to Elected Office for Disabled People, HCWS695, whether a Deaf and Disabled People's...

      Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answers of 2 July 2018 to Questions 158205 and 158206, on Access to Elected Office Fund, how she plans to promote the existence of...

      LGBT People

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has held discussions with Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers on appointing an LGBT special envoy as part of the Government's LGBT...

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to (a) review the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and (b) de-medicalise the process of applying for a gender...

      LGBT People: Surveys

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if the Government will produce a reanalysis of the data collected in the National LGBT Survey to provide a regional breakdown of the responses to...

      LGBT People: Surveys

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Government plans to make the anonymised raw data from the National LGBT Survey publically available.

  • Department for Transport

  • 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), what has changed since the disclosure of details about the implementers and...

    • Najah Ahmed Yousif

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon on 25 June (HL8518), whether have they have filed the case of Najah Ahmed Yousif under the UK Torture and...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the bill currently before the Knesset that would impose a five-year prison term for...

      Jerusalem: Religious Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take, if any, to ensure that the status of religious properties in the old city of Jerusalem is maintained.

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 June (HL8327), what action they intend to take to prevent forcible transfers of population.

      Afghanistan: Visits Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether consideration was given to sending a Minister of State to visit Afghanistan this month as an alternative to the Secretary of State for Foreign and...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report on the latest developments in Afrin District, published on 15 June by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

      Burma: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the report by Amnesty International We Will Destroy Everything: Military Responsibility for Crimes...

      Burma: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement the recommendation of Amnesty International in its report We Will Destroy Everything: Military Responsibility for Crimes...

      Turkey: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 June (HL8548 and HL8549), and further to the reply by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 27 June...

      USA: UN Human Rights Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they made any representations to the government of the United States to seek to dissuade it from withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council; and whether...

      Afghanistan: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Foreign Secretary discussed an increase in British troop numbers to Afghanistan during his visit to Kabul on 25 June.

      Burma: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the governments of Myanmar and of Malaysia in the event of the forced repatriation of refugees from Malaysia to Chin...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Association of Child Psychotherapists Silent Catastrophe: responding to the danger signs of children and...

    • Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance and advice they provide for informal carers of patients with nutritional problems and eating difficulties.

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure the timely publication of the agenda, papers and minutes of the Public Health England Expert Group on Prescribed Drug Dependence.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the commissioning guidance for the NHS and local government on how to respond to the needs of people who...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will protect joint projects with EU member states into disabilities and diseases if the UK leaves the EU.

      Fibromyalgia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to progress the diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia.

      Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many workers from (1) other EU countries, and (2) non-EU countries were employed in the UK's adult social care workforce in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Waiting Lists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the variable health waiting times across the UK.

      Aortic Aneurysm

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have conducted an impact assessment of the draft NICE Guidelines on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, including the impact (1) on patients over 65 years old...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the long-term psychological effects of physical and mental trauma for children living in Gaza and the West Bank.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take to identify the number of children who miss school each year; and what assessment they have made of the social and economic...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of women in (1) HMP Askham Grange, (2) HMP Bronzefield, (3) HMP Downview, (4) HMP Drake Hall, (5) HMP East Sutton Park, (6) HMP Eastwood Park, (7)...

    • Coroners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to consult the Chief Coroner about extending the remit of coroners to cover unusual numbers of deaths certified by individual GPs or in...

  • Treasury

    • Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they are making for customs arrangements after Brexit; and what discussions they have had with (1) port users, and (2) port operators in (a) the UK, and...

    • Banks: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of bank branch closures in rural areas on access to financial services, in the light of the low levels of mobile...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many social housing properties have been sold under the Right-to-Buy Scheme since 2010; and how many of those sold have been replaced by (1) local authorities,...

    • Temporary Accommodation: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are being introduced to reduce the number of children in bed and breakfast, and hotel temporary accommodation.

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households in the social rented sector in England in 2010 were paying (1) social rents, (2) affordable rent, (3) market rent, and (4) other terms; and how...

      Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of domestic abuse victims who are unable to access refuge services because they have no recourse to public funds.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to facilitate the creation of new homes; and whether they are on track to meet the target of building 300,000 new homes this year.

      Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that cable standards are strengthened to improve their ability to react to fire, in order to improve public safety in buildings.

      Community Housing Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the funding prospectuses for the next round of the Community Housing Fund announced in November 2017; and whether, in the light of the delay...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • WPS Chiefs of Defence Staff Network

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Goldie on 26 June, relating to the Chiefs of Defence Staff (ChoDS) Network and the promotion and integration of gender...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Blood Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which Department for Work and Pensions disability assessors are qualified to make judgements in relation to people...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Marine Protected Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total area of UK waters classified as no take zones.

    • Pest Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions ministers have had with organisations promoting non-chemical pest control; and what assessment they have made of progress made in developing forms...

      Water Supply: South East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of reservoir levels in the Thames Valley and the South East; and what is the likelihood of water restrictions later...

      Rural Payments Agency: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Rural Payments Agency over the last three years.

      Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that waste water from fracking is disposed of safely; and what is their policy towards (1) releasing waste water after treatment into a...

      Tree Planting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the number of trees planted annually will meet their target of 11 million trees by 2020, in the light of the Committee on...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how many children of the Windrush generation who had been in local authority care now have an uncertain legal residency status; and...

    • UK Border Force: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the 300 additional Border Force staff they announced were to be recruited to relieve existing staff for training for post Brexit demands are in addition to...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the definition of the Windrush generation they use will be expanded to include those who joined their parents, grandparents and siblings after 1973.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether changes to the number of years of residence in the UK that are required before applying for permanent settlement under European Community Association...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether trade deals in which the UK is partner are conditional on other signatories ensuring the rights of minorities in their countries; and if not, why not.

    • Import Duties: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent they were involved in the EU decision to impose retaliatory tariffs on imports of United States products into the UK; whether they supported that...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Muslims

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether, and if so why, Muslim women are not progressing at the same rate as non-Muslim women in economic engagement and employment.

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to (1) conclude, and (2) publish their review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004; and what consideration they are giving, if any, to legal...

      Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keidan) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for International...

      Females: Directors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress being made by companies in appointing more women to company boards.

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