Written answers

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Govia Thameslink Railway: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much revenue his Department has received from Govia Thameslink Railway from first class ticket premiums on (a) Thameslink, (b) Great Northern, (c)...

    • Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons his Department allowed Govia Thameslink to pay £5 million to settle its obligations for two years up to September 2018; and what...

      Roads: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department has provided to Havering local authority for the repair and maintenance of local highways.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the letter of 28 June 2018 from the Minister of State for Transport to hon. Members on the declassification of first class trains on...

      Railways: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the effectiveness of Network Rail's suicide prevention...

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what financial support his Department is making available to local authorities undertaking business cases for the reopening of railway stations.

      Driving: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the safety of young people of driving vehicles with high brake horse power.

      Bus Services: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of trends in the (a) frequency and (b) price of bus services serving Ashfield constituency in the last five years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Office for Nuclear Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the ability of the Office for Nuclear Regulation to take over the (a) inspection and (b)...

    • Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July to Question 158694 on Carillion: contracts, if his Department will publish the...

      Mathematics: Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to increase the number of PhD places for mathematical scientists.

      Minimum Wage: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Record 22,400 minimum wage workers to receive millions in...

      Nuclear Power: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to communicate to the public the content of the ongoing discussions it holds with nuclear...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the scope of the agreements reached between the United States and the DPRK at the recent summit...

    • Iraq: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the security threat from former Daesh fighters fleeing Iraq to regional stability in the Middle East.

      Mozambique: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on tackling Al Sunnah wa Jama'ah in Mozambique.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, following the publication of the 2018 Aid Transparency Index, what steps his Department is taking to improve the transparency...

      Indonesia: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Indonesia counterpart on the rights of LGBT people in that country.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Myanmar counterpart on the long-term rights of the Rohingya.

      Malaysia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the new Malaysian Government.

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of migrants departing from the Libyan coast who have drowned in the last two months.

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) financial and (b) diplomatic support the Government is offering to humanitarian rescue missions offering help to...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2018 to Question 157709, on what date the Gulf Integrated Activity Fund transferred from the...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much of the Integrated Activity Fund was allocated to the Ministry of Defence for the 2018-2019 financial year.

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Integrated Activity Fund has received any funding from the Official Development Assistance budget.

      Nigeria: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the total number of fatalities from farmer-herder clashes in Nigeria since October 2017; and what...

      Gaza and West Bank: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the use of the death penalty in (a) the West Bank and (b) Gaza; and what representations he has...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the EU upholds the commitments it has made on UK nationals living in the EU after the...

    • Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the effect of the terms of the draft Withdrawal Agreement, published in March 2018 on market access...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 137537 on Data Protection, whether the Government has made a further assessment...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Joint Committee On Vaccination and Immunisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the agenda of the next meeting of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is planned to be published.

    • Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to allocate further funding specifically for the improvement of facilities for families on neonatal units.

      NHS Trusts: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which non Foundation NHS Trusts' requests to set up their own Private Limited Company or Wholly Owned Subsidiary he approved since...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applications for disability nursing degrees were received in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many students started disability nursing degrees in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Sepsis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NICE on the development of new treatments for sepsis; and if he will make a statement.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times NHS England has met Vertex to discuss Orkambi; and whether any steps have been taken as a result of those meetings.

      Naloxone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable the provision of new nasal forms of naloxone to help prevent deaths from opioid...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many fines were levied on people who wrongly claimed free prescriptions in each year for which information is available; and how much...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people accessed treatment for hepatitis C in 2017-18 in (a) the Thames Valley Hep C Operational Delivery Network and (b)...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what meetings his Department had with representatives of the alcohol industry in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018 to date.

      Food Poverty: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for the review of the Food and You Survey; and if he will make a statement.

      Food Poverty: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to continue beyond 2019 the Food and You Survey.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Public Health England's blog of 9 November 2017, Alcohol and drug treatment in England: the picture from the 2016-17...

      Clinical Priorities Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 March to Question 134482 on the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group, when NHS England plans to communicate...

      Prostate Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has allocated to prostate cancer awareness campaigns since 2010.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of GPs who (a) have been allocated funds for property rental and (b) are granted NHS...

      Prisoners: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of prisoners who were given incorrect medication, in each of the last 3 years.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the Government's next steps following its consultation on proposed measures in chapter two of the childhood...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include reference to the financial pressures faced by care-home chains in his Department's forthcoming Green Paper.

      NHS: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 152627, how many NHS apprenticeship starts there were by (a) employer and (b) region...

  • Department for International Development

    • South Sudan: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will allocate additional funding to tackle food insecurity in South Sudan.

    • Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to seek the inclusion of an affirmation of the right of all countries to use TRIPS flexibilities to...

      Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding has been allocated by her Department for the eradication of polio globally since 2010.

      Burma: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's (a) 2017-2018 and (b) 2018-2019 Burma budgets has been allocated to support internally displaced...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he is taking steps with Cabinet colleagues to ensure that no Government Departments distribute pupil data to commercial companies and journalists.

    • Mathematics: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2018 to Question 156624, how many and what proportion of maths teachers in receipt of bursaries are still teaching...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2018 to Question 146286 on Academies, if he will make it his policy to allow failing academy schools to be placed...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of ensuring that funding for SEN pupils follows individual pupils.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions has he had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the level of high needs block funding in the next two years.

      University Academy Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what consultations he plans to undertake on the future of University Academy Warrington; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of teachers in Coventry since 2010 are still in teaching after (a) three, (b) four and (c) five years.

      Teachers: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of teachers in Coventry since 2010 are still teaching English after (a) three, (b) four and (c) five years.

      Department for Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department hold Masters degrees.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what contingency plans he has made in the event that the September 2020 implementation of the first three T levels is missed; and if he will make a...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the long-term viability of the criminal legal aid system; and if he will make a statement.

    • Legal Profession: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the adequacy of the number of lawyers (a) entering and (b) remaining in criminal defence.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Justice of 2 July 2018, Official Report, column 100, in how many prisons the system of...

      Domestic Violence: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people convicted of domestic abuse were given a prison sentence in each of the last three years.

      Risley Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to change the function of Risley prison.

      Ministry of Justice: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2018 to Question 157090, on Ministry of Justice: buildings, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of...

      Ministry of Justice: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2018 to Question 157090, on Ministry of Justice: buildings, how many days each Minister of his Department has spent in...

      Reoffenders: Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to commence Section 151 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to allow courts to use community orders instead of fines for repeat offenders...

      Exeter Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2018 to Question 159035 on Exeter Prison, what the total value is of the additional funding drawn from that range of...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average wait for an immigration appeal tribunal is from time of decision to tribunal date in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were placed in cells of three prisoners or more in each of the last three years.

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people applied for the position of Chair of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the settlement rate was in the fast track in the 12 months up to and including May 2018.

      Small Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many trials occurred in the small claims track in the 12 months up to and including May 2018.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what non-tariff barriers his Department expects to remove and progress in a future free trade deal with India in (a) the life sciences, (b)...

    • Nuclear Power: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential for UK businesses to export nuclear decommissioning expertise as a result of the French...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many countries have stated that their free trade agreements with the United Kingdom which are contingent on its membership of the EU...

      Overseas Trade: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a scheme of tariff-free trade for less developed...

      Dumping

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how the Government plans to calculate dumping margins in situations where state interventions and other distortions mean that a standard...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2018 to Question 156335 on Local Government, what information his Department holds on...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) direct and (b) indirect funding from (i) the Government, (ii) local...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that non-combustible structural materials are used for publicly-funded...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the increased risk of extensive fire damage in multi-occupancy dwellings...

      Affordable Housing: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been allocated to the London Borough of Barnet from the Affordable Homes Programme; and how much...

      Homelessness: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July to Question 158161, if he will set out the ways in which new headline figures showing...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many current contracts his Department has with Serco; and what the (a) value, (b) start date and (c) end date of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Yemen: International Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many incidents of concern regarding violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen his Department has tracked in each month since January 2018.

    • Veterans: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has retained records of the health monitoring carried out during UK nuclear tests in the 1950s and 1960s.

      Veterans: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the alpha radiation contamination on Christmas Island during the UK nuclear tests in the 1950s and 1960s.

      Veterans: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the (a) protection and (b) safety training that was provided to service personnel who collected monitoring...

      Veterans: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the mental health of veterans involved in UK nuclear testing in the 1950s and 1960s.

      Veterans: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of aircrew who flew through mushroom clouds on UK nuclear test sampling missions in the 1950s and 1960s that are...

      Radar: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to support the delivery of consented onshore wind developments in Scotland which require the implementation of a Military...

      Veterans: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of Armed Forces veterans from wars since 1990 who reside in Ashfield constituency; and what comparative...

      Armed Forces: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people from (a) Ashfield, (b) Mansfield and (c) Broxtowe joined (i) the Army, (ii) the Navy and (iii) the RAF in each of the last five years...

      Ministry of Defence: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contracts his Department holds with Capita; and what the total value of those contracts is.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Bangor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many assessors were employed at the Bangor Personal Independence Payment assessment centre as of 1 July 2018.

    • Personal Independence Payment: Bangor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many assessments on average are able to be carried out each (a) day and (b) week at in the Personal Indepedence Payment assessment centre...

      Personal Independence Payment: Bangor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time has been for an appointment with a Personal Independence Payment assessor at Bangor assessment centre over the...

      Social Security Benefits: Ellesmere Port and Neston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many requests for mandatory reconsideration have been submitted in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available in Ellesmere...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of mandatory reconsiderations were successful in each of the last 24 months for which figures are available.

      Personal Independence Payment: Bangor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how far in advance an appointment can be made for a personal independence payment assessment at Bangor assessment centre

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of households in each English region that were eligible for universal credit childcare at 5 April 2017.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of households in each English region that have taken up universal credit childcare since that policy's...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department collects on the income profile of recipients of universal credit childcare.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the age profile of claimants of universal credit childcare.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse of universal credit childcare has been since the introduction of that policy.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the annual cost to the public purse of universal credit childcare in the current spending review period.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit claimants received their full payment on time for the most recent period for which information is available.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit claimants received their full payment on time in each of the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Civil Service on the operation of Special Rules for Terminal Illness in Northern Ireland.

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to review the requirement of the special rules for terminal illness whereby claimants for benefits must have a reasonable...

      Personal Independence Payment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the Government’s reassessment of people who may be eligible for personal...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the average time it has taken for Department to resolve a complaint relating to the increase to women's...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the online journal for universal credit; and whether her Department has plans to improve...

      Universal Credit: Wirral

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

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward proposals to transfer responsibility for all mains water pipes to water companies.

    • Game: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2018 to Question 157623 on Game: Animal Welfare, whether the consideration currently being...

      Pollinators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the National Pollinator Strategy to date.

      Moorland: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the responsible management of heather moorland to minimise the risk of...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish his resources and waste strategy.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much compensation his Department has paid to persons entitled to reside in the UK for mistakes that were made under the hostile...

    • Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the National Retail Crime Steering Group plans to consider new ways to tackle the root cause of shop theft in its upcoming work plan.

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment they have made of the level of shop theft in England and Wales; and what assessment he has made of the role (a) the...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to make UK immigration processes clear and accessible.

      Asylum: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to allow asylum seekers waiting for a decision to have access to free ESOL classes.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that it meet its targets for the time taken to make decisions on applications for asylum.

      Antisocial Behaviour: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to reduce anti-social behaviour during the world cup period.

      Immigration: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of non-settlement applications from Pakistan were processed within (a) three weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) 12 weeks in each...

      Migrant Workers: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases in each of the last five years a Tier 2 visa holder has had their leave to remain terminated as a result of taking...

      Overseas Students: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2018 to Question 157145 on Overseas Students: India, what factors were considered as part of the objective...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the redacted parts of the Windrush guidance following the recommendations of the Report of the Home Affairs Committee,...

      Shoplifting: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report entitled Desperate for a fix, published in June 2018 by the...

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the National Retail Crime Steering Group has to consider new ways to tackle the root cause of shop theft in their upcoming work plan.

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the level of shop theft in England and Wales; and what assessment he has made of the potential role of (a)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter of the right hon. Member for Warley of 24 May 2018 in respect of Amandeep Singh.

      British Nationality: Ilois

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for citizenship have been made by Chagossians in the last year.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which third sector organisations will be working with her Department on the Windrush compensation scheme; and what their role in that...

      Agriculture: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on agricultural labour as part of Government changes to controls on immigration and...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Windrush generation cases there are in (a) North Lanarkshire and (b) Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill constituency.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people being held in immigration detention centres have been in those centres for over (a) one year, (b) two years and (c) three or...

      Detention Centres: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of rape and sexual assault have been reported at immigration detention centres since 2015; and how many women reporting...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pregnant women have been held in immigration detention centres since 2015; and for how long each of them were held.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will discuss with the Department of Health in Northern Ireland the conditions of the licence for Billy Caldwell to ensure he can...

  • Scotland Office

    • Taxation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the use of its tax powers.

    • Transport: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on transport provision in Scotland.

      Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs on the replacement of CAP funding for Scottish...

      EU Grants and Loans: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the replacing...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Communication Service: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has made an assessment of the level of human rights abuses in Dubai before signing the memorandum of understanding on...

    • National Democracy Week

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent from the public purse on National Democracy Week 2018.

      National Democracy Week

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what additional costs were incurred by (a) local authorities and (b) the voluntary sector as a result of the decision to establish a a third democracy...

      Voting Rights: Gambia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when citizens of The Gambia resident in the UK with leave to remain will be permitted to register as UK electors following that country re-joining the...

      Government Departments: Former Members

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many former hon. Members are as of 6 July 2018 appointed to (a) paid and (b) unpaid roles within government departments.

  • Treasury

    • Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households in each English region were eligible for child tax credit for childcare as of 5 April 2017.

    • Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the income profile of recipients of child tax credit for childcare.

      Fossil Fuels: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Government spent from the public purse on (a) subsidies, (b) investment and (c) research and development in the fossil fuel energy sectors in...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of provision of public services of the increased public sector worker contract rates resulting from...

      Revenue and Customs: Internet

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of the Check Employment Status for Tax service.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual cost to the public purse was of child tax credit for childcare since the introduction of that policy.

      Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to include hydrogen refuelling stations in the scope of the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund in the future.

      Revenue and Customs: Internet

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps HMRC has taken to ensure that the Check Employment Status for Tax tool accurately interprets case law for the purpose of deciding employment status.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations (a) his Department and (b) groups representing contractors have made on the establishment of a suicide prevention hotline to support...

      Local Government Finance

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

      Social Services: Children

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

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Competition and Markets Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for providing extra resources to the Competition and Markets Authority as a result of the UK no longer being a member of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Gulf Strategy Unit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for the Cabinet Office on 12 October 2017 (HC8077), what funding was allocated to each line of the budget for the...

    • William, Duke of Cambridge: Visits Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of the visit by the Duke of Cambridge to the Middle East to achieving peace between Palestine and Israel.

      Nigeria: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the decision of the Nigerian House of Representatives on 4 July to declare recent killings in Plateau State to be a...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Life Peers: Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 on appointments to the House of Lords; what title a non-binary person, who does not...

    • Impact Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria are employed by departments when deciding whether or not to undertake an impact assessment on (1) primary egislation, (2) secondary legislation, and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders are receiving treatment on the NHS.

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they are seeking to put in place following Brexit to ensure the timely availability of medicines manufactured in EU countries to patients in the UK.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any potential threat to the viability of social care providers caused by the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling on backdating...

  • Department for International Development

    • Burma: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide humanitarian aid to any refugees forced to return to Chin State, Myanmar, from Malaysia and other countries.

    • Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of UK humanitarian aid to Syria has been delivered to areas controlled by the Assad regime or its allies.

      EU Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the European Commission’s new disclaimer for aid contracts, which states that if the UK withdraws from the EU without...

  • Department for Education

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners on Remand: West Midlands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what account they took of (1) time, (2) travel, and (3) cost implications for defendants, solicitors and administrative staff when deciding to relocate all remand...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to develop local-connection criteria for the proposed Entry Level Exception Site policy in the draft National Planning Policy Framework.

    • Freehold

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether, and to what extent, freeholders breach their statutory obligations to provide leaseholders with accounts they are...

      Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the rates of council taxes paid by properties in bands A and B compared to properties in the highest bands, and (2) the...

      Housing: Courts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish proposals for a specialist housing court.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Decorations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 3 July (HL8946 and HL8947), whether any current 5 star officers who were not in regular service on 29 July...

    • Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 3 July (HL8946 and HL8947), whether officers given 5 star rank after the decision to put that rank in abeyance...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Blood Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, in the light of the recent sickle cell and thalassaemia APPG Report How did you contract that?, of the suitability of the...

    • Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to release an updated progress report of the indicators included in the Social justice: transforming lives report published in March 2012.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to construct a national water grid.

    • Pets: Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make pet theft a specific criminal offence.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect children from gambling adverts and marketing.

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