Written answers

Monday, 16 July 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the value of research and development to the (a) transport industry and (b) Government’s industrial strategy.

    • Railways: Tree Felling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he or Ministers of his Department have to meet Sir William Worsley, the UK national tree champion, to discuss Network Rail’s...

      Transport: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure there is greater connectivity between Northern Ireland and the Great Britain mainland; and if he will...

      Bridges: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) stakeholders on a potential bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland; and if he...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in total, how many applications have been made to the HS2 Business and Local Economy Fund; and how many of those applications have been successful.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from (a) not-for-profit and (b) other organisations eligible to apply for the HS2 Business and Local Economy Fund...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with HS2 Ltd on ensuring that eligibility criteria for the Business and Local Economy Fund is not...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is considering a review of the Business and Local Economy Fund eligibility criteria to maximise the ability of appropriate...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications have been made to the HS2 Need to Sell Scheme from urban areas; and how many of those applications have been (a) accepted and...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will compel HS2 Ltd to publish the internal guidance used by the independent panel of professionals to assess applications under the HS2 Need to...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the clarifications called for by the House of Lords Select Committee on the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill on the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the determination of a compelling reason to sell under HS2’s Need to Sell scheme involves a means-test of the applicant and their...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will compel HS2 Ltd to make available, if necessary, in redacted form, summaries of and explanations for the decisions made on applications...

      Railways: Public Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Northern Rail and Transpennine on the provision of services on Boxing Day 2018; and what the outcome of those...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 132026 on Railways: Franchises, if he will place an updated copy of the contracted franchise...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 5 July 2018, Official Report, column 473, what steps he plans to take to ensure that it will not be possible to change...

      Intercity Express Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the economic contribution of the Intercity Express Programme to the (a) UK, (b) North East and (c) South West.

      Railways: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has held (a) meetings and (b) discussions with business groups in the North East on support for rail manufacturing.

      Great Western Railway: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on delays and overcrowding experienced by commuters on the Great Western Railway (GWR) from Bristol to London;...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of qualified HGV drivers in the road haulage industry for each year since 2010.

      Road Traffic Control: Seaham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions Highways England has had with Durham County Council on traffic management on Seaton Lane, Seaham, and its effect on road safety and...

      Road Traffic Control: Seaham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make funding available to improve road safety and relieve traffic congestion at Seaton Lane, Seaham.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Weight Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, further to the new arrangements introduced by the Government on volumetric concrete mixers, outlined in the Government’s response to its...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Weight Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, further to the new arrangements introduced by the Government on volumetric concrete mixers, outlined in the Government’s response to its...

      Railways: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to support the growth of the rail supply chain in the North East.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the economic benefit for the (a) North East and (b) UK of UK-based manufacturing of new rolling stock in the last five years.

      Rolling Stock: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contracts for manufacturing rolling stock in the UK there have been in each of the last five years; and what assessment he has made of the effect...

      Cross Country Trains: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is the Government's policy that Cross Country train services from the north of England should continue to connect with Brockenhurst and...

      Railways: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the cost benefit ratio of (a) HS2 and (b) the Missing Link solution in Gloucestershire; and if he will make a...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Spaceflight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress his Department has made being made on establishing a site for a UK space launch facility.

    • Global Navigation Satellite Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the (a) cost and (b) liabilities to the public purse of developing a UK alternative to the...

      Business: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the amount of funding allocated from the public purse to businesses in Coventry to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the allegations of war crimes made against the Houthis in Taiz, Yemen; and if he will make...

    • Yemen: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he made of allegations of war crimes made against the Houthis during the conflict in Yemen.

      Balkans: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason the Moldovan Head of Government was not invited to the Western Balkans Summit in London on 10 July 2018.

      Nicaragua: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to support international mediation in Nicaragua.

      Nicaragua: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Nicaraguan Government on recent developments in that country.

      Embassies: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the procedures are for (a) an hon. Member and (b) a member of hon. Member's staff making direct contact with staff in an...

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to increase support for the peace process in Sudan through discussions with (a) the opposition and (b) civil...

      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué entitled Towards a Common Future...

      Nigeria: Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his French and other European counterparts on the conflict in Nigeria between Fulani herdsmen...

      British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens living in (a) Germany and (b) France.

      Mexico: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations the Government has made to the Mexican Government on freedom of religion in that country.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral contributions of the Prime Minister of 9 July 2018, on leaving the EU, Official Report, column 714, what...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on the case of Nazanin Zahari-Ratcliffe since his appointment as...

      Iran: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have plans to visit Iran.

      India: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recent attacks upon Christians in the Indian state of Tamil...

      Southern Rhodesia: Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to pay the pension arrears owing to the former members of HM's overseas civil service who remained at their...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether a new Independent Monitoring Authority to monitor citizens’ rights will be established by 29 March 2019.

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether under the proposals agreed by the Cabinet at Chequers on 6 July the Government’s proposed backstop for Northern Ireland...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the arrangements for central purchasing of non-medical equipment in the NHS are; and if he will make a statement.

    • Rare Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Government has made of the merits of the single technology appraisal process for evaluating gene therapies for rare...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Government has made of the merits of innovative funding arrangements for new products with a high upfront one-off...

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department’s priorities are for the next Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what policies he plans to bring forward to enable more hospitals to meet the targets on waiting times for (a) A&E treatment, (b)...

      Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress he has made on the implementation of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships; and if he will make a statement.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to (a) launch and (b) conclude each of the consultations announced in Chapter 2 of the Childhood Obesity Plan.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department plans to allocate to brain tumour research in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans for his Department to become accredited by the National Living Wage Foundation.

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle abuse of NHS staff by (a) patients and (b) relatives of patients.

      Toxic Shock Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women and girls have been admitted to hospital with toxic shock syndrome in each of the last 10 years.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of subject access requests for patient medical records by third parties under...

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of neuromuscular physiotherapy provision for children and adults at...

      Psychiatry: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many specialist older adult Consultant Psychiatrists worked in the NHS in England in each year since 2009 (a) in total and (b) as FTE.

      NHS Digital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) mean, (b) median and (c) modal time taken is for NHS Digital to process a request for information from universities and...

      Prisons: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Prison Health Dashboard.

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much has been spent from the public purse on palliative care services for children in (a) the London Borough of Southwark and (b)...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information on the costs of goods he will require of manufacturers of special medicinal products under the Health Service Medical...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) governance and (b) administration costs of Clinical Commissioning Groups in England; and what steps...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to letters to his predecessor from the hon. Member for North Durham on whistle blowing dated 5 May, 24 May and...

      NHS: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money was spent on translation services in the NHS by language in the last financial year.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many local authorities are commissioning 15-minute social care visits.

      Drugs: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 21 November 2017, Official Report, column 352,...

      Erythropoietic Protoporphyria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to support people diagnosed with Erythropoietic Protoporphyria as a result of the decision by...

      Royal Liverpool Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the appointment of a new contractor to complete the building of the new Royal Liverpool Hospital; and will he...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Written Statement of 10 July 2018 on Update on the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, HCWS841, what...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Written Statement of 10 July 2018 on Update on the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, HCWS841,...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Written Statement of 10 July 2018 on Update on the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, HCWS841, if...

      Nurses: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's recruitment target is for the nursing degree apprenticeship entry route, and what recent steps his Department has...

      Dalteparin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on prescriptions for dalteparin within primary care.

      Dalteparin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of referrals to hospital each year for the purpose of obtaining dalteparin on repeat prescription.

      Abortion: Misoprostol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of approving the home as a place for pregnant women to take misoprostol.

      Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the potential savings to the NHS budget of limiting access to gluten-free food via prescription.

      NHS: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce itemised bills for overseas visitors using NHS services; and if he will make a statement.

      Antidepressants and Benzodiazepines: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions of (a) individual benzodiazepine drugs and (b) individual antidepressants were dispensed in the community in 2017.

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children under the age of 18 were treated in A&E for a mental health crisis in each year since 2010.

      Allergies: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the adequate provision of EpiPen 0.3mg Adrenaline Auto-Injectors in the UK; and if he will make...

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of children being treated in A&E for a mental health crisis since 2010.

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to increase support for children experiencing mental ill health to prevent them from presenting with a mental...

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the timetable for publication of the systematic review of the evidence relating to the mental...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support and resettle (a) Yazidi, (b) Christian and (c) other religious or ethnic minority...

    • Bananas: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help prevent the extinction of the banana plant.

      Sudan: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will increase her Department's support for economic development and growth in Sudan.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding with Myanmar signed by the UNHCR and UNDP to support the creation of conditions for...

      UN Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has had any discussions with her EU counterparts on her proposal to introduce payments by results to funding of UN agencies.

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with its European counterparts on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5.

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how she plans to measure progress on Sustainable Development Goal 5 for the Voluntary National Review in 2019.

  • Department for Education

    • Children's Rights: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to respond to concerns raised by young people during the Greater London Authority’s second London...

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2018 to Question 155300 Education and Skills Funding Agency, of the 566 staff to employ the schools system how many...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the representation of ethnic minority students in higher education in (a) England and (b) Birmingham.

      Schools: Census

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when nationality and country of birth data collected by schools for immigration purposes in the 2016-18 school census will be deleted as required by...

      Construction Industry Training Board: Glaziers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference the Industrial Training (Construction Board) Order 1964 (Amendment) Order 1992, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits...

      School Teachers' Review Body

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for the next School Teachers’ Review Body report to be published.

      Regional Schools Commissioners and Schools Commissioner: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July to Question 161170, on Regional Schools Commissioners and School Commissioner: Staff, how many people employed in...

      Arts and Design: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of students that took art and design at GCSE level were eligible for free school meals in each year since 2012.

      Education: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the process for bids to the Northern Powerhouse Education Fund (a) opened and (b) closed; what the remit of the Northern Powerhouse Education...

      Discovery School Newcastle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding the Government has provided to the Discovery School in Newcastle in each of the previous five financial years.

      Adult Education: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the funding available for adult education courses within (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.

      Apprentices: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to businesses in Coventry to support the recruitment of apprentices in each of the last eight years.

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he telephoned Dame Martina Milburn to encourage her to apply to be Chair the Social Mobility Commission; how many other people he so encouraged;...

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applicants were (a) long-listed, (b) shortlisted and (c) interviewed for the position of Chair of the Social Mobility Commission; how many...

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the original application process (a) opened and (b) closed for the position of Chair of the Social Mobility Commission; how many people applied...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of whether home-schooled children receive the same level of social and academic education as children...

      Nurses: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students started a nursing degree apprenticeship in 2017-18.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding per pupil has been allocated to schools in (a) Kirklees and (b) Yorkshire in each year since 2010.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the number of permanent exclusions from school as a proportion of the overall school population in each local authority area in...

      Children and Young People: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that schools raise awareness of mental health problems experienced by children and young people.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers in England and Wales left the Prison Service after less than (a) six months, (b) twelve months and (c) eighteen months from the...

    • Criminal Proceedings: Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of criminal cases where evidence has not been fully disclosed.

      Small Claims: Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people self-represented in the small claims court in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Child Contact Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of adequacy of funding for supported contact centres by Cafcass.

      Ministry of Justice: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish an Answer to Question 152827 tabled by the hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd on 12 June 2018.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for personal independence payment tribunals.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Crown Dependencies on setting up public registers of beneficial ownership on the basis of a voluntary agreement in...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners are held in a prison which is a higher category than they have been given; and how many of those prisoners are held in a higher...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the National Offender Management Service review of Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons use the policy of three prisoners living in a cell; and how many cells are occupied by at least three prisoners in each prison.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2018 to Question 154703 on Social Security Benefits: Appeals, how many decisions made on (a) personal independence...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the possible effect of levels of austerity on projected prison population numbers; and if he will make a statement.

      Criminal Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment on the effect of reductions in the level of funding for Criminal Legal Aid on the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of...

      Parole: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the outcome is of recent discussions on bringing forward legislative proposals on a no body, no parole law.

      Convictions: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions for criminal offences were committed in North Wales for each (a) category and (b) offence in each of the last five years.

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the answer of 25 June to Question 155782 on Courts: Sunderland, what progress has been made by the HMCTS Property Board's deliberations on...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have an outstanding statutory charge placed by the Legal Aid Agency against their property.

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services: Payments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's consultation on Cash and digital payments in the new economy, published on 13 March 2018, when his Department plans to...

    • Insurance: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the implications are for his policies of recent research showing insurers quoting higher premiums for people with names common among ethnic minorities.

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have paid a penalty charge for the withdrawal of money from a Lifetime ISA; and how much has been accrued to the public purse as a result...

      Mortgages: Repossession Orders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will establish a hardship fund to help prevent home repossessions of people unable to switch to mortgages with lower rates.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his answer of 9 January 2018 to Question 119694 on Housing: Ombudsman, if he will ask the Housing...

    • Housing Ombudsman Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many FTE staff were employed by the Housing Ombudsman Service in each of the last four years; and how many such...

      Housing Ombudsman Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on what date controls on the headcount at the Housing Ombudsman Service were imposed; and who authorised that decision.

      Housing: Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons a permanent Housing Ombudsman is not currently being recruited.

      Housing Ombudsman Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will commission research into the (a) effectiveness and (b) usefulness of the requirement under the Localism Act...

      Housing Ombudsman Service: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will ask the Housing Ombudsman Service to publish data on the number of complaints that have been (a) made and...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 6 July 2018 to Question 160268 on Housing Revenue Accounts, how many of the 104 eligible...

      High Rise Flats: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding will be allocated for the improvement of safety measures in tower blocks in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Private Rented Housing: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what mechanisms are in place to hold landlords to account for discrimination in the private rented sector.

      Retail Trade: Ellesmere Port and Neston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to provide financial support to high streets businesses in Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency.

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to consult with (a) housebuilders and (b) residential property investors on the...

      Shorthold Tenancies: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to provide additional protection to tenants facing eviction as a result of the end of an assured...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans for his Department to be accredited by the National Living Wage Foundation in relation to paying...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 28 June 2018 on Building Safety Update, HCWS811, which enforcement measures...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 28 June 2018 on Building Safety Update, HCWS 811, how many of the plans are...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 28 June 2018 on Building Safety: Update, HCWS 811, how many private sector...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 28 June 2018, titled Building Safety Update, HCWS811, when the...

      Housing Ombudsman Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many complaints the Housing Ombudsman (a) received and (b) resolved in favour of the complainant in the last 12 months.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much local authorities in England spent on homelessness services in each year since 2009-10; and how much of that...

      Private Rented Housing: Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the written statement of 28 June 2018, on Building Safety Update, HCWS811, of the 297 total private sector...

      Domestic Violence: Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many victims of domestic abuse who presented at domestic violence refuges were unable to access domestic violence...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Colne Valley, sent on 23 May 2018, in...

      Judicial Review: Christchurch Borough Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the written evidence submitted by his Department to the High Court in...

      Council Tax: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what consultations he is undertaking with (a) Christchurch Borough Council and (b) East Dorset District Council on the...

      Local Government: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the Government's publication of draft secondary legislation on local government...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on the rural proofing of its policies.

      Planning Permission: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on the consideration that local planning authorities should...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Germany: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with (a) UK military veterans and (b) representative organisations in Germany on the Status of the Forces...

    • Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2018 to Question 152260 on Army: Recruitment, if he will update the spreadsheet detailing paid advertisements on...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people aged (a)15, (b)16 and (c) 17 applied to join the British Army in (i) 2015, (ii) 2016, (iii) 2017 and (iv) to date in 2018.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place the Capita brief provided to the advertising agency commissioned to produce the This is Belonging advertising campaign launched in...

      Germany: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of members of the armed forces who will be stationed in Germany in support of NATO.

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the independent report written by the hon. Member for Ludlow entitled Growing the contribution of defence to UK prosperity, published...

      Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2018 to Question 160710 on Patrol Craft, whether his Department exempted the orders for Batch 2 River-class offshore...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 132273 on Ministry of Defence: Empty Property, if he will list the (a) parliamentary constituencies...

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the conclusions of each of the four work streams under the Modernising Defence Programme.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if will list each of the long-lead items required for the first eight T26 frigates.

      Ministry of Defence: One Public Estate Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under - Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans of 9 July 2018, Official...

      Russia: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made on the effectiveness of the training delivered by the Royal Marines to the England football team prior to the 2018 World Cup...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships have been utilised by the UK and its allies in support of counter-narcotics operations since 2010.

      Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the quality of service provided by contracts outsourced by his Department.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral contribution of 9 July 2018, Official Report, column 690, whether the £800 million referred to came from the nuclear...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where each headquarters is of regiments from (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland.

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where each (a) resettlement and (b) rehabilitation centre is for people leaving the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of recruits to the armed forces came from (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) England in each of the last...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the value of efficiencies created for the Dreadnought class ballistic missile submarine as a result of cooperation with the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the roll-out of universal credit does not result in people in rented housing being in arrears.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to respond to the emails sent by the hon. Member for Slough dated (a) 31 May 2018 and (b) 3 July 2018 referenced TD4223.

      Universal Credit: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how often staff in her Department that monitor the online journals for universal credit are notified when someone posts on their online journal.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that all disability and medical assessment centres are accessible to all constituents.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the maintenance of access to services in the event that a contracted assessment centre is...

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Arfon constituency, (b) Wales and (c) the UK are eligible for cold weather payments.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2018 to Question 158224 on Universal Credit, whether her Department collects information on the average...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2018 to Question 154700 on 21 June 2018 on Social Rented Housing, what information her Department holds on...

      Women against State Pension Inequality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she last met with representatives of WASPI women.

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that safeguards are in place for eligible EU citizens’ to access welfare (a) during...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the interim results of the further survey commissioned by his Department on Direct Pay clients.

      Child Maintenance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department issues guidance to hon. Members on the Child Maintenance Service to assist them with constituency casework.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what alternative provision her Department plans to put in place for hon. Members' staff to use in place of the Basildon Service Centre for...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people making a claim for universal credit have applied for an advance payment in the most recent 12 months for which data are...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had universal credit payments reduced as a result of receiving carers allowance.

      Universal Credit: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on the ability of victims of domestic violence...

      Social Security Benefits: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will hold discussions with (a) the Motor Neurone Disease Association and (b) people who have motor neurone disease on extending the...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of industrial injuries disablement benefit claims decisions are changed at the mandatory reconsideration stage.

      Universal Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants are re-paying benefit overpayments; what the (a) mean and (b) median value is of those overpayments; and...

      Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims have been rejected under each exception to the two child limit for (a) child tax credits and (b) universal credit.

      Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families receive a child disability element in their child tax credit award; and what proportion of those families have a child who...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families receive a disabled child premium via income support; and of those families receiving that support how many have a child who...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 6.14 of Autumn Budget 2017, what progress has been made on making it easier for claimants to have the housing...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will take steps to notify private landlords, with a tenant’s permission, of the outcome of universal credit award...

      Private Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of enabling arrears in the private rented sector to be deducted from benefits after a...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Railways: Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) Network Rail and (b) the Secretary of State for Transport on Network Rail's programme...

    • Coastal Erosion: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans next to meet with representatives of the Scottish Government to discuss coastal erosion in the north-east of...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of badger culling on the control of bovine TB.

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of plastic pollution on flora and fauna in oceans.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to bring forward separate legislative proposals relating to (a) introducing five-year sentences...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations his Department has received from (a) organisations, (b) charities and (c) individuals on Section 1 of...

      Livestock: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to promote responsible dog ownership near livestock.

      Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to allocate grant funding for the recruitment of additional vets to maintain animal welfare standards...

      Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of additional veterinarians working in meat hygiene that will be required to...

      Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to maintain the level of professional qualifications required for veterinarians working in meat hygiene...

      Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons on the mutual recognition of veterinary...

      Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to continue funding National Trails beyond the current financial year.

      Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including National Trails in the ongoing review of National Parks and...

      Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote use of National Trails.

      Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of people who use National Trails every year.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the cost of recycling borne by (a) manufacturers and producers and (b) consumers.

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether under the terms of the 6 July 2018 statement of the Government and its reference to a common rulebook the UK will be...

      Wood-burning Stoves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 120689 on Wood-burning Stoves, what steps he is taking through (a)...

      Wetlands: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what duties are placed on local authorities to protect Ramsar sites from damage as a result of development.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what notifications his Department has received of outbreaks of the stain 9D of Bovine TB of the strain 9D and which...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress his Department has made on the rural proofing of its policies.

      Food and Plants: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) value and (b) volume of (i) plant material, (ii) meat or animal material...

      Animals and Plants: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with HMRC on the capacity of its customs computer system for plant and animal imports to process...

      Marine Conservation Zones: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which marine life and seabed habitats have been identified for protection in the proposed marine conservation zone at Selsey...

      Bread: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the recommendations contained in the...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of families where family members are held in separate immigration detention centres.

    • Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he has plans to increase the (a) staff and (b) resources of his Department to ensure that decisions on applications for visas are made...

      Metals and Stone: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what form his Department records incidents of (a) metal and (b) stone theft from heritage buildings; and how many of those incidents to...

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2018 to Question 153803 on Metals: Theft, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban squatting...

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of metal theft crimes were committed alongside incidences of illegal occupation of commercial premises.

      UK Border Force: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her Answer of 2 July to Question 157630 on UK Border Force: Heathrow, how many times UK Border Force did not meet its target for...

      Fracking: Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional funding his Department has allocated to local police forces for the policing of fracking sites.

      Official Visits: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost that will be incurred by South Yorkshire Police Force of the official visit of the President of the...

      British Nationality: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to support people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds with the cost of applications for child...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2018 to Question 158978 on Gemalto, whether his Department has had discussions with governments of other...

      Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of adequacy of conditions for people detained at Campsfield House immigration detention centre following...

      Harassment: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of recent trends in the level of reported incidents of stalking and harassment in (a) Wolverhampton...

      Asylum: Sudan and South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees and asylum seekers have been returned to (a) Sudan and (b) South Sudan in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Police: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the potential for machine-learning algorithms to aid in police investigations.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of people from the Windrush generation who live in (a) Lewisham, Deptford constituency and (b) the...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration, of 4 June 2018, Official Report, column 22 on students wrongly...

      Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to improve the performance of Border Force at UK Airports in clearing (a) EEA and (b) non-EEA passengers through...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the application for leave to remain in the UK submitted on 19 October 2017 under Immigration Case Ref 922984523 will be determined.

      Immigration: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to bring forward proposals on the status of Zambrano carers after the UK has left the EU.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department plans to require EU citizens arriving in the UK for the first time during the implementation period and intending to apply...

      Police: Firearms

      Whether his Department plans to support the arming of rural police officers; and if he will make a statement.

      Fire and Rescue Services and Police: Cooperation

      What steps his Department is taking to encourage greater collaboration between the police and fire services.

      Undocumented Workers

      What steps he is taking to ensure that illegal migrants cannot profit from working in the UK.

      Undocumented Workers

      What steps he is taking to ensure that illegal migrants cannot profit from working in the UK.

      Counter-terrorism

      What steps he is taking to ensure that the UK's security services have the resources required to counter terrorism.

      Shoplifting

      What steps he is taking to reduce shop theft.

  • Scotland Office

    • Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the support available to Scotland’s agriculture, food and farming sectors to ensure that...

    • Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has discussions with food bank service providers in Scotland in the last twelve months; and if he will make a statement.

      Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for International Trade on extending existing fur import bans to cover all species exploited...

      Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in July 2018.

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on the potential effect on local communities of the proposed...

      Scotland Office: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what overseas visits he has (a) been on since the beginning of 2018 and (b) planned for the rest of 2018 to promote the interests of (i) Scotland and...

      Automation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of automation on jobs in Scotland.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times Ministers have attended Civil Service Alumni Network events since 2016.

    • Vote Leave: Election Offences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission on their findings that Vote Leave breached electoral spending rules; and if he will make a...

      Intelligence Services: Detainees

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the last review was made of the Consolidated Guidance to Intelligence Officers and Service Personnel on the Detention and Interviewing of...

      Government Departments: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July to Question 160071 on Payment Performance Data, and with reference to the Second Joint report from the Business,...

      General Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has estimated the potential cost of introducing voter ID requirements in every polling station throughout England for the next...

      Elections: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2018 to Question 150180 on Elections: Freedom of Information, what steps the Government plans to take to (a) maintain...

      Government Departments: Information Officers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether there are standardised cross-department pay scales for the post of Press Officer in each government department.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to achieve the Conservative Party manifesto commitment of tendering 35 per cent of Government spending to UK-based SMEs.

      Ministry of Defence: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans further cyber security training for the Secretary of State for Defence; and whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment he has made of the export value potential of the UK offshore wind industry.

    • Arms Trade: Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 123992 to Question 123992 on Indonesia: Arms Trade, whether the arms granted in the licenses to Indonesia where...

      Australia: Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Government press release, PM hails biggest Naval defence contract for a decade, published on 28 June 2018, if he will...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that internet service providers remove incorrect information relating to...

    • Charities: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the General Data Protection Regulation on organisations operating on a...

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what protections there are to ensure that a personal CCTV system located in a residence or business does no film people on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will respond to the letter of the hon. Member for Glasgow North of 26 April 2018, reference PG4747.

      Public Service Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that viewers can easily find public service content outside of the main...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Catering

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many Catering Services team staff are on each pay grade; and how many are at each...

    • Members: Data Protection

      To ask the House of Commons Commission, what assessment it has made of the effect of the General Data Protection Regulation on the ability of hon. Members to carry out their work.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Assembly: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2018 to Question 161114, what representations she has received other than in written form from political...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the justification under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the delay in providing a PwC Report on the comparative costs of developing and constructing...

    • Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of the case for locating Britain's future international hub airport in Birmingham, rather than Heathrow or the South East;...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • British Irish Intergovernmental Conference

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 20 June (HL8501), what assessment they have made of the comments of the Irish Foreign Affairs...

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to reassure Northern Irish businesses that their operations will not be interrupted if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Radiotherapy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure radiotherapy treatment for NHS patients is not interrupted if there is no withdrawal deal agreed with the European Union before...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many full time teachers left the profession last year; and how many teachers were in service in each of the past ten years.

    • Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which underspending on free school meals occasioned by absence or other reason is being retained as profit by...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Internet

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether the Members' Attendance facility has been removed from the Lords online Members' Centre; if so, why; and whether there are any plans to reinstate it.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Remedies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish full details of the independent UK trade remedies framework.

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on new trade deals with (1) Indonesia, (2) Pakistan, (3) Nigeria, (4) Bangladesh, and (5) Japan; how many visits to each of those...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to structure the post-Brexit Shared Prosperity Fund; when it will become operative; what criteria will be used for the allocation of funds; and...

    • Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes previously on social rents have been converted to affordable rents since 2010.

      Northamptonshire County Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how, and (2) with what frequency they anticipate the commissioners appointed to Northamptonshire County Council will engage with members of the authority.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals in Oliver Letwin’s Independent Review of Build Out Rates Draft Analysis, published in June, on local...

      Housing: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate, if any, they have made of the number of purchases of new build properties on the south bank of the Thames by foreign buyers in each of the last...

      Refuges: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the research by Women's Aid in its report Nowhere to Turn, published 4 July; and, in particular, of the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the High Court ruling that Universal Credit unlawfully discriminates against claimants transferring from legacy benefits resulting in the...

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each year since 2012, what proportion of the population aged between 18 and 59 over the preceding four years were claiming working age benefits for three...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the lack of carbon emissions reductions in the agricultural sector; and whether these emissions are currently expected to...

  • Home Office

    • Special Constables: Stun Guns

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 28 June (HL8701), whether Special Constables can qualify for Taser training; if so, on what...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • European Economic Area

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Norway and the governments of other EEA and EFTA states about the UK remaining a member of the EEA after...

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Lars Karlsson for the European Parliament Smart Border 2.0 Avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland for...

  • Treasury

    • Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how many families who have been affected by the two-child benefit policy are using, or have used, food banks; and what estimate...

    • Gaming Machines: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they expect to generate in taxes from Fixed Odds Betting Terminals in (1) 2018, (2) 2019, and (3) 2020.

      Financial Services: Advisory Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 25 June (HL8507), which of the Financial Advice Market Review’s 28 recommendations (1) have been...

      Retirement Outcomes Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish a response to the Financial Conduct Authority's forthcoming Retirement Outcome Review; and if so, when.

      Banks: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to the Treasury of providing support to banks in the Republic of Ireland during the 2008 banking crisis; and whether any of the funds provided...

      European Union: Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total value of the capital and other assets owned by the EU; what percentage of those assets have been contributed to by the UK; and whether that...

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to increase fuel duty; and what assessment they have made of the impact of an increase in fuel duty on (1) the cost of living,...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they spent on (1) defence, and (2) international aid, in each of the last five years; and and in each case what that spending represented as a proportion...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • ICT: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support small businesses and the self-employed to improve their digital skills.

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