Written answers

Monday, 23 July 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the award of the East Midlands franchise.

    • East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what length of franchise he plans to award to the successful bidder for the East Midlands franchise.

      South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the award of the South Eastern franchise.

      South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which bidders to date remain under consideration for the South Eastern franchise.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2018 to Question 162595 on Heathrow Airport, what statutory mechanisms are in place to ensure that unfunded Public...

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 57 of the Government's Litter strategy, published in April 2017, the number of partnerships Highways England has entered into...

      Great Western Railway: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money Great Western Railway has been fined for not meeting performance targets in each of the last eight years for which data is available.

      Aviation: Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what rules are in place for the testing of (a) drugs and (b) alcohol consumption by commercial pilots.

      Northern: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) societal and (b) economic effect of the Northern rail timetable changes made in May.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the publication of the results of the Blue Badge (disabled parking) scheme eligibility review consultation on the Gov.uk website.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of money rail franchises have paid out in compensation to ticket holders in each of the last 12...

      Road Traffic Control: M20

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of progress in preparations for avoiding the introduction of Operation Stack on the M20; if he will make a statement.

      Northern: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the Northern Rail compensation scheme.

      Airports: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking in response to the Civil Aviation Authority's 2018 report that London Gatwick, London Stansted, Birmingham and...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cessations of bus services his Department or Traffic Commissioners have been notified of in each of the last five ears, and where in the UK...

      Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, from what date the tolls on the Severn Bridges are planned to be removed.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been paid in (a) compensation payments to customers and (b) penalty payments to his Department by Govia Thameslink Railway in relation...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to verify the integrity of information held by Companies House.

    • Conditions of Employment: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to support the proposal for a Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive.

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 44, paragraph 139 of the White Paper, The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the...

      Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the Government’s response to the Taylor Report consultations.

      Retail Trade: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the report of the Law Commission entitled Consumer Prepayments on Retailer Insolvency, HC...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Former Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many former hon. Members hold (a) paid and (b) unpaid roles within his Department as of 17 July 2018.

      Maternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of women who take between 39 and 52 weeks maternity leave in each...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Darfur: UN Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to fulfil its role as a penholder on Darfur in the UN Security Council.

    • Cambodia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of reported (a) human rights abuses and (b) attacks on political opposition and...

      Cambodia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance has been allocated to (a) trade and economic development, (b) governance and (c) human...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2018 to Question 154140 on Yemen: Military Intervention, whether UK personnel have had access...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of violence in Israel and the West Bank.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurances Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has given to the Government on the status of Rohingya in Burma.

      Iran: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on the protection of (a) religious minorities and (b) the...

      Eritrea: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to extend and enhance diplomatic relationships with Eritrea as a result of the recent agreement between...

      Morocco: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government consulted (a) the Saharawi people and (b) the local population in drawing up its amendment to the...

      USA: Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of hosting the visit of President Trump to the UK.

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise restrictions on freedom of religion or belief in (a) Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and (b) other parts of...

      Gaza: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on that country's decision to reduce the fishing area off the coast...

      Muhammed Shoban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2018 to Question 161195, whether the Government has made representations to the Government of...

      Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2018 to Question HL6839, what assessments the Government has since made of the ability of...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to help establish an independent inquiry into the violence in Gaza on 14 May.

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the human rights situation in Xinjiang.

      Haiti: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Haiti officials on the political situation in that country.

      Cameroon: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports received on the alleged massacre of women and children by Cameroonian special forces.

      Cameroon: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the human rights implications of the (a) activities of the...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the Hong Kong Government's ban on the Hong Kong Special Administration...

      China: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on significant numbers of people being detained by the Chinese authorities in re-education...

      China: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Chinese Government on people being detained by the Chinese authorities in re-education camps.

      Pakistan: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to page 10 of the 2016-17 Annual Report of the Conflict Stability and Security Fund, what the extent of third...

      Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the delivery of technical assistance to Bahrain is conditional on that country upholding...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Hong Kong Special Administration Region Government on their plans to prohibit the...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the Israeli Government's policy of restricting access to the...

      Occupied Territories: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the Israeli Government's refusal to grant residency permits and...

      Occupied Territories: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on ensuring access to (a) Gaza and (b) Occupied Palestinian...

      Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his representative supported the publication of a joint communique at the June OECD Ministerial Meeting.

      Israel: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the decision of the Israeli Government not to attend the...

      Israel: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the Government of Israel to act upon the three recommendations that the UK...

      Occupied Territories: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure adherence to UN Security Council Resolution 2286 and the protection of medical...

      Afghanistan: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of violence in Jalalabad, Afghanistan as a result of the attack on 1 July...

      India: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the compliance with international law of the proposals by the Assam State Government to remove...

      India: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in the Indian Government to ensure that Muslims resident in the state of...

      Libya: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Libyan Government on the rights of the Tawerga people to return to their...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Location

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to establish a strategy for other cities similar to that for enhancing the heart of London set out in the Government's...

    • Public Sector: Job Creation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many new jobs in the north of England his Department estimates will to be created by 2020 as part of the One Public Estate programme.

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the contractors hired to deliver Conflict, Stability and Security Fund projects in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018 and; and what the value was...

      Civil Servants: Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants received voluntary redundancy under the 2016 terms of the Civil Service Compensation Scheme before those terms were quashed by...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that survivors of abusive and violent relationships and their new partners can register to vote without...

      Oral Statements

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 9.5 of the Ministerial Code, what steps he is taking to ensure that a copy of the text of an oral statement is shown to the...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which third party organisations were successful in the tenders for the 48 contracts issued under the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund Framework in...

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government plans to hold consultation and negotiations with Prospect, the Public and Commercial Services Union and the FDA on the Pay Remit...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Breast Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the provision of specialised nursing care for people with secondary...

    • Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2018 to Question 154717 on Mental Health Services: Armed Forces, how much of the £6.4 million...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to introduce targets for early intervention for people with eating disorders.

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on which occasions he or Ministers of his Department have met the manufacturers of Aptimil in each of the last five years.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money his Department spent from the public purse on Care Commissioning Groups obtaining transparency orders in each of the last...

      Autism: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) boys and (b) girls with a diagnosis of autism were refused CAMHS treatment in each of the last five years.

      Breast Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled Rebuilding My Body: Breast reconstruction in England, published by Breast Cancer Now on 18 June...

      Breast Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will commission a new national mastectomy and breast reconstruction audit.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) establish a national network of brain tumour centres and (b) encourage more researchers to enter the brain...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department plans to allocate for the development of new drugs to treat brain tumours in each of the next five years;...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people with mental health problems receive adequate practical support with (a)...

      General Practitioners: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the General Data Protection Regulation on the income of GPs who are no longer able to charge...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made of the potential merits of social prescribing as a form of secondary care for mental health patients.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 26 of the Government's Green Paper of December 2017, Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental...

      Pharmacy: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to prepare the pharmacy sector for (a) digital first pharmacy services and (b) other technological change.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the performance of the Individual Funding Request process.

      Livewell Southwest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the social enterprise Livewell South West will receive additional resource from the planned increase in funding for Agenda for Change.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he is having with NHS England to ensure that consultants are aware of the licensing process for access to medical cannabis.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendations of the report Ignoring the alarms: How NHS eating disorder services are failing patients, published...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to introduce in the forthcoming alcohol strategy a new national minimum standard of support for families affected by...

      Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the answer of 17 July 2018 to Question 161987 on Veterinary Medicine, how many veterinary surgeons from (a) non-UK EU and (b)...

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) financial and (b) other support his Department plans to provide for (i) home adjustments and (ii) maintenance in relation to the...

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made trends in the number of super bugs becoming resistant to antibiotics.

      Incontinence: Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the interim recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review into surgical mesh, if he...

      Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the three-day strike by cleaners at Guy's Cancer Centre on the provision of...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the findings of the Nuffield Trust report entitled The NHS at 70: How good is the NHS? that...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2018 to Question 163564, how many (a) women and (b) men by age group were detained under only section...

      Royal Liverpool Hospital: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for (a) work resuming on the new Royal Liverpool Hospital and (b) the hospital opening.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to make an announcement on the roll-out of HPV vaccination for boys.

      Medical Records: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the revised Memorandum of Understanding between his Department, the Home Office and NHS Digital on the sharing...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to paragraph 88 of Chapter Two of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm. 9593,...

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2018 to Question 141795, what are the terms of engagement for the independent financial audit into...

      Gaza: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with international counterparts on the (a) Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism and (b) planned review of...

      West Bank: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to (a) victims of forcible transfer and (b) people at risk of forcible transfer in the West Bank.

      Trade Agreements: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to ensure that the UK's future trading arrangements align with the African Continental Free Trade Area.

      Burma: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate she has made of the number of internally displaced persons within Rakhine State, Burma.

      Gaza: Disaster Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant the Answer of 10 July 2018 to Answer 160363 on Gaza: Disaster Relief, whether difficulties with permits and access were...

      Gaza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential (a) immediate and (b) long-term effect of the UK-MED specialist rehabilitation team cell...

      Gaza: Disaster Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2018 to Question 160362 on Disaster Relief, for what reasons the UK Emergency Medical Team was not...

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority (PA), what discussions her Department...

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with the PA on the commemoration on Official PA TV on 20 April 2018 of the death of Abu Jihad...

      Latifa Abu Hmeid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 8641, and with reference to her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2018 to Question 141795, on Palestinians: Overseas Aid, what the terms of engagement are for that...

      Afghanistan: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the availability of education for women and girls in Afghanistan.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to publish the first quarterly update and progress report on her Department's People for Peaceful Change project in...

      Department for International Development: Former Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many former hon. Members hold (a) paid and (b) unpaid roles within her Department as of 17 July 2018.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2018 to Question 141795, on Palestinians: Overseas Aid, which the auditing body was that was charged...

      Palestinians: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department’s Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority (PA), what discussions her...

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2018 to Question 141671, whether the Palestinian Authority has made decision on whether to provide...

      Gaza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to extend long-term assistance to Gaza’s health system in order to address the needs of patients...

      Global Financing Facility

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has plans to support the the allocation of additional funding to the Global Financing Facility for Every Woman and Every Child.

  • Department for Education

    • Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the £200 contribution for Disabled Students’ Allowance equipment on the take-up of...

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were referred to children’s social services on more than one occasion in the same reporting year in each of the last five...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how his Department incentivises local authorities' children’s services to provide early help services that can prevent problems reaching crisis...

      Malnutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans are in place to prevent malnutrition during the school summer holidays in children eligible for free school meals.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what advice his Department provides to local authorities on setting the criteria of who should be admitted into urgent social or foster care.

      Special Educational Needs: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2018 to Question 155294 on Special Educational Needs: Inspections, if his Department will encourage Ofsted and HM...

      Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the key skills that the UK work force will need over the next (a) 10 and (b) 20 years; and if he will make a...

      Pupils: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of educational attainment of female students with autism at (a) primary school and (b) secondary...

      Pupils: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) schoolboys and (b) schoolgirls with autism as their primary educational special need received a (i) permanent and (ii) fixed period...

      Teachers: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many qualified teachers left the state-funded sector in (a) St Helens and (b) the North West in each year since 2010.

      Pre-school Education: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s Early Years Social Mobility Peer Review Programme, published in April 2018, when he plans to publish further...

      Department for Education: Former Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many former hon. Members hold (a) paid and (b) unpaid roles within his Department as of 17 July 2018.

      Students: Occupational Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2018 to Question 158740, on Students: Occupational Therapy, what plans he has to include occupational therapists in...

      Apprentices: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship standards have been submitted for approval in the past 18 months; and how many of those submissions have been approved.

      Apprentices: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will review the 10 per cent co-investment fee for non-apprenticeship levy paying SMEs.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to tackle reductions in level 2 apprenticeship starts since May 2017.

      Workers Educational Association: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills has had with ESFA officials on the position of continued transitional funding...

      Pre-school Education: Wandsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the effect of recent changes in the level of funding for early education on the number of nursery places available...

      Overseas Students: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of student finance provision for students who began their university course as an international student...

      Workers Educational Association: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of implications for his policies on criteria for transitional funding in the first two years for areas having a devolved...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he is providing guidance to head teachers and school leaders on salary levels for the forthcoming academic year in the absence of the...

      School Teachers' Review Body

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish his response to the recommendations in the 2018 report of the School Teachers' Review Body before the summer recess.

      School Teachers' Review Body

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish his response to the recommendations in the 2018 report of the School Teachers' Review Body.

      Pupils: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the mental well-being of young people waiting for their GCSE results.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support young people who wish to take more vocational GCSEs.

      Mathematics: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2018 to Question 153838, how many children classified as in scope for the 16-18 maths progress measure were from (a)...

      Pupils: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children who have an autism diagnosis who are home schooled.

      Pupils: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness of Applied Behaviour Analysis in relation to autistic students and (b) effect of that analysis on...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of children who are eligible for 30 hours free childcare in Hove constituency.

      Spring Consortium: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support his Department provides to the Spring Consortium; and what the set up costs were of that Consortium.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support Partners in Practice has provided to each local authority to assist the setting up of Trust models or Community Interest...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the long-term value of innovation projects in respect of local authority children's services departments.

      Apprentices: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the increase in management apprenticeship starts since May 2017 on the takeup of apprenticeships at other...

      T-levels: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will increase the length of time for responses to Ofqual’s T Level consultation.

      Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the decrease in the number of mature students applying to university in 2018-19.

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps is he taking to help reduce the numbers of 16-24 year olds not in education, employment or training.

      Drama: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) students and (b) students eligible for free school meals studied GCSE drama in each year since 2012.

      Drama: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) students and (b) students eligible for free school meals studied A level drama in each year since 2012.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of (a) GSCE level and (b) A-level students were eligible for free school meals in each year since 2012.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will allow large employees to pass a greater proportion of their Apprenticeship Levy vouchers on to their supply chain subcontractors.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the commercial sustainability of childcare providers in the (a) private, (b) volunteering and (c) independent early...

      Universities: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has estimated the number of hate crimes reported on university property in the 2016-17 academic year.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on which local authorities have provided business rate relief to private, volunteering and independent childcare...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to improve the recruitment and retention of childcare professionals.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Women's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women were served by each women's centre in each year between 2010 and 2017.

    • Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria his Department will use to assess the success of the review of current rules regarding release on temporary licence in the Female...

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the £5 million of funding announced in the Female Offender Strategy for community provision for women will come from (a) additional...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to review the rules governing the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidelines his Department has issued to (a) private and (b) state-run prisons on the (i) treatment and (ii) accommodation of prisoners with a...

      Small Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July to Question 161536, whether the Government plans to provide additional (a) staff and (b) resources to respond to a...

      Small Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has estimated the cost to the insurance industry of an increase in claims tried using the small claims track as a result of proposed changes...

      Post-mortems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's guidance on the practice of second post-mortems in accounting for recent...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2018 to Question 163103 on Prisoners, whether he has made an assessment of the possible effect on levels of poverty on...

      Prisoners' Transfers: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many male prisoners whose security category is D (eligible for open prisons) are awaiting transfer to an open prison in Category (a) B and (b) C...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the number of suicides recorded by the Coroners Office in each district in each of the last 10 years.

      Young Offenders: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of children in the secure estate were from BAME backgrounds in the last 18 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Justice: Former Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many former hon. Members hold (a) paid and (b) unpaid roles within his Department as of 17 July 2018.

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2018 to Question 127570, on Courts: Video Conferencing, what proportion of witnesses have appeared in court...

      Prison Sentences: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women were sentenced to prison for less than (a) two weeks, (b) one month, (c) three months, (d) six months, (e) one year; and how many women...

      Young Offender Institutions: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2018 to Question 154763 on Young Offender Institutions: Education, what estimate he has made of the cost of collecting...

      Deerbolt Young Offender Institution: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of training for prisoners in HMYOI Deerbolt.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for the Ministry of Justice of 2 July 2018, Official Report, column 100, what criteria his...

      Rape Crisis Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that women are able to get on to waiting lists for rape crisis centres.

      Magistrates' Courts: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to introduce a video link between locations in Wakefield and the magistrates' court in Leeds.

      Property Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to publish the draft Law of Property Bill announced in the 2016 Queen's Speech; and if he will make a statement.

      Emigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for Leave to Remove were in each year since 2004; and how many of those applications were made by parents intending to return to a...

      Emigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of children (a) removed from and (b) allowed to remain in the jurisdiction of England and Wales under Leave to...

      Emigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of CAFCASS reports that were requested for Leave to Remove applications in each year since 2004.

      Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of Hague Convention on Child Abduction cases in England and Wales in each year since 2004; how many children...

      Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to introduce legislative proposals to extend the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving.

      Ministry of Justice: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost per year of paying the London Living Wage to (a) his Department's cleaners working under the OCS contract, (b) all...

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has commissioned research on the effect of court closures on (a) non-attendances of defendants and (a) staff morale.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that geographic accessibility to courts does not become a barrier to access to justice as a result of the...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure magistrates courts are adequately staffed with magistrates.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to paragraph 169 of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm. 9593, published on 12 July 2018,...

    • Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his US counterparts on the imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

      Official Visits: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many working visits he has had with his US counterparts since 24 July 2017.

      Overseas Trade: Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many times (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have met with Lebanese officials to discuss trade with that country after the UK...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Licensed Premises: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that Gypsies, Roma and Irish Travellers are not discriminated against in...

    • Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what rights tenants have to ensure that solar panels fitted to domestic properties are (a) safe and (b) comply with...

      Rented Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department holds information on tenants in rented accommodation who have asked for solar panels to be...

      Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has received reports of concerns regarding solar panels fitted to domestic properties which...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government's commitment to fund in full the cost of replacing dangerous cladding on local authority and...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a rough sleeping strategy before the summer recess.

      Letting Agents: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on letting agencies in Scotland of the Scottish Parliament's legislating to...

      Letting Agents: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on private sector rents in Scotland of banning letting agent fees.

      Local Government: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will ask the Local Government Boundary Commission for England to review the boundary between Lewes District and...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent with the Big Four accountancy firms in the last twelve months.

      Social Rented Housing: Consultation Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 125886 on Social Rented Housing: Consultation Papers, whether he...

      Social Rented Housing: Consultation Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his Department’s analysis of feedback from the roadshows for tenants on the development...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to empower local authorities to prevent developers from building on greenbelt land when...

      Derelict Land: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities in Wirral which have a shortage of brownfield sites...

      Derelict Land: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been built on brownfield sites in Wirral in each calendar year since 1 January 2011.

      Right to Buy Scheme: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will list the housing associations with properties within (a) Birmingham Northfield constituency and (b)...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the budget for short-term supported housing.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether there is a timetable in place for the removal of all combustible cladding from privately owned high-rise...

      Sleeping Rough: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how he has allocated spending from the rough sleeping prevention fund in each year since its inception.

      Expert Advisory Panel on High Streets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason the Government's panel on the future of the High Street (a) does not have a representative of workers...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July to Question 161562, what assessment he has made of the regional disparity in Local...

      Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment of the proposed entry level exception site policy on rural...

      Freehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proposals he has to limit the ability of (a) freeholders to appoint managing agents and (b) freeholder managing...

      Charities: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he is taking steps to ensure that charities are consulted on the development of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund;...

      Freehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recourse to complaint freeholders have who pay into a common management scheme that is badly managed.

      Social Rented Housing: Consultation Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on what date his Department plans to publish the social housing Green Paper.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which non-executive appointments have been made to his Department's public bodies from April 2018 to March 2019; and...

      Planning Permission: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to enable local authorities to enforce routeing conditions and legal agreements for heavy goods...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of local authorities that are (a) eligible and (b) ineligible to bid for the Additional...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to publish the consultation on providing greater flexibility for local authority use of...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons social rents from local authority stockholding councils were not included in the figures used to...

      Parks: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on community wellbeing of putting in place detailed statutory...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2018 to Question 136964, whether his Department holds a record of local authorities...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK military personnel are involved in or supporting international operations against Al Qaeda and Daesh in Eastern Yemen.

    • European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on bilateral relationships with European partners in relation to the Eurofighter Typhoon after the UK leaves the EU.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 46 on page 30 of the Combat Air Strategy, published on 16 July 2018. how many (a) civil servants and (b) armed forces...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 19, paragraph 26 of the Combat Air Strategy, whether there are any SMEs in Team Tempest.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 15, paragraph 13 of the Combat Air Strategy, how much investment his Department plans to provide to key UK design engineering...

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has set a target for the amount of revenue to be generated from its estate rationalisation programme.

      Air Force: Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) drug and (b) alcohol testing rules are for RAF pilots.

      NATO: Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions in each of the last five years NATO countries had to provide maritime patrol aircraft for use in UK airspace; and from which...

      Ministry of Defence: Former Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former hon. Members hold (a) paid and (b) unpaid roles within his Department as of 17 July 2018.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 16 July 2018, Official Report, column 25, what role the UK plans to play in the NATO Readiness...

      NATO: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 16 July 2018, Official Report, column 23, how many additional UK fighter jets are planned to be...

      Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 16 July 2018, Official Report, column 24, what roles UK personnel will be allocated to permit the...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many allegations of (a) sexual assault and (b) rape were referred to the Royal Military Police by the (i) Army, (ii) Navy and (iii) RAF in each of...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference page 15 of the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund annual report for 2016-2017, which organisations received funding from the Deployed...

      Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2018 to Question 162497 on Patrol Vessels, and with reference to his Department's policy of not classifying offshore...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2018 to Question 162497 on Patrol Vessels, and with reference to his Department's policy of not classifying offshore...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2018 to Question 163026, for what reasons more time is required to provide the information requested on the strength...

      Awacs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the status is of negotiations between his Department and Boeing over a possible contract to replace its six RAF E-3D Sentry airborne early warning...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timeframe is for all assessments for (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment support allowance in Birkenhead to be...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will arrange for a response to be sent to the email of 23 May 2018 from the hon. Member for Slough sent on behalf of a constituent to...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women born in the 1950s and affected by the changes in state pension age in Coventry (a) are entitled to the full state pension, (b)...

      Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2018 to Question 163137, on Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit, on how many occasions have claimants been...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Child Support Agency (a) arrears-only and (b) arrears cases involving a current liability for a child are open in Glasgow South West...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) parents with care and (b) non-resident parents with a Child Support Agency case there were in Glasgow South West constituency in...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with disabilities in Glasgow South West constituency had a deduction made from their benefits due to the removal of the spare...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees of her Department are employed to investigate benefit fraud; what the estimated cost to the public purse is of such fraud;...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing free television licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in (a)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of disability living allowance with multiple sclerosis received the higher rate of mobility support...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2018 to Question 156480, on Social Security Benefits: Scotland, how many claimants the total value of...

      Social Security Benefits: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the access and disability assessments for the premises used by the (a) Independent Assessment Services and (b) Centre for...

      Social Security Benefits: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of overpaid benefits in each of the last five years.

      Child Support Agency: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the estimated £90 million savings between 2017 and 2023 from decommissioning CSA computer systems are planned to be used; and what...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Child Maintenance Compliance and Arrears Strategy, published on 12 July 2018, what the time limit is for a parent...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Child Maintenance Compliance and Arrears Strategy, published on 12 July 2018, when the trial to refer low debt cases to...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons her Department uses shared care bands when calculating reductions to child maintenance payments; and what her Department's...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons her Department is mandating paying parents to continue paying maintenance under the Child Maintenance Service when they have...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential for an increase in food bank use during the school summer holidays in (a) Jarrow constituency,...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to abolish the minimum age of eligibility for the mobility component of disability living allowance.

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the cost to the public purse of uprating the state pension, for UK pensioners residing overseas, in line with...

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people with multiple sclerosis who scored 12 points under PIP mobility activity 2 moving around descriptor (e) can stand...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what provision her Department makes for people who when making a benefit application are unable to respond with bank documentation and other...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of universal credit have had a deduction from the standard allowance (a) at the 40 per cent and (b) above the 40 per cent level.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her statement of 7 June 2018, Official Report, column 19WS, when those claimants who were in receipt of severe disability...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2018 to Questions 161189, 161190 and 161191 on employment: disability, how her Department is evaluating the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what considerations were made by his Department prior to removing payments for the limited capability for work element of universal credit for...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who applied for universal credit on or after 3 April 2017 have been granted the limited capability for work element.

      Personal Independence Payment: Invalid Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the number of personal independence payments who have had their mobility car removed following a...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment claimants claiming under terminal illness rules have had their payments stopped because of a stay of...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has commissioned research on the causes of work poverty in the last 12 months.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pets: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the status of the Post Implementation Review of the Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals Order 2011 is.

    • Nature Conservation: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to implement the Birds and Habitats Directive in the UK.

      Wildlife: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to transpose EU Wildlife Trade Regulations into UK law.

      Seals: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to transpose the EU Seal Products Regulation into UK law after the UK leaves...

      Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to extend the prohibition on fur imports to all species (a) farmed and (b)...

      Fish: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to develop a strategy for wild-caught fish to (a) reduce stress during capture and handling...

      Animals: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the (a) import and (b) export of live animals after the...

      Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require pig farmers use free farrowing systems.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to safeguard the welfare of (a) dairy cows, (b) beef cattle, (c) sheep, (d)...

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to reduce the maximum...

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the use of enriched hen cages after the UK has left the EU.

      Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will consider the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to phase out the use of CO2 gas for the...

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report Puppy smuggling, a tragedy ignored, published by Dogs Trust in July 2017, whether his...

      Eels: Lough Weagh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Secretary of State is taking to protect the eel industry in Lough Weagh when the UK leaves the EU in March...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether any official restrictions have been placed on the ability of officials working on policy relating to the UK leaving...

      Agriculture: Fertilisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to page 13 of his Department's Clean Air Strategy 2018, whether his Department has identified the reason for...

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to seek to permit UK food to continue to be classed under EU country of origin labelling after...

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on food (a) prices and (b) availability of UK food products...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to page 51 of the Government's 2017 Litter Strategy, what progress his Department has made on working with HM...

      Public Footpaths and Cycleways: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the quality of (a) footpaths and (b) cycle-paths in rural areas throughout England.

      Balloons and Sky Lanterns: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the legislation regulating the release of helium-filled balloons and sky...

      Pâté De Foie Gras: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to ban the importation of foie gras after the UK leaves the EU.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many puppies were seized at the ports of (a) Dover and (b) Folkestone and placed in quarantine under the Puppy Pilot...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Former Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many former hon. Members hold (a) paid and (b) unpaid roles within his Department as of 17 July 2018.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate market volatility in the agriculture sector.

      Food: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to increase the UK's level of self-sufficiency in food; and if he will make a statement.

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of water security for farmers and growers as a result of the closure of the European...

      Wetlands: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2018 to Question 163204 on Wetlands: Conservation, what duties are placed on local...

      Agriculture: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that UK farmers are not compromised by tariffs on future...

      Ofwat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for water company debt equity structure, interest payments and dividends of...

      Agriculture: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues ensuring that farm productivity will not be affected by changes in the...

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the oral evidence given before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee on 20 December 2017, what steps...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how UK Border Force has performed against its target of processing non-EEA passengers at UK airports within 45 minutes in each month since...

    • UK Border Force: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of on-duty UK Border Force officers deployed at airports in each year since 2008.

      Refugees: Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when after receiving refugee status people can expect to have their passports returned.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration cases are outstanding for his Department that have not been resolved within the target time.

      Migrant Workers: Ophthalmology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will consider applications for optometrists within the sub-category of High Value/Inward Investment in respect of Certificate of...

      Ammunition: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to make it an offence to purchase...

      Official Visits: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the total cost to police forces in England and Wales of policing the state visit by President Donald Trump in...

      Emergency Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to work with the voluntary sector to improve knowledge and understanding around (a) HIV and (b) other...

      Official Visits: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner has submitted an application to his Department for Special Grant funding for...

      Extradition: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many extraditions were successfully completed from each of the other EU countries in each of the five years prior to the introduction of...

      Extradition: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many extraditions were successfully completed from each of the other EU countries in each of the last five years following the...

      Offensive Weapons: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to create an aggravated offence of attacking...

      Official Visits: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of police officers who were on duty for the purpose of policing the recent visit by President Donald...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for policing in (a) Merseyside and (b) England and Wales of an increase in crimes recorded...

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he is taking steps to ensure a consistent standard of video surveillance systems and readers so that all CCTV recordings are...

      Immigration: Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many successful judicial review cases relating to section 322(5) of the Immigration Rules there were in 2017; and how many such cases...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost was of processing (a) a child's citizenship application, (b) an adult's citizenship application; and how many...

      Imitation Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a review of legislation on imitation firearms which do not fall under the...

      Undocumented Migrants: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have taken place for offences under the Immigration Act 2014 since the inception of Right to Rent measures in February...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visitor visa applications were received by UK Visas and Immigration in each of the last five years by country; and what proportion...

      Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2018 to Question 158773, whether his Department consults aviation and consumer stakeholders in its reviews...

      Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to ensure that UK Border Force service standards are raised and expected waiting times lowered as a result of...

      Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether UK Border Force plans to improve its service to non-EEA passengers on their arrival in the UK in order to attract trade and...

      Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of funding to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority on its ability...

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people claiming asylum in Scotland have had to wait longer than the Government’s six-month target for a decision on their...

  • Scotland Office

    • Trade Unions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what meetings he or officials of his Department have had with (a) the Scottish Trades Union Congress and (b) individual affiliated trades unions since...

    • Food Banks: Scotland

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

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to page 8 of the White Paper, The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, Cm. 9593,...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 31 of Chapter Four of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm. 9593,...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 34 of Chapter Four of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm. 9593,...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 32 of Chapter Four of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm. 9593,...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 33 of Chapter Four of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm. 9593,...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 47 on page 94 of the White Paper, The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 7 of page 14 of the White Paper, The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European...

      EU Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the total cost of contributing to the EU agencies the Government will seek participation in after the UK...

  • Treasury

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on revenue to the public purse of corporations hiring workers as self-employed to circumvent their...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of tax-free childcare on employer engagement.

      Revenue and Customs: Recruitment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans HMRC has for staff recruitment in relation to (a) numbers, (b) timing and (c) locations for different possible scenarios for the UK leaving the EU.

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans HMRC has to consult with (a) businesses and (b) the accountancy profession on the implications of the UK leaving the EU.

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether there will be a Barnett consequential for the Scottish budget as a result of the additional funding provided for Computing Science in education in...

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average cost of processing a gift aid claim on charitable donations was in the last year for which data is available.

      Libor

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much LIBOR funding he has yet to allocate.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 16b on page 17 of the white paper, The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, cm. 9593, what...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the document The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, page 49, paragraph 162, what preparations are...

      European Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding was provided by the European Investment Bank to UK businesses in each year for which records are available since 1998; and what assessment...

      European Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of remaining a member of the European Investment Bank after the UK leaves the EU.

      VAT: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to help small businesses cover the costs of making the mandated transition to online VAT returns in April 2019.

      USA: Official Visits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons his Department agreed to provide funding for the policing costs of the recent visit by President Donald Trump to Police Scotland; and...

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the White Paper, The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, Cm. 9593, published on 12 July 2018, what...

      Revenue and Customs: Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many buildings leased or owned by HMRC are currently not occupied; and if he will publish a list of those buildings with the (a) dates since when those...

      Revenue and Customs: West Sussex

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps HMRC have taken to work collaboratively with initiatives under the One Public Estate programme in West Sussex to accrue savings to the public purse.

      Debit Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of changes in the level of costs to (a) car auctions and (b) other industries for debit card transaction charges as a result of...

      Landlords: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the effect of (a) changes in mortgage interest tax relief for private landlords and (b) the end of the wear and tear tax...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Ticketmaster: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2018 to Question 160146 on Ticketmaster, what discussions his Department has had with the...

    • Ticketmaster: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2018 to Question 160146 on Ticketmaster, what progress has been made on the investigation...

      Ticketmaster: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to Answer of 10 July 2018 to Question 160146 on Ticketmaster, how many consumers were affected by Ticketmaster's...

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what analysis his Department has commissioned (a) within and (b) outside of his Department on the effect of gambling...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to restrict online gambling-style games targeted at people under the age of 18.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish his Department's civil society strategy.

      Gambling: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to give local authorities increased powers to protect the public from gambling-related harms.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Former Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many former hon. Members hold (a) paid and (b) unpaid roles within his Department as of 17 July 2018.

      Third Sector: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 112175, how many officials of his Department are working with...

      Electronic Commerce: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2018 to Question 163522 on Electronic Commerce: EU Law, what the expiry date will be for the...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many unstaffed open libraries that use technology to enable visitors to enter there are in each English region.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many National Citizen Service graduates were eligible for free school meals (a) in England and (b) by local authority in...

      Performing Arts: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that young people from poor backgrounds have access to (a) opera and (b) other such live...

      Arts: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government is planning to create alternative grass-roots funding programmes for creative SMEs if the UK does not...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made any assessment of recent trends in growth of the independent video game development sector.

  • Prime Minister

    • British Irish Council

      To ask the Prime Minister, for what reason she did not represent the Government at the 30th Summit of the British Irish Council in Guernsey in June 2018.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussion she has had with the Department of Health in Northern Ireland the conditions of the licence for Billy Caldwell to ensure the...

    • Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of (a) controls and (b) transparency regulations on donations from outside the United...

  • Attorney General

    • National Fund

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will seek the release of money from the National Fund in order to set up a fund for good causes.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Space Technology: Sutherland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the business case for creating a spaceport at A’Mhoine; and what is the anticipated cost per kilogram of satellite launched as...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Russia: Chemical Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had any communication with the government of Russia, its agencies or any intermediaries on the issues arising from events in Salisbury and...

    • China: Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of China’s (1) offer of 100 million yuan in aid to the Palestinians reported on 10 July, and (2) proposal to...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Pregnancy: Mental Illness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to tackle the under-diagnosis of perinatal mental illness.

    • Podiatry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will fund an independent evaluation of the efficacy of laser equipment in the treatment of fungal infections by the podiatry profession, in order to...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in preparing the forthcoming Green Paper on the future funding of adult social care, whether more emphasis will be placed on giving people greater control over...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in preparing the forthcoming Green Paper on the future funding of adult social care, whether emphasis will be placed on personalised preventative medicine and...

      NHS: Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 4 July (HL8840), whether more up-to-date figures on NHS productivity than those for 2015–16 will...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Reviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many independent reviews the Department of Health and Social Care has commissioned into its policy or administration over the last year; and what was...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that individual independent healthcare providers are engaged in the design and delivery of the Acute Data Alignment Programme.

      Mental Illness: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to address the rise in mental health issues in teenagers and young people; and what assessment they have made of the use of social...

      Self-harm: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) boys, and (2) girls aged 17 years old or under have been admitted to hospital in England because of (a) self-harm, and (b) self-poisoning in the last...

      Clinical Reference Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 26 June (HL8565), whether they will publish a list of meeting dates and participants for each Clinical...

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 26 June (HL8563), whether they will consider conducting an analysis of the number of Individual...

      Medical Treatments: Side Effects

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 4 July (HL8829), what assessment they have made of whether the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory...

      Liothyronine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 10 July (HL8980, HL8981, HL8982 and HL8983), what action they are taking to ensure that NHS England...

      Liothyronine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 4 July (HL8854), why the minutes of the meeting of the Regional Optimisation Committee South held...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many votes were cast for each candidate in each round of voting in the hereditary peers by-election following the retirement of Lord Glentoran.

    • Peers' Interests

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 6 March (HL5909), in what circumstances would it be necessary for a member to declare their membership of the Freemasons.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes designated for social rent were built each year from 2010 until the last year records are available; and how this compares to homes designated...

    • Urban Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the second review by Bill Grimsey on the British high street.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 16 July (HL9124), whether they will now provide an estimate of the number of working families with two...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Reviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many independent reviews the Department for Work and Pensions has commissioned into its policy or administration over the last year; and what was the...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Bail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 June (HL Deb, col 1803), whether the check to ensure that no one is now having study restrictions...

    • Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the number of instances of non-EEA nationals taking longer to clear immigration at Heathrow airport than the Border Force’s service level agreement...

      Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times in each terminal at Heathrow airport non-EEA nationals have taken longer to clear immigration at Heathrow airport than set out in the Border...

      Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they take when the Border Force is unable to adhere to its service level agreement for non-EEA nationals to clear immigration at Heathrow airport...

      Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the introduction of eGates at Heathrow airport has reduced the frequency with which non-EEA nationals clearing immigration takes longer than the Border...

      Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have received from (1) Heathrow airport, and (2) the airlines affected about the costs they incur due to the Border Force not...

      L'Arche: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reconsider the decision of the UK Visa Agency to suspend the licence of the charity, L’Arche, to sponsor international visa applicants...

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards they plan to put in place to ensure that any poor interpreting and poor interview practices do not adversely affect individual asylum claims.

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to audio-record all substantive asylum interviews.

      Airwave Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 25 June (HL8482), what provisions are in place to ensure that the electric relays of the fibre...

      Immigration: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on children and young people subject to immigration control of the increasing cost of limited leave to remain...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will introduce the 100 per cent increase in the immigration health surcharge announced in February; and whether, before introducing that...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of why the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has referred so few Christians, Yazidis and other Syrian religious minorities for...

      Visas: Grenfell Tower Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether visas have been issued to members of families of Grenfell Tower fire victims attending the Grenfell Tower Inquiry that are limited to a period shorter than...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long it takes for an asylum seeker to receive a decision on their application for section 4 support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; if...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Subversion: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with other countries to prevent Russian influence from undermining democratic principles including by (1) providing funding to...

  • Treasury

    • Pensions: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) conclusion that people could be paying too much in charges to access their pensions...

    • Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people under 65 years old have accessed their pensions in each year since 2015; and of those, how many were accessed through (1) a pension drawdown, and...

      Pensions: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the total costs to consumers of charges made for early access to pensions since the age limit was lowered to 55 in 2015.

      Cryptoassets Taskforce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 25 June (HL8505), how many times the Cryptoassets Taskforce has met; whether they will publish a list of...

      Financial Services: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the consequences for accountability including under data protection legislation of the use by banks and other financial services...

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