Written answers

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Taxis: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of increasing traffic congestion on the viability of the cab trade in London; and if he will make a...

    • Taxis: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of increasing traffic congestion on the viability of the cab trade in London; and if he will make a...

      Department for Transport: Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will review the language used in his Department's press releases to ensure that such releases are measured and reasonable.

      Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the proposed revision of Regulation 1071/2009 on exemptions for community transport providers...

      Severn Tunnel: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2018 to Question 159567 on Severn Tunnel: Closures, whether his Department holds information on the costs of the...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made any assessment of the disruption caused by recent timetable changes implemented by Govia Thameslink Railways to...

      Crossrail and High Speed 2 Railway Line: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the benefits of (a) Crossrail and (b) High Speed 2 are for North East England.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse has been of the Go Ultra Low City Scheme since the launch of that scheme.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of reinforcing the electricity National Grid to cater for the demands created by the Road to Zero policy.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the preparation of the Road to Zero policy, what estimate he has made of the number of dwellings that (a) do and (b) do not have...

      Traffic Lights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the environmental advantages of introducing off-peak flashing Amber traffic lights.

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what changes have been made to the performance specification for Highways England to reflect the goal of improving litter cleaning set out on page 58...

      Traffic Commissioners: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for confirming the salary of the Senior Traffic Commissioner; and if he will make a statement.

      Traffic Commissioners: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the salaries are for Traffic Commissioners in each region.

      Season Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect the recent decline of season tickets sales will have on the current franchise model.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) timescale and (b) scope is of the research his Department is conducting on Traffic Regulation Orders in relation to pavement parking.

      Heathrow Airport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on noise pollution over Camberwell and Peckham constituency of the construction of a third runway at...

      Heathrow Airport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a legally binding noise threshold at Heathrow airport.

      Bus Services: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to extend the ultra-low emission but scheme to coach operators.

      Bus Services: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the extent to which coach travel contributes to improvements in air quality; and if he will make a statement.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in which local authority areas in (a) London and (b) England outside London the number of bus journeys per head of population has increased since 2011.

      Bus Services: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many buses free Wi-Fi is available (a) in London and (b) elsewhere in England.

      Bus Service Operators Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the importance of the Bus Service Operators Grant on the stability of local bus services.

      European Maritime Safety Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made in establishing domestic equivalents to the European Maritime Safety Agency information systems currently used by the...

      European Maritime Safety Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) costs to the public purse of and (b) delivery date for the domestic equivalents to European Maritime Safety...

      Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff in (a) his Department, (b) other Government departments, (c) executive agencies and (d) external bodies have worked on (i) aviation,...

      Shipping: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the role of Border Force officials in promoting...

      Port State Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vessels were detained in UK ports after port state control inspection by Maritime and Coastguard Agency officials in each year since 2015;...

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment of the risks associated with the roll-out smart motorways.

      London North Eastern Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2018 to Question 163590 on London North Eastern Railway, what other advertising campaigns have been undertaken for...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Network Rail on its vegetation management plan.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Hydrogen: Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on the role of carbon capture and storage in (a) the Cadent’s HyNet project and (b) other...

    • Hydrogen: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government’s plans are for the roll-out of hydrogen vehicle refuelling infrastructure.

      Hydrogen: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to allocate funds to replace EU funding of (a) the Orkney Surf n Turf project and (b)...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many officials in his and the predecessor Department worked on the Government’s national minimum wage...

      EU Countries: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that recreational boaters whose craft have Union Goods status retain that...

      Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2018 to Question 162553, which Department will provide funding for the proposed...

      Chevron Petroleum: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many contractor staff are employed on the (a) Alba, (b) Alder, (c) Captain, (d) Elgin/Franklin, (e) Erskine, (f)...

      Chevron Petroleum: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many directly employed staff are working on the (a) Alba, (b) Alder, (c) Captain, (d) Elgin/Franklin, (e) Erskine,...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 10 of the UKCS Decommissioning - 2018 Cost Estimate Report published by the Oil and Gas...

      Offshore Industry: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the UKCS Decommissioning - 2018 Cost Estimate Report published by the Oil and Gas Authority in June...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's latest estimate is of the remaining recoverable oil and gas deposits under the (a) North, (b)...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the level of (a) exploration and (b) drilling activity in the North Sea since...

      Offshore Industry: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the (a) public and (b) private sources of funding for the 21st Century Exploration Roadmap...

      Offshore Industry: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the UKCS Decommissioning 2018 Cost Estimate Report by the Oil and Gas Authority, what assessment he...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much each nation and region of the UK received per capita in EU structural funding for the (a) 2007-13 and (b)...

      Asda: Sainsbury's

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2018 to Question 158768, whether his letter to the Competition and Markets Authority...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on instances of Israeli authorities using equipment from UK-based companies in...

    • Catalonia: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Spanish counterpart on an independence referendum for Catalonia.

      Bridges: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the then Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of 20 February 2018,...

      France: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 6 March 2018 and 8 March 2018 to Questions 130582 and 130801 on France: Foreign relations, what...

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will respond to Early Day Motion 1492, on human rights in Colombia.

      Nicaragua: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to promote UN efforts to resolve the political crisis in Nicaragua.

      Israel: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on the (a) passage of the Nation State Law by the Israeli Knesset...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the distribution of land allocations between settlers and Palestinians in the West Bank.

      Burma: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will put forward a resolution to the United Nations Security Council calling for an investigation into the activities of...

      Krishna Maharaj

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with US officials on the status of British prisoner Kris Maharaj.

      Occupied Territories: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received representations on allegations of the Israeli Government's refusal to grant residency permits and visas...

      Libya: Crimes Against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the International Criminal Court on the investigation of people implicated in possible crimes...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date Right hon Member for Uxbridge vacated the grace and favour apartments he occupied as Foreign Secretary.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish how the Government allocates new funding for (a) the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Research Mission and (b) other brain...

    • Cervical Cancer: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the average time that patients waited to receive cervical screening results in Lincolnshire in...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will support the research into whether obesity should be classified as a disease including the possible consequences of such a...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Office for Life Sciences Competitiveness Indicators, published in May 2018, what assessment his Department has...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Office for Life Sciences Competitiveness Indicators published in May 2018, what the reasons are for the reduction...

      Out-patients: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to raise awareness of the effect on the public purse of non-attendance for hospital appointments.

      Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on armed forces veterans of the removal NHS England funding for the Combat Stress...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the NHS of treating alchohol-related conditions; and what steps he is taking to reduce...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve co-operation throughout the health sector to improve research on brain tumours.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the Government plans to assess the (a) value for money and (b) use of the allocation of new government funds for brain tumour research.

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2018 to Question 159060 on the systematic reviews on the diagnosis, treatment, transmission and...

      Statins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will commission research into the relative health and longevity of people who have been taking statins for 10 years compared as...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government response to the publication of the Department of Health and Social Care Task and Finish Working Group report into...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has plans to take the recommendations of the Department of Health and Social Care Task and Finish Working Group...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the availability and waiting times for therapeutic services for mental health conditions in (a) the...

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the safety of infant formula.

      Lung Diseases: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of progress in reducing mortality rates for lung disease over the last 10 years.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the equity of access to treatment of (a) physical and (b) mental health services in England.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of suicide over the next five years.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of socio-economic status on the incidence of lung disease.

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2018 to Question 134539 on Incinerators: Health Hazards, whether those papers been submitted for peer...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Former Members

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

      General Dental Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the General Dental Council; and what steps he is taking to hold that body to account.

      Teenage Pregnancy: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of trends in the level of under-age pregnancies among females in social care in Coventry since 2010;...

      Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to improve (a) diagnosis, (b) awareness and (c) treatment of Ehlers-Danios Syndrome.

      Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who will represent the Government at the UN high level meeting on non-communicable diseases in September; and what the Government's...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) GPs and (b) other health professionals have adequate training for the early...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Departments policies of the conclusion of the Office for Budget Responsibility's...

      NHS: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has he made of the financial effect on the NHS of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation.

      NHS: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the NHS has taken to maintain patient records in a suitable format to reduce the time it takes staff to comply with subject...

      Acupuncture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Clinical Commissioning Groups have adequate funding to maintain the provision of...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the provision of systematic screening for Lynch Syndrome for people diagnosed with bowel cancer in (a)...

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2018 to Question 164427 on learning disability: nurses, in what format his Department collects data.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people with Arthritis have adequate access to (a) aids and (b) adaptations that enable...

      NHS: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the (a) 2019 Loan Charge and (b) IR35 reforms on the NHS.

      Organs: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to secure access to EU organ transplant networks and databases after the UK leaves the EU.

      Pharmacy: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to allow pharmacy payment processes to include internet-only dispensing models.

      Pharmacy: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential savings from digital-first pharmacy services.

      Pharmacy: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) medicines adherence and (b) error rates in repeat prescription dispensing of...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce rates of childhood obesity.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure support for ambulance trusts during winter 2018-19.

  • Attorney General

    • Legal Profession: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Attorney General, how he plans to encourage practising lawyers to volunteer pro bono hours for Citizens Advice Bureaux in their local communities.

    • Offences against Children: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the oral contribution of the Solicitor General of 21 June 2018, Official Report, column 462, when he plans to respond to the Spicer report on the...

      Public Legal Evaluation Panel

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work of the Public Legal Evaluation Panel to date.

      Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney General, how many sentences imposed for causing death by dangerous driving his Department has considered under the unduly lenient sentence scheme in each of the last five...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when her Department will set out its policy on the UN-backed International Finance Facility for Education; and if the Government will...

    • UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the funding shortfall for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for...

      Syria: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate she has made of the number of refugees who have been displaced from Yarmouk refugee camp; and if she will make a...

      Libya: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the persecution of the Tawerga in Libya.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) maintained nursery schools, (b) local authority maintained primary schools, (c) maintained secondary schools, (d) primary...

    • Injuries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether medical evidence of non-accidental injuries must be provided before children's services departments place children in the care of a local...

      Pupils: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure the availability of support for children's mental health in the run-up to examinations.

      Residential Care Leadership Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government response to the review of the experiences and outcomes of children in residential special schools and colleges,...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in (a) Lewisham Deptford constituency, (b) Lewisham borough and (c) England were referred to children's social services on more...

      Pupil Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2018 to Question HL8817, how many pupils attend (a) academy sponsor-led and (b) local authority maintained schools.

      Children: Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had and with whom on the number of children who are at risk of experiencing hunger during school summer holidays in 2018.

      Family Drug and Alcohol Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps are being taken to ensure that the graduation rate of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court is maintained beyond September 2018.

      Pre-school Education: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding the Government has provided to maintained nursery schools in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d)...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made a recent assessment of the capacity of Coventry City Council to discharge its statutory responsibilities to vulnerable children;...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is providing assistance to local authorities to meet the demand for children’s services in rural areas around Coventry;...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the amount paid in business rates by (a) private, (b) volunteering and (c)independent childcare providers in the last 12...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are eligible for 30 hours free childcare in north each Lincolnshire.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were excluded from school in (a) London and (b) the UK in each year since 2010.

      Secondary Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for secondary schools in South East London.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy schools are in receipt of a termination notice; how long each academy has been waiting to be re-brokered; how many academies have...

      Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authority maintained schools which have failed an Ofsted inspection receiving an inadequate judgement are still waiting for an academy...

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department spent on advertising the position for Chair of the Social Mobility Commission; how that money was spent; how much...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools have been rated by Ofsted as inadequate for (a) two years, (b) three years, (c) four years, (d) five years and (e) more than six years.

      Education: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that colleges remain sufficiently protected from cyber-attack should any college choose to opt out of...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of removing children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from their SEND school on the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department (a) requested and (b) received presentations in person from bidders for the tender for Approved Enforcement Agency services, and...

    • HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made site visits to the bidders for the tender for Approved Enforcement Agency services; and if he will make a statement.

      Courts: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had discussions with representatives of Corruption Watch UK on restrictions to public reporting...

      Corruption: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of foreign bribery cases have been subject to reporting restrictions in the last 12 months.

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) capacity and (b) occupancy is for each open prison for men in England and Wales.

      Grandparents: Child Arrangement Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to issue a public consultation on the legal rights of grandparents to access to their grandchildren after estrangement between...

      Amey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2018 to Question 157827 on Amey, what changes his Department made to the contracts with Amey after they were reset...

      Amey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2018 to Question 157827 on Amey, whether additional funding was allocated to Amey after contracts with the company were...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of appeals to the Tribunals Service in (a) Glasgow South West constituency, (b) Glasgow, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK for (i) personal...

      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 defendants have appeared in court...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release, Crackdown on rogue bailiffs, published on 2 April 2018, on how many occasions (a) he and (b) officials...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will list the names of advisers contracted to assist the development of secure schools and the (a) qualifications and (b) professional backgrounds...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's announcement entitled Crackdown on rogue bailiffs, published on 2 April 2018 what the timeline is for the call for...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's announcement, Major new prison reform programme unveiled, published on 9 November 2015, what the timeframe is for...

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to review the legal definitions for the offences of (a) careless and (b) dangerous driving.

      Magistrates' Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the letter from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Courts of 6 July 2018 to the non. Member for Houghton and Sunderland...

      Ministry of Justice: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish a list of the non-executive appointments made by his Department between April 2018 and March 2019 including (a) the name of the...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of tower blocks with flammable cladding which are covered by insurance for...

    • Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken to communicate to new home buyers their right, introduced on 1 April 2017, to request the...

      Housing: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to section 185 of the Localism Act 2011, whether his Department has issued guidance to local...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to introduce a more robust regulatory framework for fire conditions during tests of...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the cost to the public purse has been of the (a) consultation into the banning combustible cladding and (b) the...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many full-time equivalent staff are employed in his Department's housing directorate; and how many staff of his...

      Parks: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (i) parks and green spaces and (ii) local authorities have been awarded his Department’s Green Flag...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Transport on that Department's proposal that all new...

      Somerset County Council: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the agenda was for the meeting between the Minister of State for Local Government and the leader of Somerset...

      Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on what date the Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission was established.

      Tenants: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the obligation local authorities to give due care and support to...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the consultation process on proposed funding mechanisms which will replace...

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to make an assessment of the adequacy of the Check, Challenge, Appeal system in England.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish its response to the consultation on strengthening consumer redress in housing.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 132273 on Ministry of Defence: Empty Property, how many of those empty properties are (a)...

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 132273, on Ministry of Defence: Empty Property, what grade those empty properties are under (a) the...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current strength is of Army Headquarters (a) Home Command and (b) Field Army.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the current strength of the British Army's (a) 1st Division, (b) 3rd Division and (c) Force Troops Command.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding he has allocated and how he has allocated it to the (a) Big White Wall and (b) Veterans' Gateway projects in each year since their...

      Reserve Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Capita has a register of all reservist recruitment units; and if he will make a statement.

      Reserve Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many reservists were recruited in each month in each year since 2016 to date; and if he will make a statement.

      Royal Military Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints have been (a) received by the Armed Forces Ombudsman about the Royal Military Police (RMP) (b) made against the RMP, (c)...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 132273, on Ministry of Defence: Empty Property, what the average number of bedrooms is in those void...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department has allocated for the provision of accommodation for armed forces families in the last three years.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress has been made on (a) bringing the defence recruiting system up to full operating capability and (b) meeting recruitment targets.

      Veterans: Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to provide military veterans with an identity card to enable them to access discounts on services offered by the private sector.

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the next steps in his Department's veterans strategy; and what progress he has made in assisting those who (a) become...

      Veterans: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is taking steps to recognise the long-term effects on military personnel of exposure to radiation as a result of nuclear testing...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to assist armed forces personnel onto the housing ladder.

      Army Reserve: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the methodology is for allocating Army Reserve applicants to Reserve units.

      NATO: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on NATO's two per cent GDP spending target.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits were enlisted into the regular army in 2017-18.

      Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which elements of RAF squadrons and groups will form the proposed reformation of the Number 11 Group RAF.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to the letter of 21 June 2018 of the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich on Woolwich Barracks.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 77 of the July 2018 White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm 9593, whether he plans to assign UK...

      Intelligence Services: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 80 of the July 2018 White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm 9593, what assessment he has made of...

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Written Statement of 19 July 2018, Modernising Defence Programme - Update, HCWS883, for what reasons only headline conclusions...

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 19 July 2018, HCWS883 on the Modernising Defence Programme, whether the publication of the Modernising Defence...

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 19 July 2018, HCWS883 on the Modernising Defence Programme, how many phases he intends the Modernising Defence...

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 19 July 2018, HCWS883 on the Modernising Defence Programme, how much financial headroom his Department plans to...

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 19 July 2018, HCWS883 on the Modernising Defence Programme, when his Department plans to publish a defence...

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's consultation on Modernising Defence Programme, which was launched on 5 March 2018, when his Department plans to...

      Military Bases: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether recent reviews of the defence estate have identified any necessary improvements works to current accommodation in Scotland.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the effect is of a claimant refusing a job with a prospective employer where the terms and conditions on offer include a zero hours...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many officials of her Department at each grade have undergone more than 12 hours of training on universal credit; and what estimate she...

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people with multiple sclerosis are no longer eligible for the higher rate of mobility support as a result of...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants have received each length of personal independence payment award since its introduction.

      Social Security Benefits: Asperger's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the replacement of Aspergers with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the fifth edition of the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have made contact with her Department to request a reduction in the amount deducted from their standard...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect of benefit sanctions on the mental health of claimants.

      Jobcentres: Peterlee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2018 on Question 163539 on Jobcentres: Peterlee, if he will undertake a review of the Peterlee Jobcentre...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's key performance indicators are to assess whether the universal credit system is functioning effectively.

      Slavery: National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will credit to victims of modern slavery the National Insurance contributions that were unpaid during the period of their slavery.

      Social Security Benefits: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to people fleeing abuse from their home where they have a financial interest such as a mortgage and are...

      Food Banks: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the number of people using food banks in the North East.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Non-native Species: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to replicate the EU Alien Species Regulation after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Non-native Species

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to compile a list of priority species of concern of invasive species.

      Birds: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to restrict the importation of wild-caught birds for the pet trade.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to make an assessment of the potential merits of banning the use of electrical water bath systems for the stunning of...

      Rabies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to reintroduce rabies blood testing with an extended wait period before entering the UK after the UK has...

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it remains his Department's policy to maintain the conditions of the EU Pet Travel Scheme after the UK has left the EU.

      Ticks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require (a) dogs and (b) cats to be treated for ticks before entering the...

      Animals: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will made an assessment of the potential merits of reducing the timeframe for the treatment of tapeworm before entry...

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs have been imported into the UK via the Pet Travel Scheme in each year since its introduction.

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs have been imported using the Balai Directive in each year since its introduction; and if he will publish the...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will assess the potential merits of ensuring that farm support payments are dependent on farmers improving performance...

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the level of water stress in each water company area throughout England.

      Water Companies: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the value of assets held by water companies throughout England in each year since 1989.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the potential costs of setting up UK bodies to carry on the functions of EU agencies in his...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency budget his Department has been provided with in order to set up UK bodies to carry on the functions of EU...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what arrangements are being made to secure accommodation for UK bodies set up to carry on the functions of EU agencies in...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the potential costs of associate membership of EU agencies in his Department's area of...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) administration costs, (b) grant funding, (c) staff, (d) accommodation and (e) budget...

      Alternative Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential future use of alternative fuels to reduce emissions.

      Special Protection Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to Answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 152799 and Answer of 02 July 2018 to Question 157791 on Special Protection...

      Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of a ban on electronic collars in containment systems...

      Booker Group: Tesco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Booker takeover by Tesco on small farmers and growers.

  • Home Office

    • Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made an assessment of the capacity of his Department's workforce to produce a new statutory fire regulatory framework.

    • Police: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on disciplinary actions that have been taken against police in relation to alleged police mishandling...

      Home Office: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that UK residents are not charged the rate applied to non-UK residents over and above network charges to...

      Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Community Protection Notices have been issued for littering in England in each year since the enactment of the Anti-social...

      National DNA Database Strategy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish the National DNA Database Strategy Board Annual Report for 2017-2018.

      UK Border Force: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of passengers have waited longer than the Border Force service standard target time at UK (a) ports and (b) airports in each...

      UK Border Force: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of passengers cleared within Border Force service standards at UK (a) ports and (b) airports...

      UK Border Force: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Border Force officers there were in (a) 2012 and (b) as of 17 July 2018.

      UK Border Force: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in Border Force officers numbers on their effectiveness since 2012.

      UK Border Force: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the UK Border Force budget was in (a) 2012 and (b) 2018.

      UK Border Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK Border Force is adequately prepared for new customs checks and controls when the UK leaves the EU.

      UK Border Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on ensuring that UK Border Force is adequately...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate his Department has made of the length of time the Windrush taskforce will require to determine whether affected...

      Immigration Controls: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the effectiveness of ePassport gates in accelerating the border process at UK airports, and...

      Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 6 July 2018 to Question 160244 on Immigration Controls: Airports, if he will publish that data in the same format...

      UK Border Force: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will change his service level agreements with UK Border Force in response to findings from the Airport Operators Association that...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases there were of people being identified as an adult at risk in immigration detention between 1 August 2017 and 10 July 2018 by...

      Home Office: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2018 to Question 161101, Home Office: Members, whether his Department is satisfied that an MP has the...

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been held in immigration detention centres in the UK in each of the last eight years.

  • Wales Office

    • EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list all the consultation events or meetings he has had with (a) the Welsh Assembly, (b) Welsh local authorities, (c) Welsh businesses, (d)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Procurement: Commonwealth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of setting targets for increased public procurement from Commonwealth nations after the UK...

    • Government Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2018 to Question 136078, what further discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) Ofcom on access by...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 11 2018 to Question 160693, how many public sector construction contracts formerly held by Carillion have not yet...

      Sick Leave: Mental Illness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of days of sick leave taken for reasons of mental health in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 7(a) of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm 9593, which rules will be...

    • Overseas Trade: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the effect of negotiations on regulatory alignment for goods with the EU on the ability of the UK to...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 140 of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm. 9593, published on 12 July...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 5 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 sub-paragraph 25(a) of Chapter Four of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm....

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to sub-paragraph 30(a)(ii) of Chapter Four of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm....

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to sub-paragraph 30(b)(iii) of Chapter Four of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm....

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many civil servants his Department has employed in each month since July 2016.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 16b on page 17 of the white paper, The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European...

      Freight and Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's withdrawal agreement on freight transport and UK ports.

      Freight and Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what progress he has made on agreements for (a) bi-lateral and (b) multi-lateral haulage and driving permits after the UK leaves the EU.

      Customs and Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he plans to have with representatives of the (a) Freight Transport Association and (b) Trades Unions on the...

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when and how the Government plans to set out its contingency plans to tackle delay and disruption at UK ports to ensure that (a)...

      Business and Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the oral evidence of the Prime Minister of 18 July 2018 to the Liaison Committee, when the Government plans to publish 70...

      Business and Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the oral evidence of the Prime Minister of 18 July 2018 to the Liaison Committee, if he will publish the titles of the 70...

  • Treasury

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 161 of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm. 9593, published on 12 July 2018, what the...

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 161 of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm. 9593, published on 12 July 2018, what the types...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 161 of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm. 9593, published on 12 July 2018, what the...

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 162 of the White Paper, The future relationship between the UK and the EU, Cm. 9593, published on 12 July 2018, what are the...

      Hydrogen: Motor Vehicles

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

      Treasury: Accountancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2018 to Question 161102, what services have been provided to his Department by the Big Four accountancy firms over the...

      Cryptoassets Taskforce

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timeframe is for the first publication from the Cryptoassets Taskforce.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an estimate of how much money would be generated annually were the soft drinks levy to be extended to milk-based drinks;...

      Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the additional (a) customs and (b) security resources required to maintain frictionless trade through UK ports after...

      Working Tax Credit: Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were eligible for the disabled worker element of Working Tax Credit in each of the last five years.

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse of was decommissioning projects in the (a) Northern, (b) Central and (c) Southern North Sea in (i) 2016 and (ii) 2017;...

      Personal Savings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to promote personal savings and investments in (a) the North East and (b) England.

      Brexit: Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has identified costs in addition to the estimation of a settlement of £35-39 billion that the UK will need to pay as a result...

      Private Rented Housing: Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many renting households have paid stamp duty land tax (SDLT) in each of the last five years; and how much SDLT has been paid by such households in total.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Harassment

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

    • Social Media: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that social media companies (a) tackle the activities of online trolls and (b) facilitate...

      Holidays: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage UK citizens to take holidays in UK seaside towns.

      BBC Board: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what interim arrangements are in place to ensure that the interests of Northern Ireland are fully represented on the BBC Board...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the economic value of the events industry to tourism in (a) London and (b) the UK.

      Entertainments and Exhibitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) financial and (b) other support his Department provides to the UK events and exhibitions industry.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which (a) local authority areas and (b) constituencies have an average download speed for fixed broadband services of less...

      Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of international broadcasting companies based in the UK that...

      Rugby (Sport): Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to help promote the sport of women's rugby.

      Sports: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to promote the discussion of mental health concerns among young athletes.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Security

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission holds information on the number of security passes to access the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on journey times of additional stops at Stevenage for the 6.40am Leeds to London and 6.55am Skipton to London...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Earl of Courtown on 12 June (HL Deb, col 1575), from which countries it would not be acceptable for the NHS to recruit nurses...

    • Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the recovery rates for Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) patients referred for treatment through the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Reviews

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

    • Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations and reports they have received about the current humanitarian situation in Idlib.

      Overseas Workers: Civil Servants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the pension arrears owed to former members of Her Majesty's Overseas Civil Service are paid.

      Middle East: Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken with other countries and UN agencies, including the World Meteorological Organisation, to help restore water to the rivers and ground...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) prosecutions, and (2) convictions, for female genital mutilation there have been since it was criminalised in 1985; and in each case, what sentences...

    • Judges: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of judges who sit in the Magistrates Courts of England and Wales are (1) women, and (2) women from ethnic minority backgrounds, broken down by region.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many potential homes are included but not yet started under existing planning permissions; and what proportion of the total are on sites for 50 or more dwellings.

    • Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in introducing electrical safety checks in the private rental sector.

      Local Government: Leicestershire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals by Leicestershire County Council to create a single unitary authority in the county presently served by a...

      Monitoring Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to strengthen the role of monitoring officers in local authorities.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Afghanistan: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Prime Minister's statement on 11 July, how the additional 440 UK military personnel to be deployed to the NATO mission in Afghanistan will "bring...

    • Palestinians: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training the army and Joint Forces Command supply to the Palestinian Authority Security Forces; what is their budget for such training; and which department...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poppy Factory

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the work of the Poppy Factory in helping disabled veterans find sustainable employment; and whether they would consider...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the demand on the services of food banks, whether they plan to introduce any modifications and improvements to the administration of Universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to increase Universal Credit payments in line with inflation; and what plans they have, if any, to make payments reflect more closely the Minimum...

      Pension Funds: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to issue any guidance to pension fund trustees to encourage them to invest in green assets without breaching their fiduciary duty; and if so, when.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were affected by the Windrush scandal; and how many of those were wrongfully (1) detained, and (2) deported.

    • Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will waive visa applications fees for people who cannot be returned to their home country because that would result in a breach of their human rights.

      Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in each age group forced to leave the UK for immigration reasons in the last five years were (1) under 19 years old, (2) between 19 and 30 years...

      Immigration Officers: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many immigration officers are based in Calais and Dunkirk.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum seekers were awaiting decisions on their status in the first two quarters of 2018.

      Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many, and what percentage of, non-EEA nationals who arrived at Heathrow airport on 25 June were not cleared through immigration within the Border Force’s...

      Human Trafficking: Albania

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what efforts they are making to harmonise conclusive grounds determinations of the UK and Albanian National Referral Mechanisms.

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have claimed asylum on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity in the last 24 months; and of those, how many have been granted (1)...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Free Movement of Labour

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether self-employed people will continue to have the same opportunities through the labour mobility framework after Brexit as they do under the current free...

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, after Brexit, it will be easier for EU citizens to come to the UK than it is for people elsewhere in the world.

      Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role the European Court of Justice would have in UK law under the facilitated custom agreement.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will have to pay contributions to the EU to benefit from participation in a free trade area for goods; and if so, how much this would cost.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the UK will be able to exert influence on the EU about the regulation of goods so that the common rulebook proposed...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have done about the public understanding of and support for the General Data Protection Regulation requirements.

    • Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the correlation between the increase in online gambling and the levels of loneliness in the UK.

      Digital Technology: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the UK’s digital economy may be at a disadvantage against European competitors by the goods-only approach...

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