Written answers

Thursday, 6 September 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing penalty points on drivers' licences for not wearing seat belts.

    • Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department Inclusive Transport Strategy, published on 25 July 2018, how much funding from the public purse the Government plans...

      Railway Stations: Dulwich and West Norwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's Inclusive Transport strategy published on 25 July 2018, what plans he has to support the introduction of step-free...

      Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's Inclusive Transport strategy published on 25 July 2018, what funding will be available from the public purse for...

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department takes to ensure that the views of affected communities are taken into account in decisions on Airspace Change Programmes.

      Blue Badge Scheme: Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether levels of payment of Disabled Living Allowance are used to assess applications for Blue Badges.

      Road Traffic Offences: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of the introduction of a new sentencing regime for motoring offences...

      London North Eastern Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that London North Eastern Railway fulfils the commitment made by Virgin Trains East Coast to operate a direct train...

      Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy Safety Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's consultation entitled Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review, published on 9 March 2018, when his...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Public Houses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of recent trends in the number of pubs closing on the night time...

    • Nuclear Power: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on data security of the manual contingency for nuclear safeguards...

      Nuclear Power: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assurances his Department has received from the International Atomic Energy Agency that a manual system for...

      Office for Nuclear Regulation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff at the Office for Nuclear Regulation are working on development of the manual contingency for nuclear...

      Nuclear Power: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Office for Nuclear Regulation of the development of a manual system for...

      Office for Nuclear Regulation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what training his Department provides to nuclear safeguards inspectors at the Office for Nuclear Regulation on the...

      Products: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the (a) effectiveness of the product safety and the enforcement regime...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Antarctic: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken at international level to advocate for the protection of the Antarctic.

    • Nicaragua: Religious Freedom

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

      Laos: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Laos counterpart on potential legislative changes which threaten freedom of religion...

      Afghanistan: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date was the former Foreign Secretary, the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip's recent visit to Afghanistan was...

      Afghanistan: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date was the final schedule for former the Foreign Secretary's visit to Afghanistan was confirmed.

      Afghanistan: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, from which airport the former Foreign Secretary departed from for his visit to Afghanistan on 25 June 2018.

      Ukraine: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Lugansk People's Republic law #211-II on the freedom of...

      Ukraine: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the international community is taking to ensure that the freedom of religion or belief is protected in the Lugansk...

      Pakistan: Blasphemy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his Pakistani counterpart on strengthening the legal procedures relating to religious...

      Nepal: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether British Embassy staff in Nepal receive training on local religions, patterns of discrimination and conflict between...

      China: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to support the creation of an international and independent review of the issue of organ harvesting in China.

      Pakistan: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 165463 on Pakistan: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, what the...

      Burundi: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish a list of those implementing organisations referred to as various on page one of the Conflict Security and...

      India: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the challenges faced by Christian charities operating in India; and whether he has made any...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the number of (a) Storm Shadow, (b) Brimstone and (c) Paveway weapons exported from the UK to...

      Iran: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Government of Iran on the treatment of political prisoners in Evin prison; and if he...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Saudi Arabian Government on the Saudi-led coalition attack on a bus in Saada, Yemen on 9...

      Yemen: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to support the renewal of the mandate of the group of eminent experts on Yemen at the forthcoming...

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Bahrain on the political imprisonment of Hassan Mushaima and...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made during the summer recess on securing the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe; and if he will make a...

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made with his overseas counterparts on a peace agreement in South Sudan.

      Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Antarctic Ocean Commission on an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary in the Waddell Sea.

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of (a) human rights in Bahrain, (b) standards in Bahrain's prisons and (c)...

      Canada and Saudi Arabia: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Canadian counterpart on trade relations between that country and Saudi Arabia; and...

      Middle East: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support his Canadian counterpart in promoting human rights across the Middle East.

      Canada and Saudi Arabia: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes in diplomatic relations between Canada and Saudi Arabia on the...

      Israa al-Ghomgham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the forthcoming trial of Israa al-Ghomgham in that...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department will provide a list of the third-party organisations that have received funding from the Prosperity Fund in the the last 12 months to...

    • Drugs: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on the number of deaths caused by the drugs (a) GHB and (b) GHL in each of the last three years.

      Official Publications

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government currently has any compiled reports which have been awaiting publication for over 6 months.

      Government Chief Security Officer: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the post of Government Chief Security Officer has been filled; and if he will make a statement.

      Government Digital Service: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are employed by the Government Digital Service.

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of his Department hiring additional staff to cover issues related to the UK leaving the EU.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information he holds on whether there has been an increase in the number of people who have registered to vote anonymously in 2018.

      Electorate: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the timely drafting of statutory instruments relating to the 2019 voter ID pilots; and whether the...

      Poverty

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what performance criteria there are in the Government's single departmental plans to monitor progress on meeting Sustainable Development Goal 1.

      Food

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what performance criteria there are in the Government's single departmental plans to monitor progress on meeting Sustainable Development Goal 2.

      Education

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what performance criteria there are in the Government's single departmental plans to monitor progress on meeting Sustainable Development Goal 4.

      Civil Service: Devolution

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has plans to increase the level of understanding in the civil service of devolved areas of policy making.

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department have been assigned to work in relation to the UK leaving the EU.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for (a) consumers and (b) producers of the frozen vegetable food scare.

    • Kidney Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) guidance and (b) support on (i) diet, (ii) exercise and (iii) other means of recovery is offered to patients who have suffered...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the waste of prescription medicine.

      Chronic Illnesses: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of young people diagnosed with chronic illnesses in the last 12 months.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people have taken up smoking in each of the last five years.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which agencies and other public bodies accountable to him will not have published their annual report and accounts for 2017-2018 by 31...

      Aortic Aneurysm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NICE's draft guideline entitled Abdominal aortic aneurysm: diagnosis and management, published in May 2018, if he will...

      Aortic Aneurysm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2018 to Questions 159561 and 159563, what type of data has been included to inform the Abdominal aortic...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans for Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 to form part of the common rule book envisaged in the White Paper, The Future...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will make it its policy to fund PrEP from central government funding for all at risk groups.

      Defibrillators: Medway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of publically accessible defibrillators in Medway.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will adopt Macmillan Cancer Support's five recommendations as recently published on its website page entitled Support...

      Glucose: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effect of clinical commissioning groups' commissioning of FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring...

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of (a) internet trolling and (b) online abuse on people’s psychological wellbeing.

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the next Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme provides improved patient access to new and...

      Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the date on which he was informed that eight of the 11 members of the Liverpool Community Trust Board failed to give evidence to the...

      European Food Safety Authority: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's policy is on UK membership of the European Food Safety Agency after the UK leaves the EU.

      Royal Liverpool Hospital: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his visit on 18 May 2018 to the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust to discuss construction...

      NHS Business Services Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many penalty charge notices for (a) NHS prescriptions and (b) dental treatment have been issued by the NHS Business Services...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been removed from their GP lists by Capita in each of the last 10 years; and of those patients how many by (a) age...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the provision of mental health support services to vulnerable children after 2021.

      Learning Disability: Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many day centres for adults with complex learning abilities are in receipt of funding from his Department.

      General Practitioners: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of conducting a comprehensive review of the financial implications of the General...

      Care Homes: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) nursing homes and (b) residential care homes have closed in each year since 2015.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the financial effect on victims of contaminated blood of recent changes benefits.

      Brain: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of traumatic brain injuries that have happened in each year of the last five years.

      Brain: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many rehabilitation prescriptions have been issued by the NHS in each year of the last five years.

      Brain: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has allocated for neurorehabilitation in each year of the last five years.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to provide funding for community pharmacies.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of community pharmacies in keeping NHS patients out of hospital.

      Home Care Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support charities facing back-pay demands for sleep-in shift workers.

      Blood Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the (a) number of people with a blood-borne virus and (b) level of access to (i) screening and (ii) treatment is monitored...

      Energy Drinks: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times his Department met the Office for Civil Society at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport ahead of launching...

      Dental Services: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2018 to Question 160713, if he will publish that same information for dental prescriptions wrongly...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many organisations have received more than (a) £1 million, (b) £10 million and (c) more than £20 million from DFID...

    • Developing Countries: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on developing countries of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Venezuela: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government has provided aid to the Government of Venezuela in the last 12 months.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on the economy of the target of 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2010.

    • Sure Start Programme: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Sure Start programmes on reducing levels of youth violence.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to commission an independent investigation into trends in the level of school exclusions; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers: Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in (a) Hazel Grove constituency, (b) Stockport local authority area and (c) England have implemented capability procedures on one or...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Family Courts: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many family court cases (a) one and (b) both defendants were without legal representation in Wales in each year since 2010.

    • Magistrates' Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2018 to Question 166155, to which budget headlines will the £825,000 of income for reinvestment in the Sunderland...

      Magistrates' Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department plans to spend on upgrading Sunderland Magistrates Court.

      Prison Officers: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the ability of frontline prison staff to work in an operational role when they are over the age of 60.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many benefits claimants have taken their case to tribunal in each of the last 10 years; and what the cost has been of such tribunals in each of...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has received representations from tribunals on the caseload increase from benefits appeals.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many custodial sentences were given to first-time offenders in England and Wales in each year since 2008.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the conclusions of the review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012; and whether he has plans to...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the (a) adequacy of support for and (b) capacity of legal aid solicitors to represent people with complex...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that women claiming asylum who have experienced forms of violence that may be difficult to disclose have...

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many property possession warrants have been issued to (a) NRAM Ltd, (b) Landmark Mortgages, (c) (i) Henrico, (ii) Auburn and (iii) all other...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the oral statement of 16 July 2018, Official Report, column 41 on trade policy, whether impact assessments for new trade...

    • Trade Agreements: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the oral statement of 16 July 2018, Official Report, column 41 on trade policy, what the timescale is for publishing...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Silvertown Quays: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has any role in oversight or approval of the regeneration of Silvertown Quays; and if he will make a statement.

    • Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 901471 on Assessment of Housing Need, if the hon. Member for...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to set up a New Homes Ombudsman to monitor and regulate new housing standards.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to improve the accessibility of the Help to Buy scheme for lower-income citizens.

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse for estate regeneration in the Greater London Authority area...

      Private Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to end discrimination against housing benefit claimants by private sector landlords.

      Social Media: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with representatives of social media providers on tackling online (a) misogynistic, (b)...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will take steps to reinstate the requirement for small sites of 10 units or fewer to adhere to...

      Affordable Housing: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Affordable Homes Programme in the East Midlands.

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department took prior to 2017 to assess whether both industry and officials of his Department fully...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on the development of a localised funding system for housing-related costs for people in...

      East Sussex County Council: Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to prevent East Sussex County Council going bankrupt.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to prevent the deaths of homeless people during the winter of 2018-19; and what long-term...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons contributing to trends in the level of homelessness.

      Commonhold: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the the regulation of commonhold land where there is...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the total Homes England grant funding for affordable housing allocated by (a) Homes...

      High Rise Flats: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many of the 4,000 tall tower blocks similar to Grenfell Tower which the Government announced last year would...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the local authority revenue expenditure and financing England: 2017 to 2018 provisional outturn.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2018 to Question 166117 on defence: modernisation, whether all additional finance in the Modernising Defence Programme...

    • NATO: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2018 to Question 160778 on NATO: Military Exercises, (a) when and (b) for what reason the decision was taken not to...

      Qatar: Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2018 to Question 128885, if he will provide an update on progress on the potential order by the Qatari Government...

      Qatar: Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he had with the Amir of Qatar at their meeting on 24 July 2018 on the potential order of Hawk aircraft by the Qatari Government.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the minimum staffing level requirement is for each vessel in the Royal Navy surface fleet.

      Military Aircraft: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many aircraft of each (a) model and (b) type owned and operated by the armed forces are in storage.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and which (a) current and (b) former RAF aircraft are in (i) RAF museums (ii) front line service and serviceable (iii) front line service and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) for what reason personal independence payments were not paid on time in (i) June 2018 and (ii) July 2018.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many paying parents who had defaulted on payment and had outstanding arrears during the last month of their Child Support Agency case...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is a limit on how many times a paying parent is given the opportunity to pay direct through the Child Maintenance Service to the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what performance measures have been established for the Child Maintenance Service for the clearing of arrears in maintenance cases.

      Child Maintenance Service: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been made against the Child Maintenance Service since January 2017.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will made an assessment of the potential merits of enabling working parents on low incomes that are eligible to claim for childcare...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Child Maintenance Service uses up-to-date income information automatically obtained from HMRC for...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how individuals living in (a) specified supported and (b) supported exempt accommodation are advised when they submit a universal credit...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 165065 Children: Maintenance and with reference to page 27 of his Department's paper How We...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the conclusion of the report, Rolling Out Universal Credit,...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will hold discussions with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Women Against State Pension Inequality on transitional state...

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will conduct a review into the insurance options which are available to drivers who are awarded a vehicle under the motability scheme...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to ensure that the Child Maintenance Service has the necessary power to ensure that employers release payments from the...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on the future of the pensions dashboard; what the cost to the public purse was of the establishment of the...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her department plans to publish the feasibility study into the creation of a pensions dashboard.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it remains her Department's policy to create a pensions dashboard.

      Stroke Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she last met with the Stroke Association; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money her Department has spent to date on the development of the pensions dashboard.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on the roll-out of the Pensions Dashboard.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Marine Conservation Zones: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons it was decided (a) to include razorbills and (b) not to include common guillemots as an additional feature...

    • Air Pollution: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what further steps he plans to take to improve air quality for residents of London.

      Community Plant Variety Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to maintain the responsibilities and functions in the UK of the Community Plant Variety Office (a) when the...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the amount of food that will have to be stockpiled by (a) retailers and (b) the Government to...

      Desalination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to support the construction of more water desalination plants in the UK.

      Crayfish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the CEFAS report no. 5775 Controlling Invasive Crayfish on crayfish trapping.

      Agriculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to extend (a) Higher and (b) Entry Level Stewardship schemes, due to expire at the end of...

      Water: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to provide a support package for farmers who have had to use their winter store of feed as a...

      Water: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the long and short-term (a) financial and (b) environmental effect of the recent...

      Nappies: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2018 to Question 165481, what the outcomes were of his recent meeting with the Nappy...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the flow of (a) goods and (b) labour in the UK dairy industry of the UK...

      Dairy Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report, The impact of Brexit on the UK dairy sector, published by LSE Consulting and Arla Foods UK in...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of World Trade Organisation tariffs on the sustainability of the UK dairy...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ensure that the supply of (a) goods and (b) labour for the dairy industry is not (i) obstructed and...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report entitled Potential Air Quality Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction in the UK, published by his...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department currently has any commissioned or compiled reports that have been awaiting publication for over six...

      Palm Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the report by Imperial College London, entitled Palm...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government has made on plans for farming subsidies after Britain leaves the EU; and if he will make a...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans as a result of extreme weather conditions to instruct the Rural Payments Agency to make advance...

      Grazing Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will grant farmers flexibility in allowing livestock to graze land which is not normally permitted for grazing because...

      Forage and Bedding: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Irish Government on its plans to reintroduce a subsidy on the import of forage and...

      Nature Conservation: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to continue to provide funding for conservation projects in overseas territories once EU funding ends...

  • Home Office

    • Deportation: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children of Windrush Generation immigrants have been deported in each of the last eight years.

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied child refugees have been re-settled in Scotland in each of the last three years; and how many of those children were...

      Refugees: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to improve the English Language lessons service for refugees; and if he will make a statement.

      Entry Clearances: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules, HC1154, published on 15 June 2018, for what reasons India was not...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many priority visa applications have been processed in the last 12 months within the six-week time frame set by his Department.

      Animal Experiments: Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page 14 of the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2017, published on 19 July 2018, for...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page 27 the report, Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2017, published by his Department...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page 27 of the report, Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2017, published by his...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the rates of financial assistance provided through asylum support.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many enforcement actions have been taken on unauthorised traveller settlements in each local authority area in each year since 2008.

      White Helmets: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the statement by the Foreign Secretary and the Secretary of State for International Development, made on 22 July 2018,...

      Immigration: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the target time is for processing a leave to remain application that is made on human rights grounds.

      Immigration: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the current average waiting time is for the processing of a leave to remain case that is made on human rights grounds.

      Immigration: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for leave to remain on human rights grounds have been processed in each of the last 12 months.

      Asylum: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department have had with Serco on recent reports of the eviction of asylum seekers from their allocated properties; and...

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

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

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, to list every external economic report that his Department's Planning and Analysis Directorate has analysed for Ministers since his...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff work in his Department's Planning and Analysis Directorate.

      EU Institutions: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many outstanding (a) official investigations and (b) legal cases there are led by the European Commission and involving UK...

      Broadcasting: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he now plans to negotiate mutual recognition of broadcasting regulation standards with the European Union; and if he will...

      Economic Analysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will publish the Government's full economic analysis of the effect on the UK of leaving the EU without a deal in advance of the...

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 63.a of chapter 2 on page 63 of the document entitled The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom...

  • Treasury

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2018 to Question 133821 on Children: Day Care, what advice his Department has provided to the Northern Ireland parties...

    • Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many NCC1, Support for a child conceived without your consent forms have been received by HMRC.

      Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies: Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of access to bank accounts by community benefit societies; and if he will make a statement.

      Development Aid

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money has been allocated from the public purse for Official Development Assistance to the (a) Foreign and Commonwealth Office (b) Department for...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK tobacco product track and trace system will be compliant with the requirements of the (a) EU Tobacco Products...

      Personal Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of raising the personal tax allowance from £11,850 to £12,500.

      Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many couples claimed Marriage Allowance in each year since 2015-16.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Figure 11 – Volunteering Schemes – International Comparators (2016) and the conclusion on...

    • Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps the Government has taken to reduce the number and frequency of nuisance phonecalls.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that all Government departments uphold their commitment to ensure that young...

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Department is taking to include mobile phone roaming provisions in future trade deals.

      Broadcasting: Finance

      What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of funding in relation to programming for the nations of the UK.

      Gambling: Crime

      What steps his Department is taking to tackle gambling-related harm.

      Young People: Voluntary Work

      What plans he has to discuss the establishment of a youth full-time social action pilot programme with delivery organisations.

      Domestic Visits: Wakefield

      Whether he plans to visit Wakefield in the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Enterprises

      What steps his Department is taking to encourage the public sector to commission goods and services from social enterprises.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Devolution: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what reserved matters the Northern Ireland Assembly can legislate on with the consent of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on Northern Ireland.

      Stormont House Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps her Department is taking to establish the legacy bodies agreed under the Stormont House Agreement.

      City Deals: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she is taking to help deliver city deals for Northern Ireland.

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