Written answers

Monday, 10 September 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Train Operating Companies: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with train operating companies on the compensation payable to people when trains are cancelled but do not cause a delay of...

    • Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the realisation of the economic potential of drones for the UK economy in the forthcoming draft Drones Bill.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussion he has had with representatives of industry on the development of (a) changes to the Air Navigation Order 2016 and (b) proposals for...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government are taking to ensure that UK regulations will be sufficiently aligned to EU rules to support (a) the export of drones to...

      Air Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the resources available to (a) police forces and (b) the Civil Aviation Authority to...

      Bus Services: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the trends in the (a) quantity and (b) frequency of bus services in Garston and Halewood constituency since 2010.

      Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has allocated to Merseytravel for supported bus services in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Bus Services: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure the continued provision of existing supported bus services in the Garston and Halewood constituency.

      Bus Services: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on bus services in (a) Barnsley and (b) South Yorkshire in each year since 2010.

      Bus Services: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of recent trends in bus usage in Barnsley, and if he will make a statement.

      Govia Thameslink Railway and Northern: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 13 and 20 July to Questions 161175 and 164445, for what reasons the Government did not provide an estimate of the economic...

      Railways: Oxford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has held with HS2 Limited on whether rail lines through Oxford will be used by freight services for the movement of...

      Department for Transport: Annual Reports

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

      Railways: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to help mitigate delays on (a) Thameslink, (b) Northern and (c) other commuter trains into London.

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the growth of the bike and scooter share scheme in London.

      Lower Thames Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the current status is of plans for the building of a Lower Thames Crossing; and what assessment he has made of the benefits of such a crossing...

      Aviation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to EU Regulation 261/2004 that entitles passengers to compensation for delayed flights, whether his Department is taking steps to...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what impact assessment he made prior to concluding that 10 years is an adequate derogation period for MCBP operators to adjust to new regulations.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what impact assessment he made prior to concluding that seven months was an adequate timeframe for manufacturers to significantly redesign MCBP vehicles.

      Bus Services: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the trends in the (a) quantity and (b) frequency of bus services in (i) Jarrow Constituency (ii) South Tyneside and...

      Bus Services: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his department has spent on bus services in (a) Jarrow Constituency (b) South Tyneside and (c) Tyne and Wear in each year since 2010.

      Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has allocated to Nexus for (a) commercial bus services and (b) supported bus services in each year since 2010.

      Driving: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of regulations governing working hours of professional drivers on (a) public safety and (b) the safety and...

      Gatwick Express Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Rail Minister is (a) consulted and (b) signs off on decisions on changes to the timetabling of Gatwick Express services run under the GTR...

      Skipton-Colne Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made on the feasibility study for the restorations of the Skipton-Colne Railway; and what the timetable is for his...

      Air Space: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the recent statement of the Irish Prime Minister on the use of Irish airspace by UK airlines in the event of no deal...

  • Department for Education

    • Education Fellowship Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2018 to Question 138485 on Education Fellowship Trust, how many of the Education Fellowship Trust schools are awaiting...

    • Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government response to the consultation on Eligibility for free school meals, the early years pupil premium and the free early...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the additional ring-fenced RDEL his Department will require to fund the increased RAB charge resulting from the increase...

      Mexborough Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what date the Mexborough Academy was re-brokered after sponsorship from Wakefield City Academies Trust ended.

      Arts and Design: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of students in each ethnic group studied Art and Design at GCSE Level in the last 12 months.

      Special Educational Needs: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of levels of funding for autistic spectrum children in education.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what performance standards he has set for (a) academies and (b) local authorities to conclude the transfer of a pupil to a new school as a result of a...

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Social Mobility Commissioners have been appointed; and how many positions on that Commission remain vacant.

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve social mobility.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment has he made of the quality of teacher training provision in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.

      Languages: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has held with (a) the Minister for the Cabinet Office and (b) the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the...

      Free School Meals: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the nutritional content of free school meals.

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to limit the amount schools charge for school uniforms.

      Schools: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to introduce a scheme to support (a) low income families and (b) families with multiple school-age children with the...

      Mexborough Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2018 to Question 136869 on Wakefield City Academies Trust, whether the Mexborough Academy has been re-brokered.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions (a) Ministers of his Department and (b) officials in his Department have had with the (i) CBI, (ii) Federation of Small Business and...

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question 167999 on Social Mobility Commission: public appointments, how many applications have been...

      Grammar Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question 168002, to what budget the £5 million fund for transport to selective schools for...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      What recent steps he has taken to increase the number of people entering the teaching profession.

      Pupil Exclusions

      What steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of school exclusions.

      First Aid: Education

      What assessment he has made of the potential benefits to children of introducing compulsory first aid education in schools.

      Higher Education

      What steps he is taking to improve the information available to prospective students on the costs and benefits of higher education.

      Students: Mental Health Services

      What assessment he has made of the adequacy of mental health support available to students attending university.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps is he taking to support research and development for large-scale hydrogen conversion projects.

    • General Electric: Rugby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the future of GE engineering in Rugby.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure compatibility of smart meters with different energy suppliers to encourage customers...

      General Electric: Rugby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to agree to General Electric's proposed closure of manufacturing facilities in Rugby.

      Parental Leave: Fathers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage more fathers to take shared parental leave.

      Airbus and BMW

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what meetings Ministers or officials of his Department had with representatives of (a) Airbus and (b) BMW at which...

      Social Science: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support the commercialisation of social science research.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of leaving the EU in accordance with (a) the proposals set out...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost to the public purse has been of his Department hiring additional staff to cover issues related to the UK...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage an increase in the level of production of UK-made components for the...

      Manufactured Goods: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to increase consumption of products manufactured in the UK.

      Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps is the Government taking to increase production of (a) goods and (b) energy in the UK.

      Manufacturing Industries: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate has he made of the number of people that will be employed in manufacturing industries in the UK in...

      Central Heating: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what protections are available to consumers that have purchased new central heating systems through (a) Government...

      Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish its legislative proposals in response to the Taylor Review into Working Practices;...

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will increase the national living wage to the rate recommended by the Living Wage Commission.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the use of the amending procedure of the Rome Statute, Article 121(5), to withdraw from the jurisdiction of the...

    • Eritrea: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on consolidating the end of the state of war recently...

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken to support the Nigerian Government in alleviating the conflict between Fulani herders and farming...

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on the means by which Fulani herders in Nigeria come into possession of sophisticated weaponry.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost to the public purse was of housing the previous Foreign Secretary at his official ministerial residence.

      India: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has held discussions with the Government of India on (a) the recent killing of five nomadic people in...

      Ilois: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of whether the £40 million fund for Chagossians has addressed the needs of...

      Southern Africa: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on LGBT rights in (a) Botswana, (b)...

      Southern Africa: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterparts in (a) Swaziland, (b) Namibia and (c) Botswana on LGBT+ rights in...

      Burma: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Myanmar government regarding the imprisonment of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw...

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese Government on reports of political re-education camps housing up to one million...

      Ramin Hossein Panahi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on the death sentence imposed on Ramin Hossein Panahi.

      Israa al-Ghomgham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Saudi counterpart on the sentencing of human rights activist Israa al-Ghomgham.

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government receives legal advice on the legality of the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia.

      Emergency Travel Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has received in charges for providing emergency travel documents to UK citizens in each of the last...

      Yemen: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's position is on the view of the UN Human Rights Council Group of Eminent Experts that individuals in the...

      Election Observers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which international election observation missions his Department provided financial support for the participation of UK...

      Korea: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his (a) US, (b) South Korean and (c) North Korean counterparts on peace and...

      Japan: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Japanese counterpart following Typhoon Jebi.

      China: Human Rights

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

      Nicaragua: Human Rights

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

      Venezuela: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he had had with his Latin American counterparts on their response to Venezuelan refugees.

      Rohingya: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant the oral answer to the hon Member for Liverpool, West Derby on 4 September 2018, Official Report, column 5, what steps...

      North Korea: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help tackle the persecution of Christians in North Korea.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Incinerators: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for the (a) government of Northern Ireland and (b) role of the Northern Ireland civil...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether her Department holds information on the socio-economic background of people appointed to senior positions in her Department in the last...

      Foreign Investment in UK: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she is taking to ensure that foreign investment in Northern Ireland continues.

      Anniversaries: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether her Department plans to commemorate in 2021 the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the performance of the Members Correspondence Unit in his Department.

    • Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will develop a national obesity strategy for adults and children.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the prescription charge is affordable for people on low incomes who pay those charges.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the quantum of change is for the prescription charge in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department issues to help people better understand their diabetes.

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase early screening for cancer diagnosis.

      Home Care Services: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the implications of allowing home care assistants to administer controlled drugs without...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients pay the full price for their prescription medicine.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse was of a) subsidising prescriptions for people who do not pay the fixed rate for prescriptions, and b)...

      Aortic Aneurysm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the (a) prevalence of non-authorised, physician-modified products in the treatment of abdominal aortic...

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the next Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme sets an ambitious framework for delivering quick...

      European Food Safety Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to maintain the responsibilities and functions in the UK of the European Food Safety Authority (a) when the UK leaves...

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to provide continuity of public and animal health protection through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (a) when...

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Adjournment debate of 17 July 2018 on Access to Orkambi, Official Report, columns 377-386, if he will take steps to...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to reduce the time taken for GP referrals of patients for cancer treatment.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the levels of care and support available for women with breast cancer in (a) the West Midlands and (b) England.

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the number of defibrillators available in public places.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with appropriate officials in Northern Ireland on extending access to the HPV vaccination to that part of the UK.

      Cancer: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Childhood Cancer to discuss its recent report.

      NHS: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of staff in the NHS are non-EU citizens.

      University Hospital Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recent CQC inspection which established that University Hospital Coventry requires improvement, whether he plans to...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support emergency departments in hospitals in Coventry that are experiencing a record number of unnecessary...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the processing time for applications to NHS Pensions by NHS employees to revert to 30 calendar days.

      Self-harm: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people that attended A&E for self-harm received a psychosocial assessment in accordance with NICE...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average post-partum hospital stay was in each of the last 10 years.

      European Food Safety Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to maintain the responsibilities and functions of the European Food Safety Authority when the UK leaves the EU (a) with...

      Royal Liverpool Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for a new contractor to be appointed to complete the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital following the...

      Asbestos: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the latest advice is that he has received from Public Health England on the risks of ingesting asbestos from drinking water which...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department received when determining the length of time medicines will need to be stockpiled in the event that the UK...

      Drugs: 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 drug addiction; and if his Department will publish an estimate of those annual...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) share and (b) enforce best practice across the NHS.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of mental health beds per 100,000 people in England; and what information his Department...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Approved Mental Health Professionals have been employed in the public sector in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people referred to consultant-led mental health treatment were seen within 18 weeks.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussion he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the funding of treatment for alcohol addiction services in (a) West...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of children requiring treatment for urgent mental health conditions at A&E in (a) the...

      Health Services: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of patients the NHS saw in summer 2018 because of heat-related illnesses and (b) total cost...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will estimate the annual cost to the NHS of alcohol addiction in each year since 2010-11.

      Allergies: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of days supply of epipen available to the NHS.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescription fines were issued in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve data access and sharing arrangements between the Health and Social Care Information Centre...

      NHS Leadership Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what courses are run by the NHS Leadership Academy.

      Health: Low Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the change in the public health grant on the health outcomes of lower...

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Government's response to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's report on Child Migrant...

      Meat: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of meat fraud whereby expensive meat is replaced with a cheaper product; and how many...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many students entered training as a (a) nurse, (b) midwife and (c) GP in each of the last five years.

      Addictions: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department collects data on the number of (a) addiction services and centres and (b) detox beds which have closed since 2010.

      NHS: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the funding required from the public purse to remove the backlog of maintenance work in the NHS in (a)...

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracts the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has secured with the European Medicines Agency to carry out...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made since 2016 on the target of a 10% reduction in suicides by 2020-21.

      Mental Health Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level job vacancies in the mental health workforce.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the total number of qualified staff working in mental health services.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support legislation in developing countries to help disabled people.

    • Developing Countries: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the promotion of democracy in developing countries.

      Marine Environment: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to assist countries with long coastlines such as Indonesia to tackle plastic pollution.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support developing countries to achieve universal health coverage and develop programmes to...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will use its position at international fora such as the World Health Organisation to champion healthcare policies on...

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total cost to the public purse for her Department’s work preparing for the UK to leave the EU has been since 23 June 2016.

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of leaving the EU in accordance with (a) the proposals set out in the...

      Developing Countries: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve mental health globally.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to achieving a good or very good rating for the...

      Yemen: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taken to help increase the amount of food, medicine and fuel arriving at Hodeidah port.

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost to the public purse has been of her Department hiring additional staff to cover issues related to the UK leaving the EU.

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support the Rohingya in Bangladesh in the current monsoon season.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on negotiations of new trade agreements to include...

      Developing Countries: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the potential for trade policies after the UK has left the EU to support communities in...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much and what proportion of Official Development Assistance (ODA) has been allocated to largest 20 recipients of ODA.

      GAVI Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions the UK has had with other GAVI Alliance on extending the Advanced Market Commitment pilot beyond the current end date...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support governments in developing countries to build universal health coverage.

      EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what step she is taking to support an agreement with the EU on overseas development assistance and international action as set out in...

      Mozambique: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, What assessment has she made of the effect of Mozambique’s debt crisis on progress towards poverty reduction in Mozambique.

      Oxfam and Save the Children Fund: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the ongoing effect on beneficiaries overseas of the withdrawal of Government funds to...

      Usa: Unrwa

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

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect on humanitarian access after military operations in Saada in August 2018.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of Saudi-led Coalition military operations in Saada in August 2018 on civilian life.

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) representations her Department has made to and (b) what recent discussions his Department has held with the (i) EU and (ii)...

      Africa: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve mental health (a) care and (b) education in Africa.

      Africa: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the Government’s strategic shift on UK aid on poverty reduction in Africa.

      Venezuela: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the Government provides to Venezuelan refugees living in other Latin American countries.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Lifts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that buildings constructed for (a) elderly and (b)...

    • Environment Protection: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether legislative changes (a) are necessary and (b) have been made to ensure compliance in Northern Ireland with...

      Affordable Housing: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what safeguards will be put in place on the proposed entry level exception sites to prevent homes being resold at...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment has he made of the effect of the proposed entry level exception sites on the provision of affordable...

      East Sussex County Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of East Sussex Country Council on that council's financial...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to replicate the level of funding to support disabled people into work provided by the European...

      Local Government Finance: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effect on the provision of services by East Sussex County Council of the...

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will (a) update the 2011 lists of statutory duties placed on local authorities by legislation for which (i) his...

      Voluntary Work: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's press release of 8 August 2018 entitled...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 24 July 2018 on Local Growth, HLWS898, what the timeframe is for the start of the...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Gardening Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff of his Department have been absent from work on full pay for more than twelve consecutive months.

      Council Tax: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July to Question 162973 on council tax: Dorset, whether representations have been...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Disability Living Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time is that families of child claimants of disability living allowance in Garston and Halewood constituency have to wait for a...

    • Private Prosecutions: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated on covering the legal costs of private prosecutors in the event that the private prosecution...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to publish the Estates and Transformation Team report on the feasibility of the public sector bidding to run new-build prisons; and if...

      Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the system for prisoner transfers between different categories of prison is effectively monitored.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department and HM Prison and Probation Service are taking to speed up security clearance for health and social care staff commencing...

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of days taken was to gain security clearance for health and social care professionals seeking to commence employment in prisons...

      Prisons: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Prison Service Instruction 44 of 2010, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of nutritional standards in prisons and...

      Prisons: Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Rule 29 of the Prison Rules 1999, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of prisoners' (a) access to and (b) engagement in...

      Birmingham Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many full-time controllers employed by his Department operated within HMP Birmingham in each year since 2010; and on how many occasions did he (a)...

      Mentally Disordered Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the discussion paper, Criminal Liability: Insanity and Automatism, published by the Law Commission in July 2013, whether the...

      Prison Officers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the training requirements are for new prison officers; and (a) how and (b) where is that training delivered.

      Disability Living Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 167151 on Disability Living Allowance: Appeals, what the timeframe is for the reduction in the...

      Risley Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers currently serving at HMP Risley have (a) less than six months, (b) six to 12 months, (c) 12 months to five years and (iv) more...

      Risley Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the effect on local authority support services of reclassifying HMP Risley as a prison for non-UK prisoners; and if he...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure special protection measures are implemented for all victims of domestic abuse across all UK jurisdictions.

      Family Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has plans for an independent statutory inquiry into the family courts’ handling of domestic abuse.

      Judiciary: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that women are better represented in the UK judicial system.

  • Treasury

    • Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will revise upwards the level of compensation paid to people who experienced financial loses as a result of the mismanagement of Equitable Life.

    • BBC: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he is taking steps in relation to (a) the BBC and (b) the employees of the BBC who previously used (i) personal service companies and (ii) other...

      Bank Services: Mobile Phones

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has issued guidance to consumers without mobile phones on alternatives to the one-time password code banking system; and if he will make a statement.

      London Stock Exchange

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential contribution of the London Stock Exchange to the UK economy after the UK leaves the EU; and if he will...

      Unilever

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions has he had with the London Stock Exchange on the qualification criteria for the FTSE 100 (a) before and (b) after Unilever's announcement...

      Unilever

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from representatives of the investment management industry in London on (a) Unilever unifying its dual headed...

      FTSE Russell

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he is aware of the role of the policy advisory board of the London Stock Exchange subsidiary FTSE-Russell in advising which companies are assigned...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the White Paper, The Future Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union, published in July 2018, what assessment he...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what advice his Department has issued to the financial sector on contract continuity (a) during the implementation period and (b) after 31 December 2020.

      Insurance: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made on replicating the insurance agreements that the EU has with third countries that enable reciprocal arrangements for insurers to...

      Treasury: Public Bodies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contractors employed in (a) the Government Actuary's Department, (b) HM Revenue and Customs,(c) HM Treasury Group, (d) National Savings &...

      Revenue and Customs: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 46 of the HMRC Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Operation Swiftarrow;...

      Claims Management Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to include (a) claims management companies and (b) law firms undertaking claims activities in the...

      Claims Management Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) his Department or (b) the Financial Conduct Authority has made an assessment of trends in the level of costs for financial services as a result...

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) average level and (b) total value of personal debt in the UK.

      VAT: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to transpose (a) Directive 2016/1065/EU on VAT treatment of vouchers and (b) Directive 2017/2455/EU on VAT on electronic...

      Wines: Import Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is the Government's policy that UK citizens returning with purchased wine from the EU will have to pay (a) £2 duty on wine that they have...

      Insurance Premium Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the rate of insurance premium tax on the cost of insurance premiums since 2011.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many investigations HMRC has launched against firms using the Employment Allowance avoidance scheme referred to in the HMRC guidance of 29 June 2015.

      Child Benefit: Repayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the time taken for HMRC to notify people affected by the high-income child benefit charge of the money to be...

      Financial Services: Australia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the FinTech bridge agreement between the UK and Australia.

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with his international counterparts on establishing new Fin Tech bridge agreements between their countries and the UK.

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with the Bank of England on the establishment of a state-backed digital currency.

      Insurance: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the estimated £70 billion in unpaid compensation for the mis-selling of payment protection insurance, if he will review the deadline...

      Insurance: Misrepresentation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential increase in demand on the court system as a result of the deadline for making PPI claims via the...

      Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government provides support for the payment of vehicle excise duty to people in receipt of welfare.

      Nursery Schools: Construction

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to allow builders of new nursery school buildings to zero-rate the VAT on building materials and services used in the construction.

      Listed Buildings: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to reduce VAT for repairs and alterations to listed buildings.

      Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Republic of Ireland has made in its repayment of bailout loans issued by the UK.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent from the public purse on (a) feasibility studies, (b) preliminary design (c) site investigations, (d) land purchase, (e) detailed...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what Barnett consequentials funding has been allocated relative to the £200 million in funding for the Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot announced...

      Brexit: West Midlands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the West Midlands.

      Air Passenger Duty: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on aviation in Northern Ireland of the abolition of Air Passenger Duty in the Republic of Ireland.

      Air Passenger Duty: Regional Airports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the imposition of Air Passenger Duty on regional airports in the UK.

      Inflation and Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of (a) wage growth and (b)inflation.

      Development Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of Official Development Assistance to be allocated by the (a) Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (b) Department for...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what share of the UK's Official Development Assistance budget is planned to be delivered (a) through and (b) outside of the Department for International...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total receipts collected from the apprenticeship levy were in the 2017-18 financial year.

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that people receive prompt responses from HMRC caseworkers on (a) inheritance tax payments and (b) other matters.

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average amount of time is for a person to receive a response from HMRC caseworkers for queries on (a) inheritance tax payments and (b) other...

      Emergency Services: Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of emergency service staff using emergency vehicles for private use that have been affected by the...

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when her office plans fully to respond to the letters of the hon. Member for Brent Central of (a) 18 April 2018 on Windrush landing cards, (b) 20 April 2018 on next...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 16 of his Department’s Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18, what infrastructure work is being carried out at RAF Marham to...

    • Trident Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will seek parliamentary approval prior to any decision to bring Trident missiles back to Quick Reaction Alert status or to re-target those...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the 1998 Reservation on Protocol 1 (1977) to the Geneva Conventions on the Government's policy that Trident...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former service personnel are in receipt of (a) service disability pensions and (b) other service pensions in (i) the Liverpool City Region and...

      Armed Forces: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many chefs there are in the (a) Army (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average number of days spent on exercise has been for a second lieutenant in each regiment of the Army in each of the last five years.

      War Widows: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to restore compensation for war widows who remarried between 1973 and 2005.

      Fires: Moorland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role the Ministry of Defence Fire Services undertook during firefighting operations near Saddleworth Moor between June 2018 and July 2018; and if...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the Foxhound in extreme heat.

      Burma: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of training an assistance provided by the armed forces to the Myanmar military in the last five years.

      Ministry of Defence Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the establishment and command structure by rank of the Ministry of Defence Police is; and at what locations they are deployed.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money has been spent from the public purse on universal credit complaint resolution since that benefit was established.

    • Personal Independence Payment: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the causes of unsuccessful transfers from disability living allowance to personal independence payments in the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to simplify the universal credit application process.

      State Retirement Pensions: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the framework for state pensions in respect of work carried out by non-UK EU citizens in the UK will remain in place after the UK...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time was for arrears to be (a) assessed and (b) applied in relation to cases transferred from the Child Support Agency to the...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in (a) Birkenhead constituency, (b) Liverpool City Region, and (c) the UK, have been subject to under-occupation penalty;...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the level of food bank usage in (a) areas with full service universal credit and (b) areas where...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of withholding (a) housing benefit and (b) the housing component of Universal Credit from...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to record the number of universal credit claimants that are referred to food banks by job centres.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to resolve payment (a) errors and (b) delays in relation to people claiming universal credit in 2018.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost to the public purse for her Department’s work preparing for the UK to leave the EU has been since 23 June 2016.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of leaving the EU in accordance with (a) the proposals set out in the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-resident parents are in maintenance arrears through the Child Maintenance Service; and what amount of money is outstanding in...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many paying parents are in maintenance arrears through the Child Maintenance Service in Dunfermline and West Fife constituency; and what...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has had discussions with WASPI campaign groups on the time taken for complaints raised by women affected by measures...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-resident parents are in maintenance arrears through the Child Maintenance Service; how many of those non-resident parents are in...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with a disability have been denied an Access to Work grant at the point of contact.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on the level of personal independence payment award of the amendments to the illustrative example...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the draft Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018, which criteria her Department...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2018 to Question 164292, what the average waiting time was to process a DS1500 form in each (a) constituent...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to the email of 3 July 2018 from the hon. Member for Slough to her Department's Southern England Group Operations...

      Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions her Department has had with (a) Glasgow Housing Association, (b) Southside Housing Association, (c) Elderpark Housing...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions her Department has had with (a) Ofcom and (b) the Phone-paid Services Authority on call connection service access to...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 165149, on Social Security Benefits: Scotland, how many claimants have outstanding benefit...

      Cold Weather Payments: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of using an alternative weather station to the Mona weather station when...

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families have claimed the (a) higher and (b) lower rate of bereavement support since 6 April 2017 in (i) England, (ii) the North...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit conditionality easements have been applied to claimants suffering a bereavement following the death of a partner,...

      Pensioners: Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Scotland over the age of 65 have been (a) invited to move from disability living allowance to personal independence payment...

      Pensioners: Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of personal independence payment in Scotland over the age of 65 have been (a) sent an AR1 for a review of their award and...

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department provides for unmarried bereaved parents and their children who are ineligible for bereavement support payments.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to assess whether the first phase of managed migration to universal credit is being managed effectively for disabled...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the proposed rates of transitional payments for universal credit on the financial situation of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Universal Credit (Transitional Protection) (Managed Migration) Amendment Regulations...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the experience of disabled people using the digital gateway for universal credit.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of women (a) receiving jobseeker's allowance and (b) in rent arrears as a result of changes to...

      Women against State Pension Inequality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2018 to Question 162589 on WASPI, whether she plans to meet with representatives of the WASPI campaign in...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timescale is for removing the experimental status of quarterly Child Maintenance Service statistics.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the paper, Strategy for the publication of information about the 2012 scheme, updated 30 November 2016, whether the Data...

      Child Maintenance Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the monthly receipts accrued to the public purse were from (a) the fee charged for applications to the Child Maintenance Service (CMS),...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Gardening Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff of her Department have been absent from work on full pay for more than twelve consecutive months.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of staffing levels working on the Child Maintenance system.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Government Departments: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether Government procurement policies permit for non-stun meat to be procured by government departments for consumption on...

    • Meat: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the UK imports any non-stun (a) meat and (b) meat products.

      Chemicals: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK not enforcing the EU's REACH regulations after 29 March 2019...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are taken to ensure that damage is not done to public land as a result of hunts.

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what comparative assessment he has made of the equity of legislation relating to (a) dogs and (b) dogs on hunts on public land.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times a monitor from Natural England visits a proposed culling site to assess whether the weather conditions are...

      Water: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the levels of (a) lead and (b) phosphorus are in the water supply for each regional water authority.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of slaughterhouses in the UK are not compliant with the European Union regulation EC 1099/2009...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the Waste and Resources Strategy.

      EU External Trade: Beef

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK beef sector of the European Commission’s proposal to allocate a...

      EU External Trade: Beef

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed review of the EU hormone-free beef quota on the allocation of EU...

      Chemicals: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the REACH regulations will form part of the common rulebook proposed in the paper, The future relationship between...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made representations to the European Commission on flexibility for greening and agri-enviroment schemes...

      Food and Plants: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2018 to Question 163122, what steps he is taking to ensure the continuation of food and...

      Agriculture: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has for regulations concerning the EU TRACES data recording and sharing system to form part of the common rule...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 24 July 2018 to Questions 166203 and 166207, when he plans to publish the terms of reference,...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that support payments are paid by the Rural Payments Agency in a timely manner, in light...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to use the powers available to them to seize vehicles used in...

      Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of porcine reproductive respiratory syndrome; and if he will make a statement.

      Animal Feed: Pigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to alter or repeal the ban on farmers feeding human food waste to pigs; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Office

    • UK Border Force: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 164381, what information his Department holds on the number of on-duty officers of UK...

    • Asylum: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking with the Ministry of Justice to ensure that legal aid availability meets the needs of asylum seekers.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the budget for (a) Action Fraud and (b) National Fraud Intelligence Bureau to tackle...

      Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans Border Force has to improve the level of service provided to non-EEA passengers on arrival into the UK.

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of cases in which a Biometric Residence Permit is issued more than a month after...

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that a Biometric Residence Permit is issued within the service standard time after a visa is...

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total cost to the public purse for his Department’s work preparing of the UK to leave the EU has been since 23 June 2016.

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of leaving the EU in accordance with (a) the proposals set out in the...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants have had a visa issued on a re-application following initial refusal since the removal of automatic right to appeal for...

      Female Genital Mutilation: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of offences relating to FGM in the last three years for which figures are available.

      British Nationality: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have had an application for British citizenship refused due to not fulfilling good character requirements in each year for...

      Official Visits: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse was for policing the summer visit of the US President.

      Princess Eugenie: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Thames Valley Police made an application for special grant funding for the costs of policing the wedding between Princess Eugenie...

      Homelessness: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of homelessness of refugees granted discretionary leave to remain with no recourse to...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any government contracts for the provision of housing to asylum seekers include options for the payment of a bonus to the provider...

      Police: Northumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers, (b) police staff and (c) police community support officers were in post in Northumbria in each year from 2010...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in police officer numbers on the ability of police to respond to anti-social behaviour.

      Police: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the level of the 2018-2019 policing budget on police numbers in Northumbria for (a)...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether provisions have been included in the draft asylum accommodation renewal contract for the future (a) amendment and (b) termination of...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Departments policy on asylum accommodation since 2012.

      Passports: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many valid British national (overseas) passports were in issue on 31 December in each year since 1987.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister of State for Immigration plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Glasgow East of 2 August 2018, reference...

      Entry Clearances: Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that Somali passport holders with the right to live in the UK are not refused entry as a result of the...

      Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what budget is allocated to the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner; and how much of that budget has been spent in the...

      Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the deadline is for applications for the position of Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner; and whether that deadline has been changed...

      Immigration: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for leave to remain on human rights grounds are (a) waiting to be processed and (b) under consideration.

      British Nationality: Oaths and Affirmations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has charged applicants for administering the oath of British Citizenship in overseas consulates in each of the last...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many licence applications for medicinal cannabis have been received by the expert panel; and what the status is of those applications.

      Gangs: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from (a) Facebook, (b) Google, (c) YouTube, (d) Twitter, (e) WhatsApp, (f) Snapchat and (e) other...

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority staff responsible for frontline inspection activity are female.

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training he Department has provided to Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority frontline inspection officials on the (a) identification...

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money has been accrued to the public purse as a result of Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority Tier 1 interventions in each of...

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Syrian refugees of each religious group his Department has (a) recommended to be resettled by the UN; and (b) agreed to resettle in...

      Immigration: State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is his policy for an application for settled status to be affected by the applicant being in receipt of a state retirement pension.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was from request to response to carry out vetting under the disclosure and barring regulations in each police...

      Home Office: Gardening Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff of his Department have been absent from work on full pay for more than twelve consecutive months.

      Ports: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to ensure that the Union flag is flown at British ports after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Scotland Office

    • Seaweed: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on effect on the (a) environment and (b) animal welfare of Marine Biopolymer’s...

    • Scottish Islands: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what progress the UK Government has made on an islands' deal; and when the Government plans to publish details on that deal.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, what the total cost to the public purse for his Department’s work preparing for the UK to leave the EU has been since 23 June 2016.

    • Attorney General: Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of leaving the EU in accordance with (a) the proposals set out in the Government’s White Paper and (b) a...

      Hate Crime: Disability

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps the CPS is taking to improve the rate of prosecution of people responsible for crimes against disabled people.

      Offences against Children: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to improve prosecution rates for child exploitation.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) CBI, (b) Institute of Directors and (c) EEF on the Government's White Paper on the UK's future...

    • Cabinet Office EU Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions members of his Department's Europe Unit had prior to 12 July 2018 with representatives of EU member states and EU institutions on the...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the data on age-sex standardised mortality rates, published by the Office of National Statistics in July 2018, by how many (a) weeks...

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has plans to increase the average civil servant pay offer to above the rate of inflation.

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps he has taken to hold discussions with civil service unions on the pay remit guidance.

      Civil Servants: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Prime Minister's speech, Together, let’s make a difference, delivered on 18 October 2018, what progress the...

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total cost to the public purse for his Department’s work preparing for the UK to leave the EU has been since 23 June 2016.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to page 30 of the document entitled Government Transformation Strategy, published by his Department on 9 February 2017, what progress...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to page 35 of the document entitled Government Transformation Strategy, published by his Department on 9 February 2017, what progress...

      Government Digital Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have been recruited by the Government Digital Service in each of the last seven years.

      Government Digital Service: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the gender balance is among employees of the Government Digital Service.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Government Digital Strategy, published in 2012, how many of the high-volume transactional services have been end-to-end redesigned.

      Electronic Government: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of sales by volume completed through the Government G-Cloud framework were to small and medium-sized enterprises in each of the last...

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many current users there are of Gov.UK Verify; and whether it is still the Government's target to reach 25 million users by 2020.

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many government services currently use Gov.UK verify.

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress has been made on plans to allow the private sector to utilise the Gov.UK verify service.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 5.4.6 on page 41 of the Government document National Cyber Strategy 2016-2021, what mechanisms are utilised by the...

      Infrastructure: Business

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many businesses and organisations have been determined as critical national infrastructure.

      Females: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2018 to Question 160802 on Females: Equality, what performance criteria has been introduced in Departments' Single...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many hours staff in his Department have worked on matters relating to the liquidation of Carillion.

      Facilities Agreements: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has plans to reduce the amount of facility time available to public-sector employees.

      Rapid Response Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Rapid Response Unit is planned to have its funding renewed once the initial six-month funding expires.

      Government Departments: Computer Software

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an estimate of the number of government computers using the Windows XP operating system.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Minister of the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the UK Joint Ministerial Committee being expanded to a full Council of Ministers with...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment his Department has made of UK progress towards the sustainable development goals.

      Autism: Suicide

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people with autism have died by suicide since 2010.

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the final Boundary Commission proposals; and if he will make a statement.

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government plans to lay the Boundary Commission's recommendations before the House.

      General Election 2017: Returning Officers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of returning officers spent in excess of their maximum recoverable amount at the 2017 general election.

      Returning Officers: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to improve the administration of (a) fees and (b) charges of Returning Officers for parliamentary elections.

      Boris Johnson

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on whether the Rt. hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip is compliant with the ministerial...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports: Association of South East Asian Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the percentage increase in trade is for UK exports to the Association of South East Asian Nations since 2010; and what comparative...

    • Trade Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what international trade missions his Department has scheduled for the next 12 months.

      Department for International Trade: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what meetings have taken place between officials of his Department and representatives of (a) CER, (b) the CBI, (c) the Institute of...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Brass Bands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what schemes his Department has allocated funding to for the purchase or hire of (a) uniforms and (b) instruments by (i)...

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport : Annual Reports

      to ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which agencies and other public bodies accountable to him will not have published their annual report and accounts for...

      Football: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take to ensure security arrangements are in place for the Euro 2020 games taking place at Wembley Stadium.

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on the productivity of the hospitality sector of the reduction in EU net...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that category B4 gaming machines are not placed in areas outside of locations permitted by...

      Public Statues: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of creating a register of male and female statues to chart progress...

      5G: Great Western Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish proposals for 5G signal on the Great Western Mainline between Paddington and Penzance.

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions his Department has had with the advertising industry on reducing the promotion of unhealthy food...

      Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to increase the number of G4 football pitches in (a) Easington constituency and (b) the North East.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what provisions he has made to ensure that in the event of no agreement being reached under Article 50 of the Treaty on...

      Broadband: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision that...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to help ensure that consumers are aware of the comparative benefits of full fibre broadband compared...

      Sports: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support sports facilities in (a) Medway and (b) Kent.

      Companies: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what preparations he has made to support the resilience of UK companies' ability to send data across international borders in...

      Sky: Royalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the amount of royalty payments made by the BBC to Sky UK.

      Public Libraries: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many libraries have closed in each of the last eight years.

      Sports Competitors: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support his Department provides for deaf athletes.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of active National Insurance numbers at the latest date for which records are available.

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