Written answers

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department collects information from alternative dispute resolutions in respect of complaints about compensation and assistance to...

    • West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department agreed to the separation of the fleet maintenance and engineering functions relating to the West Coast Trains Limited franchise;...

      Heathrow Airport: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents involving vehicles operated by Heathrow Airport Limited have been reported as having occurred on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport in...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will outline the scoring mechanism for the procurement of new HS2 rolling stock that will reflect the need for the benefits of HS2 investment to...

      British Transport Police: Police Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Government in relation to the effect of the proposed merger of the Scottish Division of...

      British Transport Police: Police Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to meet with (a) the National Association for Retired British Transport Police Officers and (b) other stakeholders in...

      Exhaust Emissions: Alternative Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of Gas to Liquid fuels on levels of NOx emissions.

      Alternative Fuels: Garages and Petrol Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many refuelling stations in the UK sell gas to liquid fuel.

      Alternative Fuels: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what financial incentives his Department provides to encourage (a) businesses and (b) individuals to use Gas to Liquid fuel.

      Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the move away from paper tax discs on levels of registration plate cloning fraud.

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans are in place to ensure that people who do not have access to the internet are not adversely affected by the operation of the registration...

      South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 136001 on South Eastern Rail Franchise, whether it remains his policy to make a decision in...

      Taxis: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to reform taxi regulation legislation; and if he will make a statement.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Government's announcement of 29 June 2018, People with hidden disabilities to benefit from Blue Badges, whether people who were...

      European Aviation Safety Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2018 to Question 163494, what assessment he has made of the (a) timeframe and (b) cost to the public purse for the...

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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...

      Railways: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has for restoring a direct train service between Lowestoft and London Victoria via Ipswich.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many claims have been made against local authorities for pothole damage; and what the cost to the public purse was of successful claims in each of...

      South Western Railway: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of the South Western Railway Industrial Action Mitigation Plan.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information he holds on the number of electric charging stations that have been out of service for over 24 hours in the last (a) 3 months, (b) 6...

      Invalid Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents involving mobility scooters have been recorded in each year since 2013.

      Invalid Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has any plans to review the Use of Invalid Carriages on Highways Regulations 1988 because of the increase in the use of...

      Network Rail: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money Network Rail has allocated for compensation to (a) Northern Rail Franchisee and (b) passengers.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the average time taken to reinstate drivers who have had their licence revoked on mental health grounds but since been...

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the DVLA has as part of its review of guidelines on driving and diabetes to ensure that drivers with diabetes use the most accurate blood...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has in place to mitigate the disruption caused by HS2 works on London to Manchester train routes.

      Euston Station: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the provision of alternative transport during the closures at Euston station in the last three...

      Abandoned Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to encourage data sharing between the DVLA, police, local authorities and other key agencies to facilitate the...

      A14: Road Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money has been spent from the public purse on archeological work in relation to the new A14 road works; and how much further funding he plans...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which body is planned to enforce carbon dioxide standards for cars and other product standards that reduce greenhouse gas emissions after the...

      Road Works: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will review the statutory obligation to compensate small businesses for loss of revenue due to works by utility companies.

      Electric Vehicles: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an estimate of the number of electric-only propulsion cars in Southampton.

      Railways: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains (a) to and (b) from Warrington have been cancelled as a result of the recent disruption on the trans-Pennine line.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his oral evidence to the Transport Committee on 24 July 2018, Q341-345, HC 891, when he plans to publish the minutes of the...

      Northern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of Northern services operating at weekends.

      Roads: Merseyside and Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has allocated from the public purse to roads and highways in (a) Merseyside and (b) Surrey in each of the last seven years.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made in trends in the number of people killed in road accidents in the UK since 2010.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to secure payments to subcontractors and suppliers owed money for work undertaken for...

    • British Business Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has any plans to privatise the British Business Bank.

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to develop a UK alternative to participation in the Galileo satellite navigation...

      Employment: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Equality Act 2010 to enable Scottish Courts to take...

      Consumers: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 27 of the White Paper, The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European...

      Gratuities: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish the response to the consultation on tips, gratuities, cover and service charges...

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what involvement his Department has had in the establishment of the new accelerated access pathway.

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the number of people forced to retire since the abolition of the compulsory...

      Manufacturing Industries: New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the adequacy of levels of capital available to start-up manufacturing...

      Manufacturing Industries: Takeovers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of restricting the takeover of UK manufacturing companies by...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effect on the rate of unemployment of the removal of the gig economy.

      Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made on the recommendation of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, published...

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of the national living wage.

      Home Care Services: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Court of Appeal judgment on Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad made...

      Insolvency: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average time taken was for payments to be made to people who made a claim against the Insolvency Service's...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timeframe is for the publication of the investigation into the collapse of Carillon by the Official Receiver.

      Billing: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to undertake an assessment of the effectiveness of the Prompt Payment Code.

      Financial Reporting Council Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timeframe is for the publication of the independent review of the Financial Reporting Council.

      Manufacturing Industries: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the number of skilled workers in the UK...

      Manufacturing Industries: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate the Government has made of the proportion of the manufacturing workforce in (a) the UK and (b) the North...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Cameroonian counterpart on the civil rights of members of the Anglophone community in...

    • Uganda: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Uganda on behalf of the thousands of people of Apaa village in...

      Uganda: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has been in contact with the UN Human Rights Offices in Gulu, northern Uganda, where 250 internally displaced people...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that all people arrested on vessels from the Gaza Freedom Flotilla (a) are...

      Zimbabwe: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Zimbabwe since the recent elections in that country.

      Africa: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to open new High Commissions and Embassies in Africa; and if he will make a statement.

      Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has held discussions with his international counterparts on securing an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary since his...

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps his Department has made to secure the release from prison in Bahrain of Hassan Mushaima.

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2018 to Question 163627 on Hassan Mushiama, in what form the encouragement to the Bahraini...

      Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of its protection of civilians strategy; and whether he has...

      Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to run a public consultation on updating the UK’s protection of civilians strategy.

      Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to include violations committed against children living in conflict in its protection of civilians strategy.

      India: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the risk of (a) intercommunal violence, (b) mass statelessness, and (c) a humanitarian crisis...

      Myanmar: General Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the prospects for (a) reform or (b) replacement of the 1982 Citizenship law of Myanmar in...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the use of (a) weapons, (b) other military goods or services, and (c) non-military goods or...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make it its policy to support the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, in an independent...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the UK Government will make it its policy to suspend the issue of arms export licenses to Saudi Arabia.

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Bahraini embassy on the detention of Hassan Mushaima in Bahrain; and if he will make...

      Zimbabwe: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Zimbabwean Government on human rights issues since the recent election in that...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

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

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 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...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to improve the transparency of its Official Development Assistance after the publication of...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism for Yemen on the time taken...

      Yemen: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support improvements in the efficiency of the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has has with his counterparts in the Saudi-Emirati-led coalition on military operations in Saada on...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the attack on Saada, Yemen on 9 August was a legitimate military operation in line with...

      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 UN Human...

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his department will make representations to the Bahraini Government (a) to enable Hassan Mushaima to receive his full list...

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department is having discussions with the Bahraini Government on seeking the release of Hassan Mushaima on a...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost to the public purse has been of his Department hiring additional staff to cover issues related to the UK leaving...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department have been transferred to the Department for (a)Exiting the European Union and (b)...

      Qatar: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations the Government has made to the Government of Qatar on human rights and the rights of LGBT people in...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the Bahraini Government’s treatment of political prisoners.

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to tackle the Bahraini Government's treatment of political prisoners.

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Israeli government to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches Gaza; and what...

      Rohingya: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle religious persecution of the Rohingya.

      Rohingya: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the avenues available to bring the perpetrators of crimes against the Rohingya under...

      Burma: Discrimination

      To ask Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help tackle religious and racial discrimination in Burma.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the permissibility under international law of the Saudi-led coalition attack on a bus in Saada,...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Saudi-led Coalition on their military operations in Saada on 9 August 2018.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the accuracy of the Saudi Arabian assessment that the attack on Saada on 9 August...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Attorney-General has provided the Government with advice on the legitimacy of UK arms sales to Saudi and...

      Yemen: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK plans to support the renewal of the mandate of the UNHRC Group of Eminent Experts to investigate violations of...

      Turkey: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve diplomatic relations with Turkey.

      Iran: Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to protect BBC journalists in Tehran.

      Belgium: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the flow of undocumented migrants through Belgian ports.

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to section 51 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018, what steps he is taking to assist the...

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to section 51 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018, what discussions he has had with the...

      Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political and security situation in Myanmar.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote and support human rights internationally.

      Yemen: Conflict Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help resolve the conflict in Yemen.

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the implications are for his policies of the recommendation by the UN Human Rights Council Group of Eminent Experts Report...

      Yemen: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of the UN Human Rights Council group of eminent experts report on Yemen; and if he...

      Yemen: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss the findings and recommendations of the UN Human Rights Council group of eminent experts report on Yemen...

      Yemen: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK plans to support the renewal of the mandate of the UN Human Rights Council Group of Eminent Experts to...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Attorney General on the legality of UK arm sales to the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition.

      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 UN Human Rights Council group of eminent experts to...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Attorney General on the legality of arm sales to the Saudi and Emirati-led...

      Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress he has made on securing international support for marine protection in the Antarctic.

      Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on marine conservation in the Antarctic.

      Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to secure international support for a marine protected area in the Weddell Sea.

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to secure a global treaty to protect the high seas by 2020.

      India: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government is providing to India in response to of the Kerala Floods in July 2018.

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has classified Mr Hasan Mushaima as a prisoner of conscience.

      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 sentencing of Ramin Hossein Panahi.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that any agreement reached on EU citizens' rights in the UK after the UK leaves the EU...

    • Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions his Department has had with the (a) Welsh and (b) Scottish Governments on ensuring an adequate food supply in the...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps the Government is taking during negotiations with the EU to ensure frictionless trade for the automotive sector after the...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what role food policy plays in the UK's negotiations with the EU; and which food policy experts the Government has consulted in order...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on border infrastructure in Northern Ireland after the UK has left the EU.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the timeframe is for the publication of all the reports on the effect on the UK of leaving the EU without a deal.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to make it easier for people to receive a GP appointment.

    • General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to increase the number of GP's in more populated areas.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 28 of the Government's 2017 Drug Strategy, published in July 2017, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Tuberculosis: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to provide financial support for research to small and medium-sized enterprises developing new tools...

      Anticoagulants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to complete the peer review of the systematic overview of reviews on the effective, safe and appropriate use of...

      Pharmacy: Sheffield Hallam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the proposed average payments to community pharmacies were in Sheffield Hallam constituency under the Pharmacy Access Scheme in (a)...

      Pharmacy: Sheffield Hallam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average payments to community pharmacies were in Sheffield Hallam in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18.

      Pharmacy: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the closure of community pharmacies.

      Postnatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care,what steps his Department is taking to increase funding for new mothers' postnatal checks.

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has met with the representations of the National Childbirth Trust to discuss the findings of its report, Hidden Half:...

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the evidence of a link between perinatal mental illness and emotional and behavioural problems in children, what steps...

      Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of take-up rates by levels of household income of recipients of the health check for children aged two...

      Respiratory System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential causal link between respiratory diseases and deprivation and its effect on...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support biomedical research on myalgic encephalomyelitis.

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many training places for midwifery were (a) commissioned and (b) filled in each of the last two years.

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total number of midwives in training was in each of the last two years.

      Midwives: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the age profile is of midwives at the (a) most recent date for which figures are available and (b) the equivalent date in each year...

      Midwives: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many midwifery graduates there were in England in each of the last two years.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the NHS has been of providing emergency medical provision for incidents on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport in each of the...

      Health Services: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to share the expertise and learning generated from the NHS with health minsters in developing countries.

      Health Services: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how his Department works with the Department of International Development to promote a shared agenda on universal health coverage.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on the review of the evidence for minimum unit pricing for alcohol in England announced on 8 May 2018.

      Spondyloarthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with stakeholders to ensure the implementation of the June 2018 NICE Quality Standard on...

      Patients: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2018 to Question 145302 on Patients: Travel, what steps his Department has taken to publish the report...

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport on tackling online trolling and...

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on educating children and young people about online trolling...

      Hospices: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the proposed NHS pay award works favourably for charitable hospices whose staff are not employed...

      Hospices: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment Health Education England has made of the adequacy of (a) staff numbers, (b) pay and (c) employment terms and...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the availability of a reliable body of independent research on heat-not-burn products.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria are used by NHS Trust employees to request proof of an individual’s eligibility to receive free hospital healthcare.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) Brighton and Hove and (b) other similar cities in England have an adequate number of GP surgeries.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make an assessment of the effectiveness of the operation of externally managed patient transport to ensure that there...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department has allocated to harm reduction strategies in relation to (a) GHB and (b) GHL.

      Self-harm: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) boys and (b) girls aged (i) 0-10, (ii) 11-13, (iii) 14, (iv) 15 and (v) 16 and 17 years old have been admitted to hospital...

      Health Professions: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve recruitment and retention for operating department practitioners.

      Health Professions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to attract registered staff to work within the perioperative environment.

      Health Professions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure the sustainability of the supply of new entrants as operating department practitioners.

      Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disease (PANDAS); and if his will make...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, 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...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, 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.

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many assaults there have been on NHS staff in each year since 2009.

      Breast Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital trusts are providing access to a patient education and support event for breast cancer patients.

      Respite Care: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made on the number of adult social care respite beds provided by local authorities in each of the last five years.

      General Practitioners: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of Subject Access Requests to GPs in each of the last 12 months.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department plans to allocate to products undergoing review by the NHS England relative prioritisation process in 2019-20.

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the sustainability of the NICE process for rare disease medicines that do not meet the Highly...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government has taken to enable access agreements for rare disease medicines that do not meet the Highly Specialised...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, 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.

      Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the most recent data on breast cancer (a) mortality rates and (b) stage detection rates by clinical commissioning groups.

      Mental Health Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has any targets to increase the availability of mental health care training opportunities.

      NHS: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money his Department has spent on promoting NHS recruitment opportunities in each of the last five years.

      NHS and Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent meetings he has had with local authority leaders to discuss improved co-operation between the NHS and social services.

      NHS: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes have been made to NHS (a) IT systems and (b) cyber security since the cyber attack in May 2017.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) level and (b) quality of the provision of dentistry services by the NHS.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the NHS has an adequate supply of flu vaccines in autumn 2018.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has emergency plans in place to assist NHS hospitals in the event of a severe influenza outbreak this year.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish all the Cancer Alliance delivery plans centrally.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to encourage NHS England to publish online aggregate figures for 18 week wait performances by Clinical Commissioning Groups.

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on establishing an Accelerated Access Collaborative to manage the new accelerated access pathway.

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the accelerated access pathway is planned to begin designating breakthrough products.

      Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that the treatment of NHS patients with rheumatoid arthritis is not interrupted in the event that the UK does not...

      NHS: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many foreign nationals from (a) EU and (b) non-EU countries are employed by NHS trusts in the Kirklees area.

      Cerebral Palsy: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce a national cerebral palsy register.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of Clinical Commissioning Groups that do not meet NICE guidelines for IVF treatment; and...

      Liothyronine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to increase access to liothyronine on the NHS for people with hypothyroidism.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women in England have been refused an abortion on the NHS in the last three years.

      Nutrition: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2018 to Question 146303, on Nutrition: Health Education, when (a) Public Health England and (b)...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 10 July 2018 to Question 160799 on Health Services: Foreign Nationals, what processes his Department has put in...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the NHS has been of people being sectioned in each of the last eight years.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the findings of the recent National Cancer Diagnosis Audit with respect to improving the process for...

      Haematological Cancer: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps have been taken by his Department to ensure accurate and complete collection of cancer registry data for (a) lymphoma...

      Gender Recognition: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times for NHS under-18s gender dysphoria clinics.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many sexual health clinics currently provide the HPV vaccine bisexual men; and what the timeframe is for the completion of the...

      Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 3.2 of the Carers Action Plan, what criteria will be used to determine best practice in the identification of...

      Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings and recommendations of CLIC...

      Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the financial effect on young cancer patients and their families of the costs of travelling to...

      Liothyronine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the Competition and Markets Authority on the publication of the final outcome of the...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable for a decision on the future of the national data opt out for the national cancer patient experience survey is.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the level of obesity in children in (a) 2009 and (b) 2017.

      Ambulance Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the total value of outstanding funds owed to his Department by Ambulance Trusts.

      NHS: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) nurse consultants, (b) modern matrons and (c) community matrons employed by the NHS in the...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the total cost to the NHS of the introduction of the apprenticeship levy to date.

      NHS: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people on an NHS referral to treatment waiting list in the (a) latest period for which figures...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the performance of Clinical Commissioning Groups to improve access to advanced radiotherapy.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the take-up rate for cervical screening was in (a) the North West and (b) Wallasey constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      WHO Framework Convention On Tobacco Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who will be representing the UK at the eighth Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on tobacco...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made in tendering for the grant scheme relating to external stakeholder support for the tobacco control plan.

      Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will exempt people with Alzheimers and dementia from charges for the replacement of lost hearing aids.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of levels of funding on the ability of the NHS to increase access to radiotherapy.

      General Practitioners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of GPs experiencing mental health illness in each of the last six years.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there are any plans to increase the level of available training for NHS staff on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding was allocated to community pharmacies through the Pharmacy Access Scheme in 2017-18 by local authority area.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the amount of time pharmacists in the community spend on providing direct clinical services excluding the...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the projected costs are for the Pharmacy Access Scheme in each quarter up to March 2019.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total number of (a) internet and (b) high street community pharmacies has been in each year since 2007-08 in (i) total and (ii)...

      Dental Health: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated for the delivery of the next Adult Dental Health Survey.

      NHS Blood and Transplant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many complaints the NHS blood and transplant unit received in the last 12 months on not being able to give blood as a result of (a) a...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of Monday 16 July 2018 to Question 162604 on Department of Health & Social Care: Living Wage, what the lowest...

      Diabetes: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many under 18 year olds had an operation for an amputation as a result of diabetes in each of the last five years.

      Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans Public Health England has have to improve the (a) commissioning guidance and (b) support for the speech, language and...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Brexit

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

    • Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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...

      Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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.

      Wales Office: Peers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many members of the House of Lords hold (a) paid and (b) unpaid roles within (i) his Department and (ii) his Department's agencies.

      Ports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussion he has had with the Welsh Government on contingency planning for traffic controls at (a) Holyhead and(b) Pembroke Docks in the event that...

      Fishing Catches: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of Welsh fish catch that is landed from Irish waters.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what measures have been put in place for schools to deal with racist incidents.

    • Schools: Nisai Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure that schools are adequately funded to deliver the Nisai learning programme.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support existing programmes aimed at helping to ensure that the views of disadvantaged children in (a) London and (b) other...

      Social Media: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is taking steps to educate young people about the potential dangers of social media outside of formal education.

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on the eligibility of survivors of modern slavery for publicly-funded education; what discussions he has had with the Home...

      Department for Education: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which ministerial visits he and Ministers of his Department have undertaken by region since his appointment.

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the Government has removed its target of increasing the number of early years teachers; and what assessment his Department has made of...

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the ethnic background of pupils who achieved (a) AAA, (b) AAB and ABB grades at A-level in the last five years.

      Pupils: Enfield Southgate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of (a) children and (b) children eligible for free school meals attained a Good Level of Development at age five in...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy that students be able to choose the supplier for their Disabled Students Allowances.

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Non-Medical Suppliers were not audited by the Disabled Students Allowances Quality Assurance Group as a result of the supplier reporting that...

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will made an assessment of the accuracy of the opening hours published on the Disabled Students Allowances Quality Assurance Group database;...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what role his Department plays in resolving disagreements between a student in receipt of disability support allowance and a non-medical supplier in...

      Design and Technology: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the level of availability of courses in design and technology in schools.

      Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report, Keep on Caring published by the Government in July 2016, when his Department plans to undertake a review the...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children eligible for free school meals attained adequate levels of school readiness in (a) Birkenhead constituency,...

      Mathematics: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will amend the eligibility criteria to lead a basic maths Centre for Excellence so that it is based on the total number of students with low...

      Primary Education: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to mental health services in primary schools.

      Apprentices: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more SMEs to take on apprentices in Nottinghamshire.

      Care Leavers: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) care leavers and (b) estranged students at university.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what process is in place to enable local authorities to adopt the best practice from the Children's Social Care Innovation Programme.

      Social Mobility Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the planned budget for 2018-19 is for the Social Mobility Commission.

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve social mobility.

      Pupils: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all deaf children get access to the specialist support they need at school.

      Schools: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for (a) secondary schools and (b) primary schools in (i) Lewisham Deptford constituency,...

      Department for Education: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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...

      Care Leavers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of funding for the staying put policy.

      Students: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to make assisted technology more affordable and accessible for disabled students.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government still has a target of three million apprentices by 2020.

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money the Government has invested in apprenticeships so far; and how much money the Government plans to have invested in apprenticeship by 2020.

      Schools: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to ensure that schools have the resources to adjust to planned stage lighting...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to ensure that the revised 2019 Ofsted inspection framework includes a requirement to evaluate the teaching and monitoring of spoken...

      Ofsted: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to ensure that when Ofsted updates its inspector training it focuses on how to evaluate (a) work on (i) speech, language and...

      Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure schools set out in their SEN reports the interventions they carry out in relation to spoken language.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has ensure that the core structured early career content framework for newly qualified teachers includes knowledge and understanding of...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including additional educational needs funding in the base budget for schools as part of the...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress the Government has made on plans to create three million apprenticeships by 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what evaluations of individual PRU referrals are made upon transfer request; and how many such referrals have been denied in the last two years.

      Arts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students from (a) Lewisham Deptford constituency, (b) London and (c) England are undertaking a creative arts subject in school; and how those...

      Arts: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the exclusion of arts subjects from the English Baccalaureate on the uptake of those subjects.

      Carers: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps is he taking to improve information sharing with the Department for Health and Social care to safeguard vulnerable children including young...

      Pupils: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of parental aspiration on children's progress in schools.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of over-capacity in (a) classrooms and (b) school buildings on children's academic progress in...

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of financial support for sixth form students.

      Physical Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many PE teachers were employed by schools in England in (a) 2009, (b) 2012 and (c) 2017.

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average number of hours per week was of PE undertaken by pupils in secondary school pupils in England in (a) 2009, (b) 2012 and (c) 2017.

      Dedicated Schools Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the amount paid to local authorities as dedicated school grants in each of the last five years.

      Free School Meals: Ellesmere Port and Neston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils in Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency were eligible for Free School Meals in each of the last ten years for which figures are...

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what was the cost to the public purse was of the recruitment process for new board members of the Social Mobility Commission.

      Free Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the total reserves by each free school in England.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with EU officials over the 2018 parliamentary summer recess on participating in the successor programme to Erasmus+ after...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason he did not accept all the pay recommendations made by the 2018 report of the School Teachers’ Review Body.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the proportion of secondary school teachers with a degree level qualification relevant to the subject that they teach.

      Strategic School Improvement Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to reallocate the remaining funds from the Strategic School Improvement Fund.

      Secondary Education: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding per pupil (a) Broomfield secondary, (b) Highlands secondary, (c) Southgate secondary, (d) St Anne's Catholic high and (e) Winchmore...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to local authorities for home to school travel in each financial year since 2014-15.

      Secondary Education: Greater London and Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of secondary schools in (a) Merseyside and (b) London were rated (a) good or (b) outstanding in the last three years.

      Students: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of university students have been diagnosed with a mental health condition.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's target is for apprenticeship starts by 2020.

      Speech and Language Disorders: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on funding a programme of training for people jointly commissioning...

      Strategic School Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria his Department used to allocate funding from of the Strategic Schools Investment Fund in the (a) current funding round and (b) previous...

      Department for Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of the staff employed in each group of the Higher and Further Education Directorate within his Department are apprentices.

      Department for Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of the staff employed in (a) the Permanent Secretary's Office and (b) ministerial private offices within his Department...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question 168003, if he will publish the number of academy schools awaiting rebrokering by the academy...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the reduction in magistrates' training costs from £110 per magistrate in 2008-09 to £36 in...

    • Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 130945 on civil proceedings, who holds the information referred to in that question.

      Harassment: Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many civil restraining orders were (a) requested and (b) granted in Wales in each of the last five years.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Security Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the HM Courts and Tribunals Service employ security personnel to assist with the processing of tribunal cases.

      Probation: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Government's news story, Around one million public sector workers to get pay rise, published on 24 July 2018, whether probation...

      Prisons: Synthetic Cannabinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the level of use of synthetic cannabinoids in prisons.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what statistics his Department collects on the time taken for a tribunal judge to produce a statement of reasons following a benefits tribunal decision;...

      Addictions: Mental Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria is used to assess people with (a) substance or (b) alcohol addiction when they undergo a Mental Capacity Assessment.

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many bail, no bail and breach arrest warrants were undertaken in-house by the HM Courts and Tribunals Service in each of the last six years; and if...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many bail, no bail and breach arrest warrants were undertaken by Approved Enforcement Agencies in each of the last six years; and if he will make a...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many bail, no bail and breach arrest warrants were undertaken by (a) JBW Group, (b) Equita, (c) Excel Civil Enforcement Ltd, (d) Outsourcing UK Ltd,...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has accepted bids relating to the outsourcing of bail, no bail and breach arrest warrants from providers that offered to provide...

      Churches: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if the Law Commission will make an assessment of the potential merits of reforming the law on chancel repair liability as it applies to Wales as part of...

      Crown Courts: Harrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to increase the number of cases heard at Harrow Crown Court; and if he will make a statement.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what performance targets have been established for the Courts and Tribunal Service on the length of time for telephones to be answered; and steps his...

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

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

      Legal Opinion: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of VAT on legal services on access to justice.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of personal independence payment appeals were successful in (a) Brighton and Hove and (b) the UK in the latest period for which figures...

      Prisons: Synthetic Cannabinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the usage of Spice in prisons.

      Birmingham Prison: G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what financial penalties his Department plans to impose upon G4S following the Government takeover of HMP Birmingham.

      Birmingham Prison: G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Government’s takeover of HMP Birmingham after the termination of the contractual...

      Birmingham Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has plans to increase the number of prison officers in HMP Birmingham as a result of the cessation of contractual arrangements...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the failings identified at HMP Birmingham will not be replicated in (a) HMP Altcourse, (b) HMP...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times unconditional bail has been granted in the last three years.

      Forced Marriage: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State Justice, how many people have been convicted of offences relating to forced marriage in the last three years.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many unsuccessful applications for legal aid have been made in the last 12 months.

      Administration of Justice: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people requiring a psychiatric assessment before a court case can proceed; and what information...

      Prison Governors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison governors since 2010 who were transferred to another prison had served as prison governors in the prison they were transferred from for...

      Prisons: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers by length of service of (a) less than 6 months, (b) between 6 months and 12 months and (c) more than 12 months have been (i)...

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2018 to Question 126904 on Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance, how many outstanding (a) preventative and (b)...

      Prisons: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the availability of sports programmes in prisons; and what estimate he has made of the level...

      Small Claims: Industrial Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the increase in the small claims limit from £1,000 to £2,000 on the ability of victims...

      Women's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he is making in the development of the new women centres announced on 27 June 2018; and if he will ensure that such provision will be made...

      Divorce Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to redefine live animals in divorce cases so they are not regarded as property.

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the prison officer to prisoner ratio is for prisons outsourced to the private sector.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether it is his policy that (a) HMCTS and (b) any employee or agent of HMCTS collect information from legal representatives attending court on their...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Space Technology: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to further UK exports in the space sector.

    • Trade Remedies Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Trade Remedies Authority will have the capacity to conduct full-scale investigations (a) on its own and (b) in parallel with EU...

      Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, 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.

      Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, 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...

      Trade Agreements: Public Consultation

      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, how the Government plans to engage with...

      Tunisia: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on British-Tunisian trade.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to his oral contribution of 16 July 2018, Official Report column 42, whether an impact assessment of a new trade deal will be (a)...

      Trade Agreements: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to his oral contribution of 16 July 2018, Official Report column 42, if he will ensure that existing (a) women’s and (b)...

      Balance of Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment he has made of the size of the UK trade deficit in respect of (a) manufactured goods, (b) food and (c) energy; and...

      Manufacturing Industries: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to encourage foreign direct investment in the manufacturing industries.

      Trade Agreements: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to his oral contribution of 16 July 2018, Official Report column 42, on bringing forward bespoke pieces of primary legislation to...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to his oral contribution of 16 July 2018, Official Report column 42, if he will provide an example of the provisions in a future...

      Overseas Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of UK Foreign Direct Investment.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to his oral contribution of 16 July 2018, Official Report, column 41 on Trade Policy, whether the Government plans to consult (a)...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to protect people who have fled domestic violence and are homeless.

    • Social Rented Housing: Consultation Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for publishing the social housing green paper; and for what reasons that green paper was not...

      Planning Permission: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure biodiversity in the local environment is a criterion in planning applications.

      Homelessness and Temporary Accommodation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate the Government has made of the number of children that are (a) homeless and (b) temporarily...

      Housing First: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department is making on the roll-out of the Housing First pilot in the Liverpool city region.

      Affordable Housing: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of small-site developers building 10 units or fewer being exempt from making...

      Affordable Housing: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that there is a sufficient quantity of affordable homes in South Lakeland.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the final version of the Review of housing needs for caravans and houseboats: draft guidance will be published.

      Homes England: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many hectares of (a) previously developed and (b) not previously developed land Homes England has acquired in...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will set out the nature of the revisions to the Social housing lettings in England: April 2016 to March 2017...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the total cost to the public purse of his Department’s work preparing for the UK to leave the EU has been...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

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

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the cost to the public purse has been of his Department hiring additional staff to cover issues related to the UK...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many applications for financial support for recladding tower blocks his Department has received prior to the close...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent representations he has received on the (a) size and (b) condition of the homeless population.

      Homelessness: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of levels of (a) homelessness and (b) rough sleeping in (i) Sunderland and (ii) the North...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department last undertook a review of enforcement powers in relation to illegal Traveller encampments.

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report, Right to Buy Sales in England: January to March 2017-18, published on 28 June 2018, how...

      One Housing Group: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much money from the public purse his Department has spent over the last five years on grants to (a) One Housing...

      One Housing Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations his department has received over the past five years on the (a) property maintenance, (b)...

      Housing: Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 3.9 of the report to the leadership team of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,...

      Sleeping Rough: Crawley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated out of the budget of the Rough Sleeping Strategy to Crawley constituency.

      Housing: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 20 July 2018 to Question 163756 on Housing: Surveys, when the 2016-17 End User Licence...

      Local Government Finance: Leisure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of Government funding for local authorities on local...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish either an addendum or an update to the current housing health and safety rating system...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason public health provision was excluded from Fair Funding Review, published by his Department on 19...

      Public Telephones: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has undertaken an assessment of the changes to the planning system which would be required to tackle the...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many rough sleepers there were in each region of the UK in each year for which data is available.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the (a) planned and (b) current expenditure for drug and alcohol treatment services.

      Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will undertake an assessment of the provision of public toilets throughout England and Wales.

      Housing: Hendon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many new-build dwellings have been completed in the Hendon constituency since September 2017.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it is the Government's policy to enable local authorities to retain business rates collected.

      Homelessness: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to ensure that all investigations into deaths of homeless people involve an assessment of whether the...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much has been spent from the public purse on (a) advertising and (b) promoting the right to buy scheme in each...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of people who reach the point of rough sleeping.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the production of the Type (a) 26 and (b) 31e Frigates; and what plans he to export those frigates.

    • Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 15 of his Department’s Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18, how many (a) military and (b) civilian personnel in his...

      European 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 the timetable is for the completion of Project Centurion.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 22 of his Department’s Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18, what the (a) 30 operations and (b) 25 countries are in which UK...

      Defence: Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2018 to Question 143866 on Defence: Radar, what the differences were between the procurement of the three Lockheed...

      Chiefs of Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many visits the Chief of the General Staff's briefing team undertook in each year for the last five years.

      Strike Experimentation Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117878, what recent progress the Strike Experimentation Group has made on building and developing...

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish a list of the planned exercises that the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force will participate in for the next two years.

      British Armed Forces Federation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent meetings and discussions he has had with the British Armed Forces Federation.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Officer Cadet Survey 2017-18, what steps his Department is taking to improve the standard of living accommodation for officer cadets.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Officer Cadet Survey 2017-18, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the Service Complaints Ombudsman among...

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Officer Cadet Survey 2017-18, what steps his Department is taking to increase opportunities for officer cadets to improve in order...

      Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to improve safety training and procedures for operating Challenger 2 tanks.

      Armed Forces: Global Positioning System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to issue guidance to service personnel on the use of GPS-enabled devices while on operations.

      Army: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress has been made on package one of the Multi-Role Vehicle - Protected programme.

      Artillery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment his Department has made of the artillery system requirement to support the Strike brigades.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many days each Type 45 destroyer has spent at sea in each year since those ships came into service.

      Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 4.16 of the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, what progress has been made on his...

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

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

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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...

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence,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.

      Persian Gulf: Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to forward deploy a Devonport or Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate to the Gulf.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government had knowledge in advance of the military operations in Saada on 9 August 2018.

      Army Reserve: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) duties and (b) responsibilities have been allocated to (a) the Army Recruiting and Initial Training Command, (b) Captia, (c) the National...

      Army Reserve: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria his Department has established to encourage an Army Reserve Candidate to consider a specialist or pinch point trade; and whether those...

      Army Reserve: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Army Recruiting and Initial Training Command (a) compiles a list of Army Reserve Units and (b) prioritises units for recruitment based on...

      Royal Military Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2018 to Question 163774 on Royal Military Police: Complaints, how many of the 89 complaints made to the RMP...

      Royal Military Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2018 to Question 163774 on Royal Military Police: Complaints, which organisation is responsible for the (a)...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of public spending on defence equipment has been allocated to equipment made in the UK in each of the last three years.

      Radar: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 11 July 2018 to Question 161188 on Radar: Scotland, what steps are being taken by his Department with the onshore wind farm...

      Radar: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 11 July 2018 to Question 161188 on Radar: Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business,...

      Radar: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 11 July 2018 to Question 162083 on Radar: Scotland, if he will (a) review the efficacy of the work of Aquila in engaging with...

      Radar: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 11 July 2018 to Question 162083 on Radar: Scotland, if he will meet with developers to discuss the (a) time being taken by his...

      Defence: UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to respond to the Defence Committee's 6th Report of Session 2017-19 entitled The Government's Proposals for Future Security...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has developed proposals for the free movement of capital with in relation to pensions for (a) UK citizens that have...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will list all the changes made to universal credit since it was introduced.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants undergoing a Work Capability Assessment for employment and support allowance have (a) failed their assessment and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to tackle the economic effect on claimants of universal credit that are subject to deductions taken to repay debt.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to help prevent income volatility among universal claimants in employment whose monthly assessment periods do not...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing an automatic interim payment for claimants that do not receive universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, from what point her Department measures the waiting time for first payment of a claim for universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to assist claimants of universal credit claimants submit evidence of their (a) childcare and (b) housing costs.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on the roll-out of the Landlord Portal for universal credit; and if she will make a statement.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support her Department provides to claimants of universal credit for (a) travelling to job interviews; (b) clothing for job...

      Social Security Benefits: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have incurred a Civil Penalty fine for overpayment of benefits since the 1 October 2012; and how many of those fines have...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there are targets or guidance on the number of personal independence payments (a) claims and (b) appeals that should be rejected.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what reasonable adaptations are available for people with disabilities to apply for universal credit online.

      Personal Independence Payment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to introduce the video recording of assessments for personal independence payments in Scotland.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time is for the Independent Case Examiner to (a) allocate and (b) complete a complaint about the changes to the state pension age.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 July 2018 to Question 166475 on Universal Credit; whether her Department holds data on the number of enquiries...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 July 2018 to Question 166475 on Universal Credit; whether her Department holds data on the number of enquiries...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the the report Rough Justice, published by the Child Poverty Action Group on 6 August 2018, if she will make an assessment...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average processing time has been for mandatory reconsiderations for (a) employment support allowance and (b) personal independence...

      Universal Credit: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of easements in benefit conditionality for claimants of universal credit experiencing...

      Housing Associations: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the payments of rent to Housing Associations in cases where alternative payment...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of Universal Credit sanctions made to couples which are a result of only one member of a...

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many appeals have been made on the outcome of work capability assessments in each of the last five years; and what proportion of those...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 12 October 2011 to Question 72238, on Employment and Support Allowance: Brighton, if he will update tables 1...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department is taking into account the experiences of recipients of universal credit for formulating future policy.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incidents of benefit fraud have been identified where monies were claimed in the name of a deceased person in the last three years.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what analysis has his Department has conducted to ascertain the effectiveness of the European Social Fund in supporting disabled people into work.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent meetings (a) she, (b) Ministers in her Department and (c) officials in her Department have held with organisations that deliver...

      Sharing Economy: Social Security Benefits and Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of people working in the gig economy who are in receipt of (a) social security benefits and...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what procedures her Department has put in place for a submission of a Permitted Work 1 form by a disabled benefit claimant in the Support...

      Personal Independence Payment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of reassessing the eligibility of people applying for personal independence...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff have been assigned to the office of the Independent Case Examiner to deal with complaints raised by women affected by measures...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints submitted to the Independent Case Examiner relating to women affected by measures taken to equalise the state pension age...

      UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, what the timeframe is for the publication of the Government's response to the report, Concluding observations on the initial...

      Universal Credit: Ellesmere Port and Neston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average number of days that claimants for universal credit in Ellesmere Port and Neston have been sanctioned for missing appointments...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date he approved the 2018-19 budget for the Access to Work programme.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the socio-economic background of people appointed to senior positions in her Department in the last...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of employers who have been identified as not providing a workplace pension scheme.

      Self-employed: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of trends in the level of self-employed people participating in a private pension scheme.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the progress of the delivery of the Pension Dashboard.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people (a) have received support through the Youth Obligation and (b) are currently participating in that programme.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to publish data on the outcomes for those receiving support through the Youth Obligation; and if she will make a statement.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people who have received support through the Youth Obligation have subsequently gone on to an apprenticeship.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of the disability employment gap; and what information her Department holds on the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the report, Rolling out Universal Credit, published by the National Audit Office on 15 June 2018, what data her Department...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the 2012 Child Maintenance Scheme computer system to process in a timely manner service...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the efficient functioning of the UK food sector of aligning manufacturing and...

    • Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the viability of just-in-time deliveries from the EU to major food retailers in the UK in...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total cost to the public purse for his Department’s work preparing for the UK to leave the EU has been since...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

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

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to the public purse has been of his Department hiring additional staff to cover issues related to the UK...

      Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to publish its response to the consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which body is planned to enforce regulations governing the release of F-gases after the UK has left the EU; and whether the...

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the policy of the Icelandic government to permit the continued whaling of endangered Fin...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to make changes to the Rural Payments Agency as a result of the recent summer dry weather to ensure...

      Agriculture: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of the approach taken by the devolved administrations in supporting farmers and...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

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

      Agriculture: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the level of labour shortages in the farming sector.

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who arrived in the UK from Commonwealth Countries before 1971 have been deported, removed, or left the country through the...

    • Immigrants: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121792, on Immigrants: Commonwealth, if she will publish the number of Commonwealth...

      Immigration: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Commonwealth citizens who arrived in the UK before 1973 have been (a) deported, (b) placed in immigration detention and (c) denied...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question 135984 tabled on 16 April 2018.

      Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases are known to (a) Ministers and (b) officials of her Department of people who have been wrongfully (i) deported and (ii) detained.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to Question 136000, tabled by the hon. Member of Wolverhampton North East, on 16 April 2018.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2018 to Question 138436 on Immigrants: Caribbean, how many outreach community ambassadors have carried out...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Answer of 4 May 2018 to Question 138436 on Immigrants: Caribbean, how many African Caribbean touch points were included in each...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the nationality is of each person referred to the Windrush Taskforce since its establishment in April 2018.

      Windrush Generation: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many residents of Blackburn constituency who arrived in the UK as part of the Windrush generation have been deported since 2010.

      Windrush Generation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from the Windrush generation have been identified as living in (a) Scotland, (b) South Lanarkshire and (c) Lanark and...

      Refugees: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that refugees are not excluded from the private rented sector as a result of the introduction...

      Visas: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Key Performance Indicators his Department has put in place for the performance of commercial visa application centres in African countries.

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many leave to remain applications were rejected from applicants married to habitually resident British subjects in the last 12 months.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of UKVI's communications with asylum claim applicants on the progress of their applications;...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will bring forward proposals to assess the skills of people seeking asylum in the UK at the point of entry.

      Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2018 to Question 158775 on Immigration Controls: Airports, with reference to his Department's response to...

      Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2018 to Question 158773 on Immigration Controls, what consultation exercises his Department has undertaken...

      Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of ePassport gate technology at airports on levels of throughflow of...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress his Department has made on a National Alcohol Strategy; and how many specialist health (a) charities and (b) academics are...

      Immigration Controls: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has he made of implications for his Department's policies of the (a) recommendations and (b) conclusions of the Report...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made an assessment of the cost of damage caused as a result of anti-social behaviour during the annual Appleby...

      Visas: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 136142 on Visas: Turkey, if he will make it his policy to extend the transitional...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time is that a person has waited for the return of passports and other official documentation after their immigration...

      Immigration: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department provides financial support to people on low incomes to apply for indefinite leave to remain.

      Synthetic Cannabinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received on the current classification level of synthetic cannabinoids.

      Asylum: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers in (a) Liverpool City Region, (b) Liverpool local authority area and (c) Liverpool Walton have been refused support...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Windrush generation applicants to Government bodies including the Student Finance Company...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the two letters of 21 June 2018 from the hon. Member for Lewisham Deptford regarding Windrush cases.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to answer Question 143223, on Undocumented Migrants: Deportation, tabled by the hon. Member for Ceredigion on 11 May 2018.

      Deportation: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers have been deported to Zimbabwe in each of the last 10 weeks.

      Deportation: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications of reports of the detention of opponents of the Government of Zimbabwe in that country since...

      British Nationality: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Irish citizens living in the UK with a parent born in the British dominion of Ireland before 1949 are eligible for automatic British...

      Visas: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential economic merits of providing residency rights via express entry to British National Overseas...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to extend the length of time that newly recognised refugees can continue to claim asylum support after a decision to...

      Asylum: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures are in place to ensure that interpreters of interviews during the asylum process are able to translate to a high quality and...

      Asylum: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has plans to fund independent advice on the asylum process for people subject to asylum processes.

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to ensure that (a) people seeking asylum are able to access legal advice prior to their screening interviews and (b)...

      Passports: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that naturalised Windrush applicants are exempt from paying any fees when applying for a first British passport.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of using the electoral register as evidence of residence in the UK for applicants to...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time was for a final decision on an asylum application in each of the last five years.

      Road Traffic Offences: Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many penalty charges have been issued for motorway middle lane offences in the last three years.

      Bicycles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many bikes available through public bike hire schemes have been reported stolen in each of the last three years.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications he has received for the compensation scheme for the Windrush generation.

      Tobacco: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the volume was of counterfeit tobacco seized in the UK in the last three years.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the contract to provide the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) Biometric Service will commence; where that service will be located; and if...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the number of incidents that police have responded to that have involved someone experiencing...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department has had with (a) external experts and (b) asylum seekers on the design of the contract for asylum seeker...

      Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of (a) financial and (b) other support to Merseyside Fire Service.

      Police Custody: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of (a) tampons and (b) sanitary towels for women in custody at each police...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been invited to participate in the pilot of the application process for the EU Settlement Scheme.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the House of Commons Library a copy of the letter sent to EU citizens inviting them to participate in the pilot of the...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2018 to Question 159721 on Immigration, for what reason the Government does not publicly release...

  • Department for International Development

    • Africa: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her French counterpart on sharing best practice on poverty reduction in Africa.

    • Developing Countries: Think Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to support local think tanks in countries in which it operates.

      Africa: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the role of Regional Economic Communities of Africa in contributing to poverty reduction.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

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

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, 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...

      Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, 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.

      Brexit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the Scottish economy of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect on access to banking services of the Royal Bank of...

      Local Growth Deals: Ayrshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what progress has been made on the Ayrshire Growth Deal.

      Financial Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the merits of the Scottish Parliament being able to bring forward legislative proposals...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office EU Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions his Department's Europe Unit had prior to 12 July 2018 with ministers or officials of the devolved administrations on the contents of...

    • Cabinet Office EU Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when officials in the Europe Unit first had discussions with officials of the Department for Exiting the European Union on the Government's Chequers...

      Councillors: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether citizens of non UK EU countries that are not UK citizens will be entitled to stand as candidates in local authority elections after 1 April 2019.

      Councillors: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether local authority councillors who are citizens of non-UK EU countries and not UK citizens will be disqualified from office after 1 April 2019.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2018 to Question 145350, what the cost of delivering the voter ID pilots and the postal voting pilots at the local...

      Elections: Campaigns

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the report, Digital campaigning, Increasing transparency for voters, published by the Electoral Commission in June 2018, what...

      Elections: Campaigns

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the report, Digital campaigning, Increasing transparency for voters, published by the Electoral Commission in June 2018, what...

      Electorate: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which local authorities have expressed an interest to take part in the 2019 voter ID pilots to date.

      Cabinet Office: Publicity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018 on promoting (i) greater democratic engagement and (ii) voter ID.

      Electorate: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment the Government has made of the cost-effectiveness of implementing a voter ID scheme throughout the UK.

      Unemployment: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of unemployed people registered as disabled that are capable of employment.

  • Treasury

    • Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the regulations that allow the transfer of a private pension scheme to a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme within the European Economic...

    • Import Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to protect UK retailers from an increase in goods brought into the UK without the appropriate taxes being paid.

      VAT: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to prepare the UK for a potential situation whereby the UK loses access to the EU VAT information sharing system.

      Financial Services: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with the US Administration on establishing a FinTech bridge agreement between the UK and the USA.

      Personation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the service provided by the Financial Ombudsman Service to victims of identity fraud.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many social care employers have been prosecuted by HMRC for failing to keep sufficient minimum wage record in the most recent period for which figures...

      Revenue and Customs: Ipswich

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional costs will accrue to HMRC as a result of locating staff in Stratford and not Ipswich.

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether people paid monthly for whom April was treated as month one prior to the introduction of Real Time Information (RTI), but for whom May would then...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the costs of hiring contractors are not increased as a result of the extension of IR35 off-payroll tax...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of calls to the HMRC helpline 0300 200 3300 were answered during July 2018.

      Treasury: Brexit

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

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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...

      Revenue and Customs: Forms

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time taken was HMRC to produce proof of employment history for applicants using form HMRC 07/18; what performance targets have been set...

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department have been transferred to the (a) Department for Exiting the European Union and (b) Department for International Trade as a...

      Electronic Government: Cybercrime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps have been taken to secure the Government Gateway service from cyber attack.

      Multinational Companies: Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure multi-national internet-based companies who make profits in Britain pay the appropriate level of tax.

      Manufacturing Industries: Capital Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the level of (a) research and development expenditure, and (b) overall investment in UK manufacturing industries in...

      Offshore Industry: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse has been of (a) subsidies and (b) reductions in tax for North Sea oil and gas companies in the last three years

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Operation Yellowhammer, what assessment he has made of the effect of raising no deal contingency planning costs through internal...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of replicating the ring-fenced funding in EU structural funds in the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of lost Child Trust Fund accounts in each (a) nation and (b) region of the UK.

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to allocate additional resources to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority to monitor the new seasonal workers scheme and...

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Department will have budgetary responsibility for replacing (a) European Regional Development Fund and (b) European Structural Fund funding for...

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of money that will need to be made available to replace all EU funding in Wales for 2019-2021 in the...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made and estimate of the cost to the public purse of companies that are permitted to be dissolved without going through a formal insolvency...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many cases HMRC has objected to a company being allowed to be struck off by Companies House for non-filing of accounts; and whether he has made an...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the effectiveness of HMRC of the removal of its status as a preferential creditor in insolvency under the...

      Directors: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the level of additional funds to be raised by HMRC as a result of the treating director’s loan accounts as...

      Bank Services: Complaints

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the number of complaints made to the Financial Ombudsman Service on packaged bank accounts.

      Living Wage

      What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of the national living wage.

      NHS: Finance

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on NHS funding.

      Fiscal Policy: Scotland

      What assessment he has made of the effect of the Government’s fiscal policies on household budgets in Scotland.

      Co-operatives: Finance

      What plans he has to increase fiscal support for the co-operative sector.

      Economic Growth

      What steps he is taking to support economic growth.

      Infrastructure: Chelmsford

      What steps he is taking to invest in infrastructure in the Chelmsford area.

      EU Budget

      What steps he is taking to reduce the total net annual financial outflow from the UK to the EU; and if he will make a statement.

      Financial Services: Technology

      What assessment he has made of the potential contribution of FinTech to the economy.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Voluntary Work: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to increase volunteering opportunities for people resident in areas of high deprivation.

    • Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his Department's Community Life Survey 2017-18, published on 26 July 2018, what assessment he has made of...

      Voluntary Work: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to encourage businesses...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to approve the funding scheme for users of Programme Making and Special Events equipment to help...

      Charities: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of levels of pay for Chief Executive Officers in the charity sector on levels...

      Tourism: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to promote Nottinghamshire as a tourist destination overseas.

      Cybercrime: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to roll out its Cyber Schools Programme after the pilot phase has concluded.

      Broadband: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the economic effect of broadband blackspots in (a) the UK (b) England (c) London...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the economic effect of broadband blackspots in (a) England, (b) London and (c)...

      Sportsgrounds: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many outdoor sports facilities in the East Midlands have been funded by his Department since January 2016.

      Travel: Single People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an equality assessment of the single person’s travel supplement.

      Slavery: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to commemorate the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition;...

      Young People: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of open access youth work on tackling loneliness in young people; and if he...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, 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...

      Digital Economy Act 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timeframe is for section 103 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 to come into force.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost to the public purse has been of his Department hiring additional staff to cover issues related to the UK leaving...

      Football: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings he has had with the Premier League in the last 12 months to discuss funding for grassroots football.

      Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to all-weather football pitches at grassroots level.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department holds any information on the socio-economic background of people appointed to senior positions in his...

      Arts

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

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the contribution of the creative arts industry to the economy of (a) London...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that insurance companies request medical reports under the provisions of the Access to...

      Cybercrime: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the development of a cyber security education programme within schools.

      Charities: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to help improve diversity in the charity sector.

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the UK's digital...

      Broadband and Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to improve mobile and broadband coverage.

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to enable young people to participate in open access youth work.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of recent changes in the cost of train travel on sports fans.

      Youth Services: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of youth work courses offered by higher education institutions; and...

      Voluntary Work: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to introduce its Innovation in Democracy pilots; and what steps he is taking to ensure that pilots...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what timetable he has in place for spending the £190 million allocated to the roll-out of full-fibre broadband.

      Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government plans to take to support legacy giving to raise more funds for good causes.

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government took to actively encourage young people to apply to be a board member for the National Citizen...

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that board members of the National Citizen Service Trust are actively involved...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Government has spent on independent evaluations of the National Citizen Service programme since the launch of...

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2018 to Question 163143 on National Citizen Service Trust, how many workshops were delivered...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of funding for the National Citizen Service will be ring fenced for a dedicated Inclusion Fund.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

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

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 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...

      Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 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.

      Devolution: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has for the form of further talks aimed at restoring devolution.

      NHS: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she is taking to ensure that in the absence of the Northern Ireland Executive NHS staff in Northern Ireland receive pay awards...

      Northern Ireland Assembly: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reasons the salaries of MLAs have not been reduced; and what the timescale is for reducing those salaries.

      Prosecutions: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many legacy cases from the Troubles in Northern Ireland are (a) currently being and (b) are due to be brought to court in the next 12...

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when she plans to respond to the letter sent by the Hon. Member for Wrexham on 21 February 2018 reference ZA21109 on modern slavery.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Leasehold

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to reform the leasehold system to introduce the principle of fairness in the application of service charges and ground rent, and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Pensions: Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises that have set up an auto-enrolment pension scheme have done so correctly, and (2)...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Department for Work and Pensions policies have been assessed against the Family Test; and whether they will publish any such assessments.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the health of the bee population in the UK.

    • Pollinators: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether assessment they have made of the success of the National Pollinator Strategy.

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