Written answers

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Southport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve rail services (a) on the Southport to Manchester line and (b) to and from the West Lancashire constituency; and if...

    • Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support the growth and development of the bikeshare sector.

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 22 November 2017 to Question 112924 on Bicycles: Hire Services, what progress he has made on developing a consistent...

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the quality of service provided by bikeshare operators.

      Ports: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans in place to repeal the provisions of EU regulation 2017/352 on port services once the UK leaves the European Union; and if he...

      Public Transport: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals for the mandatory 30-day retention of CCTV footage from train and bus services.

      Boating: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department holds information on marine incidents involving alcohol and recreational boaters; and if he will make a statement.

      Bus Services: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many coach companies have had their operating licences revoked in the last five years.

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of Network Rail’s train planning resources for implementing the December 2018 timetable changes.

      Railways: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of changes to the valuation of the railway pension scheme on the viability of (a) train operating...

      Bridges: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the press release entitled Number of substandard bridges rises, published by the RAC Foundation on 19 January 2018, if he will make...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to undertake a review of the regulations on the use of electric scooters on roads.

      Shipping: Polar Regions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will seek a change through the International Maritime Organisation to ban ships from using heavy fuel oil when travelling in the Arctic and...

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the responses to the public consultation, Proposals for the creation of a Major Road Network, published in December 2017.

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to change the criteria for road improvement funding.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Wind Power: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the levelised cost of energy of new onshore wind projects.

    • Home Energy and Lifestyle Management: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Green Deal finance loans have been provided with a payback duration of (a) up to 15 years (b) 15 to 20 years...

      Director of Labour Market Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, by what date the Government plans to respond to the recommendations in the 2018-19 strategy of the Director of Labour...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, by what date the Government plans to publish the outcome of its consultation on Employment status.

      New Businesses: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding was awarded to businesses in Nottinghamshire under the Government-backed start-up loans scheme; and...

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the proportion of late payments to SMEs.

      Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the number of self-employed individuals.

      Unfair Dismissal: Job Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has he made of the effect of increasing the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims to two years...

      Unfair Dismissal: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what equality impact assessment the Government has made since the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims was...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices, published in July 2017, what steps he has...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices, published in July 2017, if he will make an...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 13 the Government's response to the Taylor review of modern working practices, published in...

      Agency Workers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 15 of the Government response to the Taylor review of modern working practices, published in...

      Agency Workers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent representations he has received on ending the Swedish derogation.

      Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Director of Labour Market Enforcement on extending the scope and remit of the...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Low Pay Commission on introducing a higher rate of minimum wage...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of geo-blocking on (a) UK businesses and (b) digital subscribers and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • China: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received representations on the June 2016 resolution of the US Congress entitled Expressing concern regarding...

    • India: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) his Indian counterpart on the flooding in Kerala state.

      Torture: Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons the Government extended its deadline for announcing whether to launch an independent judge-led inquiry into UK...

      Torture: Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have had with international counterparts on whether to launch an...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 169500 on Electoral Register, whether the Government plans to collate the information from local...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will take steps to strengthen the enforcement of the Ministerial Code.

      Civil Service

      What steps the Government is taking to review the effectiveness of the civil service.

      Government Departments: Technology

      What estimate he has made of the proportion of public procurement spending on digital and technology services placed with small and medium-sized enterprises in each of the last three years.

      Electoral Register

      What recent estimate he has made of the number of eligible voters not on the electoral register.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 147821, on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, what plans he has and what recent steps he has...

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money from the public purse has been spent commissioning IVF services in England in each of the last five years.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on patient access to short-shelf life medicines.

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the total value of rebates to be paid under the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme 2014.

      Food: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the White Paper, The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, published in July 2018,...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the rate of (a) age-standardised premature mortality from breast cancer and (b) uptake of screening for that cancer was in each...

      Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the leadership at Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group.

      Mental Illness: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of rough sleepers suffer with mental ill health.

      Heroin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to support the ageing profile of heroin users; and whether his Department has a written strategy to support...

      Addictions and Mental Illness: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote dual diagnosis for patients with both addiction and mental health problems.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure equality of access to (a) alcohol and (b) drug treatments.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the incidence of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to increase the scope of local suicide prevention plans to include steps to tackle the links between alcohol...

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of deaths arising from alcohol and drug dependency.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been in contact with drug and alcohol services since 2009-10; what assessment he has made of the reasons for changes...

      Addictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many clinical commissioning groups have an addiction workforce strategy; and what plans his Department has to increase the number of...

      NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the NHS England EU Transition Team has taken to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent representations he has received from NHS England on changing the four-hour accident and emergency waiting target.

      NHS Trusts: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent representations he has received from NHS trusts on workforce morale.

      NHS: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts received in car parking charges levied against blue badge holders in 2017-18.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of staff on each agenda for change band who will have a net pay decrease this year.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) NHS trusts and (b) Foundation Trusts have been placed in (i) special measures and (ii) financial special measures in each...

      Thromboembolism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the research conducted by the Health Service Journal, published on 8 May 2018, if he will make an estimate on the...

      Mental Health Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) posts and (b) vacancies were there in mental health NHS trusts in England in the most recent month for which data is available.

      Mental Health Services: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of mental health staff that have left the NHS since June 2017.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 January 2018 to Question 147424 on Radiotherapy, when the postcode-level dataset which will enable the...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Government response to the consultation on allocating funds to radiotherapy services which closed on 24...

      Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the application process is for the role of Chair of a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

      Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the rates of recovery from heroin addiction through methadone in the UK and other countries.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Peers

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

    • Nigeria: Global Financing Facility

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the UK’s past investment in the Global Financing Facility in support of...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8642, for what reasons her Department concluded that the IMPACT-SE report on...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the Palestinian Authority's school curriculum compliance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed...

  • Department for Education

    • GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of pupils (a) entitled to and (b) not entitled to free school meals who achieved (i) AAA, (ii) AAB...

    • Department for Education: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on the viability of private, voluntary and independent childcare providers of current levels of business...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what average spending per pupil was in (a) Middlesbrough and (b) Redcar and Cleveland in each year since 2009-10.

      Schools: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of schools in (a) Middlesbrough and (b) Redcar and Cleveland are classified as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.

      English Baccalaureate: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children in (a) Middlesbrough and (b) Redcar and Cleveland achieved the English Baccalaureate attainment measure in each year for...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) all pupils and (b) pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in (i) Middlesbrough and (ii) Redcar and Cleveland entered university...

      Apprentices: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency started an apprenticeship in each year since 2009-10.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on which GCSE subjects that were available in the 2017-18 school year will no longer be available by 2020-21.

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of education funding for sixth form students.

      Mental Health: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what curriculum requirements there are in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools to teach mental health.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are home-schooled in (a) Coventry South constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) nursing associates and (b) apprentice nurses are in training.

      Education Fellowship Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2018 to Question 138485, on Education Fellowship Trustm, whether (a) Pembroke Park Primary in Wiltshire and (b) Wrenn...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Law Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's policy is on Law Centres.

    • Private Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions initiated by private third parties were brought to trial in the last five years; and how many of those prosecutions resulted in a...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the reduction in the number of magistrates in (a) England and Wales and (b) Northumbria in the last three years.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of Help to Buy equity loan funding that will be written off in each of the...

    • Help to Buy Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of levels of Help to Buy fraud.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of rough sleepers who have spent time in foster care.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications are for her policies of the finding in the June 2018 NAO report Rolling Out Universal Credit...

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the statistics on support for a maximum of two children published by HM Revenue & Customs and the Department for Work...

      Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time has been for calls to the (a) employment support allowance and (b) the personal independence payment helpline in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of jobcentre closures on the ease with which vulnerable people can manage their...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Disability Employment Advisers were employed by her Department in each of the last five years.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

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

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

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

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of (a) severe disability premium and (b) enhanced disability premium under employment support...

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of recent trends in the number of individuals in receipt of the New Enterprise Allowance.

      Universal Credit: Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants there are in the Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock constituency.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have (a) made additional payments to increase the number of qualifying years of National Insurance contributions they require...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that claimants do not lose their financial support if they are unable to make a claim for Universal Credit...

      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, how much her Department...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to encourage (a) large employers and (b) SME employers to recruit disabled employees.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish a list of the mobile phone applications developed by her Department and its agencies in the last three years; and what the...

      Vacancies: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of vacancies filled as a result of the Find a Job website since May 2018.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make illegal the production and sale of fox urine for the purpose of hunting.

    • Agriculture: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the approach taken by the devolved administrations in...

      Meat Products: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will prohibit the importation of products, such as foie gras developed in ways which would not be permitted in the UK...

      Meat: Ritual Slaughter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is Departmental practice not to use the term ritual slaughter when discussing shechita and halal slaughtering process.

      Ragwort: Weed Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department has published for local authorities on requiring the removal of ragwort from public land.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff are employed by his Department in (a) London and (b) each regions of England.

      Coastal Erosion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Coastal Protection Act 1949 on reducing the level of coastal erosion.

      Potatoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the potato crop for England and Wales in 2018.

      Trees: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has estimated the number of trees in the (a) Hendon constituency and (b) Greater London area.

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the welfare of livestock of balloons and Chinese...

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to publish the draft Agricultural Bill.

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to increase the maximum sentence for animal cruelty sentences from six...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: World Health Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have met officials from the World Trade Organisation since the...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK has more control of its fishing waters after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Home Office

    • Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to enforce legislation relating to the blocking of public highways by hunt followers during a hunt; and if he will...

    • Synthetic Cannabinoids: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with Devon and Cornwall Police on tackling the availability and use of synthetic cannabinoid substances.

      Dangerous Driving: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers in England and Wales have been (a) investigated for, (b) charged with and (c) convicted of careless or dangerous...

      Crime: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the document Crime in England and Wales: Police Force Area Data Tables, published by the Office for National Statistics on...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason his Department has informed applicants for priority visas that the 30-day processing time would be extended to up to 12 weeks.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria will be used to determine destitution in the renewed asylum accommodation contract.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to (a) monitor and (b) enforce the provisions in the asylum accommodation contract that people who would...

      Immigrants: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has paid damages under its hostile environment immigration policy on condition that the recipient did not publicise...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish a list of the mobile phone applications developed by his Department and its agencies in the last three years; and what the cost to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps the Government has taken in its negotiations with the EU to maintain the diagonal accumulation of origin principle in...

    • Voting Rights: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what voting rights EU nationals living in the UK will have after the UK has left the EU.

      Brexit: Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent progress he has made on negotiations with the EU on the UK leaving the EU; and if he will make a statement.

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 46 of Chapter 3 of the White Paper, The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has made a regional assessment of the effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

  • Treasury

    • Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward a reduction in the duty on beer.

    • Tobacco: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a tobacco industry levy to fund smoking cessation services provided by local authorities.

      Lloyds Bank: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of Lloyds Bank on its closures of local bank branches.

      Financial Services: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to compensate people who have sustained losses due to the mis-selling of Integrity Cash Maximiser products.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) representatives of local authorities and (b) Metro Mayors about the retention of speed camera revenue by those authorities.

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to keep the childcare voucher scheme open after 4 October 2018.

      Unpaid Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many time to pay arrangements have been agreed between HMRC and (a) businesses and (b) individuals in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism: Ayrshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he next plans to hold meetings with representatives of (a) the Scottish Government, (b) East Ayrshire Council and (c)...

    • Football: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support women's football in (a) Kent and (b) England.

      Football: World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has held with (a) representatives of the Football Association and (b) Cabinet colleagues on an (i) English...

  • Women and Equalities

    • International Men's Day

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department has plans to mark International Men's Day 2018; and if he will make a statement.

    • Females: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2018 to Question 160802 on Females: Equality, what progress her Department has made on meeting Sustainable...

      Females: Members' Staff

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has held discussions with the Leader of the House on tackling the inequality in the number of males and females carrying out...

      Government Equalities Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what information her office holds on the socio-economic background of people appointed to senior roles in the Government Equalitiies Office in the...

  • Department for Education

    • Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increase in the number of children in care; and how they will ensure that sufficient funding is in place to support the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Christopher Allen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have taken to ensure that the South Sudanese authorities conducted a satisfactory investigation in relation to the killing of the...

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