Written answers

Thursday, 13 September 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Addictions and Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of commissioning a national anti-stigma campaign focused on...

    • Veterans: Disability Aids and Prosthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for veterans to receive (a) prothetics and (b) mobility aids for injuries caused as a result of...

      Medical Records: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce a notification on the medical files of military veterans to help increase awareness in the NHS of that service's...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the NHS was to (a) administer and (b) collect prescription fines in the last 12 months.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescription fines have been successfully appealed in each of the last five years.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff are employed by the NHS to (a) administer and (b) collect prescription fines.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money the NHS has collected in prescription fines in each of the last five years.

      General Practitioners: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the cost to the public purse of the establishment of freephone numbers for patients to contact GP surgeries.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the (a) standard and (b) capacity of NHS crisis and inpatient services.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services for schools and families.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve access to face-to-face talking therapies for people with mental health problems.

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to Question 137050, on health: children, when the Social Care Policy Research Programme review of...

      General Practitioners: Part-time Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of GPs who work part-time.

      General Practitioners: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time to see a GP in England was in each of the last five years.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Peers

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

      Energy Drinks: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the merits of banning the sale of energy drinks to children.

      Maternity Services: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what emergency support is in place for pregnant women affected by temporary closures of NHS maternity units throughout England.

      Hospitals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS hospitals were classified as being in special measures according to Care Quality Commission guidance in (a) Harlow, (b)...

      Prescriptions: Delivery Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the annual cost to the NHS is of providing a prescription delivery service.

      Prescriptions: Delivery Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued on patient eligibility for NHS prescription delivery services.

      Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which Care Commissioning Groups make provide access to drug Mylotarg.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to improve the clarification of calorific food labelling in order to achieve his Department's 2024 calorie...

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many bariatric operations were performed in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018 to date.

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average cost is of a bariatric operation.

      Eating Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children had a delayed discharge from in-patient eating disorder treatment; and how many days of delayed discharge there were in...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children were (a) referred to a CAMHS service and (b) accepted by a CAMHS services for each (i) clinical commissioning group...

      Eating Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children undertook treatment for an eating disorder in each (a) Clinical Commissioning Group area and (b) NHS Trust in each of the last 36 months.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department (a) has spent in (i) 2018-19 and (ii) each of the last five financial years and (b) plans to spend in 2019-20, on...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of assessments for the funding of continuing health care took place outside a hospital setting in (a) March...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS patients participated in a clinical trial in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds information on the longest period of time a child or young person has waited for mental health treatment in...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have (a) used and (b) been refused Passenger Transport Services in each local authority area in the South West in each...

      Dental Services: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve access to NHS dental services in (a) Medway and (b) Kent.

      Neuroblastoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding was allocated from the public purse to neuroblastoma research in 2016-17.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Mobile Phones

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

      Energy Drinks: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 169507 on Energy Drinks: Public Consultation, whether his Department plans to...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the document, Stepping forward to 2020/21: The mental health workforce plan for England, published by the NHS in July...

      Mental Health Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department collects on pre-registration attrition and retention of students on mental health courses following the...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will establish an urgent investigation into (a) the application of the eligibility criteria for accessing and (b) other aspects of...

      Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to seek to ensure that UK citizens living in other EU member states continue to be eligible for...

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of walk-in centres and urgent treatment centres for reducing the number of...

      East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were affected by the failure of the Lorenzo software system at East and North Herts Hospital NHS Trust; and whether his...

      NHS England: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which NHS England trusts use the Lorenzo software system.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is for informing Parliament of serious incidents in the NHS.

      East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of problems with the Lorenzo software system at East and North Herts Hospital NHS Trust.

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid in disability payments in (a) 2010 and (b) 2018.

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what processes her Department uses to (a) notify people of their state pension entitlement and (b) advise them of the number of additional...

      Pensioners: Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Scotland over the age of 65 have been (a) successfully reassessed and (b) unsuccessfully reassessed after being invited to...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payments assessments are home visits.

      Inflatables: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that small businesses improve the safety standards of bouncy castles.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people flowed off Employment and Support Allowance whose date of death was at the same time, and who had a Work Capability Assessment...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has carried out an impact assessment on the effect of the change to the state pension age for women born in the 1950s...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has held with the Ministry of Justice on waiting times for social security tribunal hearings.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department uses Office for National Statistics estimates of personal well-being when formulating policy; and what policies her...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Access to Work recipients there are in each business sector.

      Food Banks: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to complete its review of research on food banks carried out by organisations such as the Trussell Trust.

      Personal Independence Payment

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

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 164825 on Children: Maintenance, for how many cases (a) payment was received and (b)...

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she has made an estimate of the cost to the public purse of applying the minimum income floor for self-employed claimants of universal...

      Universal Credit: Single Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many unemployed single parent households are in receipt of universal credit.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will introduce an automatic quality check on personal independence payment applications where a claimant has a reduction of 20 or more...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the Government’s reassessment of people who may be eligible for personal...

  • Home Office

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to end severe suffering as a research category for all research animals after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will ensure that applications for Government-funded research require that animal research conducted in third countries is conducted at...

      Home Office: Peers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, 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.

      Drugs: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to prevent social media companies from enabling illicit drugs to be sold on their platforms.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there are plans to extend the ancestral visa to include people whose great-grandparents were born in the UK.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether evidence provided to substantiate immigration applications in the UK is (a) digitally stored and (b) automatically allocated to the...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that police forces enforce speed limits consistently in all areas of the UK.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timescale and expected completion date are for his Department’s work to introduce statutory guidance under section 55A of the...

      Home Office: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department uses Office for National Statistics estimates of personal well-being when formulating policy; and what policies his...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to protect the rights relating to (a) working and (b) living conditions of workers who come to the UK as...

      Undocumented Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who were arrested for the offence of illegal working were subsequently transferred to an immigration removal center in each...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there is a dedicated case-work team in the National Referral Mechanism hub that makes decisions on referrals made on behalf of...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much revenue has been raised for the public purse by speed cameras in (a) the West Midlands (b) England and (c) the UK in each year for...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is the Government's policy that migrant workers on the new seasonal workers scheme will be able to change employer during that scheme.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department plans to respond to the letter of the right hon. Member for Warley of 31 May 2018 to UK Visas and Immigration on Mr Samra.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to tackle anti-social behaviour.

      Home Office: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, 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...

      Official Visits: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of policing each US Presidential visit since 2000; and if he will make a statement.

      Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual budget was in (a) cash and (b) real terms for the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service in each year since 2010.

      Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) firefighters and (b) firefighting appliances were available to the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service in each year since 2010.

      Visas: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the announcement, New pilot scheme to bring 2,500 seasonal workers to UK farms, published on 6 September 2018, whether he...

      Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total number of criminal investigations dropped within the first 24 hours was by each territorial police force in each of the last...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Oral Statement of 24 July 2018, Official Report, column 909, on Immigration Detention: Shaw Review, if he will publish the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's EU Settlement Scheme launched on 28 August 2018, what the timeframe is for the (a) conclusion of and (b)...

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, published in April 2018, how much funding his Department has allocated to prepare for the UK...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a series of monthly bank statements will be treated as acceptable evidence for applications under the EU Settlement Scheme.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Health Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with political leaders in Northern Ireland on implementing the recommendations of the Bengoa report.

    • Listed Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she plans to hold with the Northern Ireland administration on ensuring the adequacy of fire safety checks of listed buildings...

      Northern Ireland Assembly: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate she has made of the savings that will accrue to the public purse of the change in the pay for Members of the Legislative Assembly...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she plans to decide whether to grant the additional resources requested by the Chief Constable of the Police Service Northern Ireland to...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the need for additional resources for the Police Service of Northern Ireland as a consequence of the UK leaving...

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what date she last met each of the leaders of the five main parties in Northern Ireland to discuss the restoration of devolved government.

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what date she last met the (a) Taoiseach and (b) Tanaiste to discuss the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland.

      Northern Ireland Office: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of days of sick leave taken by staff in his Department for mental health reasons in each year since 2010.

  • Treasury

    • Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Written Statement of 24 July 2018 on Schools Update, HCWS911, whether the Welsh Government is planned to receive any additional...

    • Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assurances he has received from the Chief Executive of HMRC on a resolution to the dispute with the Roadchef Employees Benefit Trust.

      Financial Services: Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government’s policy is on financial support for UK Fintech companies in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      National Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the loss of tax revenue in the event of a GDP fall of 7.7 per cent over (a) five years, (b) 10 years and (c) 15...

      National Insurance Contributions: Self-employed

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps his Department has taken to simplify the system of National Insurance payments for self-employed people.

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether an assessment has been made of the potential effect on family incomes of the closure to new entrants of the childcare voucher scheme.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on the review of business rates.

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the level of coverage of free to use automated transaction machines throughout the UK.

      Loans: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will limit disguised remuneration loan charges to loans entered into after the Finance Act 2017 received Royal Assent; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints were received by HMRC from UK Businesses in relation to PDA1 (a) applications and (b) renewals in (i) 2015, (ii) 2016, (iii) 2017 and...

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing legislative proposals to remove ATM charges.

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of lost Child Trust Fund accounts by each socio-economic classification.

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much by Department of the funding allocated to spending on preparations for the UK to leave the EU in the 2018-19 Main Estimates has been spent to date.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle internet trolls uploading (a) false and (b) malicious business reviews.

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of delivering the National Citizen Service in (a) the UK...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of young people who took part in the National Citizen Service programme in...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the age profile of the young people who have taken part in the National Citizen...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the gender profile of the young people who have taken part in the National Citizen...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the socio-economic profile of the young people who have taken part in the National...

      Voluntary Work: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the role of local authorities will be in the establishment of innovation in democracy pilots.

      Broadband: Enfield

      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 London Borough of Enfield...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the amount of the allocated radio spectrum that is unused.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Peers

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

      Government: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether there are plans to add Merchant Navy day to the official list of dates for flag-flying on Government buildings.

      Broadcasting: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that public service broadcasters remain impartial in the coverage of politics.

      Libraries: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take in response to the high court ruling that judged Northamptonshire's bid to close 21 libraries as...

      Libraries: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the criteria for a comprehensive and efficient library service.

      VKontakte

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps (a) Government Departments and (b) agencies of his Department have taken to restrict internet access to the...

      Broadband: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the number of complaints the Advertising Standards Authority has received on...

      National Citizen Service Trust: Royal Charters

      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, what the timescale is for...

      Broadband: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the total BDUK allocations of funding to date are for (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) England for...

      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 was spent on frontline delivery in each of the last three...

      Broadband: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of superfast broadband coverage in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) England has been...

      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 163141 on National Citizen Service Trust, whether the contracts with...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many civil servants in his Department work on youth policy; and what specific policy areas they focus on.

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on professional football of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Wembley Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had and with whom on the proposed sale of Wembley Stadium.

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of grass roots football facilities in (a) England and (b) Ellesmere Port...

      Football: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations he has made to Premier League football clubs on the level of ticket prices and the availability of...

      Music: Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on adequacy of funding for live music venues in (a)...

      BBC: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to respond publicly to the forthcoming report of the NAO entitled The BBC’s engagement with personal...

      Electronic Government: Electronic Signatures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what Guidance he has issued to Government (a) departments and (b) agencies on the use of electronic signatures by people...

      Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to develop a national data strategy; and if he will make a statement.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to require (a) Openreach and (b) other providers to publish their (i) plans and (ii) funding commitments for...

      TV Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of unencrypted transactions that were made during the encryption problem at TV...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Lighting: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department is making on taking forward with the European Commission the concerns of entertainment...

    • Renewable Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the introduction of net metering for solar PV and the...

      Wind Power: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what comparative estimate his Department has made of (a) international auction prices and (b) UK auction clearing...

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to extend the collective switching scheme pilot, established in 2017, to switch energy...

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to introduce an automatic registration scheme with an opt-out mechanism for the collective...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2018 to Question 164267 on Wind Power: Seas and Oceans, what assessment his...

      Cement and Iron and Steel: Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has he made of the effect on the supply of coal for the UK (a) cement and (b) steel industry after the...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he made of the cost of electricity being supplied by utility companies without charge to the user.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with utility companies on reducing the number of instances where electricity is...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to support the development of renewable energy schemes.

      Lighting: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has been made of the effect of proposed changes to stage lighting under the EU energy efficiency...

      Manufacturing Industries: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial support his Department has made available to manufacturing industries to manage energy costs.

      Manufacturing Industries: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of EU carbon reduction policies on the sustainability of UK...

      Central Heating: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the process of accreditation is for (a) traders and (b) employees of companies installing new central heating...

      Energy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which body is planned to enforce the EU-derived climate regulations that govern the UK energy market after they are...

      Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will bring forward legislative proposals to (a) update the definition of electricity storage and (b)...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring onshore windfarm developers to offer property owners...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that utility companies pass on decreases in wholesale energy prices to...

      Renewable Energy: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much money the Government has invested in wave and tidal stream technologies since 2010.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the feasibility of a UK net emissions target of zero before 2050.

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the UK meets its commitments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to replace the living wage and national minimum wage with one minimum wage.

      Energy Company Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much each of the Big Six energy companies allocated to the Energy Company Obligation in each of the last five years...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for offences related to the non-disclosure of Person of...

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the National Living Wage on the economy; and if...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to empower Companies House to identify and report suspicious activity in the persons of significant...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to empower Companies House to undertake due diligence checks on firms and individuals setting up UK...

      Foreign Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what processes he plans to put in place to ensure that all information submitted to the register of overseas entities...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for offences relating to filing false information with...

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of digital monopolies.

      Employment: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of workplace support provided to pregnant women and new mothers.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of veterans in (a) the UK, (b) the North East and (c) Easington constituency.

    • Ministry of Defence: Peers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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.

      Armed Forces: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what records his Department makes of mental health conditions experienced by (a) serving armed forces personnel and (b) veterans.

      RAF Cosford: Air Displays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his plans are for the future of the RAF Cosford Airshow; and if he will make a statement.

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) number and (b) proportion of service personnel who leave the armed forces secure new employment (i) within one month, (ii) between one month...

      RAF Cosford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his plans are for the future of RAF Cosford.

      Ministry of Defence: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department uses Office for National Statistics estimates of personal well-being when formulating policy; and what policies his Department...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the US envoy for Syria and (b) his American counterpart on whether there is evidence that Syrian Government...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civil servants there are at each grade in his Department.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of housing options for armed forces families.

      NATO: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 169203 on NATO: Military Exercises, what assets his Department had planned to deploy on Exercise...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the written statement of 14 December 2017, HCWS351,on Single Source Procurement Legislation: Review, when he plans to make the...

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the defence equipment plan 2018.

      Ministry of Defence: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the socio-economic background of people appointed to senior positions in his Department in the last five years.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Peers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, 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.

    • Mobile Phones: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he has made to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on ensuring that residents in Scotland will remain able to...

      Scotland Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what information his Department holds on the socio-economic background of people appointed to senior positions in his Department in the last five years.

      Scotland Office: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the number of days of sick leave taken by staff in his Department for mental health reasons in each year since 2010.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent progress he has made on UK-third country free trade agreements.

    • Department for International Trade: Peers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, 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.

      Overseas Trade: Africa

      What recent discussions he has had on trade and investment with African governments.

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      What recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on trade with Israel of the UK leaving the EU-Israel Association Agreement.

      Board of Trade

      What progress the Board of Trade has made on its work programme.

      Trade

      What his priorities are for the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting on 14 September 2018.

      Trade Agreements: USA

      What steps he is taking to secure a free trade agreement with the US.

      Exports: Saudi Arabia

      Whether his Department takes into account information from the Joint Incident Assessment Team when determining an application for a licence to export to Saudi Arabia.

  • Women and Equalities

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department requires operators of rail franchises to have a standard claims policy for delayed trains.

    • Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether guarantees are in place to ensure that self-service ticket machines provide the cheapest available tickets for the time of day and week on...

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the national roll out of the 26-30 railcard scheme.

      Railways: Invalid Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a mandatory requirement for companies to allow mobility scooters to carried on...

      Rail Delivery Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the remit of the Rail Delivery Group includes industrial relations in the rail industry.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if it his policy to maintain European Railway Agency rules in respect of specifications (a) on common track width and (b) uniform platform heights...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the conclusions of the report, UK Aviation Consumer Survey published by the Civil Aviation Authority 18 August 2018, what assessment...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress is being made on plans for electrification of the trans-pennine railway line.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many lorry drivers were fined for driving over their allotted time limits in 2017.

      Department for Transport: Peers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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.

      Thameslink Industry Readiness Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2018 to Question 149570 on Thameslink Industry Readiness Board, whether anybody not associated with the parties...

      M54: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Highways England road maintenance plan for the M54.

      Public Transport: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with Arriva buses to ensure that its statutory obligations relating to access to public transport in rural areas are upheld.

      Air Routes: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to meet representatives of Heathrow Airport to discuss the provision of additional flights to Scotland.

      Railways: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward proposals for the electricification of the Durham Coast Line to facilitate the future expansion of Tyne and Wear metro...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on pavement parking.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Government's review of pavement parking following the withdrawal of the Pavement Parking (Protection of Vulnerable...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of buses in (a) England and (b) the North East have next stop announcements.

      Motor Vehicles: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many roadside checks his Department carried out on commercial vehicles in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Department for Transport: Mobile Phones

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

      East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether all bids received for the East Midlands rail franchise have been compliant with the specifications of the tendering process set out by his...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions took place between his Department and Network Rail in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018 to determine the (i) readiness and...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he took to ensure that the new signalling system on the East Coast mainline was at the correct specification to accommodate the new...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals on drones.

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make representations with Northern Rail on improving disabled access in train stations (a) in Blackburn and (b) across the North of England.

      Railways: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage train operators to allow passengers' bikes on trains.

      Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's new guidance on community transport on the operation of (a) Age UK and (b) other charities.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department was first made aware of the delayed start to through-running on Crossrail.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Mayor of London advised him of the delays to Crossrail.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, published in April 2018, how much funding his Department has allocated to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.

      Roads: Accidents

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

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department holds information on the socio-economic background of people appointed to senior positions in his...

    • Diplomatic Service: Political Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance ambassadors receive about engaging in political activities.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Peers

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

      Antarctic: Environment Protection

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

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish a list of the mobile phone applications developed by his Department and its agencies in the last three...

      Catalonia: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the President of the Government of Catalonia.

      Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral statement by the Prime Minister of 5 September 2018, Official Report columns 167-187, Salisbury Update,...

      Sri Lanka: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to support investigations into cases of enforced disappearance in Sri Lanka; and if he will...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, published in April 2018, how much funding his Department has allocated to prepare...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government was aware that Barzeh had been found by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to be...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Tax Havens

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the press release, New UK aid package will stop dirty money in its tracks and recover millions of pounds for...

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of access to Saada by humanitarian relief organisations after the military operations in...

      Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the press release, New UK aid package to meet immediate needs of Palestinians through UN Relief and Works Agency,...

      Global Financing Facility

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to attend the Global Financing Facility in support of Every Woman Every Child Conference in Oslo in November 2018.

      Global Financing Facility

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will make it its policy to continue their contribution to the Global Financing Facility for Every Woman and Child...

      Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department is allocating to the global effort to tackle tuberculosis in the current Parliament.

      Department for International Development: Mobile Phones

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

      Global Financing Facility

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department plans to provide for the Global Financing Facility (GFF) for Every Woman Every Child initiative at the...

      Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she plans to launch the UK-aid food trade and resilience programme.

      Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who will provide expertise and advice to commercial companies under the UK-Aid food trade and resilience programme.

      Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which (a) multinational and (b) sub-Saharan African companies her Department plans to allocate funding from the Food Trade and...

      Africa: Overseas Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the press release, UK launches ambition to generate billions more investment in Africa to trigger transformational...

      Africa: Overseas Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the press release, UK launches ambition to generate billions more investment in Africa to trigger transformational...

      Ghana: Overseas Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the press release, UK Minister for Africa visits Ghana to show support for Ghana’s vision to move beyond aid,...

      Developing Countries: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 169666 on Developing Countries: Brexit, how her Department plans to work with...

      Mozambique: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on their investigation into the undisclosed loans by two...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the findings of the National Education Union and Child Poverty Action Group, Child poverty and education: A survey of the...

    • Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2018 to Question 168037 on Teachers: Pay, which specific forecasts have been scrutinised to allow the Department...

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that all state-funded schools are meeting their statutory obligation to teach religious education...

      Religion: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the quality of initial and continuing teacher training in religious education for primary school teachers.

      Bright Tribe Multi-academy Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when (a) he and (b) officials in his Department were made aware of the financial concerns relating to Bright Tribe academy trust; and what steps his...

      Students: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of University students who have accessed mental health services through (a) their university...

      Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the guidance, Staying put: arrangements for care leavers aged 18 years and above, published on 22 May 2013, what progress the...

      Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress the Government has made on its staying close scheme for children leaving residential care; and how many such children have been involved...

      Schools: Gedling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school places were available in Gedling in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been (a) charged and (b) prosecuted for fox hunting on National Trust land in each of the last five years.

    • Sewage: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Environment Agency is taking to reduce the number of incidents of outflow from sewage overflows in England...

      Sewage: Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the amount of sewage and waste water entering rivers and streams from...

      Foxes: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department has provided to local authorities on the elimination of foxes from urban areas.

      Forestry Commission: Parking Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many parking penalty charge notices were issued under the Forestry Commission Byelaws 1982 in 2017.

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures is he taking to reduce the amount of water leakage by water companies; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of houses in flood-affected post codes after storm Desmond have had flood protection measures...

      Floods: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of businesses that have been flooded by rising water levels on Lake...

      Fly-tipping and Litter: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to impose fines for littering and flytipping.

      Tree Planting: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of the 11 million trees his Department plans to be planted this Parliament will be planted in the first pilot...

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether Forestry Commission England has plans to report on progress on achieving the Government’s objective of...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, published in April 2018, how much funding his Department has allocated to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has conducted an impact assessment of the potential effects on businesses in (a) the North East and (b) the UK...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Economic Analysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will list all the external analysis that has been commissioned by his Department since its inception; and what amount of money...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will list (a) all the economic qualifications held by staff in his Department's Planning and Analysis Directorate and (b) what...

      Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2018 to Question 165184 on Brexit, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he is taking to ensure that the food requirements of each of the four nations of the UK are taken into account when...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he is taking to ensure that negotiations with the EU on the UK leaving the EU take into account the specific food needs of...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, 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 Exiting the European Union: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, 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...

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 66 of chapter 2 on page 64 of the paper, The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff in his Department are classed as contingent labour.

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on travel requirements for EU and UK holiday-makers after the UK has left...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Peers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, 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.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will hold discussions with car manufacturers in the West Midlands on frictionless car manufacturing supply chains.

      Companies: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many non-disclosure agreements the Government has signed with companies in relations to contingency plan for the UK leaving the...

      UK Relations With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to Answer of 6 September to Question 169670 on UK Relations with EU, whether his Department is seeking to develop a new...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has sought legal advice on (a) holding a second referendum on EU membership and (b) reversing Article 50.

  • Attorney General

    • Convictions

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking with regional police forces to help secure convictions.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many times his expert panel on EU exit has met since January 2018.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Civil Proceedings: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps is he taking to improve access to the civil courts for people with limited financial means.

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) six month and (b) 12 month prison sentences on reducing reoffending.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the reoffending rate for people receiving a prison sentence of less than 12 months in the latest period for which figures...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he has plans to remove the same roof rule from the criminal injuries compensations scheme.

      Prisons: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the average time taken for security clearance for healthcare professionals applying for roles in prison.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria his Department used when selecting the establishments for inclusion in the 10 Prisons Project; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, published in April 2018, how much funding his Department has allocated to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.

      Protection of Badgers Act 1992

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 16 April 2018 to Question 134447 and the Court Outcomes by Police Force Area data tool published on 17 May 2018, how...

      Knives: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions for selling a bladed article to a person under 18 years of age there have been in each of the last five years.

      Debt Collection: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has plans to introduce independent regulation for the bailiff industry in order to prevent the use of aggressive and intimidating...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time is for a social security tribunal hearing in each of the last five years for people living in the Easington constituency.

      Prisons: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many trained search teams are available to HM Prison Service.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the underlying causes of violence within HM Prisons Service; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office EU Unit: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the White Paper, The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, published in July 2018, Cm 9593, how many...

    • Employment: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the change in the number of people working in the public sector has been since 2010.

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment the Government has made of the cost to benefit ratio of the Gov.UK Verify service.

      Construction: Electrical Engineering

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what processes are in place to enable public sector procurement organisations to monitor the competency of electrical workers on Government-funded...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Minister of Cabinet Office, how many disabled people entered the workforce in (a) 2010 and (b) 2018.

      Cabinet Office: Peers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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.

      Cabinet Office: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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 Transport

    • Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have been given assurances that the £14 billion proposed costs for the Heathrow Airport expansion cover the full capacity increase to 130 million...

    • Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to ensure that (1) the costs of Heathrow Airport expansion do not rise above £14 billion, and (2) that airlines,...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what process will be used to determine who will be the developer and operator of the new terminal at Heathrow Airport.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which competition between existing and new terminal facilities at Heathrow Airport might be beneficial to...

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House what explanations she has received from the Home Office about that Department's failure to answer within 10 working days three questions for written answer (HL9827,...

    • Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House what steps she has taken to draw the failure of the Home Office to answer within 10 working days three questions for written answer which were tabled on 24 July...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Attorney General’s Office policies have been assessed against the Family Test; and whether they will publish any such assessments.

  • Department for International Development

    • Usa: Unrwa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the United States following the announcement that the US government will no longer fund the United Nations...

    • Palestinians: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that the schools for Palestinian children operated by United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees can...

      Ross Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 7 December 2017 (HL3634), how much of the Ross Fund has now been (1) allocated, and (2) disbursed.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much DfID spent directly targeting reproductive health under the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee codes (1) 13010, (2) 13021, (3) 13022, (4)...

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much DfID spent directly targeting HIV and AIDS under the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee codes (1) 13041, and (2) 13042 in the financial years...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of DfID’s total overseas development aid was spent on sexual and reproductive health and rights in (a) 2015–16, (b) 2016–17, and...

      Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they provided to UNAIDS in (1) core, and (2) non-core funding in (a) 2015–16, (b) 2016–17, and (c) 2017–18.

      Iraq: Yazidis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much humanitarian assistance they have given to the Yazidis in northern Iraq in each year since 2014; and what form this assistance takes within the current UK...

      UN Population Fund: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made, if any, to the (1) core, and (2) non-core, funding of the UN Population Fund in (a) 2015–16, (b) 2016–17, and (c)...

      International Planned Parenthood Federation: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made, if any, to the (1) core, and (2) non-core, funding of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in (a) 2015–16,...

      World Health Organisation: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made, if any, to the (1) core, and (2) non-core, funding of the World Health Organisation in (a) 2015–16, (b) 2016–17,...

      UN Women: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made, if any, to the (1) core, and (2) non-core, funding of UN Women in (a) 2015–16, (b) 2016–17, and (c) 2017–18.

      UNICEF: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made, if any, to the (1) core, and (2) non-core, funding of UNICEF in (a) 2015–16, (b) 2016–17, and (c) 2017–18.

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide assistance to students paying over six per cent in interest on their tuition fees and maintenance loans.

    • Grafton College of Management Sciences: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report published by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in June on Grafton College of Management Sciences.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied and separated children seeking asylum have accessed exceptional case funding for legal aid in each year since 2012.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bicycles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prohibition of visitors bringing their folding bikes into the DEFRA office at 2 Marsham Street in London; and whether that...

    • Origin Marking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect products that benefit from protected geographical or traditional status under EU legislation.

  • Home Office

    • White Helmets: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether members of the White Helmets and their families evacuated from Syria vis Israel have arrived in the UK.

    • Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will issue new guidance following the case of PK(Ghana) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 98.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in the UK had one or both parents placed in immigration detention in each calendar year since 2010; what were the ages of those children; for...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, and (2) refugees of all ages, with close family members in the UK have so far been identified by...

      Asylum: Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Sri Lankans (1) applied for asylum, and (2) had applications approved in each year since 2008, broken down by ethnicity.

      Immigration: Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many immigration applications from Sri Lankan nationals were granted in each year from 2008, broken down by ethnicity.

      Asylum: English Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they provide to asylum seekers aged 19 or older who are eligible for a 50 per cent contribution to the costs of English language classes through the...

      Commission for Countering Extremism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the (1) work programme, (2) remit, and (3) terms of reference, of any studies by the Commission for Countering-Extremism.

      Madeleine McCann

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 2 May (HL7044), whether any request had been made by the Metropolitan Police Service to extend...

      Missing Persons: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any funding requests other than Operation Grange have been received from the Metropolitan Police Service in the last year relating to the search for...

      Greater Manchester Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) police officers, and (2) police community support officers, were employed in Greater Manchester in each of the last ten years.

      Home Office: Families

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

      Offensive Weapons: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any correlation between the reductions in youth services provision and police numbers and the levels of gun and knife...

      Asylum: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to compensate the 17 people who received decisions from the Home Office last year on asylum claims that they had submitted more than 15...

      Passports: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to take any action to compensate those British-born children of EU citizens settled in the UK who were turned down for passports...

      Asylum: Yemen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of asylum decisions concerning people from Yemen that have been overturned on appeal.

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the recently announced scheme to make 2,500 agricultural visas available to non-EU workers will be sufficient to solve the labour shortage in the sector;...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether in the event of a no-deal Brexit they intend to implement unilaterally the immigration element of the citizens' rights agreement reached with the EU in...

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that LGBT people seeking asylum, who have experienced torture and forms of violence that may be difficult to disclose, have...

      Visas: Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Office has received any representations from the (1) Department of Health and Social Care, or (2) Department for International Development, about...

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