Written answers

Monday, 17 September 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Official Cars: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vehicles have been procured for the Government Car Service since 2015; and what the country of origin is of each such vehicle.

    • Piccadilly Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of Transport for London on the timeframe for the order for new trains for the Piccadilly Line.

      Network Rail: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with Network Rail on the effect of Network Rail's policies on railway arches on small businesses that are tenants.

      Department for Transport: Public Appointments

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

      Motorway Service Areas: Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made to increase the number of changing places toilets in service stations.

      Great Western Railway: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the amount of fare income that First Great Western derived from first class travel in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and...

      East-West Rail Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what signalling system is planned to be used on the East-West rail link.

      Northern: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 13 July 2018, 20 July 2018 and 10 September 2018 to Questions 161175, 164445 and 167289, if he will make an assessment of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Eggborough Power Station: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the proposed closure of Eggborough Power Station; and if he will make a statement.

    • Solar Power: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the export tariff for solar PV for energy exported to the grid will be maintained at 5.24 per kilo watt hour...

      Construction: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to promote productivity in the construction sector.

      Energy Supply: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of establishing a publicly-owned not-for-profit energy...

      Natural Gas: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in the UK are not connected to the mains gas grid; and if he will make a statement.

      Carbon Emissions: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate has been made of potential additional CO2 emissions created as a result of increased trade with countries...

      Electricity Interconnectors: Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to develop electricity grid connections with countries in continental Europe.

      Home Energy and Lifestyle Management: Kilmarnock and Loudoun

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2018 to Question 154750 on Home Energy and Lifestyle Management: Kilmarnock and...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the role of prosumers in the transition to a low carbon economy.

      Research: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the (a) potential value of bilateral research between the UK and India in 2022 and (b)...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of his Department's staff are based in his Department's Sheffield office at St...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to introduce an exemption for charities from authorised supply capacity charges relating...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) implications for his policies of the 2018 National Grid Future Energy Scenarios...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps (a) his Department and (b) Ofgem plan to take to ensure that distribution networks are prepared to meet...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps Ofgem are taking to reduce electricity losses in the transmission and distribution systems; and what...

      Natural Gas: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland are not connected to the mains gas...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland are on a Standard Variable Tariff...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland will be better off as a result of...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect on consumers’ energy bills of the phasing...

      Cement and Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is aware of any way of making (a) steel and (b) cement without using coal as a heat source and...

      Solar Power: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has been made of the cost to the public purse of redundancies as a result of proposals to close of the...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if all SMETS1 meters are now interoperable.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Prime Minister's statement of 16 April 2018 on Syria, Official Report columns 39-44, what the evidential...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Social Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the number of people (a) applying for and (b) taking up a place...

    • Social Work: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support universities to recruit students to Social Work programmes; and if he will make a statement.

      Restaurants and Take-away Food: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on small businesses of proposed mandatory calorie counts on all restaurant and...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Odgers Berndtson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department paid the company Odgers Berndtson for recruitment services in each of the last eight years.

      Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Partnership: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the remuneration is for the Chair of Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the complaints procedures are for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs); how CCGs are held accountable; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS 111: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many members of staff aged under 18 have been employed by NHS 111 in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      NHS 111: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of NHS 111 staff are clinically trained.

      Sepsis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of sepsis there were in each region of England in each of the last ten years for which figures are available.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce rates of hospital-acquired infections.

      Sepsis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to help ensure that opportunities for diagnosis and intervention in sepsis are detected early.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the primary outcome results of the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial.

      Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cancer related operations have been carried out at (a) Royal Lancaster Infirmary, (b) Furness General Hospital and (c)...

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many births were recorded at (a) Royal Lancaster Infirmary, (b) Furness General Hospital and (c) Westmorland General Hospital in each...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the decline in the number of student nurse applications since 2016; and if he will make a...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to reintroduce bursaries for nursing degrees; and if he will make a statement.

      Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to maximise stem cell donor registration.

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria is used to determine the referral of families to tertiary centres for the management of epilepsy.

      NHS: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Answer of 24 July 2018 to Question 166138 on NHS: Data Protection, if he will make an assessment of the financial effect...

      General Practitioners: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support the Government provided to GP surgeries to prepare for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      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 abolition of prescription charges.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the socio-economic background of people appointed to senior positions in his Department in the...

      NHS: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to minimise the use of automated telephone messages by (a) the NHS and (b) general practices.

      Fire Prevention: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to tackle the fire risk to (a) vulnerable adults and (b) young children in hospitals.

      Health Services: Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made in increasing (a) the number of and (b) access to Changing Places toilets in hospitals and other health settings.

      Hospitals: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS hospitals operate at a staff vacancy rate of 11 per cent or higher in (a) Harlow, (b) Essex, (c) East of England and (d) England.

      Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been supplied with NHS-funded hearing aids in each clinical commissioning group area in each of the last five years...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’s proposal for a...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Sick Leave

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

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Public Appointments

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

    • Africa: Think Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate her Department has made of the number of think tanks located in each African country it operates in.

      Department for International Development: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the number of days of sick leave taken by staff in her Department for mental health reasons in each year...

  • Department for Education

    • Single Sex Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students in (a) Coventry South constituency, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England attend single-sex secondary schools.

    • Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of examination marking for (a) GCSEs, (b) BTECs and (c) A-Levels in each of the last five years.

      Academies: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many complaints have been made to the Education Funding Agency relating to (a) academies and (b) free schools in the last three years; and what...

      Academies: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the value is of the total assets held by (a) academies and (b) free schools; and what proportion of such assets were formerly held by public bodies.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills plans to respond to the letter of 9 July 2018 from the hon. Member for Lincoln on...

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of school days missed by girls due to being unable to afford sanitary products.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of apprenticeship starts since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April 2017.

      Service Industries: T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on the introduction of T-Levels in the hospitality sector.

      Service Industries: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to promote apprenticeship opportunities in the catering and hospitality sector.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he made an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendations of the Report of the Zahid Mubarek inquiry, published in June 2006, when...

    • Zahid Mubarek Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has plans to implement the recommendations of the Report of the Zahid Mubarek inquiry, published in June 2006.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timeframe is for HMP Berwyn to operate at full capacity.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contingency plans his Department has made in the event that HMP Berwyn does not operate at full capacity.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) double cells and (b) single cells were occupied at HMP Berwyn at 31 July 2018.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether it is the policy of HMP Berwyn to require inmates to share cells only in the event that a single cell is unavailable.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what purposeful activities have been made available to inmates at HMP Berwyn since February 2017.

      Berwyn Prison: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the number of staff employed at each pay band at HMP Berwyn since February 2017.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question 167333 on Prisons, what criteria his Department will use to classify existing prison...

  • Treasury

    • Housing: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to help people move on from their first property and move up the housing ladder.

    • Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to increase the marriage allowance.

      Public Houses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending Business Rate Relief for pubs after the 2018-19 tax year.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to reduce beer duty.

      Public Houses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made of an assessment of the potential merits of launching a consultation into the long-term viability of the pub industry.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many parents currently benefit from tax-free childcare; and how many parents were projected to benefit at this stage of the roll-out in the March 2014...

      Food: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland administration on support for the food and drink manufacturing sector.

      Nurses: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health in Northern Ireland on the provision of additional funding for NHS...

      Diesel Fuel: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the cost of diesel fuel.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Devolution: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on devolution in the Cheshire West and Chester local authority area.

    • Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the fire regulatory framework in ensuring fires do not spread...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of days of sick leave taken by staff in his Department for mental health...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 30 July 2018 to Question 166515, what estimate she has made of the proportion of universal credit claims closed and...

    • Maternity Allowance: Self-Employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the provision of maternity allowance for self-employed people.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average weekly charge per household was in (a) Birkenhead constituency, (b) Liverpool City Region and (c) the UK of the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the socio-economic background of people appointed to senior positions in his...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many visits Natural England make to landholdings in cull zones to ensure that reasonable biosecurity controls are being...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to minimise the proportion of household income that is spent on food after the UK leaves...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of days of sick leave taken by staff in his Department for mental health reasons in...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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

    • Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure that the benefits accrued by the UK in trade liberalisation between the EU and Israel are not lost when...

    • Israel: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to achieve future trade liberalisation between Israel and the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Trade Agreements: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to his oral contribution of 16 July 2018, Official Report columns 41-52, if he will consult rights organisations in countries with...

      Department for International Trade: Public Appointments

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

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the potential benefits for future UK trade of improved integration...

  • Department for Transport

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 17 July (HL9180), what is the process for collecting the Heavy Goods Vehicle Levy (HGV) levy from...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that HS2 follows it own procedures fairly and comprehensively on issues of land and property access, and compensation.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Complaints

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints about HS2 have been submitted to the Independent HS2 Construction Commissioner; of those, how many have been (1) upheld, and (2) rejected; and...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many vehicles have been clamped for non-payment of road tax in each year since 2011.

      Motor Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the use of a segmented windscreen triple disc to indicate the date of expiry of MOT, insurance and road...

      Bus Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people travelled by bus in (1) 2015, and (2) 2017, in (a) London, (b) the Metropolitan areas, and (3) the shire counties.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the total financial support received by the bus industry from public funds has changed between 2015 and 2017.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they propose to take following the call of the Director of Labour Market Enforcement on 18 August for further measures to tackle violations of...

    • Unfair Practices: Competition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to continue to sanction in accordance with EU law large corporations who abuse their dominant market position after Brexit.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the UK's energy supply is derived from renewable sources; and what are those sources.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding its access to, and development of, Gaza’s oil and gas reserves.

    • Saudi Arabia: Canada

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia following the imposition of trade sanctions by Saudi Arabia against Canada.

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel (1) for the release of the vessels Al-Awda and Freedom, which were seized in July and August,...

      Libya: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what international action they are participating in to prevent exploitations, abuse and maltreatment of migrants and refugees in Libya (1) in detention camps, and...

      Israel: Druze

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the religious and civic freedoms of the Druze minority in Israel.

      Palestinians: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the religious and civic freedoms of Maronites in Palestine.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 11 April 2017 (HL6378), what steps they are planning to take to secure Nazanin...

      Iraq: Yazidis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with other EU and US aid administrations, and the Iraqi Kurdish authorities, about the rehabilitation of Yazidi families in Sinjar...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Public Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the process for developing Public Health England’s upcoming reproductive health action plan referenced on page 5 of Public Health...

    • Public Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding is being made available to Public Health England to support the implementation of proposals contained in their report A consensus statement:...

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 23 July (HL9378), what steps they intend to take to address the under-diagnosis of maternal mental illness...

      Health Visitors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many visits from a health visitor a new mother in England should receive in the three months after giving birth; what is the length of each visit; and how...

      Health Visitors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training health visitors receive to enable them to identify incipient and actual cases of ante-natal depression, post-natal depression, and other maternal...

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that members of Parliament and members of the House of Lords will have an opportunity to meet with Public Health England to discuss the...

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to secure funding for existing prescribed medicines withdrawal centres.

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of substance misuse services and, in particular, whether they may bring patients off the use of prescribed...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 7 June (HL Deb, col 1405), what assessment they have made of the credibility of the National Institute for...

  • Department for Education

    • Gambling: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what education is provided in schools about the potential adverse mental health risks associated with gambling.

    • Airbus: North Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide alternative apprenticeship opportunities in North Wales if Airbus move their operations to Europe following Brexit.

      Home Education: GCSE

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many GCSE entries were made for students who were home educated in the 2017–18 academic year.

      Home Education: Inspections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many home school inspections were made in the 2017–18 academic year.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to discourage schools from "gaming" performance table results by entering pupils for inappropriate qualifications.

      Horticulture: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ofsted has raised any concerns about the delivery and quality of the horticultural element of the National Curriculum since it was included in the Curriculum.

      Primary Education: Class Sizes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take action against those infant and junior schools in England which exceed the statutory pupil numbers in their classes.

      Academies: Audit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who appoints the auditors for multi-academy trusts; and whether the auditors' report is open to inspection by school governors.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: West Sussex

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their announcement that they aim to eliminate rough sleeping by 2027, what assessment they have made of changes to West Sussex County Council’s...

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, in the light of their statement reported on 19 August that “work is under way on 70 per cent of social housing with unsafe...

      Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish any impact assessment made when the grant criteria for supporting Neighbourhood Forums preparing Neighbourhood Plans in unparished areas...

      Move on Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Move On Fund to help those moving on from hostels and refuges began to operate; and how many units of accommodation it has so far provided.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risks associated with installing combustible window panels on social housing tower blocks.

      Wandle: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the governance arrangements at Wandle Housing, following the decision by the Regulator of Social Housing to downgrade its...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes, if any, they have made to the advice that they give to local authorities and other social housing providers following the fire at Grenfell Tower.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they take to ensure that funding is distributed between local authorities in a fair and equitable manner.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Type 26 Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date the first Type 26 frigate will be in service with the Royal Navy.

    • HMS Prince of Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the planned date for HMS Prince of Wales to leave Rosyth for sea trials.

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is planned for the first Type 31e to replace HMS Argyll when she leaves service; and how long she will have been in commission at that date.

      Veterans: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what precise measures have been developed by the armed services to ensure that those leaving service have adequate accommodation and avoid rough sleeping...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Starlings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of studies by the British Trust for Ornithology which show that the population of starlings has fallen by 66 per cent since the 1970s.

    • Sewage: Water Treatment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research by the Environment Department at the University of York which found that worms, maggots and flies at sewage treatment...

      Starlings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of low concentrations of anti-depressants on the courtship and breeding of starlings.

  • Home Office

    • Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police forces in England and Wales have disbanded their specialist child protection teams and allocated their work to Criminal Investigation Departments.

    • Sir Edward Heath

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, futher to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 July (HL Deb, cols 963–5), what are their reasons for not establishing an inquiry into...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in total have been transferred to the UK to date under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016; and of the remaining places, how many children in...

      Marriage: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 5 September (HL Deb, col 1787), what plans they have to review the minimum age of marriage in...

      Commission for Countering Extremism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the joint statement published by Prevent Watch on 27 July about the Commission for Countering Extremism’s "evidence drive";...

      Visas: Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current additional cost of a UK visa applied for in Mirpur, compared to one applied for in Lahore, Karachi or Islamabad; whether they have sought to...

      Gerry's International

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the current agreement with Gerry's International (PvT) Ltd for visa services will expire.

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the independent Migration Advisory Committee to complete its review of the shortage occupation lists; whether they will publish the findings of...

      Visas: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to introduce the Tier 3 visa for unskilled migrants in order to meet labour shortages.

      Visas: Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to making more Tier 5 visas available for the Medical Training Initiative.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Health Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have temporarily to return health powers from the Northern Ireland Assembly to Westminster to avoid any winter health crisis.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Political Parties: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to commence section 106 of the Equality Act 2010.

    • Political Parties: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 January (HL Deb, cols 527–528), what steps they have taken to consult political parties on...

      Home Office: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 July (HL Deb, col 1413), when the reply to Catherine Utley will be sent to her.

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