Written answers

Thursday, 20 September 2018

  • Home Office

    • Libya: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps the Government has taken to counter Daesh in Libya.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Crimes of Violence and Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which five prisons in the Male Category C estate reported the highest number of (a) assaults and (b) self-harm incidents occurring in 2017.

    • Prisons: Crimes of Violence and Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which five prisons in the male local estate reported the highest number of (a) assaults and (b) self-harm incidents occurring in 2017.

      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.

      Ministry of Justice: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Living Wage

      To ask the Attorney General, how many staff in his Department that work (a) inside and (b) outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the Real Living Wage.

    • Attorney General: Working Hours

      To ask the Attorney General, what the weekly contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in his Department.

      Attorney General: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, how many staff are (a) employed directly by, (b) seconded to and (c) work under contract to his Department.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Tourism: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what figures the Government holds on the number of EU citizens working in the UK tourism industry in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018.

    • Voting Behaviour

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to increase the level of participation in elections.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Candidates: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to encourage more women to stand for public office.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) permanent employees, (2) agency staff, (3) consultants, and (4) contractors are employed on the HS2 Phase 1 project.

    • Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ratify the 2014 Montreal Protocol to help to ensure that they have the appropriate enforcement powers against disruptive air passengers.

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and to what extent, bus emissions of pollutants have reduced in the last five years; and what reduction in bus emissions they anticipate in the next...

      East Coast Railway Line: Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which organisation made the decision to order the new Azuma trains; what is the extent of any technical problems with the Azuma trains; what plans are in...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received the road casualty data for London for 2017; and if not, when they expect to receive that data.

      Thameslink Industry Readiness Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the composition of the Industry Readiness Board which examined plans for the new rail timetables; and on what dates that Board has met in the last year.

      South West Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans exist to upgrade the power supply on the South West Main Line; what is the estimated cost of the upgrade; who will fund it; and when those...

      Bakerloo Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Mayor of London about the proposed extension of the Bakerloo line.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Serbia: Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the proposed agreement between the governments of Serbia and Kosovo concerning mutual frontier modifications.

    • Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any influence by the government of Turkey over the expulsion from several countries of individuals allegedly linked to the Gulen...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Psychiatry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether consultant psychiatrists who have assessed or treated patients with mental illnesses remain responsible for those patients when they are moved to other...

    • Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the devolved administrations regarding the supply of medicine to the devolved nations in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

      Gender Recognition: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the NHS document A guide for young trans people in the UK stereotypes gender characteristics and advises young...

      Speech and Language Disorders: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation in the report by I CAN and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Bercow: Ten Years...

      Speech and Language Disorders: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that NHS England, NHS Improvement, Public Health England and Health Education England use the evidence and findings in the report by...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the publication of their response to the Consultation on Transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper and Next...

  • Department for Education

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offenders: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all prisons in England and Wales ensure that those leaving on discharge have plans for suitable and affordable accommodation.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Councillors: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of elected local councillors, at all levels of local government, in Wales in (1) 1988, (2) 1998, (3) 2008, and (4) 2018.

  • Home Office

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will conduct an independent review of how the Prevent programme is currently operating before placing any additional responsibilities on local...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where each of Her Majesty's Trade Commissioners are based; for which countries each has responsibility; what are the priority countries within each...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Plastics

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what action is being taken by the House of Lords Administration to reduce its use of plastic.

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