Written answers

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • A1: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for the temporary 40mph speed limit on the A1 at Buckden and A1(M) north to be removed; and if he will make a statement.

    • Cycling: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve safety for cyclists on roads in Coventry.

      Roads: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of road accidents involving telegraph poles or road signs in Coventry since 2010.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of cyclists who have died due to potholes on roads in (a) Coventry and (b) England in each year for...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government plans to complete its evidence gathering on the issue of pavement parking including how it is addressed in legislation.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2018 to Question 133707 on parking: pedestrian areas, when his Department will publish its conclusions from its...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons pavement parking is permitted outside London; and if he will make a statement.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2018 to Question 139598, what steps he has taken to improve the availability of safe, secure and appropriate parking...

  • Treasury

    • Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2018 to Question 171310 on Brexit, what proportion of that funding has been allocated to (a) the devolved...

    • Local Government: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding his Department has allocated in the form of private finance initiative (a) grants and (b) credits to each local authority in each...

      Parks: Coventry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on funding for the protection on green spaces in...

      Business: Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) overall amount and (b) proportion of tax revenue raised from the contributions of businesses with a turnover of...

      Public Expenditure: East of England

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the representations in the East of England APPG Submission to Autumn Budget 2018; and if he will make a statement.

      Treasury: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department are classified as contingent labour.

      Business: Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of revenue to the Exchequer raised from businesses with (a) 0-9 employees, (b) 0-49 employees and (c) a...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the contribution of the Prime Minister on 12 September 2018 during Prime Minister's Questions, when he plans to bring forward proposals...

      Ports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the White Paper, The Future Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union, published in July 2018, what assessment he...

      Treasury: Living Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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.

      Devolution: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to publish the next edition of the Statement of funding policy: funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and...

      Devolution: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 63 of document entitled Statement of funding policy: funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from self-employed people on the potential extension of IR35 off-payroll tax to the private sector; and what...

      Treasury: Living Wage

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

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with the EU on the EU classification of sanitary items for VAT purposes.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Power Failures: York Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many unplanned power outages there have been in the York Central area in each year since 2010.

    • Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of energy customers in Wallasey constituency who are on (a)...

      Offshore Industry: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to section 3.8, page 28 of Oil and Gas UK’s Economic Report 2018, published on 11 September 2018,...

      Offshore Industry: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) subsea and (b) platform wells were decommissioned on the UK Continental Shelf in each year since 2015.

      New Businesses: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of Growth Hubs in supporting women who want to start and grow a...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff in his Department are classified as contingent labour.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, how much funding his Department has allocated to prepare for the UK to...

      Citizens Advice: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the level of Government funding for the Citizens Advice Service in (a) Wirral and (b) Merseyside was in each of...

      Global Navigation Satellite Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the (a) cost to and (b) liabilities on the public purse of developing a UK alternative to...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working in (i) his Department and (ii)...

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) businesses have used the Small Business Commissioner's website to resolve late payment disputes, (b) late...

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made on strengthening the Prompt Payment Code; and whether he plans to include in the...

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many complaints his Department has received from suppliers dissatisfied with the late payment practices of...

      Industrial Disputes: Ballots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his answer of 18 July 2018 to Question 163805 on Industrial Disputes: Ballots, when that meeting is planned...

      Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an estimate of the number of people employed by umbrella companies.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • USA: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with US counterparts on the International Criminal Court.

    • Burma: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he had with his US counterpart on a possible referral of the situation in Myanmar to the International...

      Cambodia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Cambodia on the political freedoms in that country.

      Turkey: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on the forest fires in the Turkish province of Tunceli.

      Turkey: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Turkish Government’s efforts to extinguish forest fires in (a)...

      Turkey: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government has provided to the Alevi community in the Turkish province of Tunceli following forest fires in...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Government of Israel following the Israel Supreme Court’s...

      Iran: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Iranian Government in relation to the recent missile attack on an Iranian Kurdish camp...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department are classified as contingent labour.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff (a) are employed directly by (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract to his Department.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Living Wage

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

      Syria: Druze

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has held with his international counterparts on securing the release of Druze hostages in Syria.

      China: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 165671 on China: Detainees, what recent estimate he has made of the level of...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he had with his Emirati counterpart in London last week on the conflict in Yemen; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department that work (a) inside and (b) outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the London Living...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in his Department.

      GCHQ and National Cyber Security Centre: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the average tenure is of a cyber specialist working at (a) GCHQ and (b) the National Cyber Security Centre.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's policy is on procuring (a) goods and (b) services from UK companies.

    • Cabinet Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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.

      Cabinet Office: Living Wage

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

      Cabinet Office: Working Hours

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the weekly contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in his Department.

      Census: Gender Recognition and Sexuality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Census (Amendment) Bill before the Scottish Parliament, whether he has plans to include in the 2021 Census White Paper, proposals...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the commitments made by the UK at the Anti-Corruption Summit 2016, when the Crown Commercial Service plans to introduce a new check...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to require bidders to declare (a) convictions under Section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 and (b) similar additional...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the UK has excluded a company from public procurement for reasons of corruption.

      Cabinet Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department are classified as contingent labour.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the number of people turned away from polling booths during the Voter ID pilot at the Local Elections was in comparison to the number of people...

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total cost to the public purse was of the Boundary Commission Review.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many criminal incidents which included the use of a bladed weapon were reported to the police in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Cybercrime: USA

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2017 to Question 106493 on Cybercrime: USA, whether the National Cyber Security Centre plans to publish the...

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Minister of the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that all Government suppliers are signatories of the Prompt Payment Code.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made preparations for reduced staff levels in the NHS in the event that the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

    • Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS spends on (a) supporting and (b) promoting careers in medicine to young people from deprived communities.

      Allergies: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is to resolve the national shortage of EpiPen 0.3mg Auto-Injectors.

      General Practitioners: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will clarify whether (a) pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 168973, GP practices will not be allowed to charge...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for research into the causes of ME; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Leadership Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how and where the NHS Leadership Academy's courses are delivered.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has compiled information on the number of NHS staff whose immigration status would be affected by the UK leaving...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report, Leak reveals worst case scenario for nursing after Brexit, published by the Health Service Journal on 6...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the money that would be accrued to the public purse of the introduction of charges by NICE for companies...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what facilities in the UK offer high-energy proton beam cancer therapy treatment in (a) the NHS and (b) the private sector.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS England patients have been treated with high-energy proton beam cancer therapy in England and Wales in each of the last five...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the capacity of high-energy proton beam cancer therapy in the UK for NHS patients.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the potential effect of legalising cannabis-oil medicines on the availability of...

      Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to seek to ensure the continuity of British citizens’ entitlement to health care in EU Member...

      General Practitioners: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS Digital General and Personal Medical Services workforce data, for what reason the number of patients per FTE GP...

      First Aid: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of supply and (b) demand for bleeding control packs in designated public places.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients under the age of (a) 25 and (b) 16 have been referred out of the area for mental health treatment in each year since 2009.

      Mental Health Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for a mental health bed in Yorkshire and the Humber in each year since 2008-09.

      NHS Trusts: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS Improvement, Performance of the NHS provider sector for the quarter ended 30 June 2018, what the underlying gross...

      Mental Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to implement the Law Commission's recommendations with regard to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) under...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff in his Department are classified as contingent labour.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of medication errors made each year in the NHS.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the use of automated medicine cabinets on the level of deaths as a result of...

      NHS: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he has issued to NHS establishments on improving environmental best practice.

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 170887, whether his Department plans to provide a formal response to the...

      Everolimus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve access to Everolimus for patients with epilepsy related to tuberous sclerosis complex.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff (a) are employed directly by (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract to his Department.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Living Wage

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

      General Practitioners: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of additional GPs that will be needed in (a) Merseyside and (b) Wirral by 2020.

      Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Property Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many meetings of the NHS Property Board (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have attended in 2018 to date.

      NHS Property Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS Property Services will be making a submission to the development of the long term plan for the NHS.

      NHS: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many wholly-owned companies formed by (a) NHS Trusts and (b) NHS Foundation Trusts pay staff below the Living Wage.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff in his department that work (a) inside and (b) outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the London Living Wage.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in his Department.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135248 on Nurses: Training, what the planned publication date is of that update.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 135422, when his Department plans to publish the information commissioned from UCAS...

      Royal Liverpool Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of bringing the new Royal Liverpool hospital into public ownership.

      Health Professions: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) doctors and (b) dentists have died by suicide in each of the last five years; what the average age of such doctors and...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with trade unions on reducing staff turnover.

      East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received from the East of England Ambulance Service on the potential use of military personnel to cover staff...

      Mental Health Services: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Care Quality Commission's report, Sexual safety on mental health wards, published in September 2018, what plans he...

      Parc Prison: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the conclusions on mental health funding of the Independent...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations her Department has made to the Palestinian Ministry of Education on removing examples of incitement from school...

    • Bangladesh: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the policy paper Bangladesh Sexual and Gender Based Violence Assessment, Dhaka and Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 14 to 21...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government plans to maintain the current level of funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency in the next departmental...

      Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 170891, what steps she plans to take to assess whether the measures announced...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 169665 on development aid, how much of the £3,736 million is spent in...

      Developing Countries: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 169664 on developing countries: overseas trade, what assessment her Department...

      Refugees: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the study by the International Finance Corporation and the UN Refugee Agency on Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya,...

      Developing Countries: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support long-term internally displaced people.

      Department for International Development: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in her Department that work (a) inside and (b) outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the Real Living Wage.

      Department for International Development: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in her Department that work (a) inside and (b) outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the London Living Wage.

      Department for International Development: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in her Department.

      Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff (a) are employed directly by (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract to his Department.

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference the announcement of £200 million of funding for the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme, how...

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the announcement of £200 million funding for the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme, how...

      Developing Countries: Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the announcement of £200 million funding for the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme, which...

      Kenya: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the announcement of £36 million of funding for family planning in Kenya, how much of that funding will be spent...

      Palestinians: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question 167103 on Palestinians: ICT, what plans she has to promote the development of...

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, how much funding her Department has allocated to prepare for the UK to leave the EU.

      Sanitary Protection: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of addressing period poverty on achieving Sustainable Development Goal number...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department's programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last three...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which organisations her Department allocates funding to for programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which three programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo receive the largest amount of funding from her Department.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps has she taken to assess the value for money of aid spending in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Iraq: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance the UK is providing to livelihood creation for (a) internally displaced persons in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on student (a) happiness and (b) satisfaction in secondary schools.

    • Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on A-Level grade attainment of the increase in the number of students receiving unconditional offers from...

      Schools: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will conduct a review of (a) the financial sustainability of rural secondary schools and (b) contingency planning for communities...

      Schools: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will assess the (a) effect of pupil-led funding on the financial viability of small rural schools in sparsely populated areas and (b)...

      Youth Work: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2018 to Question 169504, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of youth work courses...

      Sixth Form Education: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the (a) planned and (b) actual expenditure on 16-19 education was in each of the last three years in Wallasey constituency.

      Citizenship: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils enrolled in the GCSE Citizenship course in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England in 2018.

      Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the increase in the attainment gap between white boys eligible for free school meals and white boys not eligible for free school...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy schools were waiting to be re-brokered at 1 September 2018.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 170788 on Schools: Fees and Charges, what information his Department holds on the use of the...

      Foreign Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on ensuring that UK students have opportunities to attend universities abroad for a year through (a) the Erasmas Programme and (b)...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated for new school builds and extensions in the next two years.

      Class Sizes: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the pupil to teacher ratio was in primary schools in Wallasey constituency in each year since 2010.

      Class Sizes: East Hampshire and Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the pupil to teacher ratio was in secondary schools in (a) Wallasey constituency and (b) East Hampshire in each year since 2010.

      Arts: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have studied at least two arts subjects at GCSE level in (a) Wallasey and (b) East Hampshire in each of the last five years.

      Students: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on setting up a working group on the transition students face when going to university as part of his measures...

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the numbers of pupils completing the English Baccalaureate in (a) Coventry South constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West...

      Department for Education: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, how much funding his Department has allocated to prepare for the UK to leave the EU.

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of applications that the Centre for Public Appointments has received for the post of Social Mobility Commissioner were...

      Higher Education: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) all pupils and (b) pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in (i) The North West (ii) Merseyside and (iii) Wallasey...

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether (a) Odgers Berndtson and (b) any other human resources firm has received funding for services for appointments to the Social Mobility...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Altcourse Prison: Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Prison Custody Officers were certified in HMP Altcourse as at 1 April (a) 2010, (b) 2012, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018.

    • Oakwood Prison: Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Prison Custody Officers were certified in HMP Oakwood as at 1 April (a) 2010, (b) 2012, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Solicitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) number and (b) geographical distribution of practicing legal aid solicitors.

      Prisons: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Welsh-speaking staff were employed in each prison in Wales in each of the last eight years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons in England and Wales have operated at a level above their certified normal accommodation in each of the last seven years.

      Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to increase the length of sentences for dangerous driving; and if he will make a statement.

      Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company; and what plans he has to renew that...

      Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions there have been for motor vehicle theft in the Nottinghamshire area in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Burglary: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people charged with burglary in each of the last three years have been (a) convicted and (b) given a jail sentence.

      Armed Forces: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which body had responsibility for the investigation of military deaths in Scotland before the introduction of the Fatal Accident and Sudden Deaths...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 168118, if he will publish the Estates and Transformation Team report.

      Prisoners: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners were recorded as having been a victim of domestic violence on the last date for which information is available.

      Community Orders: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offences were committed by offenders serving a community order in the last year for which information is available.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders who breached their post-sentence supervision subsequently appeared before a court in the latest year for which...

      Ministry of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff (a) are employed directly by (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract to his Department.

      Wellingborough Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 168118 on Prisons: Construction, what analysis his Department has conducted on the potential...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Security Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September to Question 169517, how much his Department has spent on contracted security personnel to assist with the...

      Ministry of Justice: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in his Department.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's Drugs Taskforce on improving the safety and healthcare of prisoners.

      Leasehold: Forfeiture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many forfeitures of residential leaseholds have taken place following the serving of a section 146 notice of the Law and Property Act 1925 in each...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provisions will be made to safeguard the rights of victims undergoing cross-examination as part of the Government's Victim's Strategy, published in...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provisions will be made under the Government's Victim's strategy, published in September 2018, Cm. 9700 to support the mental health of victims.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government plans to establish an Independent Violence Advocate as part of the Victim's Strategy, published in September 2018, Cm. 9700.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish full details of the Government's review into the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

      Parc Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking in response to the Independent Monitoring Board report on HMP Parc.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the consultation on the victims' law.

      Disasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable for the consultation process on establishing an independent public advocate is.

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the £8 million spending increase for sexual assault referral centres set out in the Victims' Strategy, published in September 2018, Cm....

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Government plans to publish its response to its consultation on domestic abuse.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the overall cost is of spending commitments pledged in the Government's Victim's Strategy, published in September 2018, Cm. 9700.

      Registered Intermediaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of increasing the number of registered intermediaries as set out in the Victims Strategy, published in...

      Probation: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of reforms to the probation system.

  • Department for International Trade

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Revenue Support Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of negative revenue support grant on (a) local authorities and (b) other...

    • Local Government: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have had with (i) Stoke-on-Trent City Council, (ii)...

      Community Development: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of local authorities that have overspent on funding for community...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many social houses have been purchased by the tenants of those homes in each of the last three years.

      Social Rented Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people are on the waiting list for social housing; and what steps he is taking to reduce the waiting time for...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated for the building of new social housing.

      Sleeping Rough: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to improve support for people who sleep rough who are non-UK nationals.

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of affordable homes that are built in the UK.

      First Time Buyers: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many new starter homes have been built in (a) Wallasey and (b) Merseyside in each of the last two years.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff (a) are employed directly by (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract to his Department.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff in his Department that work (a) inside and (b) outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the Real...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many responses were received to the consultation, Powers for dealing with unauthorised development and...

      Homelessness: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of pregnant women who are homeless in (a) Coventry and (b) England.

      Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the (a) effect on and (b) additional costs incurred by (i) local planning authorities...

      Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the requirements relating to Habitats Regulations Assessments and...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that leaseholders in privately-owned blocks do not have to fund the...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his Department’s response to the consultation, Strengthening consumer redress in...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff in his Department that work (a) inside and (b) outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in his Department.

      Business Improvement Districts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his Department's policy is on business improvement districts using local authorities as debt enforcers to collect...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2018 to Question 145529 on affordable housing: construction, what estimate he has...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it is his policy to commence section 43 of the Deregulation Act 2015.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2018 to Question 159639 on Help to Buy Scheme, what the total amount of money loaned...

      Retail Trade: Ellesmere Port and Neston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his answer of 16 July 2018 to Question 162084 Retail Trade: Ellesmere Port and Neston, how much of that...

      Domestic Violence: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 23 of the Victims Strategy, published in September 2018, Cm. 9700, whether the spending...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals in response to the tackling unfair lease practices...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Burma: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) funding and (b) technical support has been given by the UK Government to the military of the Government of Myanmar in each of the last three years.

    • Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Statement of 24 July 2018, Ministry of Defence - Update, HCWS 909, when his Department was first aware that military...

      Ministry of Defence: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department are classified as contingent labour.

      Defence Medical Services: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many user terminals there are in the Defence Medical Services IT system.

      Ministry of Defence: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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.

      Armed Forces: Attachment of Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Child Maintenance Service deduction from earnings requests are complied with; and if he will make a...

      Defence Medical Services: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current status of the future IT system for the Defence Medical Services is; and what the (a) product name, (b) estimated cost, (c) estimated...

      Ministry of Defence Police: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to introduce an enhanced effective pension age of 60 years for Ministry of Defence police officers.

      Ministry of Defence: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in his Department.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces recruitment centres there were in the North East of England in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking in response to the findings of its report, Personal Independence Payment Claimant Research – Final...

    • Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 168974, whether people claiming universal credit and living in (a) specified supported...

      Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2018

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on the length of time that the provisions of the Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households are subject to the under-occupancy penalty in each constituency; what the average weekly reduction in income is for those...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will collect and publish the average time taken to respond to a message that a universal credit claimant has posted in their...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of children were living in poverty in (a) Wirral and (b) Merseyside in each year since 2010.

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 4 September 2018 on Pensions Update, HCWS933, what role industry will have in the delivery of the...

      Jobcentres: Hamilton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the lease on the office block accommodating the Hamilton Job Centre expires; and whether her Department plans to renew that lease.

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of Support for Mortgage Interest before April 2018 continue to receive that benefit.

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time is for a Support for Mortgage Interest payment to be transferred to a loan.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average processing time is for DS1500 forms for new claims for (a) universal credit, (b) personal independence payments, (c)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department will assess the potential merits of allowing personal independence payment claimants claiming under terminal illness...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many child maintenance claimants her Department has supported to provide non-geographic bank account details to the paying parent in each...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 19 January 2018 on Welfare, HCWS414, how many of the 1.6 million personal independence payment...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question 167122, what information her Department holds on the number of people who have been...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timescale is for resolving cases of underpayment of employment support allowance.

      Universal Credit: Greenwich and Woolwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the number of households in Greenwich and Woolwich constituency that will be migrated from legacy benefits to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department undertook the most recent equality impact assessment of universal credit.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer dated 11 September to Question 138342 on Employment Schemes: Young People, what estimate she has made of the cost of...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures her Department uses to assess the effectiveness of the Youth Obligation Support Programme.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the outcomes for young people who start their Youth Obligation Support Programme journey.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, how much funding her Department has allocated to prepare for the UK to leave the EU.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the draft Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018, what estimate she has made of the...

      Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the effectiveness of section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 as it applies to medical...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households occupied by at least one person over 75 were in receipt of a free television licence by constituency in the most recent...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in her Department that work (a) inside and (b) outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the Real Living Wage.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in her Department that work (a) inside and (b) outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the London Living Wage.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in her Department.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how may staff (a) are employed directly by (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract to her Department.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the Independent Case Examiner's progress in dealing with complaints made by women affected by the state...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who pay both the employer and employee auto-enrolment pension contribution.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of land holdings in the cull area were visited by Natural England to assess whether best practice on...

    • Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what processes his Department has in place to ensure that exported packaging waste is recycled by the country of destination.

      Environmental Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the guidance, Upholding environmental standards if there’s no Brexit deal, published on 13 September...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) guarantees and (b) protections have been put in place to ensure that the Woodchester Badger Project is not...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to provide hon. Members with (a) the location of and (b) information and guidance on proposed...

  • Home Office

    • Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether death penalty assurances have been waived in any cases prior to those of Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh.

    • Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of whether there is a correlation between the unrestricted sale of natural cannabis oil in health stores and the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire of 19 April 2018, reference JS2981, on behalf of a...

      Asylum: Dunkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department has had with their French counterparts on the forced eviction of of asylum seekers at the Grande-Synthe camp...

      National County Lines Coordination Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the National County Lines Coordination Centre to become operational; how many staff that centre is planned to...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

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

      Police: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide the number of (a) police officers and (b) civilian staff in each territorial police force in Wales in each year since 2010.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter of 30 April 2018 from the hon. Member for York Central on a constituent's citizenship case.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time is for his Department to respond to letters from hon. Members in the last 12 months.

      Knives: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Border Force takes steps to seize bladed articles imported to the UK for delivery to a person under 18; and if he will make a statement.

      Emergency Services Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish the review into the Emergency Services Network.

      Policing Front Line Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the front-line policing review will consider (a) pay and (b) police officer numbers.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the resources provided to police forces over the last three years.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has held discussions with (a) the NPCC, (b) the National Police Co-ordination Centre and (c) other senior police leaders on the...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the proportion of his Department's appeals against immigration rulings which are...

      Home Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in his Department are classified as contingent labour.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of 23 June 2018 from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central on the matter of a constituent, Habib Riaz.

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish the Government's response to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's Interim Report, published on 25...

      Home Office: Living Wage

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

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 25 April 2018 on Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) – Interim Report, HCWS645,...

      Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of arrests made by the police in the last five years.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of trends in the proportion of reported crimes that lead to a caution or a charge in the last five years.

      Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2018 to Question 171296 on Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, how much core spending power...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will outline the scope of the consultation exercise to be undertaken in preparation for the forthcoming alcohol strategy.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Question 167956 asked on 24 July 2018, when his Department plans to answer that Question; and for what reasons that Question has...

      Deportation: West Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the 70 individuals on board the charter flight bound for Nigeria and Ghana on 28 March 2017 which was prevented by protesters...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff (a) are employed directly by (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract to his Department.

    • Wales Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Mobile Phones

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

    • European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he has held discussions with Cabinet colleagues and EU representatives on the holding of European parliamentary elections in...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government plans to publish its contingency plans for no deal being reached on the UK leaving the EU.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: British Nationals Abroad and EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many meetings Ministers of his Department have had with organisations representing (a) EU citizens in the UK and (b) UK citizens...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Career Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff who transferred into his Department were promoted to a higher grade upon their transfer; and how many have since...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in his Department.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff (a) are employed directly by (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract to his Department.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, published in April 2018, how much additional funding his Department has been allocated...

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the classification of sanitary items for VAT purposes within the context of...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the financial liabilities the UK would have to accept in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Assembly: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the savings accrued to the public purse as a result of the reduction in the pay of Members of the Legislative Assembly will be...

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many convicted Republican terrorists, who were subsequently provided with letters of comfort by the Government have been re-convicted of a...

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff (a) are employed directly by (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract to his Department.

      Northern Ireland Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in her Department that work (a) inside and (b) outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the London Living Wage.

      Northern Ireland Office: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in her Department.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on what days (a) he and (b) officials in his Department met with representatives of businesses in the gaming industry to...

    • Digital Technology: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle digital exclusion in Wallasey constituency.

      Libraries: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many libraries have closed in (a) Merseyside and (b) Wirral in each of the last 10 years.

      Football: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2018 to Question 167995 on Football: Females, how much and what proportion of that...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, how much funding his Department has allocated to prepare for the UK to leave the EU.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the announcement, Government invests £5m to increase places for disadvantaged children in youth...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members' Staff: Females

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission has had discussions with the Minister for Women and Equalities on...

  • Attorney General

    • Companies: Regulation

      To ask the Attorney General, whether the CPS plans to establish a central database of regulatory and enforcement actions taken against companies.

    • Hare Coursing

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2018 to Question 129098, how many reports of hare coursing were received in each year since 2014; and how many (a) prosecutions...

  • Home Office

    • Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when, and on what grounds, they decided not to seek a death penalty assurance in the cases of British ISIS operatives, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh; and...

    • Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the UK has not sought death penalty assurances for British nationals or former British nationals when agreeing to their trial in another country.

      Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 24 July, how many times in the last 20 years they have decided not to seek...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Cooperatives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of Brexit on co-operative institutions and companies that have members in a number of EU member states including the...

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