Written answers

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the additional staff required to work at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to cover work related to the UK leaving...

    • Driving: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the additional staff required to issue and check International Driver Permits for drivers entering the UK from the EU...

      Driving: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many International Driver Permits have been issued to EU drivers and haulage companies in preparation for the UK leaving the EU to date.

      Driving: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of International Driver Permit checks that will be required for drivers who do not hold UK driving licenses...

      Gospel Oak-Barking Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of services on the London Overground Barking-Gospel Oak line.

      Gospel Oak-Barking Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the availability of new trains on the London Overground Barking-Gospel Oak line, if he will direct Angel Trains to defer the...

      Gospel Oak-Barking Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, he will direct Angel Trains to return to Arriva Rail London the diesel train previously sub-leased to that company for use on the Barking to Gospel...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to encourage businesses to become signatories to the Prompt Payment Code.

    • Work Experience: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his Answer of 18 July 2018 to Question 163133 on Work Experience: Pay, what the timetable is for the public...

      Self-employed: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of self-employment among workers aged 65 and above.

      Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number of self-employed people (a) with and (b) without employees.

      Directors: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential value to the UK economy of achieving a better gender balance on company boards.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Usa: Unrwa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the US Government on its decision to withdraw funding from the UN Relief and Works Agency.

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Norwegian Refugee Council on Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Iraqi Government and (b) Kurdistan Regional Government on the effect of...

      Iraq: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the safety and security of internally displaced persons returning from the Kurdistan Region of...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Ban2401

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to make available on the NHS the drug BAN2401 for the prevention of Alzheimers.

    • Lung Diseases: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to increase public awareness of the symptoms of (a) lung cancer and (b) respiratory conditions.

      Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the (a) effectiveness of local authority health scrutiny committees and (b) ability of those...

      Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment of paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disease.

      Brineura

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to make cerliponase alfa available to eligible children in advance of an agreement being signed...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to review NICE’s criteria for reviewing new medicines so that it ensures appropriate access to...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government's revised childhood obesity plan will make tackling noncommunicable diseases a priority.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2018 to Question 171297 on Cervical Cancer: Screening, what steps he is taking to increase take-up...

      Prostate Cancer: Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the supply of Choline C-11 injection to meet the demand for PET scans for people with...

      General Practitioners: South Tyneside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many practising GPs there were in (a) Jarrow constituency and (b) South Tyneside in each of the last five years.

      General Practitioners: South Tyneside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people in (a) Jarrow constituency and (b) South Tyneside have access to an adequate...

      Horses: Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many horses were slaughtered in abattoirs in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017; and how many of those horses carried passports issued by Weatherbys.

      Pharmacy: Hampstead and Kilburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the proposed average payments to community pharmacies were in Hampstead and Kilburn constituency under the Pharmacy Access Scheme in...

      Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the NHS budget has been spent on prevention of ill health in (a) 2009-10 (b) 2014-2015 and (c) 2017-18.

  • Department for International Development

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Birmingham Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost of deploying detached duty public sector staff at HMP Birmingham in the next six months; and who will be...

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2018 to Question 158711 on Prisoners' Release, which offence was committed in each of the cases of violence against the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Promotion: Liberia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to promote trade relations between the UK and Liberia.

    • Trade Promotion: Liberia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade delegations there have been to Liberia in the last five years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has published new guidance on the 10 yearly light touch review for personal independence payment claimants with severe conditions.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who contacted his Department's Taskforce for Windrush subsequently experienced (a) immigrant enforcement and (b) police action.

    • Deportation: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the Windrush generation his Department has identified to date as having been deported as a result of its immigration policies.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of Universities UK on the UK’s post-study work system for international...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to prevent young people from committing anti-social behaviour.

      Police: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have taken more than two weeks of sick leave as a result of injuries that occurred at work.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) male and (b) female police officers were employed in each of the last five years.

      Police Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police stations have closed in each of the last four years.

      Serious Violence Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings of the Serious Violence Taskforce he has chaired between 30 April 2018 and 12 September 2018.

      Crimes of Violence: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to host an International Violent Crime Symposium.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings he had with the Chief Constable of the Police Service Northern Ireland between 30 April 2018 and 12 September 2018 to...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which (a) chief constables and (b) senior officers he met to discuss knife crime and serious violence between taking up his position and 12...

      Home Office: Staff

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

      UK Visas and Immigration: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much (a) revenue and (b) operating income Visas and Immigration derived from chargeable calls to its contact centres from outside the UK...

      Home Office: Working Hours

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

      Police: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to develop algorithms to assist in police investigations.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to grant local authorities more (a) flexibility and (b) powers in overseeing how and where asylum seekers are...

      Domestic Violence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the additional £8 million set out in the Victims Strategy, published in September 2018, Cm. 9700, allocated to support children...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Staff

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

    • Scotland Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, 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.

      Scotland Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, 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.

      Scotland Office: Working Hours

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

  • Cabinet Office

    • Constitution Reform Group: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many freedom of information requests the Constitution Group has received each year since 2015; and what proportion of such requests were (a)...

    • Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of removing the 15-year time limit on the right of British citizens living overseas...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • 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 Real Living Wage.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to announce any resettlement commitment through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme beyond 2020; and if so, when.

    • Refugees: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to including sexual orientation and gender identity as additional vulnerability criteria alongside UNHCR's criteria for future...

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