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Written answers

Thursday, 11 October 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) conducted on the health effects of PM (i) 2.5; (ii) 1 and (iii) 0.1.

    • Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of the seven contracts for Genomics Laboratory Hubs with Additional Specialised Services have been awarded; and how many of the...

      NHS: Staff

      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...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Written Statement of 13 March 2018 on Spring Statement, HCWS540, how much of that funding he has allocated to (a)...

      Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2018 to Question 171663 on Sustainability and transformation partnerships: public appointments,...

      Kidneys: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total number of altruistic kidney organ donations has been in each of the last 10 years.

      Postnatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to include the six week maternal postnatal check in the general medical contract as recommended by National...

      Brain: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) diagnosing and (b) treating acquired and traumatic brain injuries in...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people identified as having an acquired brain injury on arrival living in the secure estate in...

      Radioisotopes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of not having consistent and timely access to radioisotopes on the UK's ability to...

      Drugs: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on independent pharmacies of the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive...

      Everolimus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason everolimus is not available on the NHS for people with epilepsy related to tuberous sclerosis complex; and what...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to roll-out the Bowel Cancer screening programme using the faecal immunochemical home test for people aged 50...

      Royal Liverpool Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for (a) the restart of construction the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital and (b) the completion of the...

      Cancer: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of clinical trials available to patients with one of the less survivable cancers.

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to make NHS data by clinical commissioning group available for analysis by (a) charities and (b) other bodies...

      Buprenorphine: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure Buprenorphine remains affordable in light of the drug's recent increase in price.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Health Education England on training more breast radiologists and mammographers.

      Food: Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance the Government has provided to local authorities on enforcing the labelling of allergen information on non-prepackaged...

      Food: Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve allergen information on non-prepackaged fresh food.

      Allergies: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the global shortage of epinephrine auto-injectors.

      Dead Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) reserves of blood stocks and tissues, (b) ventilated beds and (c)...

      Patients: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to promote research and development in medical nutrition.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the regulatory powers of the Food Standards Agency after the UK leaves...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of directly employed civil servants in his Department earn under £50,000 per annum.

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many students started mental health nursing degree courses in the 2018-19 academic year.

      Buprenorphine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the change in the price of buprenorphine on prescribing levels for people with...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 170317, on Drugs, what estimate he has made of the number of weeks delay for...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 170318 on Drugs, what the timeframe is for industry to start its stockpiling of...

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department's is taking to ensure the adequate supply of unlicensed medicines for use in clinical trials in the event that...

      Drugs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) licensed and (b) unlicensed medicines are imported to the UK from (a) other (i) EU and (ii) EEA countries and (b) other...

      Drugs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much freight capacity is used to transport medicines that have been imported to the UK from (a) other EU and EEA countries and (b)...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has (a) estimated the cost to medicines suppliers of stockpiling medicines for six weeks and (b) held discussions with the...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department spent on advertising in 2017.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the reasons for (a) the NHS and (b) individual NHS trusts not meeting the target of 85 per cent of...

      Health Professions: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many vacancies there are for (a) nurses, (b) junior doctors at each grade and (c) consultants at (i) Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS...

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 169830 on Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme, what progress he has made on an...

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of the Independent Case Examiner in investigating complaints from women affected by state...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to require senior personnel in the (a) North Central England office and (b) rest of her Department to sign...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much resource has been allocated to data matching between the DWP and HMRC to ensure those in receipt of Carers Allowance do not exceed...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to increase the amount carers in receipt of carers allowance are allowed to earn.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data she collects on the proportion of claimants who complete the Youth Obligation programme after starting it.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 169510 on Children: Maintenance; what criteria is used to decide the (a) principal...

      Amazon: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will publish statistics on the number of employees of Amazon who have been in receipt of (a) working tax credits and (b)...

      Universal Credit: Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of households in the Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough constituency that will be in receipt of...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 169417 on State Retirement Pensions: Females, for what reason she has not met with...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to pages 8-11 of the report entitled Rough Justice, published by the Child Poverty Action Group in August 2018, what assessment...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to ensure that Universal Support is available to claimants in advance of the managed migration stage of the roll-out of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish an updated schedule for the next stage of the roll-out of Universal Credit.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many notifications of entitlement to pension credit were confirmed (a) in writing and (b) over the phone in each of the last two years.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the accuracy of the decisions made for pension credit applications by the telephone service managed by Capita...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people who have applied for universal credit advance loan payments in the last 12...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the preparedness of digital systems to respond to a potential increase in the volume of universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the reasons for any late payments of universal credit in the last 12 months.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much housing benefit has been paid to affordable rent tenants in each year since the introduction of the affordable rent tenure in 2010.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Atos personal independence payment assessments have been randomly audited in each year for which information is available.

      Personal Independence Payment: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will exempt people diagnosed with cancer from the three month wait to receive personal independence payments.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many audits on health assessments have been undertaken for (a) employment support allowance and (b) personal independence payments in each...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the independence of audits carried out on health (a) assessments and (b) reports undertaken on...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which organisations are responsible for the independent audits on health (a) assessments and (b) reports on claimants of employment support...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2018 to Question 159621 Universal Credit: Housing, how many and what proportion of universal credit claimants...

  • Home Office

    • Crimes of Violence: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of young people who will be reached by the (a) Early Intervention Youth Fund, (b)...

    • National County Lines Coordination Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timeframe is for the National County Lines Co-ordination Centre to be operational; and how many (a) officers and (b) staff he plans...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the consultation process with UK Visa and Immigration prior to the decision to close the immigration reporting centre in Stoke-on-Trent.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the implications are for his forthcoming alcohol strategy of Public Health England’s support for minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

      British Nationality: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications submitted since 12 November 2015 for British citizenship submitted by EEA nationals have been (a) rejected and (b)...

      Visas: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of reinstating the Retired Persons of Independent Means scheme for applications...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether in setting the requirements for asylum accommodation and support contracts he has complied with section 1 of the Public Services...

      Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he will waive the one per cent rule in relation to Special Grant applications from Wiltshire Police relating to costs incurred from...

      Police: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the potential cost of equipping all police officers with body-worn cameras.

      Corrosive Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to provide resources for police forces to deploy corrosive substance testing kits for police officers.

      Police: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) attenuating energy projectiles, (b) discriminating irritant projectiles,...

      Immigration Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that the provisions of immigration bail do not restrict the access to education of adult survivors...

      Nottinghamshire Police: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civilian staff were employed by Nottinghamshire Police in each year since 2010.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer on 6 September 2018 to Question 169147 on Animal Experiments, if the Government will introduce legislative proposals...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the consultation on the review of Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures)...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department has issued to universities engaged animal testing on the implementation of the principles of the 3Rs,...

  • Treasury

    • Business: Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the tax revenue that has accrued to the public purse from businesses with (a) 0-9 employees, (b) 10-49 employees and (c) a...

    • 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 from the contributions of businesses with 0-49 employees in terms of...

      Electronic Commerce: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the merits of requiring online retailers to pay the same level of tax as high-street retailers.

      Imports: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to retain the principle in the VAT system that businesses do not need to pay VAT upfront on imports from EU Member States after the UK...

      Imports: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government is seeking continued access for the UK to the VAT Information Exchange System after the UK leaves the EU.

      Housing Associations: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the announcement, PM to address the National Housing Federation Summit, made by the Prime Minister on 19 September 2018, whether the...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 169565 on tobacco: smuggling, what representations his Department has received from the tobacco...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 169565 on tobacco: smuggling, when HMRC plans to make a decision on security features for UK tobacco...

      Offshore Industry: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the effect on the public purse of Transferable Tax History over the next 10 years.

      Taxis: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the distributional analysis his Department has carried out on exempting zero emission capable taxis from the...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) people and (b) businesses that will benefit from the workplace electric vehicle charging benefit-in-kind...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to schools of increasing the employer contribution to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme in each of the next five...

      Company Cars: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward the 2 per cent company car BiK rate to incentivise (a) fleet operators and...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussion he has had with his counterparts in (a) ECOFIN nations, (b) the G7 nations and (c) any other nations on the merits of an internationally...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people are not better off out of work than in work.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the potential loss of revenue to the public purse of deferred payment of capital gains tax for trusts ceasing to...

      Tax Avoidance: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the level of revenue accrued to the public purse as a result of the implementation of Article 5 of the EU Anti...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Youth Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the recent report by London Youth entitled A space of our own: The role and value of youth organisations in...

    • Youth Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure adequate funding for youth organisations.

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has for the planning system to support deployment of 5G mobile services; and if he will make a statement.

      Mobile Phones: Aerials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make it his policy to reform the Electronic Communications Code to (a) grant mobile network operators greater right...

      Mobile Phones: Aerials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what comparative assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the maximum permissible height of mobile masts in the UK and...

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to prevent mobile phone companies from continuing to charge customers for the cost of a handset after...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the differences in (a) speed and (b) reliability of (i) FTTC and (ii) FTTP broadband connections.

      D-Day Landings: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what funds his Department plans to allocate to Portsmouth's commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

      Video Games: Design

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people employed in the video game design sector that earn over...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Companies: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses have informed his Department that they will relocate their business operations outside the UK in...

    • Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to establish a State System of Accounting and Control for Nuclear Material and then...

      Limited Liability: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's consultation entitled Limited partnerships: reform of limited partnership law,...

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much plutonium nuclear waste has been imported into the UK in each of the last 10 years; and from which countries...

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much plutonium nuclear waste has been exported from the UK in each of the 10 years; and to which countries that...

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much plutonium nuclear waste has been reprocessed in the UK in each of the last 10 years; and how much of that...

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much plutonium nuclear waste has been stored in the UK in each of the last 10 years; and how much of that storing...

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the (a) import and (b) export of plutonium nuclear waste; and...

      Radioactive Waste: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister of Japan during his recent visit to that country on the import,...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will reconsider proposals to end the export tariff for new solar installations from April 2019.

      Gratuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what legislative steps he intends to take on tips, gratuities, cover and service charges; and if he will he make a...

      Parental Leave and Parental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the consultation document on the potential requirement for employers with more than 250 staff...

      Retail Trade: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the financial sustainability of rural convenience stores.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of tenants' rights to compensation from a landlord who has not protected...

    • Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments; and...

      Mobile Homes: Liquefied Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to work with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much money has been allocated for the establishment of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Supported Housing: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the social housing system has adequate funding to support people...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library any correspondence in the last year between his Department and local authorities on...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Tornado Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2018 to Question 158760 on Tornado aircraft: accidents, whether the GQ 5000 parachute was fitted as part of...

    • East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from the East of England Ambulance Service on the potential use of military personnel to cover staff shortages in...

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many days each Type 23 frigate has spent at sea in each year since those ships came into service.

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress his Department has made in making available surplus operational ration packs to organisations supporting people who are homeless.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 11 September 2018 to Question 169198 on Armed Forces: Deployment, if he will match the operation to the relevant country or...

      Defence: Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to publish the Defence Space Strategy.

      D-Day Landings: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funds his Department plans to allocate to Portsmouth's commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

      Armed Forces: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department has allocated to (a) Attenuating Energy Projectiles, (b) Discriminating Irritant Projectiles, (c) Riot Batons, (d)...

      Ministry of Defence: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 14 of the Finance & Economics Annual Bulletin Departmental Resources Statistics 2018, if he will publish the companies his...

      Armed Forces: Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the establishing a duty on coroners to record whether an individual was a (a)...

      Ministry of Defence: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of directly employed civil servants in his Department earn under £50,000 per annum.

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in October 2018.

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether agricultural support payments to the Scottish Government during the transition period will be made through the Barnett formula.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Promotion: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many and what proportion of international trade delegations to the UK have visited the North East in the last year.

    • Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment the Government has made of the potential risk of nuclear proliferation arsing from the approval of the export of submarine...

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the number of UK jobs that depend (a) directly and (b) indirectly on arms exports.

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport: Railways

      Whether he plans to approve a southern rail link to Heathrow Airport.

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      What steps he is taking to improve the condition of local roads.

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish his response to the market sounding consultation on a Southern Rail Link to Heathrow.

      South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason is the award of the South Eastern rail franchise delayed; what the revised timetable is for that award; and if he will make a statement.

      Lifeboats: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he intends to announce a new programme of funding for the inshore and inland rescue boat grant.

      Diesel Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will direct Angel Trains to (a) defer the transfer to West Midlands Trains of the seven diesel trains subleased to Arriva Rail London and (b)...

      A34: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on delivering the A34 Lodge Hill scheme in Abingdon.

      South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the award of the South Eastern rail franchise.

      Department for Transport: Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings his Department has had with representatives of Northern Rail in the last three months.

      Northern: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the cancellation of line electrification on the operation of Northern Rail services.

      M56: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of upgrading to a smart motorway the M56 adjacent to junctions six and seven; and what assessment he has made of...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      What recent discussions he has had with Highways England on the next Road Investment Strategy.

      Roads: North Devon

      What discussions he has had with Devon County Council on improvements to the North Devon link road.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      What assessment he has made of the potential effect of High Speed Two on the economies of the (a) Midlands and (b) North of England.

      Road Traffic

      What steps his Department is taking to reduce congestion on the strategic road network.

      Ports

      What representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on support for UK ports to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Emergency Travel Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of providing emergency travel documents from UK embassies in each of...

    • USA: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his US counterpart on that country's recent announcements on the International Criminal Court.

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Government of Bahrain on the refusal by Jau prison authorities to allow political...

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether officials of his Department have met Ali Mushaima to discuss making representations to the Government of Bahrain on the...

      Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his French counterpart on the recent Iran Freedom gathering in Paris.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of including representatives of (a) the Southern Transitional Council; (b) political...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the International Criminal Court on a potential investigation into...

      USA: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the merits of coordinating UK sanctions against individuals with the US.

      Rosneft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the merits of listing of the state-owned Russian company Rosneft on the London Stock...

      EU Action: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of coordinating UK sanctions policy with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

      EU Action: Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Department will bear responsibility for determining which individuals and bodies are subject to UK sanctions under the...

      Asia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance he has offered to his counterparts from East and South-East Asia following Typhoon Manghkut.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions has he had with Hong Kong authorities on the formal outlawing of the Hong Kong National Party.

      Brazil: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Brazil on the Brazilian elections in October 2018.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the Hong Kong government's decision to ban the Hong Kong National Party...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 163751 on Yemen: Military Intervention, what role UK liaison officers in the...

      Ilois: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 170339 on Ilois: Finance, how much of the £40 million fund for...

      Joe Robinson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Turkish Government on the imprisonment of the British national...

      Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to update the protection of civilians strategy; and if he will make a statement.

      Thailand: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in the Government of Thailand on reports of arbitrary arrests in that country.

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Bahrain to ensure that Hassan Mushaima (a) receives adequate medical care...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which organisations received more than £20 million from her Department in financial year 2017-18.

    • Nigeria: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to people affected by flooding in Kogi, Anambra, Delta and Niger states in Nigeria.

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken by his Department to tackle the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

      Burma: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which infrastructure projects in Burma receive support from her Department.

      South Sudan: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an estimate of the number of sexual violence cases against foreign aid workers in South Sudan.

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the September 2018 Independent Commission for Aid performance review entitled Achieving value for money through...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking in response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taken to support civil society in Sudan.

      Nigeria: Abduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 3 May 2018 to Question 137074, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that girls feel safe to attend...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff are employed in the office of (a) Ministers of his Department and (b) the Permanent Secretary.

    • Bright Tribe Multi-academy Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the efficacy of the financial management of Bright Tribe Academy Trust.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department provides to adults without a level 2 qualification in (a) English and (b) maths to allow them to undertake further study.

      Flexible Learning Fund: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding from the Flexible Learning Fund has been allocated to projects in the East Midlands.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has a policy on helping students with children to study at university while providing childcare support.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timescale is for the introduction of student bus passes in the academic year 2018-19.

      Department for Education: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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 Education: Working Hours

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

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total number of staff (a) employed directly by (b) seconded to and (c) working under contract to his Department.

      Department for Education: Temporary Employment

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

      Primary Education: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many primary schools in Wallasey constituency were full or oversubscribed in the school years commencing in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      Secondary Education: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary schools in Wallasey constituency were full or oversubscribed in the school years commencing in (a) 2016 , (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      Pupil Exclusions: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils have been excluded from primary schools in Wallasey constituency in each of the last five academic years.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of whether the Pupil Premium is being used to supplement core funding.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to review the effectiveness of the apprenticeship levy on primary schools.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that higher needs funding for people with additional educational needs is targeted effectively.

      Foster Care: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of foster carers in (a) Merseyside and (b) Wirral in each of the last 10 years.

      Foster Care: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the number of foster carers in Merseyside.

      Teachers: Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's guidance entitled Teacher appraisal and capability: A model policy, published on 22 May 2012, what steps his...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's publication entitled 30 hours free childcare: evaluation of the national rollout, published on 11 September 2018,...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that 30 hours free childcare is (a) flexible and (b) free of additional charges for those who are eligible.

      Carillion: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many former Carillion apprentices have been made redundant in (a) Barnsley and (b) South Yorkshire.

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve financial transparancy in academy trusts.

      Academies: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to monitor and evaluate the work done by contractors on academy schools for quality assurance purposes.

      Breakfast Clubs: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will provide a list of the organisations in Nottinghamshire that have been allocated funding for breakfast or lunch clubs over school holiday...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason his Department has not extended the eligibility for the teachers’ pay grant to sixth form colleges.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allocating unused monies from the free 15 hours childcare offer for disadvantaged...

      Teachers: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to assess the effect of work-related stress on the retention of teaching staff; and if he will make a statement.

      European Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to allow (a) the Europa School, Culham, Oxfordshire and (b) other schools in England to offer the European Baccalaureate after...

      Academies: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 167263 on Academies: Private Finance Initiative, for what reason the four academy schools in...

      Brain: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the requirements for training teachers how to (a) identify and (b) treat acquired brain injury are.

      Schools: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated from the public purse to hospital education in each financial year since 2013-14.

      Schools: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking with the Department of Health and Social Care, to improve the education of children and young people in hospital.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many SEN places are available in (a) Sheffield, and (b) the UK.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average amount of time taken is for Ofsted to respond to applications to open new pre-schools.

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many final interviews for the post of Social Mobility Commissioner took place on (a) 17, (b) 18, and (c) 19 September.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons there are fewer children registered for 30 hours of free childcare in the autumn 2018 term than there were in the summer 2018 term.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to table 7.3 of his Department's September 2018 publication Analysis of teacher supply, retention, and mobility, whether his Department...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will meet the cost of increasing the employers’ contribution to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

      Adventure Learning Academy Trust and Bright Tribe Multi-academy Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will place in the Library a copy the Education and Skills Funding Agency report Multi-Academy Trust Review of Bright Tribe and Adventure...

      Department for Education: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of directly employed civil servants in his Department earn under £50,000 per annum.

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many mental health nursing students have started degree apprenticeships in the 2018-19 academic year.

      Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on ensuring that adult survivors of modern slavery are able to...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on (a) advertising and (b) marketing the 30 hours of free childcare in (a) autumn 2017, (b)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water: Phosphates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September to Question 170381, what the level of phosphates is in the water supply for each...

    • Fisheries: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to introduce a short-term visa scheme for non-EEA nationals to enter the UK fishing industry following the...

      Radioactive Waste: Penarth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether there have been any reported cases of the dumping of nuclear waste off the coast of Penarth.

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to investigate the use of the leptospirosis vaccination on breeding dogs; and if he will make a statement.

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to strengthen current regulations on the maximum number of litters that a breeding dog may have during its...

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timeframe is for the publication of the consultation document on a ban on the sale of plastic (a) straws, (b)...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the enforcement of food labelling laws.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will include the World Health Organisation’s limit for fine particulate matter PM2.5 in the upcoming...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he is putting in place to protect (a) children, (b) the elderly, (c) people with a (i) lung and (ii) heart...

      Exhaust Emissions: Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the new Clean Air Strategy will include proposals to (a) tackle idling by cars and (b) raise awareness of the...

      Rights of Way: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that Portsmouth City Council bring forward an Order for a restricted Byway at the Camber.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of labelling for non-prepackaged fresh food.

      Bottles: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of a nationwide bottle return scheme.

      Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to suspend food controls in the event of delays to imports of perishable foods after the UK...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment the Government has made of the revocability of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.

    • EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if the Government will legislate unilaterally and immediately to provide full rights to EU citizens.

  • Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

    • Parental Leave

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what assessment has been made of the effect of IPSA's family...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Working Hours

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

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Disasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the Government response to the consultation on an independent public advocate.

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the commitment set out in the victims strategy to improve the court environment...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take (a) steps to recruit additional (i) judges and (ii) panel members and (b) other such steps to reduce the waiting time for personal...

      Wymott Prison: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on a recent assault made on a prison officer at HMP Wymott involving a prisoner throwing boiling water at that...

      Prison and Probation Service: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which company has been awarded the contract for the HM Prison and Probation Service's Approvals and Compliance Team; and if he will publish the criteria...

      Harassment: Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance is available to magistrates’ courts on imposing restraining orders.

      Harassment: Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing legislative proposals to ensure that it is not a reasonable excuse in defence of a...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many defendants were granted court bail prior to the commencement of their trial where the principal offence was (a) murder, (b) manslaughter, (c)...

      Judges: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the document E/C.12/GBR/CO/5 12 June 2009, Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties Under Articles 16 and 17 of the...

      Coroners: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals for a duty on coroners to record whether an individual was a (a) veteran and (b) serving...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Intelligence Services: Detainees

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Europe and the Americas of 2 July 2018, Official Report column 26, if the Government will hold a...

    • Infrastructure: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2018 to Question 169876 on Infrastructure: Cybercrime, whether the number of successful cyber attacks launched...

      Government Departments: Personal Records

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contracts the Government holds with private companies that handle citizens data.

      Cabinet Office: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of directly employed civil servants in his Department earn under £50,000 per annum.

      Government Departments: Huawei

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Government services are (a) provided by and (b) reliant on Huawei.

  • Department for International Development

    • USA: UN Population Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 18 September (HL10125), what discussions UK ministers attending the UN General Assembly in September 2018 had with...

    • Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 13 September (HL10036), what was the break-down of spending by the Department for International Development...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Funerals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will conduct a review of the extent to which funeral directors enter into arrangements that restrict consumer choice and are anti-competitive, with a...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the actual UK Official Development Assistance expenditure on sexual and reproductive health and rights from (1) the cross-government funds, (2)...

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