Written answers

Monday, 15 October 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Article 2 of Directive 2006/126/EC10, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on EU recognition of UK driving licences...

    • Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many days (a) Northern and (b) Transpennine Express have achieved their performance targets since the start of its franchise in April 2016.

      Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of people who are (a) killed and (b) injured by motorists who are over the legal limit of alcohol.

      M20: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Secretary of State for Defence was consulted on the use of Manston Airport as part of the planning process under the Town and Country...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the letters of 17 May 2018 and 3 July 2018 from the hon. Member for Clacton regarding infrastructure improvements in Essex.

      Network Rail: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate has been made of the potential annual savings that will accrue to Network Rail after the sale of its property portfolio to Telereal...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason his call for evidence on last-mile deliveries excludes HGVs.

      Vehicle Number Plates: Clones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to encourage traffic enforcement teams to check with the DVLA vehicle enquiry service before issuing penalty...

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government plans to introduce a combined form to enable people to notify the DVLA of a change of address for both driving licence and...

      Driving: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether drivers of goods vehicles who hold UK driving licenses will be required to purchase an International Driving Permit to travel to EU member...

      Department for Transport: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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 Transport: Living Wage

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

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

      Department for Transport: Staff

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

      Network Rail: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the annual rental income was in each financial year since 2010-11 for the Network Rail properties due to be sold to Telereal Trillium and...

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the Crossrail 2 independent affordability review.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will extend the Govia Thameslink Railway additional industry compensation scheme to cover all part-time workers who travel on a regular basis;...

      A14: Road Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2018 to Question 169126 on A14: road works, what estimate he has made of the delay to work on that road as a...

      Air Pollution: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of whether the air quality changes arising from expansion at Heathrow Airport will require the National Policy Statement...

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Strategic Transport Plan, published by Transport for the North, if he will make it his policy to support that organisation's...

      Cycling: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the National Infrastructure Commission's report entitled Running Out of Road: Investing in cycling in Cambridge, Milton Keynes and...

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Office on hit-and-run collisions in (a) Coventry and (b) England.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government plans to publish its response to the report of Professor Mohammed Abdel-Haque's task and finish group on the taxi and private hire...

      Manor Park Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for the (a) completion of the rebuilding work at Manor Park station to prepare it for Elizabeth Line services and (b) disruption...

      Railways: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the reasons for higher rail operating costs in the UK than in Europe.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on implementing the findings of the Joint Select Committee Report into Air Quality, in relation to aligning climate change...

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the recommendations of the legal working group set up to consider the application of the national minimum wage to seafarers.

      Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) men and (b) women are employed at grade 7 in the London pay area in his central Department; and how many of each are on the pay (i)...

      East Coast Main Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Azuma trains planned for the East Coast Main Line are appropriate for that line.

      Level Crossings: Formby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the need for safety improvements at the Fisherman's Path rail crossing in Formby.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to publish his Department's preparations for no deal.

      Airports: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to improve the provision of services at airports for passengers who use British Sign Language.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what risk assessment his Department has made of third party access to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's registered keeper database in cases...

  • Department for Education

    • Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his oral statement of 19 July 2018, Official Report, column 615 on Relationships and Sex Education, to which case law he was referring...

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase core funding for schools.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the research report, Evaluation of the first year of the national roll-out of 30 hours free childcare, commissioned by his...

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of granting all survivors of modern slavery rights to education through the National Referral...

      Teachers: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to review his Department's guidance entitled Teacher's standards.

      Teachers: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department takes to ensure that Work Support Programmes for teachers follow the objectives set out in those teachers' appraisals.

      Donors: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of including (a) organ donation, (b) blood donation and (c) stem cell donation in the statutory...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has held with colleagues in the Department for Transport on the impact of (a) reductions to and (b) the closure of rural bus...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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...

      Sex and Relationship Education: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's consultation on draft regulations, statutory guidance, and regulatory impact assessment relating to Relationships...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the press Association of Colleges' release entitled AoC update on college pay, published in July 2018, if he will he take steps to...

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the benefits of extending T-levels to 19-23 year-olds; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children access 30 hours childcare in maintained nursery schools.

      Suicide: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children living in social care died by suicide in each year since 2010.

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to close the £760 per student funding gap identified in the report of October 2018 by London Economics on understanding...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the validity of the findings of the Institute for Fiscal Studies 2018 annual report on education spending in England...

      Engineering and Physics: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make a comparative assessment of the effect on the take up of careers in (a) engineering and (b) physics by (i) women and (ii) men of the...

      Carers: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support young carers with their education in the (a) North East of England and (b) UK.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2018 to Question 133046 on adult education: finance, whether the WEA will continue to be funded nationally for a...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has carried out an assessment of the potential effect of the end of transitional funding on the number of maintained nursery...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Growth Hubs: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Growth Hubs in supporting women in the East Midlands who want to...

    • Small Businesses: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support micro-enterprises in Wallasey constituency.

      Trade Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to write to all trade associations on issuing guidance to their members on planning for...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to Written Statement HCWS540, how much of that funding he has allocated to (a) programmes, (b) administration...

      Fracking: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of shale gas extraction on the UK’s ability to meet its climate change...

      Insulation: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 17 April 2018 to Question 136214 on Insulation: Preston, how many properties in the Fishwick...

      Electric Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he he made of the number of electric vehicles that were sold in the UK in each of the last three years;...

      Carillion: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the joint report of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Work and Pensions Committees on...

      Employment: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to close the employment rate gap between the North East of England and the rest of the UK.

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of 12 December 2017, Official Report, column 171, when he plans to publish the...

      Horizon 2020: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of withdrawing from Horizon 2020 on higher education funding in...

      Small Businesses: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve access to finance for small businesses in (a) Kettering and (b) England.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to publish his Department's preparations for no deal.

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of people who will see a reduction in their fuel bills as a...

      Amazon: Working Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with Amazon on working conditions of Amazon employees.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of reports that humanitarian access to conflict areas of the...

    • Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations (a) his Department and (b) agencies of his Department have made to the Government of Nigeria on the...

      Ukraine: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for the achievement of justice for the victims of flight MH17 of the alleged...

      Thailand: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Government of Thailand on free and fair elections in that country.

      Thailand: Freedom of Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Government of Thailand on the freedom of assembly and association in...

      Pakistan: Blasphemy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Pakistan on (a) the case of Asia Bibi and (b) concerns about blasphemy laws.

      Yemen: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his policy to support the statement of the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, at the...

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Saudi counterparts on the disappearance in Turkey of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Saudi counterparts on the proposed imposition of capital sentences on (a) Israa...

      Jeanette Moustache and Nesta Moustache

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the (a) proposed deportation of Jeanette Moustache in 2020 and (b)...

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the citizenship status of third-generation Chagos Islanders...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Ilois

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2018 to Question 163140, what progress his Department has made on that consideration; and...

      Privy Council: Hamas and Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has been notified of any meetings between any members of the Privy Council and Hamas or Hezbollah.

      India: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's annual spend on consular services in India was in each of the last five years.

      India: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many departmental personnel were assigned to consular service roles relating to Indian casework in each of the last five years.

      Privy Council: Hamas and Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on meetings between members of the Privy Council and (a) Hamas and (b) Hezbollah.

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the statements made by the Turkish Government that the Saudi journalist Jamal...

      Sri Lanka: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Human Rights Council meeting in October 2015, whether it remains the Government's policy that Sri Lanka...

      Raif Badawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he made on the case of Raif Badawi during his discussions with the Saudi Arabian Minister for Foreign...

      Cameroon: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the presidential elections that took place in Cameroon on 7 October 2018 (a) were...

      Cameroon: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the English-speaking community in Cameroon who were unable to participate in the...

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken to ensure that captured British suspected Islamic State fighters in north-east Syria are held...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to publish his Department's preparations for no deal.

      Omar al-Bashir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government’s policy is on the potential adoption of measures by (a) the UN Security Council and (b) the Assembly...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Directors and Managers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men worked in managerial, director and senior official occupations in (i) private sector and (ii) the...

    • Directors and Managers: Average Earnings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) mean and (b) median pay of (i) women and (ii) men working in managerial, director and senior official occupations on a (A) annual gross...

      Civil Servants: Career Development

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants have been internally promoted (a) temporarily and (b) permanently without competition in the last three years; and what...

      Disability: Politics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what data his Department holds on trends in the level of (a) political participation and (b) civic engagement by disabled people.

      Government: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the number of cyber specialists vacancies in Government.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether Crown Servants living outside the UK for more than 15 years were able to vote in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU in 2016.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress has been made on ensuring that all Government suppliers are signatories of the Prompt Payment Code.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of the 32 biggest suppliers to the Government have met the commitment to pay 95 percent of invoices within 60 days; and how many such...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment has there been of the effectiveness of the Crown Commercial Service Mystery Shopper scheme; and what steps the Government is taking to...

      Shareholders

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the population who own shares in (a) the UK and (b) Feltham and Heston constituency.

      Government Digital Service: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 8 October 2018 to Question 173616, for what reason information on the gender balance of staff in the Government Digital...

      Government Departments: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average salary is for a cyber security specialist employed by the government.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the letters sent to British pensioners residing in France by Caisse...

    • NHS: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the risks of mobile applications are assessed by NHS Digital for inclusion in the NHS Apps Library.

      Brineura

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason there is no national service specification for ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2).

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent research he has consulted to formulate policy related to the effects on health of PM (a) 2.5 (b) 1 and (c) 0.1.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative estimate he has made of the number of mental health staff employed in the NHS in Wirral (a) 2010 and (b) 2017.

      Community Health Partnerships

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

      NHS: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the approval criteria for applications for NHS bodies to form wholly-owned companies will be applied retrospectively.

      NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what consultation his Department is planning ahead of making a decision on the distribution of dividends from NHS LIFT Companies.

      NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on aligning the staff, roles and responsibilities of NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships...

      Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Strategic Transformation Partnerships have developed and agreed a local strategic estates strategy.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2018 to Question 165490 on Eating Disorders, if he will make it his policy to introduce waiting time...

      Mental Illness: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children and young people have been admitted to accident and emergency in hospitals in London because of mental illness in each...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the use of funds allocated for mental health treatment by NHS Trusts and...

      Mental Illness: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK maintains an adequate supply of antipsychotic medications in the event of the...

      Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage (a) men aged 16-30 and (b) people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds to...

      Health Services: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to support the recruitment of employees by health services in Sheffield in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

      Prescriptions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to commence the roll out of electronic prescribing medications systems.

      Multiple Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will undertake a review of the data collected by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in its National Maternity...

      Hospitals: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals in England have their own clinical waste facilities.

      Hospitals: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contingency plans his Department has put in place to ensure excess clinical waste is disposed of safely.

      Hospitals: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has put in place contingency plans in the event of the collapse of a contractor dealing with clinical waste.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the £200 million allocated to the Cancer Transformation Funding, how much funding each Cancer Alliance (a)...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the performance data for the Cancer Alliances.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to undertake an assessment of the value for money of cancer transformation funding.

      Mental Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people aged under 18 in (a) Dulwich and West Norwood constituency, (b) the London borough of Lambeth and (c) the London borough...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 21 of the Education Policy Institute's report, Access to children and young people's mental health services -...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the finding of the recent Royal College of Psychiatrists survey that...

      Mental Health Services: Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the mental health of women held in detention centres in the UK.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to introduce the payments for postgraduate pre-registration nursing students announced by the Minister of...

      Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many asthma inhalers have been issued (a) in England and (b) in each region to (i) adults and (ii) children in each of the last 10 years.

      Mental Health: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the costs of social loneliness and isolation in elderly people to the...

      Dental Services: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of dental practices in Coventry that have availability for NHS patients since 2010.

      Sepsis: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the number of sepsis-related deaths in hospital of lifting the restriction on...

      Mental Health: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet the Secretary of State for Education to discuss mental health in universities.

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date he plans to publish the report of the 2016 Survey of the Mental Health of Children and Young People.

      Hospitals: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support hospital trusts which had contracts with Healthcare Environmental Services Ltd to find...

      Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Healthcare Environmental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value was of contracts held by Wirral University Trust with Healthcare Environmental Services Ltd.

      Hospitals: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of on-site clinical waste facilities at hospitals.

      NHS Leadership Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what courses the NHS Leadership Academy provide for candidates for management positions in the NHS; and what the scope is of those courses.

      Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure the maintenance of funding for research into the field of fibromyalgia syndrome and its symptoms.

      Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will review the clinical guidelines on the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome to ensure clearer treatment pathways for...

      Primary Health Care: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to expand the role of qualified nurses in primary care.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to improve the delivery of mental health services.

      Mental Health Services: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to provide access to mental health services for homeless people.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the supply of flu vaccines for (a) people over 65 years of age and (b) children; and if he...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people over 65 years of age who have received the free flu vaccination for winter 2018 in...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which companies supply flu vaccine to (a) his Department and (b) the NHS for (i) people over 65 years of age and (ii) children; and what...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on problems with the supply of flu vaccines; and if he will make a statement.

      Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that gluten-free bread and flour is available to Coeliacs on NHS prescription.

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to ensure that primary care providers are compensated by third party representatives for providing copies of...

      Pancreatic Cancer: Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the (a) safety and (b) effectiveness of the use medical cannabis oil in the palliative...

  • Department for International Development

    • Females: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made by Government Departments on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals.

    • Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2018 to Question 173559 on Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes, what proportion of that...

      Nigeria: Internally Displaced People and Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department is providing to support Borno refugees and internally displaced persons to return home.

      Yemen: Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what reason the United Nations High-Level Panel meeting on 25 September 2018, Addressing Malnutrition in Yemen, was closed to the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Youth Opportunity Fund: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated from the Youth Opportunities Fund to projects in Nottinghamshire in each...

    • Right to Buy Scheme: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on right to buy of the large-scale regional pilot in...

      West Midlands Combined Authority: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the (a) mean and (b) median pay for (i) women and (ii) men in (A) manager, (B) director...

      Social Rented Housing: Consultation Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 10 of his Green Paper: a new deal for social housing, Cm 9671, which states that Ministers in...

      Housing and Public Buildings: Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring defibrillators to be installed in (a) new housing...

      Private Rented Housing: Tenancy Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to meet the demand for longer tenancies for private tenants.

      Empty Property: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many properties are unoccupied in Dorset; and for how long on average a property has been left unoccupied in that...

      Local Plans: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the figures published by the Office for National Statistics on 20...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what statistics his Department holds on the (a) construction and (b) maintenance of new accessible...

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the implications are for his Department's policies of the recommendations of the report, Housing and disabled...

      Aerials: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many mobile telephone companies have been given permission to build telephone masts in (a) protected and (b)...

      Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent progress his Department has made on introducing mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented...

      Local Government Finance: Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much local authorities have spent from the ring-fenced public health grant on sexual health services in each year...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the effect of rising house...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent representations he has received on the effect on the health of the UK population of poor air quality,...

      Social Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to improve the quality of social housing.

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many planning decisions were (a) appealed to the Planning Inspectorate and (b) overturned on appeal in the last...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the removal of the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap for local authorities.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the targets for housing (a) starts and (b) completions agreed with Homes England are for the financial years (i)...

      Social Rented Housing: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure the social housing system supports people with mental health problems.

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the case People Over Wind and...

      Homelessness: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received from Coventry Council on the provision of funding to reduce homeless in Coventry;...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department provides to local authorities in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England to...

      Housing Ombudsman Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the average time taken was for the Housing Ombudsman to complete a case in each year since 2009-10.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to improve outreach services for homeless people.

      Council Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timeframe is for the first additional homes to be built as a result of removing the cap on council housing...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the proportion of homeless people who are homeless due to an eviction from a private...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Birmingham Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff of each grade were employed at HMP Birmingham on 31 March 2010; and how many equivalent staff of each grade were employed at that prison...

    • Ministry of Justice: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

      Ministry of Justice: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

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

      Offences against Children: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were given prison sentences for child sexual abuse offences of (a) up to one year, (b) one to five years, (c) five to 10 years and (d)...

      Ministry of Justice: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2018 to Question 157090 on Ministry of Justice: Buildings, how many days each Minister of his Department spent in Petty...

      Prisons: Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the maximum recorded temperature was and the date of that recording in each prison in 2018.

      Prisons: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons do not have water coolers or water fountains inside communal areas.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many probation officers are attached to a specific (a) prison, (b) young offenders institution, (c) secure treatment centre and (d) other penal...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is taking steps to ensure that legal aid is available for immigration cases in Suffolk; and if he will make a statement.

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many defendants were granted court bail where the principal offence was (a) murder, (b) manslaughter, (c) robbery, (d) rape, (e) fraud and (f)...

      Magistrates' Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what safeguards are in place to ensure that (a) CPS and (b) defence solicitors receive timely access to all relevant evidence in cases to be heard in...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's policy is on supporting people who are on the autism spectrum at employment support allowance or personal independence payment...

      Homicide: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time is that people convicted of murder offences have spent in custody in the last three years.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the prison officer to prisoner ratio was in each (a) government run and (b) private run prison in each of the last eight years.

      Ministry of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what change there has been in staffing levels in his Department since June 2016.

  • Treasury

    • Overseas Loans: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that loans made to foreign governments under UK law by UK-based financial institutions are publicly disclosed when they...

    • Treasury: Staff

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

      Infrastructure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the July 2018 report of the National Infrastructure Commission’s entitled National Infrastructure Assessment.

      Treasury: Working Hours

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in his Department.

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value is of refunds paid in each category of Stamp Duty in each of the last 10 years.

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2018 to Question 162093 on Individual Savings Accounts, whether the data for the first quarter of 2018-19 is available...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who pay both the employer and employee National Insurance contribution.

      Environmental Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to use vehicle tax to help achieve the objectives set out in the 25 Year Environment Plan.

      Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Act 2010

      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 new sub-section 259HA(5)(b) Chapter 8 Part 6A...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Financial Conduct Authority has the statutory power to prosecute offences under (a) Sections 327-329 and (b) Sections 330-332 of the Proceeds...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential contribution to the public purse of the new anti-avoidance rule involving profit fragmentation arrangements in...

      Gambling: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the contribution to the public purse of proposed changes to the way gaming duty is calculated in each year from 2017-18 to 2021-22.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the contribution to the public purse of proposed changes to corporate interest restriction rules in each year from 2017-18 to...

      Fringe Benefits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the contribution to the public purse of the introduction of overseas scale rates for employee travel expenses in each year...

      Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people that do not have a bank account in each of the last three years in (a) the UK and (b) Feltham and Heston...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimates he has made of the number of people that took out a high-cost loan in each of the last three years in (a) the UK and (b) Feltham and Heston...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2018 to Questions 129224, 129229, 129231 on Childcare Vouchers Wakefield, when he plans to make that information by...

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to publish his Department's preparations for no deal.

      European Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July to Question 165011 on European Investment Bank, what the effect of the expansion of the UK Guarantees Scheme to provide...

      European Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July to Question 165011 on European Investment Bank, what plans he has to replicate the functions of the European Investment...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Equality

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps are being taken to promote greater diversity by (a) gender (b) ethnicity and (c) sexual orientation in...

    • Salisbury Cathedral

      To ask the Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what the policy of the Commissioners is on renewal of leaseholds within the precincts of Salisbury Cathedral; and...

      Church Commissioners

      To ask the Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which AGMs the Commissioners have attended in relation to companies in which shares are held by the Commissioners...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of children living in workless households in the East Midlands.

    • Vacancies: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of vacancies in the West Midlands for (a) permanent and (b) temporary positions.

      Maternity Leave: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on women on maternity leave.

      Universal Credit: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants there are in the Garston and Halewood constituency.

      Universal Credit: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will estimate the number of households in Garston and Halewood constituency that will be migrated from legacy benefits to universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure claimants of universal credit who receive a salary advance in December to cover the costs of Christmas do...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of ensuring that 90 per cent of claims for universal credit are paid in full in advance...

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to maintain its provision of support for jobseekers to become self-employed through the New Enterprise Allowance.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures are in place to support claimants receiving employment and support allowance in their transition to universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training has been provided to case managers to ensure that they have sufficient knowledge of the universal credit regulations.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make TrainingBuild for Universal Credit available to welfare advice centre staff.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the latest projected end date is for the migration from disability living allowance personal independence payment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what digital support will be available to universal credit claimants in maintaining their claim.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people have had their right to reside overturned in an application for universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants she estimates will be migrated to universal credit when the new arrangements are rolled out this week in (a)...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of occasions the time taken to authorise payment following an application for a Support for Mortgage...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the criteria are for determining which WASPI cases submitted to the Independent Case Examiner are referred to the Parliamentary...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases relating to her Department have been considered by the (a) Independent Case Examiner and (b) Parliamentary Ombudsman in each...

      Parental Pay: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) financial and (b) psychological effect on self-employed people of being unable to access...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Departments policy on sanctions of the report, Universal credit in work progression...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's universal credit In-Work Progression Randomised Controlled Trial, what steps she is taking to incorporate...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 6.16 of Autumn Budget 2017, how her Department has spent the £8 million committed to further develop the...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions her Department has held with independent providers of employment support to further develop the evidence base on what works...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have contacted (a) her Department and (b) pension providers on having been unaware that they had a pension which had been...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of 7 February 2018, Official Report, column 1489, when an online password reset function will be...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library copies of assessments conducted by her Department relating to the mental well-being of applicants during...

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to allow private companies to access state pension data as part of the Pensions Dashboard scheme.

      *No heading*

      If she will take steps to improve access to home assessments for claimants of personal independence payment and universal credit who are unable to attend an assessment centre.

      *No heading*

      What recent changes the Government has made to universal credit to protect the incomes of the most vulnerable claimants.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on which dates in 2018 (a) Ministers and (b) officials met with Irish counterparts to discuss the Voisinage Agreement.

    • Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times officials in (a) his Department and (b) other Government Departments have met with the British Horseracing...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a ban on the use of house coal on heating bills for households not on...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Joint Air Quality Unit plans to publish the steps that local authorities are taking to tackle (a) air pollution...

      Schools and Playgrounds: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) schools, (b) nurseries and (c) public playgrounds in England are located (i) within 150m of roads where...

      Schools and Playgrounds: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) schools, (b) nurseries and (c) public playgrounds in England are located in areas where levels of (i) PM10 and...

      Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what protections he plans to put in place to ensure that small breeders are not disadvantaged because of the planned...

      Food: Standards

      To ask for the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department's contingency plans for the UK leaving the EU without a deal includes a temporary lifting of...

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the ratio between (a) fixed and (b) variable costs in the provision of domestic water supply.

      Medical Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many clinical waste operators there are in the UK.

      Medical Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) unannounced and (b) announced inspections the Environment Agency have undertaken at clinical waste operators in...

      Nappies: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to ensure that plastics used in disposable nappies are as biodegradable and as harmless to the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis Strategy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Godfray Review on bovine TB will report to Parliament.

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when Natural England plans to issue Sweetman guidance for the purposes of local plans; and if he will make a statement.

      Greyhound Board of Great Britain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Greyhound Board of Great Britain on that organisation’s injury and...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to publish his Department's preparations for no deal.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Windrush generation cases remain outstanding; and what the timeframe is for those cases to be concluded.

    • Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded crimes relating to forced marriage there have been since 16 June 2014.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Figure 3 of the report, Financial sustainability of police forces 2018 published by the National Audit Office on 11...

      Police: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there are per capita in the city of Leicester.

      Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many 999 call attendants are employed in (a) the UK and (b) Leicestershire.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) College of Policing and (b) HM Inspectorate of Constabulary on a new funding formula for the...

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many new police officers have been recruited since January 2018.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that police forces throughout the UK are able to recruit adequate numbers of officers.

      Crime: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of reported crime in Leicester.

      Arrests: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of arrests in Leicester have led to a conviction in the last 12 months for which information is available.

      Cars: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has held discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport on keyless car thefts in (a) Coventry and (b) the UK.

      Emergency Calls: Hoaxes and False Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of hoax phone calls made to emergency service switchboards in (a) Coventry and (b) England; and...

      Immigrants: Bank Services and Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps is his Department taking to ensure that people permitted to reside and work in the UK have the ability to (a) open bank accounts...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's policy is on what will be considered as (a) criminality and (b) security issues when deciding on applications for...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government to ensure that people with a temporary status are not discriminated against by (a) banks, (b) employers and (c)...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the changes to the licenses of Houses of Multiple Occupation that took effect on 1 October 2018...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of delays to the mobilization period for the new asylum accommodation and support services...

      Police: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of recommendation C of the NAO report entitled Financial sustainability of police forces in...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that standards for preventing overcrowding in houses of multiple occupation under...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has had discussions with the Minister for Food Supplies.

    • EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of replicating the funding from EU Structural Funds for programmes in Wales after the UK leaves the EU.

      Local Growth Deals: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he plans to announce further progress on the North Wales Growth Bid.

      Local Growth Deals: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many meetings Ministers in his Department have had with representatives of (a) local authorities and (b) the Welsh Government on the North Wales...

      Local Growth Deals: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether the Government has agreed the level of funding to be provided by the Welsh Government for the North Wales growth deal.

      Local Growth Deals: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what advice and support his Office provides to local authorities on the North Wales growth bid.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Written Statement of 13 March 2018 on Spring Statement, HCWS540, how much of that funding she has allocated to (a) programmes,...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she has had discussions with the Minister for Food Supplies.

      Marriage: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she last met organisations campaigning for the introduction of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.

      Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps her Department takes to review the performance of commissioners on the board of Equality Commission.

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what change there has been in staffing levels in his Department since June 2016.

      Offences against Children: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to meet with the victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse before Christmas in Northern Ireland; and if she...

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland before the UK leaves the EU; and if...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, 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.

    • Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to strengthen the collaboration between UK and Israeli companies in the medical sector.

      Exports: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussion he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the export of goods and services from Northern Ireland.

      Overseas Trade: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the level of trade with and procurement from Commonwealth nations of the UK leaving...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Government Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he is taking to steps to increase the powers that Ofcom and the Phone-paid Services Authority have to prevent...

    • Arts: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has allocated in arts grants to Wallasey constituency in each of the last five years.

      Arts: Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the EU Copyright Directive on the creative industries.

      Tourism Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on with whom responsibility will lie for Tourism Ireland after the UK...

      Broadband: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on releasing the £150 million allocated to improve rural...

      Gaming Machines: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the lowering of stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals in...

      Ulster Scots Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to provide funding for regional youth programmes on historical and cultural topics relevant to Ulster Scots.

      Sports: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what negotiations have taken place for the selection of training facilities for urban sports ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

      Sports Competitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the announcement of the preferred training facilities for Team GB ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

      Social Media: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to encourage social media platforms to put in place protections to prevent personal details being...

      Internet: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the speed of the internet supply in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.

      Internet and Social Media: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to create a new regulator for internet and social media companies.

      Facebook: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the number of UK users of Facebook who were affected by the data breach at the...

      Facebook: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with Facebook on their data protection arrangements since their announcement on 29...

  • Leader of the House

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the difference between genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes; and to what extent they consider the risk of the...

    • Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the difference between the interim determination of genocide, as made by parliaments, governments or international non-judicial...

      Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a generic policy to guide their responses to mass atrocities and the determination of possible genocide; and, if not, what assessment they have...

      Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK’s duties under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide to prevent and punish the...

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the signing of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement by leaders in South Sudan at the end of 2017.

      Venezuela: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they propose to take following their support for the resolution passed at the Human Rights Council on 27 September 2018 to promote and protect...

      Burma: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Myanmar about the trial and imprisonment of the two Reuters reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.

      Burundi: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their latest assessments of (1) food, (2) health, and (3) political, security in Burundi.

      Burma: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the creation of an ad hoc international criminal tribunal for crimes under international law committed in Myanmar, including alleged genocide,...

      Yemen: Baha'i Faith

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that members of the Baha’i faith in prison or facing death sentences by Houthi courts in Yemen are protected.

      Bahrain: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review suspending investment in Bahrain through the Integrated Activity Fund.

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether human rights risk assessments are required to be made before funds are provided under the Integrated Activity Fund (IAF); whether any such assessments were...

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the interim report published by the Fact-Finding Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on 6 July on...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many technology appraisals NICE has undertaken for medicines which have successfully passed through the Early Access to Medicines Scheme; and how long it has...

    • Brain Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether new biomarker-linked treatments for glioblastoma multiforme would be considered candidate technologies for the Accelerated Access Pathway under the...

      Brain Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support future patient access to new and clinically-effective medicines for glioblastoma multiforme.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Early Access to Medicines Scheme.

      Buprenorphine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the availability and price of the opiate treatment medication buprenorphine; whether there is a shortage of buprenorphine; if so,...

      Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following Public Health England’s estimate in its guidance Alcohol and drug prevention, treatment and recovery: why invest? published on 12 February,...

      Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hospital admissions in the last five years they estimate were linked to gambling addiction.

      Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust: DeepMind

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost to the public of inquiries by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), National Data Guardian, Medicines and...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the proposed statutory scheme for branded drugs will improve access to cost-effective medicines for patients in the UK.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the proposed statutory scheme for branded drugs will enhance the position of the UK as a key centre for the life sciences industry.

      Emergency Services: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of each of the emergency services have been vaccinated against (1) smallpox, and (2) anthrax; what percentage of the total staff of each...

      Horsepox: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have undertaken or commissioned into the creation of an effective vaccine against the synthetic horsepox virus.

      Botulinum Toxin: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many import licences or permissions were granted in each of the last five years for live botulin toxins for the manufacture of Botox.

  • Department for International Development

    • Tanzania: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they provide to family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights work in Tanzania.

  • Department for Education

    • Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that victims of grooming gangs are not stigmatised by social services.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that any failures identified by HM Inspectorate of Probation of community rehabilitation companies adequately to protect the...

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many persons serving indeterminate prison sentences for public protection they estimate continue to protest their innocence; and whether such persons are...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Inflation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what indices Government departments use when calculating defence inflation.

    • Defence: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the value of the exposure of the Ministry of Defence to fluctuations in the value of the euro against the sterling; and how much of that exposure...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the implications for the defence budget of rising oil prices.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the value of the exposure of the Ministry of Defence to fluctuations in the value of the US dollar against sterling: and how much of that exposure is...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for refuelling its SSBN fleet beyond contracts already placed.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many F-35 Lightning aircraft have been handed over by the manufacturer; how many are in the UK and how many are still in the USA; when Initial Operating...

      Military Decorations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 3 and 11 July (HL8946 and HL9251), whether honorary 5 star officers who were listed on the active list but not in...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of concerns raised about the dreadnought programme by the NAO in its report The Defence Nuclear Enterprise: a landscape review,...

  • Home Office

    • Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to support and rehabilitate victims of grooming gangs in the UK.

    • Refugees: Crown Dependencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Crown Territories, in particular the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey, about the possibility that they will take part in...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes they anticipate will be needed to the arrangements for crossing the border between the Cypriot UK Sovereign Bases and the Republic of Cyprus after the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Business: Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to invest in innovation to help support UK businesses in upgrading cyber security.

    • Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to conduct a large-scale gambling prevalence survey.

      Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate, if any, they have made of the contribution of gambling-related harm to the UK divorce rate.

      Museums and Galleries: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ask museums to measure the number of their images that have been accessed online via major third-party websites, such as Wikipedia, as a...

      Merchant Navy Day: Flags

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 14 September (HL10045), whether they will now answer the question originally put, whether there have been...

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