Written answers

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the next Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme considers combination treatments for...

    • Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of NHS Trusts offer non-invasive prenatal testing.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many referrals (a) NHS acute trusts and (b) NHS mental health trusts made to smoking cessation services in each of the last three years.

      Bupropion: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions of Zyban (bupropion hydrochloride) were dispensed by (a) the NHS and (b) community pharmacies in each of the last...

      Smoking: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the amount spent by local authorities on smoking cessation services in each of the last three years.

      Naloxone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has provided for health professionals and emergency service personnel to carry Naloxone in the last five...

      Usher Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to fund research into usher syndrome.

      Public Health England: Drinkaware Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what consultation took place between Public Health England and its independent expert advisors on the Alcohol Leadership Board prior to...

      Public Health England: Drinkaware Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place in the library a copy of the terms of reference for the partnership between Public Health England and Drinkaware.

      Public Health England: Drinkaware Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the press release, Public Health England and Drinkaware launch Drink Free Days, published on 10 September 2018, for...

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the strength of the link between perinatal mental illness and (a) emotional and (b) behavioural problems...

      Physiology: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number cardiac physiologists.

      Haematological Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many blood cancer patients have received medicine funded by the Cancer Drugs Fund by each medicine since 2016.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) people with cystic fibrosis and (b) those people's access to precision medicine.

      NHS: Physiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of cardiac physiologists worked in the NHS in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the budget for mental health services for children and young people as part of the NHS long-term plan.

      Arthritis: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of children and young people diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis in Stroud.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to implement recommendation 46 of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health by commissioning regular...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the provision of early support in mental health services for young people.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the provision of accessible out of hours crisis care for young people experiencing mental...

      Arthritis: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis are transitioned to adult rheumatology care; and what...

      Smoking: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of young people taking up smoking.

      Radioisotopes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure consistent and timely access to radioisotopes after the UK leaves the EU.

      Drugs: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to make pharmacies (a) aware and (b) prepared for the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive by...

      Drugs: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to provide financial support for independent pharmacies after the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive...

      Drugs: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of pharmacies are equipped with scanning machines that register the unique identifier required on the packaging of...

      Drugs: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to assist independent pharmacies in the purchase of the (a) hardware and (b) software required by the...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many files exist on patients being treated following factor 8 blood transfusions; and how many such files have been destroyed.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that all government bodies must automatically make available all files that are relevant to the...

      Royal Bournemouth Hospital: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much additional funding he plans to allocate to Royal Bournemouth Hospital as a result of the increase in funding for the NHS,...

      Hip Replacements: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the (a) testing and (b) certification procedures for (i) metal and (ii) other...

      Phenylketonuria: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress NHS England and NICE have made on deciding whether to (a) license Kuvan and (b) make available Peg-Pal for the treatment of...

      Phenylketonuria: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made of the adequacy of the transitional care arrangements for young people with phenylketonuria between the...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include end of life care in the long-term plan for the NHS; and what steps are being taken to improve end of life care.

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has conducted to assess the effects on health of emissions of nitrogen oxides from waste incinerator sites...

      Allergies: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the shortage of EpiPen 0.3mg Auto-Injectors in (a) Oxfordshire and (b) England; and what steps he is taking...

      Children: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the amount of time spent in front of screens on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many stimulated IVF cycles where 1-10 eggs were collected there were in each year from 2013 to 2017.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many embryos were created in stimulated IVF cycles in which 1-10 eggs were collected for each year from 2013 to 2017.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many fresh embryos were transferred in stimulated IVF cycles in which 1-10 eggs were collected for each year from 2013 to 2017.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many fresh embryos were allowed to perish in stimulated IVF cycles in which 1-10 eggs were collected for each year from 2013 to 2017.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many frozen embryos were transferred from stimulated IVF cycles in which 1-10 eggs were collected for each year from 2013 to 2017.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many frozen embryos were allowed to perish from stimulated IVF cycles in which 1-10 eggs were collected for each year from 2013 to 2017.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many embryos were there in storage from stimulated IVF cycles in which 1-10 eggs were collected for each year from 2013 to 2017.

      Suicide: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many male suicides have been recorded in the past (a) month, (b) two months, (c) six months, (d) year and (e) two years in (i)...

      Breast Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will allocate funding for new Clinical Nurse Specialist posts to support secondary breast cancer patients in Hospital...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the report of the Drug Repurposing Group that was submitted to his Department in December 2017.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of optimal care pathways for each of the less survivable cancers.

      Dental Services: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money his Department has collected in fines from Employment Support Allowance contribution-related claimants who have...

      Dental Services: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people claimants of free dental care were issued a fine by her Department for incorrectly filling out an FP17PR form in 2017-18.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what provision he plans to make for end-of-life care in the long-term plan for the NHS.

      Benzodiazepines: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question HL9971 on Benzodiazepines: Misuse, for what reason there is a 10 year restriction...

      Hampshire Liaison and Diversion Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people received support from Hampshire Liaison and Diversion Services in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017; and if he will make a...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has provided additional resources to the Food Standards Agency for the responsibilities set out in the regulating...

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how will assurance service providers be (a) monitored, (b) inspected and (c) audited under the Food Standards Agency regulating out...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help the Food Standards Agency establish assessment criteria to ensure that private assurance schemes’...

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the relationship between the (a) Food Standards Agency, (b) the European Food Safety Authority and (c) the European...

      Processed Food: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help reduce the proportion of ultra-processed foods consumed.

      Allergies: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment (a) his Department and (b) the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have made on the adequate needle...

      Wheelchairs: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the contractual standards required by his Department are for the (a) issue and (b) renewal of private contracts with (a) Millbrook...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the publication of the Green Paper on Social Care.

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the cost to the public purse of embedding physical activity into care...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what non-medical support his Department offers to men with prostate cancer.

      Prostate Cancer: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what medical programmes his Department supports in relation to (a) advanced prostate cancer and (b) locally advanced prostate cancer in...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make a comparative assessment of survival rates of prostate cancer across England.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many sexual health screenings have been undertaken in sexual health clinics in each year since 2013.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to reassess the requirements established by the European Medicines Agency guidelines implementing EU Directive...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who were unable to access sexual health services in England in 2017 as a...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase funding allocated to schemes to support children with mental health problems.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to enable the provision of additional services in general practice clinics to reduce the workload in accident and...

      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent research his Department has commissioned on irritable bowel syndrome; and if he will make a statement.

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to increase the number of staff who assist people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

      Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that health, adult social care and children’s social care services work together to...

      Head Lice: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of whether their is a causal link between the increased use of portable electronic devices and...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to Clinical Commissioning Groups on the provision of flu vaccinations for people over the age of 70.

      General Practitioners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement made by the Chief Executive of NHS England at the International Practitioner Health Summit 2018, if he...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which clinical commissioning groups do not commission specialist eating disorder services for people aged 18 and over (a) in the...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the Transforming mental health services for children who have experienced abuse or neglect report...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the change in the number of men presenting for appointments to check for prostate cancer at an early stage...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the research undertaken by the Health Service Journal, published on...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure children and young people's mental health is delivered in NHS Sustainability and...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) expanding and (b) training the children's mental health workforce is delivered in...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the research on NHS Sustainability and Transformation plans (STP), published by Young Mind in September 2018, what...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS England’s medicines optimisation CQUIN scheme, how NHS England calculates best value; and what the percentage...

      Haemophilia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what processes are in place to ensure that patients are able to continue on their existing haemophilia treatments regardless of the...

      Haemophilia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question 167276 on haemophilia: medical treatments, if he will provide figures on total...

      Haemophilia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS England sets minimum target trough levels of blood factor concentrate for the treatment of patients with (a) haemophilia A...

      Haemophilia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to commissioning criteria 6a of NHS England’s Criteria for the Prescribing of Enhanced Half-Life Blood Factors,...

      NHS: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the article on Regulatory approach to subsidiary companies pubished in the Provider bulletin: 19 September 2018 by NHS...

      Speech and Language Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2018 to Question 153418 on Young Offenders: Speech and Language Disorders, what discussions his...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people under the age of 18 had to wait longer than four weeks to access CAMHS services in the last 12 months; and what the...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that pathology and endoscopy staff are supported to deal with an increase in demand for...

  • Prime Minister

    • Children and Young People

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to the press release entitled Leader of the Commons to chair ministerial group on family support from conception to the age of two, published in July...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2018 to Question 134635 on the Department for Work and Pensions: telephone services, how many times her...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) passports and (b) driving licenses have been removed from people for non-payment of child maintenance; and how many people...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many DS1500 forms have been issued in each of the last five years.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to publish the updated guidance on reassessments for personal independence payment claimants with severe or...

      Home Care Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Government’s response to recommendation 45 (c) in its follow up report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with...

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124308 on Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness, what the timeframe is for the...

      Disability: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Government’s response to Recommendation 57 (a) to the report by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Government’s response to recommendation 57 of the report of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with...

      Disability and Society Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the letter of 31 August 2018 from the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence claimants claimants had their decision overturned at (a) mandatory reconsideration and (b) Tribunal in the last...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance does his Department issue to jobcentre staff providing benefits advice to claimants on claiming universal credit if they are...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support people with low computer literacy to access universal credit.

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to include the state pension in the pensions dashboard system.

      Child Maintenance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to undertake a review of the enforcement powers of the Child Maintenance Service.

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 4 September 2018 on Pensions Update, HCWS933, whether the proposed pensions dashboard will (a)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people affected by the lower benefit cap in May 2018 were also affected by the cap in February 2017.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people no longer affected by the lower benefit cap became exempt because they became in receipt of (a) employment and support...

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her Department's policy that all pensions provider will be required to sign up to the pensions dashboard; and whether the state...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the delay in (a) self-employed and (b) freelance applicants being granted Access to Work payments.

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2018 to Question 155403 on Independent Case Examiner: Complaints, if how much additional resource has been...

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been (a) received and (b) determined by the Independent Case Examiner in each year since 2010.

      Social Security Benefits: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants affected by the Benefit Cap in each London borough are in receipt of (a) Job Seekers Allowance, (b)...

      Food Banks: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personnel from (a) Cumbria Constabulary, (b) Lancashire Constabulary and (c) Merseyside Constabulary her Department has (i) sign...

      Social Security Benefits: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library a copy of her Department's Repayment Negotiation Framework.

      Maternity Allowance: Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of extending statutory maternity allowance to adopting parents.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of research by the Trussell Trust which found a 52 per cent increase in food...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the conclusions of the report, Rolling Out Universal Credit, published by the National Audit...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what is the Infrastructure and Projects Authority's most recent delivery confidence assessment on the roll-out of universal credit.

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to submit a formal response to the consultation undertaken by the Financial Conduct Authority on changes to rules...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the most recent universal credit programme risk register will be made available.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what cost threshold her Department uses to determine which parliamentary questions should not be answered on disproportionate cost grounds.

  • Home Office

    • Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to improve the communication applicants receive on the progress of their visa application.

    • Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings he has held with (a) the strategic lead of the National Police Coordination Centre and (b) the NPCC national lead on...

      Home Office: Brexit

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

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will take steps to improve its communication with local authorities, community organisations and the Third Sector on...

      Corrosive Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of police officers that will be equipped with street testing kits for corrosives.

      Missing Persons: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any funding requests have been received by police forces in the last 12 months relating to the search for missing children; how much...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the fire service response times of each fire authority in England are recorded from the same point after receiving an incident call.

      Unexplained Wealth Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Unexplained Wealth Orders have been issued since the start of the summer recess; and how many of those orders were issued in...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the decision was taken to close the immigration reporting centre in Stoke-on-Trent; and if he will publish the business...

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration reporting centres have been (a) closed and (b) relocated since May 2015.

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people subject to reporting requirements are not disadvantaged financially if the nearest...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect on asylum seekers in Stoke-on-Trent of the closure of the immigration reporting centre in that city.

      Immigration Controls: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the publication of the review of the use of paragraph 322(5) of the Immigration Rules to refuse applications for...

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's competitive tender process for a research project on the impact of sex work in the UK, whether (a) an...

      Immigration: Norway

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on Norwegian citizens living in the UK of the UK leaving the EU.

      Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost of recovery and storage of stolen vehicles to (a) the Metropolitan and (b) Lewisham police forces.

      Home Office: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of employers who have called his Department's employer enquiry helpline in each of the last three years.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to revise the requirements of routes to post-study work for international students.

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to phase out the use of primates in animal research.

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many primates have been used in animal research in each of the last three years.

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many breaches of the regulations controlling the use of primates in research have been identified in each of the last three years.

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to advise individuals with indefinite leave to remain to apply for a biometric residence permit.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative assessment he has made of the the average waiting time for visa applicants in (a) the last six months and (b) 2010.

      Organised Crime: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent meetings (a) he, (b) other Ministers and (c) staff of his Department have had with (i) the British Transport Police, (ii) taxi...

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the budget allocated to the National Crime Agency GCHQ specialist unit for investigating child sexual abuse...

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions for child sexual abuse offences perpetrated on...

      British Nationality: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU-born citizens have undertaken British citizenship ceremonies in Ceredigion since June 2016.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data the Government collects on the (a) number and (b) nature of unsolved crimes of fraud that have been reported to the National Fraud...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to improve the rate of crimes reported to the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre that are solved.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for Leave to Remain have been rejected by his Department in the last 12 months.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for Leave to Remain made outside the rules have been granted in the last 12 months.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of applicants for Leave to Remain that continue to reside in the UK after their application has been...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has allocated additional funding to local authorities to support asylum dispersal under the new Asylum Accommodation...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the new Asylum Accommodation contracts and attendant Statement of Requirements and Performance Management regime include mechanisms...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September to Question 169672 onMigrant Workers: Visas, whether he has plans to publish a White Paper on...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to protect all existing rights of citizens of other EU member states living in the UK in the event of the UK...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that EU citizens living in the UK can continue to do so in the event of the UK leaving the EU...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraphs 493 and 499 of Big Brother Watch & Others v United Kingdom, if he will bring forward legislative proposals...

      Peter Pickering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to share with the victims and their families the results of recent inquiries by West Yorkshire Police into crimes that...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has plans to introduce legislative proposals to enable the use of artificial intelligence and recognition technology...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data his Department holds on the time of day that knife incidents have taken place over the last five years in (a) London and (b) the UK.

      Airlines: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will support calls by UK airlines to implement licensing airside at airports to tackle drunk and disruptive passengers.

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2017 to Question 7631, what steps the Government has taken to reduce the use of primates in research...

      Anti-corruption Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what dates the anti-corruption inter-ministerial group has held meetings.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been tasked with assisting police services in other countries in cases of human trafficking in the last three...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) age (b) gender and (c) nationality was of each victim of human trafficking rescued by agencies in England and Wales in the last...

      Driving: Eyesight

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers were routinely stopped by police forces in each of the last five years; and how many of those drivers were asked to take a...

      Immigration Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes were made between versions 2.0 and 3.0 to the section on study conditions in his Department’s guide to immigration bail...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of in-country visa extension applications have been decided (a) within (i) eight, (ii) 12 and (iii) 16 weeks...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he undertook an impact assessment of his decision not to carry over excess validity from previous passports; and if he will make a...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the paper by Aveek Bhattacharya entitled How dependent is the alcohol industry on heavy drinking in England? published in...

      Police: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of allocating policing numbers in rural areas based on geographic size...

      Deportation: West Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2018 to Question 174681 on Deportation: West Africa, how many of the 60 people who were due to be...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications his Department has received from (a) police forces in England and Wales and (b) Police and Crime Commissioners to help...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2017 to Question 6773, when Government plans to meet its commitment to transfer 480 unaccompanied...

      Asylum: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that Local Authorities are consulted on the provisions of the new (a) asylum accommodation and support...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Policing Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when a newly constituted Policing Board with (a) political and (b) independent members is planned to be (i) constituted and (ii) fully functional.

    • Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reason the funding for the five integrated schools that were given approval to proceed to planning in March 2016 by the Northern...

      Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she is taking to expand integrated education in Northern Ireland in order to meet parental demand for places in that sector.

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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)...

    • Public Houses: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to prevent pub closures.

      Freezing of Assets: Russia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assets have been frozen under the Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Orders 2016 and 2018.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions the Government has had with (a) the EU Council presidency and (b) EU member states on the scope of obligations on trust in relation to...

      Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has frozen the assets of the suspects in the Skripal incident under section 4 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.

      Sanctions: Russia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place a list of all economic sanctions on Russia in the Library.

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the register of People with significant control to tackle money laundering.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many social care employers have been subject to any form of action by HMRC for failing to keep sufficient minimum wage records in the most recent...

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Government’s response to recommendation 59(b) in its follow up report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with...

      Whisky: Exports

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the value of Scotch whisky to UK exports in the last five years.

      Overseas Trade: Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the White Paper entitled The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, published in July 2018, how the...

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the household finances of families with young children of closing the childcare voucher scheme to new entrants...

      Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to review the Access to Banking Standard.

      Retail Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to take steps to prevent rental purchase retailers from charging in excess of twice the value of the goods sold over the...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on (a) the public purse and (b) bookmakers of implementing the reduced maximum stake on fixed-odds betting...

      Gambling: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue that would accrue to the public purse from Remote Gaming Duty being set at (a) 18 (b) 19 and (c) 20 per cent.

      Help to Buy Scheme: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential mertis of increasing the threshold for the Help to Buy ISA for first-time buyers in Oxfordshire to the London...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what advice his Department is providing to importers on how to make customs declarations on goods arriving from EU member states after 29 March 2018 in the...

      Cycling: South East

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

      Energy Intensive Industries: Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what distributional analysis his Department has carried out on the exemption for mineralogical and metallurgical processes from the Climate Change Levy.

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to improve the time it takes the Valuation Office Agency to process appeals against business...

      Non-domestic Rates: Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to take account of (a) housing costs and (b) all other elements of the local cost of living in the calculation of small...

      Disability

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference the Equality and Human Rights Commission's report, Disability Report: Being disabled in Britain, published in April 2017, if he will make an...

      Motor Vehicles: Disability

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has plans to retain the provisions of VAT form VAT1615A, for VAT relief on specially adapted motor vehicles, after the UK leaves the EU.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made on implementing the findings of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Environmental Audit; Health and Social Care; and...

      Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to bring forward proposals for the mandatory provision of basic bank accounts for all individuals; and if he will make a statement.

      Mutual Societies: Australia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with his Australian counterpart on the Australian Government's proposed Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Entities) Bill; and...

      Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the modelling that the Government is using to assess the potential disruption at the UK border in the event that...

      Company Cars: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on consumers of the increase in company car tax since 2013.

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the HMRC statistical release of 28 June 2018 on the Government's policy to provide support to a maximum of two children, what the...

      Lost Working Days: Weather

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) businesses in Coventry and (b) the UK economy of work absences as a result of the summer 2018 heatwave.

      Company Cars: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will provide five years' visibility on company car tax rates after 2020-21 in the forthcoming Autumn Budget.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports Competitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has made an assessment of the relative merits of the possible training facilities for Team GB urban...

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Written Statement of 13 March 2018 on Spring Statement, HCWS540, how much of that funding he has allocated to...

      Infrastructure: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many businesses and organisations have been designated as operators of essential services.

      Publications: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support the British comic book industry in overseas markets.

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the contribution of Scotch whisky to tourism.

      Internet: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to maximise internet service provider options for people in rural areas.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that mobile phone provider coverage checkers are accurate.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps against broadband infrastructure companies who exclude specific houses as they deem their driveways to...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the secondary legislation to reduce the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to two pounds will be laid before...

      Gaming Machines: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the number of (a) people employed by and (b) jobs created in the gambling...

      Performing Arts: Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the ability of independent artists...

      Performing Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the ability of artists who reside in the EU to tour the UK in the event of the UK leaving the...

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on small and medium enterprises in the creative industries of the UK...

      5G: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made about the safety of 5G with respect to human health.

      5G: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many representations his Department has received on the health risks of 5G technology.

      Disability: Politics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what data his Department hold on the level of political participation and civic engagement among disabled people.

      Exercise: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has in place to encourage (a) over-55s to become fitness instructors and coaches (b) other aspects of diversity...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reason the Government has encouraged multiple full fibre infrastructure providers to build competing networks in the...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of multiple providers investing in full-fibre networks in the same areas...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the average waiting time was for applications for charitable status to the Charity Commission to be processed in each of...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many Cyber Essentials certificates his Department has issued.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the need to secure an agreement on mutual recognition of judgments and...

    • Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial support the Government plans to make available to SMEs to assist them in preparing for and meeting the...

      Property: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18, published on 12 May 2016, for what reason the...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the ability of Companies House to verify beneficial ownership data...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many onshore wells the Government aims to be hydraulically fractured for shale gas between 2018-2038.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of onshore wells needed to be hydraulically fractured in the UK...

      Biofuels: Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of subsidies provided to renewable technologies burning wood...

      Biofuels: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many recipients of biomass subsidy payments there have been under the (a) Renewables Obligation Certificate, (b)...

      Biofuels: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what basis levels of biomass subsidies have been set under the (a) Renewables Obligation Certificate, (b) Contracts...

      District Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendations of the Competition Market Authorities’...

      Offshore Drilling: Bournemouth Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from (a) Members of Parliament, (b) Dorset County Council, (c) Poole Borough...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many shale gas exploration and hydraulic fracturing sites the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth has visited...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which shale gas companies the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth has met since June 2017.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many times the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth has met shale gas (a) companies and (b) industry...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has been made of UK demand for natural gas from 2018 to 2038.

      Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the ability of Companies House to verify that a company registering with Companies House...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of imposing stronger penalties on people found to have...

      Royal Mail: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the accuracy of addresses in the Royal Mail database; and if he will make a statement.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to require energy companies and property management companies to ensure that tenants have easy...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September to Question 168979 on Electricity: Storage, for what reason the Government has...

      Wind Power: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applications for community and industry-led wind farms in Lancashire have been received in the last three...

      Carers: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to bring forward legislative proposals for paid leave for people with caring...

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when food safety problems emerge at a facility covered by the Food Standards Agency primary authority (PA) scheme, but...

      Employment: Carers and Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to (a) understand and (b) tackle the issues that (i) carers and (ii) parents face...

      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 in April 2019.

      Summertime: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of European Commission proposals to change EU summertime...

      Estate Agents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a legal requirement for property companies to provide (a) a...

      Gratuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the planned timescale is for the proposed ban on businesses taking a proportion of their workers' tips.

      Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the planned timescale is for the review of the UK audit industry.

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 10 October 2018 to Question 174703 on Small Businesses: Billing, what encouragement the...

      Overseas Companies: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of companies moving production to European locations and importing the goods...

      Overseas Companies: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that goods produced outside of but imported into the UK by UK...

      Companies: Industrial Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing public awareness of the industrial relations records...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will mane an assessment of the potential merits of abolishing leasehold as part of its review of leasehold property.

    • Estate Agents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to require property...

      Homelessness: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated to Southampton for schemes to tackle homelessness since 2010.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many authorised pitches each local authority in the West Midlands has been granted.

      Sleeping Rough: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has plans to undertake a (a) trial and (b) evaluation of Housing First for under-25s, including...

      Refuges: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report, Pressing for Progress, published by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in July...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report, Pressing for Progress, published by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in July...

      Vodafone Group: Birmingham City Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much rent Vodafone has paid to Birmingham City Council for the use of (a) highways and (b) other local authority...

      Electrical Safety: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing free electrical safety checks for vulnerable...

      Owner Occupation: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what help is available to people living in the owner-occupied housing sector who have electrically unsafe properties...

      Holiday Accommodation: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will make an assessment of the adequacy of the procedures for assessing the liability of holiday...

      Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what geographical area was covered by the land use categories cited in the National Accounts (a) land underlying...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many Starter Homes have been (a) started and (b) completed.

      Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support young carers in the UK.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what funding his Department plans to make available to local authorities to support rough sleepers during winter 2018-19.

      Social Rented Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the announcement on local authority funding, made by the Prime Minister on 3 October 2018, what...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2018 to Question 123120 on Armoured Fighting Vehicles, when his Department plans to take delivery of the AJAX...

    • Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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)...

      Veterans: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding his Department provides to (a) local authorities and (b) private residences to help pay for home security requirements for ex-forces...

      Sea King Helicopters: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what type of asbestos was contained in Sea King helicopters; and in what parts of the helicopter that asbestos was located.

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Joint Personnel Administration system used by the army, how many complaints have been made by junior soldiers or their parents or...

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people under 18 years of age applied to join the army between 1 January 2018 and 1 September 2018.

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many junior soldiers in the army failed compulsory drug tests in each of the last five calendar years for which data is available.

      Army Foundation College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many AFC Harrogate graduates undertook an apprenticeship in each of the last three training years; and if he will list those apprenticeships by...

      Army: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with (a) General Dynamics and (b) Oshkosh on the procurement of Multi-Role Vehicles (Protected); and if he will make a statement.

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers enlisted in the army aged under 18 dropped out before completing phase two training in the financial year 2017-18.

      Ministry of Defence: Political Parties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is permissible for (a) members of the Armed Forces and (b) Ministry of Defence personnel to join a political party.

      Defence: Diversification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has a policy on defence diversification to protect jobs in the defence sector.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of GDP which is accounted for by the UK defence sector.

      MOD St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Welsh Government relating to MOD St. Athan; and if he will make a statement.

      Sentinel Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US Administration on the future of the Sentinel R1 project.

      Army: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 62, paragraph 17.2 of the Army Sexual Harassment Report 2018, published by his Department in September 2018, what steps he is...

      Army: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 59, paragraph 16.16 of the Army Sexual Harassment report 2018, published by his Department in September 2018, what steps he is...

      Army: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 58, paragraph 16.13 of the Army Sexual Harassment report 2018, published by his Department in September 2018, what steps he is...

      Army: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Army Sexual Harassment report 2018, page 4, paragraph 9, published by his Department in September 2018, what steps he is taking to...

      Army: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 3, paragraph 4 of the Army Sexual Harassment report 2018, published by his Department in September 2018, what steps he is taking...

      Armed Forces: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many serving Armed Forces personnel have committed suicide in the last (a) month, (b) two months, (c) six months, (d) year and (e) two years; and in...

      Uganda: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what military support the Government provides to Uganda.

      Air Force: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Royal Air Force trains pilots on behalf of other countries.

      World War II: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Arctic Stars his Department has awarded since the medal was struck in 2010; and in which country each recipient resided.

      Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people serving in the armed forces are from Northern Ireland.

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance his Department provides to departing military personnel on how to adapt to civilian life.

      Armed Forces: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many school visits were carried out by military personnel promoting a career in the armed forces in the academic year 2017-18.

      Veterans: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department provides counselling for ex-military personnel who have suffered PTSD as a result of their time in service.

      Army: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many places have been available for senior Non-Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers on the Late Entry Officers Course at Sandhurst in each of...

      Veterans: National Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to provide support for national service veterans to attend remembrance events.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, 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)...

    • Devolution: Northern Ireland and Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the answer of 14 September 2018 to Question 169528, on Devolution: Northern Ireland and Scotland, what discussions he has had with the...

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the level of investment of the Scotch whisky industry in the Scottish economy in the last five years.

      Scotland Office: Food

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

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he has had on trade and investment with the Government of China.

    • Department for International Trade: Brexit

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

      Overseas Trade: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what official advice his Department provides to firms on doing business with Burmese military-owned and controlled companies.

      Dumping: Ceramics

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure that anti-dumping measures for ceramic tableware are not withdrawn when the UK leaves the EU.

      Whisky: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Scotch whisky industry on increasing exports of Scotch whisky; if he will...

      BRICS Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether representatives of his Department attended the 2017 BRICS summit in Xiamen.

      Animal Experiments: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on ending unnecessary ad hoc cosmetics testing on animals by Chinese authorities on...

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-pacific Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when he plans to publish his response to his consultation with business on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

      Antidumping Duties: Aluminium

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure that anti-dumping duties on aluminium foil are maintained when the UK leaves the EU.

      Food: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the (a)(i) validity of cases brought before the WTO dispute resolution mechanism to which the EU...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will take steps to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what process is in place to assess the (a) performance and (b) value for money of the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoys.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what resources she has allocated to Government Department's to ensure that they have the technical capacity to implement Sustainable Development Goal 5.

    • Females: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if his Department will collect data from (a) vulnerable and (b) marginalised groups in any assessment of the progress made on implementing...

      Females: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what meetings she plans to hold with representatives of civic society in relation to progress on implementing Sustainable Development Goal 5 for the...

      Females: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with representatives of the devolved administrations on those administrations' progress on the implementation of...

      Carers: Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of caring responsibilities on gender pay gaps.

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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)...

    • Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many local authorities not receiving support from his Department to produce Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans are producing such plans.

      Railways: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people have been killed on the rail network in each of the last 10 years.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost was of maintenance on the Strategic Road Network in each of the last 10 years.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of all outstanding maintenance on the Strategic Road Network.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of all outstanding pothole maintenance that is required.

      Railways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, where (a) deaths and (b) injuries on the rail network occurred in each of the last 10 years.

      Mersey Tunnels: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority on the repayment of debt on the Mersey Tunnels.

      Railway Stations: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which stations on the national rail network have had new canopies installed on their platforms in the last five years; and what the cost was of each...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the criteria are for allocating funds under the Safer Roads Fund.

      Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment (a) the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and (b) his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the scope of OLEV...

      Motorcycles: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to introduce lower limits on the amount of noise made by motorcycles; and if he will make a statement.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2018 to Question 140171 on High Speed 2, how many (a) targeted workshops and (b) surgery sessions HS2 Ltd has...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2018 to Question 126104 on High Speed 2, what progress has been made on the introduction of the prolonged...

      Taxis: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing legislation granting licensing authorities a statutory basis for creating minimum...

      Cars: Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to require electronic devices used by car passengers to be securely fixed to prevent injury,...

      Manchester-sheffield Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Hope Valley Capacity Scheme, whether Network Rail has plans to make available increased capacity to provide additional...

      A34: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to improve safety on the A34 in Oxfordshire.

      Boating: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question 170303 on Boating: Accidents, if he will publish the data held by the Department on the number...

      Electric Vehicles: Sandwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information he holds on the number of plug-in vehicles registered in the borough of Sandwell.

      Speed Limits: Dual Carriageways and Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on national productivity of increasing the speed limit for vehicles on motorways and dual carriageways.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to replicate the accessibility standards contained in the EU's European Accessibility Bill after the UK leaves the EU.

      Electric Vehicles: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure electric vehicles are financially attractive to (a) fleet operators and (b) consumers.

      Northern: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to help tackle delays on Northern Rail services in Yorkshire.

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of cyclists killed in a road traffic collision were not wearing a safety helmet.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will take steps to waive the fee for a replacement driving licence in cases where the applicant has been a victim of crime.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many full Group 1 driving licenses were held in each of the last five years.

      Driving: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people received penalty points for driving with uncorrected defective eyesight in each of the last five years.

      Driving: Eyesight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people received penalty points for refusing to submit to an eyesight test in each of the last five years.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Group 1 driving licences have been revoked for eyesight related conditions by age in each of the last five years.

      Bicycles and Motorcycles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provisions there are in statute for the insurance of food delivery (a) bicycle and (b) motorbike riders.

      Birmingham Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of plans to expand Birmingham Airport; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Horse Riding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on road (a) safety and (b) regulations for...

      Public Transport: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of assaults on (a) staff and (b) customers on public transport in 2017-18.

      London-Brighton Railway Line: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on simplifying the fare structure for rail services on the Brighton main line.

      Liverpool Port: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps Highways England is taking to reduce roadside emissions near the Port of Liverpool.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Emirati counterpart on the conflict in Yemen.

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Statement of 13 March 2018 on Spring Statement, HCWS540, how much of that funding he has allocated to...

      Bangladesh: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Government of Bangladesh on the decision to create a special court within the prison...

      Bangladesh: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to encourage the Government of Bangladesh to hold a free and fair general election later this year.

      Bangladesh: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations has he made to the Secretary General of the Commonwealth on the relationship between the Commonwealth's...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help (a) prevent further violence towards and (b) resolve the causes of the...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to refer the Government of Myanmar to the International Criminal Court for their actions towards the Rohingya.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of steps the Government of Myanmar must take to ensure conditions are safe for Rohingya...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of investigations undertaken by the Burmese (a) government and (b) military into...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the statement of 21 September by the the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs on the humanitarian...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September to Question 169234, what assessment his Department has made of whether arms exported to...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Government of Myanmar on human rights abuses against the Rohingya since...

      Anna Campbell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations has he made to the Turkish Government on the repatriation of the body of British national Anna Campbell...

      Bangladesh: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the fairness of the recent local elections in Bangladesh.

      Noura Hussein

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Attorney General in the Sudanese Government to intervene in the case of Noura Hussein...

      Sudan: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made in the UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue on protecting freedom of speech in Sudan.

      Peter Biar Ajak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date officials in his Department last discussed the case of Peter Biar Ajak with the South Sudanese Government.

      Saudi Arabia: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Saudi counterpart on the proposed punishment of people with prison sentences of up to...

      Sudan: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Sudanese counterpart on proposals by President Bashir to amend the Sudanese constitution...

      James Gatdet Dak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has classified James Gatdet Dak, the spokesperson of the Sudan People's Liberation...

      James Gatdet Dak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterparts in South Sudan on the continued detention of James Gatdet Dak, the...

      Tanzania: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterparts in Tanzania on the proposed amendments to the 2015 Statistics Act in that...

      Tanzania: Electoral Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Tanzania on the integrity of its electoral process since the decision of...

      Hong Kong: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what what representations he has made to his counterpart in Hong Kong on the decision not to renew the visa of the Asia News...

      Malek Reuben Riak Rengu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his policy that (a) ministers and (b) officials of his Department meet with General Malek Reuben Riak Rengu, the...

      Hong Kong: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Hong Kong counterpart in on the issue of work visas to journalists.

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the BBC Panorama investigation entitled Profits before Pupils? broadcast on 13th September 2018, whether his Department plans to...

    • Pupils: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2018 to Question 169059 on Pupils: Hearing Impairment, what proportion of that funding has been made available...

      Students: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to crack down on the use of essay mill cheating services amongst students.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress the Government has made on providing a sharia-compliant alternative student finance system.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the same (a) criteria and (b) decision-making process was used to determine whether there would be an extension of the teachers’ pay...

      Pupils: Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that schools are offering adequate help and support for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received from (a) schools and (b) teachers on the effect on the financial sustainability of schools of the first one per...

      Adoption Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his plans are for the Adoption Support Fund over the next five years.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made on the effect of raising of the Participation Age to 18 on the ability of (a) families and (b) local...

      Supply Teachers: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was spent on procuring supply teachers through agencies in the last five years.

      Pre-school Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which groups were successful in applying for funding from the Early Years VCS Disadvantage Grants 2018-20 programme.

      Adoption Panels: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides on payment of the members of adoption panels.

      Family Drug and Alcohol Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the continuation of Family Drug and Alcohol Courts.

      Adoption Support Fund: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Adoption Support Fund, how many claims have been received on behalf of previously looked after children now on special...

      Pupil Premium: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many previously looked after children on a (a) special guardianship order, (b) child arrangements order and (c) residence order in each local...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to Directors of Children's Services to help them understand their responsibility to provide support services to...

      Alternative Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children and young people with special educational needs were recorded as being educated elsewhere and in settings other than a school for...

      Further Education: Care Leavers and Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) looked-after children and (b) care leavers went on to further education in 2016-17.

      Schools: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department allocated to schools in the Preston constituency in each financial year since 2010-11; and what estimate he has made...

      Maintained Schools: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans are in place to reduce the deficit in local authority maintained schools, including nurseries, special schools and Pupil Referral Units in...

      Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the revenue from the levy on the soft drinks industry was allocated to the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund in 2017-18; and how his Department...

      Pupils: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers of the deaf were employed for each of the last five years.

      Primary Education: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to promote professional sport as a career to girls at primary school level.

      Special Educational Needs: Classroom Assistants and Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the level of retention rates of (a) teachers in secondary Special Educational Needs schools and (b) teaching assistants...

      Special Educational Needs: Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of rates of pay for teaching assistants in (a) primary Special Educational Needs schools and (b) secondary...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the costs to schools of new obligations for mental health support and education; and whether he has plans to allocate...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to encourage schools to create designated senior leads for mental health.

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to introduce free school milk for all children in (a) Early Years Foundation Stage and (b) Key Stage 1; and what steps...

      Schools: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to improve (a) guidance, (b) training and (c) systems to respond to incidents of sexual harassment and sexual...

      Sex and Relationship Education: Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will amend the guidance on sex and relationship education to include teaching about pornography as recommended by the Report of the Women and...

      Schools: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that adequate funding is available to schools to provide disability awareness training in line with...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2018 to Question 165610 on Disabled Students' Allowances, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the...

      Schools: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department’s policy is on creating new (a) schools and (b) nurseries in (i) air quality management areas and (ii) within 150 metres of...

      Schools: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to educate children about exposure to air pollution in the area around their school or nursery.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to promote the school-as-community-hub model with integrated health, education and social care provision for children and family...

      Pupil Premium: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to ensure that young carers qualify for the pupil premium as a result of their status as a carer.

      16-19 Bursary Fund: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to extend the 16-19 Bursary for vulnerable groups to young adult carers.

      St Neots Learning Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to publish the results of the Education and Skills Funding Agency investigation into St Neots Learning Partnership.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, will he will make it his policy to extend the provisions of the pupil premium to disadvantaged students moving from secondary to further education.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on funding for (a) post-16 education (b) skills training and (c) the further education sector...

      Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children eligible for free school meals reached a Good Level of Development at age five in Stockton South constituency...

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he is taking steps to protect prospective adoptive parents from being barred because of conscientious objection to gender reassignment and...

      Pupils: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils in schools in (a) the North East of England and (b) England are young carers.

      Communication Skills: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to undertake a cost benefit analysis of not identifying and supporting children and young people’s speech, language and...

      Communication Skills: Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to include communication and language as a focus of the next round of Pupil Premium Awards.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Written Statement of 10 October 2018 on Government Asset Sale, HCWS979, if he will publish the range of estimates his Department has...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Written Statement of 10 October 2018 on Government Asset Sale, HCWS979, what the value is of the student loan book that he plans...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Sheep Meat: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what additional support his Department plans to provide to Welsh lamb exporters in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

    • Poultry Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency plans are being made to ensure the availability of non-UK workers in the poultry sector in the event that...

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September to Question 167837, what the different options are for pet travel to the EU that are...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 13 March 2018 on Spring Statement, HCWS540, how much of that funding...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report of the National Audit Office, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Progress in...

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure it can process in a timely manner the increased volume of export health...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the potential cost of implementing new IT systems for (a) implementing the...

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the Scotch whisky industry.

      Biofuels: Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) volume and (b) proportion of domestic wood production that has been used for fuel...

      Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) volume and (b) proportion of (i) virgin wood and (ii) waste wood used in the UK in each...

      Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the available supply of UK-sourced virgin and waste wood that has been used for (a) wood panel...

      Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) proportion and (b) volume of domestic forestry stock being sold in the UK in the next...

      Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of trends in the price of (a) virgin and (b) waste wood in the last five years; and if he will...

      Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the environmental effect of burning wood as an energy fuel source; and if he will make a...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of banning cash transactions from the waste collection sector to...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to (a) amend the Clean Air Act 1993 or (b) repeal that Act and include its provisions in the primary...

      Pâté de foie gras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the benefits to animal welfare of preventing (a) non-anaesthetised castration, (b) dehorning,...

      Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on introducing legislation to ban the use of wild animals in circuses.

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many meetings, Henry Dimbleby, non-executive director responsible for the development of the Government’s food...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to consult with members of the public on the development of the Government’s food strategy.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will include in his Department's Family Food publication the proportion of disposable income by household income...

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2018 to Question 160764 on Food Poverty: Surveys, if he will establish annual national...

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the Scotch whisky industry to employment in the food and drink sector.

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, through which EU veterinary border inspection posts will live animals from the UK be able to pass into the EU in the event...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to improve the care and protection of animals in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Southern Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Southern Water on improving its performance.

      Litter: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on how many local authorities have increased the level of fines for littering since...

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Marine Conservation Zones consultation published in June 2018, for what reason the consultation period...

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2018 to Question 155250 on Sites of Special Scientific Interest, how much Natural England...

      Environment Protection: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the total amount of funding from the public purse...

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2018 to Question 155250 on Sites of Special Scientific Interest, for what reasons 47 per...

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2018 to Question 155250 on Sites of Special Scientific Interest, what estimate his...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Minister for Food Supplies plans to visit Scotland.

      Food: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential for food shortages in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Hedgehogs: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many hedgehogs have been poisoned by slug pellets in (a) Lancashire and (b) Cumbria in each of the last five years.

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has of the potential number of job losses in the coal production and distribution sector if the burning of...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much PM2.5 is generated by burning house coal in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Natural England: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff have transferred from Natural England to his Department in each month from July 2016 to September 2018; what...

      Animals: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government has plans to ban the preventative use of antibiotics in groups of animals in line with proposals by...

      Glyphosate: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on peoples health of the use of Glysphosate as a herbicide and crop desiccant.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department's Clean Air Strategy will include meeting the World Health Organisation’s limit for fine...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department's Clean Air Strategy will include steps to increase levels of travel by (a) walking, (b) cycling, and...

      Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding his Department plans to allocate to the monitoring of animal welfare standards in 2019-20 after the...

      Exmoor National Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with Exmoor National Park Authority on expanding the boundaries of the National Park...

      Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his department has a policy on the protection of horses during racing.

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on food safety regulations after the...

      Plastics: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's strategy is on reducing the amount of plastic going to landfill.

      Designated Landscapes Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he had with Julian Glover on drawing up the terms of reference of the Designated landscapes (national parks...

      Exmoor National Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the Exmoor Vision as a way of expanding the National Park; and whether residents in...

      Water: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether an area's socio-economic deprivation is a factor in compulsory metering decisions made by (a) Thames Water and (b)...

      Common Land: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to collect data on the (a) number, (b) location, and (c) planned removal date of...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has for the Joint Air Quality Unit to publish a report on steps local authorities have taken to implementing...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September to Question 167842 on Brexit, which countries have already publicly welcomed the approach...

    • Brexit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government of the effect on Scotland of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October to Written Question 175801 on EU Nationals, whether legislation will be required to ensure full...

      Delegated Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent assessment he has made of his Departments' progress on secondary legislation programmes related to EU exit domestic...

  • Attorney General

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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)...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many instances of annual leave of Band 3-5 prison officers planned to take place during the period of 1 May 2018 to 30 September 2018 have been...

    • Young Offenders: Segregation of Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many young offenders were placed in segregation for more than 22 hours in each institution holding child prisoners in each year from 2010.

      Prison Officers: Heatstroke

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many members of staff in each prison were recorded as suffering from sunstroke in the period 1 May 2018 to 30 July 2018.

      Prison and Probation Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria is used by the HM Prison and Probation Service's Approvals and Compliance Team to confirm candidates' suitability after they have been...

      Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the merits of abolishing means-testing for legal aid at inquests.

      Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the ‎legal profession of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Magistrates' Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases listed in magistrates courts have had to be abandoned and for what reasons since 2010.

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish all events held with potential bidders as part of all of his Department's tendering processes in (a) 2018, (b) 2017, (c) 2016 and (d)...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral evidence of the Minister of State for Justice to the Justice Committee on Prison Population 2022: planning for the future on...

      Ministry of Justice: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of the agency staff working at his Department as of May 2018 had worked continuously at least one shift per month for (a)...

      Prisoners: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department plans to take improve (a) literacy and (b) numeracy skills for prisoners throughout the adult male estate.

      Judiciary: Conduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will undertake an investigation into compliance with the Judicial Code of Conduct in relation to the trial at Preston Crown Court of Simon...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the evidential basis is for the Government's annual canvass reform pilot scheme evaluation conclusion that the piloted approach generated costs...

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the total value of UK Government contracts awarded to (a) UK firms and (b) non-UK firms under EU procurement rules in each...

      Higher Education: Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that higher education providers co-operate with electoral registration officers on the facilitation of electoral...

      Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is the Government's policy to repeal the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011.

      Public Service Leadership Academy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) recent progress has been made on and (b) the proposed timeframe is for the establishment of the Public Service Leadership Academy.

      Infrastructure: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 176669, how many cyber incidents affecting critical national infrastructure were reported in each...

  • Department for Transport

    • Borders Railway Line: Carlisle

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by the Prime Minister on 5 September (HC Deb, col 157), whether they will contribute (1) funding, and (2) any other support towards...

    • West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of Department for Transport officials and consultants preparing the bid documentation for the West Coast Partnership.

      Rail Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the terms of reference of the review of rail led by Keith Williams will include rail freight; if not, why not; and if so, why rail freight was not...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what platform height above the rail is specified for the new HS2 trains and HS2 line platforms; what is the standard platform height for Network Rail stations...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Secretary of State for Transport on 13 September (HC170781), why they intend to diverge from the rules of the European...

      Aviation: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to diverge from the rules of the European Aviation Safety Agency following Brexit; and if so, what benefits they anticipate will come from such...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 1 May (HL7099), what assessment they have made of the responses to the consultation on proposals for...

  • Treasury

    • Pre-payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will conduct a review of providers of pre-payment plans, and of the sales practices of such providers, with a view to appropriate regulation of this...

    • Probate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the efficiency of the probate processing by HMRC.

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, from the date they are first received, what is the current average time taken by HMRC to agree the IHT400 return calculations for estates in the bands (1) up to...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average time taken by the Valuation Office to provide advice to HMRC on estates valued in the bands (1) up to £1 million, (2) from £1–5...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current average time taken to provide a full and final response to executors once the Valuation Office has provided its advice to HMRC.

      Electronic Funds Transfer: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that funds obtained by authorised push payment fraud are traced and recovered.

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