Written answers

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will reduce the drink-drive limit to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.

    • Motor Vehicles: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on motorists operating CCTV from their vehicles.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the funding allocated to the UK railway network between 2014 and 2019 (a) has been and (b) is planned to be spent in (i) Lancashire...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring that vehicle tax for company cars supports the Road to Zero Strategy.

      Lichfield Trent Valley Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans for work to commence construction to start on the two lifts designed to enable disabled access to all platforms at Lichfield Trent...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will amend the GTR additional industry compensation scheme established following the timetable failure in May 2018 so that anyone whose shortest...

      Merchant Shipping: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Department for Exiting the European Union on the mutual recognition of seafarers’ certification...

      Merchant Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the implementation of the recommendations of...

      Shipping: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department provides to shipping companies on compliance with the cap on the sulphur content of marine fuel due to enter into force...

      Aviation: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether assistive technology for users of British Sign Language is planned to be part of the aviation strategy.

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps her department is taking to ensure that the cost of public transport is affordable for people with disabilities who require assistance when...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers he has to direct the DVLA to withhold driver information from parking operators that use unfair and opaque practices.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September to Question 168987 on Electricity: Storage, when Ofgem plans to respond to the...

    • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the levelised cost of energy of new offshore wind projects.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes in the UK are in Energy Performance Band E or lower.

      Public Sector: Electrical Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that public sector projects are resourced with adequately qualified electrical workers.

      Industry: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility of 11...

      Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the self-employed in (a) Kent, (b) Medway and (c) England.

      Industry: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2018 to Question 170860, whether she has requested an assessment of the effect...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason the Government receives funding from the Mineworkers Pension Scheme while recipients have been advised...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for how many pension schemes the Government acts as a guarantor using a similar structure to that of the Mineworkers...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, from how many pension schemes the Government receives a guarantor dividend excluding the Mineworkers Pension Scheme.

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Civil Nuclear Constabulary's new training facility in West Cumbria will be completed.

      Gratuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October to Question 176550 on Gratuities, whether the Government plans to publish (a) a...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the validity of reports that Iran is using its embassies in Europe as cover for terrorist activity.

    • USA: Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has undertaken a review of intelligence cooperation with the United States as a result of the...

      USA: Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has undertaken a review of Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessments in relation to...

      UN General Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total cost including staff hours was of producing the film on the UK's contributions to the UN General Assembly...

      UN General Assembly: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total cost including staff hours was of producing the film on the persecution of minorities in Myanmar published by...

      UN General Assembly: Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total cost including staff hours was of producing the film on Somalia published by his Department on 27 September 2018...

      Ezzat Ghoneim

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Egyptian counterparts on the disappearance of Ezzat Ghoneim, head of the independent...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to ensure that fishing rights in the Chagos Archipelago remain available to Mauritius in so...

      Hayat Belkacem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Moroccan counterpart on the shooting of the immigrant Hayat Belkacem on 25 September.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have visited the Irish border in the last 12 months; when...

      Bahrain: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the prison conditions experienced in Bahrain.

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Bahrainan counterpart on the case of the imprisonment of Mr. Hassan Mushiema in that...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with which EU countries the UK has discussed the potential extension of the Article 50 period.

    • Au Pairs: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on (a) au pairs and (b) families using au pairs from...

      British Nationals Abroad and EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department, (c) officials in his Department and (d) other Government Ministers last met with...

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he is taking to provide clarity on the rights of UK citizens living in other EU member states in the event of the UK...

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

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

      Research: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate the Government has made of the extra cost the UK would incur to buy back into EU-UK wide science and research programmes.

      European Union Withdrawal Agreement (Public Vote) Bill 2017-19

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill is planned to include the framework for the UK's future relationship with the EU.

      Manufacturing Industries: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on car manufacturing in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands of the...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

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

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

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

      EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if the Government will publish a technical paper on guidance to be issued to non-UK EU citizens residing in the UK in the event that...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of smoking cessation treatments (a) varenicline, (b) bupropion and (c) nicotine...

    • NHS England: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce legislation for safe staffing levels in NHS England.

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support the provision of an adequate number of appropriately trained people as guides for the blind; and...

      Blood and Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the level of organ and blood donation.

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the tumour profiling test Oncotype DX has not been included in NHS England’s National Genomic Test Directory.

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the consultation on the regulation of medical associate professions in the UK.

      General Practitioners: Bexley

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

      Continuing Care: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are in receipt of NHS continuing healthcare in (a) the Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) Bexley Borough.

      Health Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were mistakenly charged for NHS treatment due to errors in the interpretation of their immigration status in (a) England...

      Hospitals: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) human and (b) clinical waste from hospitals is properly disposed of.

      Cancer: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has assessed the potential merits of introducing a new fund to support travel costs for children and young people undergoing...

      Medical Examiners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason medical examiners have been placed in NHS Trusts rather than in local authorities, as recommended by the Shipman Report.

      General Practitioners: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to guarantee the safety of online GP services.

      Hospitals: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the amount charged by private companies to patients in NHS hospitals to watch TV in each of the last five...

      Postnatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) the six-week maternal postnatal check is excluded from Maternity Medical Services under the General Medical Services contract...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans Public Health England has to use its Fingertips tool to provide local areas with data on (a) the estimated incidence of...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NHS Providers on (a) replacing did not attend with was not brought when children and young people miss...

      Mental Health: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that the training for the proposed Designated Senior Leads for Mental Health in schools includes information...

      Mental Health Services: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the provision of mental health services available to prisoners.

      General Practitioners: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost of missed GP appointments to the NHS in (a) Medway and (b) England in the most recent year for...

      Bereavement Counselling: Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve bereavement care following baby loss.

      Neuroblastoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise public awareness of neuroblastoma.

      Neuroblastoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of funding for neuroblastoma research.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that the NHS cancer dashboard offers disaggregated data on (a) liver, (b) brain, (c) oesophageal, (d)...

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patient safety incidents were recorded as absconder or missing patient by hospitals in England and Wales in the National...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people under the age of 18 in (a) Lewisham Deptford constituency, (b) the London...

      Maternity Services: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of NHS trusts in England that provided mandatory bereavement care training for...

      Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to place fibromyalgia in a distinct medical category of its own to facilitate research.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps as part of the ongoing negotiations for the next Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme to ensure that...

      Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the remuneration is for each of the 44 Chairs of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships.

      Dental Services: Mansfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the capacity of NHS dentistry services in Mansfield constituency.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Prime Minister's remarks in her conference speech on 3 October 2018 on improving early diagnosis of cancer, if his...

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2018 to Question 163554 on Drugs: Prices; when his Department expects to consult with relevant...

      NHS Trusts: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October to Question 174063 on NHS Trusts: Standards, what assessment his his Department has made of the...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the consultation undertaken by NICE on charging for technology appraisal and highly specialised technology, (a) how...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Labour Mobility: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has held discussions with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the potential merits of bringing forward a European Skills...

    • Health Education: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will add stem cell donation to the statutory guidance relating to Health Education for secondary school pupils.

      Pupils: Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the (a) proportion of children with Down’s Syndrome who attended mainstream schools and (b) retention rates of...

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to assess the presence of asbestos in schools which did not respond to the recent Asbestos Management Assurance Process...

      Schools: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to make ensure that the training for the proposed Designated Senior Leads for Mental Health in schools includes information on the...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to fund a national programme of roadshows on how to teach language for Reception and Key Stage 1 teachers.

      GCSE: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils in England attained GCSE grades A* to C in a modern languages in each year from 2010 to 2017.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Family Proceedings: Divorce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the rise in the number of couples seeking divorce does not lead to delays in the family justice system.

    • Judges: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment the Government has made of the rising caseloads of judges on their mental wellbeing.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made an assessment of trends in the level of (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions in (i) rape and (ii) sexual assault cases.

      Ministry of Justice: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the longest amount of time as of May 2018 is that an individual agency worker with at least one shift per month has been working continuously in...

      Prison Officers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on prison officers salaries for each of the last 10 financial years.

  • Treasury

    • Taxation: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the level of revenue that will accrue to the public purse as a result of the implementation of Council Directive...

    • Taxation: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the level of revenue that will accrue to the public purse as a result of the implementation of EU Directive...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of Equitable Life on payment of the outstanding balance of compensation to policyholders.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many parents were projected to benefit from tax-free childcare by October 2018.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of changes to the level of revenue accrued to the public purse of sections 860 to 862 of the Corporation Tax Act 2009.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many private landlords let properties to those eligible for council houses.

    • Social Rented Housing: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support people with mental health conditions applying for social housing.

      Social Rented Housing: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate the Government has made of the number of people with mental health problems on social housing waiting lists.

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the cost to the public purse is of removing the cap on councils' housing revenue accounts.

      Councillors: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the (a) dates on which Ministers in his Department had meetings with any elected Somerset County...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Written Statement of 9 October 2018, HCWS974 on Airborne Warning and Control System, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the...

    • Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-compliant bids have been submitted to the competition to build the Type 31e frigate.

      Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the delay caused by restarting the Type 31e frigate procurement process will require an extension to the service life of any Type 23 frigate.

      Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the decision to (a) pause and (b) restart the procurement process for the Type 31e frigate was made.

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal Navy are taking to increase opportunities for non-commissioned personnel to become...

      Navy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) his Department or (b) HM Treasury determines that planned orders for future fleet solid support ships will be subject to international...

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Written Statement of 9th October 2018, HCWS974 on Airborne Warning and Control System, whether his Department held an industry day for...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Sharing Economy: Social Security Benefits and Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September to Question 169908 on Sharing Economy: Social Security Benefits and Welfare Tax Credits, whether the...

    • Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will provide an update on plans to roll-out video recordings of assessments for personal independence payments; and if she...

      Carers: Career Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of effect of caring responsibilities on carers (a) retaining, (b) entering and (c) progressing in work.

      Carers: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) carers and (b) parents that have (a) not entered work (b) reduced their working...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people in (a) Camden (b) Brent (c) the constituency of Hampstead and Kilburn and (d) London who...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support people to (a) disclose a disability and (b) ask for reasonable adjustments in the workplace.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2018 to Question 155402, if she will publish the written communication from the British Medical Association...

      National Insurance Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of employment support allowance are not receiving the full amount of national insurance credits for which they are...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the draft Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018, what assessment her Department...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the draft Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018, what process her Department...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department will develop new guidance for officials in her Department on the application of good reason to requests to extend the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the funding allocated to Citizens Advice for universal support services will include support for a claim for universal credit after...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints on pensions have been received from women born in the 1950s.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints from women born in the 1950s have had a final decision communicated to such women.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints on pensions from women born in the 1950s are waiting to be processed to a complaint agreement.

      Universal Credit: Greenock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the last time was that (a) Ministers and (b) Officials from her Department visited Greenock Jobcentre to discuss the roll-out of...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that staff conducting medical assessments of personal independence payment applicants are...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the removal or reduction of personal independence payment on claimants’ mental...

      Social Security Benefits: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will bring forward in assessments for (a) employment and support allowance and (b) universal credit a limited capability for...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on the protection of savers automatically enrolled into...

      Bereavement Support Payment: Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will extend bereavement support payment to people who were cohabiting but were not married or in a civil partnership when one partner dies.

      Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with a primary disability of deafness or hearing impairment aged between 16 to 25 applied for personal independence payment in...

      Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications her Department has received from deaf people aged 16 to 25 for personal independence payments in the last 12 months; and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to allow for a universal credit work capability assessment appointment to be expedited in...

      Independent Assessment Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the training of Independent Assessment Services' health professionals on Asperger’s and autism spectrum disorder, (a)...

      Social Security Benefits: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions her Department has had with Asperger's and autism spectrum disorder organisations on (a) assessments for and (b) decisions on...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Farmers: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that farmers in Northern Ireland are able to continue to sell their livestock to the...

    • Tree Felling: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the safety of wildlife when trees are being felled.

      Fisheries: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to introduce legislative proposals for statutory fisheries regulation to ensure a UK...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department expects to publish the findings of the review of food safety and labelling laws.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether charities and health organisations will be consulted during the review of food safety and labelling laws.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2018 to Question 173504 on Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control, whether Natural England...

      Common Land: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) the Forestry Commission England, (b) Natural England and (c) the...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the UK has put forward for continuing co-operation with the EU on monitoring avian influenza in wild birds and...

  • Home Office

    • Ilois: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to waive the fees required to apply for British citizenship in respect of third-generation Chagos Islanders...

    • Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is the Government's policy that the eligibility criteria for the EU Settled Status Scheme as outlined in the EU Settlement Scheme...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of spousal visa applications which have been completed within service standard times in...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of spousal visas that were not completed within the service standard time which have...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to provide (a) legal advice and (b) assistance to anyone whose application for settled status is refused or...

      Immigrants: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long his Department keeps paper immigration records before they are destroyed.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for people who have secured settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme but who are subsequently absent from the UK for a period of less...

      Visas: Religious Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on granting visas to religious or community leaders who publicly advocate female genital mutilation or cutting.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Brexit

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

    • Wales Office: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have visited the Irish border in the last 12 months; when those visits took place;...

  • Scotland Office

    • Devolution: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has held with the Scottish Government on the devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament upon the UK leaving the EU.

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

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

      Scotland Office: Staff

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

      Economic Situation: Scotland

      What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Scottish economy.

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the freeze on fuel duty on low income families in Scotland.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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)...

    • Food: Allergies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) adults and (b) children have died as a result of a food allergy in each of the last five years.

      EEA Nationals: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of EEA nationals living in the (a) North West of England and (b) Southport constituency.

      Cancer and Heart Diseases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the health outcomes in the UK for recovery from (a) cancer and (b) heart attacks in comparison to other EU countries.

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to publish his Department's preparations for no deal.

      EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many EU nationals are resident in the UK; and how many have been resident in the UK for more than (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 20 years.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

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

    • Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason the Government does not audit end user certificates used for the exporting of controlled goods.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Youth Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to (a) fund and (b) ensure the viability of youth organisations.

    • 5G: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what rail lines are being considered for the 5G trials that will support improvements to rail passenger connectivity.

      5G: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to announce the specification for the 5G trials that will support improvements to rail passenger connectivity.

      Video Games: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on tackling video game addiction...

      Public Libraries: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2018 to Question 173522 on Libraries: Merseyside, for what reason this information is not...

      International Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to seek to retain the (a) 671 non-domestic TV channels and (b) on-demand services based in the...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to introduce legislative proposals to allow opposite-sex couples to enter into a civil partnership.

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, which organisations his Department consulted during the drafting of the consultation on reform of the Gender Recognition Act.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she will take to assess the safeguarding implications of reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Pupils

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what help they provide to asylum seeker families whose children are allocated places at schools too close to their homes to qualify for free transport...

    • Asylum: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications they have received for UK visas for family settlement to reunite with a partner or parent who is in the UK as a refugee or with humanitarian...

  • Department for Transport

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Buprenorphine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking (1) to remedy any buprenorphine shortage, and (2) to ensure that in the long term there is consistent and adequate supply of this...

    • Radioisotopes: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made to secure trade agreements to ensure the security of supply of medical radioisotopes following Brexit.

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they estimate would be the cost of introducing a cap on social care costs along the lines proposed by the Dilnot report of (1) £35,000, (2) £75,000,...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Clinical Commissioning Groups work with local authorities to develop and implement plans for the improvement of...

      Social Services: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of adult social care workers required in England in the next ten years; what is the current shortfall in the number of...

      Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Public Health England about providing practitioners with evidence-based red flags that indicate communication and language...

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance is provided to NHS Trusts about the use of medication not approved by NICE to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

  • Cabinet Office

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

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

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 10 September (HL10037), whether the spend on sexual and reproductive health and rights includes funding from...

      Government Departments: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any Government controlled data sets are cited as capital assets on the National Balance Sheet; and if so, which ones.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Homosexuality: Psychiatry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to undertake any consultation before bringing forward proposals to ban gay conversion therapy; if so, which stakeholders they plan to consult;...

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