Written answers

Monday, 22 October 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Food: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with the Government in Northern Ireland on the transportation of perishable food produced in Northern Ireland abroad...

    • Bus Services: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department allocated to bus services serving (a) Barnsley and (b) South Yorkshire in the 2017-18 financial year.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the uptake of electric vehicles as part of the 2040 target to end the sale of conventionally fuelled cars.

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the cost to the public purse of the delay to Crossrail.

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing transport fee concessions to all assistants of a disabled individual where that...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his speech at the Conservative party conference on 1 October 2018, what specific stronger obligations he plans to introduce to rail...

      Railways: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative risk assessment he has made of (a) imposing and (b) negotiating changes to the measure of inflation used for rail industry pay...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that provisions for disability inclusive rail services are included in future rail franchise agreements to enable...

      Bus Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what power the Mayor of Greater Manchester has to franchise bus services; and whether the Government has provided additional funding to facilitate...

      Department for Transport: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the change has been to his Department's budget in real terms in each year since 2010; and what the projected change will be in real terms in each...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the amount spent on re-surfacing roads in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and (b) Chancellor of the Exchequer on the cost of...

      London-Brighton Railway Line: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 178358 on the London to Brighton Railway line, what the timetable is for a decision on the...

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase driver awareness of the dangers of overtaking (a) cyclists and (b) other vulnerable road users without...

      Driving Instruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the inclusion in driver education on road safety of up-to-date visual tools and materials, including virtual reality films, to...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the construction of High Speed Two on the (a) habitat and (b) population of barn owls.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his latest estimate is of (a) the overall cost and (b) cost of each element of HS2; and what the timetable is for the completion of phase 2.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 173935 on driving: licensing, what estimate he has made of the number of staff that will need to...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 173935 on Driving: Licensing, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of International...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fracking: Climate Change and Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) the ability of the Government to meet its climate change...

    • Consumers: Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the April 2018 Green Paper on Modernising Consumer Markets, if he will make an assessment of the...

      Trading Standards: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the UK Government will provide additional funding to National Trading Standards and Trading Standards Scotland.

      Consumers: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the April 2018 Green Paper on Modernising Consumer Markets, what estimate he has made of the annual...

      Shops: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of potential changes to the level of high street retailing in the next five years.

      Ford Motor Company: Engines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to faulty engines of the Ford Ecoboost, what steps the Office of Product Safety and Standards plans to...

      Business: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which projects on business and human rights his Department has funded in each of the last five years; and what the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the change has been to his Department's budget in real terms in each year since 2010; and what the projected real...

      Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with fashion brands and businesses based in Europe on their concerns on...

      Post Offices: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much money from the public purse has been spent on the Post Office franchising programme since 2013.

      Conditions of Employment: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Cabinet has held discussions on removing worker's rights that derive from EU law after the UK has left the EU.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Libya: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the feasibility of holding parliamentary and presidential elections in Libya that are...

    • Libya: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has received reports of human rights abuses perpetrated by Libyan militias allied to the Government of...

      Bangladesh: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has plans to provide election observers to monitor the conduct of the forthcoming general election in...

      Bangladesh: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of people (a) detained and (b) charged for involvement in recent...

      Bangladesh: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the (a) number and (b) proportion of cases heard by the International Crimes Tribunal...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) support and (b) protect human rights defenders in the UK’s human rights priority countries.

      Cameroon: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of how (a) free and (b) fair the elections in Cameroon were on 7 October 2018.

      Cameroon: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of the escalation of violence in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon; and...

      USA: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the US Administration’s relationship with the International Criminal...

      Prisoners: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in which countries UK citizens are incarcerated in prisons.

      Prisoners: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the average length of prison sentence of UK citizens incarcerated in prisons outside the UK.

      Prisoners: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the longest prison sentence of a UK citizen currently incarcerated in a prison outside the UK.

      Prisoners: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the shortest prison sentence of a UK citizen incarcerated in a prison outside the UK.

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Minister for the Middle East of 4 July 2018, Official Report, column 333, on the...

      Human Rights: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which projects on business and human rights his Department has funded in each of the last five years; and what the total spend...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support initiatives to bring an end to the conflict in Yemen.

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government received information following the inspection of Barzeh by the Organisation for the Prohibition of...

      Conservative Party: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many representations his Department has received since his reference to the Soviet Union when speaking about the EU at the...

      India: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Indian counterpart on the seven Indians in the Orissa region who have been in prison on...

      China: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Chinese counterpart on a reported increase in forced organ harvesting.

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 September 2018 to Question 172062 on Syria: chemical weapons, what the evidential basis is for his...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • British Irish Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many times the British Irish Council have met since January 2017.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people diagnosed with dementia have access to clinical support within a reasonable...

    • Usher Syndrome: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the (a) availability and (b) adequacy of health services for patients with Usher Syndrome.

      Disability: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the (a) availability and (b) adequacy of the health services provided to deafblind people.

      Sign Language: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure hospital staff can support British sign language interpreters to assist deaf patients.

      Lung Diseases: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase access to pulmonary rehabilitation.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to allow dental therapists to hold NHS dental contracts.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of female genital mutilation have been recorded by the NHS in the last three years.

      Leicester General Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many services are planned to be moved to (a) Glenfield Hospital and (b) Leicester Royal Infirmary as a result of the downgrade of...

      Blood: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to increase the volume of blood donations in Plymouth and the South West.

      Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS patients have been offered structured diabetes education after their diagnosis since March 2018.

      Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS patients with diabetes have been offered on-going nutritional advice by a registered dietitian since March 2018.

      Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to encourage the take-up of dietary patterns that reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

      Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of (a) overweight and (b) obese NHS patients with type 2 diabetes that achieved...

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage people to undertake at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical...

      Diabetes: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of pregnant women with diabetes that have taken 5mg of folic acid a day until the end of the 12th...

      Sugar: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to encourage people to ingest lower amounts of (a) free sugars, (b) sugar-sweetened beverages, (c)...

      Breast Cancer: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the provision of specialised nursing care for people with secondary...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of emergency admissions to NHS trusts in England from people over 65 years of age within 28 days...

      Co-proxamol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there are plans to review guidance on the licensing and availability of co-proxamol.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the evidential basis was for the request to pharmaceutical companies to increase stocks of medicines by six weeks in August 2018;...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that end of life patients are able to die at home.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to improve the quality of assessments of liability by the NHS in advance of the commencement of legal proceedings.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of the litigated claims in which the NHS paid damages in the last 12 months were as a result of (a) breach...

      Lung Diseases: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase access to pulmonary rehabilitation.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the effects of loneliness on physical and mental health in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c)...

      Audiology: Paediatrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of audiologists specialising in paediatrics that will be needed up to 2020.

      Audiology: Paediatrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to introduce a national tariff for paediatric audiology services.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that clinical commissioning groups spend funds allocated for children and young...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 2.16 of the National Audit Office report, Improving children and young people’s mental health services,...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 14 on page 9 of the National Audit Office report, Improving children and young people's mental health...

      Epilepsy: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of medical nutrition on the management of drug-resistant epilepsy.

      Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that adequate numbers of donors are available for patients requiring a stem cell transplant.

      Hospices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much statutory funding each Clinical Commissioning Group in England provided to hospices in each of the last five years.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that GPs contact patients who are entitled to a free flu vaccination invite those patients to be vaccinated.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people eligible for free flu vaccination have received that vaccine in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Pigmeat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of England's pig stock slaughtered annually do not pass vet inspections for release into the human food chain.

      Cattle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of England's total cattle stock slaughtered annually do not pass vet inspections for release into the human food chain.

      Pregnancy Loss Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the publication of the findings of the pregnancy loss review.

      Sheep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of England's total sheep stock slaughtered annually do not pass vet inspections for release into the human food chain.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution by the Prime Minister on 17 October 2018, if he will publish the procedure for a diabetic to...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on the provision of the FluMist flu vaccine in schools; whether take-up of that vaccine by schools is voluntary; and...

      Allergies: Medical Equipment

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

      NHS: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an estimate of the cost to (a) NHS trusts and (b) the public purse of transferring clinical waste...

      NHS: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to allocate funding to NHS trusts for the transfer of clinical waste management contracts from Healthcare...

      Urology: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the import and export of urology devices to the UK of the UK not reaching a deal...

      Urology: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that urology devices produced in the UK can continue to be sold in the EU without regulatory barriers...

      Medical Equipment: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that tariffs are not levied on the import of EU produced medical devices after the UK has...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of Official Development Assistance is spent on protecting endangered species.

    • Department for International Development: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on promoted content on (a) Twitter, (b) Facebook and (c) Instagram in each month since June 2017.

      Bangladesh: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Bangladeshi Government to ensure there are no delays in granting access to international NGOs...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to mental health support for Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar.

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the UK's contribution to humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees includes resources to improve lighting in the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of Israeli Government restrictions on the movement of goods into Gaza on UNWRA...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the amount of international aid funding allocated to properties at Khirbet al-Halawah that were...

      Bangladesh: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the value for money of the provision of development assistance to Bangladesh for freedom of...

      Bangladesh: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the progress of the strengthening political participation phase two aid project in Bangladesh.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taken to support people in Yemen affected by the conflict in that country.

      Developing Countries: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on (a) producers and (b) workers in...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has allocated to provision of secure and properly screened toilets for Rohingya women refugees in...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on assessments for children who may have dyslexia.

    • Schools: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate has been made of the cost of relocating flood defences to enable a school to be built on the Bowring sports ground SE12; and if he will...

      Assessments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of requests for exam re-marking for (a) GCSE, (b) BTEC, and (c) A-Level exams by students at (i) community and...

      Social Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the adequacy of funding allocated to (a) Step Up to Social Work (b) other...

      Local Government: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2018 to Question 173578 on Local Government: Private Finance Initiative, how much funding his Department has...

      Children: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding available to local authorities for specialist education services for deaf children.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve outcomes for children with special educational needs.

      Freedom and Autonomy for Schools National Association: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the speech entitled Damian Hinds speech at Confederation of School Trusts conference, published by his Department on 11 October...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Written Statement of 10 October 2018 on Government Asset Sale, HCWS979, what book value his Department has placed on the student loans...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Written Statement of 6 December 2017 on Government Asset Sale, HCWS317, what estimate he has made of what the minimum price for the...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Written Statement of 6 December 2017 on Government Asset Sale, HCWS317, if he will publish the full value for money assessment...

      Secondary Education: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of fixed-period exclusions in secondary schools in (a) the North East of England and...

      Secondary Education: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support pupils who have been excluded from secondary school to access (a) apprenticeships and (b) other forms...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, a) what estimate he has made of the amount of unspent funds in employers’ accounts under the Apprenticeship Levy; for what reasons those funds...

      Teaching Excellence Framework Independent Review: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he has made on appointing the Chair of the Independent Review into the Teaching Excellence Framework.

      Free School Meals: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many recipients of free school meals there have been in Liverpool in each of the last 10 years.

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in A Level results in (a) Coventry South, (b) Coventry, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England in the last five years.

      Teachers: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with headteachers in (a) Coventry South, (b) Coventry and (c) the West Midlands on schools the increase in funding of...

      Secondary Education: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if will publish a ranked list of the reasons for fixed-period exclusions of pupils in secondary schools in (a) the North East and (b) England in the...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 176323 on Teacher's Pensions, what proportion of the projected rise in employer contribution...

      University Academy Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that the new provider for University Academy Warrington has (a) expertise in and (b) a track record of raising the...

      Igcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of IGCSE entries were taken in (a) state-funded schools (b) independent schools in 2018.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation to the hon Member for Kettering of 11 October...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion of school teachers in England that are paid over £50,000 per annum.

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when she plans to respond to the letter of the hon. Member for Ashton-under-Lyne of 21 March 2018 on the enforcement of the Ministerial Code.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to her oral Answer of 12 September 2018, Official Report, column 749, when she plans to write to the hon. Member for Edinburgh North and Leith in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Trade with EU: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans his Department has to support businesses that export to the EU in the event that that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

    • Department for International Trade: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether gagging clauses have been used in contracts drawn up between his Department and any charities, voluntary sector organisations,...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the UK trading on WTO terms after the UK leaves the EU.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 178257 on Trade Promotion, if he will publish the visits undertaken by each Trade...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many residential units were granted planning permission in each financial year since 2006-7.

    • Housing: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of high-risk residential buildings.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many households affected by the Grenfell Tower fire require rehousing; and how many of those households are in (a)...

      Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the quality of homes that were converted into residential dwellings under...

      Social Rented Housing: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 94 of the Social Housing Green Paper and paragraph 19 of the Review of Social Housing...

      Supported Housing: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people with complex and severe learning difficulties who are living in...

      Supported Housing: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of the suitability of supported living accommodation for people with...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the (a) duties and (b) responsibilities are for a Government Local Plan Inspector.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Objectively Assessed Need criteria includes population growth as a result of immigration.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the amount of funding per head of population his Department has allocated to each local authority...

      Affordable Housing: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many affordable homes were built in Liverpool in each of the last 10 years.

      Homelessness: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the effect of long-term...

      Council Tax: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the average amount of council tax is across the area of (a) the Shadow Dorset Unitary Authority and (b) the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the new out of service dates are for (a) HMS Albion and (b) HMS Bulwark; and if he will make a statement.

    • Army: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army Cadets there were in each year between 2007 and 2017.

      Navy: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Sea Cadets there were in each year between 2007 and 2017.

      Autonomous Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the merits of the possible guiding principles set out in the final report of the 2018 Group of Governmental Experts on...

      Royal Military Academy: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many foreign nationals received training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in each year between 2005 and 2017.

      Ministry of Defence: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish an substantive Answer to Questions 142890 and 142899, on Clyde Naval Base: Submarines, tabled on 10 May 2018 by the hon. Member...

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 176572 on Arms trade: exports, what estimate he has made of the number of UK jobs that depend (a)...

      Treasury: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the future funding of his Department.

      Warships: Procurement

      What priority his Department accords to the preservation of UK shipbuilding capacity when awarding contracts to build the fleet solid support ships.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      What steps he is taking to improve mental health support for members of the armed forces and veterans.

      Defence: Scotland

      What estimate he has made of the change in real terms defence spending in Scotland since 2010.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the amount given in budgetary advances to claimants awaiting their first universal credit payment is calculated.

    • Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to extend direct to landlord payments to all claimants of the housing element of universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of benefits claims made by migrants with the right to work in the UK but not in possession...

      Universal Credit: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of delays in the payment of universal credit benefits on (a) food bank use and (b) child poverty...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money from the public purse has been paid to private firms to carry out health assessments for her Department in each year for which...

      Social Security Benefits: Forms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assistance job centres provide to claimants who struggle to complete benefits applications forms; and what procedures are followed by...

      Maternity Allowance: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in receipt of maternity allowance have applied for universal credit that have worked for less than 26 weeks continuous weeks.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent equalities impact assessment her Department has conducted on its plans for the managed migration to universal credit.

      Disability Living Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July to Question 167889 on Disability Living Allowance: Appeals, what estimate she has made of the length of time...

      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 16 to 25 applied for personal independence payments in the...

      Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the outcome was of all applications that deaf people aged 16 to 25 made for personal independence payment; how many of those people (a)...

      Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has a fast track process to ensure that a claimant who has submitted a DS1500 receives the first Universal Credit...

      Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants who have submitted a DS1500 form have waited (i) two weeks; (ii) three weeks; (iii) four weeks; (iv) five weeks or more to...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to increase the number of employers that sign up to the disability confident scheme.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what budget her Department allocated to the disability confident scheme in the last year for which figures are available.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the number of instances where universal credit claimants have not received universal credit payments due to...

      Universal Credit: Liverpool Riverside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the proposed roll-out of universal credit in Liverpool Riverside constituency on the household...

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of people with multiple sclerosis in the Stroud constituency are no longer eligible for the higher rate...

      Paternity Pay: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to introduce a paternity allowance for self-employed fathers.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to encourage people to check their national insurance contribution records in advance of their retirement.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date universal credit is planned to be fully rolled out and operational.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment assessment results have been overturned on appeal.

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis who were previously in receipt of disability living allowance and have undergone a reassessment for...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the new measure of poverty recommended by the Social Metrics Commission:...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on staffing levels at each tier of employment in her Department of the appointment of Interserve as...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the quality of services delivered by Interserve since it was contracted to provide facilities management...

      Universal Credit: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people with mental health needs that will be unable to move to universal credit because they do...

      Universal Credit: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timetable is for the roll-out of universal credit in Nottingham; which categories of claimants will be included in each phase of that...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's target time is for processing applications for alternative payment arrangements under universal credit.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the announcement, ESA Underpayments: Forecast Numbers Affected, Forecast Expenditure and Progress on Checking, published by...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the factors that contributed to her Department's errors in calculating employment support allowance...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of pensioners in receipt of free TV licences in each parliamentary constituency in Wales.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Abandoned Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether local authorities are responsible for removing abandoned cars from private land.

    • Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the single use carrier bag charge; and whether he has plans to expand...

      Greyhound Board of Great Britain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Department has made an assessment of adequacy of the injury and retirement data published by the Greyhound Board...

      Primates: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of banning (a) the keeping of primates as pets and (b) the sale of...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on the local environment of fracking.

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report Puppy Smuggling: When will this cruel trade end?, published by the Dogs Trust, what steps his...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make it mandatory for (a) utility companies and (b) the private sector to...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the 2018 NAO report on the financial sustainability of local authorities published by the NAO in March...

  • Home Office

    • Female Genital Mutilation: Arrests and Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) arrested and (b) prosecuted for offences relating to female genital mutilation in the most recent period for...

    • Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps his Department has taken to tackle money laundering in the UK.

      Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the total debt to the public purse for confiscation orders.

      National County Lines Coordination Centre: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish a list of the roles and responsibilities of (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff at the National County Lines...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent meetings his Department has had with representatives of (a) Uber and (b) Airbnb on the county lines drug trade.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been received from EU nationals for settled status; and how many of those applications (a) have been granted, (b)...

      Immigration: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what timeframe has been set by his Department for the completion of security checks for immigration applications; and what steps his...

      Immigrants: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendations made by the Migration Advisory Committee in their recent report...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) positive and (b) negative Conclusive Grounds decisions were made to potential victims of human trafficking after referral to...

      Airports: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to support trials of new biometric technologies at UK airports.

      Airports: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect on reducing immigration queuing times at airports allowing passengers from five eyes partner...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the criteria used by (a) UK Visas and Immigration and (b) providers of asylum accommodation to assess the vulnerability...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the medical research sector will be able to recruit talented overseas professions through...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what processes are in place to ensure that (a) service users and (b) advocates of service users are able to challenge refusals to relocate...

      Police: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in Merseyside in each of the last eight years.

      Immigrants: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason his Department has reduced the validity of biometric residence permits issued to people granted indefinite leave to remain...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what level of reserve funding police forces held at 31 March in each year since 2009.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) staffing and (b) caseload levels have been in his Department's post-decision casework unit in each of the last eight years.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provisions he plans to make in the new asylum accommodation contracts to ensure that pregnant women and new mothers have access to...

      Police: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the (a) amount of direct Government funding and (b) contribution from council tax through the police precept...

      Agriculture: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of whether the Government's plans for a skills-based immigration system after the UK leaves the EU will meet the...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provisions will be in the new asylum accommodation contracts to ensure accommodation is safe for young children and infants before...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of reported hate crime since January 2015; and if he will make a statement.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether gagging clauses have been used in contracts drawn up between his Department and any charities, voluntary sector organisations, social enterprises...

    • Ports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when the Government plans to publish its contingency plans for the transport network servicing trade and travel through Welsh ports to Ireland in the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Russia: Subversion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any unsuccessful attempts have been made by Russia to interfere in the UK's democratic processes in the last three years.

    • Temporary Employment: North East

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are employed in the North East (a) on zero-hour contracts and (b) in non-permanent jobs.

      Keir: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the total value of Government contracts held by the construction firm Keir.

      Keir

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions his Department has had with Keir on that company's financial sustainability.

      Crown Commercial Service: Keir

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings the Crown Commercial Service has had with Kier in the last 12 months.

      Employment: Learning Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people with learning disabilities who have been in (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment in...

      Absent Voting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will undertake a review of the (a) reasons and (b) extent of increases in postal and proxy vote applications in constituencies in (i) Northern...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Written Statement of 9 October 2018, GOV.UK Verify programme, HCWS 978, whether it remains the Government's target to achieve 25...

      Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to end the use of anti-advocacy clauses in government contracts.

  • Treasury

    • Employment: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the check employment status for tax tool to ensure that it’s results are aligned with case law.

    • Insurance Premium Tax: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of Insurance Premium Tax on public sector organisations.

      Competition and Markets Authority: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will provide additional funding to the Competition and Markets Authority.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made a comparative assessment of the effect on the revenue that has accrued to the public purse of other EU countries of the introduction of...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has been the annual cost to the public purse of section 187 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 for each year since its introduction.

      Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Act 2010

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has accrued to the public purse each year as a result of the implementation of Chapter 8, Part 6A of the Taxation (International and Other...

      Taxation: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made a comparative assessment of the effect on the revenue that has accrued to the public purse of other EU countries of the implementation...

      Taxation: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the Government plans to participate after the UK has left the EU in (a) EU Directive 2018/822 and (b) other agreements that facilitate the disclosure...

      Revenue and Customs: Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) location, (b) postcode and (c) number of employees of each the HMRC offices that have (i) closed and (ii) relocated in each year...

      Private Rented Housing: Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue to the public purse from the introduction of the three per cent surcharge on buy to let properties between April...

      Mortgages: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the EU Mortgage Credit Directive on the cost of mortgages.

      Personal Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of higher rate tax relief claimed by people with personal pensions in each of the last ten years for which figures...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from police forces on changes to police pension contributions.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to each police force of the revision of assumptions on public sector pension contributions.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from police bodies on the potential effect of changes to employee pension contributions on police numbers.

      Help to Buy Scheme: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 176641 on help to buy scheme: Oxfordshire, if he will (a) publish and (b) place in the Library the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts and Design: Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to promote the arts and fashion industry to emerging markets.

    • Gift Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is on online fundraising platforms charging fees by taking a deduction from donations; and if he will make a...

      Northern Ireland Boxing Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to ensure that the Northern Ireland Boxing Association are...

      Boxing: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support boxers from Northern Ireland in representing boxing for (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the UK.

      Internet: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the 100 wards in Wales were with the lowest proportion of people who had not accessed internet services within the last 6...

      Big Lottery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, who were the top 30 recipients of the largest grants given by the Big Lottery Fund in each of the last 10 years.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2018 to Question 172405 on Broadband, when he plans to discuss with BT and Ofcom how...

      Vasilijs Melniks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Gambling Commission undertook due diligence on Vasilijs Melniks before granting a licence to the Park Lane Casino...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taken to ensure the implementation of the commitment made in the Civil Society Strategy, published by his...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • European Convention On Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government plans for the European Convention on Human Rights to remain in force when the UK leaves the EU.

    • Companies: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the outcome of his Department's call for evidence on corporate liability for economic crime.

      Sexual Offences: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there have been under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in relation to arrangements where sex has been requested in return for...

      Prosecutions: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the effect on the public purse of transferring young offender cases from Camberwell Green Magistrates Court to Bromley...

      Young Offenders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate his Department has made of the rate of youth reoffending in (a) Dulwich and West Norwood and (b) London after (i) three, (ii) six...

      Risley Prison: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the number of (a) prison officers and (b) qualified mental health practitioners employed at HMP Risley.

      Youth Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has plans to improve the efficiency of the youth justice system; and what steps he is taking to reduce rates of youth re-offending.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost to HM Courts and Tribunal Service was to administer a First-Tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support Appeal) in relation...

      Bedford Prison: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to accept the recommendation of the Independent Monitoring Board report of 17 October 2018 on HMP Bedford to permit prisoners with a...

      Prisons: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 4 of the 17 October 2018 Annual Report of the Independent Monitoring Board on HMP Bedford, if he will undertake a review of the...

      Bedford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the implications for the Government's policies of the Independent Monitoring Board's report of 17 October 2018 on HMP...

  • Department for Transport

    • Gatwick Airport Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 24 September (HL10300), when did the discussions about enhancing Gatwick Airport railway station begin.

    • Cross Country Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their decision to postpone the letting of a new franchise for Cross Country Trains, what steps do they intend to take to reduce overcrowding across that...

      East-West Rail Link

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 18 September (HL10098), what estimate they have made of the contribution of the East West Rail programme to...

      Railways: Japanese Knotweed

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial implications of the invasion of Japanese Knotweed onto railway lines; and who is responsible for meeting the costs...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to receive a feasibility study report into the creation of a new trans-Pennine freight route between Liverpool and Yorkshire, via Burnley, Skipton...

  • Department for International Development

    • Tanzania: Family Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made or plan to make to the government of Tanzania following the banning in that country of family planning adverts by FHI 360; and...

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they plan to take to send more humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen.

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the UK’s bilateral aid programme is directed towards the rebuilding of Pakistan’s colony shanty towns in which families from the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their response to the International Development Committee’s report Definition and administration of ODA (HC 1011), whether any...

      UN Commission on Population and Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage other countries to send ministers to the UN Commission on Population and Development in 2019.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Council Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether local housing authorities that divested themselves of their council housing stocks in the past and closed their housing revenue accounts (HRAs) are able to...

    • Community Housing Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will extend the Community Housing Fund beyond 31 March 2020 to enable community groups to progress and complete their current pipeline of projects.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent of the current delays in the production of written reports by the Building Research Establishment following BS8414...

      Public Houses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the business rates pub relief scheme on the viability of community pubs in England; and what has been the cost of...

      Shops: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of recent increases in business rates on the sustainability of local high street bookshops in England.

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many more homes for social rent they expect to be built following the announcement by the Prime Minister on lifting the borrowing cap for local authorities.

      Electrical Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the numbers of owner-occupied dwellings in England that (1) require a rewire, and (2) have residual current device protection.

      Electrical Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what grant schemes are available to home owners to improve electrical safety in their dwellings.

      Electrical Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration has been given to the merits of introducing free electrical safety checks for homes owned by people over 75.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the quality of data collected on women's and girls' experience of the Mental Health Act 1983.

    • Public Health: Directors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many directors of public health there are in England; and of those directors, how many are qualified medical doctors.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of sectioned persons seek a second opinion about their treatment.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued guidance on prescribing psychotropic medicines; and if so, what precautions are advised to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control: South West

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the resilience to flooding in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall; and whether this has improved since 2014.

    • Coastal Erosion: South West

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to mitigate the effects of coastal erosion in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall since 2012.

      Flood Control: South West

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of the arrangements between local authorities and relevant agencies to mitigate flood risks in Somerset, Devon and...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been secured through contributions for investment in flood and coastal resilience schemes from (1) the private sector, (2) utility...

      Food: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research conducted by Credit Suisse Bank that found that food costs would rise by 2.3 per cent in a soft Brexit and by...

      Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what baseline tests are carried out at fracking sites and test sites for radiation in air and water.

      Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action is taken by the Environment Agency, and within what timescale, in the event of a pad being ruptured at a fracking site and the water going to ground.

      Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is regular or random monitoring of the run-off areas downhill from fracking site pads to check for potential contamination caused by site operations.

      Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the public are able to access all the test results from fracking sites and test sites which are reported to the Environment Agency.

      Incinerators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current capacity for the incineration of household waste; and whether they have any plans to increase this capacity.

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