Written answers

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Emirates Airlines: Etihad Airways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect on (a) prices of flights connecting to the UK and (b) competitiveness in the...

    • Department for Transport: Social Media

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

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of undertaking a review of the effectiveness of driving (a) offences and (b) penalties.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department undertook an impact assessment of the effect on demand for electric vehicles in advance of the decision to reduce funding for...

      Department for Transport: Contracts

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

      London North Eastern Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the timetable for LNER will include seven direct trains per day between Bradford and London on the east coast line from May 2019.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the Post Office on ensuring the size and accessibility...

    • Company Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on supporting companies that have potential cash-flow...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether her Cabinet have had discussions on the potential suspension of protections of workers' rights in the event of...

      Insulation: Sales Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals for compulsory training to tackle the way companies sell cavity...

      Counterfeit Manufacturing: Electronic Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to prevent the sale of counterfeit goods on online platforms.

      Counterfeit Manufacturing: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) number of counterfeit electrical goods being imported into the UK and (b)...

      Counterfeit Manufacturing: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the import of counterfeit goods into the UK.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 175928 on Wind Power: Seas and Oceans, if he will make an...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will review the Government's policy on hydraulic fracturing for shale gas; and if he will consider in that review...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the decision by the Hong Kong Government to deny a work visa to the Financial Times’ Asia News Editor...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Social Media

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

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on opening an independent investigation into the deaths of...

      Palestinians: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with counterparts on the UN Security Council on establishing an independent investigation...

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of the recommendations made in the recent report by Amnesty International on violence...

      USA: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US Administration on the decision to close the Palestinian diplomatic...

      Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the work of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in...

      Middle East: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the (a) definition and (b) status of refugees in the Middle East.

      Prisoners: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of UK citizens incarcerated in prisons abroad.

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) his Sri Lankan counterpart and (b) the UK Permanent Representative at the UN on the...

      Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his policy to (a) reassess UK security (i) assistance to and (ii) co-operation with Governments that appoint...

      Bahrain: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times the Government has raised with the Bahraini authorities the issue of Bahraini female detainees being raped...

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Bahraini authorities on the release of Nabeel Rajab.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the British Embassy in Tehran has (a) issued any protest over the Iranian prison authorities' denial of medical access...

      Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's strategy on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.

      Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to improve the protection of children living in conflict.

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library the assessments his Department has made of trends in the incidences of human rights abuses in...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Institute of Economic Affairs: Ministers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has undertaken a review of the relationships between Ministers and the Institute of Economic Affairs.

    • Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many personal injury claims were made relating to incidents in Government-owned buildings in each of the last ten years for which figures are available.

      Devolution: EU Law

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government plans to publish its proposals for the constitutional arrangements for devolved authorities in relation to EU law after the UK has...

      Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the ability of Government contractors to provide...

      Cabinet Office: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether gagging clauses have been used in contracts drawn up between his Department and any charities, voluntary sector organisations, social...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to improve the UK’s cyber security.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the estimated cost to the public purse was of the WannaCry cyber attack in 2017.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many cyber incident reports the National Cyber Security Centre received in last 12 months; how many of those reports resulted in being classified...

      National Cyber Security Centre: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much of the £1.9 billion awarded to the National Cyber Security Centre in 2016 has been spent to date; and on what such funds have been spent.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many registered users of Gov.UK verify there were at February 2018.

      Cybercrime: Industry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2018 to Question 179329 on Cybercrime: Industry, whether the new minimum cyber security standard will apply to...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • 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 Department has made of the...

    • Hospitals: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure that there is a secure medicine supply for hospitals in (a) England and (b) Sheffield in the...

      Cannabis: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will establish a duty for his Department to routinely monitor the potency of street cannabis; what assessment he has made of the...

      Mental Illness: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether support is provided for unpaid carers who suffer from mental ill-health as a result of caring; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of the NHS to adopt new technologies to improve patient outcomes of...

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of air quality in London on children’s health.

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the initiatives announced by the Prime Minister on 3 October 2018 on early detection rates for cancer include blood cancer; and...

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the updated version of the NHS Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle will be published; and whether that update will include...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 174679 on Eating Disorders, for what reasons he has no current plans to introduce a...

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what training NHS clinical staff receive to ensure that they are able to meet the specific needs of people with learning difficulties.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many emergency hospital admissions there have been for people with Type 1 diabetes in each NHS hospital trust in each of the last...

      Diabetes: Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients with Type 1 diabetes have been referred for (a) psychological support, (b) psychiatric support and (c) treatment for an...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients with Type 1 diabetes had access to (a) an insulin pump, (b) a continuous glucose monitoring device and (c)...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with Type 1 diabetes, in each Clinical Commissioning Group area have been treated fo (a) retinopathy, (b)...

      Diabetes: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has commissioned into integrated care models for Type 1 diabetes; and what the effect of that research has...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes by (a) age and (b) gender in each clinical commissioning group area in each of...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) GPs, (b) GP practice nurses, (c) diabetes nurse specialists, (d) diabetologists and (e)...

      Diabetes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the use of artificial pancreas devices for the treatment of people with Type 1...

      Diabetes: Orthopaedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) major and (b) minor amputations have been carried out as a result of (i) Type 1 and (ii) Type 2 diabetics in each Clinical...

      Audiology: Paediatrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many training places were available for audiologists specialising in paediatrics; how many of those places were filled; and how many...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people with mental health problems who (a) live in social rented property and (b) are...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to increase the level of spending on research into the causes and treatment of dementia; if he will make a statement.

      Children: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many child death reviews which have identified trauma or external factors as the cause of death have been conducted in each of the...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether gagging clauses have been used in contracts between his Department and charities, voluntary sector organisations, social...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department has on the number of complaints that have been made on sales reps in maternity units in each of the last...

      Health Services: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has prepared a winter action plan for 2018-19.

      General Practitioners: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the ratio of GPs to patients was in each Liverpool parliamentary constituency in each of the past 10 years.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients left NHS referral to treatment waiting lists by reason of death in each of the last eight years for which figures are...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy that clinical commissioning groups should fully implement the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which Integrated Care Systems have worked with the independent adult social care sector to prepare for the provision of services during...

      Mental Illness: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the 2017 HSE Work-related stress, depression or anxiety statistics in Great Britain, whether he has had discussions...

      University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made representations to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on additional funding for University Hospitals Coventry and...

      East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect on patient care of the failure of the Lorenzo software system at East and North...

      Buprenorphine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on access to Buprenorphine of the recent increase in the price of that drug.

      Mental Illness: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 8 February 2016 to Question 25146 on Mental health services: children, how many people aged 18 and under...

      Infant Foods: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the full range of functions currently carried out by the European Food Safety Authority in...

      Gender Recognition: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times for gender identity clinics.

      Cannabis: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to allow patients to have access to NHS doctors willing to prescribe cannabis-based medicine in cases where their...

      Multiple Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will continue to provide financial support to the ISED-funded quality improvement programme delivered by the Twins and...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much (a) revenue and (b) capital funding has been allocated to NHS IT programmes in (i) 2017-18, (ii) 2018-19, (iii) 2019-20, (iv)...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the October 2018 policy paper The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care,...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) financial support and (b) other resources his Department has provided to Cancer Alliances for long-term planning for breast...

      Mental Illness: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to extend Equality Act 2010 to include people with episodic and fluctuating mental health...

      East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

      What assessment he has made of the correlation between the time taken to assess patients in A&E departments and trends in the patient handover times of East Midlands ambulance service; and if...

      Flour: Folic Acid

      What progress he has made on implementing proposals for the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      What assessment he has made of the proportion of children born in the UK with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in each of the last five years.

  • Attorney General

    • Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Attorney General, what the Government’s policy is on the bringing of criminal charges against children who (a) are awaiting a National Referral Mechanism decision and (b) have a...

    • Attorney General: Contracts

      To ask the Attorney General, whether gagging clauses have been used in contracts drawn up between his Department and any charities, voluntary sector organisations, social enterprises or companies...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the support that schools provide to girls who are menstruating.

    • Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of which areas of England have the highest proportion of adults with below average functional (a) numeracy and (b) literacy.

      Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support adults without basic literacy skills.

      Department for Education: Contracts

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

      Gcse

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

      Engineering and Physics: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 177683 on Engineering and Physics: Vocational Guidance, for what reason his Department is not...

      Teachers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of teachers who are nationals of other EU countries who have left employment in schools in England...

      Knowsley Community College: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question 167917, how many of the 60 offers to study A-levels at SK College Group's Knowsley campus for...

      GCE A-level: Knowsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academic A-levels are being taught within the Knowsley Borough Council boundaries for the 2018-19 academic year.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Buildings

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

    • Ministry of Justice: Contracts

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

      CAFCASS: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing an independent external organisation to review individual complaints about the (a)...

      Employment Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many( a) successful and (b) unsuccessful employment tribunal claims for automatically unfair dismissal under sections 99-108 of the Employment...

      Prosecutions: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of young offender cases that remain unresolved and (b) utilisation rates at (i) Camberwell Green Magistrate...

      Magistrates' Courts: Camberwell and Peckham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the closure of Camberwell Green Magistrates court on (a) the attendance rate at court and (b)...

      Employment Tribunals Service: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will provide additional resources to the Tribunal Service in the North East of England to reduce waiting times for universal credit and personal...

      Magistrates' Courts: Camberwell and Peckham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the efficiency of the processing of caseload at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Stage 3 hearings resulted in the Judge awarding the defendants costs in each of the last 24 months.

      Powers of Attorney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have made a lasting power of attorney since the choice not chance campaign ended.

  • Treasury

    • Government Controlled Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2018 on Question 171482 on Public Sector: Accounting, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on (a)...

    • Government Controlled Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2018 to Question 171483 on Public Sector: Accounting, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the...

      Government Controlled Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 171486 on Government Controlled Companies, whether his Department has granted approval to IMS Ltd...

      Tax Avoidance: Prosecutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions have been made against people promoting disguised remuneration schemes in each year since 1999.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the maximum amount of time is that HMRC provides to people who cannot afford to pay the 2019 loan charge.

      National Insurance Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received on parents who have mistakenly omitted to claim child benefit and as a result lost out on national insurance...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of over-payments by HMRC to claimants in 2017.

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has the Government invested in Help to Buy ISA bonuses since the introduction of that scheme.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total public spending per person in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) England has been in the last five years for which figures are available.

      Financial Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will undertake a review of the operation of the Financial Conduct Authority rules to ensure a cap on excessive early exit charges since April 2017.

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question 167265 on Sanitary Protection: VAT, what the evidential basis was for the estimate made by HMRC that...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that payday lenders make individual assessments of the effect on people...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit payday loan companies from advertising their services on television.

      National Cyber Security Centre: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many representations for additional funding he has received from the National Cyber Security Centre in the last 12 months.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Energy: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what meetings he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with Rolton Kilbride on its application for a gasification plant at...

    • Social Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on people’s safety of changes in the level of funding for...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether gagging clauses have been used in contracts drawn up between his Department and any charities, voluntary...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, through what mechanism his Department monitors how Local Enterprise Partnership's spend money from the public purse;...

      High Streets Expert Advisory Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how the members of the Government's panel on the future of the high street were selected.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking with local authorities to (a) reduce the number of retrospective planning...

      Care Homes: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2018 to Question 164527, how many high-rise care home buildings that are above 18...

      Supported Housing: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the social housing system supports those with mental health problems.

      Emergencies: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he had with (a) local authorities, (b) Police and Crime Commissioners and (c) non-governmental bodies...

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his new devolution framework.

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whom his Department has consulted in preparing its new devolution framework.

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the aim is of the new devolution framework.

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the new devolution framework will require legislation.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) officers and (b) soldiers who have been discharged following the failure of a compulsory drugs test have subsequently rejoined the (i)...

    • Ministry of Defence Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the enhanced effective pension age of 60 years has not been introduced for Ministry of Defence Police Officers following a recent...

      International Military Services: Legal Costs and Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the Government-owned company International Military Services Ltd has funded salaries and legal fees since it ceased trading in 1991.

      Ministry of Defence: Contracts

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

      Territorial Waters: North Atlantic Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the security of UK waters in the North Atlantic.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his spending priorities are for the modernising defence programme are.

      Military Aircraft: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 169313 on military aircraft: storage, (a) how many and (b) what models of aircraft are held in...

      Ministry of Defence Police: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the retirement age for Ministry of Defence Police officers; and if he will make a statement.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of (a) service personnel in each of the services and (b) officials in his Department stationed in Saudi Arabia have...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant the Government’s response to recommendation 59 (e) to the report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with...

    • 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 representations she has...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how universal credit is calculated for people who (a) are in work and (b) would formerly have claimed working tax credits; and what...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the savings to be accrued to the public purse from the replacement of working tax credits with universal credit...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of recent trends in the average levels of household debt for people in receipt of universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people expected to require additional support to make a universal credit claim during...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the evidential basis was for the introduction of the 20-metre rule as a criterion for mobility in the personal independence payment...

      Universal Credit: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with housing associations in South Liverpool on the potential effect of the introduction of universal credit on...

      Temporary Employment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of (a) zero-hour contracts and (b) non-permanent work on the mental health of...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Social Media

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

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she plans to take to provide low-income parents in receipt of universal credit with support for the payment of upfront childcare costs.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for (a) Personal Independence Payment and (b) Employment and Support Allowance were (i) made and (ii) awarded in each of the...

      Social Security Benefits: Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment and support allowance where Endometriosis was referenced in the...

      Employment: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training Jobcentre Plus staff receive to ensure that they are able to fully support people with learning disabilities to find work.

      Social Security Benefits: Widowed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support his Department provides to a (a) widow and (b) widower who nursed their deceased marital partner through a terminal illness.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will take steps to collect official statistics on food bank usage in the UK following the national roll-out of universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the national roll-out of universal credit on the incidence of food bank usage in the UK.

      Universal Credit: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential effects of the roll-out of Universal Credit on child poverty levels in Garston and Halewood...

      Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to allocate additional funding for mobility payments to children under the age of three in 2019; and if she...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department’s policy is on how decisions are confirmed by the Department and external agencies on pension credit entitlement.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of employers who have not met their obligations to employees on automatic enrolment in pensions in the...

      Universal Credit: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he Department has undertaken an assessment of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit full service on the economy of the City...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment (PIP) claimants who have been sent an AR1 form before the end of their entitlement period to...

      Carer's Allowance: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases of overpayment of carers allowance her Department has sought to collect in each of the last 10 years; and what the average...

      Carer's Allowance: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many prosecutions for fraud for carers allowance have been pursued, (b) how many of those prosecutions were successful, (c) how much...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has targets for moving people from jobseeker's allowance to employment support allowance; and if she will make a statement.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on households with disabled children which (a) already...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 18 July on Employment and Support Allowance, WS877, what estimate she has made of the...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people affected by the errors in the calculation of employment and support allowance made by her...

      Employment and Support Allowance: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the value of underpayments to recipients of employment support allowance in South Yorkshire since 2011.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to ensure that there is a secure supply of food for residents of (a) England and (b) Sheffield...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on promoted content on (a) Twitter, (b) Facebook and (c) Instagram in each month since...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 120296, what representations (a) he and (b) Ministers of his...

      Hares: Myxomatosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the spread of myxomatosis on the brown hare population in the UK.

      Schools: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to replace the EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme; and for what reason such steps were not...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Social Media

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

    • Deportation: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suspected victims of human trafficking have been deported after being referred by the police to UK Visas and Immigration.

      Deportation: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what protection is provided to victims of human trafficking to enable them to report trafficking to the police without fear of deportation.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the 794 unaccompanied refugee children who were granted asylum in the UK in 2017 have made applications for family reunion.

      Crime: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the Metropolitan police (a) collects and (b) stores personal data that is used for predictive crime mapping.

      Hate Crime: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle online hate crime.

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to subsidise costs of short-term visas for students wishing to study in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what length of journey to a reporting centre is deemed to be reasonable by the Home Office.

      Firearms and Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that Merseyside Police have the resources required to tackle incidents of knife and gun crime in the area.

      Firearms and Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with Merseyside Police on tackling knife and gun crime in Merseyside.

      Gangs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) gang members in England, (b) gang members who are under the age of 18 and (c) children in...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many successful referrals have been made to the National Referral Mechanism in each of the past five years.

      Prisoners: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals who have been given an indeterminate sentence for public protection have been deported (a) forcibly and (b)...

      Modern Slavery Act 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from (a) the National Crime Agency, (b) the Metropolitan Police, (c) the British Transport police, (d)...

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) effect on economic output of violence against women and girls and (b) total spending on public...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to collect data on how many of the estimated 3.8 million EU nationals living in the UK will still be without valid...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that minors in Calais with family in the UK are able to access family reunification procedures.

      Older People: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to make elder abuse an aggravated offence.

  • Department for International Development

    • Rohingya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to educational support for Rohingya refugees in Myanmar and Bangladesh, in each of the last...

    • Department for International Trade: Contracts

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

      Bangladesh: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding the Government has allocated to promote (a) freedom of expression, (b) rights to peaceful protest and (c) democratic...

      Bangladesh: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the terms and conditions are for the provision of aid to Bangladesh to promote human rights and freedom of expression; and what...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency for its operations in (a) Palestine and (b)...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the cost in cash terms of maintaining Official Development Assistance at 0.7 per cent of gross national...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has for Official Development Assistance funding allocated to the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

      Refugees: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to protect vulnerable people in refugee camps.

      Developing Countries: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how her Department plans to assess the effect of future trade agreements on developing economies.

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support communities in developing countries that are affected by climate change.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government plans to implement the recommendations of the International Development Committee report on the definition and...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Northern Ireland

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

    • Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many and which (a) companies, (b) industry bodies and (c) other organisations have signed non-disclosure agreements with the...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Social Media

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

      Companies: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many non-disclosure agreements have been signed by (a) companies, (b) organisations and (c) individuals in relation to the...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment the Government made of the ability under existing legislation to extend any transition period beyond December 2020...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the number of international treaties that will (a) be affected and (b) need to be renegotiated in the...

      UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government's plans for the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU to provide the same level of access to the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when he plans to respond to the letter of 12 April 2018 from British in Europe.

      Innovation and Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 27 September 2018 to Question 171405, in which negotiation rounds science and innovation has been discussed...

      Delegated Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 178290 on Delegated Legislation, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of...

      EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions his Department has had with his counterparts in other EU member states on (a) the right to work, (b) access to...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has plans to include in future trade deals provisions in relation to currency manipulation.

    • Foreign Investment in UK: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps have been taken to attract international investment in the Northern Powerhouse.

      Overseas Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on UK consumer and food standards regulations which meet the US Trade Priorities...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he will make it his policy to ensure that mobile operators share a proportion of the 5G radio spectrum with local...

    • Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that funding allocated from the public purse to sporting bodies throughout the UK is spent...

      Internet: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government's press release of 14 October 2018, Leading tech companies support code to strengthen...

      Cybercrime: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his Department's document, Cyber Security Breach Survey 2017, published in April 2017, how many businesses...

      Autonomous Weapons: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the remit of the forthcoming Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation will include the role of artificial intelligence in...

      Internet: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made on ensuring every household has the Universal Service Obligation of 10 mbps in internet...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of anti-advocacy clauses in government contracts on the effectiveness of (a) large...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Cross Border Cooperation: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will ensure that the six areas of cross-border cooperation outlined in the Good Friday Agreement continue to be aligned in the event of...

    • Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 178377, what assessment she has made of the effect on the five integrated schools that...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the extension of civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.

  • Department for Transport

    • Trans-European Networks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect the European Commission’s draft proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the...

    • Railways: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of industry support for continuing to link UK rail freight networks to European Rail Freight Corridors after Brexit; and what impact...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how HS2 will ensure the stability of the tracks when they pass over large sink holes in the areas of old mine workings; when a detailed geological survey will be...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what UK and European standards are being used by HS2 to determine the design and layout of rolling stock, tunnels and cross passages, the procedures for evacuation...

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has so far been spent by HS1 in settling Part 1 claims in accordance with its Compensation Code; and what percentage of HS1’s overall property spend...

      Trans-European Networks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding the UK has received under TEN-T programmes during the last five years; and whether they will make a similar amount of funding available for the...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 17 September 2018 (HL10203), how much capital grant was paid to the bus industry to develop low emission...

      Railways: Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to protect the railways in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall from flood water damage since 2012.

      Railway Stations: Cambridge

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 18 September (HL10000), whether the estimated £46.8 million national and regional economic benefit derived...

      Ports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the impact of Brexit on the productivity of the UK's ports, and (2) the likely impact on the UK's ports of a...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Company Accounts: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Framework for the UK–EU partnership: Company law (accounting and audit) presentation, published on 13 June, what is their intended...

    • Audit: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 1 February (HL5096), how much in fines was received and passed on to other bodies in each of the years from...

      Work Experience

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Henley on 17 May (HL7805, HL7806, HL7807, and HL7809), what progress they have made in fulfilling their commitments,...

      Energy: Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage greater use of energy from waste.

      Director of Labour Market Enforcement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to respond to the Director of Labour Market Enforcement's Strategy Document for 2018–19; and what plans they have to implement its...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • China: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of alleged human rights violations against China's Uighur population and of reports that up to one million Uighur have been sent to...

    • UK Permanent Representation to the EU: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are currently employed at the UK Representation Office in Brussels; and what estimate they have made of the cost of their employment in the current...

      India: Dalits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of India about the arrest on 28 August of five Indian Dalit human rights activists during simultaneous...

      Benin: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Benin.

      Iran: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States about the objectives of the Iran Action Group created by the United States State...

      Iran: Guided Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sought information from the Iranian authorities about the purpose of a development in Wadi Jahannam near Baniyas in northwest Syria reported by...

      Bahrain: Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research conducted by Amnesty International Continuing Lack of Adequate Medical Care in Bahrain's...

      Ali Hajji

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the most recent representations they have made concerning the health of Bahraini political prisoner Ali Hajji; and what assessment they have...

      Elias Faisal Al-Mulla

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made about the case of Bahraini prisoner Elyas Al-Mulla, following research conducted by Amnesty...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the investigation conducted by the National Institute for Human Rights in Bahrain which denies the reported assault against...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement issued by Bahraini political prisoners Hajer Mansoor, Medina Ali and Najah Yusuf in relation to the restrictions...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported rape of Bahraini female activists Ebtisam Alsaegh and Najah Yusuf by members of Bahrain’s...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take action to protect the village of Khan al-Ahmar in the Occupied West Bank against the reported attempt by settlers to drive the villagers out...

      Eritrea: UN Human Rights Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood of Eritrea being elected to the UN Human Rights Council for the period 2019–21.

      National Cyber Security Centre

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the role of the National Cyber Security Centre.

      Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what ways, if any, they plan to mark the International Day for Freedom of Religion or Belief on 27 October; and whether they will issue guidance to all...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Education Policy Institute Access to children and young people's mental health services—2018, published 7...

    • Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish their response to the report by the Independent Commission on Adult Acute Psychiatric Care in England Old Problems, New Solutions,...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they will provide to Clinical Commissioning Groups for making available the FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring system to all diabetics who require it.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many adults are currently sectioned under the Mental Health Act 2007; and what is the (1) average, and (2) median lengths of the restrictions to which they are...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the powers to restrict an individual’s liberty in the Mental Health Act 2007 are used differently within the regions of England, and between England,...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Type 23 Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many days each Type 23 frigate has spent at sea from 2016 to date.

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many firm orders for F-35 Lightning aircraft have been placed; and when they are expected to be delivered.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Deployable F-35 Operations Facility at RAF Marham is expected to achieve Initial Operating Capability; and whether it is air-portable.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Royal Air Force, and (2) Royal Navy, pilots are qualified to fly the F-35 Lightning aircraft.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Deployable F-35 Operations Facility could be deployed on an aircraft carrier.

      Navy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the numerical strength of (1) the Royal Navy, (2) the Royal Naval Reserve, and (3) the Royal Marines.

      Warships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to which city or town each Type 23 frigate and Type 45 destroyer is affiliated; and how many official visits or events with its affiliated city or town each has...

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of why they have not received any compliant bids in the first round of bidding for the Type 31e frigate.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many National Insurance numbers were (1) issued, and (2) deleted in each of the last three years for which records are available.

    • National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many National Insurance numbers were issued in each of the (1) countries of the UK, and (2) regions of England in each of the last three years for which...

      National Insurance: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which five countries had the most overseas nationals being allocated National Insurance numbers in each of the last three years for which records are available.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forestry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in appointing the National Tree Champion.

  • Home Office

    • Gambling: Mental Illness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of police call outs in the last 12 months they estimate can be attributed to mental health problems connected with gambling-related harm.

    • Greece: Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the UK contribution to EU funds, and (2) British seconded personnel to EU agencies to improving conditions for refugees and...

  • Treasury

    • Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to maintain the Carbon Price Support rates, set in the 2016 Budget, for the period through to 2020–21; and how their policy in the area...

    • Government Departments: Databases

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

      Public Sector: Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK’s intangible assets are accounted for using an internationally recognised methodology.

      Public Bodies: Intellectual Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether for accounting purposes they treat intellectual property generated by public bodies in the same way as other EU Member States.

      Government Departments: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is an internationally accepted methodology for valuing raw data assets on government balance sheets; and if not, what consideration they have given...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) data, and (2) powers available to regulators to manage the systemic risk linked to the non-bank lending, or "shadow...

      Government Departments: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which their methodology for valuing raw data assets on government balance sheets differs from private sector practices.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for the development of a national strategy for the prevention and treatment of harms resulting from gambling.

    • Music

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of Brexit on the UK music industry.

      Small Businesses: Digital Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the research conducted by Atos UK & Ireland which found that more than 1.6 million small businesses could grow...

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