Written answers

Friday, 26 October 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Rail Review announced on 11 October 2018 on the timing of the East Midlands franchise process; and if...

    • Neston Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to visit Neston train station.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the mitigation measures agreed by HS2 Ltd to reduce the negative effect on biodiversity are (a) secured for the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government has taken to ensure that High Speed Two does not cause the death of barn owls.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to extend cycling’s popularity to groups that are currently under-represented.

      Bus Services: Bury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many supported bus services there have been in Bury in each year since 2010.

      Bus Services: Bury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of trends in the (a) number and (b) frequency of bus services serving Bury since 2010.

      Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of whether Arriva Rail North has met the obligations and provisions of its franchise.

      Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what adjustments his Department has made to the provisions of the Arriva Rail North franchise in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the provisions of the Northern Rail franchise to protect the operator against falling passenger...

      Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what adjustments he has made to the provisions of the Northern Rail franchise that provide protection to the operator against falling passenger numbers.

      Northern: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the value was of the subsidy his Department provided to Arriva Rail North in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the franchise competitions for (a) Southeastern, (b) East Midlands Trains and...

      Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff facing redundancy as a result of the removal of tolls have (a) been offered and (b) undertaken and completed retraining since Highways...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on the regulation of car insurance premiums.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to discuss the human rights situation in Tibet with his Chinese counterpart as part of China's universal...

    • South Sudan: Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the appointment by the UN of a prosecutor for the Hybrid Court for South...

      Burma: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Myanmar on the outcomes of the third 21st Century Panglong Conference in...

      Bangladesh: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impartiality of the Election Commission of Bangladesh since the inauguration of its new...

      Bangladesh: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in the Bangladesh Government on that Government’s response to recent...

      Bangladesh: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of compliance by the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh with the requirements...

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the conclusions of the report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of staff employed by is Department who are in receipt of...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with the EU Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief on UK cooperation with the EU on...

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the capability of the Saudi Government to undertake a credible investigation into the murder of...

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in Saudi Arabia on the spread of inaccurate information on the...

      Jamal Khashoggi

      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 (a) murder of Jamal Khashoggi and (b)...

      Saudi Arabia: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether officials from (a) his Department and (b) the British Embassy in Saudi Arabia attended the Future Investment Initiative...

      Saudi Arabia: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason his Department did not issue guidance to UK-based companies to withdraw their representatives from the Future...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland on Nicaragua dated 28 September 2018.

      Saudi Arabia: Textbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the progress made by Saudi Arabian education authorities in removing from school...

      Sahel: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the joint G5 regional stabilisation force that was targeted by...

      Sahel: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of reports that Algerian and Sudanese Islamist jihadists are present...

      USA: INF Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the US administration on the announcement of the US withdrawal from the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Development Aid: Climate Change

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons sustainable development goal (SDG) 13 has not been included in the list of SDGs that the Prosperity Fund focuses on.

    • Infected Blood Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 18 October 2018, Infected Blood Inquiry, HCWS1021, when his Department became aware that the...

      Hodgkin Lymphoma

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people with Hodgkin lymphoma in each of the last five years.

      Official Residences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will provide a list of ministerial residences and their authorised occupants.

      Part-time Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of people employed on a part-time basis in the last twelve months.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Allergies: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many epipens the NHS has available for patients.

    • Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing recommendation prescriptions to (a) reduce pressure on...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement entitled £240 million social care investment to ease NHS winter pressures, published by his...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Institute of Economic Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will list all occasions on which he met a representative of the Institute for Economic Affairs since his appointment as Secretary...

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to secure additional funding for (i) health visitors and (ii) school nurses.

      Proof of Identity: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of applications for Care Quality Commission DBS checks used the ID verification service at Oldham Post Office.

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of preventable deaths from (a) asthma and (b) complications arising from asthma...

      Learning Disability: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS nurses receive adequate training on learning disabilities.

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that NHS staff are appropriately trained to use new innovations in diagnostic technology.

      Infectious Diseases: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to reduce the geographical variation in access to high quality bacterial and viral diagnostic...

      Mental Illness: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18th October 2018, to Question 178267 on Mental Illness: Cumbria, if he will publish the records for...

      Diabetes: Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the quality of care available for Type 1 diabetics with diabulimia; and if he will take steps to...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average time taken is for patients to receive their smear test results in each NHS trust area.

      Pathology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the adequacy of staffing levels in Histopathology Departments in each NHS Trust in England.

      Stem Cells: Donors

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

      Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of the proposals made by Unite the Union in its Period Dignity Charter...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he will accept all the recommendations of the National Audit Office’s report entitled Improving children and young...

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of allocating funding for additional domestic medical student places as a...

      Rehabilitation Centres: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) NHS Trusts and (b) Care Commissioning Groups on consulting local communities on the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the UK meets sustainable development goal 13 on climate change.

    • Cameroon: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the humanitarian situation in Cameroon.

      Cameroon: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff her Department has sent to Cameroon to assess the humanitarian situation in that country.

      Ethiopia: Poliomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the ability of Ethiopia to maintain its polio vaccine programme after the Global Polio Eradication...

  • Department for Education

    • School Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits for teenagers at school of staggering the start-time of the school day.

    • Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools each regional schools commissioner is responsible for.

      Igcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data Ofqual holds on IGCSE entries for (a) state-funded and (b) independent schools.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding programmes are in place to support (a) early intervention for children with additional needs and (b) other aspects of nurture care.

      Pupils: Cerebral Palsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure provision for pupils with cerebral palsy in schools.

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of schools in Coventry that have access to child psychologists; and if he will make a statement.

      Primary Education: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2018 to Question 179290 on Primary Education: nurseries, what estimate he has made of the average cost to the...

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in each local authority are in the lowest 20 per cent for attainment in schools.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many referrals were made to the police in relation to the finances of (a) academies and (b) free schools.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department has made available for families that have a child eligible for 30 hours of free childcare but mistakenly do not apply for...

      Higher Education: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of gap years in improving educational outcomes for students.

      Igcse

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

      Apprentices: Wolverhampton North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of apprenticeships have been created in each month since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the level of recruitment of teachers for T Levels in colleges.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that Aspire Achieve Advance apprentices are able to complete their apprenticeship qualifications...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the amount allocated for advanced learner loans in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016-17, (d) 2017-18 and (e) 2018-19;...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the provision of (a) 30 hours of free childcare and (b) tax-free childcare on the number of childcare...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Detainees: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to make it a criminal offence to knowingly communicate...

    • Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17 September 2018 to Question 171712, if he will publish his Department's plan for bringing HMP Berwyn up to full capacity.

      Offences Against Children: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October to Question 176311 on Offences Against Children: Sentencing, of the 3,234 people given custodial sentences in 2017...

      Offences Against Children: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October to Question 176311, how many of the 3,234 people who were given prison sentences for child sexual abuse offences in...

      Animal Welfare: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were prosecuted under the (a) Protection of Badgers Act 1992, (b) Deer Act 1991 and (c) Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996 in 2017; and...

      Berwyn Prison: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many reports of (a) fault with electricity, (b) fault with heating and (c) structural damage have been made at HMP Berwyn since its opening.

      Small Claims: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of claims made through the online money claims service have been struck out since that service was launched; and what the...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were fined for late payment of penalty notice for disorder in Wales in each year between 2013 and 2017.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report by HM Inspectorate of Probation entitled Domestic abuse: the work undertaken by Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs),...

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to (a) conduct a review on the number of deaths of women following release from prison and (b) seek to identify his Department can take...

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the by HM Prison and Probation Service entitled: Self-harm by adult men in prison: A rapid evidence assessment, published in September...

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much of the £3 billion of UK Export Finance available for direct lending has been allocated.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Hospitals: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to Written Statement of 9 October 2018 on Building safety update, HCWS976, whether he plans to extend the ban...

    • Estate Agents: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether estate agents are required to disclose the criminal convictions of a previous occupant of a property to a...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local government powers to tackle car cruising.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of new universal credit claimants have had to wait longer than five weeks for initial payment in each month since January 2018.

    • Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her recent appearance on BBC News at 12.53pm on 11 October 2018, what the evidential basis is for her statement that one...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2018 to Question 171398 on Universal Credit, whether the data relating to additional costs to local...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the level of funding required to cancel the debts of claimants transferred from legacy benefits to universal...

      Vacancies: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 174137 on Vacancies: West Midlands, what assessment she has made of trends in the number...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to lay before Parliament its draft regulations on the managed migration of claimants to universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential effect on vulnerable claimants of moving three million people manually on to universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce payment times for universal credit applicants.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of automatically moving claimants that would otherwise undergo managed migration to...

      Universal Credit: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients of universal credit in (a) South Yorkshire and (b) Barnsley receive less money under universal credit compared with their...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2018 to Question 158169 on personal independence payment, what estimate she has made of the average time...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much revenue has been raised from the £20 fee on applications to the Child Maintenance Service to date.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will automatically include unearned income drawn from HMRC in all child maintenance calculations.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the results of the reclassification of arrears trial run by the Child Maintenance Group; and what plans she has to change...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will introduce an exemption to permit students from low-income families to travel during a gap year without the family home incurring...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding her Department has allocated to training staff on universal credit working in (a) her Department's call centres and (b) job...

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has (a) made an assessment and (b) commissioned any reviews of the effect on people's mental health of participation in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the roll-out of full service universal credit on (a) the number of food parcels distributed by...

      Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps she has taken to end period poverty.

      Universal Credit: Wolverhampton North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Wolverhampton North East constituency are in receipt of universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Wolverhampton North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Wolverhampton North East constituency have applied for advance payments of universal credit.

      Unemployment: Wolverhampton North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the reasons why the level of unemployment in Wolverhampton North East constituency is more...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of employment and support allowance that were underpaid, had their income reduced when they were...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the repayments to claimants that were underpaid employment and support allowance will include interest.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department supports local authorities to promote recycling by businesses.

    • Agriculture: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage young people into farming.

      Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will create a new regulator to address (a) horse welfare and (b) deaths of race horses.

      Schools: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the ability of dairy farmers to withstand market fluctuations of not...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions the Marine Management Organisation has had with Wildlife Trusts on the use of pingers on vessels in inshore...

      Immigration: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the development of the UK’s...

      Rivers: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many litres of sewage is discharged into rivers in (a) London and (b) the rest of the South-East because of misconnected...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many monitoring stations monitor fine particulate matter PM2.5.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding his Department has allocated to (a) school behaviour change programmes and (b) other projects designed to...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to measure Bovine TB outbreaks by prevalence as well as incidence; and if he will release all...

  • Home Office

    • Fire and Rescue Services and Police: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department made of the use of drones by the Police and Fire Services of the effectiveness of those services in relation...

    • National Police Air Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from the National Police Air Service on force contributions to that Service.

      Hate Crime: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the online platforms that hate crime offences have been perpetrated on.

      UK Border Force: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of recent reductions in the number of staff in Border Force on its ability to carry...

      Human Trafficking: Undocumented Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment his Department has made of the ability of UK Border Force to identify and punish people who regularly exploit and...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to (a) ensure that the new asylum seeker accommodation contracts will deliver accommodation of a good standard and...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities are empowered and funded to support asylum seekers and newly recognised refugees.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support local authorities during the transition to new asylum accommodation contracts.

      Refugees: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding his Department has provided to support newly-recognised refugees in London when they have moved out of asylum dispersal...

      Asylum: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers are living in London as at October 2018.

      Asylum: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of asylum seekers registered to attend English for Speakers of Other Languages classes in London (a)...

      Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to review the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016.

      Human Trafficking: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the nationalities were of victims in receipt of positive conclusive grounds decisions made through the National Referral Mechanism; and...

      Human Trafficking: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of referrals to the National Referral Mechanism received a reasonable grounds decision within five working days, and what...

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2018 to Question 180674 on Home Office: staff, how many units within UK Visas and Immigration process...

      Borders: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2018 to Question 173617 on Asylum: Dunkirk, what programmes the Government is funding to improve...

      Police: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many gross misconduct charges have been brought against police officers in relation to a death (a) during and (b) after police contact...

      Fraud: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of intelligence sharing online fraud between the Police and companies that host shared online...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of reporting levels for (a) financial and (b) consumer fraud.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has received representations from the Police Service of Northern Ireland on the number of additional police officers...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many student study visas were refused in each of the last five years.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment his Department has made of the causes of the increase in the level of knife crime.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a net reduction in low-skilled immigration on the viability of industries reliant on...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish a list of properties in Stoke-on-Trent that were considered as alternative locations for the Stoke-on-Trent Reporting Centre.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Health Services: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many officials in his Department are working on health and social care policy.

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many officials in his Department are working on matters relating to employment rights.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the ability of the EU to reach a legally-binding agreement with the UK on a future trading...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made amount of money the UK will pay to the EU during the transition period between the UK leaving the EU at the...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October to Question 175802 on Brexit, whether the Government has held any discussions with EU member...

  • Treasury

    • Government Controlled Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department (a) holds a list of Government controlled companies which only produce financial reports as small companies and (b) monitors the...

    • Electronic Cigarettes: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether e-cigarettes which gain authorisation as licensed medicines from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency will be taxed at the...

      Carers: Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to lay legislative proposals before the House to change the tax credit sequencing rules applied to non-parental carers.

      Revenue and Customs: East Kilbride

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 7 March 2018, Official Report, column 428 how many and what proportion of...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2018 to Question 172633 on Revenue and Customs staffing, what assessment has been made by HMRC on its capacity to...

      Revenue and Customs: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HMRC has plans to impose limits on staff annual leave during March and April 2019 as a result of the UK leaving the EU.

      Customs: Warehouses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the frequently of inspections of Customs Warehouses is by HMRC.

      Customs: Warehouses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HMRC has plans to establish further Inland pre-clearance sites in addition to the sites being established in Hayes, Middlesex and Milton Keynes.

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many personnel from each financial sector regulator for which he is responsible have been seconded and for what purpose to a financial regulator...

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue was lost to the public purse as a result of the exemption for regulatory capital in section 259N(3)(b) Chapter 8 Part 6A Taxation...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the money to be accrued to the public purse as a result of the single payment method outlined in the proposed amendments to...

      Social Enterprises: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what time targets have been set for HMRC for advance approval of Social Investment Tax Relief.

      Social Enterprises: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse has been of Social Investment Tax Relief in each year since 2013.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what modelling the Treasury has undertaken of the potential economic effect (a) regionally and (b) nationally of regional pay for public sector workers.

      Unemployment

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to reduce unemployment in constituencies with high levels of unemployment.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made for the number of children with disabilities that are in receipt of tax-free childcare.

      Revenue and Customs: Blockchain

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the feasibility of the use of Blockchain by HMRC after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for International Development

    • Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much UK aid has been received by Pakistan in the past 12 months and in total over the past 20 years; whether any other country receives more bilateral aid than...

    • Pakistan: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training programmes in Pakistan they support to help illiterate and impoverished members of minority communities to qualify for jobs.

      International Day of Persons with Disabilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mark the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities; and whether such plans will reflect this year's focus on empowering persons...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prison officers have been sent on detached duty to fill staffing gaps in other prisons in the last 12 months.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Local Government: Fuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prioritise deliveries of fuel to local authorities after Brexit so that crucial local services, including public safety and waste...

    • Intellectual Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their intention that UK Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys should continue to have rights of representation in EU countries, whatever the outcome of the...

      European Union Intellectual Property Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek to continue the UK's participation in the EU Intellectual Property Office after the UK leaves the EU.

      Art Works: Royalties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend that the UK will continue to (1) operate the Artist's Resale Right, and (2) participate in the EU Resale Right Directive 2001/84/EC after the...

      International Science and Technology Centre and Science and Technology Centre in Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what relationship the UK will have with (1) the International Science and Technology Centre, and (2) the Science and Technology Centre in Ukraine following the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) representations they are making to the government of Israel, and (2) steps they are taking in concert with other parties, to prevent the demolition of...

    • Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the Israeli municipality reportedly not issuing enough permits for Palestinian residential...

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the reported assault and damage in East Jerusalem caused by Israeli settlers.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Written Questions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training they provide to officials drafting responses to parliamentary written questions in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Written Questions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what quality assurance process is followed in approving draft responses to parliamentary questions for written answer in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

      Turkey: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 18 September (HL9904), what factors, in addition to the charge and length of detention, they take...

      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House (1) the overview of outcomes agreed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018, and (2) the overview...

      Zelimkhan Bakaev

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to authorities in Chechnya regarding the disappearance of Zelim Bakeav in August 2017.

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