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Written answers

Monday, 29 October 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with train operators on the use of mobile phone train tickets; and if he will make a statement.

    • Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the outcome was of the Government's review of the National Maritime Single Window pilot exercise.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the gender equalisation of car insurance premiums on the cost of car insurance.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the Government will not make available to MPs the 2017 Infrastructure Projects Authority report which assessed the cost of High Speed...

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will request that the outcome of the Civil Aviation Authority's consultation on changing Class E airspace procedures be shared with his...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many SMETS1 meters are estimated to not be enrolled into the Smart Data Communications Company; and what the...

    • Energy Companies Obligation: Fuel Oil and Liquefied Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Energy Company Obligation measures have been delivered to off-gas grid homes using (a) heating oil and (b)...

      Energy Companies Obligation: Fuel Oil and Liquefied Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) heating oil boilers and (b) liquefied petroleum gas boilers have been replaced under the Energy Company...

      Fuel Oil and Liquefied Petroleum Gas: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many off-gas grid households using (a) heating oil and (b) liquefied petroleum have an Energy Efficiency Rating of...

      Living Wage: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number of businesses paying the national living wage in (a) Coventry, (b) the...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of cases where independent contractors are considered...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to facilitate parliamentary scrutiny of potential deals on a new nuclear power station before...

      Post Offices: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what (a) safeguards and (b) terms and conditions are in place to ensure that there is no reduction in operating hours...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of export tariffs on solar energy usage since their introduction; and if he...

      Conditions of Employment: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to publish its response to the consultation on Employment Status, published on 7 February 2018.

      Renewable Energy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the provisions of the EU Renewable Energy Directive II recast will be transposed into UK law in the event that...

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 178284 on Small Businesses: Billing, if he will publish the...

      Sizewell C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to support the development of Sizewell C nuclear power station.

      Glass: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to tackle the glass shortage in the construction industry.

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will launch a public inquiry to investigate concerns expressed by mineworkers on the then government's influence...

      Manufacturing Industries: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of just-in time manufacturing on traffic (a) congestion and (b)...

      Employment: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the use of artificial intelligence on levels of employment;...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to seek to ensure the Saudi Arabian Government and the Turkish Government conduct a...

    • Diplomatic Service: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent on hospitality by the British Ambassador to (a) Paris (b) Nairobi and (c) Riyadh in the financial year 2017-2018.

      Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to secure the adoption of a marine sanctuary in the Weddell Sea.

      Corruption and Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the obstacles to the publication by the Government of a Magnitsky-style list.

      Sudan: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the level of the presence of Islamist extremist cells and jihadist training...

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the peace deal in South Sudan; and if he will make a statement.

      Ahmed Mansoor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in the United Arab Emirates on the imprisonment of the human rights...

      Ukraine: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 176289, if he will ensure that the family of victims of flight MH17 are...

      Ukraine: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 176289, if he will assess the effect of Russian Military Intelligence...

  • Attorney General

    • Veterans: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the protection of British military veterans from prosecution; and if he will he make a statement.

    • Attorney General: Universal Credit

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of staff employed by his Department in receipt of universal credit; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the number of local and primary care building projects under the NHS LIFT programme that have been put on...

    • NHS Digital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many redundancies are planned as a result of the restructure of NHS Digital; and where those staff affected by the Org2 redesign are...

      NHS Digital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what training has been offered to existing NHS Digital staff on cyber security, data science and machine learning.

      NHS Digital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the budget is for NHS Digital for each year until 2021-22.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of prescription charges on health outcomes.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of prescriptions that were paid for by a prepayment certificate in the...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the contribution to the public purse of prescription prepayment certificates.

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on the (a) health of under five year olds and (b) rate of childhood obesity of a...

      Prescriptions: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the average costs to the public purse of dispensing a prescription item from an internet pharmacy are lower than such costs of...

      Prescriptions: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the costs to the public purse are of dispensing a prescription item in (a) a pharmacy which dispensed an average number of...

      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...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's consultation entitled Cost effectiveness methodology for vaccination programmes, which closed on 26...

      Drugs: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on how many occasions the budget impact test has been triggered in the course of a NICE technology appraisal.

      Drugs: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to request that NICE routinely reports on the applicability of the budget impact test in its technology...

      Drugs: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what budget NHS England has allocated for discretionary investment in new drugs and treatments not considered by NICE in 2018-19.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on research into myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome over the past five financial years.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what pharmacological treatments are available to people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.

      Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117036 on Hearing Aids, if he will publish the information for each Care...

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allocating funding for additional domestic medical student places to meet NHS demand.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the treatment options for people suffering with eating disorders and subsequent mental health...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether private providers of NHS services are using patient data gathered through the provision of NHS service to target patients with...

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 136107 on Prescription Drugs: Misuse, what steps his Department is taking to tackle...

      Buprenorphine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 176027 on Buprenorphine, if he will take steps to ensure that the price of...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase access to the NHS Diabetes Prevention programme in (a) East Ham and (b) the UK.

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the removal of nursing student bursaries on the number of people entering a career in...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of supplies of the aTIV flu vaccine for people over 65 years of age.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the diversity of students taking (a) pre-registration physiotherapy and (b) nursing, midwifery and other...

      Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that those Clinical Commissioning Groups which are not commissioning adequate...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Senior Civil Servant staff within his Department are registered with the (a) Nursing and Midwifery Council, (b) Health and Care...

      NHS: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many members of (a) NHS England’s senior management team and (b) NHS Improvement’s executive team are (i) Nursing and...

      NHS: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many board members and directors of NHS trusts in England are (a) Nursing and Midwifery Council registrants, (b) Health and Care...

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a similar initiative to Child Smile (Scotland) and Designed to Smile...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS and its agencies spent on specialised commissioning for children and young people’s mental health services in (a)...

      NHS England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when NHS England plans to publish its 10-year plan.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many new rapid diagnostic and assessment centres are available to NHS patients in England; and how many have been (a) opened and (b)...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report, Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View, published by NHS England in March 2017, what progress he has made...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report, Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View, published by NHS England in March 2017, what progress his...

      NHS: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of staffing in the NHS of the IR35 tax changes.

      Drugs: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any EU suppliers of pharmaceuticals have notified his Department that they intend to break contracts and refuse to supply drugs...

      Drugs: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether all EU imported medicines approved by the NHS will remain approved on 30 March 2019 in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

      Diabetes: East Ham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many East Ham residents have accessed the NHS diabetes prevention programme in each year since it was established.

      Diabetes: Podiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to maintain investment in multi-disciplinary foot care teams as part of the diabetes programme in the NHS...

      Orthopaedics: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) major and (b) minor amputations have been carried out on residents of the London borough of Newham since 2014; and how those...

      Hospices: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase the annual level of ringfenced funding that children’s hospices receive from NHS England to £25 million to...

      Organs: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to ban (a) organ trafficking and (b)...

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) improve public awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms, (b) increase early diagnosis rates and (c)...

      Suicide: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that every family bereaved by suicide is proactively offered bereavement support within...

      Drugs: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish its technical notices on the delivery of medicines into the UK from the EU in that no withdrawal...

      Drugs: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) number and (b) distribution of medicines approved as centrally authorised products...

      Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of training hours that medicine students undertake on eating disorders.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) steps his Department is taking and (b) funding is allocated to implement each proposal in the Children and Young People's Mental...

      Hip Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of elective hip replacement surgery has been outsourced to the private sector in the last three years.

      Hospices: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that children’s hospices continue to receive a ring fenced grant from NHS England beyond March 2019.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of staff employed by her Department in receipt of universal credit;...

    • East Africa: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the level of food shortages in (a) Sudan and (b) South Sudan.

      Global Financing Facility

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with stakeholders in the international aid sector on her policy on the UK's contribution to the...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of staff employed by his Department in receipt of universal credit; and if he will make...

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on the provision of special educational needs and disability in schools; and whether that...

      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, whether a cost benefit analysis is undertaken on plans...

      Pupil Premium: Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department are taking to extend access to pupil premium plus funding for adopted children who are (a) home educated, (b) educated at...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of school places available for children with special educational needs (SEND) in (a) SEND schools and...

      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, how many (a) mainstream and (b) special primary schools...

      Opportunity North East: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to include any Sunderland secondary schools in his key secondary schools identified as part of Opportunity North East.

      Teachers: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of teaching vacancies in (a) the North East and (b) Sunderland in (i) 2016-17 and (ii) 2017-18.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) financial situation and (b) ability to work of families that have a child eligible for 30 hours of...

      Collective Spirit Free School Oldham: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether all employee and employer pension contributions for former staff of the Collective Spirit Free School are up to date.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers will reopen for applications.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Written Statement of 24 October 2018 on Teachers' Pay Grant, Official Report HCWS1028, for what reason his Department decided to use...

      Regional Schools Commissioner and Schools Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the running costs have been of the (a) National Schools Commissioner and (b) Regional Schools Commissioners in each fiscal year since 2014-15.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2018 to Question 179233, whether he plans to provide funding to for-profit providers of independent special...

      Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how often (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have held meetings with (i) Ministers and (ii) officials in the Department of Work and...

      Employment: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the use of artificial intelligence on skills and training; and if he will make a statement.

      Higher Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to include grade inflation as a criterion measured by the Teaching Excellence Framework.

      Confederation of School Trusts: Speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will place in the Library an unredacted version of the speech entitled Damian Hinds speech at Confederation of School Trusts conference,...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children in young offender institutions were locked in their cells for (a) 22 hours a day and (b) more than 22 hours a day in each of the last...

    • Ministry of Justice: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of staff employed by his Department in receipt of universal credit; and if he will make a...

      Prison Officers: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of prison officers that have taken sick leave due to (a) anxiety and (b) depression in England in...

      Prison Officers: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of prison officers that have taken sick leave due to (a) anxiety and (b) depression in Wales in each...

      Prison Officers: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of prison officers in each prison in the UK that have taken sick leave due to (a) anxiety and (b)...

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his oral contribution of 9 October, Official Report, column 10, what the Government’s definition of a petty offender is.

      Ministry of Justice: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money his Department has spent with (a) Agilespehere, (b) Digi2al (c) Kainos and (d) Solirious since 2015.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals relating to claims for (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment and support allowance have (i) been heard at Tribunal and...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse was for Tribunal appeals relating to (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment and support allowance in...

      Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people on being released from prison have been classified as having (a) no fixed abode and (b) insecure housing in each year since 2014.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of appeals made to the special educational needs and disability tribunal in each year since 2014;...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the waiting times for (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal independence payment tribunals in (i) the North West,...

  • Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Reorganisation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of the Financial Secretary to the Treasury of 7 March 2018, Official report, column 428, what estimate he has made...

    • Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 11 May 2018 to Question 141715 on Taxation: Self-Assessment, how many of the 746,000 self-assessment tax returns that were...

      Government Departments: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for each (a) government department and (b) non-departmental public body how much additional funding to support EU-exit related activity in (i) 2018-19 and...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employers are paying the apprenticeship levy; and how many levy payers there are in (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Scotland and (d) Wales.

      Public Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's definition of austerity is; and how his Department measures austerity.

      Import Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to announce the rate of customs levies charged on the UK for 30 March 2019 as part of the planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish immediately and in full detail the cross-Whitehall Brexit analysis and the underlying models and assumptions supporting that analysis.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the year on year changes to central government grants to the UK Fire and Rescue service in each of the last seven years.

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many breaches of the affordability checks by payday lenders have the Financial Conduct Authority recorded in the last financial year.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Council Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to increase the building of new council homes.

    • Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the number of local authorities without a housing revenue account.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it remains Government policy that intentional unauthorised development should be a material planning...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of planning applications for new homes that comply with (a)...

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had on replacing the European Regional Development Fund after the UK leaves the EU to...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to undertake a consultation on the design of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Iraq: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of (a) civilian casualties, (b) damage to property, community facilities and infrastructure by RAF strikes in...

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether restrictions have been placed on the work of Saudi-based UK (a) military personnel and (b) private contractors to his Department, in relation to...

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what preparations his Department has made for the UK leaving the EU.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to improve (a) housing and (b) lodgings for armed forces personnel.

      Armed Forces: Political Parties and Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review his Department's policy on the right of armed forces personnel to join a (a) trades union and (b) political party.

      Reserve Forces: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full-time reservists there were in each year between 2015 and 2018; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 26 October 2016 to Question 49922 on armed forces: coroners, what differences there are with respect to coroner...

      USA: Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) employees of the United States Government and the US Electric Boat company have been seconded to the Dreadnought programme and (b) UK...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential security risk to north Wales of training Saudi pilots at RAF Valley.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the level of risk of UK weapons being used by Saudi Arabia in Yemen in military action deemed illegal under international law.

      Ministry of Defence: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2018 to Question 180221 on Ministry of Defence: Written Questions, what the time frame is for the completion of...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with North Wales Police on the potential effect on the security threat level of training Saudi pilots at RAF Valley.

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department (a) received and (b) issued any (i) expressions of interest, (ii) preliminary market engagement questionnaires and (iii)...

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what factors his Department considered when assessing the value for money of the replacement for the E-3D Sentry.

      Armed Forces: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many re-homed military working dogs have been subsequently returned to his Department's jurisdiction in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of (a) service personnel and (b) support staff were born in (a) non-UK EU states (b) commonwealth countries and (c) the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the report published by the Trussell Trust on 5 October 2018 entitled The next stages of Universal Credit, what steps the...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which Departmental offices and job centres she has visited since her appointment; and if she will make a statement.

      Universal Credit: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to improve support for people at risk of suicide (a) claiming and (b) transitioning to universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she has made on data sharing between her Department and arms-length management organisations in relation to housing benefit and...

      Rents: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to claimants in rent arrears.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether funding for the Universal credit support scheme by Citizens Advice is planned to be allocated at a national, regional or local level.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has set targets for the performance of personal independence payment assessors.

      Personal Independence Payment: Glasgow North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people receiving personal independence payment in Glasgow North East have joined the Motability scheme since 2013.

      Universal Credit: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether, the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of including provisions on automatic split payments in the draft...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the results of the arrears segmentation trial run by the Child Maintenance Group between April 2013 and April 2014; and...

      Universal Credit: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of universal credit with a diagnosis of anxiety (a) did not receive an award after their initial assessment and (b)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2018 to Question 162165 on Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy, what steps her Department is taking to...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training managers of her Department receive to support their employees with work-related anxiety; and what assessment she has made of the...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 176388 on Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations, how many of those audits...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 177186 on Social Security Benefits: Appeals, what evidence-based protocol on autism...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on in-work conditionality for (a) universal credit claimants undergoing managed migration from legacy benefits...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with representatives of staff at (a) HMRC and (b) her Department on managed migration from live service to full...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fly-tipping and Recycling: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on (a) student fly-tipping and (b) the level of...

    • Veterinary Medicine: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of EU vets leaving the UK as a result of the UK leaving the EU; and what assessment...

      Nobivac L4

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the European Medicines Agency's report on the Nobivac Leptospirosis 4 vaccine on breeding dogs...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason he did not attend the recent meeting of EU environment ministers in Luxembourg on cutting CO2 emissions; and...

      Animals: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 176052 on animals: antibiotics, whether the legislation the Government...

  • Home Office

    • Counter-terrorism: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assistance his Department has (a) requested and (b) received from the European Counter-Terrorism Centre on removing online terrorist...

    • Armed Conflict: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Directive 2017/541 on apprehending foreign fighters under Article 9 of that Directive.

      Immigrants: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department moved from paper to digital for immigration status records.

      Immigrants: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what (a) method and (b) programme are records of immigration status backed-up.

      Immigrants: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times his Department has apologised for providing people with incorrect records of their immigration status.

      Community Security Trust: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the total amount of funding per pupil allocated by his Department to the Community Security Trust for school security in...

      Community Security Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the funding allocated by his Department to the Community Security Trust to protect Jewish...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have had their temporary Home Office-provided accommodation withdrawn under the COMPASS contract and asylum claim...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department made of (a) external advice and (b) lessons learned from the current contract implementation period prior to...

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to waive fees charged for people applying for renewal of leave to remain.

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to abolish his Department's requirement for additional English language tests for applicants (a) seeking...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much delay occurs at UK ports when importing alcoholic drinks from the EU in order to deal with VAT, currency and excise differences.

      Evidence: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of effect on the (a) cost and (b) duration of international and domestic criminal investigations of the decision...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department,how many (a) wholetime, (b) retained and (c) control firefighters were employed in each of the last seven years.

      Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) fire incidents, (b) rescue incidents (c) flood incidents and (d) any other emergency incidents have been recorded by his...

      Visas: Tourism

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

      Refugees: Syria

      What progress the Government has made on placing vulnerable Syrian families in the UK.

      Migrant Workers

      What steps the Government is taking to ensure that its policies on immigration enable the hiring of the number of skilled migrants that the UK requires.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Mental Health Services

      What steps he is taking to improve mental health support for firefighters.

      Migrant Workers

      What steps the Government is taking to ensure that its policies on immigration enable the hiring of the number of skilled migrants that the UK requires.

      Immigration Controls

      What plans his Department has to change passport control procedures at ports and airports in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Migrant Workers

      What steps the Government is taking to ensure that its policies on immigration enable the hiring of the number of skilled migrants that the UK requires.

      Antisocial Behaviour: Urban Areas

      What steps he is taking to tackle anti-social behaviour in town centres.

  • Wales Office

    • Holyhead Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment has been made of the efficiency and capacity of Holyhead Port as a customs port when the UK leaves the EU.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Harvey Weinstein

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress has been made on the removal of the honorary CBE awarded to Harvey Weinstein.

    • Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the top five cancer diagnoses were among (a) men and (b) women in (i) 2007 and (ii) 2017.

      Government Digital Service: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people work for the Government Digital Service.

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are employed across all government departments to build or maintain IT systems.

      Government Digital Service: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much money the Government Digital Service has spent with (a) Agilespehere, (b) Digi2al, (c) Kainos and (d) Solirious since 2015.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of cyber attacks affecting the UK which are state sponsored or coordinated.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Social Media

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

    • Department for International Trade: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of staff employed by his Department in receipt of universal credit; and if he...

      Department for International Trade: World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he plans to increase the number of permanent staff and representatives at the World Trade Organisation in the event of the UK...

      Qatar: UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government of Qatar has received a direct loan from the Direct Lending Facility; and what the value is of UK Export Finance...

      Exports: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the eligibility criteria are for access to UK Export Finance's Direct Lending Facility.

      Arms Trade: Qatar

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to his letter of 15 September 2018 to the Chair of the International Trade Committee, what risk assessment the Government...

      Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when will he plans to publish the UK's tariff schedule for trade after 29 March 2019 as part of no deal preparations.

      Manufacturing Industries: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he plans to introduce zero tariffs on components imported for just-in time automotive production as part of the UK's tariff schedule...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many times he has met representatives of the civil society sector since his appointment as Secretary of State for Digital,...

    • Gift Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the economic analysis published by Development Economics...

      Arts: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on future funding to support the arts in Coventry.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the assets at the Olympic Park have been sold; what revenue those sales have yielded; what further such...

      Internet: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2018 to Question 179331, for what reason no reference was made in that Answer to any...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the distribution of civil society provision throughout the country.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of young people taking part in the National Citizen Service programme in each of the...

      Sports: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has plans to incentivise sporting bodies to engage in social change programmes.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the timeframe is for a decision to be made on extending HPV vaccination to adolescent boys in Northern Ireland.

    • Fisheries: Lough Foyle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will meet with the Irish Government to discuss (a) improvements to the management of and (b) tackling illegal activities on Lough Foyle.

      Northern Ireland Office: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which contracts awarded by her Department are operated by Capita.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Okehampton

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport in February that he had instructed Great Western Railway "to prepare plans to introduce regular...

    • Railways: Devon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on which occasions the rail services between Exeter and Newton Abbott have been disrupted by weather; and what progress has been made on making this stretch of...

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any representations about lowering the projected costs of electrifying the Midland Main Line.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs of the recommendation by the National Infrastructure Commission that the most convenient and cost-effective way of...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Transport was aware that Crossrail would not open on time when he decided to grant the project extra funding in July.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce track access charges for open access train operators; and if so, what factors they will to take into account when setting those...

      Severn River Crossing: Tolls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Highways England has conducted an impact assessment on the effect of removing tolls on the Severn Crossings; and whether they will publish any such impact...

      Cars: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the latest data available on car registrations in the UK.

      Dover Port: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what dates, if any, the Secretary of State for Transport visited the port of Dover to see the movement of trucks into and out of ferries to the continent in the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Financial Reporting Council Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter by the Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to Sir John Kingman, chairman of the Review of the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 15 October, whether it is their assessment that rape; abduction; the burning alive of Christian parents,...

    • Gulalai Ismail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they will give to Gulalai Ismail, the Pakistani humanist and human rights activist who was arrested in Islamabad on 12 October before being...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Pakistan to ensure that Pakistan’s quota system for jobs is not used to place workers from...

      UK Permanent Representation to the EU: Official Residences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 18 September (HL9906), what are the cost, extent and purpose of the current building works,...

      Turkey: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 18 September (HL9905), whether they will now answer the question asked, namely how many cases of...

      Meng Hongwei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Chinese authorities about the case of Meng Hongwei, the former President of Interpol; and what assessment they have made...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what initiatives they are pursuing to broker a ceasefire in Yemen and prevent famine in that country.

      Matthew Hedges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken in the case of Matthew Hedges, who is currently detained in the United Arab Emirates on suspicion of spying.

      Burma: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 17 October (HL10414) which stated that they were looking at the “option of an ad hoc...

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether in their consideration of the implications of the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi for British-Saudi Arabian relations they intend to take into account the...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, or plan to make, to the government of Israel concerning the imminent destruction of the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar.

      Cameroon: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions, if any, they have drawn from the discrepancy in turn-out between the Anglophone and Francophone regions of Cameroon in the presidential elections...

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any government officials will attend the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh on 23–25 October; and whether they intend to reduce any delegation or...

      Nepal: Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources they provided via (1) the embassy in Nepal, and (2) from the UK, to improving the UK’s trade relations with Nepal in the last two years; and...

      USA: INF Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the security of the UK of the announcement by the President of the United States of America that he intends...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Prescription Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the NHS rules and guidelines for psychotropic medicines apply equally to general practitioners, specialists, and consultants.

    • Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a recommended time after a person has been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 at which there must be a comprehensive review of all the...

      Mental Health Services: Locums

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of permanent psychiatric and mental health practitioner posts in England are currently held by locums; and what assessment they have made of the...

      Mental Health Services: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many posts for qualified psychiatrists and mental health specialists in NHS England are currently vacant; and what percentage of the total this represents.

      Nurses: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact the closure of the nursing policy unit had on nursing vacancies between 2016 and 2018.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure access by nurses to continuing professional development.

      NHS: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is any requirement for NHS Trusts and Health Boards to collate data on how many (1) junior doctor, (2) consultant, and (3) nurse shifts go unfilled;...

      Mental Illness: Prescription Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the financial cost to (1) the economy, and (2) the Exchequer, of people with mental health conditions who do not take their...

      Mental Illness: Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of expanding the prescription charge exempt illnesses list to include mental health conditions.

      Mental Illness: Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many community prescriptions for mental health conditions were paid for by patients via prescription charges, and (2) what was the percentage of...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Specialised Early Care for Alzheimer's.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Earl of Courtown on 9 October (HL Deb, cols 9–11), how they are encouraging Clinical Commissioning Groups, including Southwark...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to respond to the finding by the Education Policy Insititute that there has been a 26 per cent rise over the past five years in referrals to...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the health and well-being consequences for children who were not accepted for treatment last year despite being referred for specialist mental health care.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect that all children and young people requiring specialist mental health treatment and care will be able to access such provision.

      Mental Illness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether NHS guidelines require periodic reviews to be conducted in cases of patients with severe mental ill-health; and if so, whether both physical and mental...

      Heart Diseases: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the heart age test on the NHS website.

      Health: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they provide to those under 40 years old about blood pressure and cholesterol tests.

      Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: GE Healthcare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who owns the rights to use the real-time data used in the collaboration between the Bradford NHS Trust and GE Healthcare Providers; and whether Bradford NHS Trust...

      Multiple Births

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to update the guidance by NHS England Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle to include advice on how to reduce poor outcomes in multiple...

      Multiple Births

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to support a randomised control trial of the different growth charts used across England to monitor twin pregnancies in order to understand...

      Multiple Births

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Avoiding Term Admissions Into Neonatal units programme has been successful in reducing neonatal admissions in twin pregnancies.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they spent in each of the last five years on clinical negligence pay-outs; and what proportion of the NHS budget this equates to.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any funds are ring-fenced within the NHS budget to pay for clinical negligence; and if so, what amount is allocated for such funding.

  • Department for International Development

    • Nepal: Overseas Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economy of  Nepal and its attractiveness for UK investment; and to what extent, if any, they have invested in (1)...

    • Nepal: Overseas Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what investment, if any, the Department for International Development has made in Nepal in the last two years other than emergency relief; where any such...

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to local authorities as to when individuals with dyslexia or other long-term difficulties with literacy should qualify for appropriate...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Immigration: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recompense is made to individuals who at their own expense challenge appeals by the Home Office against immigration decisions made by Upper Tribunals.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether councils circumvent the rule against using capital budgets to fund services by making capital investments whose returns...

    • Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of findings in the Statistical Bulletin, Hate Crime, England and Wales, 2017–18, published on 18 October,...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons, if any, they have learned from the French Loi de Programmation 2019–25 process.

    • Defence: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings the Secretary of State for Defence has had in the last two years with major prime contractors to discuss procurement strategies.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many operational defects on (1) HMS Daring, (2) HMS Dauntless, (3) HMS Diamond, (4) HMS Dragon, (5) HMS Defender, and (6) HMS Duncan were reported in (a) 2016,...

      Armed Forces: Political Activities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions there are on the political and public affiliations of serving soldiers.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of claimants in receipt of Universal Credit who will be affected by managed migration they estimate will lose income as a result of the roll out of...

    • Social Security Benefits: Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of benefit is paid to prisoners upon release; and for how many weeks.

  • Home Office

    • Sir Edward Heath

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 October (HL Deb, cols 177–9), what are the legal constraints, if any, on Her Majesty's Chief...

    • Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department on 9 October (HC Deb, col 81WH) regarding the extension of the...

      Hate Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether section 29J of the Public Order Act 1986 remains in force; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which interpretations by the police and...

      Asylum: Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 15 October (HL Deb, cols 282–3), whether the Home Office will now reclassify the systematic attacks...

      Asylum: Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many claims for asylum in the UK were successful in respect of religious minorities from Pakistan over the past five years.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, since the transfer of 549 unaccompanied children to the UK from the Calais region for reunion with their families in the UK, they are no longer searching...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what grounds Miss Teresa Fay Harris was refused entry to the UK at London Heathrow airport on 4 September, despite previous visits to the UK and her past...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a minimum time interval applies between an individual being issued with a Notice of Refusal by immigration officers and subsequently being removed from the...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether a 21-month transition period after 29 March 2019 is too short to finalise a trade agreement with the EU.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Kazakhstan: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the outcome of the UK–Kazakhstan Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation meeting held in...

    • Financial Services: Kazakhstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional support they intend to offer the Astana International Financial Centre following the UK–Kazakhstan Intergovernmental Commission on Trade,...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Museums and Galleries: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce entrance charges for overseas visitors to visit national museums and art galleries.

    • Broadband: North Yorkshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of superfast broadband coverage in North Yorkshire.

      Mobile Phones: North Yorkshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of North Yorkshire has geographic mobile network coverage.

      Museums and Galleries: Copyright

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 15 October (HL10413), whether they will encourage all museums and galleries to publish annually their net...

      Public Sector: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the assistance they and private sector providers offer to people with limited digital skills or understanding, in the light of the...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for including specific provisions for (1) dyslexia, and (2) other long-term difficulties with literacy, in the Equality...

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