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Written answers

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Universal Credit

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

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's news story, Government champion raises profile for general aviation, published on 7 February 2018, when his...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department provides on the commercial development of general aviation airfields.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research he has commissioned on the design of heavy goods vehicles to determine what alterations could be made to improve road safety for...

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to Answer of 17 October 2018 to Question 177342 on Railways: North West, if he will publish the public expenditure on railways in each region...

      Public Transport: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of public transport links in (a) Medway and (b) Kent.

      Public Transport: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the safety of passengers from (a) verbal and (b) physical abuse on the public transport network.

      Public Transport: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many passengers travelled on the public transport without a valid ticket in 2017.

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure access to public transport by passengers with disabilities.

      Public Transport: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle delays to public transport services.

      Railways: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce noise pollution from (a) normal services and (b) maintenance work on railways in Coventry.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that consumers are informed about the rail compensation scheme.

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities which have major ports have undertaken risk assessments of the potential effect...

      Aviation: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the circumstances required to lift the ban on UK flights to Sharm El Sheikh airport in Egypt.

      Bus Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of bus journeys made in (a) the North West, (b) Mesrseyside, (c) Wirral and (d) Wallasey...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of processing a single road tax renewal application and payment.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of staff employed by his Department who are in receipt...

    • Small Businesses: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many regulations made by his Department are applicable to SMEs.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average hourly pay is of staff employed by companies subcontracted by his Department.

      Manufacturing Industries: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the average length of time it takes components for just-in time manufacturing to reach...

      Mike Ashley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of whether Mike Ashley has met the commitments on employments practices he gave to the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Diplomatic Service: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many cars owned by his Department there are at the British Embassy in (a) Paris, (b) Nairobi and (c) Riyadh.

    • Burma: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to tackle incidences of hate speech in Burma.

      Burma: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of freedom of religion or belief in Burma.

      Burma: Churches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in the Government of Burma on the (a) destruction and (b) damage of...

      Burma: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with UN officials on the status of Chin refugees.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of civilian deaths in Yemen that were caused by (a) weapons and (b) aircraft...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department plans to respond to the letter of 12 October 2018 from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central addressed to the...

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the statements made by the Saudi Government that (a) the murder of Mr Jamal...

      GCHQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with GCHQ and Cabinet colleagues on GCHQ's (a) current operations and (b) level of...

      Burma: War Crimes

      Whether he plans to support sanctions on the leaders of the Myanmar armed forces and Government as a result of alleged recent war crimes in that country.

      Ukraine: Politics and Government

      What discussions he has had with his Ukrainian counterpart on the political and security situation in eastern Ukraine; and if he will make a statement.

      Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas

      What recent progress has been made in securing support for a marine protected area in the Weddell Sea.

      Tunisia: Foreign Relations

      What recent discussions he has had with his Tunisian counterpart on that country’s diplomatic and economic relationship with the UK.

      Israel: Demolition

      What recent representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on communities threatened by demolition and forcible transfer in the West Bank.

      Cameroon: Diplomatic Relations

      What diplomatic support his Department provides to the English-speaking community in Cameroon.

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      What recent steps he has taken to promote human rights in Sri Lanka.

      EU Countries: Brexit

      Whether he has made a recent assessment of the effectiveness of the processes for enabling member states to leave the EU.

      Burma: Politics and Government

      What recent assessment he has made of the political and security situation in Myanmar.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the National Cyber Security Centre holds data on the geographical origin of the 1,100 cyber attacks against the UK which the centre...

    • Foreign Investment in UK: Infrastructure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Foreign involvement in the Critical National Infrastructure - the implications for national security, published by the...

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average cost is per user to verify an individual's identity on Gov.UK verify.

      Government Departments: Amazon

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government spent with Amazon Web Services in the last 12 months.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Postnatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2018 to Question 142448 on Postnatal Care, whether the General Medical Services contract sets out that...

    • Rare Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to assess the effect of NICE’s Highly Specialised Technologies process on patients in the UK with...

      Rare Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether treatments for rare diseases approved under the Highly Specialised Technologies (HST) process would have been rejected under the...

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many successful applications there have been (a) to NHS England’s individual funding requests for specialised services and (b)...

      Pre-eclampsia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women have been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia in in each of the last five years.

      Prostate Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve the provision of prostate radiotherapy in the NHS for patients with advanced prostate cancer.

      Diabetes: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the effects of type 2 diabetes in men.

      Diabetes: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to develop targeted public health messaging on diabetes to improve men's health.

      Suicide: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the rate of male suicide.

      Heart Diseases: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the use of heart in a box technology.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the time being taken to supply and provide the (a) flu and (b) pneumonia vaccine for those...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to monitor the (a) effectiveness and (b) compliance of complex community and mental health contracts.

      Mental Illness: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of adults in the constituency of Harlow who are currently diagnose with a mental...

      Mental Illness: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's guidelines are for clinicians assessing patients with mental health problems who also have parental responsibilities.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on delivering the commitment made in the NHS Forward View to create sufficient...

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people had COPD conditions in each year from 2007 to 2017.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has allocated to sexual health services in each of the last eight years.

      Syphilis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of diagnoses of syphilis in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and Humber and (c) Kingston Upon Hull in...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle shortages of aTIV, the recommended flu vaccine for over-65s at (a) GP practices, (b)...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NHS England on the shortages of aTIV, the recommended flu vaccine for over-65s.

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the total cost per patient of smoking cessation in terms of the (a) medication and (b) staff...

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the relative cost effectiveness of the smoking cessation treatments available on the NHS; and if he will...

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the smoking cessation treatments available through the NHS that are most effective at (a) three months,...

      Nicotine Patches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate the number and proportion of people in receipt of nicotine replacement products dispensed via the NHS who...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

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

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which contracts awarded by his Department are operated by Capita.

    • Wales Office: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many citizens of non-UK EU countries work in (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies.

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the accuracy of the statement by Warwickshire County Council in its document, Teaching Children & Young People...

    • Pupils: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of making schools publish their safeguarding policies online.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including in the definition of children at risk of being exploited in the Working...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of adding parental alienation to the definition of emotional abuse in the...

      Refugees: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support his Department provides to (a) further education colleges and (b) sixth forms for enrolled refugee students.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2018 to Question 179233, what estimate he has made of the cost to employers other than state-funded schools of...

      Private Education: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's announcement of 24 October 2018, Record numbers learning instruments in class thanks to music hubs, whether the...

      Confederation of School Trusts: Speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2018 to Question 180288 on Electronic Government: Confederation of School Trusts if he will (a) place in the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Birmingham Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff from each prison establishment he plans to require to be deployed on detached duty at HMP Birmingham in each of the next six months.

    • Fixed Penalties: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Penalty Notices for Disorder were issued for each tier of offence in Wales in each year between 2013 and 2017.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence and Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference the report, Offender management statistics quarterly: April to June 2018, published by his Department on 25 October 2018, what assessment...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the reoffending rate of people released to no fixed abode or insecure accommodation in each year since 2014.

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of applicants that were successfully awarded civil legal aid in each quarter since 2012.

      Mediation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of mediation in the civil justice system in each year since 2012.

      Law Centres: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of law centres that dispensed legal aid in each (a) quarter and (b) year since 2012.

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 5 of the September 2018 HM Prison and Probation Service report Self-harm by adult men in prison: A rapid evidence assessment,...

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the September 2018 HM Prison and Probation Service report Self-harm by adult men in prison: A rapid evidence assessment, what...

      Prison Officers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many band 3 prison officers have (a) commenced and (b) completed the training on safety in custody announced in February 2017.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2018 to Question 177209 on Department for International Trade: Staff, if he will publish the...

    • Overseas Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government has entered into new trade discussions with the Saudi Arabian authorities since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

      Arms Trade: Qatar

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what human rights assessment the Government carried out in advance of its decision to provide the Government of Qatar with £4.5 billion...

      Arms Trade: Qatar

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the letter sent to him on 20 June 2018 from Louis Taylor, the Chief Executive of UK Export Finance, what assessment he has...

      Arms Trade: Qatar

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether UK Export Finance support for the export of Typhoon and Hawk aircraft to the Government of Qatar will support British small...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which contracts awarded by his Department are operated by Capita.

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report, Providing personalised support to rough sleepers, what...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the news release entitled Nationwide highlights lottery of experiences on private tenancy deposits -...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will provide full details of the discount available to tenants under the Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy pilot.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the additional recruitment recorded in his Department's Exceptions to spending controls:...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many privately owned residential tower blocks have suspect or condemned cladding in (a) the UK and (b) each...

      Community Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including football clubs in the list of assets of community value.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what EU funding programmes that exist at the moment will be replicated after the UK leaves the EU by disbursements...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Navy: Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to publish the ten-year plan on the development of Maritime and Royal Marine activity in the High North by the end of October 2018; and...

    • International Military Services: Legal Costs and Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) legal fees and (b) directors’ emoluments in relation to IMS Ltd since that...

      International Military Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent in relation to IMS Ltd since it ceased trading; and what steps he takes to monitor the reasonableness of those costs.

      Shipbuilding: River Clyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government plans to support the construction of a frigate factory on the River Clyde.

      Afghanistan: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what military support the UK is providing to the Afghan army to combat ISIS in areas east of Kabul.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the armed forces of the UK leaving the EU.

      Afghanistan: Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to improve the performance of the foxhound armed vehicle in Afghanistan.

      Reserve Forces: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of reserves who (a) initially received and (b) have been sent reminders to complete the negotiating civilian and...

      Ministry of Defence: Universal Credit

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

      NATO: Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assets his Department has assigned to (a) Standing NATO Maritime Group 1, (b) Standing NATO Maritime Group 2, (c) Standing NATO Mine...

      RFA Tideforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of transporting (a) the Lady Sponsor and (b) accompanying guests to South Korea for the naming ceremony for RFA...

      Armed Forces: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, at what level within the duty holder concept does authority rest for the (a) cancellation and (b) rescheduling of a selection (i) recruitment and (ii)...

      Reserve Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full-time Reserve soldiers are engaged full-time on recruitment tasks.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions the Harmony guidelines have been broken for deployments for the (a) Army, (b) Navy, (c) RAF and (d) Royal Marines in each quarter...

      Armed Forces: Brecon Beacons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) heat and (b) cold related injuries were recorded in the Brecon Beacons during (i) training events, (ii) selection events and (iii)...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) Army, (b) RAF and (c) Navy deployments which were extended before the scheduled end of the tour of duty...

      Army: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have left the Army service (a) voluntarily, (b) as a result of time expired and (c) for other reasons by regiment in each year from 2010.

      Shipbuilding: Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether amphibious ships, including the Albion-class landing platform dock are considered as aircraft carriers for the purpose of the National...

      Trident Submarines: Contingency Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the titles of the budget categories in the £600 million of contingency fund allocated to the Dreadnought programme are for the current...

      Water-cooled Reactors: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Navy nuclear reactor test facility review published in May 2018.

      Defence: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the (a) amount and (b) proportion of the defence budget that was spent in Scotland in each year since 2009-10.

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October to Question 177627, for what reason he is not in a position to provide a more definite time frame.

      Iran: International Military Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when and for what reason the next enforcement hearing for the court case between IMS Ltd and the Iranian Government on outstanding IMS debt will take...

      Iran: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has reviewed its existing debt obligations to Iran since the US Administration announced the reinstatement of sanctions against...

      USA: INF Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when (a) he and (b) his Department received confirmation from the US Government on its decision to withdraw from the INF treaty.

      Princess Eugenie: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money from the public purse was spent by his Department on the wedding of Princess Eugenie.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2018 to Questions 137165 and 137166 on Children: Maintenance, if he will publish the figures for (a)...

    • Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendations in the report, A new measure of poverty for the UK, published by...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has received representations from representatives of local authorities on the reimbursement of the additional costs of...

      Universal Credit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons lone parents under 25 years old will no longer be entitled to receive the higher rate of personal allowance under universal...

      Universal Credit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit claimants are lone parents under 25.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people in receipt of back-payments for employment support allowance will also be in receipt of back-payments for other legacy benefits.

      Social Security Benefits: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) legacy benefits, (b) personal independence payment and (c) universal credit in the Garston and Halewood constituency...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2018 to Question 165609 on Employment: disability, when the research will be published; and whether that...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the implications for her policies of the report entitled, Where your mental health just...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of increasing the carer's allowance.

      Africa: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with her African counterparts on support for the International Labour Organisation convention to end violence and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department uses to determine the repayment rates for Advance Payments awarded to people struggling financially who are in...

      Work Capability Assessment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department have any plans to amend the qualifying criteria for the home work capability assessment for people suffering from...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work capability assessments were conducted at home for people suffering from (a) mental illnesses and (b) physical illnesses in (i)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Natural England: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 176216 on Natural England: Staff, if he will publish the work that has...

    • Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) location and (b) scale of bycatch in inshore fisheries; and when he plans...

      Agriculture: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the maintenance of the UK’s (a) meat processing sector and (b) other...

      Agriculture: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support agricultural industries in the training of domestic workers after the UK...

      Disposable Wipes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the use of non-biodegradable wet wipes.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to introduce compulsory Common Market Organisation contracts between producers and purchasers...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding he has allocated to air pollution alert systems in each of the last three years; and what steps he has...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October to Written Question 175821 on Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:...

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Dogs Trust report entitled Puppy smuggling - when will this cruel trade end?, what assessment he has...

      Food: UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether any new checks are proposed for imported food from the EU after 29 March 2019.

      Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to safeguard the (a) animal welfare (b) environmental and (c) food safety standards of...

  • Home Office

    • Sexual Offences: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to monitor and regulate perpetrators of online child sexual exploitation.

    • Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) steps his Department is taking and (b) support his Department is providing to police forces to tackle burglary offences.

      Undocumented Workers: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in Leicester were working illegally between January 2017 and January 2018.

      Undocumented Workers: Greater London and South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value of penalties issued to employers of illegal workers was in (a) London and (b) the South East between January 2017 and January...

      Undocumented Migrants: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many penalty notices on drivers and hauliers carrying illegal entrants have been issued since January 2018.

      Undocumented Migrants: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much revenue has accrued to the public purse from penalties on British drivers and hauliers carrying clandestine illegal entrants in 2018.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people applying for a visitor visa to the UK subsequently applied for work visas in each of the last three years.

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many student study visas were issued in 2017.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK residence cards were issued in 2017.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) lessons learned from the current implementation period and b) advice from external bodies was used to draft the provisions of the...

      Visas: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce a Global Graduate Talent visa to allow international students sponsored by a UK university to work in the UK for a...

      Lancashire Constabulary: Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money Lancashire Constabulary was allowed to keep under section 298 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c)...

      Violent and Sex Offender Register: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many registered sex offenders are in full time employment.

      European Arrest Warrants and Schengen Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessments he had made of the effect on (a) the number of successful arrests, (b) the duration of investigations, and (c) the cost of...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to (a) improve and (b) increase on-street testing for the drug spice.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many foreign nationals who have been subject to deportation after release from prison in each of the past eight...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to provide support for improvements to mental health training for healthcare workers in low and middle income countries.

    • Bilateral Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what reason her Department's bilateral aid spending on (a) human development and (b) economic development declined in financial...

      Afghanistan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the proportion of her Department's multi-year humanitarian support to Afghanistan which will be...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her French counterpart on placing violence and harassment in the workplace on the agenda for next...

      Developing Countries: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to visit the countries in which her Department funds programmes to tackle violence and harassment in the world of work.

      Developing Countries: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with UK businesses working in countries in receipt of Official Development Assistance funding on support...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which contracts awarded by his Department are operated by Capita.

    • Scotland Office: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many citizens of non-UK EU countries work in (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies.

      Domestic Visits: Glasgow North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish the (a) and (b) locations of all UK ministerial visits to Glasgow North East constituency since the 2010 General Election.

      Veterans: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has raised the issue of veteran suicides in Scotland in any meetings with (a) the Ministry of Defence and (b) any other ministers in the UK...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Gibraltar: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assurances have been given to the Government of Gibraltar on the (a) withdrawal agreement that the UK is negotiating with the EU...

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      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, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October to Question 179064 on Brexit, whether the Government has made an assessment of the steps...

      Government Departments: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2018 to Question 178376, for what reasons he did not specify the number of non-disclosure...

      Small Businesses: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with small business owners in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands on the potential effect on the...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 22 October 2018, Official Report, column 46, if he will place in the...

  • Treasury

    • Infrastructure: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding his Department plans to allocate to infrastructure development in each region of the Uk in each if the nest two years.

    • Broadband: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding his Department plans to allocate to the provision of ultra-fast broadband in each region of the UK in each of the next two years.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the allocation of surpluses from the apprenticeship levy to the Combined Authorities for the delivery of local skills agendas.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether people in receipt of back-payments for ESA are also entitled to receive back-payments for tax credits.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the merits of a potential role for the vehicle rental and leasing sector in increasing uptake of electric vehicles; and if...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases there are of mistaken identity in the PAYE system in the last 12 months.

      Debts: Coventry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the level of household debt in Coventry; and if he will make a statement.

      Affordable Housing: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Government has spent on affordable housing in the last (a) year and (b) five years.

      Arms Trade: Qatar

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's assessment was of the UK Export Finance proposal to provide financing support for the export of Typhoon aircraft and associated...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of staff employed by his Department who are in receipt of...

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of national citizen service graduates have stated that they would like to continue social action after...

      Cybercrime: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of UK telecoms companies hold a CyberEssentials certicate.

      Cybercrime: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of companies handling large amounts of citizens data which...

      Big Lottery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2018 to Question 180106, what the size is of the grant for each recipient named.

      Football: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the financial transparency of football clubs.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons Commission: Universal Credit

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of staff employed in the...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Prisoners

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on providing support to female prisoners who have been in abusive relationships.

    • Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the awareness raised by the MeToo campaign, what steps her Department is taking to tackle workplace cultures that promote sexual...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Governance for Rail Investment Projects (GRIP) system for assessing rail enhancement schemes is still being used for any schemes; and if so, what...

  • 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 (HL9903), whether they will now answer the question asked, namely how many...

    • Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Combine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible security implications for the UK of the privatisation of the ZTMC Titanium Mine in Ukraine.

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with EU member state governments about the possibility of imposing sanctions on Saudi officials once the outcome of investigations...

      Cameroon: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the fairness of the presidential election held in Cameroon on 7 October.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department of Health and Social Care has spent on (1) drug, and (2) alcohol, treatment in prisons in England and Wales in the 2017/18 financial year.

    • Suicide: Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of suicides that were linked to gambling addiction or problem gambling from 2010 till 2018.

  • Department for International Development

    • India: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much UK Official Development Assistance has been directed to India in each of the last five years; through what channels such assistance was directed; in which...

    • Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UN Population Fund report The Power of Choice: reproductive rights and the demographic transition, published in October;...

      Development Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Respecting communities in International Development: language and...

      Burma: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken in response to reported steps by the Burmese authorities to criminalise humanitarian aid groups working in Kachin and Shan States.

      Burma: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian assistance they are providing to internally displaced people in Kachin and Shan State.

      Burma: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which restrictions on humanitarian aid to internally displaced people in Burma may amount to violations of...

      Developing Countries: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what account they take of the (1) persecution of minorities, and (2) possibility of crimes against humanity and genocide being committed against minorities, when...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Modernisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the results of the Modernising Defence Programme.

    • Type 31 Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they anticipate placing the first order for the Type 31e frigate.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in delivering the Dreadnought submarine programme; and when they estimate that programme will complete.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in delivering the maritime patrol aircraft programme.

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current total value of their defence contracts with the government of Saudi Arabia.

  • Home Office

    • Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by the Minister of State for the Home Office and Security on 10 October (167956) and Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 October...

    • Money Laundering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the most recent annual figures for the amount of money estimated to be laundered in the UK; and whether those figures present an increase on previous years.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that United Kingdom companies are not selling equipment to Israel to be used for the demolition of Palestinian villages in the...

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