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Written answers

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of regulations on the calculation of car insurance premiums.

    • Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the funding allocated to meet the the objectives of his Department’s Cycling and Walking...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of the value for money of allocating funding for electric (a) pedal cycles (b) cars and (c) vans.

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the contribution from (a) local authorities, (b) local enterprise partnerships and (c) other local sources to meet the...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the use of scrubber technology and marine sulphur dumping on UK coastlines.

      Seas and Oceans: Sulphur

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the International Maritime Organisation on the matter of marine sulphur pollution.

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with the Civil Aviation Authority on the implementation of Class E airspace with transponder mandatory zones in the UK;...

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the merits (a) of the proposals of the Civil Aviation Authority on changing class E airspace procedures and (b) made of...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 182152 on High Speed 2 Railway Line, when he plans to publish the report by PwC into High Speed Two.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to promote (a) co-operative and (b) mutual energy start-up businesses.

    • Arts Works: Royalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent representations he has received on the participation of the UK in the EU Resale Right Directive 2001/84/EC...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • GP At Hand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the news article entitled Skype calls for all in revolution on GP services, published by the Telegraph on 12 September...

    • Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the NICE Clinical Guidance 32 on Nutrition Support in Adults for patients with...

      Ophthalmology: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Referral to Treatment (RTT) Waiting Times: Monthly Referral to Treatment (RTT) waiting times for incomplete pathways,...

      Ophthalmology: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people that suffered sight loss as a result of a (a) delayed and (b)...

      Ophthalmology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on patients' health of the reduction in the front-loading of ophthalmology...

      Dental services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the tendering processes for NHS orthodontist services undertaken by Care Commissioning Groups, how many and what...

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many responses NHS England has received to its consultation on contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers.

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that his proposed Integrated Care Providers prevent fragmentation of service provision.

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what restrictions he plans to put in place to ensure that Integrated Care Providers do not subcontract services to for-profit organisations.

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to enable Integrated Care Providers to work with local Healthwatch groups.

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the appropriate size of (a) population, (b) budget and (c) geography to be administered by his...

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the participation of local authorities in the Integrated Care Providers processes.

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve preventative health through Integrated Care Provider processes.

      Respiratory System: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to increase the number of NHS respiratory consultants.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve the uptake of cervical screening within the recommended time frame.

      Sports: Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of regulations governing those practising as sports therapists.

      Mental Illness: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what statistics his Department holds on the number of patients who have presented with mental health problems who are (a) parents and (b)...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the full range of NICE recommended psychological therapies are available to people who are...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure that 25-30 year old women attend their smear test appointments.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to raise awareness with (a) women under 35 years old and (b) minority ethnic women of the importance of...

      Mental Illness: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money the West Essex Clinical Commission Group allocates to mental health services; and what this figure is as a proportion of...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the rate of the use of intensive chemotherapy is in relation to cancer patient population by (a) type of cancer and (b) hospital trust.

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans on publishing premature mortality data at sustainability and transformation partnership and local authority...

      Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of providing health and social care professionals with training to support...

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the change in the number of learning disability nurses since 2010; and what steps he is taking to recruit...

      Tramadol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to limit the prescription of Tramadol.

      Head Lice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral contribution of 25 October 2018 of the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, Official Report, column...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with diabetes in (a) Coventry South constituency, (b) Coventry and (c) England have been admitted to a hospital in the...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with diabetes in (a) Coventry South constituency, (b) Coventry and (c) England have required rescue treatment after...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with diabetes in (a) Coventry South constituency, (b) Coventry and (c) England have experienced diabetes ketoacidosis as...

      Patients: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what procedures the NHS has put in place to ensure the protection of vulnerable inpatients personal affects.

      Hyperactivity: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 15 May 2018, Official Report, column 111WH, what...

      Nurses: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the increase in the vacancy rate for nurses in England as reported in...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the fall in the number of applications to nursing courses in the UK...

      Nurses: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of nursing vacancies in the NHS in Brighton and Hove.

      Acupuncture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2018 to Question 166178 on Acupuncture, what steps his Department is taking to maintain the provision...

      Influenza: South Shields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the flu vaccine is not available for all people over 65 in the South Shields Constituency; and when he plans to make that...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GP surgeries (a) are waiting for a supply of this year's flu vaccine (b) have reported that their supply of this year's vaccine...

      NHS Shared Business Services: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the performance of Steria UK in the delivery of NHS Special Business Service...

      NHS Shared Business Services: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place in the Library, copies of the internal (a) reviews and (b) documents in relation to the (i) loss of personal documents...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what meetings he has had with the Home Secretary on the ability of foreign nationals from (a) countries in the EU and (b) non-EU...

      Pharmacy: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to build pharmaceutical cold storage facilities in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Learning Disability: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned timescale is for delivering mandatory learning disability awareness training for all staff working in nursery and...

      Mental Health Services: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the safety of patients on mental health wards.

  • Attorney General

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to his power to grant his consent to a prosecution, whether he is required to make that decision in accordance with the 1972 Franks Committee...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Universal Credit

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

  • Department for Education

    • Primary Education: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether all primary schools are required to deliver an LGBT-inclusive curriculum.

    • Apprentices: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what enforcement procedures have been put in place in England to ensure that apprenticeship providers pay their apprentices the National Minimum Wage.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the (a) number of children with special educational needs not enrolled in a school and (b) effect of those not so...

      Training: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2018 to Question 181594 on Training, what proportion of (a) the £24 million allocated to the CITB...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what arrangements the Government plans to introduce to monitor the effect of the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 (a) nationally and...

    • Prosecutions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of defendants who have had legal proceedings brought against them in Wales in each year from 2013 and 2017.

      Prosecutions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of defendants who were prosecuted for indictable offences in Wales in each year from 2013 and 2017.

      Alternatives to Prison: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many out of court disposals were issued in Wales in each year from 2013 and 2017.

      Alternatives to Prison: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of out of court disposals issued in Wales were in relation to (a) Community Resolutions, (b) Penalty Notices for Disorder,...

      Police Cautions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were given a (a) simple and (b) conditional caution in Wales in each year between 2013 and 2017.

      Police Cautions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cautions were issued in Wales as a result of (a) violence against a person or persons, (b) sexual offences, (c) robbery, (d) theft offences,...

      Prosecutions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were prosecuted at magistrates’ courts in Wales for (a) violence against a person or persons, (b) sexual offences, (c) robbery,...

      Prosecutions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people prosecuted for triable either-way-offences had their case heard at a (a) magistrates court, (b) Crown Court and (c) other court in each...

      Trials: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of cases of triable either-way-offences were heard in Wales in each year between 2013 and 2017.

      Convictions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted of a crime in Wales in each year between 2013 and 2017.

      Convictions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted in Wales for (a) violence against a person or persons, (b) sexual offences, (c) robbery, (d) theft offences, (e) criminal...

      Convictions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of trials in Wales resulted in a conviction in each year between 2013 and 2017.

      County Courts: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse was of exiting the lease, including dilapidations costs, as a result of the closure of Oldham County Court

      Ministry of Justice: Buildings

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

      Debt Collection: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it a legal requirement for court-appointed bailiffs to wear a functioning body camera when executing warrants at residential properties.

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign national offenders are in prison in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland; and how many foreign national offenders are held in each...

      Prison Officers: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the number of prison officers diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder in relation to their work in the prison service.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the increasing level of violence in prisons.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department’s policies of the findings of a report by Inquest entitled Still Dying on the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Qatar

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he made of the ability of the Government of Qatar to obtain alternative funding for the import of (a) Typhoon and Hawk...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 176357, whether his Department has any plans to regulate or...

    • Planning Permission: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many times developers have been fined in England and Wales for a breach of planning permissions in 2017; and what...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Migrant Workers

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

      Council Tax: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answers of 25 October 2018 to Questions 182083 and 182084, on Council Tax: Dorset, whether he plans to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Saudi Arabia: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance the Government provides to (a) Saudi-based UK military personnel and (b) private contractors to the MoD under Saudi armed forces project...

    • Navy: South China Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many freedom of navigation exercises were conducted in the South China Sea by the Royal Navy in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018; and how many exercises his...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Saudi pilots have been trained at (a) RAF Valley and (b) other RAF bases in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to undertake a review of the location of nuclear missiles on UK soil in response to the decision by the US Administration to withdraw...

      Ministry of Defence: Capita

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

      AWACS: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the export potential of the E-7 Wedgetail radar aircraft.

      Air Force: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the absence of the Royal Air Force aerobatic team during part of the 2019 UK air display season, what steps his Department is taking...

      Ministry of Defence: Migrant Workers

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

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the announcement, Wedgetail is on the radar, Defence Secretary announces ahead of NATO conference, published by his Department in...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 171381 on Employment and Support Allowance, what estimate she has made of the cost...

    • Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether tenants living in supported housing will have their housing benefit replaced with universal credit as a result of the roll-out of...

      Supported Housing: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria mental health supported housing must meet to qualify as exempt accommodation in relation to occupants in receipt of (a) housing...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average call duration is of a universal credit telephone enquiry.

      Disability: Wrexham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled people aged 16 to 64 by category of disability there are in the Wrexham constituency.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much child maintenance has not been paid by non-resident parents to parents with care to date (a) in total and (b) under the Collect and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the merits of including in universal credit financial support for administration costs when a child starts a...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 182118 on Department for Work and Pensions: Contracts, how her Department distinguishes...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data his Department holds on the proportion of universal credit claimants that are using the childcare element.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of children in families receiving universal credit who have lost an early years placement...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the cumulative effect on people with disabilities of the number of different assessments required to access...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of staff in his Department in receipt of universal credit;...

    • Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2018 to Question 180250 on Pet Travel Scheme, if he will publish the (a) increased...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the food and beverage industry on the introduction of a deposit return scheme for drinks...

      Waste Disposal: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans in addition to those recently announced his Department has to tackle waste crime.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to strengthen local authorities' powers to tackle fly-tipping; and if he will make a statement.

      Water Companies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the performance of the water industry.

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the outcomes of the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference, held in London on 11 and 12 October 2018.

      Plastics: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce plastics that are present in oceans.

      Veterinary Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with organisations in the animal health and welfare sector on the provision of...

      Cats and Dogs: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has bring forward legislative proposals to ban the human consumption of dog and cat meat in the UK.

      Air Pollution: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce legislative proposals for a vehicle scrappage scheme to support the delivery of a clean air plan in...

  • Home Office

    • Prosecutions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total number of people charged by the police or summonsed in Wales was in each year from 2013 to 2017.

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications for leave to remain in the UK were certified as being complex and therefore fell outside of Home Office...

      UK Border Force and UK Visas and Immigration: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training his Department provides to (a) Border Force and (b) UK Visas and Immigration staff on handling traumatised people.

      Asylum: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what screening his Department undertakes to identify trauma in applicants for asylum.

      Refugees: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what supervision and support his Department provides for staff who handle refugees with trauma.

      Home Office and UK Border Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training is provided to (a) Home Office and (b) Border Force staff on child sexual exploitation.

      Home Office and UK Border Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training is provided to (a) Home Office and (b) Border Force staff on women and girls who (i) have been subject to and (ii) are at risk...

      Visas: Performing Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visitor visas have been refused to international performers sponsored to attend a UK festival in each of the last five years.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) equity of the UK visit visa application process; and what plans he has to...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of visitor visas were (a) granted and (b) refused for each nationality in 2017.

      Hate Crime: Transphobia

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

      Serious Violence Taskforce: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 182082 on drugs: crime, whether invitations extended to representatives from (a) Kik...

      Gangs: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 182082 on drugs: crime, which body will be responsible for the operation of the new...

      Synthetic Cannabinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to reclassify black mamba as a class A drug; and if he will make a statement.

      Synthetic Cannabinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to reclassify Spice as a class A drug; and if he will make a statement.

      Fire and Rescue Services: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2018 to Question 156428 on Fire and Rescue Services: Finance, how much of the £2.3 billion funding...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the what date the Sopra Steria contract for the delivery of UKVI biometric services commences.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many libraries in Wales will host UKVI biometric services under the contract for the provision of those services by Sopra Steria.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking ensure progress made by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is sustained after polio funding is withdrawn...

    • Department for International Development: Capita

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

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on UK support for the proposed ILO convention on ending...

      Developing Countries: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the funding allocated by her Department to tackle workplace violence and harassment in developing...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many government contracts have been awarded to companies based in Northern Ireland since June 2017.

    • Vote Leave: Election Offences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the recent report of the Electoral Commission into the activities of Vote Leave, what assessment he has made of the implications for...

      Ministry of Justice: Government Digital Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings the Government Digital Service has had with the Ministry of Justice since 2015.

      Government Digital Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish reviews conducted by the Government Digital Service into the outcomes of exemplar programmes.

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total value is of the contracts signed with Barclays, Digidentity, Experian, Post Office, and SecureIdentity to develop Verify.

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to (a) conduct and (b) publish a review of the development of Verify.

      Cabinet: Migrant Workers

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

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent with private firms in the expense area Central EU Exit Consultancy (Prog) since 2016.

      Civil Service: Reform

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much money his Department has spent on the ERG Civil Service Reform expense area since 2014.

      Cabinet Office: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total value of all consultancy expenditure by his Department since 2010 is.

      Grenfell Tower Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total value of his Department's consultancy expenditure relating to the Grenfell Tower inquiry is.

      Government Digital Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Government Digital Service projects have been funded by the public purse but have not been completed in each of the last seven years.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what preparations the Government has put in place to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 without a deal.

    • Brexit: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the North West of (a) the UK leaving the EU without a deal and (b) the EU...

      Statutory Instruments: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the statutory instruments necessary for the UK to leave the EU are scrutinised by...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether it is the Government's policy that any treaty made between the UK and the EU pursuant to Article 50 should have a provision...

  • Treasury

    • Sanitary Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative estimate his Department has made of the (a) volume of sales of and the (b) tax revenue generated from sanitary products (i) in the EU and...

    • Shipping: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to replace shipwork end-use relief after it expires in April 2019.

      Beverage Containers: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the report of the Environment Audit Committee, Disposable packing: coffee cups, published on 19 December 2017, HC 657, what steps he is...

      Annuities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the trivial commutation and small pots rules to enable more people to access their annuities as a...

      Optical Fibres: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of extending full fibre relief to the new building of all fixed and mobile telecommunications infrastructure.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money that is lost by gamblers on fixed odds betting terminals is retained by (a) betting firms and (b) HM Government in each month in the last...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department completed the quadrennial valuations of the public service pension schemes; and when the change in cost was communicated to police forces.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department first notified police forces of the timeline for the implementation of changes to quadrennial valuations of the public service pension...

      Public Sector Exit Payments (Limitation) Bill

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his Department's policy to support the Public Sector Exit Payments (Limitation) Bill; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to protect mobile phone users from being signed up to PayForIT services without consent or...

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 182225 on Cybercrime, how many people have benefited from training or...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • South East Asia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 182107 on South East Asia: Foreign Relations, what level of engagement...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans she has to continue to consult with trans and non-binary people on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which rail enhancement schemes are currently covered by the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline system; and which stage each scheme is at.

    • Plymouth Port: Ferries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether ferry services to the continent (1) arriving into, and (2) departing from, the port of Plymouth will be treated in the same way as larger UK ports in their...

      Driving: Working Hours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to maintain the standards governing the working hours of professional drivers set out in the Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005...

      Driving: Working Hours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to reduce the number of permitted driver hours under the Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005 after Brexit.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conditions regarding the transport of aggregates by (1) road, (2) sea, and (3) other means, were placed on the planning approvals for Hinkley Point C...

    • European Space Agency: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek compensation for the UK's contributions to the European Space Agency for those EU programmes it will no longer be able to participate...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Ethiopia: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the present state of Anglo–Ethiopian relations.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Money Laundering: Trials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many money laundering cases have been brought to trial in each of the last ten years.

    • Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many assaults there were on prison officers in prisons and young offender institutions in each year from 2010 to the last year for which records are...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total weight of drugs recovered in prisons in England and Wales in (1) 2017, and (2) 2018 to date.

      Prisons: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they responded to the report on prison policy by the Catholic Bishops' Conference, The Right Road, published in November 2016; and if so, what...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use when deciding whether to permit sales of military equipment to the government of Saudi Arabia; and whether they anticipate the outcome...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Commonwealth citizens are currently serving in the British armed forces; and in which services they serve.

    • Armed Forces: Photographs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions there are on serving members of the armed forces having their photographs taken with public figures; and in what circumstances taking such...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimates they have made of the (1) number, and (2) gender breakdown, of workers earning below the personal tax threshold who have been automatically enrolled...

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to check the accuracy of contributions being paid into pension schemes under automatic enrolment.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that a proper audit of the accuracy of a master trust's pension contribution records has taken place before it is...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they require employers and pension providers to report on errors in contributions paid; what penalties can be imposed if the wrong contributions are paid...

      Universal Credit: Lone Parents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of lone parent families subject to the benefit cap on Universal Credit have a child aged under 2 years old.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horse Racing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what agreement has been reached on the transport of racing horses to and from the EU in order to enable easy participation in horse racing following Brexit.

    • Animals: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many animals have been exported abroad for slaughter in each of the past five years; and how many of those animals they estimate were slaughtered without...

      Dogs: Meat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which dog meat (1) has been sold, and (2) is being sold, in the UK.

      Water: Pipelines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered using High Speed 2 as a conduit for a pipeline for pumping water from areas with an excess supply of water to those which are...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the extent to which the cost of plastic recycling has increased, and (2) the impact such an increase has had on local...

      National Forest Company: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evaluation they have carried out of the benefits of the grant-in-aid they provide to the National Forest Company.

  • Home Office

    • Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the possibility of a conflict of interest arising from the appointment of Dru Sharpling as a member of the panel considering...

    • Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the possibility of a conflict of interest arising from the appointment of Dru Sharpling as a member of the panel...

      Hate Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Home Office statistics demonstrating that the number of hate crimes committed in England and Wales has more than doubled in the...

      Peers: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to respond to a letter sent to the office of the Immigration Minister by Lord Hain on 10 September regarding the decision to refuse entry to the...

      Passports: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who applied for passports had to attend an application interview at a passport office in (1) 2010, (2) 2014, and (3) 2017.

      Passports: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of those attending an application interview at a passport office were not successful in obtaining a passport in (1) 2010, (3) 2014, and (3) 2017.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where each passport office is located; and how many passport applications each office dealt with in (1) 2010, (2) 2014, and (3) 2017.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether passport offices use remote video links in passport applications; and where those offices that use such video links are located.

      Overseas Students: Entry Clearances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the analysis by Universities UK Estimates of lost higher education export revenue, 22 October, of the impact on universities...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for a graduate talent visa to allow international students to gain work experience in the UK for up to two years after...

      Holyhead Port

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many additional staff the Border Force has allocated to cope with any expected additional workload at the port of Holyhead following Brexit.

  • Treasury

    • Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pension master trusts operate on a net pay system; and how many master trusts use a relief at source administration system.

    • Private Education: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to impose VAT on the fees charged by independent schools.

      Government Departments: Interest Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 11 October (HL Deb, col 184), whether any government departments or their agencies charge interest rates to...

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