Written answers

Thursday, 1 November 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has a policy on the timescale for the renovation of public transport.

    • Highways England: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to devolve Highways England responsibilities within Greater Manchester to the Mayor or its component local authorities.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (b) Marine Management Organisation and (c)...

      Railway Signals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2018 to Question 178321, what assessment he has made of the role of his Department in overseeing the introduction...

      Railways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2018 to Question 178322 on Train Operating Companies: Pay, what (a) locus, (b) authority or (c) remit the Rail...

      Train Operating Companies and Network Rail: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) open and closed data, (b) data produced legacy systems, (c) data owned or created by train...

      South Western Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings his Department has held with (a) First Group and (b) MTR on renegotiating the South Western franchise.

      South Western Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the shortfall in revenues on the South Western rail franchise as a result of the December 2018 timetable not being introduced.

      Cross Country Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for the procurement of new rolling stock on the Cross Country rail franchise.

      London North Eastern Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) instructions and (b) delivery timeframes he has issued to (i) LNER and (ii) Network Rail to develop the proposals for the LNER network.

      Railways and Aviation: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) rail and (b) air fares that were booked online in each of the last three years.

      Arriva Rail North and First TransPennine Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether (a) Arriva Rail North and (b) First Transpennine spent one per cent of their revenue on innovation in each year of their franchise required by...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the performance of GTR’s Class 700 in relation to Miles per Technical Incident in each of the...

      Great Western Railway: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of adequacy of the performance of Great Western Railway’s Class 800s in relation to Miles per Technical incident for...

      A12: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to allocate funding from his Department to improvements to the A12 between Ipswich and Lowestoft.

      Aviation: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the level of security of international passengers flying to Sharm El Sheikh airport.

      Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 131715 on motor vehicles, what proportion of the fleet (a) owned and (b) leased by the (i)...

      Bus Services: Wallasey

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

      Bus Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of trends in the (a) number and (b) frequency of bus services serving (i) the North West, (ii) Merseyside and (iii)...

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to transport infrastructure projects in each region of England in each of the past three...

      Network Rail: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Network Rail staff have left employment with a discretionary payment in each of the last three years; and how much each payment was.

      Network Rail: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish Network Rail's policy on whistleblowing.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Renewable Energy: Medway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the renewable energy sector in (a) Medway and (b) Gillingham and Rainham...

    • Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding his Department allocated to (a) photovoltaic and (b) non-photovoltaic installations through the export...

      Electricity: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many terawatt hours of electricity were consumed in the UK in the last 12 months.

      Electricity: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many gigawhatt hours of electricity supplied by interconnectors was consumed in the UK in the last two 12 months...

      Electricity Interconnectors: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many gigawatt hours of electricity was exported from the UK through interconnectors in (a) the last 12 months and...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the UK electricity supply was provide by each fuel source including electricity provided by...

      Electricity Interconnectors: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many terawatt hours of electricity have been imported into the UK by individual interconnectors since 2012.

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will list the operational interconnectors in the UK and their capacity in megawatt.

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will list the proposed new interconnector capacity for (a) 2020 and (b) 2025 in megawatts.

      Energy Supply: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average price of electricity supplied by interconnectors was in the last year compared with the average price...

      Energy Supply: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average price is that interconnectors pay to use the electricity transmission network compared with the price...

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential to increase exports and imports of electricity through new and...

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of UK-based electricity generators on the market...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to establish an independent UK energy policy after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019; and if will...

      Renewable Energy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the UK is planned to remain bound by the EU Renewable Energy Directive after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019.

      Electricity: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many terrawatt hours of electricity generated from coal fired power plants in the EU the UK has imported in each of...

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the level of electricity generating margins in the EU on future...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to (a) extend access to employment tribunals, and (b) improve employment rights for...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which contracts awarded by his Department are operated by Capita.

    • Thailand: Ahmadiyya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Thai counterpart on the arrest of 113 Ahmadi Muslims in that country.

      Political Prisoners: Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ensure that a UK Government trial monitor is present at each hearing of the retrial of Mohamed Ramadhan and Husain...

      United Arab Emirates: Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the trip to the United Arab Emirates taken by the hon. Member for North East Bedfordshire in November 2017 was taken in...

      United Arab Emirates: Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether civil servants accompanied the Minister of State for the Middle East on his visit to the UAE in November 2017.

      India: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for freedom of religion in India of the recent action by Indian authorities...

      Political Prisoners: Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ensure that there is a UK Government trial monitoring presence at each hearing of the retrial of Mohamed Ramadhan...

      China: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made on improving relations between the UK and China.

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on reports of the internment of Muslims in Xinjiang province; and...

      Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Foreign Secretary announces free speech funding, published on 2...

      China: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to evaluate the credibility of the evidence of forced organ harvesting of religious prisoners of...

      China: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to support the development of an independent international tribunal to investigate claims of...

      British Council: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff (a) are employed directly by, (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract in the British Council.

  • Attorney General

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will ensure that only the Crown Prosecution Service is able to make decisions on the charging of individuals.

    • Public Law: Education

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to improve public legal education.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he expects Public Health England to publish its report on the effectiveness of different interventions to reduce air pollution.

    • Children: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2018 to Question 179175 on Children: Death, how many child death reviews which identified trauma or...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many carotid, iliac and renal stent implantations have been undertaken in each NHS trust in each of the last five years.

      Heart Diseases: Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator) ICD with CRT (Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy) capability implantations have been...

      Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many percutaneous valve repair and replacement device implantations have been carried out in each NHS trust in each of the last five...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many peripheral vascular stent implantations have been carried out in each NHS trust in each of the last five years.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the presence of pathogens in contaminated blood products.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the average life expectancy of all sub-groups who were affected by contaminated blood...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of contaminated blood products on the mental health of people who...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which contracts awarded by his Department are operated by Capita.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 7 of the report, Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View, published by NHS England in March 2017, how many...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the annual NHS provider deficits were for each NHS provider organisation in each financial year since 2009-10.

      NHS: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the annual NHS provider debts were for each NHS provider organisation in each financial year since 2009-10.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average travel distance was for (a) adults and (b) children needing inpatient mental health services in England at (i) March...

      NHS Property Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the annual balances were recorded by NHS property services in each year since 2013-14.

      Maternity Services: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many specialist mental health Mother and Baby Units were available to patients in England at (a) March 2018 and (b) October 2018.

      HIV Infection: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many peer support services for young people with HIV in England were operational in each year between 2010 and 2018.

      HIV Infection: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how his Department plans to improve the transition between child and adult services for people living with HIV in England.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the health needs of people living with HIV are addressed in the long-term plan for the NHS.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish data on the average period of time between a diagnosis of HIV and initiation on antiretroviral therapy in the most...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level of adherence to NHS England’s Clinical Commissioning Policy on immediate antiretroviral...

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve health literacy for (a) the working-age population and (b) healthcare professionals.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Stay Well Pharmacy campaign on (a) promoting the expertise of pharmacists...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) GPs, (b) practice nurses, (c) Community Sexual and Reproductive Health consultants and (d) Community Sexual and Reproductive...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Green Paper on Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision, what steps he is taking to...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of early intervention by mental health services on people with mental health issues.

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has to facilitate commercial discussions between manufacturers and NHS...

      Muscular Dystrophy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the introduction of a cost-effectiveness threshold in the NICE highly specialised technologies appraisal process, what...

      Diabetes: Enfield Southgate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in Enfield, Southgate constituency (a) are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and (b) have accessed the NHS Diabetes...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with Type 2 Diabetes in England have had access to bariatric surgery; and whether his Department has plans to increase...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to roll out proven interventions to increase the rates of diabetes remission.

      Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with (a) Type 1 and (b) Type 2 diabetes in (i) Enfield, Southgate constituency and (ii) England attended a structured...

      Diabetes: Enfield Southgate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in Enfield, Southgate constituency have achieved the three NICE-recommended treatment...

      Carers: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on (a) respite care and (b) other practical support available to carers from local authorities in...

      Health Services: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take to (a) tackle health inequality faced by autistic people and (b) ensure NHS England adopts NICE’s 2017...

      Audiology: Paediatrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2018 to Question 180843 on a national tariff for paediatric audiology services, if he will provide a...

      National Emergency Pressures Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times the national emergency pressures panel has met during the 2018-19 financial year.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the quality of care provision for people with diabetes in (a) NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with NHS England on the list of medical conditions that entitle people to medical exemption...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether GP’s have authority to request cervical cancer smear tests when patients under 25 show symptoms of cervical cancer.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date CAR-T therapy for adult cancer patients will be made available.

      Diabetes

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

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that Clinical Commissioning Groups meet guidelines that IVF should be offered to women until age 42;...

      Asthma: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) adults and (b) children attended Barnsley Hospital A&E as a result of asthma in each of the last five years; and what...

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) adults and (b) children were admitted to hospital as a result of asthma in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) England in...

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October to Question 178506 on NHS Trusts: Standards, whether (a) the NHS provider deficit, (b) the size of...

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October to Question 178506 on NHS Trusts: Standards, what assessment his Department has made of the effect...

      Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the National Study of Health and Wellbeing: Children and Young People.

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the promotion of research into...

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to reinstate the Infant Feeding Survey.

      Food Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of (a) food poisoning and (b) lamb-related food poisoning there has been in the UK in each year since 2010.

      Meat: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many inspections the Food Standards Agency has undertaken of businesses involved in the production of meat in each year since 2010;...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October to Question 180687 on Drugs: Rehabilitation, what estimate he has made of the real terms change in...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Hansard Society article Westminster Lens: Brexit Statutory Instruments Dashboard, published on 22 October 2018,...

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the names and locations are of all schools constructed under the Building Schools for the Future programme and funded by means of a PFI or PF2...

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the names and locations are of all schools constructed under the Building Schools for the Future programme and funded by means of a PFI or PF2...

      Academies: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 176282 on Academies: Nottingham, for what reason (a) Park Vale Academy, (b) Bluecoat Academy...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding the Government plans to allocate to non-academised sixth form colleges to assist with the increase of teachers' remuneration.

      Schools: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in England are in areas with an annual mean nitrogen dioxide level greater than 40 μg/m3.

      Pupils: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many child refugees are being schooled in the UK.

      English Baccalaureate: IGCSE

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

      Department for Education: Capita

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

      Higher Education: Drama

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons it is not possible to apply through UCAS to all drama schools that award degrees.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for the next steps of his Department's consultation on home education.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people who were eligible for 30 hours of free childcare in one term did not apply for an eligibility code for the next term.

      Pre-school Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will provide a list of the names and address of schools that are participating in the baseline assessment trial.

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government takes to ensure that the school food standards are enforced.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of families that have a child eligible for 30 hours of free childcare but mistakenly do not apply for an...

      Department for Education: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what meetings have taken place between officials of his Department and (a) the UK Statistics Authority and (b) the Office for Statistics Regulation...

      Igcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2018 to Question 182779 on IGCSE, how many and what proportion of GCSE entries only in (a) state and (b)...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 5.20 of Budget 2018, how much of the £400 million will be allocated to to maintained nursery schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce substance misuse and dependence in prisons; and if will he make a statement.

    • Divorce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the planned timescale is for the consultation on no-fault divorce.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the level of performance of Community Rehabilitation Companies compared with their predecessors.

      Alternatives to Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to increase public confidence in non-custodial sentences.

      Ministry of Justice: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse has been of developing the Common Platform programme.

      Ministry of Justice: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people employed by his Department are working (a) full-time and (b) part-time on developing the Common Platform programme.

      Convictions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the conviction ratio in Wales was for (a) violence against a person or persons, (b) sexual offences, (c) robbery, (d) theft offences, (e) criminal...

      Bail: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many defendants in Wales were released on bail during the period of their trial in each year from 2013 to 2017.

      Prisoners: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost per prisoner in England and Wales has been in each of the last 10 years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average (a) prison population and (b) number of prison officers was in each of the last 10 years in England and Wales.

      Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the provisions of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 will come into force.

      Probation: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) rate and (b) cause of deaths was per 1,000 former offenders in the community under the post-release supervision of (i) community...

      Prisoners: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's report entitled cost per place and costs per prisoner by individual prison, published on 25 October 2018, what the...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the re-offending rate has been in each year since 2010 for (a) male and (b) female prisoners who have served a custodial sentence of (i) 0 -1 month...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether EEA nationals who (a) have a positive reasonable grounds decision as a potential victim in the National Referral Mechanism and (b) have a...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether for the purpose of legal aid eligibility (a) an application for a derivative rights of residence card and (b) a residence or permanent residence...

      Office of the Public Guardian: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff are (a) employed directly by, (b) seconded to and (c) work under contract in the Office of the Public Guardian.

      Offenders: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of the prison population were (a) homeless and (b) living in temporary or insecure accommodation before entering prison in...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of statutory instruments related to the UK leaving the EU that will need to be...

    • Schools: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's new s story entitled Government announces new housing measures, published on 1...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer given of 25 July 2018 to Question 164527 on Buildings: Insulation, how many high-rise student...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer given on 25 July 2018 to Question 164527 on Buildings: Insulation, how many non-high-rise,...

      Insulation: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what comparative assessment he has made of the level of increased fire safety of the use of (a) A1 rated cladding and...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the proposed ban on the use of combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise residential...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if the Government will set up a dedicated fund to support community groups that seek to challenge appeals by...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the procurement of external consultancy resources for Local Plans recorded in his Department's...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether someone seeking to port their right to buy discount for a second time is entitled to if their first attempt to...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether everyone who is successful in the ballot and deemed eligible for the Midlands voluntary right to buy pilot...

      Localism Act 2011

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish its post-legislative memorandum on the Localism Act 2011.

      Housing Ombudsman Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff are (a) employed directly by, (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract at the Housing Ombudsmen.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the market analysis undertaken by his Department in advance of the announcement made by his Department of 3 October 2018 of the...

    • Air Force: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 176506, how many pilots the RAF has trained on behalf of other countries broken down by country in...

      Air Force: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 176506, what estimate he has made of the revenue received from training pilots of behalf of other...

      Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the fight against Daesh.

      Iran: International Military Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the capacity of the (a) Government and (b) International Military Services (IMS) to repay the IMS debt to Iran in the...

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2018 to Question 147490, what progress is being made on the Army's review of junior entry.

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2018 to Question 147490, if he will publish the terms of reference of the Army's review of junior entry.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2018 to Question 134413 on Army: Recruitment, if he will publish the regional breakdown for the direct paid marketing...

      Minesweepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on the Countermeasures and Hydrographic Capability project.

      Iran: International Military Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the Chieftain tank debt dispute with Iran has not been settled; and what the main impediments are which prevent the resolution of that...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has in place to communicate to key stakeholders in Government and the public and private sectors the outcome of her rapid...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which contracts awarded by her Department are operated by Capita.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to ensure that the proposed June 2019 ILO Convention includes (a) informal workers and (b) the world’s other poorest...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason universal credit excludes a housing (a) benefit and (b) costs element for people living in temporary or hostel accommodation;...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to publish a review of the Youth Obligation; and what the terms of reference will be for that review.

      Personal Independence Payment: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of guidance on the assessment for personal independent payment of people with Parkinson's.

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there are targets for the amount of time call centre staff spend on the phone to universal credit (a) applicants and (b) service...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the scripts that Universal Credit call centre workers use to answer calls from service users or applicants.

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data is collected by her Department on the experience of claimants using universal credit helplines.

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training is provided to universal credit helpline employees; and if she will make a statement.

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that private pensions are accessible through the pensions dashboard.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people (a) have started the Youth Obligation Support Programme and (b) are taking part in the Youth Obligation Support Programme for...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls to the universal credit helpline were (a) received and (b) abandoned in each month from November 2017 to date .

      Universal Credit: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of new universal credit claimants have waited longer than five weeks for initial payment in (a) the North West,...

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been (a) received, (b) accepted for investigation and (c) resolved by the Independent Case Examiner in each month...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place copies of the transcripts of all universal credit adverts that have been broadcast on radio stations and music-streaming...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of working people in receipt of top up benefits are resident in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) in each region of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received from Cornish fishermen on the (a) towing of gear away from Cornish boats and (b)...

    • Air Pollution: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of excess deaths in England caused by air pollution.

      Farmers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the equitable funding for farmers throughout the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Trees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) support tree health and (b) prevent the spread of infectious diseases in trees.

      Dogs: Disease Control

      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?, whether he plans to...

      Food and Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of year-round labour the food and farming sector will require to remain...

      Tree Planting: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support has been made available to support urban tree planting in Greater Manchester in order to improve air quality.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Migrant Workers

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

      Industry: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the UK will bound by the terms of the EU Industrial Emissions Directive after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan, what steps he plans to take to ensure that development sites...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department has given to local authorities to prevent dog attacks on (a) domestic pets, (b) livestock and...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's announcement, Action to reduce food waste announced, published in October 2018, how much...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has plans to introduce legislative proposals to regulate food prices after the UK leaves the EU.

      Food: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the importation of food...

      Forestry Commission: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff (a) are employed directly by (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract in the Forestry Commission.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Capita

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

    • Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total amount is of immigration fees (a) charged and (b) received by the public purse in (i) 2015, (ii) 2016, (iii) 2017 and (vi) 2018.

      Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were given temporary admission to enter the UK in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018.

      Home Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost of construction for The Immigration Platform Technologies Programme.

      Home Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people his Department employs on the construction of the Immigration Platform Technologies programme.

      Home Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the full criteria was for the role of Senior Responsible Owner for the Immigration Platform Technologies Programme.

      Borders: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people working on the Digital Services at the Border programme are classed as contingent labour.

      Home Office: Government Digital Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings Home Office Digital, Data and Technology has had with the Government Digital Service in the last 24 months.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the police pension revaluation proposal on officer numbers in the West Midlands.

      Crime: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons his Department's publication, Economic and social costs of crime, published in July 2018 did not include an estimate of the...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long the pilot for EU Settlement Scheme in the North West of England that started on 28 August 2018 will last; and if he will make a...

      Forced Labour: Social Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the validity of the methodology in his Department's July 2018 report on the Economic and social costs of...

      Drugs and Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 182079, what representations his Department has made to (a) the named Secretaries of...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Written Statement of 6 September 2018 on quadrennial valuations of the public service pension schemes, HCWS 945 when...

      UK Visas and Immigration: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, where in South Wales applicants will be able to have appointments to upload biometric information under the Sopra Steria outsourcing...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page 40 of the Government document Entitled CONTEST: The United Kingdom's Strategy for Countering Terrorism, published in...

      Anti-corruption Champion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2017 to Question 58106 on Anti-corruption Champion, where on GOV.UK his Department has published the...

      Migrant Workers: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money was raised for the public purse from the Immigration Skills Charge in the first financial year in which it was collected.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 21 June 2018 on EU Settlement Scheme, Official Report, column, 508,...

      Disclosure and Barring Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff (a) are employed directly by (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract in the Disclosure and Barring Service.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling local authorities to include powers within their Special Cumulative...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page 324 of Budget 2018, how much funding he plans to allocate to policing in 2019-20 from the reserves for additional...

      Banks and Building Societies: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of routine wiping of CCTV footage at banks and building society premises on the police's ability...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a minimum price per unit of alcohol for beers and ciders.

      Banks and Building Societies: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will require banks and building societies to retain CCTV footage at their premises for a fixed period of time in order for it to be...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Migrant Workers

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

    • Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 176534 on Department for International Development: Procurement, when the new...

      Yemen: Cholera

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to tackle the cholera outbreak in Yemen.

      Gaza: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether irregularities in UK official development assistance spending were discovered during programme audits and field visits to Gaza...

      Palestinians: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the protection of women's rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; and what...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Rukban Camp in the Tanf zone of Syria; and if she will make a...

  • Scotland Office

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Glasgow North East of 3 August 2018 on the Glasgow School of Art fire and Sauchiehall...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether EU citizens will be eligible to (a) stand as candidates and (b) vote in local government elections in England and Wales in 2019 in the event...

    • Diabetes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have died from type two diabetes and related conditions in each of the last ten years.

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many data breaches were recorded by each government department in each of the last four years.

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the number of separate teams or organisations throughout government tasked with protecting information or...

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contracts the Government holds with cloud based providers to store data; and what the total cost of these contracts to the public purse is.

      Government Chief Security Officer: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 169860 on Government Chief Security Officer: Public Appointments, when his Department plans to...

      Cabinet Office: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether competitive tender was used for his Department's consultancy contracts on the UK leaving the EU.

      Civil Service Commission: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff (a) are employed directly by, (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract in the Civil Service Commission.

  • Treasury

    • Ports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the details of arrangements for clearing goods quickly through UK ports after 29 March 2019.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much additional revenue has accrued to the public purse in taxation on (a) beer, (b) wine and (c) spirits since the introduction of the Alcohol...

      Borders: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cost will be of developing the 12 critical IT systems required at the border after the UK has left the EU.

      Treasury: Migrant Workers

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

      Electronic Publishing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the removal of VAT on digital (a) books, (b) magazines and (c) newspapers; and if he will make a...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the proposed time frame is to reduce the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals to £2.

      Borders: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that all 12 of the critical IT systems required at the border are ready in the event that the UK leaves the EU on 29...

      Revenue and Customs: Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many data incidents were recorded by HMRC in each of the last four years.

      Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 182119 on Poverty, what steps he is taking to empower civil servants in his Department deliver on...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Chequers proposals set out in the Government's White Paper entitled The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the...

      Apprentices: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department’s announcement, Package of measures unveiled to boost apprenticeships, published in October 2018, how much and what...

      Office for Budget Responsibility: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff (a) are employed directly by (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract in the Office for Budget Responsibility.

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library research or analysis undertaken or commissioned by his Department on the Brexit dividend.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 24 of Budget 2018, how much funding from the reserves for additional pension costs for Departments as a result of the pensions...

      Revenue and Customs: Blockchain

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2018 to Question 182766 on Revenue and Customs: Blockchain, what the (a) specifications, (b) length of time and (c)...

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Budget 2018, if he will publish the PAYE restrictions that will be placed on R&D tax allowances for small and medium businesses.

      Business: Capital Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Budget 2018, what assessment he has made of the effect on business investment of the annual investment allowance being raised for a...

      Non-domestic Rates: Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Budget 2018, how the reduction in business rates for small businesses will be funded.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 4.4 of Budget 2018, whether the £1.6 billion research and development funding is in addition to the research and...

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to line 40 of table 2.1 of Budget 2028, how he plans to fund the additional £50 million of carbon credits for qualifying tree planting...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Farmers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Digital Economy Act 2017 on the amount of money farmers receive for companies...

    • Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether it remains his policy that the provisions of the restrictions on the advertising of high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS)...

      Internet: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has plans to introduce legislative proposals to enable the Advertising Standards Authority to ensure that online...

      Historic Buildings: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to protect heritage buildings.

      Broadband: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of his Department's ability to meet the universal service obligation for superfast broadband...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost to the public purse has been of emergency repairs on the parliamentary...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care the potential merits of introducing the HPV vaccination programme for...

    • Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent representations has she made to the Chancellor on the allocation of additional resources for policing in Northern Ireland in...

      Northern Ireland Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in his Department are paid less than £8.75 per hour.

      Northern Ireland Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in her Department are paid less than £10.20 per hour.

      Northern Ireland Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many apprentices are employed in his Department.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research by the Renewable Energy Foundation, The Performance of Wind Farms in the UK and Denmark, published in December...

    • Financial Reporting Council Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the minutes of the September meeting of the Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council; and if so, when.

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with each EU member state regarding the impact on UK and EU trade of a no deal Brexit scenario in relation to cross border insolvency.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research carried out by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Nottingham Trent University published in their report...

      Climate Change: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the climate change policies of the government of the United States and their implications for the global effort to address...

      Billing: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the reason for their revision of the 2013 Users Guide to the Recast Late Payment Directive (BIS/13/705) into the 2014 Users Guide to the Recast Late...

      Financial Reporting Council: Accounting Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is the responsible accounting officer of the Financial Reporting Council for public body purposes; when they were appointed; whether...

      Company Accounts: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 23 October (HL10458), what is their definition of “stakeholders that represent users”; and whether...

      Fidelity International

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 23 October (HL10458), whether Mr Jed Wrigley of Fidelity International, the UK’s representative on the...

      ARM: Softbank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they (1) were consulted by, or (2) have engaged with, SoftBank on the sale by that company of the intellectual property of Arm Holdings to a Chinese...

      Measurement: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the differences, if any, in the legislation relating to weights and measures in Northern Ireland compared to that in place in the rest of the UK.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of the analysis provided by the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the teachers' pay award announced in July which...

    • Schools: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new faith schools were built in each of the years 2010 to 2017; and how many non faith schools were built in the same period.

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that home educators are registered.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average food budget per prisoner per day in prisons in England and Wales.

    • Prison Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of prison officers had more than two years experience in each year from 2010 to the last year for which records are available.

      Prisoners on Remand

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of people who were on remand for non-violent offences and awaiting trial in each year from 2010 to the last year for which records are...

      Lugano Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the White Paper, The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, published 12 September, what steps they have taken to...

      Sir Edward Heath

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any of the 40 complainants whose complaints were investigated by Operation Conifer applied for an award under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the issue of landlords acquiring bed and breakfast accommodation to circumvent the houses in multiple occupation licensing legislation has been drawn...

    • Landlords: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information local authorities have provided to them on the number of prosecutions brought against private landlords for the letting of illegal housing...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current shortfall in personnel in the (1) Army, (2) Royal Marines, (3) Royal Navy, (4) Royal Air Force; what effect this has had on leave arrangements...

    • Fisheries: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Earl Howe on 22 October (HL Deb, col 651), how many patrol vessels will be operational at any one time from the Royal Navy and the Marine...

      Wellington Barracks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to refurbish Wellington Barracks.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Pensions Regulator will require trustees of net pay pension schemes to make provision for low earners to save in a...

    • Social Security Benefits: Underpayments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure there are no further instances of wrongly calculated benefits on the scale described by the Department for Work and Pensions...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following accounts of widespread fraud in activities involving the recycling, export and disposal of plastics, what action they intend to take to protect and...

  • Home Office

    • Slavery: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposed drop-in centres intended to offer support to victims of modern slavery after a positive conclusive grounds decision will be available to young...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Constituencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Boundary Commission proposals will be subject to a vote in Parliament; and if so, when.

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement the recommendations in the National Audit Office’s report Projects leaving the Government Major Projects Portfolio,...

      Public Sector: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what automatic entitlement they provide to suppliers in the event of late payment by a public authority; and what process they follow to ensure that (1) interest,...

      Alastair Cook

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to recomending Alastair Cook for knighthood.

      Government Departments: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 31 July (HL9752) and their response to the report by the Women and Equalities Committee, Race Disparity...

      Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of what constitutes a cyber attack.

      Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how any response to a cyber attack against the UK is decided.

      Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure there are consistent responses to cyber attacks across government departments.

      Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role private sector organisations will have in the Government’s cyber security work.

      Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in response to the report by the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, Cyber Security Skills and the UK’s Critical...

  • Treasury

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether extending the implementation period for the UK's withdrawal from the EU would mean that payments by the UK to the EU during that period would qualify...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 13 July (HL9107), what was the cost of running the hereditary by-elections following (1) Lord Bridges ceasing to be a member of...

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 30 July (HL9783), what criteria were included in the invitation to tender for providing services to administer future...

      Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 30 July (HL9783), what was the closing date for the responses to the invitation to tender for providing services to administer...

      Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 30 July (HL9783), where was the invitation to tender for providing services to administer future hereditary by-elections advertised.

      Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 30 July (HL9783), which organisations responded to the invitation to tender for providing services to administer future...

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