Written answers

Monday, 5 November 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many deep brain, vagal, sacral, spinal cord and occipital nerve stimulator implantations have been undertaken in each NHS trust in...

    • Tuberous Sclerosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure patients with refractory epilepsy related to tuberous sclerosis complex are able to access new medicines.

      Alprazolam: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency has made in tackling the diversion of Xanax from the regulated supply chain...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps have been taken to ensure that there is ongoing and adequate support for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire who are...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate has been made of the number of people with (a) reported health conditions related to exposure to smoke and dust and (b)...

      Mental Health Services: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of access to mental health services for people who have been recently released from prison.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether all GP practices in the (a) Stroud constituency and (b) England have sufficient supplies of the FluMist flu vaccine to vaccinate...

      Allergies: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2018 to Question 173542 on Allergies: Medical Treatments, what support his Department has provided to...

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's response to the Naylor Review of NHS estate published on 30 January 2018, how the £10 billion...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of supply of the flu vaccine for (a) people aged over 65 and (b) in general in (i)...

      Postnatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the maternal six-week check is included in the GP contract when such contracts are...

      Heart Diseases: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to provide increased funding for research into congenital heart defects in babies.

      Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people living with rheumatoid arthritis receive adequate levels of treatment and support.

      NHS Trusts: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimates his Department has made of the outstanding debts of NHS trusts in (a) Dulwich and West Norwood, (b) Greater London and (c)...

      Health: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to develop a cross-departmental strategy on menstrual health management to tackle the stigma of periods.

      Haematological Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on preparing hospitals in England to deliver CAR-T cell therapies for patients with blood cancer.

      Hospices: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2018 to Question 183299 on Hospices: Children, what the value of the NHS England Children’s...

      Eyesight: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there are means of recourse against private sector providers for patients experiencing...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times for patients in need of mental health treatment.

      NHS: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of payments for NHS England contracts to third party companies go to companies based outside of the Government’s...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received from local authorities on the funding of adult social care in England.

      Chronic Illnesses: Life Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on life insurance policies for people suffering from (a) long term...

      Patients: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the supply of Nutricia Nutrini Energy Multi Fibre for people requiring percutaneous endoscopic...

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional (a) security and (b) other staff are planned to be recruited to deliver the zero tolerance approach towards violence...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the process for enabling young people to transition to adult mental health services...

      Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October to Question 183290 on Rehabilitation, when the review of community performance reporting was...

      Academic Health Science Networks: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled, Understanding the performance and potential of specialist hospitals, published by the Innovation...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people accessed eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy on the NHS in each of the last three years.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 180694 on Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation, how many in-patient beds are...

      Harvoni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the cost to the NHS of Harvoni; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the visits he has undertaken to (a) adult mental health services and (b) children and young people's mental health...

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2018 to Question 183881 on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, what steps he is taking to tackle...

  • Prime Minister

    • Syed Kamall

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to the reported comments of Syed Kamall MEP, on 24 October 2018, what representations she has made to her counterpart in the European Parliament on this...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pensions Regulator: Staff

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

    • Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2018

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2018 to Question 173561, what other agreements have been made under the Scotland Act 1998 (Agency...

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will review the effectiveness of the universal credit minimum income floor in supporting self-employed people who experience...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an estimate of the number of disabled people who previously received a disability premium that have been...

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2018 to Question 182841 on Social Security Benefits: Mental Health, what the safeguards are that were...

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2018 to Question 182841 on Social Security Benefits: Mental Health, what metrics her Department is using...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to visit Govan job centre in November 2018; and if she will make a statement.

      Food Banks: Glasgow South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will visit a food bank in the Glasgow South West constituency in November 2018; and if she will make a statement.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of discretionary housing payments in supporting tenants through periods of difficulty.

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to (a) launch and (b) respond to the proposed consultation on the pensions dashboard.

      Personal Independence Payment: Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received from claimants with muscular dystrophy on their personal independence payment assessment; and if she...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been refused personal independence payments as a result of the past presence rule on residency (a) since 2013 and (b) in...

      Employment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the change in the employment rate between 2017-18 and 2023-24 for people with (a) schizophrenia, (b) bipolar...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to respond to the letter of 26 July 2018 from the rt. hon. Member for Birkenhead to the Minister of State for...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for each available year, under the Child Maintenance Service, how many claims from a non-resident parent for a recalculation of maintenance as...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 146 of the Office for Budget Responsibility's Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2018, published in 29 October 2018, if she...

      Jobcentres: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of computers available to claimants in Jobcentre Plus have in-built access to assistive technology.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 78 of the Red Book and page 11 of the policy costings for Budget 2018, what the schedule is for the start and end of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, at what level work allowances are planned to be set at from April 2019 as a result of the change to work allowances announced in Budget 2018...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of claimants of legacy benefits who will migrate to universal credit without transitional...

      Natural Gas: Pipelines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the North Sea Forties pipeline shutdown, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that privately owned gas...

      Employment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the report, Thriving at Work: a review of mental health and...

  • Home Office

    • Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the use of (a) spice, (b) mamba and (c) other illegal drugs.

    • Asylum: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect on the mental health of asylum seekers of extended periods without employment.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what risk assessment his Department undertook of the placement of UKVI biometric services in local libraries under the contract with Sopra...

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2018 to Question 180121 on Fires, when his Department plans to publish its lessons learned review of...

      Nitrous Oxide: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the legal framework governing the sale of nitrous oxide for the protection of public...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the resource implications for police forces of the force management statements of August 2018.

      Vulnerability Coordination Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police (a) staff and (b) officers will be employed to establish the Vulnerability Coordination Centre.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2018 to Question 183507 on Visas: Tourism, what information his Department holds on the number of...

      UK Border Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on the proposed increase of eight per cent in Border Force operational staff before 29 March 2018.

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department holds information on trends in the number of children below the minimum age of criminal responsibility involved in...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultations his Department has conducted on the future of the HMPO collective passports service in the last 12 months; and if he will...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have participated in his Department's Desistance and Disengagement programme during (a) the trial period of that programme...

      Emergency Calls: Hoaxes and False Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many 999 hoax phone calls have been made in each of the last ten years for which figures are available.

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 176432 on Offences against Children, whether any funding requests from police forces...

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the UK can participate in Europol operational projects after the UK leaves the EU without an adequacy agreement for data sharing.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of support to asylum seekers whose case has taken more than 52 weeks to resolve in the 2017-18 financial year.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Glasgow East of 26 September 2018, reference DL1987.

      Employment: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he has issued to employers on how to check the entitlement to work of EU citizens in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

      Serious Violence Taskforce: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2018 to Question 184345 on Serious Violence Taskforce: Social Media, what assessment he has made of the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Local Government: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the timetable is for each of the city deal projects based in Northern Ireland to become operational.

    • Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in the continued absence of a functioning Northern Ireland Government, if she will meet with the Permanent Secretaries of the Northern Ireland...

      Waste Disposal: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Arc21 Residual Waste Infrastructure Procurement project will be financed as a PF2 project.

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the consultation on addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland’s past, which closed on 5 October 2018, when her...

      Northern Ireland Assembly: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much has been paid in salaries to Members of the Legislative Assembly since its collapse in January 2017; and if he will make a statement.

  • Treasury

    • Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Financial Conduct Authority has the necessary resources to enforce its rules on pay day lenders carrying out...

    • Tree Planting: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to line 40, urban tree planting, of Table 2.1 and paragraph 4.71 of the Budget 2018, how the Government will fund the additional £50...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference paragraph 1.40 and Table 2.1 line 1 of the Budget 2018, how much has been allocated to the NHS in each of the next five fiscal years to...

      A303 and Lower Thames Crossing: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the funding allocated to the upgrade of the A303 and the Lower Thames Crossing will include private finance.

      Glen Parva Prison: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding his Department plans to allocate to the construction of Glen Parva Prison as a result of the abolition of PF2 projects.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to line 7 of Table 2.1, page 36 of the Budget 2018, how much of the allocated spend for defence in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20 will come...

      Revenue and Customs: Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many accessible car parking spaces are available in the Canary Wharf Government Hub for disabled staff of HM Revenue & Customs.

      Revenue and Customs: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 103 of the HMRC Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18, what steps HMRC has taken to to ensure that visually impaired staff that have...

      Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his oral contribution of 29 October 2018, Official Report, column 658, whether the donation of £10 million to the Armed Forces Covenant...

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of personal debt over the last five years.

      UK Trade with EU: Borders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the National Audit Office report entitled The UK border: preparedness for EU exit, published on 24 October 2018, what support the...

      Borders: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the National Audit Office report entitled The UK border: preparedness for EU exit, published on 24 October 2018, what assessment he has...

      UK Trade with EU: Borders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made on developing the necessary (a) border infrastructure and (b) alternative customs systems needed in the case of the...

      M4: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the Welsh Government on increasing borrowing capacity to fund the M4 relief road.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax-free childcare accounts have (a) been created and (b) had at least one payment made from that account to date.

      Public Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October to Question 183422 on Public Finance and with reference to his financial statement of 29 October 2018, if he will...

      Revenue and Customs: Cumbernauld

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 182250 on Revenue and Customs: Cumbernauld, what the (a) maximum and (b) minimum duration of any such...

      G7

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the factors effecting the UK's position in the G7 growth table.

      Crown Lands and Estates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Crown Estate on responsibility for (a) land and (b) property held in escheat; and if he will make a statement.

      Revenue and Customs: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made HMRC's readiness for the UK to leave the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on people affected by the 2019 Loan Charge.

      Diesel Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with representatives of automotive companies on the effect of the rise in diesel tax rates introduced in April 2018 on (a)...

      Landlords: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the tax gap between tax owed and tax paid by private landlords.

      Regeneration: Glasgow

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his oral contribution of 29 October 2018, Official Report column 665, whether Glasgow qualifies for similar new support as a result of the two...

      Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his oral contribution of 29 October 2018, Official Report, column 658, whether the donation of £10 million to the Armed Forces Covenant...

      Visual Impairment: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the blind person's allowance, what the criteria for for people register with (a) central government and (b) local authorities as severely...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to table A.1 on page 231 of the Office for Budget Responsibility's Economic and fiscal outlook: October 2018 publication, what estimate he...

      Income Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the figures in the table entitled Exchequer Impact (£m) on page 5 of his Department's document, Budget 2018: policy costings,...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to line 15 of table 2.1 on page 36 of the Budget 2018 Red Book, for what reasons he estimates that the revised implementation schedule for...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to row 15 of table 2.1 of Budget 2018, what methodology his Department used to calculate the cost savings arising from the revised...

      Research and Development Expenditure Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2018 to Question 182193 on Research and Development Expenditure Credit, how the performance of the Research and...

      Public Sector Exit Payments (Limitation) Bill

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2018 to Question 184368 on Public Sector Exit Payments, whether the affirmative regulations referred to are the same...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the sub-section of his Department's Digital Strategy on better regulation, published on 1 March 2017, what...

    • BBC: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold discussions with the National Audit Office on the potential merits on that Office undertaking a review of...

      Music: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the (a) Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Coventry City Council on the future funding for...

      UK City of Culture: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding his Department allocated to Hull to prepare for its status as 2017 City of Culture; and if he will make a...

      Television: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to require TV broadcasters to provide Audio Description Access.

      Television: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the capacity of broadcasters to meet their access service obligations of their...

      Festival of Britain: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department is lead department on the Festival of Britain funding.

      Festival of Britain: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how money allocated to the Festival of Britain is planned to be distributed; and whether those funds will be distributed to...

      Business: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made on the potential economic cost to businesses who transfer data across borders in Europe...

      Business: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of UK businesses that engage in data transfers with nations within the EU.

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the potential timeframe for the UK to reach a data adequacy agreement with the EU...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to introduce an export tariff for rooftop solar installations after March 2019.

    • Tidal Power: Cardiff Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the scientific reasons are for not continuing the Cardiff Bay Tidal Power scheme.

      Electricity: Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions has he had with his counterpart in the Republic of Ireland on the shared electricity network between...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage people to install a smart meter in their home.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the time required to restructure the UK's economy to reach zero carbon...

      North Sea Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will assess the effect of the decision to permit the development of the Alligin oil field in the North Sea on the...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the deemed export tariff for solar PV installations energy companies are managing the feed in tariff...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Cuadrilla Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what meetings (a) he, (b) the Minister with responsibility for Climate Change, (c) other Ministers in his Department...

      Clothing: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with large clothing companies based in the EU who have stores in the UK on their...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how he plans to assess the effectiveness of his Department's implementation of the recommendations that are forthcoming...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons the warm home discount scheme is only eligible for use with some electricity suppliers; and whether he...

      Construction: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Industrial Strategy for Construction 2025, published in 2013, what progress his Department has...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many apprentices are employed in his Department.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff in his Department are paid less than £8.75 per hour.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff in his Department are paid less than £10.20 per hour.

      Trade Unions: Electronic Voting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish Department's review of trade unions using electronic balloting in future industrial action...

      Humber Estuary: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June to Question 146924 ABLE Humber Port, what further steps he is taking to support the...

      Appledore Shipyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has held with Babcock on securing the future of Appledore shipyard.

      Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on identifying a set of metrics to measure the quality of work as recommended by the...

      Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff were employed by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018.

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Intellectual Property Office in helping to keep new drug prices...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many tenants have successfully claimed compensation from their landlord following the landlord’s failure to...

    • System Building: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 179108 on System Building: Safety, if he will place a copy in...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the MHCLG Rental Campaign 17/18 recorded in his Department's document entitled exceptions to...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria his Department will use in deciding whether local authorities will be able to exceed the housing revenue...

      Housing: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on peoples health of the quality of (a) ventilation, (b) lighting and (c)...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the reasons are for the continued development of new buildings which are not carbon neutral.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on promoted content on (a) Twitter, (b) Facebook and (c)...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will hold discussions with the all-party group on Healthy Homes and Buildings on the (a) extent of the problems...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant the Answer of 20 October 2018 to Question 183862 on Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:...

      Homelessness: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on homelessness programmes (a) in total and (b) by programme in each year since 2009-10.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff in his Department are paid less than £10.20 per hour.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many councils implemented Severe Weather Emergency Protocol provision in 2017-18.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made on the promised review of housing related support.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many proposals in the Government's 2017 Housing White Paper (a) were made and (b) have been implemented.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many apprentices are employed in his Department.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing Pillar 2 CAP funding for England through the proposed...

      ABLE Humber Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 146924 on ABLE Humber Port, what steps he is taking to monitor the...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the consultation on the Shared Prosperity Fund has not yet been launched; and if he will make a statement.

      Business Premises: Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce an obligatory tenancy deposit scheme for commercial premises with a rateable value of...

      Social Rented Housing: Tenants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to housing associations on the proximity of vulnerable people in nearby...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments,...

      Bus Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has received a request from Greater Manchester for mayoral precept powers to fund bus franchising.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to Homes England's Strategic Plan, what targets have been set for Homes England in relation to...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a list of the bids the Government has received from local authorities under the scheme announced in...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the extension of permitted development rights on the amount of funding...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's proposals to extend permitted development rights to include upwards extensions to...

      Housing: South Yorkshire

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

      Buildings: 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, whether the Government has...

      Association of Residential Managing Agents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will include the Association of Residential Managing Agents in his working group on leasehold reform and the...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to Answer of 29 October 2018 to Question 181533 on Planning Permission, whether intentional unauthorised...

      *No heading*

      What steps his Department is taking to tackle unfair practices in the leasehold system.

      *No heading*

      If his Department will take steps with the Department of Health and Social Care to use the reorganisation of local government in Northamptonshire to better integrate the local delivery of health...

      *No heading*

      What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the cost of housing on trends in the level of evictions.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • War Graves: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that steel plating made before the nuclear testing era and taken from maritime war graves does not enter the supply...

    • Boko Haram: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what military assistance the Government is providing to the Government of Nigeria to help it defeat Boko Haram.

      Royal Naval Reserve: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average expected period for a person attempting to join the Royal Naval Reserve is from first applying to sitting an entrance assessment.

      Uganda: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 176667 on Uganda: Military Aid, what training and support the Government offers to (a) Uganda's...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) permanent and (b) non-permanent staff were employed in (i) Departments of Community Mental Health and (ii) other secondary mental health...

      Ministry of Defence: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many PFI contracts he or his predecessors signed between 14 October 2011 and 15 July 2014.

      Ministry of Defence: Public Private Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many PPP contracts he or his predecessors signed between 14 October 2011 and 15 July 2014.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value is of the Dreadnought contingency.

      Ministry of Defence: Apprentices

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

      Ministry of Defence: Pay

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

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consultations his Department has conducted on the proposed outsourcing of veteran services; and if he will make a statement.

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times aircraft were intercepted by Quick Reaction Alert flights in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018 to 31 October.

      Ministry of Defence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will publish the top 10 drugs by purchased by his Department in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for International Trade

    • New Age (African Global Energy): Cameroon

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to his Department's press release entitled International visits pay off for British business, published on 8 June 2018, what...

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what consultation his officials had with trade union health and safety representatives on the decision to move staff from Great Minster House.

    • Department for Transport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the length of time it will take women on the minimum of the London grade seven pay scale in his Department to get to the...

      Department for Transport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assurance he can provide that female staff on the minimum of the London grade seven pay scale in his Department will get to the maximum of that...

      Department for Transport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) women and (b) men that will be on the minimum of the London grade seven pay scale in his Department in...

      Department for Transport: Career Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport,how many and what proportion of (a) BAME and (b) white candidates that applied for a promotion in his Department were successful between 1 October 2017...

      Department for Transport: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of his Department's compliance with Regulations 9 and 10 of the Working Time Directive.

      Department for Transport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total wage bill was for officials that were members of his Department’s Executive Committee on (a) 1 August 2017 and (b) 30 October 2018.

      Department for Transport: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the effect of the 2018 pay award for his officials on the (a) mean, and (b) median and (c) average gender pay gap in his...

      Felixstowe Port: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have visited the Port of Felixstowe in the last 12 months; when those visits took...

      Dover Port: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have visited the Port of Dover in the last 12 months; when those visits took...

      Bristol Port: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have visited the Port of Bristol in the last 12 months; when those visits took...

      Portsmouth Port: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have visited the Port of Portsmouth in the last 12 months; when those visits took...

      Liverpool Port: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have visited the Port of Liverpool in the last 12 months; when those visits took...

      Tilbury Port: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have visited the Port of Tilbury in the last 12 months; when those visits took...

      Newcastle Port: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have visited the Port of Newcastle in the last 12 months; when those visits took...

      Hull Port: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have visited the Port of Hull in the last 12 months; when those visits took...

      Southampton Port: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have visited the Port of Southampton in the last 12 months; when those visits...

      Rosyth Port: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have visited the Port of Rosyth in the last 12 months; when those visits took...

      Cross Country Trains: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of CrossCountry trains on the replacement of rolling stock after the first batch of Voyager trains...

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of changing Class E airspace to transponder mandatory zones on the operation of gliding clubs in the UK.

      Public Transport: Deeside Industrial Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October to Question 182105, if he will allocate funding (a) to accelerate the improvement in public transport links...

      A540

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to undertake improvements to the A540 as part of the Road Investment Strategy 2.

      Roads: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish part two of the Road Investment Strategy.

      Department for Transport: Discrimination and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has a policy of zero tolerance of bullying, harassment and discrimination.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer of 29 March 2018 to Question 134595 on Railways: Electrification, what the expected timetable is for introduction of new...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2017 to Question 120798 on Speed Limits, when he plans to publish the final Atkins report on 20mph limit (signed...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many delay repay claims have been made by rail passengers since that scheme was introduced.

      Wolverhampton Station: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of access for disabled and partially sighted people at Wolverhampton Railway Station.

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding the Government makes available to (a) install step free access and (b) otherwise improve disabled access at train stations in England.

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many stations in England (a) do and (b) do not have step free access; and if he will make a statement.

      Manchester-Sheffield Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to deliver the funding promised to South Yorkshire to improve journey times along the Hope Valley Line.

      Roads: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 65 of the Budget 2018 Red Book, what proportion of the £430 million to be allocated to road maintenance including potholes...

      Regional Airports: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made on the effect of the standard three security equipment on the financial viability of regional airports.

      Cycling: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on extending the scope of his consultation on cycling offences; and if he will make a statement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Germany: Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions the Government has had with the German government on broadening access for other Europeans to its...

    • China: Muslims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports that Uighur Muslims in China have been detained for unwanted blood,...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart on protecting the Tamil minority during the current political...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on human rights violations in that country; and if he will...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with the Palestinian Authority on the planned demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan...

      Cameroon: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consular support his Department is offering to civilians in (a) Cameroon and (b) the Anglophone Region of Cameroon.

      Cameroon: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in (a) the misuse of public funds and (b) other corrupt practices undertaken by...

      Saudi Arabia: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2018 to Question 179180 on Saudi Arabia: Conferences, whether representatives of the UK...

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government recognises (a) Ranil Wickramasinghe and his Cabinet or (b) Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cabinet as the...

      Sri Lanka: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any funds allocated to Sri Lanka between 2016 and 2019 through the Conflict Stability and Security Fund have been...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his policy to support the governments of (a) Germany and (b) France on the potential merits of a coordinated...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government held its most recent discussions with the Government of Myanmar on the Rohingya crisis and status of...

      Asia Bibi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the granting of asylum to Asia Bibi following her acquital of the charge...

      South Africa: Farmers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his South African counterpart on the provision of justice as a result of the attacks on...

      Ukraine: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2018 to Question 183520 on Ukraine: aviation, when he last communicated with the families...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help developing countries dispose of asbestos waste safely.

    • Central America: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her (a) US and (b) Mexican counterparts on the provision of aid for migrants travelling north from...

      Rohingya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the recent announcement from the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh that Rohingya refugees will start to be...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Rohingya community is party to negotiations on the repatriation of that community.

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority (PA), what discussions her Department...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of teachers are on the (a) main, (b) upper, and (c) leadership pay scales in (i) the UK, (ii) each region of the UK and...

    • Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 176533 on Pupils: Hearing Impairment, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's press release of 19 July 2018, New relationships and health education in schools, what progress his Department is...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that Ofsted school inspections include an assessment of pupil wellbeing and mental health; and if he will make a statement.

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Prime Minister’s announcement of 10 October 2018 during the Downing Street reception to mark World Mental Health Day that...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the criteria used to determine the level of need in the allocation of high needs funding.

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2018 to Question 180286 on Children: Hearing Impairments, what extensive support his Department has provided to...

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2018 to Question 180286 on Children: Hearing Impairments, if he will publish the findings from his...

      Vocational Guidance: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the letter sent to the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland, dated 7 October 2018, if he will publish the names of the nine FE colleges...

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to (a) run a public awareness campaign, and (b) allocate funding to increase the level of understanding of (i)...

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that adequate numbers of T Level industry placements are made available in the required (a) sectors and...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2018 to Question 183451 on Teachers: Pay, what estimate he has made of the number of schools that will receive...

      Health Education: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he plans to take to improve secondary school pupils' understanding of (a) organ, (b) blood and (c) stem cell donation.

      Primary Education: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) nurseries, (b) childminders and (c) nursery classes based in primary schools he has visited since his appointment.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many graduates in paid employment in an early years setting who undertake training to achieve the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) have...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many individuals employed in early years settings have achieved level 3 qualifications in each of the last five years.

      Universities: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, of 17 May 2018, Official Report, column...

      Higher Education: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to widen access to university for children who have been in care.

      Student Loans Company: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the appointment process was for the chief executive of the Student Loans Company.

      Student Loans Company: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the Student Loans Company gathering evidence from applicants' social media as part of its loan...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 31 October 2018, Official Report, what the evidential basis is for the Prime Minister's...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Clergy: Carers

      To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how women in ministry are being supported with eldercare and parental care.

    • Clergy: Carers

      To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether women in ministry with caring responsibilities are in receipt of their full stipend.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Rabies: Blood Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to bring forward proposals to reintroduce a requirement for a rabies blood test and wait period in order...

    • Forests: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect ancient woodlands.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what definition is used by his Department for the minimum annual control that is required on the licence to cull badgers in...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether a population estimate has been conducted to determine how many badgers need to be culled in Cumbria to meet his...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cattle that failed the skin test tested positive on the gamma interferon test in Cumbria in 2017.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to provide additional funds to local authorities to help them better carry out their recycling obligations.

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will support the recommendation in the Greater Manchester clean air plan to replace all buses that are not compliant...

      Angling: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has his Department made of the effect of commercial fishing regulations on the tourism fishing sector.

      Bees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will take steps to establish a network of wildflower paths to help reverse the decline in the UK bee...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October to Written Question 180067 on Department for Exiting the European Union: Contracts, whether his...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Migrant Workers

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

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions have been held with the EU on ensuring that scientists will have the same access to data and data sharing...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will ensure that in further negotiations with the EU that the UK will not accept a border down the Irish Sea which will...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to Article 127 of the 1994 European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement, whether the Government has given the twelve...

      Government Departments: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2018 to Question 182876 on Government Departments: Disclosure of Information, how many...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has held with representatives of the (a) EU and (b) Governments of EU Member States on the potential consequences...

  • Attorney General

    • Serious Fraud Office: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, how many staff (a) employed directly by, (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract in the Serious Fraud Office.

    • Legal Profession: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to support the pro bono work of lawyers.

      National Fund

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd July 2018 to Question 165033 on the National Fund, whether he has received a hearing date from the High Court on his application to...

  • Wales Office

    • M4: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on representations received by the UK Government from the Welsh Government on...

    • M4: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on increasing borrowing capacity for the Welsh Government specifically to fund the M4 relief road.

      M4: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will publish all communications between the Wales Office and the Welsh Government on increasing borrowing capacity to fund the M4 relief road.

      Wales Office: Apprentices

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

      European Regional Development Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what specific and technical guidance has been provided to (a) charities, (b) local authorities and (c) the Welsh Government on how to apply for money...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of (a) women and (b) men who received custodial sentences of less than six months in each of the past three years had previously...

    • Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) women and (b) men were recalled to custody in each of the last three years as a result of (i) breach of licence conditions on release...

      Trials: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of not guilty pleas entered by defendants accused of (a) violence against a person or persons, (b) sexual...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of first-time entrants to the justice system who were (a) male, (b) female and (c) uncategorised sex in each...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the number of civilian enforcement officers who have been employed by HM Courts and Tribunals Services in each of the...

      Marston Holdings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the amount paid from the public purse to Marston Holdings for approved enforcement agency work in each of the last four...

      Wills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the Law Commission to submit its report on wills.

      Prisoners: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the cost per prison place of a prison built with (a) with private finance and (b) funds from the public purse.

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of his Department's contracts which are open for tender have been subject to bids from companies that are under Serious Fraud Office...

      Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of applications for exceptional case funding for legal aid for inquests that have been refused and subsequently...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that progress is made on implementing the recommendations made to the UK in 2017 under the Universal...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the new prisons planned to be built at (a) Glen Parva and (b) Wellingborough will be (a) operated and (b) managed by a private company.

      Edward Argar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason the ministerial responsibilities of Edward Argar are not listed on the relevant Ministry of Justice web page.

      Road Traffic Offences: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 7193, what progress he has made on the review of the maximum penalties for driving offences...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Facebook

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's transparency data entitled Expenditure over £25,000 - September 2018, if he will list the marketing goods and...

    • Government Digital Service: Resignations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many employees have left the Government Digital Service in each of the last six years.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have died from arthritis in each of the last five years.

      PA Consulting Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the nature of the recent work was for his Department for which PA Consulting received £220,000.

      Government Departments: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of government contractors pay invoices submitted by subcontractors within 30 days as required by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

      Government Departments: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of Government contractors that employ over 250 people have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code.

      Harvey Weinstein

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2018 to Question 182765 on Harvey Weinstein, for what reasons the Forfeiture Committee is unlikely to take action...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Harassment

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, with reference to the letter from the Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights...

  • Department for Transport

    • Large Goods Vehicles: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many freight vehicle permits for haulage between the UK and each other EU member state are current; and what plans they have to increase or amend those...

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of electric vehicle charging points that are required to be installed in each city, town or village, per units of 1,000...

      Preston-Colne Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of rail services in the past six months that have not travelled beyond Burnley Central to Brierfield, Nelson and Colne...

      Preston-Colne Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what responsibility the franchise holder has for assisting and compensating rail passengers travelling to Brierfield, Nelson or Colne but who must leave the train...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of vehicle insurance for young people between the ages of 17 and 20 years old; and the implications of such costs on the...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure full enforcement of the Alternative Fuels Access Regulations 2017 provision for ad hoc access to electric vehicle charging points.

      Streatham Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 7 December 2016 (HL3566), whether the development and design work to make Streatham rail station more...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a minimum legal time between the announcement of a train’s boarding platform and its subsequent departure; and what action they are taking...

      Cross Country Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 22 October (HL10462), whether they will put in place short term temporary arrangements to deal with...

      Gatwick Airport Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 22 October (HL10461), how much they have spent on the Gatwick Airport railway station since 2013; and how...

      Roads: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Transport for London about when the closure of sections of Chelsea Embankment to traffic is likely to end.

      Aviation: Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to allow flights to Sharm el-Sheikh again; if so, when; and if not, why not.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Printing Machinery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) competitiveness, and (2) fair trading practices of the home printer and printer cartridge market.

    • Fracking: Earthquakes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of recent earthquakes in Lancashire being caused by fracking.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • South Sudan: Oil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 October (HL10375 and HL10376), what assurances they have received from the government of South...

    • Pakistan: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how British (1) foreign policy, and (2) aid programmes support persecuted minorities in Pakistan

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the most recent report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

      Burma: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of restrictions on media freedom in Burma; and what steps they have taken to address with the government of Burma concerns about...

      Burma: Hate Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address concerns about hate speech with the government of Burma.

      Burma: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of freedom of religion or belief in Burma.

      Burma: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to raise with the government of Burma concerns that many churches have been destroyed or damaged by the military in Kachin State...

      Libya: IRA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek compensation from the government of Libya for the victims of Irish Republican Army terrorism; if so, what progress they have made in...

      Algeria: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Algeria about the official closure of 11 churches in that country; and whether they have had positive...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the relevant oversight bodies in Bahrain to encourage them to disclose updates on their investigations into the torture...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether officials from the British Embassy in Manama will attend the retrial of political prisoners Mohammed Ramadan and Husain Moosa on 22 October.

      Maher al-Khabbaz

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about the failure of Bahrain’s Special Investigations Unit to investigate the (1)...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the response provided by the Bahrain Ombudsman on 18 October to the complaint submitted by Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei on 27 September...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the hunger strike by female activists Hajer Mansoor, Medina Ali and Najah Yusuf to protest the restrictions on phone calls,...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take regarding the demolition of Palestinian structures in the West Bank by Israeli forces.

      Israel: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about vandalism of Christian property in both Israel and the West Bank.

      Palestinians: Recognition of States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for recognising the state of Palestine following the UN General Assembly's agreement to allow the Palestinian Authority...

      Saudi Arabia: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Kings College London, Security Cooperation with Saudi Arabia: Is it worth it for the UK?, published in September, what assessment...

      Hebron: Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding their plan to approve the construction of further settlement housing units in the West...

      Leah Sharibu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Nigeria about the abduction of Leah Sharibu by Boko Haram; what information they have about her health...

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Middle East on 11 October (HC174027), what assessment they have made of the treatment of political...

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they possessed any intelligence about a threat to Jamal Khashoggi before his murder in October.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the regulation of packaging for liquid nicotine mixtures for electronic cigarettes to ensure that the packaging does not appeal to...

    • Obesity: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young people who were surveyed in the National Health Survey for England in (1) 2011, (2) 2015, and (3) 2016 were aged (a) 12, (b) 13, (c) 14, (d) 15;...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a dedicated programme of follow-up action for young people aged 12 to 15 who are identified as overweight or obese.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the prevalence of obesity among young people aged 12 to 15 is increasing or declining.

      Health Services and Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to encourage the integration of health care services provided by the NHS and social care services provided by local authorities;...

      Haematological Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many drugs were available on the NHS for the treatment of blood cancer, and (2) how much the NHS spent on blood cancer drugs, in each of the past five years.

      Haematological Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current level of spending by the NHS on blood cancer treatment; and what estimate they have made of the proportion of the NHS budget that will be...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consult on proposals to incorporate input from NHS England into the NICE technology appraisal process when determining treatment criteria.

      Pharmacy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society to give pharmacists powers to switch patients to new medications without...

      Radiology: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Secretary of State will announce progress on the regulation of Sonographers to provide for statutory protection of title.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to the NHS of clinical negligence claims in (1) 2016, and (2) 2017; and what plans they have to reduce such costs in the future.

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure access to rare disease medicines is not delayed after Brexit.

      Health Services: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training is provided to Clinical Commissioning Groups about Gypsy, Roma and Traveller issues in general, and with regard to dementia in particular.

      Mental Health Services: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information about Gypsies, Travellers and Roma community is available from the NHS’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.

      Health Services: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the NHS Data Model and Dictionary will include entries for (1) Gypsies, (2) Travellers, and (3) Roma; and if so, when.

      Physician Associates: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care regarding the statutory regulation of Physician Associates and Physician...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allocate additional funding to adult social care in the next financial year.

      NHS Foundation Trusts: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS Foundation Trusts promote private healthcare to NHS patients.

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any medium to long-term horizon scanning assessment concerning medical research advances in transplantation of material of human origin in...

  • Department for International Development

    • Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 22 October (HL10527), whether they take into account the persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan when...

    • Syria: Reconstruction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the cost of repairing the damage caused to Raqqa’s infrastructure by US-led coalition operations; and what part they intend to play...

      Pakistan: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, if any, of (1) the level of child labour in Pakistan; (2) the number of children of school age believed to work in brick kilns,...

      Pakistan: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of (1) the number of children believed to be illiterate in Pakistan, (2) the number of children not in formal education, and (3) the...

      Pakistan: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the case of a Christian school boy in Pakistan who was excluded from class and beaten for being accused of tainting...

  • Department for Education

    • Culture: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the report by the University of Nottingham, Time to Listen, 15 October, of the value of arts and cultural...

    • Schools: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 3 April (HL6450), what progress they have made in the production of revised school security guidance.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 24 October (HLWS5997), whether the allocation for local authorities in respect of specialist...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Ethiopia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of economic and trade relations between the UK and Ethiopia.

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to halt the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia following the confirmation of the cause of death of Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Prefabricated Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent developments in modular construction and its possible impact on the supply of housing in the UK.

    • Prefabricated Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to encourage off-site manufacturing to help towards increasing the supply of housing in the UK.

      Travellers: Hate Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 18 July (HL9254), what steps they are taking with media agencies and the Ofcom to combat hate crime...

      Housing: Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been assisted into accommodation on release from custody since the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to provide sufficient Gypsy and Traveller sites to meet the recommendations of (1) the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, (2) the UN...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army: Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many serving officers there are in the British army at each rank above and including Brigadier, broken down by job role.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the claim by the Centre for Social Justice in its report, A Social Housing Strategy, published on 27 October, that the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Seas and Oceans: Plastics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to use the UK fishing fleet to collect plastics from the seas around the UK on days when they are restricted from fishing.

    • Food Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure food security for consumers in the UK.

      Fisheries: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Earl Howe on 22 October (HL Deb, col 651), when DEFRA began its full assessment of the scale and volume of sea-based and non-seaboard...

  • Home Office

    • Slavery: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of children referred to the National Referral Mechanism as potential victims of modern slavery turned 18 years old before receiving a conclusive...

    • Slavery: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of children who were exited from the Independent Child Trafficking Advocate service because they had turned 18 years old did so before receiving a...

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the time taken between the Metropolitan Police being notified by the Electoral Commission of possible breaches of electoral law...

      Police: Employers' Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have provided in the current financial year to police forces in England and Wales to meet the cost of employer contributions for national...

      Gambling: Mental Illness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 23 October (HL10469), why the Home Office does not hold information on the...

      Brexit: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Metropolitan Police provided them with an estimate of how many people attended the “People’s Vote” march in London on 21 October; and...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Trade Marks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will negotiate for (1) the UK to remain part of the system of EU wide registration of trade marks and designs, and (2) the continued right of audience...

  • Treasury

    • Block Grant

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that the annual block grant payments to the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland represent a subsidy from...

    • Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to regulate the use and trading of cryptocurrencies.

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