Written answers

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the restrictions on newly-qualified drivers in Northern Ireland on road safety in Northern Ireland.

    • Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road traffic accidents in (a) Wales and (b) England were caused by newly qualified drivers in each of the last five years.

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's news story entitled Government funding boost for bus industry in drive to improve air quality, published in...

      Taxis: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on which licensing authorities require (a) taxis and (b) private hire vehicles to have CCTV installed.

      Civil Aviation Authority: Staff

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

      Ferries: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on his Department chartering commercial roll-on roll-off ferries on the international market for operation between UK and European...

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on each of the work streams related to the UK leaving the EU for which his Department has (a) responsibility and (b)...

      Ferries: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the average (a) hourly pay rate and (b) tour of duty for (i) Ratings and (ii) Officers working in the European roll-on roll-off...

      Ferries: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) cost and (b) number of merchant seafarers that would be required to crew ten roll-on roll-off ferries to operate...

      Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department last analysed capacity in the international roll-on roll-off commercial ferry market; and if he will publish the results of that...

      Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the total tonnage handled at UK ports in each year since 2010 was roll-on roll-off freight.

      Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the UK ports with the infrastructure required to handle roll-on roll-off ferry freight units.

      Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department or predecessor Departments last chartered a roll-on roll-off commercial ferry on the international market; and what the cost of...

      Ferries: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many merchant roll-on roll-off ferries are currently registered on Red Ensign Group shipping registers.

      Ferries: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of merchant roll-on roll-off ferries in the international shipping industry that are owned by UK shipowners.

      Merchant Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many UK merchant navy (a) Ratings and (b) Officers were working at sea in 1997; and if he will ensure that the annual UK Seafarer Statistics is...

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received on whether rail companies amend rail operating timetables to avoid paying delay repay claims.

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of railway stations have step-free access.

      Bus Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2018 to Question 183872 on Bus Services: North West, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for...

      Bus Services: North West and Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department allocated to bus services serving (a) the North West, (b) Merseyside, (c) Wallasey constituency and (d) Surrey in each...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average time taken has been to return a driving license revoked on the basis of a notifiable medical condition after evidence that the person...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the time taken to return a driving license revoked on the basis of a notifiable medical condition, after...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the detection of seismic activity caused by drilling on the continuation of fracking in...

    • Technology: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to promote the expansion of the technology sector in the East Midlands.

      Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2018 to Question 180631, what progress has been made on developing carbon capture...

      Fracking: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the earthquakes at the fracking site in Little...

      Fracking: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has required any steps to be taken by Cuadrilla before it resumes fracking in Lancashire...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to help energy suppliers improve gas storage to minimise the risk of a National...

      Carbon Budgets: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what (a) representations his Department has received and (b) assessment his Department has made since the publication...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to improve energy usage through better domestic insulation.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: British Petroleum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what meetings have been held between representatives from BP and (a) his Ministers, (b) his officials and (c)...

      Post Offices: Closures and Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding has been allocated to settlement agreements following the announcement that 74 Crown post offices will...

      Post Offices: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for how long the Post Office is planning to subsidise the staff costs of franchised Crown post officers following the...

      WH Smith: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Post Office will spend on (a) retrofitting and (b) refurbishing WHSmith stores as a result of franchising...

      Post Offices: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will enable Post Offices that make a profit to remain as a Crown post office rather than being franchised.

      Post Offices: Closures and Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether all Crown post offices are planned to be closed or franchised.

      Post Offices: Closures and Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's definition is of a public consultation; and what parts of the closure and franchising of Crown...

      INEOS: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has with Ineos on that company choosing the South Tees Development Corporation site as the...

      Iron and Steel: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions the Government has had with steel companies on the construction of electric arc furnaces on Teesside.

      Manufacturing Industries: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to encourage businesses to relocate their manufacturing functions to the UK.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Saudi counterpart on military escalation in the province of Hudaydah.

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had on Yemen with the leaders of the Quint nations.

      Yemen: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the leadership of the Saudi-Emirati coalition on the closure of Saana and Aden airports.

      China: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese government on allegations that organ harvesting continues to be practised in China.

      Iran: International Military Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will conduct a risk assessment for (a) UK nationals living in Iran and (b) UK nationals working for UK institutions in...

      Marine Environment: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on global ocean conservation.

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the report entitled, Stable and Secure? An Assessment on...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK embassies have reported progress on the implementation of the Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders.

      Asim Omer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Sudanese counterpart on the detention of Asim Omer.

      Sudan: Military Attachés

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the military attaché from the British Embassy in Khartoum attended the graduation ceremony of Rapid Support Forces...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of reports of attacks by the Government of Sudan on Sudan Liberation...

      China: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of the evidence collected by former Canadian Minister David Kilgour on forced organ...

      China: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the merits of the conclusions of the people's independent tribunal on forced organ harvesting...

      Israel: Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken with international partners to help stem violence against Israel by Hamas.

      Sri Lanka: Tamils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on the status of Tamil people.

      Sri Lanka: Tamils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Deputy General of the Commonwealth on the status of Tamil people in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Tamils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the President of Sri Lanka on the security of Tamil communities in that country.

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his department is taking to support an orderly transfer of power in Sri Lanka following the recent elections in that...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the protection of human rights in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date did he last spoke with his Sri Lankan counterpart.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has he made of the contribution of the Sudan Defence Force to the conflict in Yemen; and whether he had made...

      Central African Republic: EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has for continued cooperation with the EU in the Central African Republic.

      Islamic State: Yazidis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his UN counterpart on accelerating the work of the investigative team on the enslavement of...

      Syria: Ahrar al-Sham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the size of Tahrir al-Sham in Idlib; and what proportion of the overall...

      Pakistan: Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the accessibility of consular support for UK citizens that are victims of forced...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the US administration has supplied his Department with the United States’ Middle East peace plan.

      Bahrain: Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Special Investigation Unit in Bahrain receives training from organisations funded by the UK Government.

      Maher Al-Khabbaz

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the case of Bahraini death row inmate and torture victim Maher Al-Khabbaz has been recorded in line with his...

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made on securing compensation from the Libyan authorities for the victims of Gaddafi-sponsored IRA...

      Great Lakes Region: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of levels of racism on modern slavery and human trafficking in the African...

      Syria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to enable Christians to remain in Syria.

      Tanzania: Poaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Tanzanian counterpart on reducing poaching activity in that country.

      Burundi: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date a Minister in his Department last visited the Republic of Burundi; and what issues were discussed during that visit.

      Tanzania: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date a Minister in his Department last visited the Republic of Tanzania; and what issues were discussed during that visit.

      Hungary: Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Hungarian counterpart on the potential implications for UK NGO employees of that country's...

      South Africa: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 181215 on South Africa: British Nationals Abroad, what steps are being...

      Commonwealth: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote the protection of LGBT rights in each member state of the Commonwealth.

      Cameroon: Ethnic Groups and Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department made of trends in the level of reported ethnic and linguistic tensions in Cameroon in the last...

      Gaza: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the (a) progress, (b) independence and (c) transparency...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to encourage all parties to engage with the UN Human Rights Council commission of inquiry on the 2018...

      Gaza: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of international involvement in Israeli investigations on the use of live...

      Yemen: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations has he made to his Yemeni counterpart on incitement against members of the Baha'i community in that...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cystic Hygroma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the incidence of cystic hygroma in each of the last five years.

    • Housing: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to promote public awareness of the the effect on people's health of poor quality indoor environments.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to improve public awareness of the effect of the built environment on health and wellbeing.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effect on his Department's policies on peoples health of the recommendations in the Report, Building...

      Haemophilia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who the board members are for NHS England’s national tender for (a) factor VIII and (b) factor IX haemophilia products; which of...

      Haemophilia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people who were in receipt of (a) factor VIII and (b) factor IX Extended Half Life (EHLs) products had that treatment removed...

      Haemophilia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2018 to Question 154639 on Haemophilia: Medical Treatments, if he will make a comparative assessment of...

      Haemophilia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Trigger 1 of NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning Briefing (Spring 2018), how the faster adoption of best...

      Wheelchairs: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 176349 on wheelchairs: procurement, if his Department will collate information on...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital trusts (a) collect and (b) submit data on the number of people diagnosed with secondary breast cancer to the cancer...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GP practices are using the flu vaccine that was supplied in winter 2017-18; and what guidance his Department has issued to GP...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether heated tobacco products will be included in the annual Public Health England report on e-cigarettes; and when that report will be...

      Medical Treatments: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether healthcare charities will be able to submit evidence as part of the specialised commissioning relative prioritisation process...

      Alprazolam: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information the Care Quality Commissioned has obtained through its inspections on (a) how the controlled drug Xanax is managed...

      Alprazolam: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 23 October 2018 to Question 181292 on Mental Illness: Children and Young People, what assessment he has...

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 132264 on Antibiotics: Drug Resistance, whether his Department has made an assessment...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made of the risks to the health of survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire of their exposure to smoke and dust.

      Hearing Aids: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the length of NHS waiting times for children waiting for hearing aid repairs.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department has allocated to the promotion of public information on prescription prepayment certificates.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on promoted content on (a) Twitter, (b) Facebook and (c) Instagram in each month...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when more detail and timescales are planned to be published on NHS England's proposed networked model for radiotherapy services; and if...

      Public Health England: Staff

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

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the removal of the ring-fenced Public Health Grant to Local Authorities in April 2019 on the...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department takes to (a) support fertility treatment in the NHS and (b) ensure NHS England and Clinical Commissioning...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department allocated from the public purse to (a) NHS Learning Support Fund payments, (b) NHS Learning Support Fund...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many apprentices are employed in his Department.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Pay

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

      Postnatal Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve (a) early diagnosis and (b) support for mothers experiencing postnatal depression.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff in his Department are paid less than £10.20 per hour.

      Technetium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what preparations his Department has made to ensure that there is a steady supply of Technetium-99m after the UK's leaves the EU.

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average price paid for home care per hour is in (a) the West Midlands and (b) England.

      Heroin: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will allocate funding to local authorities that plan to implement heroin assisted treatment.

      NHS Trusts: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS trusts have ever been put in to special administration.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 183928 on Influenza: Vaccination, and with reference to the guidance, Flu...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of his Department's projected spend on PFI contracts in 2028.

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) adults (b) children with learning disabilities or autism have been admitted to assessment and treatment units in each of the...

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care,with reference to the report, Building the Right Support, published in 2015, what progress his Department is to reduce the number of...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 01 November 2018 to Question 185122 on In Vitro Fertilisation, if he will make an assessment of the potential...

  • Department for International Development

    • India: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the asbestos industry in India on incidences of mesothelioma in people (a) living near...

    • China: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has made to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on its decision to terminate the...

      Gaza: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to hospitals in Gaza.

      Cameroon: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to refugees in Cameroon.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taken to ensure that (a) food, (b) fuel and (c) medical supplies reach hard to access parts of Yemen.

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on consultancy fees relating to the UK leaving the EU since July 2016.

      Cameroon: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the accuracy of recent reports by the International Rescue Committee of atrocities in South Cameroon...

      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...

      Developing Countries: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many countries that receive UK official development assistance treat homosexuality as a criminal act.

      Pakistan: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of people enrolled on training courses provided by the Punjab skills development fund are (a) from minority...

  • Department for Education

    • Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 176361 on Disabled Students' Allowances, when that research will be published.

    • Department for Education: Social Media

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

      Academies: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will publish a list of instances where multi-academy trusts have entered into a non-disclosure agreement with staff in each of the...

      Children's Commissioner for England: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff (a) are employed directly by, (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract in the Office of the Children's Commissioner.

      Further Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the £475 million for schools capital funding in his 2018 Autumn Budget to FE...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2018 to Question 183461 on Teachers: pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to employers other than...

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what changes there have been in the social background of children in secondary level education in the bottom quartile for educational attainment from...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of apprenticeship levy funds were spent by non-levy payers in 2017-18.

      English Baccalaureate: IGCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2018 to Question 183354, how many of the 23,712 international GCSE entries in EBACC subjects in 2018 were taken...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 5.21 of Budget 2018 Red Book whether the £400 million for School Equipment and Maintenance Uplift applies to (a)...

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the full combination of EBACC entries in (a) independent and (b) state-funded schools were wholly (i) IGCSEs and (ii) GCSEs entries.

      Children: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the statutory basis for any obligation on (a) parents and (b) guardians to allow a child to take an assessment test before that child has reached...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of unqualified teachers working in schools in (a) Dulwich and West Norwood, (b) London and (c) England.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of unqualified teaching staff working in (a) maintained state schools, (b) academies and (c)...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offenders: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were in the criminal justice system in Wales in each year from 2013 to 2017.

    • Prosecutions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of successfully prosecuted cases for (i) violence against a person or persons, (ii)...

      Trials: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what number of pleas entered by defendants appearing at the Crown Court in Wales in each year from 2013 to 2017 are not known.

      Prisoners' Release: Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions in each of the last five years children held in custody have been refused permission for escorted leave to attend the funeral of a...

      Jersey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the UK Government is including Jersey into its no-deal contingency planning.

      Ministry of Justice: Social Media

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

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2018 to Question 181579 on Offenders, if he will publish offences that are categorised as petty offences.

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which Government departments his Department has consulted as part of the post-implementation review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of...

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the post-implementation review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on access to justice of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

      Ministry of Justice: Pay

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

      Convictions: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of trials in the North West resulted in a conviction in each year between 2010 and 2017.

  • Treasury

    • Mortgages: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that mortgage lenders do not prevent landlords leasing properties to tenants in receipt of social security benefits.

    • Revenue and Customs: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the preparedness of HMRC for the UK leaving the EU.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the planned timeframe is for the distribution of funds to UK organisations to cover the competitive EU grant funding which has been guaranteed by his...

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether payments from the public purse to the EU will require parliamentary approval after 29 March 2019.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the funding allocated by the EU to underwrite successful bids by UK organisations to competitive EU grant programmes, including Horizon2020, will...

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to make any payments to the European Union and its institutions after 29 March 2019.

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Budget 2018 paragraph 4.26 on Cryptoassets Taskforce, if he will list those actions that will allow innovators to thrive in the...

      Roads: South East

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the potential economic merits of improving the Reading to Gatwick airport...

      Insurance Premium Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the rate of insurance premium tax on the cost of insurance premiums since 2011.

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many provisions in financial and related regulations which require transposition into UK law in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal...

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his oral contribution of 29 October 2018, Official Report, column 665, who the members will be of the working group that will be...

      Revenue and Customs: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 3 of the HMRC Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18, what steps HMRC has taken to ensure that computer applications it has using the...

      Revenue and Customs: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the HMRC guidance entitled Partnership pack: preparing for a no deal EU exit published on 22 October 2018, if HMRC will rescind any...

      Revenue and Customs: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HMRC employees are paid less than £8.21 per hour.

      Job Creation: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his oral contribution of 29 October 2018, if he will make an estimate of the number of of 800,000 jobs that are projected to be created by 2023...

      Gaming Machines: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the additional tax revenue that will accrue to the public purse from fixed odds betting terminals as a result of the delay in...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 5.16 of Budget 2018, what proportion of the £410 million for adult and children social care is for children's social care.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 5.16 of Budget 2018, how the £410 million for adult and children social care will be distributed among local councils.

      Disabled Facilities Grants: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 5.17 of Budget 2018, what proportion of the £55 million of the Disabled Facilities Grant will be allocated to programmes...

      Regeneration: Belfast

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the funding allocated to Belfast after the bank buildings fire will be distributed and administered to local businesses and residents.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications for a tax-free childcare account have been started but not completed.

      Pensions: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Budget 2018, paragraph 1.60, if he will publish a breakdown of the £4.7 billion of extra DEL allocated to the reserves to cover...

      Treasury: Talk Money Week

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his office have had with representatives of Talk Money Week.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the recent Court of Appeal judgement in the case of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Jacqueline...

    • Housing: Thames Estuary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the need for investment in housing in the Thames Estuary.

      Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to respond to the report of the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission; what plans he has to...

      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 £8.75 per hour.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's press release New government initiative to reduce rough sleeping, published on 30...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's press release entitled New government initiative to reduce rough sleeping,...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have to date submitted a rough sleeping count for 2018 using the DELTA online system.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made on the work with providers, local authorities, membership bodies and resident...

      Housing Infrastructure Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what projects have been funded by the Housing Infrastructure Fund to date.

      Business Premises: Tenancy Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the average cost of deposits required of businesses entering commercial...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many times the rough sleeping and homelessness reduction taskforce has met in 2018; what the current membership is...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homes (a) have been built and are occupied now and (b) are guaranteed to be built and occupied by the end of...

      Local Government: Borrowing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of (a) total council borrowing and (b) council borrowing for housing was sourced through...

      Leasehold: Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the average annual ground rent paid on a leasehold property in the most recent period...

      Special Economic Areas: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 4.88 of Budget 2018 Red Book, what powers the Government plans to confer on the South Tees...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what specific projects his Department is leading on to (a) support complex families with children at risk of...

      Council Tax: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it the Government's policy that the current average council tax across Christchurch, Poole and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Sea King Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) Sea King helicopters purchased by his Department, (b) RAF personal that crewed the Sea King helicopter...

    • Sea King Helicopters: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Sea King helicopters were decommissioned in 2016; and if any of those helicopters were subsequently brought back into service.

      Sea King Helicopters: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the standard maintenance cycle of the Sea King helicopter included maintenance of the (a) engine, (b) gearbox and (c) heating and ventilation system.

      Sea King Helicopters: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department was first notified of asbestos in the Sea King helicopter fleet.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on border access between the RAF bases Akrotiri and Dhekelia and Cyprus after the UK leave the EU.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) armed forces widows and widowers and (b) war widows and war widowers have had their pensions reinstated following the removal of the means...

      Armed Forces: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what employee benefits there are for new recruits to the armed forces who are not eligible to join the armed forces childcare vouchers scheme.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received from agencies of her Department on the effectiveness of data sharing with her Department.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on universal credit support for parents with a third child.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of claimants of universal credit that moved into full-time employment.

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will undertake a review of the accuracy of the assessments made by personal independence payment assessors.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to integrate housing benefit rates into a single universal credit benefit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to what extent the Behavioural Insights Team was involved in designing the technical infrastructure for universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department provides to (a) departmental staff and (b) employees of (i) Capita and (ii) Maximus on when to contact a...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 15879 on Social Security Benefits, how many of those applicants affected by the lower...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to publish the updated research into the effect of the lower benefit cap; and if she will place a copy of the brief for this...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average shortfall is between housing benefit and the rent of people affected by the benefit cap who are in receipt of (a) jobseekers...

      Universal Credit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding has been provided to each London borough to date to support people transitioning to universal credit to make their claim online.

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the effect of the introduction of full service of universal credit on people that are self-employed.

      Personal Independence Payment: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with (a) leukaemia, (b) myeloma ,(c) hodgkin’s lymphoma and (d) non-hodgkin’s lymphoma are in receipt of personal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether claimants migrating from employment support allowance to universal credit will be have to provide medical evidence to demonstrate...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 177771 on Universal Credit, whether the Department’s plans to check evidence of...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the effect of the full roll out of universal credit on the number of children living in poverty in (a) the UK,...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long people have waited on average to receive the elements of universal credit that are paid on the basis of health conditions or...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of universal credit have a (a) health condition (b) disability) and (c) a diagnosis of cancer.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for a claimant of universal credit to receive a UC50 form as part of their work capability assessment as a...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of measures related to universal credit announced in Budget 2018 on disabled people who are (a) in...

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of changes to universal credit announced in Budget 2018 on self-employed people.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the decision was taken to stop the support provided to claimants of existing benefits and tax credits for between three and...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2018 to Question 184391 on Department for Work and Pensions: Contracts, how many contracts her Department...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Exmoor National Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Exmoor National Park Authority has asked for a legal opinion on expanding its present boundaries.

    • Solid Fuels: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many written responses he received to the consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood; and if he...

      Solid Fuels: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to announce the results of the consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood; and if he...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: CPL Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2018 to Question 180679 on CPL Industries, what meetings (a) he, (b) his Ministers and...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: CPL Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether (a) he and (b) his (i) Ministers and (ii) officials have visited a CPL Ltd site during the 2017 Parliament; and if...

      Coal: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has commissioned research on the retail price differential between house coal and smokeless...

      Solid Fuels: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will respond to Early Day Motion 1711, tabled on 17 October 2018, entitled proposed ban on burning of house coal and...

      BSE: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what precautions have been taken to ensure there are no further outbreaks of BSE as a result of the recent incident in...

      Fly-tipping: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to prevent fly tipping in rural areas.

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) leaders of local authorities and (b) metro mayors on the harmful...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of waste incineration in the UK of the UK leaving the EU.

      Nature Conservation: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of planning laws to protect wildlife habitats.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department has provided to the fishing sector to help it plan for the UK leaving the EU.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to combat puppy smuggling into the UK.

      Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to review its policy on the tethering of horses, donkeys, ponies and their hybrids; and what...

      Animals: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Federation of British Herpetologists on the implications for shops and businesses...

      Animals: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidelines he and his officials have given to local authorities as to the nature and reasonable costs of inspection and...

      Animals: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of extending the transition timetable for the new animal activities...

  • Home Office

    • Passports: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on UK citizens using ePassport gates after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his 3 September 2018 speech Keeping children safe online, to what specific law enforcement agency work he plans to...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has a target for the number of local authorities participating in the asylum dispersal programme; and what...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Oral contribution of 25 October 2015 on Immigration: DNA Tests, Official Report, column 467. whether he plans to...

      UK Border Force: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what budget his Department has allocated to the creation of online and printed material featuring Border Paws characters.

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2018 to Question 173568 on Refugees: Families and with reference to table as_21_q of the Home Office...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2018 to Question 173569 on Refugees: Families and with reference to the Figure 4 of the Independent...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of granting asylum seekers the right to work in the UK.

      Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2018 to Question 180118 on Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service: Staff, what impact assessments...

      Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2018 to Question 180118 on Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service: Staff, whether his Department...

      UK Border Force: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October to Question 181301 on UK Border Force: Staff, and with reference to the National Audit Office report on...

      UK Border Force: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of (a) the adequacy of the resourcing allocated to Border Force and (b) the effect of the UK leaving the EU on...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to help refugee families reunite in the UK.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the fifty fourth report of the Public Accounts Committee of Session 2013-14 entitled COMPASS: provision of asylum...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has appointed a (a) national recovery champion and (b) steering committee to oversee the implementation of the...

      Police: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page 76 of Budget 2018, what proportion of the additional £160 million funding for counter-terror policing in 2019-20...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the terms of reference for the review of the market for illegal drugs.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Sopra Steria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the addresses are of the new UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service centres to be delivered under the contract with Sopra Steria;...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) permanent residence and (b) settled status will be required to apply for citizenship after the UK leaves the EU.

      National Economic Crime Centre: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional funding he plans to allocate to the National Economic Crime Centre in 2019-20.

      Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Written Statement of 1 November 2018, HCWS1053, on tackling serious and organised crime, what proportion of the...

      Road Traffic Offences: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an estimate of (a) the amount of money raised for the public purse from fees paid by people undertaking speed awareness...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's report entitled Understanding organised crime 2015-16, published in November 2018, what assessment he has...

      Regional Organised Crime Units: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the change in real-terms funding made available to regional organised crime units from their inception to the...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Pay

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

    • Businesses: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on (a) financial and (b) other support for fire-hit businesses in the Sauchiehall...

      City Region Deals: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Glasgow city region deal to date.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Business: Human Rights

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of the human rights due diligence of the businesses that his Department's Prosperity Fund supports.

    • Cabinet Office: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total value is of the payroll commitments of the staff transferred from HMRC to his Department in the last 12 months.

      Cabinet Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many apprentices are employed in his Department.

      Government Departments: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason his Department has not published the data on Cabinet Office prompt payment for (a) the third and second quarter of the 2017-2018...

      Cabinet Office: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department are paid less than £8.75 per hour.

      Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to this Department's press release entitled Government announces major changes to rebuild trust after Carillion, published on 25 June...

      Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many SMEs were awarded government contracts in the 2017-2018 financial year.

      Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of SMEs contracted by central government to provide goods and services pay the living wage.

      Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Crown Commercial Service collects data on the payment practices of SMEs holding contracts with central government.

      Government Digital Service: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2018 to Question 183247 on Government Digital Service: Staff, how many of the 751 people employed by the...

      Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Crown Commercial Service's Transparency data, CCS prompt payment data 2018-19, whether the aggregated totals figure of 196.88 per...

      Government Departments: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's press release of 10 April 2018, New changes to encourage small businesses to apply for government contracts, what...

      Government Departments: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the ability of Government contractors to pay invoices...

      Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of all jobs for which monthly earnings are less than the national average pay the employee (a) weekly, (b) fortnightly, (c) four-weekly...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the total value was of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia in financial year 2017-2018.

    • Foreign Investment in UK: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of foreign direct investment into the East Midlands.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many free trade agreements with third parties the UK is party to as a result of its membership of the EU ; and how many of those...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to publish its data on the gender pay gap for 2017-2018.

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to close the gender pay gap since March 2017.

      Broadband: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had and with whom on superfast broadband in the South West region, and if he will make a statement.

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on mobile roaming charges in...

      National Archives: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff (a) are employed directly by, (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract in the National Archives.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department plans to take to encourage the collection of funds for the benefit of the consolidated fund by the...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what processes exist within the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as regulator for dealing with concerns on the handling...

      Wembley Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had and with whom on the proposed sale of Wembley Stadium since 13 September 2018.

      Broadcasting: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to increase the number of broadcasts which are required to include (a) audio...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2018 to Question 184409, whether a participatory target was set for the cyber skills...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has undertaken an impact assessment of his Department's decision to delay the implementation of a maximum stake on...

  • Prime Minister

    • Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to announcment, Partnering for Prosperity: a new deal for the Cambridge-Milton Keynes–Oxford Arc, published on 29 October 2018, when she plans to...

    • Domestic Visits: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Prime Minister, what plans she has to visit Northern Ireland before Christmas 2018; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycleways: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any interest from (1) local authorities, (2) other public bodies, and (3) private sector organisations in providing funding to a...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the replacement of 98 elected mayors by trustees and the suspension of 259 elected village...

    • Pakistan: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, and intend to make, to the government of Pakistan about (1) the arrest of Gulalai Ismail, and (2) ensuring that human rights...

      Gulalai Ismail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Pakistan to restore the right to travel of Gulalai Ismail who was arrested on her return to Pakistan.

      Victor Mallet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they have received from the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to their representations about the denial of a visa to the...

      Indonesia: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief on his recent trip to Indonesia raised the situation of the non-religious in that...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce any disparity in access to rare disease medicines between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    • Food Standards Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resources available to the Food Standards Agency to prepare for any additional responsibilities it may assume...

      Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: GE Healthcare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 29 October (HL10764), whether they will publish Bradford NHS Trust’s Data Protection Impact...

      Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: GE Healthcare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 29 October (HL10764), whether the collaboration between Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation...

  • Department for Education

    • English Baccalaureate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to introduce to the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) a greater emphasis on STEAM subjects; and what consideration they have given to...

    • Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for providing higher education providers with access to free school meals data at the start of the undergraduate...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they will use to measure the effectiveness of the mechanisms for meeting the new access and participation targets proposed by the Office for Students.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding from the apprenticeship levy was made available to Welsh police forces and the Welsh Government in the last financial year.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Coroners: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to instruct coroners to record whether a victim of suicide had been a serving or former member of the armed forces.

    • Offenders: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people of working age leaving prison obtained employment following release in the last year for which information is available.

      Reoffenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many recorded failures by individuals on release from prison on temporary licence were the result of suspected further offences in (1) 2017, and (2) 2018 to date.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were granted compassionate release from prison on the grounds of ill-health in (1) 2017, and (2) 2018 to date.

      National Tactical Response Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the National Offenders Management Service's National Tactical Response Group was deployed in (1) 2017, and (2) 2018 to date.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Street Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Portas Review on UK high streets.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Surveys

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the most recent armed forces continuous attitude survey, and (2) any dissatisfaction within the Royal Marines revealed...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to publish any equality impact assessment of the managed migration of Universal Credit; and if so, when.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Eggs: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that eggs imported from non-EU countries will be subject to the UK’s high hen welfare standards post-Brexit.

    • Genetically Modified Organisms: Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union on 25 July that gene-edited crops should be subject to the...

      Trees: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need to increase resilience against threats of disease to ash and oak trees in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall; and what plans...

  • Home Office

    • British Nationality: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children have had their applications for British citizenship denied because they failed the good character test in each of the last five years for which...

    • Home Office: Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been allocated to the Home Office by way of Brexit transition finance; and how much of this has been allocated to policing.

      Migrant Camps: Greek Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 23 October (HL10488), what improvements have been made to living conditions in refugee...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of the requirement to pursue claims against public authorities in the...

    • Public Sector: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to public authorities to ensure that suppliers who pursue late payment claims against them are not disadvantaged in future public...

      Census: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the next census in England and Wales will separate Gypsies and Travellers into two categories.

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance, if any, they have given to employees of non-departmental public bodies about their rights to express concerns about the impact of Brexit on their...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to commission a review into the benefit of adopting the recommendations on government procurement made in The Efficiency Review by Sir Philip...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have raised the possibility of the suspension of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia with the government of Saudi Arabia at any time since 2 October 2018.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that mobile phone users are fully aware of the extent to which their data may be harvested and shared by mobile phone...

    • Digital Technology: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to respond to the report by Friends, Family and Travellers, Digital Exclusion in Gypsy and Traveller communities in the United Kingdom,...

      Loneliness: Voluntary Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish further information on the pilot tests for new models of flexible and inclusive volunteering opportunities announced in the Loneliness...

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