Written answers

Monday, 12 November 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Laing O'Rourke

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment has he made of the financial sustainability of Laing O’Rourke and the ability of that company to fulfil its contractual...

    • Roads: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the £420 million announced in Budget 2018 to be provided to councils to fix potholes and carry out other road repairs, how much...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November to Question 185132, Railways: Fares, on what date his Department was first notified of the roll-out.

      Railways: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2018 to Question 178322 on Train Operating Companies: Pay, whether he has asked the Rail Delivery Group to...

      Aerospace Industry and Aviation: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Department for Transport has spent on research and development in (a) aviation and (b) aerospace in (i) 2015, (ii) 2016 and (iii) 2017.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number UK residents who did not take a (a) domestic and (b) international flight in (i) 2015, (ii) 2016 and (iii) 2017.

      Ports: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to ensure that the Red Ensign is flown at British ports after the UK leaves the EU.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) applications it will receive for European Conference of Ministers of Transport multilateral...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2018 to Question 184392, on what date he plans to publish the PwC report on High Speed Two.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the his Department's consultation, E10 petrol, consumer protection and fuel pump labelling, published on 20 July 2018, for what...

      Roads: Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of updating the Highway Code to include the British Horse Society’s advice to...

      Belfast Harbour: 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 Belfast in the last 12 months; when those visits took...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of the merits of allowing the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to sell personal data to third parties;...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much revenue the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency raised from selling personal data to third parties in the last financial year.

      East Coast Railway Line: Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the new Azuma Trains to commence services on the East Coast Main Line Service between London and Doncaster.

      Channel Tunnel: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and which (a) ministers and (b) officials of his Department have visited the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone over the last 12 months; when those...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2018 to Question 164474 on the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme, what discussions...

    • Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the annual surpluses to Government from the Mineworkers Pension Fund in each year since 1994.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what research the Government has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned on fracking and subsidence in former coal mining areas.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of using the kWh/m2/year rating as the principle energy...

      British Petroleum: Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the decision to permit the development of the Alligin oil field by BP was taken by (a) the Oil and Gas...

      Fireworks: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on the effect of fireworks on pets.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to incorporate (a) big society and (b) civic society considerations into its policy...

      INEOS: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support the Government plans to provide to Ineos for choosing the South Tees Development Corporation site as the...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of manufacturing companies that have (a) shortened their supply...

      Iron and Steel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect the US Steel tariffs have had on the UK steel sector since they came into place.

      Commonwealth: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding the Government plans to allocate to research to help Commonwealth countries prevent plastic waste from...

      Fireworks: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to introduce graphic warnings on fireworks packaging.

      Fireworks: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure young children are protected from firework-related injuries.

      Iron and Steel: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of providing support to to steel companies for the...

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what comparative assessment his Department has made of geological activity in Fylde (a) since the commencement of...

      Fireworks: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to amend the regulations on the sale or use of fireworks (a) to reduce the maximum decibel...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to Answer of 1 November 2018 to Question 182295 on Renewable energy: feed-in tariffs, what estimate he has...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in the (a) HM Land Registry, (b) Ofgem, (c)...

      Climate Change: National Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of climate change on GDP in the next four decades.

      Post Offices: Acton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on (a) the average weekly number of customers and (b) revenue generated at Acton...

      Energy: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many private rented homes require additional energy efficiency installations costing between £2,500 and...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of UK energy consumption is provided by (a) onshore and (b) offshore wind farms.

      Renewable Energy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to transpose the provisions of the EU Renewable Energy Directive II into UK law when the UK leaves...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Jeremy Corbyn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential implications for democracy in the UK of the US imposing sanctions on...

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Myanmar authorities on the Rohingya crisis.

      Jair Bolsonaro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the safety implications for (a) women, (b) LGBTQ and (c) black and minority ethnic people...

      Jair Bolsonaro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of potential risks to (a) democratic institutions, (b) the rule of law, (c) freedom of the press...

      Brazil: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the plans of the President-Elect of Brazil to move that country's...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much money his Department has allocated to tackle sexual violence in conflict since 2010.

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle conflict-related sexual violence.

      Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in securing support for a Marine Protected Area in the Weddell Sea.

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, (a) how much and (b) what proportion of the UK's maritime estate including the Overseas Territories is planned to be covered by...

      United Arab Emirates: Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November to Question 183261 on United Arab Emirates: Official Visits, whether a (a) private...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the sustainability of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran.

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in the north of Nigeria; and if he will make a statement.

      Cuba: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his counterparts in the US Administration on the US trade embargo of Cuba.

      Papua: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether officials in (a) his Department and (b) the Indonesian Embassy have met the non-governmental organizations (i) Tapol...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to table a resolution calling for (a) a humanitarian ceasefire and (b) the safe passage of food and other aid...

      USA: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his US counterpart on President Trump’s proposed authorisation of the use of live...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the governments of (a) Bangladesh and (b) Myanmar on agreement between those...

      Syria: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of (a) the Syrian democratic forces and (b) his counterparts in neighbouring...

      Syria: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on reports of recent heavy weaponry attacks by that country on...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of strengthening the consolidated criteria for the sale of arms products by...

      Syria: Abduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information her Department holds on the organisations responsible for the kidnap for ransom of (a) aid workers and (b)...

      Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government’s priorities have been for the 51st session of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation, held...

      Ali Salman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 152848 on Ali Salman, what assessment his Department has made of potential...

      Ali Salman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the validity of the reported statement by the Government of Qatar denying...

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Venezuela in respect of the killing of and assaults made...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October to Written Question 179070 on Trade Agreements, if he will publish the international treaties...

    • British Nationals Abroad and EU Nationals: Social Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of whether the Withdrawal Agreement maintains the (a) healthcare, (b) welfare, (c) pension and (d) other...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Facebook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the cost to the public purse was of his Department's Facebook adverts entitled road to brexit since 23 June 2016; whether those...

      Government Departments: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November to Question 185803 on Government Departments: Disclosure of Information, for what reasons the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to ratify and implement the Council of Europe Convention against trafficking in human organs signed on 23 March...

    • Mental Illness: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2018 to Question 182850 on Mental Illness: Parents, whether his Department has made an assessment of...

      Tobacco: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to introduce licensing laws for the sale of tobacco in England.

      Smoking: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the statistics from the Smoking Data Guide, published by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council's research and business...

      NHS: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle allegations of bullying and harassment of staff in the NHS and if he will make a statement.

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 4.12 the UK Rare Diseases Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of whether the National Institute...

      Health Services: Chelmsford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2018 to Question 183583 on Health Service: Prisons, whether the Under-Secretary of State for Health...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled Fair funding for mental health: Putting parity into practice, published by the Institute for Public...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many adult (a) male and (b) female inpatient facilities are available for the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa,...

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the announcement in Budget 2018, what his Department's timescale is for implementing school-based mental health support...

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the number of additional (a) child and adolescent psychiatrists, (b) psychotherapists and (c) mental...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 5.10 of the Budget 2018 Red Book, what the (a) composition and (b) structure will be of the children and...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contingency planning has been undertaken by his Department to ensure the maintenance of reciprocal health care arrangements between...

      Prisons: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prisons have (a) healthcare and (b) drug rehabilitation and care services provided by private healthcare providers.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that Primary Care practices have the ability to submit securely information on patients that have been...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the public consultation on Healthy Start vouchers.

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on including age as a criterion for decisions on health funding.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to accept all of the recommendations in the independent Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman report,...

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of premature births in (a) England, (b) London and (c) the London Borough of Lewisham...

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made any recent estimate of the average amount of time premature babies spend in neonatal units.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to extend the expiration date of medicines to reduce waste; and if he will make a statement.

      Knee Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of elective knee replacement surgery has been outsourced to the private sector in the last three years.

      General Practitioners: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the role of nurse practitioners in filling shortages of General Practitioners.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps through the new long-term NHS plan to (a) support people throughout and (b) improve their experience of (i)...

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS Doctors receive adequate training on learning disabilities.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the decision on the future of the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey in relation to the National Data...

      Nurses: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of student nurses experiencing financial hardship as a result of travel costs...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many flu vaccines were distributed free of charge to (a) 65-year-olds and over and (b) at-risk groups in the last five years; and how...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of funding for (a) Sure Start centres, (b) youth centres and (c) other...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS staff who work in (a) adult and (b) child and adolescent mental health services have cited stress as the reason for taking...

  • Department for International Development

    • South Sudan: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 176532 on South Sudan: sexual offences, what steps her Department is taking to...

    • Overseas Aid: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has allocated from its international aid budget to protecting children from violence in each of the last ten...

      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 assessment she has made of...

      Venezuela: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to countries neighbouring Venezuela that are hosting refugees from that country.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the block allocation for individual maintained schools and academies for 2018-19.

    • Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans next to increase the national funding rate for sixth form students.

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to increase the national funding rate for sixth form students.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department provides for unaccompanied child refugees when they arrive in the UK.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support he has made available to schools for the commemoration of the centenary of Armistice Day.

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools on the amount of financial education that should be provided to students.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reinstating the Commissioning Support Programme; and whether his Department plans to develop...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of (a) the effectiveness of the team around the child approach in children’s services provision and (b) whether that...

      Schools: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the announcement in Budget 2018, how much of the £400 million capital payment to schools will be allocated to schools in (a)...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many unqualified teachers work in schools in (a) Dulwich and West Norwood, (b) London and (c) England.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of teaching staff are unqualified in (a) maintained state, (b) academy and (c) free schools.

      Teachers: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students in London schools have been taught by unqualified teachers in each year since 2012.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made in producing a unified framework of employability skills as agreed to in the Government’s response to the Taylor...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support the 17 universities with a decline in student numbers of more than 10 per cent since 2012.

      Confederation of British Industry: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his officials have had with the CBI on the content of that organisation's education and skills annual report published this month.

      Pupil Exclusions: Hyperactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children with ADHD that have been excluded from school in the last 12 months.

      Universities: Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to reports in the i newspaper of 1 November 2018 that three universities are on the brink of bankruptcy, what recent discussions (a) he...

      Foreign Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many British students have left the country to study at universities in (a) the EU and (b) the rest of the world in each of the last 10 years; and...

      Primary Education: National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of SATs testing in primary schools on the mental health and well being of children.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of children in each local authority that are in the lowest 20 percent for attainment...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with the Chief Inspector of OFSTED on the financial sustainability of the further...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to respond to the recommendations of the project on flexible learning published by the CBI and Universities UK on 26 October 2018.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • G4S: Public and Commercial Services Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the decision by G4S to refuse to recognise the PCS Union on the terms and conditions of...

    • Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the number of closed-contact visits in prisons to prevent smuggling.

      Criminal Cases Review Commission: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of applicants to the Criminal Cases Review Commission have had legal representation to assist them with their applications in each year...

      Ministry of Justice: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total additional funding allocated to his Department for capital expenditure in Budget 2018 was.

      Women's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number places in residential women's centres that were funded by the Government in each year since 2010.

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Secretary of State launches dedicated strategy to 'break the cycle' of female offending,...

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of women who do not disclose that they have a dependant child before they receive a custodial sentence.

      Criminal Cases Review Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests made under section 17 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1995 by the Criminal Cases Review Commission were refused by each category of public...

      Criminal Cases Review Commission: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of applicants to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) have met in person with CCRC caseworkers in each year since 2010.

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on consultancy fees in relation to the UK leaving the EU since July 2016.

      Ministry of Justice: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November to Question 183252 on Ministry of Justice: ICT, what estimate he has made of the cost the full delivery of the...

      Ministry of Justice: Buildings

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

      Women's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will publish its map of women's centres and rape crisis centres.

      Women's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what resources his Department has allocated to fund (a) magistrates and (b) judges visiting women's centres since 2010.

      Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions the illegal use of drones in the vicinity of the prison estate has resulted in convictions in each of the last three years.

      Young Offenders: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children under the age of 15 were convicted in youth courts in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people (a) currently and (b) previously working on developing the Common Platform Programme have had past employment with Agilesphere.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful applications for exceptional case funding were made in relation to an application for refugee family reunion in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing providing legal aid support to potentially trafficked people to ensure that they are...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative assessment he has made of the average amount of time taken for (a) probation officers and (b) other public sector employees to reach...

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the allocation of funds to the probation service since the probation service was combined...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful applications for exceptional case funding were made in relation to an application for refugee family reunion in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Animal Welfare: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) proceeded against and (b) convicted of an offence under Section 8 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in each police force area in...

      Dog Fighting: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) proceeded against under and (b) convicted of dog fighting offences in each of the last two years.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful applications for exceptional case funding were made in relation to an application for refugee family reunion in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department made prior to enactment of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 of the annual number of cases...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what was the total (a) expenditure (b) number of cases granted under exceptional case funding in each year following the Legal Aid, Sentencing and...

      Prisons: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October to Question 183925 and with reference to the announcement of 22 April, by what date his Department expects to have...

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October to Question 183925, what steps his Department is taking to improve support for prisoners in the early days in custody.

      Special Educational Needs: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) number and (b) outcome of appeals against decisions by local authorities on special educational needs, and their preceding education health...

      Legal Costs: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the ability of sponsors to meet legal costs related to applications for refugee family reunion.

      Social Security Benefits: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment support allowance assessment appeals were successful in Leeds in the last 12...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for legal aid in criminal cases were refused in each of the last five years.

      Law Centres: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many law centres have offered legal aid in each region in each year since 2010.

  • Department for International Trade

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Infrastructure Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on grant funding for infrastructure associated with housing developments in each...

    • Parks: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding will be allocated to the second round of pocket parks; and if any of those parks will be located in...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on consultancy fees in relation to the UK leaving the EU since July 2016.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Talk Money Week

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of Talk Money Week.

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what scientific research underpins the Government's current policy on the granting of planning permission for onshore...

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how his Department determines funding allocation levels for integration initiatives within communities.

      Housing: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 4.56 of the Budget 2018 Red Book, what estimate he has made of the number of new homes...

      Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to protect young people who have suffered domestic violence and are homeless.

      Social Rented Housing: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has plans to improve the quality of social housing in the East Midlands.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of (a) schools, (b) hospitals and (c) care homes that are (i) clad...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's Advice Note 19, Advice for owners of buildings which include spandrel panels/...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's Advice Note 19, Advice for owners of buildings which include spandrel panels/...

      Council Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2018 to Question 186188 on Housing Revenue Account, how many units would have...

      Housing: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to make an announcement on the proposed Milton Keynes housing deal.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the (a) project specification of the work and (b) any completed outputs arising from the...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the estimated number of leasehold dwellings by tenure in each region of England.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's Advice Note 19, Advice for building owners on spandrel panels-window panels-infill...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what comparative assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of Government funding for local authorities...

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his oral contribution of 5 November 2018, Official Report column 1229, what guidance he has issued to...

      Sleeping Rough: Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information he holds on the number of hostel beds which have been available to tackle rough sleeping in each year...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many help to buy equity loans have been made since the start of that scheme; and of those loans what proportion...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2018 to Question 907182 on Defence: Scotland, if he will estimate the total defence spending by (a) current and (b)...

    • Defence Equipment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2018 to Question 907182 on Defence: Scotland, how much of the £1.592 billion of his Department's expenditure...

      Navy: Minesweepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the Royal Navy’s autonomous mine warfare capabilities.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to support the (a) National Army Museum, (b) National Museum of the Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force Museum to...

      Shipping: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's latest timetables are for the orders of (a) Type 31e (first batch), and (b) Fleet Solid Support vessels.

      Defence: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which companies will be attending the Defence Procurement, Research, Technology and Exportability 2019 event in Cardiff on 28 March 2019.

      Weeton Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department is making on plans to redevelop Weeton Barracks into HQ North West by 2022 as part of the 2016 Strategic Defence Estate...

      Defence Equipment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Ministerial Statement of 5 November 2018, HCWS1064 on the Defence Equipment Plan, what proportion of the allocated budget...

      Defence Equipment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 3.14 on page 34 of the 5 November 2018 National Audit Office Report on the Equipment Plan 2018 to 2028, HC1621, on which...

      Defence Equipment: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 14 of the National Audit Office Report, the Equipment Plan 2018 to 2028, HC1621, published on 5 November 2018, what steps he...

      United Arab Emirates: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance his Department has provided to the Government of the United Arab Emirates on counter terrorism in Yemen in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the level of successful collections of child maintenance for (a) employed payees and (b) self...

    • Employment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to close the autism employment gap.

      Work and Health Programme: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Health and Work Programme for autistic people.

      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...

      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 have (i) been reassessed from...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the taper that is applied to wages is not applied to pensions in relation to universal credit.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2018 to Question 185131 on Independent Case Examiner, if she will publish that same information for...

      Personal Independence Payment: Myotonic Dystrophy

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

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will set out the timeframe for implementing her Department's response to the court judgement of June 2018 on the payment of Severe...

      Disability: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the White Paper, Improving Lives published in November 2017, when the funding for Jobcentre Plus Community Partners and...

      Disability: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to undertake an assessment of the adequacy of the Jobcentre Plus Personalised Support Package for disabled people.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the meetings held by her Department (a) trades unions and (b) the Trade Union Congress on the managed migration of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to reply to the letter of 4 October 2018 from the hon. Member for Delyn on statutory maternity pay and maternity allowance.

      Pensions Regulator: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to enhance the moral hazard powers of the Pensions Regulator.

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on proposed verification and security measures for individual users of the proposed Pensions Dashboard.

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the participation of pension schemes in the Pensions Dashboard will be compulsory.

      Housing Benefit: North Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer of 5 November to Question 907432, how much discretionary housing payment was (a) awarded to and (b) spent by North...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many two week run-on payments for (a) job seekers allowance and (b) employment support allowance will claimants being migrated to...

      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 are paid every (a) four weeks, (b) two weeks and (c) every week.

      Social Security Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with cystic fibrosis have qualified for (a) personal independence payments and (b) disability living allowance in each of the...

      Bereavement Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on the payment of bereavement benefits for unmarried partners with children.

      Disability: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Table A08 of the recent Labour Market Bulletin published by the Office for National Statistics, what assessment she has made...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with representatives of staff working in job centres and service centres on difficulties experienced by such...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what process is used by her Department to estimate the (a) average call duration and (b) amount of calls taken by case managers working on...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of case managers working on universal credit who are seconded to the national telephony...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Cats and Dogs: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to close the legal loophole that allows human consumption of dog and cat meat in the UK.

    • Food: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the food and farming sector has sufficient access to labour in order to...

      Food: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on the development of the infrastructure requirements for customs and veterinary border...

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the sustainability of the livestock farming sector when the UK leaves the EU.

      Game

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on game meat producers of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Animals: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the uninterrupted supply of veterinary vaccines in the event of the UK leaving...

      Veterinary Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which farming sectors his Department has identified as most at risk from a potential shortage of veterinary medicines in the...

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that policy to improve the health of livestock is a) included in the Agriculture Bill, and...

      Fracking: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to monitor emissions from shale gas sites once they have been decommissioned.

      Fracking: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential air quality effects of shale gas extraction since the completion of...

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the waste water disposal system at the Preston New Road Shale Gas...

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Environment Agency has made of the level of compliance by Cuadrilla Resources with relevant...

      Food: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of climate change on the capacity for an increase in domestic food...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information he holds on the energy efficiency rating of buildings used by his Department.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce fly-tipping; and if he will make a statement.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department spent on biodiversity conservation in (a) England and (b) the UK Overseas Territories in each of the...

      Birds of Prey: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on vicarious liability for crimes against birds of prey.

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to contact an applicant's landlord to terminate a rental agreement in the event that an application for (a)...

    • Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government will place the (a) asylum accommodation and support services contract, (b) advice, issue, reporting and eligibility...

      Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Serious and Organised Crime Strategy, published on 1 November 2018, when he plans to bring forward proposals for a new...

      National Crime Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the workforce size of the National Crime Agency in Northern Ireland is expected to change in the next six months.

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department taking to ensure that the agri-food sector is able to access non-UK seasonal workers after the UK leaves the EU.

      Entry Clearances: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the re-introduction of a Tier 3 visa category to support domestic food and meat...

      Home Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November to Question 183259 on Home Office: ICT, what the annual salary cost to his Department is of those 360...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of UK residents without a valid passport.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of lengthening the period that a funding settlement covers for (a) local policing...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his speech to the APCC and NPCC joint summit 2018, published on gov.uk on 31 October 2018, what meetings he has held with...

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his statement of 31 October 2018 to the APCC and NPCC joint summit that there needs to be more of an emphasis on crime...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much it will cost to users to use the enhanced user-pay service in 50 local libraries as part of the new UK Visa and Citizenship...

      Fires: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many school fires involving combustible (a) cladding and (b) insulation have taken place in each year since 2010.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the total staff hours it will take to process all of the applications for settled status from EU...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department is planning for an increase in enforcement activity against EU citizens after the UK leaves the EU.

      Metropolitan Police: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the use by the Metropolitan police of the Self Evident app is being discontinued; and if he will make a statement.

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Surinder Singh route for spouses and families of British citizens will apply to returning UK citizens from an EU member state...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Question 177354 which was asked on 9 October 2018, when his Department plans to answer that question; and for what reason that...

      Interpol: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will support the granting of observer status to Taiwan at the 87th Interpol General Assembly in Dubai from 18 to 21 November 2018.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the advice used to inform his Department on the requirements that (a) the decision to prescribe medicinal cannabis...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how he plans to manage the difference in status between EU citizens who arrive in the UK pre-March 2019 and have a right to work and those...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a person will be refused settled status on grounds of suitability if they (a) have criminal convictions (b) are the subject of an...

      Immigrants: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of modern slavery received a positive conclusive grounds decision but then did not receive discretionary leave to remain or...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department has spent on consultancy fees in relation to the UK leaving the EU since July 2016.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Sikhs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the judgment of Mandla (Sewa Singh) and another v Dowell Lee and others [1983] 2 AC 548, which Government Departments and agencies...

    • Government Departments: Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what has been the cost to the public purse of the common technology services programme; and what progress has been made on the implementation of that...

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) timetable, (b) cost and (c) estimated savings are for the Foxhound IT programme.

      Public Sector: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of the Public Services Network; and what estimate he has made of the savings to be accrued to the public...

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many data breaches were reported by each Government department to the Government Security Group in each of the last four years.

      Intelligence Services: Detainees

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October to Question 175797, what the timeframe for its response to the Intelligence and Security Committee's reports on...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies: Working Hours

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in the (a) Crown Commercial Service, (b) Government Property Agency and (c) Civil...

      Rendition and Torture: Inquiries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the June 2018 report of the Intelligence and Security Committee on rendition and torture, what progress has been made on restarting a...

      Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Government departments are using a protective domain name system.

  • Treasury

    • Universities: Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, where the new University Enterprise Zones announced in Budget 2018 will be; and by what process that decision was reached.

    • Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent on consultancy fees relating to the UK leaving the EU since July 2016.

      Infrastructure: Clacton

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taking to invest in infrastructure in the Clacton region.

      Locums: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the effect on locum doctors and nurses of the 2019 loan charge for disguised remuneration schemes.

      Press and Publications: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take following the passage of EU Directive 2006/112/EC on the rates of value added tax applied to books, newspapers and periodicals.

      Digital Technology: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that that the new Digital Services Tax announced Budget 2018 does not disproportionately affect small digital...

      Bank Notes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of England on the person who will be represented on the new £50 note.

      Gaming Machines: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the money to be accrued to the public purse in tax from the profits made by gambling companies from fixed odds betting...

      Gaming Machines: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department conducted impact assessments on levels of taxation of different implementation dates for reducing the maximum stakes on fixed odds...

      Minimum Wage: Fines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of fine was for each successful prosecution of an employer paying an employee less than the minimum wage in the last 12 months.

      Mortgages: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the EU Mortgage Credit Directive on access to lower mortgage rates.

      Telecommunications: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2018 to Question 184372 on Optical Fibres: Non-domestic Rates, what estimate his Department has made of the income for...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.60 of the Budget 2018 Red Book, whether the funding for state-funded schools to cover pension costs will be allocated from...

      Electronic Funds Transfer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the feasibility of establishing an alternative mechanism for money transfers autonomous from...

      Air Ambulance Services: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference paragraph 5.11 of Budget 2018 Red Book, how much and what proportion of the additional funding for air ambulance services will be allocated...

      Private Rented Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on low-income tenants of landlords adjust their rental prices in relation to section 24 of...

      Sanctions and Anti-money Laundering Act 2018

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the money which will accrue to the public purse as a result of the coming into force of the Sanctions and Anti-Money...

      Private Finance Initiative: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2018 to Question 129135 on Private Finance Initiative: Taxation, if he will publish the (a) legal and (b) technical...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2018 to Question 185543 on Defence finance, whether the reprofiling of the Dreadnought programme bringing forward...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2018 to Question 185543 on Defence: finance, if the Secretary of State for Defence decides to spend all or part of the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the successful bids to the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund for each region.

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the implementation of the Creative Industries Sector Deal.

      Musicians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what initiatives his Department is promoting to help ensure that (a) UK musicians are able to perform in the EU and (b) EU...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the target for a nationwide full-fibre broadband network by 2033.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which gambling companies he has held meetings with since he took up his current office.

      Internet: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2018 to Question 180309 on Internet: Security, what his Department's definition is of...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much her Department has spent on consultancy fees in relation to the UK leaving the EU since July 2016.

    • Waste Disposal: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her Answer of 5 November 2018 to Question 185592 on Waste Disposal: Northern Ireland, what guidance she plans to issue to the...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Working Hours

      To ask the Attorney General, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in the (a) Serious Fraud Office, (b) Government Legal Department, (c) Crown Prosecution Service and...

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 24 October (HL10536), whether they plan to reduce the time by which local authorities should achieve...

    • Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the shortlisted submission made by Moxon Architects with Mott MacDonald to the RIBA aesthetic overhead line structures...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 24 October (HL10536), what proportion of NO2 exceedance in NOX targets is attributed to buses as...

      Road Traffic

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 24 October (HL10536), what plans they have to deal with increasing levels of pollution and disrupted public...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) investing in improving rail connectivity between northern cities, and (2) the economic benefits of such investment compared...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 17 May (HL7494), how many stations to be serviced by Crossrail 1 trains have station platform heights of...

      Official Cars: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of their central car fleet is zero-emission capable; and whether they are on target to hit their ambition of 25 per cent of their...

      Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Baroness Sugg on 29 October (HL Deb, col 1119) that "we are working closely with Transport for the North to help transform the...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the development funding to be made available for Northern Powerhouse Rail announced in the Budget is additional to that which is already being spent...

      Channel Crossing: Shipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have consulted the road logistics and shipping industry on any contingency plans for cross channel shipping in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

      Channel Crossing: Shipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capacity of alternative UK ports to accommodate traffic currently carried through Dover in their contingency plans for cross...

      Channel Crossing: Shipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of UK lorry drivers available for the onward transport of goods arriving at UK ports in their contingency plans for...

      Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 29 October (HL10683), what representations they are making to the Office of Rail and Road, as part of the...

      East-West Rail Link

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 22 October (HL10506), why work to assess the contribution of the East West Rail programme to both regional...

      Railways: Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 23 October (HL10503), what new flood resilience schemes are planned in (1) Somerset, (2) Devon, and (3)...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 29 October, on what date the Secretary of State was first made aware, either formally or informally, that the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported conclusion by the Advertising Standards Authority that energy companies will pass on the costs of smart meters to...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to the provision of additional resources to local authorities for specialist support for children with special educational needs...

    • Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the number of children entering local authority care is increasing; what assessment they have made of the causes of any such increase; and what steps they...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings in the advance pre-publication draft report by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Is Britain Fairer?,...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage more men to train and take up roles in early years education.

      Nurseries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are putting in place to ensure sufficient supply of nursery places for families living in rural and coastal areas.

      Pre-school Education: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to introduce the early years apprenticeship standard.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the minimum buy of Sea Lightning (F35B) aircraft to ensure the ability to deploy two carriers with the planned 35 jets on each carrier in a national emergency.

    • Military Decorations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 15 October (HL10447 and HL10448), when the decision was made to rescind the written confirmation given in 1998 to...

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact the planned reduction of the Astute submarine fleet will have on the UK’s broad strategic defence goals after Brexit.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 23 October (HL10674), whether they include in supplier contracts a specific requirement that they do...

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 31 October (HL10751), what assessment they have made of the obligations on (1) employers, and (2)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to extend the deadline to their consultation on the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board to allow for more submissions.

    • Seafood: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend seafood products from Norway, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands to be exempt from physical checks at UK borders following Brexit.

      Food: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the UK total food import expenditure is made up of items (1) finished in the EU, and (2) part-finished in the EU, which could be finished in the UK.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what acreage of land in England is owned by conservation bodies; and which bodies own such acreage.

      Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 22 October (HL10505), who is responsible for the coordination of the various bodies listed as...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the progress made to date in combatting fly tipping.

  • Home Office

    • Bank Services: Hacking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hacking offences pertaining to customers’ bank accounts have been resolved in each of the past three financial years; in how many cases hackers were...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the regulatory systems of the remaining EU member states and the UK remain aligned post-Brexit, in particular...

    • EU Institutions: Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to relevant authorities to encourage them to review the level of allowances for (1) Members of the European Parliament, and (2)...

      EU Institutions: Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to relevant authorities to encourage them to reform the requirements for disclosure of expenditure of allowances by...

      European Parliament Members: Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the ruling of the General Court of the European Court of Justice in September which confirmed the European...

      Brexit: Statutory Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many statutory instruments they expect to lay before Parliament to address any gaps in the statute book arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU; and...

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services: Hacking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money UK banks have reported as having been stolen from customer accounts through hacking in each of the last three financial years.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones: Iford

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any information from O2 as to when they will improve the mobile telephony in the village of Iford in East Sussex.

    • Public Sector: Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 29 October (HL10726), whether they will now answer the question originally put, namely, what independent...

      Broadband: Compton Bassett

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the installation of superfast broadband in Compton Bassett was stopped; when they expect the remaining properties to receive superfast broadband connectivity;...

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