Written answers

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling and Walking: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Birmingham City Council is planned to receive any funding from central government to implement the measures in the Local Cycling and Walking...

    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of additional full-time equivalent permanent members of staff that will need to be employed by the...

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the capital contribution required by his Department to ensure the delivery of (a) southern rail access and (b) western...

      Heathrow Airport: Air Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) air pollution, (b) noise pollution and (c) congestion of lifting the air traffic movement cap at...

      Heathrow Airport: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that expansion at Heathrow airport is compatible with legal air quality limits.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received assurances from Heathrow Airport that there are no plans to increase landing charges; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Transport: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's definition is of private finance in relation to infrastructure projects.

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to introduce mandatory disability awareness training for all taxi and minicab drivers.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support individual regions of the UK maximise opportunities in world markets once the UK...

    • Musicians: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of leaving the Digital Single Market on the royalties earned in EU countries by UK...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the the use of torture in that...

    • Tanzania: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to protest the Tanzanian government’s recent steps against gay citizens; and if he will make...

      Charles Wesco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the circumstances surrounding the death of United States missionary, Charles Wesco, in the town...

      Cameroon: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Cameroon on the detention without charge of journalists Elvis McCarthy,...

      Tanzania: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of charges of sedition against former members of the Government of Tanzania on the...

      Tanzania: LBGT People and Political Parties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Government of Tanzania on the level of the threat to (a) the LGBT...

      China: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will request from his EU and US counterparts the evidence that led to their respective parliaments passing resolutions to...

      Tanzania: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the validity of the grounds for the detention of the Tanzanian MP Zitto Kabwe by that...

      Tanzania: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the prospects for fair and impartial trials of members of the Tanzanian parliament facing...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Pakistani counterpart on religious freedom in that country since the Pakistani Supreme...

      Sudan: Military Attachés

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November Question 185485 on Sudan: Military Attachés, whether the UK military attaché has...

      United Arab Emirates: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made with his Emirati counterpart on the recent allegations of systematic torture and abuse of...

      Seabed: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will provide the names of the four independent experts the Government has appointed to advise on deep sea mining.

      Tanzania: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Government of Tanzania on LGBT rights in that country.

      Yemen: UN Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, further to the Answer of 10 July 2018 to Question 160081 on Yemen: UN Security Council, what recent steps his Department is...

      Cameroon: 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 Cameroon, and if he will make a statement.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether officials in his Department have had discussions with the Scottish Government on the (a) Patient and Clinician Engagement system,...

    • Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help prevent cases of secondary breast cancer.

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of cancer clinical nurse specialists in (a) England , (b) London and (c) the London...

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in England have been referred for BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing in each year since 2013-14.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of Clinical Commissioning Groups fund family history clinics.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to prevent patients from gaining commercially from prescriptions.

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the provision of respiratory physiotherapy for (a) children and (b) adults...

      Charles Bonnet Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2017 to Question 119869 on Charles Bonnet Syndrome, what estimate his Department has made of the...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the average number of colonoscopy procedures conducted by an endoscopist each year; and whether...

      Pathology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made of the provision of histopathologists to meet future demand.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the ability of the NHS long-term plan to (a) tackle the evolving challenges of cancer and (b) ensure that...

      Patients: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has provided to Clinical Commissioning Groups on charging for letters which patients require in order to...

      GP Surgeries: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the alleged practice of GP surgeries receiving payments for so-called ghost patients still registered...

      NHS: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much has been spent by (a) Health Education England and (b) Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust on (i) legal fees and (ii) other costs...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether provisions will be made for sleep-in shift payments in the upcoming green paper on social care.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is reduce the number of working days lost as a result of musculoskeletal disorders; and if he will make a statement.

      Ovarian Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer to improve early detection.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of stroke survivors are given a rehabilitation assessment before they are discharged; what steps he is taking to ensure...

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to monitor how effectively (a) sustainability and transformation partnerships, (b) integrated care...

      NHS Foundation Trusts: Debts

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

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce levels of tooth decay in children in regions in which such decay is significantly above the national...

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what portion of the public health budget has been allocated to paediatric dentistry in each of the last five years.

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the government has made of the effect of the (a) sugar tax and (b) ban on energy drinks for people under the age of 16 on...

      AAT Deficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of treatments available through the NHS for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether UK official development assistance supports the work of agencies cited for human rights abuses in the October 2018 Human...

    • Department for International Development: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her Department and (ii) the Government Equalities Office in...

      G7: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to encourage other G7 countries to meet the 0.7 per cent of gross national income target on aid.

      Yemen: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate she has made of the number of internally displaced persons in Yemen; and if she will make a statement.

      Yemen: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help safeguard the 300,000 civilians trapped in Hodeidah, Yemen.

  • Department for Education

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the letter of 12 September 2018 from the hon. Member for Croydon North on Chestnut Park Primary School and the early...

    • Basic Skills: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to conduct a further Skill for Life Survey which was last carried out in 2011.

      Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to improve adult literacy rates.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's policy is on the collection of payments for (a) ordinary student loans and (b) student maintenance loans from recipients of...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many approved childcare providers were located in Wolverhampton North East constituency in each of the last seven years for which data are available.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many approved childcare providers currently offer 30 hours of free childcare a week in Wolverhampton North East constituency.

      Migrant Workers: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2018 to Question 185043, for what reasons the income from the Immigration Skills Charge was not presented to...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of children excluded from school; and if he will make a statement.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received on giving exclusion review panels the right to reinstate pupils in schools; and and if he will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish (a) the change in his Department's budget in real terms in each year since 2010; and what the projected change will be in real terms...

    • Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Ministry of Justice secures extra £52 million for targeted expenditure, published on 30...

      Prisons: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October to Question 182159 on Prisons: Sexual Offences, what support his Department provides to prisoners who report sexual...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of support for the Civil Legal Advice housing and debt telephone service in order to ensure continued...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time was for (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment support allowance appeal hearings in the last 12 months for...

      Employment Tribunal Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the number of claims made to the Employment Tribunal was by region in the 12 months to (a) 1 August 2013 and (b) 1 August 2017.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were sentenced to prison for less than (a) three months and (b) six months for each Home Office offence code in 2017.

      Ministry of Justice: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many employees of his Department earn less than the Living Wage as increased by the Living Wage Foundation on 5 November 2018.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent progress has been made on securing UK participation in the plurilateral Government Procurement Agreement.

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how the status of women and the promotion of women’s rights are planned to be factored into the UK's Economic Partnership Agreements.

      Trade Agreements: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress he has made in transitioning the EU trade agreement with CARIFORUM; and whether he has received representations for changes to...

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether staff (a) in positions related to his Department in overseas missions have been made redundant and (b) in his Department have been...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the budget was for the Government's Trade Commissioners in each of the last two years, what the actual spend was in each of those...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department has collected as part of the Rough Sleeping Initiative.

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the answer of 5 November 2018 to question 186185 on Affordable Housing, whether Homes England has been...

      Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) due diligence was undertaken on and (b) assessment was made of the pronouncements on equality and diversity...

      Fireworks: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of (a) people and (b) animals injured in incidents involving...

      Landlords: Wolverhampton North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many landlords who own properties in Wolverhampton North East constituency are on the Government's register of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions Army bomb disposal teams were called out between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2014 as a result of (a) viable and (b) hoax devices.

    • Defence Equipment: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the (a) Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft programme (b) Apache capability sustainment programme and (c) Type 26 frigate programme have realised...

      Physiotherapy: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to increase the pay of civilian physiotherapists employed by his Department in line with the enhanced terms being...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Inverclyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants in Inverclyde were in receipt of severe disability premium before transferring to universal credit.

    • Dichloromethane: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential dangers associated with the use of the chemical Dichloromethane in the workplace.

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis who were previously in receipt of disability living allowance and have undergone a reassessment for...

      Universal Credit: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time was for payment of universal credit for a claimant diagnosed with terminal cancer and a prognosis of less than...

      HSBC: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received on the HSBC Midland Bank pension clawback; and if she will make a statement.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has issued to decision makers on closing claims for universal credit for non-attendance at appointments in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the guidance his Department has issued to jobcentre staff on the (a) evidence requirements for verifying capital for...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have moved on to universal credit during the natural migration phase without having a specific change of circumstance that...

      Social Security Benefits: Epilepsy

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

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Government Departments: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the long-term plans of each Department are able to react to the effects...

    • Squirrels: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase the red squirrel population over the next five years.

      Beef: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will hold discussions with the US Administration on the importation of American hormone-free beef products for when...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November to Questions 185481 and 185482 on Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria, what criteria Natural...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November to Question 185483 on Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria, how many of the 14 County Parish...

      Air Pollution: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding his Department has allocated to projects to reduce children’s exposure to air pollution.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to (a) the Asylum Migration and Integration Fund and (b) other sources of funding available to his Department, what recent...

    • Passports: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people living in Northern Ireland who were born in the Irish Republic after 1948 have been unable to obtain a UK passport.

      Immigration: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the review into the use of paragraph 322(5) to refuse applications for leave to remain is planned to be completed.

      Drug Dealing Telecommunications Restriction Orders Regulations 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has published any technical guidance on the scope of the Drug Dealing Telecommunications Restriction Orders...

      Crime: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 170665 on crime: social media, if he will publish a list of all the participating...

      Asylum: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the (a) Asylum Accommodation and Support Services contract (AASC) and (b) Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility (AIRE) contract...

      West Midlands Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the pension liabilities of West Midlands Police; what plans he has to provide West Midlands police with...

      Cheshire Constabulary: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) other staff have been employed by Cheshire Police in (a) each year since 2010 and (b) the latest period...

      Cheshire Constabulary: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much grant was allocated to Cheshire Police in each year since 2010 in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms with the figures adjusted to...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to recommendations outlined in the Electoral Commission's statutory evaluation of the 2018 voter ID pilot schemes, what guidance the...

    • Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

      What plans he has to change the time limit on the entitlement of UK citizens living overseas to register to vote in UK parliamentary elections.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      Whether the Government plans to undertake additional voter ID pilots; and if he will make a statement.

      Prison Officers: Age

      What recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on public sector pensions of the ability of prison officers aged over 60 to meet the physical requirements of the job.

      Civil Service

      What recent assessment he has made of the capacity of the civil service to manage additional responsibilities arising from the UK leaving the EU.

      Public Sector: Innovation

      What steps he is taking to encourage technological innovation in tackling social challenges and delivering public services.

  • Treasury

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many parents in Northern Ireland applied for tax free childcare in each of the last three years.

    • Help to Save Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to publicise the Help to Save scheme to working families.

      Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will issue a response to EDM 158, transparency of developing country debts.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Social Media

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

    • Health Lottery: Prizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to decide whether to raise the limit on prize values for the Health Lottery .

      Theatres: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support theatres and touring companies in the Midlands.

      Arts: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding the Government allocated to the arts sector in Wales in each of the last five years.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has any plans to extend the availability of the National Cyber Security Centre's Mail check tool to...

      Social Impact Bonds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the savings social impact bonds have made to the public purse since 2010.

      Social Impact Bonds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent promoting social impact bonds since 2010.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department still plans to publish the Cyber Skills strategy in December 2018.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the total cost of the Cyber Essentials scheme has been to date.

      Public Libraries: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of whether Barnet is meeting its statutory requirements under the Public Libraries and...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his Department's document entitled: Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to...

      Public Libraries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of children accessing library services in (a) Barnet and (b) England.

      Netball: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what funding his Department has made available to netball organisations in the UK in each year since 2010.

  • Prime Minister

    • Business

      To ask the Prime Minister, who the business representatives are on the five new business councils formed by the her who will advise on how to create the best business conditions in the UK after...

  • Department for Transport

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of collisions between cyclists and wheeled goods vehicles occurred in each of the last three years; and how many cyclists survived those collisions...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: EU External Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the impact of the proposed withdrawal of EU Everything But Arms trade privileges from Burma on the leadership...

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of current levels of migration to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and any consequent impact upon the stability and security of that country.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Multiple Births

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will continue to provide financial support to the Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development funded quality improvement programme delivered by...

    • Multiple Births

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of quality improvement programmes aimed specifically at reducing the number of stillbirths, neonatal deaths and neonatal admissions...

      Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 1 October (HL10396), what was the geographical breakdown of gambling-related hospital admissions for...

  • Department for International Development

    • International Planned Parenthood Federation: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what non-core funding they provided to the International Planned Parenthood Federation in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, and (3) 2017–18; and what...

    • UNAIDS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 13 September (HL10038), whether they will provide the requested figures for non-core funding provided to the Joint...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the agreement between the governments of Bangladesh and Burma to begin repatriation to Burma of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh;...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the governments of Bangladesh and Burma regarding the need for consultation with, and agreement from, (1) the United...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) political rights, and (2) living conditions of Rohingya people in (a) Burma, and (b) refugee camps in Bangladesh; and...

      Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development's disability strategy will include the provision of accessible and safe water, sanitation and hygiene...

      Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development's disability strategy will include investment in menstrual hygiene management.

      Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development's disability strategy will include the involvement of girls with disabilities in menstrual hygiene related work.

      Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development's disability strategy will require their water, sanitation and hygiene partners to be disability inclusive.

  • Department for Education

    • Intercountry Adoption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton (HL10441 and HL10442) on 12 October, whether they have made any assessment of potential breaches of...

    • Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children were in care in the last 12 months; how many were adopted during that period; what was the average waiting time for adoption applications to be...

      Adoption and Foster Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to commission a review of adoption and fostering policy.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Allowances

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what accommodation allowance is paid to officers of the House who are required to stay away from home as part of their duties.

  • Department for International Trade

    • EU External Trade: Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the impact of the proposed withdrawal of EU Everything But Arms trade privileges on (1) Burma, (2) the...

    • Overseas Trade: Algeria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current policy regarding trade with Algeria; and what support they provide to companies doing business there.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what targets the Regulator of Social Housing has introduced to ensure Registered Social Landlords deliver improved energy efficiency in their homes to meet low...

    • Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to modernise energy performance certificates so that home owners and landlords can make informed choices about how best to deliver low...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fit T45 destroyers with strike length MK 41 vertical launching systems as part of their Power Improvement Project.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the additional funding announced in the Budget will be used to support disabled claimants in their transition to Universal Credit.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what process they plan to use to identify vulnerable claimants who will require additional support to transition to Universal Credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether legacy benefits provided to claimants transitioning to Universal Credit will come to an end within a fixed time period.

      Widowed Parents Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families with children in full-time education, with a deceased parent, received Widowed Parents Allowance in the tax years (1) 2011–12, (2)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pets: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their advice in the No Deal Technical Guidance, Taking your pet abroad if there’s no Brexit Deal, published on 24 September, what progress they...

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the outcome of the consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill; and when the revised Bill will be published.

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to respond to concerns raised by the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association in their briefing published on 26 October on the draft...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Consumers: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 27 September (HL10205), what meetings ministers from all departments have held with consumer representatives in...

  • Treasury

    • Vat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many small businesses participate in the VAT Flat-Rate Scheme.

    • Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England regarding the case for (1) stress testing the capacity for open ended...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Local Government: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the emphasis local authorities are giving to social value in their commissioning decisions.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Slavery: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many compensation orders under section 130 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 have been made in respect of offences flagged as modern...

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