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Written answers

Monday, 19 November 2018

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fireworks: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals after the UK has left...

    • Fracking: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has received applications to undertake fracking in (a) Ealing, Southall constituency, (b) Ealing...

      Employment: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on consolidating guidance on legislation to protect people who are pregnant or on maternity...

      Low Pay Commission: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Low Pay Commission will publish the response to its consultation on (a) the effect of a higher minimum wage...

      Industrial Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to further promote better employee engagement and workforce relations in response...

      Employment: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government response entitled Good work: a response to the Taylor Review of modern working...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Competition and...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Competition and...

      Maternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion new mothers in England have taken their full maternity leave entitlement in each of the...

      EU Competitiveness Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what issues the UK Government plans to raise at the forthcoming meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council on 29...

      Multinational Companies: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government would support another country putting public country by country reporting on the agenda for the...

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost of a barrel of crude oil over the next 12 months.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has made in relation to preparations for the UK leaving the EU.

      Government: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to improve collaborative working between Government and industry.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the volume of power generated from new domestic solar generators after the closure of the...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on the future of the feed-in tariff scheme of the...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 1.11 of his Department's feed-in-tariff consultation, what the final date by which...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 1.11 of his Department's feed-in-tariff consultation, whether community organisations...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his timetable is for (a) the publication of the final regulations and (b) his response to the consultation on the...

      Heathrow Airport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the expansion of Heathrow Airport on the ability of the UK to meet the...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to introduce legislation proposals to set the target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

      Sharing Economy: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the article on the Guardian website on 8 November 2018 entitled Gig economy workers' rights to be...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) Crown post office and hosted Crown post office, (b) franchise post office, (c) Main post office, (d) post...

      Post Offices: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post offices offer Post Office Current Accounts in branch by (a) region and (b) Local Enterprise Partnership...

      Post Offices: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial services the Post Office provides at (a) Crown post office and hosted Crown post office, (b) franchise...

      Fireworks: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to amend the regulations on the sale or use of fireworks to (a) further restrict the sale of fireworks...

      Public Sector: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of disability discrimination related to (a) mental health and...

      Carbon Monoxide: Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department takes to prevent the sale of faulty and substandard carbon monoxide alarms that do not meet...

      WH Smith: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on (a) employment patterns and (b) levels of customer...

      Offshore Industry: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has been made of the potential effect on the UK's (a) total carbon emissions and (b) ability to filful...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much additional public funding is required to reach the Government's target of spending 2.4 per cent of GDP on...

      Chemicals: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of energy costs on the financial sustainability of the UK chemical industry.

      Chemicals: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the UK chemical industry with energy costs.

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that low-carbon energy is produced at the lowest possible cost.

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to answers provided to questions 106 and 117 at the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee Oral...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Venezuela: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps with his international counterparts to impose sanctions on the leading figures in the Venezuelan Maduro...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department and (ii) Wilton Park in each of the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department and (ii) Wilton Park in each of the last...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the...

      Unmik

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the proposal by the US ambassador to the United Nations for the development of an exit...

      Unmik

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Kosovo and (b) Serbia on the (i) future of the UN Interim...

      Kosovo: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the vote of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo on 18 October 2018 to establish...

      Ethiopia: Dams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Egypt and (b) Ethiopia on the progress of talks between those...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has plans to table a new UN Security Council resolution on the cessation of hostilities in Yemen.

      Ukraine: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to recognise the contribution of UK citizens to the OSCE mission in Ukraine; and if he...

      Ukraine: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the average time spent in Ukraine was of UK representatives to the OSCE’s mission to that country.

      Ukraine: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK citizens working for the OSCE’s mission to Ukraine are employed by (a) the Government, (b) a UK contractor...

      Poland: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason the Government was not represented by a Minister at the celebration of 100 years of independence for Poland on...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made tho his Bangladeshi counterpart on the proposed forced repatriation of Rohingya refugees from...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to protect women Rohingya refugees that are repatriated from gender-based violence; and if...

      Cameroon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Commonwealth counterparts on the current political and human rights situation in...

      Cameroon: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department plan to visit Cameroon to discuss the Anglophone crisis in that country.

      Cameroon: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the African Union on renewing steps to find a peaceful solution to...

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Indian Government on the continuing imprisonment of Jagtar Singh Johal.

      Middle East: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will undertake a review of the Magna Carta Fund to assess the potential merits of expanding the teaching of religious...

      Libya: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the outcomes of the international conference on Libya, held in Palermo on 12-13 November 2018.

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to provide Parliament with the Government’s next quarterly update on the fight against Daesh.

      Bangladesh: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for the free and fair conduct of the general election due to take...

      Bangladesh: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications of the Digital Security Act passed by the Bangladeshi parliament in...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken since the passing of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 to ensure that...

      Colombia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Colombia on protection for leaders of the FARC party since the attempted...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by his Department in each of the last three years for which figures...

    • EU Nationals: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether children resident in the EU will be able to travel to the UK on identity cards in the event that the UK leaves the EU without...

      Boats: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the rights of UK citizens to own boats in EU member states of the UK leaving...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the...

      Government Departments: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 188901 on on Government Departments: Disclosure of Information, how many...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with industry representatives on the potential effect of the draft withdrawal agreement on the automotive...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Energy

      To ask the Attorney General, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) the Attorney General's Office, (ii) the Crown Prosecution Service, (iii) the Government Legal...

    • Attorney General: Energy

      To ask the Attorney General, what was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) the Attorney General's Office, (ii) the Crown Prosecution Service, (iii) the Government Legal...

      Rape: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the change in the CPS charging, prosecution and conviction rates related to cases of rape since 2016-17.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the announcement of £200 million funding for the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme, which...

    • Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on the clearance of landmines and improvised explosive devices in the last 12 months.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the military offensive on Hodeidah on her Department's aid package to help (a) screen,...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment has her Department made on the effect on the humanitarian situation in Yemen of the military offensive in...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to increase the level of (a) food, (b) medicine and (c) fuel imports to Hodeidah port.

      Nigeria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps his Department is taking to support the humanitarian needs and safe return of the estimated 30,000 Anglophone...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the humanitarian needs of the civilians trapped in Hodeidah, Yemen; and what steps she is...

      Venezuela: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the answers of 12 November 2018 to Questions 188711 and 188712 on Venezuela, how much money from the public purse has been...

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has allocated to programmes to increase access to education by women in each year since 2010.

      Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contribution the Government plans to make to the Global Compact for Migration.

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Millennium Development Goal targets for clean water in sub-Saharan Africa will be met by 2020.

      Foreign Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what information she holds on the proportion of gross national income that other G8 member states allocate to official development...

      Palestinians: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of levels of (a) stunting and (b) malnutrition in (i) Palestinian children in Gaza and (ii)...

  • Department for Education

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2018 to Question 164527 on Buildings: Insulation, what estimate the Government has made of the number of planned (a)...

    • Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received from bodies in the education sector on the potential effect of the ending of supplementary funding in 2019-20 on...

      Free School Meals: Bury North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) children and (b) children eligible for free schools meals reached a Good Level of Development at age five in Bury North in each...

      Education: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on its 2015 target of increasing the value of educational exports to £30 billion by 2020; and if he will...

      Department of Education: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any...

      Private Education: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of looked after children in private education in each of the last 10 years to date.

      Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is monitoring how the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund is being spent by schools.

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to implement the healthy rating scheme for schools.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many contested adoptions have taken place in each of the last five years.

      Literacy and Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what specific remit the 32 English Hubs will have to support learners identified with (a) literacy difficulties and (b) SEND.

      Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what minimum standard of dyslexia support his Department requires local authorities to provide.

      Literacy: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of regional differences in the results of the phonics screening check; and what steps he is taking to reduce such...

      GCE A-level: Knowsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that young people in Knowsley have access to study academic A-level courses within the borough...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many colleges are currently subject to a notice to improve financial health; and how many are projected to be subject to such a notice in the next...

      Primary Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his appearance on the Andrew Marr Show on 11 November 2018, what the evidential basis was for his statement that the funding for the...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the money raised through the apprenticeship levy has been spent by (a) local authority area and (b) region; and how many apprenticeships...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received on the treatment of (a) widowers and (b) widows under the Teachers' Pension scheme since the changes were made to...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase funding for special needs education.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money has been collected under the apprenticeship levy by (a) local authority area and (b) region; and (b) how much of that funding has been...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money was reallocated from the Dedicated Schools Grant towards the High Needs Block in each local authority area in England in each of the...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a phasing in period for higher education Institutions to implement the increased...

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many full-time equivalent staff of his Department are working on (a) early years' policy and (b) policy on provision of 30 hours of free childcare...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Convictions: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders in Wales convicted for indictable offences had a previous criminal history in each year from 2013 to 2017.

    • Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether members of the legal profession and the judiciary were (a) consulted as part of the review of the (i) civil legal aid means test threshold in...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate the Government has made of the cost to the Ministry of Justice budget of the increased number of litigants in person as a result of the...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of applying the so-called escape fee to the Civil Legal Advice scheme to ensure that advisers are...

      Ministry of Justice: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any...

      Prison Sentences: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many men were sentenced to prison for less than (a) one month, (b) three months and (c) six months in the first six months of 2018 by Home Office...

      Young Offenders: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 165113 on Young Offenders: Ethnic Groups, if he will update that table with each month up to the most...

      Birmingham Prison: Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2018 to Question 178353 on Birmingham Prison: Prisoners' Transfers, how many of the 300 prisoners moved out of HMP...

      Reoffenders

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

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the Government's policy is to tackle overcrowding in prisons; and if he will make a statement.

      Youth Justice Board: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to close the Youth Justice Board Cymru at 4-6 Orchard Street, Swansea.

      Administration of Justice: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking help older people maintain access to services in a modernising court system.

      Prisons: South Yorkshire

      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 in 30...

      Family Courts: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State last visited a family court in his official capacity.

      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 in his Department spent in Petty...

      Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the ability of sponsors to meet the legal costs of refugee family reunion (a) applications and (b) subsequent reviews or...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made on the review of sentences for public protection; and how many cases have been reviewed to date.

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of imprisoned foreign national offenders have been transferred from the UK to a prison in the country of which they are a...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have used legal aid to fund their legal case in each year since 2010.

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions people convicted of animal cruelty under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 were given a custodial sentence in each of the last three years.

      Prison Officers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to Answer of 31 October 2018 to Question 184426 on Prisons: Crimes of Violence; how many prison officers were re-hired who had previously left.

      Prison Officers: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers in South Yorkshire prisons have less than two years experience in that career.

      Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of rape were (a) recorded and (b) prosecuted in each of the last three years in (i) the North East and (ii) England.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many procurement areas have (a) no and (b) one legal aid advice provider.

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services: Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of England on managing the risk to the financial system posed by climate change.

    • Financial Services: Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of England on the effect of climate change on the Bank’s ability to preserve macroeconomic...

      Treasury: Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Crown Estate, (iii) the Financial Conduct Authority, (iv)...

      Treasury: Billing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any payment...

      Talk Money Week

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to support Talk Money Week which takes place from 12 to 18 November as part of the Financial Capability Strategy for the UK.

      Treasury: Public Bodies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to close (a) the Royal Mint Advisory Committee office in Llantrisant, Pontyclun, (b) the Valuation Office Agency on High...

      Banks: Iran

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the risk of liability to sanctions by the US of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication if it...

      Commercial Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the progress of UK banks in ring-fencing retail services from investment banking.

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ring-fence additional funding to enhance further education training in digital capability.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's definition is of privately financed in relation to infrastructure projects.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints have been revived from people left unable to access their childcare account as a result of technical difficulties in each year since...

      Financial Ombudsman Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Financial Ombudsman's Annual Report 2017-18, for what reasons the Financial Ombudsman upheld the lowest rate of complaints in the...

      Religious Buildings: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to remove VAT from services and items included for the repair and maintenance of (a) churches and (b) other religious buildings.

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Scottish higher rate taxpayers have contacted HM Revenue and Customs in the last 12 months to register elsewhere in the UK for tax purposes; and...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the announcement of additional funding for social care in 2019-20 in Budget 2018, how his Department calculated the adequacy of that...

      VAT: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on implementing the pilot system for VAT ahead of the introduction of the Making Tax Digital regime in April 2019.

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what level of capital funding he plans to allocate for the delivery of improvements to rail access related to the expansion of Heathrow Airport.

      Gaming Machines: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the value of tax receipts as a result of the decision to delay reducing the Fixed Odds Betting Terminal stake.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2018 to Question 186391 on Public Sector: Pensions, when the Government's Actuary Department completed its analysis of...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has accrued to the public purse since 2011 from preventing individuals and companies using accounting derecognition rules in relation to...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has accrued to the public purse since 2011 through the prevention of tax avoidance resulting from the creation for corporate investors of...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has accrued to the public purse since 2011 from enabling HMRC to require a security from employers where there is a serious risk that tax...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has accrued to the public purse since 2011 from the (a) introduction of anti-avoidance measures which have modified tax rules that apply...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how he plans to increase private sector spending on R&D in order to meet the 2027 target announced in Budget 2018.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has accrued to the public purse since 2013 from the introduction of anti-avoidance measures related to the introduction of a General...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to PFI contracts announced in Budget 2018 on job security.

      Double Taxation: Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department took steps to seek to include an increase in transparency for beneficial ownership registers in the negotiations for the double...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what financial support his Department provides to local authorities that serve coastal communities.

    • Care Leavers: Rough Sleeping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of young people who sleep rough and have spent time in foster care.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the total cost to the public purse is of new staff employed by his Department to assist in preparations for the...

      Adroit Economics

      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...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2018 to Question 164527 on Buildings: Insulation, what assessment he has made of the...

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the (a) people and (b) organisations that were invited to the roundtable event on leasehold reform...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Planning...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Planning Inspectorate,...

      Council Tax: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring England in line with the rest of the UK by ending the use of imprisonment for non-payment...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties...

      Social Rented Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the validity of reports that local authorities are excluding people from social housing...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much Homes England plans to spend on increasing the energy efficiency of housing stock over the next (a) five and...

      Landlords: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many landlords who own properties in the (a) London borough of Lewisham and b) Lewisham Deptford constituency are...

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of the tenants that are evicted by their landlord before the end date...

      Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Chair of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission (a) when and (b) where the position...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of houses in the UK are marked as (a) empty and (b) a second home for Council Tax purposes.

      Temporary Accommodation: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many children with autism were placed into temporary accommodation out of borough after becoming homeless in the...

      Regional Planning and Development: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on the northern powerhouse project since 2014.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Defence Electronics and Components Agency, (iii) the...

    • Navy: Horn of Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what protection the Royal Navy is providing for the protection of (a) coastal waters and (b) fishing stocks off the Horn of Africa.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the specification is for the radar in relation to expressions of interest for the Fleet Solid Support Ships.

      Ministry of Defence: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any...

      Defence Equipment and Support: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the proportion of Defence Equipment and Support employees at each pay grade before that organisation became a Bespoke Trading Entity...

      European Fighter Aircraft: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2018 to Question 149024, whether the planned Enhanced Collision Awareness System (ECAS) for the Typhoon aircraft is...

      Armed Forces: Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) service personnel and (b) veterans have been awarded (i) a War Disablement Pension and (ii) lump sum compensation for mesothelioma in each...

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when (a) he and (b) a Minister in his Department last visited a cadet detachment in the north west of Northern Ireland.

      Defence: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 188235 on Defence: Scotland and with reference to the Scottish Government's document entitled...

      Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with Babcock on that company's financial position and any associated risk to his Department's programmes and to the...

      Devonport Dockyard: Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with Babcock on building dockyard (a) capacity and (b) capability at Devonport to (i) maintain and defuel currently...

      Devonport Dockyard: Nationalisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to return Devonport Dockyard to Government ownership.

      Shipping: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 188742 on Shipping: procurement, what his Department's latest target dates are for achieving main...

      Ministry of Defence: Boeing and Lockheed Martin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the objectives are of his Department’s Prosperity Framework agreement with (a) Boeing and (b) Lockheed Martin.

      Ministry of Defence: Boeing and Lockheed Martin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent activities his Department has undertaken with (a) Boeing and (b) Lockheed Martin as part of the Prosperity Framework agreements.

      Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to sign further Prosperity Framework agreements.

      Ministry of Defence: Ascent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value is of his Department's contract with Ascent to operate the Military Flying Training System.

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons there is a reported backlog in the aircrew training organisation and pipeline run by RAF No 22 Group and its industry partner, Ascent.

      Ministry of Defence: Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has temporarily transferred any services performed by Babcock Defence Support Group back to his Department.

      Ministry of Defence: Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the total value of contracts between his Department and Babcock.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the number of new recruits to the Army from each (a) parliamentary constituency, (b) region of the UK and (c)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received from the public on universal credit; and how many of those representations were (a) positive and (b)...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding her Departments has allocated to universal credit hardship payments.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of claimants moved from legacy benefits onto universal credit during the natural migration phase that...

      Universal Credit: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many home assessments have been provided to universal credit claimants living in the Easington constituency.

      Personal Independence Payment: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many home assessments have been provided to personal independence payment claimants living in the Easington constituency in each of the...

      Social Security Benefits: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sanctions were imposed on benefit claimants in Leeds by her Department in each of the last five years.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what is the legal basis for her Department's guidance stating that universal credit claims should be closed one day after a claimant fails to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether posting a decision notice to close a claim for universal credit on an online journal to which the claimant no longer has access is...

      Universal Credit: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to alter the timetable to roll out universal credit in Liverpool; and if she will make a statement.

      Personal Independence Payment: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 187016 on personal Independence Payment: Cancer, if she will place in the Library the...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many health assessments were carried out on claimants of (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support allowance in each...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of new claims for universal credit that were paid in full and on time which contain the (a)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of new claimants of universal credit (a) requested and (b) received a new claim advance in each month from 31...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average monthly deduction to universal credit to repay debt was in the most recent year for which data is available.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to maintain a central record of the number of people who use foodbanks in the UK.

      Centre for Health and Disability Assessments: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will (a) undertake a review of safety at the Sunderland assessment centre managed by the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's White Paper, Improving lives: the future of work, health and disability, what progress she has made on...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applicants there were for personal independence payment in the special rules for terminal illness stream in (a) 2017, (b) 2016 and...

      Universal Credit: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit cases were deleted in error; and what the time taken was for those cases to be rebuilt in the most recent 12 months...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department undertakes to ensure the applicants for personal independence payment and disability living allowance are assessed...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has a target timescale for processing the mandatory reconsiderations of its decisions on the eligibility of people for...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to assess the effectiveness of the Disability Confident scheme; and if she will make a statement.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what targets her Department has for moving claimants onto jobseeker's allowance from other allowances and benefits.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of whether employers signing up to become (a) Disability Confident Committed, (b) Disability Confident Employers...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Improving lives: the future of work, health and disability white paper, published on 30 November 2017, Cm. 9526, what...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2018 to Question 174049, (a) what data is available on the number of people in receipt of Support for...

      Universal Credit: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason a student maintenance loan is classed as income in respect of applications for universal credit.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Farms: Ammonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's strategy is for cutting the amount of ammonia from farms.

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government has made on negotiations with the EU on maintaining access to the Registration, Evaluation,...

      Noise: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to align UK noise pollution guidelines with the new WHO guidelines.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding his Department has allocated to support public health campaigns on air pollution in each of the last three...

      Natural England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act...

      Nitrogen Oxides: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Department for Health and Social Care on the legal limit for...

      Recycling: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the 2018 EU Circular Economy Package.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cattle herds there were in the Somerset Central cull zone in the (a) cohort and (b) herds in existence monitoring...

      Trees: Sheffield City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote the use of the Urban Tree Manual announced by Government Tree Champion Sir William...

  • Home Office

    • Community Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral evidence of the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service of 19 June 2018 to the Home Affairs Select Committee,...

    • Drug Strategy Board: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the (a) names and (b) job titles of the members of the Drug Strategy Board.

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Metropolitan Police plan to pursue an investigation into the alleged fraud committed by Vote Leave during the EU referendum 2016.

      Catalytic Converters: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles the were in each month in 2018; and how many of those thefts resulted in (a) an arrest...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussion he has had with the National Federation of SubPostmasters on the provision of UKVI services.

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many credibility interviews have been carried out for students by Entry Clearance Officers in academic year (a) 2017-18 (b) 2016-17, (c)...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed as Entry Clearance Officers assessing Tier 4 student visa applications.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will undertake a review of time taken for visa application decisions to be expedited for those applying for leave to...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to impose a cap on compensation payments for the Windrush generation and their descendants.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps he has taken to tackle knife crime throughout the UK.

      Passports: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for UK passports from citizens of the Republic of Ireland were processed at the Belfast Passport Office between 1...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice his Department has received related to the policy and practice of the removal to another country of a person who last lived...

      Police Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police stations have closed in each of the last eight years for which data is available.

      Refugees: Yazidis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Yazidi women have been admitted to the UK under the vulnerable persons resettlement scheme.

      Kent Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what financial assistance he plans to provide to Kent Police in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Sir Edward Heath

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will commission a review of Operation Conifer.

      Sir Edward Heath

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the cost to the public purse was of Operation Conifer; and what lessons have been learnt as a result of that operation.

      Home Office: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable for the review of Home Office structures and processes announced by the Secretary of State for the Home Department on 25...

      Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the capacity of his Department to publish independent chief inspector of border and immigration reports...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what documentation will be provided to non-EU family members of EU citizens who are granted pre-settled status to enable them to travel to...

      Deportation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Calais leave status will be extended to minors present in Calais months before the demolition of the Calais camp in 2016 and who...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 188218 on Immigrants: EU Nationals, when she plans to lay the immigration White Paper...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 188216 on Immigrants: EU Nationals, how many of those 1,500 UKVI European Casework...

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 188866 on Immigrants: EU Nationals, what guidance her Department will provide to...

      Kweku Adoboli

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when an assessment was (a) first and (b) last made of the danger Kweku Adoboli represents to the United Kingdom.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Stephen Shaw's report entitled Assessment of Government progress in implementing the report on the welfare in detention of...

      Diamorphine: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a legal exemption will be required for the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership to prescribe and supervise the...

      British Nationality: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the fee was for submitting an application to register a child as British in each of the last seven years.

      EU Nationals: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the immigration health surcharge will apply to EU citizens arriving in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Fires: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 163508 on Housing: Solar Power and with reference to the British Research Establishment's...

      Bedfordshire Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what amount of special grant funding Bedfordshire Police have applied for; and for what purpose they have made that application.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government's suitability criterion for settled status that the applicant must not be subject to a removal decision...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the Test of English for International Communication tests were found to be (a) invalid and (b) questionable in the review...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to provide assistance to victims of the Windrush scandal who report difficulty with the compensation process.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken since the passing of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 to encourage Crown dependencies to...

  • Wales Office

    • Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on Welsh speakers and Welsh-speaking communities.

    • Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues, (b) the Welsh Government, (c) the Welsh Language Commissioner and (d) the Culture, Welsh Language...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether there will be any reduction in support for the Welsh economy as a result of the transition from the European Regional Development Fund and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Medicines and Healthcare products...

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Medicines and Healthcare products...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the...

      Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that multi-disciplinary community rehabilitation services are available throughout England; and if he...

      Eating Disorders: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many inpatient deaths there were in (a) Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and (b) Lancashire Care NHS Foundation...

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if Health Education England will (a) make an estimate of the demand for nurses from voluntary sector children’s palliative care...

      NHS: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the boards of (a) NHS Trusts, (b) Care Commissioning Groups and (c) other NHS bodies include...

      Autism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children aged between 5 and 11 were diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in each of the last 10 years.

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has a target waiting time for non-urgent adult referrals; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 12 November to Questions 188813 and 188814 on Cancer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of...

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding allocated to research on endometriosis; and if he will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many independent domestic violence advisers have been employed in each year since 2010.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the adequacy of local authority suicide prevention plans: and if he will make a statement.

      Ambulance Services: Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of (a) vandalism and (b) damage to (i) ambulances and (ii) other emergency...

      Ambulance Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help protect ambulance workers from abusive and violent conduct.

      Self-harm: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people under the age of 18 were admitted to A&E for deliberate self harm in (a) the Sheffield City Region combined authority...

      Suicide: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people admitted to A&E for attempted suicide who have later attempted it again in the...

      Learning Disability: Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Written Statement of 10 November 2015 on Government response to ‘No voice unheard, no right ignored’...

      Learning Disability: Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect changes in the level of Government funding for local authorities on their capacity to provide...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the incident reporting requirements are for recording Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority of adverse clinical effects...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of IVF cycles in which 15 or more eggs were collected where at least some of which...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many abortions (a) Marie Stopes International and (b) British Pregnancy Advisory Service carried out in each year between 2007 to 2017.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his tweet at 2pm on 25 September 2018 on the Panorama programme, Kids in Crisis, broadcast on 24 September 2018, what...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2018 to Question 183515 on Eating Disorders, what his assessment is of the finding of the research...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the finding in the National Audit Office’s report, Improving children and young people’s mental health...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many migrants have been refused treatment on the NHS as they were unable to pay for treatment in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of publicly-funded CAMHS in-patient services are delivered by private providers; and what the names are of those providers.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has provided to Child and adolescent mental health services on acceptable waiting times for clinical...

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government was informed about allegations of violations of electoral law against (a) Vote Leave and BeLeave and (b) Leave.EU by (i) the...

    • Employment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of people whose primary medical condition is difficulty in hearing in the age range (a) 16...

      Public Sector: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse for legal defence of public sector institutions for whistle blowing cases broken down by...

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse was of payments to Gov.uk Verify identity providers in each of the last three years.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Cameroon: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether provision was made in the July 2018 agreement on natural gas with the Cameroon Government for the allocation of revenues from that...

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of potential challenges for producers exporting goods to the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

      Exports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the effect of leaving the EU on the export of Scottish goods and services.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Musicians: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on the Incorporated Society of Musicians' proposal for a multi-entry...

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the...

      Satellite Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2018 to Question 186176 on Satellite Communications, if his Department will bring forward...

      British Rowing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the Rowing Association's ability to trade and work with its counterpart clubs...

      Broadcasting Programmes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Ofcom's report, children's content review: update, published on 24 July 2018, what discussions he has had...

      Charity Commission: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much (a) electricity and (b) natural gas the Charity Commission used in each of the last three years for which figures are...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to close the (a) Big Lottery Fund office (i) on Churchill Way Cardiff and (ii) at Ladywell House...

      Football: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the number of women above the age of 18 that have played football regularly in each...

      UNESCO: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on the Government's funding of UNESCO.

      Wembley Stadium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2018 to Question 185569 on Wembley Stadium, if he will publish the minutes of the meeting...

      Broadband: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the 31 October 2018 Government news release £200 million to kickstart full fibre broadband across the...

      General Practitioners: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of exempting General Practices from the General Data Protection Regulation...

      Theatres: Merseyside

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

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by her Department in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

  • Department for Transport

    • Diesel Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to issue guidance to motorists on the future of diesel powered motor vehicles; and if so, when.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Biotechnology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the bio-economy sector deal will be published.

    • Stephen Haddrill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they were consulted by the Financial Reporting Council on the termination of the employment of Stephen Haddrill and on the financial terms involved.

      Post Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use when considering whether to give permission under Article 11.1(O) of the Articles of Association of Post Office Limited to incur a...

      Financial Reporting Council: Accounting Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 24 October (HL10985), why Mr Haddrill was appointed responsible accounting officer on 1 August 2017 in view of the...

      Companies: Codes of Practice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of companies they estimate will (1) appoint a director appointed from the workforce, (2) establish a formal workforce advisory panel, (3)...

      Companies: Codes of Practice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by what process and criteria they will evaluate companies’ explanations for non-compliance with the revised UK Corporate Governance Code of July 2018; and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Gaza: Travel Restrictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reply, if any, they received to their representations to the government of Israel about the refusal of access to Gaza for British medical consultants, and the...

    • Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the government of Israel about the Palestinian village of Abu Nuwar which is threatened with demolition; and if so, with...

      Israeli Settlements: Hebron

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel about the proposed new flats for settlers in Hebron, on the site of a former Palestinian market,...

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their joint statement with France and Germany issued on 21 October condemning the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and seeking urgent clarification into the...

      Yemen: Conflict Resolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the call by the US Secretary of Defense and US Secretary of State on 31 October for all participants in the Yemen civil war to agree to a...

      Sheikh Ali Salman

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about the life imprisonment of Bahrain's opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman.

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of individuals on death row in Bahrain; and of those, how many they estimate have exhausted all legal remedies.

      Bahrain: Torture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Middle East on 11 January (120822), how many reports they received under their Torture and Mistreatment...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of political prisoners in Bahrain’s Isa Town prison.

      Bahrain: Trials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether British embassy staff in Manama are monitoring the trials of any individuals in Bahrain; and if so, how many they have monitored since the start of 2018.

      Israeli Settlements: Hebron

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, or intend to make, to the government of Israel about an apartment block for settlers being built in Hebron.

      Gaza: Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about physicians and surgeons being prevented from accessing Gaza to train doctors.

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the killing of Abdel Hamid and two others by a Israeli drone strike near the border between...

      Syria: White Helmets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Foreign Secretary on 1 November, whether they received independent verification of the claim that the White Helmets had saved...

      Bahrain: Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made for the number of individuals whose Bahraini citizenship has been revoked by the government of Bahrain leaving them stateless so far...

      Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they have provided the Bahraini Council of Representatives Secretariat from the technical assistance programme; what assessment they have made of the...

      Gulf States: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Government departments received funding in the last financial year from the Integrated Activity Fund to carry out their technical assistance programmes in...

      Najah Ahmed Yousif

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the upholding of the three year sentence of the Bahraini political activist, Najah Yusuf, following reports that her confession...

      Intelligence Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to pursue an agreement with the EU after Brexit to allow the UK to continue sharing certain intelligence available through the Five Eyes...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement of £200 million funding for the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health programme, which providers will deliver that...

    • Droughts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what studies they have commissioned to predict the effect that future global water shortages and drought in the southern hemisphere will have on migration...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions of women there have been for non-payment of the BBC licence fee in the last 12 months; how many of those have led to a prison sentence;...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Leasehold

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to help those purchasers of houses with leasehold agreements with excessive uprating provisions to replace such provisions with fairer ones.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Shipbuilding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether orders for new Solid Support Ships and Type 31e frigates are being dealt with as part of the UK’s shipbuilding strategy.

  • Home Office

    • Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Independent Child Trafficking Advocates scheme will continue to operate in the early adopter sites of Greater Manchester, Hampshire and Wales beyond 31...

    • Slavery: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average length of time taken to make (1) a reasonable grounds decision, and (2) a conclusive grounds decision, for a child referred to the National...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 1 November (HL10891), whether they will instruct the Independent Child Trafficking Advocate...

      Slavery and Trafficking Reparation Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Slavery and Trafficking Reparation Orders under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 have been made in each year since the passing of the Act; how many victims...

      Hate Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL10678), whether the police and the Crown Prosecution Service definition of a...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • European External Action Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK nationals currently work for the European External Action Service (EEAS); how many of these staff are on secondment from the UK civil service; whether...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the European Banking Authority's recent analysis of the strength of UK banks in adverse scenarios.

    • Burma: Freezing of Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the value of the assets seized in the (1) UK, and (2) rest of the EU from the seven military and security personnel from Burma sanctioned by the EU on 25 June.

      Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Office for Budget Responsibility, Economic and fiscal outlook, published in October, which anticipates exports...

      Higher Education: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to provide an estimate of the cumulative financial impact on the higher education sector as a result of the actuarial valuation...

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