Written answers

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2018 to Question 177313 on Driving under Influence, what assessment he has made of (a) the effectiveness of the...

    • Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to speed up the process by which the Civil Aviation Authority issues private pilots' licenses.

      Roads: Horse Riding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will change section 215 of the Highway Code to incorporate greater protections for horse riders.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2018 to Question 185533 on Dartford-Thurrock Crossing, if his Department will collect data about average journey...

      Bexleyheath Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help improve reliability of rail services on the Bexleyheath line in advance of the new franchise agreement...

      Crayford-Sidcup Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help improve reliability of rail services on the Crayford and Sidcup line in advance of the new franchise...

      Railways: Slade Green

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help improve reliability of rail services on the Slade Green line in advance of the new franchise agreement...

      Roads: Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the merits of revising the Highway Code to include advice by the British Horse Society's dead slow campaign on how to...

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all airports reach at least a good standard of accessibility as measured by the Civil Aviation...

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2018 to Question 180166 on Shipping: training, whether the three-year pilot of the ratings training option has...

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2018 to Question 185578 on Ferries: Registration, how many roll-on roll-off ferries on the (a) UK and (b) Red...

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the written answer of 6 November 2018 to Question 185578 on Ferries: Registration, what the Maritime and Coastguard Agency-agreed safe...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support the development of hydrogen fuelled heavy duty vehicles.

      Roads: Tyne and Wear

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

      Lichfield Trent Valley Station: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide Access for All funding for the construction of a ramp from the car park on the London side of Lichfield Trent Valley railway...

      Heathrow Airport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce noise pollution as a result of the operation a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

      Dover Port: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the dates of each visit he has made to the Port of Dover since May 2015.

      Ports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list each Scottish port he has visited since May 2015; and if he will provide the date of each such visit.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the average amount of parental leave taken by (a) women and (b) men in (i)...

    • Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effect of removing the export tariff on the number of solar installations.

      Unpaid Work: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to ensure that people who are asked to complete work trials at the outset of employment...

      Minimum Wage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on youth employment rates of the increase in the...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      What steps he is taking to support the offshore wind sector.

      Employment

      What recent steps he has taken through the Industrial Strategy to increase the number of high-quality, well paid jobs.

      Lithium: Cornwall

      What assessment he has made of the potential contribution of lithium extraction in Cornwall to achieving the aims of the Industrial Strategy.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Turkey: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that local elections in Turkey planned to take place in March 2019 are conducted in a free...

    • Tanzania: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of recent press reports on threats to members of the LGBT community in Tanzania.

      Kosovo: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) representations he has received and (b) assessment he has made of the implications for the constitution of Kosovo of...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government’s policy is on the status of the UN-led Geneva-based peace talks on Syria as the sole legitimate...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of progress on the establishment of a Constitutional Committee in Syria under UN auspices,...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Russia and (b) Iran on the establishment of a Constitutional...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the number of members of (a) the High Negotiations Committee, (b) the Syrian Democratic Council,...

      Palestinians: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the scale of the damage caused to each Palestinian refugee camp in Syria as a result of...

      Palestinians: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the prospects for the safe repatriation of Palestinian refugees displaced...

      Jordan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the progress made in meeting the target number of work permits to be issued to Syrian...

      Morocco: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on the (a) arrest and (b) arbitrary detention of (i) sub-Saharan migrants with valid...

      Morocco: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of sub-Saharan African migrants (a) forcibly displaced and (b) expelled by the...

      Morocco: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Moroccan counterpart on the human rights of (a) migrants, (b) asylum seekers and...

      Niger: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made a recent assessment of the effect of the anti-human smuggling law adopted by Niger in 2015 on the rate of...

      Niger: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made a recent assessment of the effect of training provided to local security forces in Niger through the EU...

      Niger: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress by the (a) EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and (b) EU Partnership Framework for...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Israel on the negotiations regarding the status of Khan al-Ahmar; and...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the increased use of Tazir laws by the Iranian courts to sentence Baha'i people; and...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Iran on the treatment of Baha'is in that country; and if will he...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons the UK Government was not present at a meeting between Russia, France, Germany and Turkey in Istanbul on 28...

      BBC World Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the work of the BBC World Service.

      UK Permanent Representation to the EU: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff were contracted to work at the UK Representation to the EU in Brussels in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Wales, (b) Welsh Government and (c) Welsh Language Commissioner on...

    • Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which groups his Department has consulted to help ensure that the interests of disabled people are safeguarded in the process of the...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the number of staff who have left his Department since it was created; and what information his...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent reductions to the local authority public health grant on health inequalities at a (a)...

    • Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled Taking our health for granted: plugging the public health grant funding gap, published in October...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many penalty prescription charges have been issued in the last year for which figures are available.

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 6.10 of the UK Five Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018, published in September 2013, when he...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what warnings are issued to patients who are repeatedly issued with penalty charge notices by the NHSBSA for wrongly claimed free...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the (a) knowledge and (b) awareness among GPs of the benefits of medicinal cannabis.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money has his Department allocated to the public health budget in each of the last five years.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the public health budget has been allocated to support measures that seek to protect the public from air pollution in...

      Nutrition: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will hold discussions with (a) advertisers and (b) major supermarkets on reducing the amount of advertisement of foods...

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer.

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of waste incinerators on the health outcomes of local communities .

      Coeliac Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Clinical Commissioning Groups in England have stopped funding for all gluten-free foods.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of encouraging people who smoke to switch to vaping to help them stop smoking.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the July 2018 report of the Science and Technology Committee on E-cigarettes HC 505, what assessment he has made of the...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of removing vape products from the definition of tobacco products in the EU...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of current regulations in ensuring (a) the growth of the vaping sector and (b) high...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) nicotine shots and (b) shortfills are regulated under (i) UK and (ii) EU law.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence his Department has collated on effect on people's health of the use of (a) Snus and (b) tobacco.

      Sapropterin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS England’s appraisal of Kuvan, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the cost offset of dietary...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a single technology appraisal process or a highly specialised technology appraisal process is used for (a) phenylketonuria and...

      Cancer: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set up a Young Patient Travel Fund to assist families with the travel expense of attending specialist hospitals for cancer...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on improving the availability of support and advice for children of alcoholic parents.

      Mental Illness: Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department’s new strategy based on prevention will aim to prevent the onset of mental health disabilities.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the implications are for his policies of the evidence from Public Health England and Cancer Research UK that one of the most...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the regulation of non-nicotine liquid for vape products and nicotine shots.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made of the effect of the legal duty to inform police of FGM on the rates of (a) disclosure of FGM and (b)...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle barriers to patient information being reported to the statutory database of people who have...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the NHS in supporting people who have a gambling addiction.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2018 to Question 180245 on Prescription Drugs, for what reason his Department did not include...

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS England's consultation on contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers, which closed on 26 October 2018,...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to prioritise end-of-life care in the NHS.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to prevent system errors occurring in the correspondence sent to women relating to cervical cancer...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women later died after missing an early cervical cancer screening as a result of not being sent a letter notifying them of the...

      Postnatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to include a maternal six-week check in the new General Medical Services contract; and when the current negotiations...

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have been referred for pulmonary rehabilitation in accordance with...

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that all patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have access to community...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has targets for improvements to care and services for people with dementia over the period of this Parliament.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2018 to Question 153280 on HIV Infection: Drugs, if he will publish the review of risk factors and...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the long-term plan for the NHS.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of women in (a) Oxfordshire and (b) Oxford West and Abingdon constituency who did not receive a...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the whether the cervical screening programme IT system is fit for purpose.

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of doubling the immigration health surcharge on (a) recruitment and (b) retention of...

  • Department for International Development

    • Unesco

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government's policy is on the UK's (a) future membership of and (b) future funding to the United Nations Educational,...

    • Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) education and (b) interfaith initiatives her Department has funded in Pakistan to promote tolerance and interfaith harmony in...

      Developing Countries: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support mine clearance operations in post-conflict areas.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: South Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of teachers that are on the (i) main, (ii) upper, and (iii) leadership pay scales in...

    • Schools: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the inclusion of physically disabled children in schooling.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report entitled It might be best if you looked elsewhere: An investigation into the schools admission process, whether his...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what powers Ofsted has to investigate the (a) level of and (b) reason for school exclusions through its (i) school inspections and (ii) joint area...

      STEM Subjects: Design

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to promote and support the development of design skills as part of STEM education.

      Schools: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Budget 2018 how much of the £400 million capital funding for schools will be allocated to schools in (a) Jarrow Constituency,...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to schools to help them manage their cost pressures.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the public purse of supporting the introduction of the national funding formula.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the EBACC allows young people to keep their future education options open.

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the attainment gap in early years education.

      Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve options for young people outside of academic study and qualifications.

      Further Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to remove barriers preventing students from disadvantaged backgrounds participate in further education.

      Education: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve the provision of education services to children with a hearing impairment.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish the results of the consultation on draft guidance for elective home education.

      Home Education: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the evidential basis is for the statement in his Department's consultation, Elective home education: call for evidence, that home education may...

      Free School Meals: North Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) children and (b) children eligible for free school meals reached a good level of development at age five in North Norfolk in...

      Forensic Science: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 November 2017, HCWS 265, Toxicology, how many toxicology tests commissioned by local authorities...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the link between the number of pupils that are home schooled and the number of school exclusions.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Oral Answer of 14 November 2018, Official Report, column 310, to the hon. Member for Makerfield, what the evidential...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women with a North Wales postal address that were held at HMP Styalwere had dependent children in 2017/18 .

    • Ministry of Justice: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) HM Courts and Tribunals Service and (iii) HM Prison and...

      Ministry of Justice: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department maintains a record of research it has commissioned.

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2018 to Question 172523 on Prisons: Private Sector, for what reason his Department stopped holding data on the...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2018 to Question 172523 on Prisons: Private Sector, what grades of staff are covered by the term funded posts.

      Prison Officers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many new Officer Certificates under Section 89 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 have been issued by his Department in each month since January 2018.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many officer certificates under Section 89 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 have been withdrawn by his Department in each month since January 2018.

      Domestic Violence: Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that victims of domestic abuse are protected in cases where their attacker's restraining order is varied.

      Prisoners: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that pregnant female prisoners receive adequate medical care (a) during their pregnancy and (b) when...

      Prison Officers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to encourage more prison officers to stay in post.

      Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department plans to take against (a) drone operators and (b) prisoners involved in receiving messages or contraband.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2018 to Question 188815 on Legal Aid Scheme: Slavery, whether the specific legal aid provision for victims of...

      Crimes of Violence: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review the sentencing guidelines for offences of assault against people delivering front line public services.

      Prisoners: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the article in the Guardian of 13 November 2018 entitled Female prisoners in England left to give birth without midwife, what steps he...

      Forensic Science: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 November 2017 on Toxicology, HCWS265, whether any civil cases have been subsequently identified by his...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will list the projects announced in the Victims Strategy in September 2018 which are for (a) England only and (b) England and Wales.

  • Treasury

    • Taxation: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to secure multilateral support for public country-by-country reporting.

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many 30 hours free childcare codes have been issued manually as a result of faults in the childcare account system.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment he has made of spending on public services in the UK and other EU member states.

      Economic Situation: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the contribution of the UK internal market to the Northern Irish economy.

      Business: Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses have registered under the Registered Exporter system in the last two years.

      National Insurance: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what protection is in place to prevent fraudulent use of National Insurance numbers when individuals share the same name and date of birth.

      Carers: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support his Department makes available to children under the age of 16 that are carers.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the Government is planning to protect R&D funding in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that the transition to a new single authority in Buckinghamshire will not affect...

    • Unitary Councils: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the savings to be accrued as a result of the establishment of a single unitary...

      Unitary Councils: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what additional financial support he plans to provide to the district councils in Buckinghamshire to enable them to...

      Local Government Finance: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the financial reserves held at 1 November 2018 by each of the local authorities in Buckinghamshire...

      Local Government Finance: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that the existing financial reserves held by Chiltern District Council will be spent...

      Unitary Councils: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 1 November on Local Government Update, HCWS1058, what discussions he has had with...

      Energy: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of spending by social housing providers on increasing the energy efficiency of...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2018 to Question 185515 on Homes England Finance, what estimate he has made of...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it is the Government's policy to allow homes for market (a) rent and (b) sale to be kept in local authority...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2018 to Question 188719 on Affordable Housing, whether a delivery profile has...

      Freehold Properties (Management Charges and Shared Facilities) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his Department's policy to support the Freehold Properties (Management Charges and Shared...

      Homelessness: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department takes steps to ensure that autistic children are not left without housing after becoming homeless.

      Devolution: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposals for One Yorkshire devolution on the Yorkshire economy.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money was loaned to (a) service personnel and (b) veterans through the Armed Forces Credit Union between (i) October 2015 and October 2017 and...

    • Armed Forces: Loans and Personal Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) service personnel and (b) veterans have received payroll and pension deductions for the purposes of savings and loans in each of the last...

      Emergencies: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2018 to Question 188095 on Emergencies: Climate Change, what steps he is taking to ensure that defence...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to make a decision on the final composition of the UK's Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning force.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK's planned total fleet of F-35 aircraft will be certified to operate from austere forward locations.

      Ministry of Defence: Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how often Babcock and any of its (a) subsidiaries, (b) Joint Ventures and (c) other commercial ventures have been stress-tested by his Department; when...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Private Rented Housing: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on the financial sustainability of private sector...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to offer more hours to employees of her Department who are in receipt of universal credit; and how many...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applicants have been refused industrial injuries disablement benefit for prescribed disease D12 in each of the last five years.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that the current occupational qualification to receive industrial injuries disablement benefit...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will remove social security sanctions in circumstances where someone is (a) pregnant and (b) caring for a severely disabled person.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 53 of the Government's White Paper entitled Improving lives: the future of work, health and disability, in November...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of reintroducing a disability employment target that measures progress...

      Business: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that disabled people have fair and equal opportunities to become successful business leaders.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will a publish a list of newspapers in which adverts on the change to the state pension age for women were placed since 2010.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many letters were sent notifying recipients of the change in the state pension age for women since 2010.

      Universal Credit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many home assessments have been provided for universal credit claimants in the (a) London borough of Lewisham and (b) Lewisham Deptford...

      Personal Independence Payment: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many home assessments have been provided for personal independence payment claimants living in the (a) London borough of Lewisham and (b)...

      Universal Credit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims have been made for universal credit hardship payments in the (a) London borough of Lewisham and (b) Lewisham Deptford constituency.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations she has received from women in Jarrow constituency affected by measures taken to equalise the state pension age;...

      Employment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has of trends in the level of incidences of (a) stress, (b) anxiety and (c) depression in the workplace.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Underpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to provide (a) compensation and (b) repayments to claimants who were underpaid employment and support...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Government plans to publish its internal review of universal support.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to tackle benefit fraud.

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had (a) a telephone appointment, (b) a face to face appointment and (c) completed a digital journey with the Pension Wise...

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to encourage uptake of the Pension Wise guidance service.

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Pension Wise guidance service, what information her Department holds on the (a) demographic characteristics of and (b)...

      Zero Hours Contracts: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's press release entitled Youth unemployment down 50% since 2010, published on gov.uk on 16 October 2018, what...

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people of pensionable age in Wansbeck Constituency are in receipt of (a) attendance allowance, (b) disability living allowance or...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce waiting times for reassessment of child maintenance following a change in circumstances.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department spent on promoting Access to Work in the last financial year.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department plans to spend on Access to Work in the 2018-19 financial year.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of making carer's allowance available to (a) pensioners and (b) students in...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to require people who request an extension to their deadline day as part of the process of managed migration...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Products and Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that agricultural products and food produced to lower standards than those of the UK are...

    • Agriculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether a programme of capital grants will be continued and apply throughout the UK to assist farmers in adopting methods of...

      Solid Fuels: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made a comparative assessment of the heat produced by kiln dried wood and house coal on a domestic fire in...

      Insects: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to protect bees and insects.

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to increase the proportion of sites of specific scientific interest monitored every six years.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many new licences to cull badgers he plans to issue in badger cull areas in the next twelve months; and if he will make...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with landowning bodies about the need to cover complete badger cull areas.

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of trees that have been planted as a result of Government policies in each year...

      Reindeer: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many reindeer, in how many consignments and from which countries were imported into the UK in 2017.

      Reindeer: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many reindeer, in how many consignments, and to which countries were exported from the UK each year from 2011 to 2017.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the consequences to the UK in the event that global temperature...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the fee was determined for settled and pre-settled status applications for EU citizens and their families.

    • Gangs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of gang-related crime in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the UK in the last...

      UK Financial Intelligence Unit: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual budget for the National Crime Agency's Financial Intelligence Unit has been in each of the last three years.

      Armed Conflict: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assistance his Department has (a) requested and (b) received from the European Counter-Terrorism Centre on apprehending foreign fighters.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home department, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of cybercrime to the UK economy.

      Asylum: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what performance indicators are used for individual officers dealing with asylum seekers.

      Bus Services: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of investigations into bus driver complaints that the police have been involved with in (a)...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding each police authority in England received (a) in (i) revenue support grant and (ii) redistributed business rates and (b)...

      Knife Crime Community Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the funding provided by his Department's Anti-Knife Crime Community Fund in tackling...

      Offenders: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to introduce a statutory duty on healthcare professionals to report admissions of criminal behaviour by patients; and if he...

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has been made of the adequacy of custody cell provision since 2010.

      Home Office: Migrant Workers

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

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what definition his Department uses for classifying people as vulnerable in relation to eligibility for participation in the private beta...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the ability of people without access to identity documentation to participate in the private beta testing...

      International Military Services: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether members of the Iranian delegation attending the IMS Ltd. arbitration court hearing with the UK have been detained by the UK...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information the Department holds on the number of children assessed as being at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation in the latest year...

      Undocumented Migrants: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on suspected illegal migrants being arrested in public places.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's guidance entitled Existing UK residence documents for EU citizens, published on gov.uk, and with...

      Slavery: Gangs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer to Question 183314 on Children: Death, if he will make an assessment of the (a) number and (b) proportion of...

      Crimes of Violence: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Mayor of London on levels of violent crime in London.

      Serious Violence Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will publish (a) the actions, (b) the minutes and (c) any completed actions of the Serious Violence Taskforce relating to...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 182186 and with reference to the oral contribution of 5 November 2018 by the Minister...

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of staff that will be employed by his Department on 29 March 2019.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department’s announcement of 25 October 2018 of a new fund to support vulnerable EU citizens apply for settled...

      Home Office: Vivastreet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department is working with the company Vivastreet on issues pertaining to prostitution.

      Police: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an estimate of the number of police officers stationed at each major port in each part of the UK in each of the last 12 months.

      Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the allocation of funds to the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service; and if he will make a...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the approaches taken by different police forces when they are notified by a...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he plans to take to ensure that EU Settlement Scheme grant funding reaches groups (a) that have a real and established...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will consider changing in the EU Settlement Scheme grant funding the eligibility criterion that applications can be for no more than...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish the findings of the second phase of the testing of settled status applications which includes testing with Roma...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women are currently being held in immigration detention while their asylum claims are being processed.

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page 28 of the independent report entitled Welfare in detention of vulnerable persons review: progress report, published...

      Immigrants: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that minors residing in Calais that have family in the UK are able to access family reunification procedures.

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the 22,694 people who had taken the Test of English for International Communication tests from 2011 to 2014 and whose results...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the 22,694 people who had taken the Test of English for International Communication test from 2011 to 2014 and whose results...

      Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of domestic abuse with no recourse to public funds applied to the Destitute Domestic Violence Concession; and of those...

      Key Forensic Services: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether police forces are still contracting with Key Forensics Services.

      Forensic Science: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 November 2017 on Toxicology, HCWS265, how many tests conducted by Trimega between 2010 and...

  • Attorney General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, what the change has been in the number of (a) full-time and (b) part-time personnel employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the last two years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Birth Rate

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on the (a) birth and (b) infant mortality rate in (i) England, (ii) London and (iii) the London Borough of...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Defence: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the (a) premium income (b) claims paid and (c) monies at risk of UK Export Finance were relating to the defence sector for the...

    • Design: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the economic contribution of (a) design and (b) design skills to UK exports.

      Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure his Department's trade show stands represents the whole of the UK.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Design

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution to the UK economy of (a) design and (b) design skills.

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to implement the forthcoming cyber security skills strategy; and what plans his Department...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2018 to Question 190379 on Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: public...

      Historic Royal Palaces: Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with (a) staff representatives and (b) management of Historic Royal Palaces on the proposed...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equal Pay: Registration

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the cost to the public purse was of creating the gender pay gap register.

    • Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918

      To ask the Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, what plans the Government has to use the centenary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 to encourage more women to stand for...

  • Department for Transport

    • East Coast Railway Line: Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to alleviate any possible increase in service cancellations caused by the roll out of new Azuma trains to the East Coast Main Line.

    • Gatwick Airport Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 5 November (HL10994), what proportion of the costs of the Gatwick Airport Station enhancement scheme have been...

      Cross Country Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 5 November (HL10993), whether they anticipate being able make proposals by Easter 2019 for reducing overcrowding...

      Northern: Strikes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Arriva UK Trains in relation to the continuing rail strikes on the Northern Rail franchise; what proposals...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Najah Ahmed Yousif

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to Formula One to encourage it to abide by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Guidelines for...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Election Offences: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the letter from the Chief Electoral Office for Northern Ireland to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland dated 21 December 2017, what discussions...

    • Absent Voting: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Written Answers by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 3 July 2017, 15 September 2017, and 2 October 2017 (HL3, HL1448, and HL1671) and the Written...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they anticipate the UK's financial settlement with the EU will be as a result of Brexit; and whether they will publish details of the basis for that figure.

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further the answer by Lord Callanan on 29 October (HL Deb, col 1111), whether they will (1) withdraw their notice under Articles 2 to 5 of Article 50 of the...

  • Department for Education

    • Parents: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they record annually the number of children in full-time education whose mothers or fathers have passed away; and if so, how many such children...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Peers: Computer Software

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether Members are no longer offered OneDrive; if so, on whose authority; and why.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder among (1) serving members of the British Armed Forces, and (2) former service...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their decision to extend the policy to provide Universal Tax Credit to a maximum of two children to new Universal Credit claimants from February...

    • Social Security Benefits: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Buscombe on 5 November (HL Deb, col 1581), what evidence informed her statement that the UK “provides more benefits for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 22 October (HL10504), whether they intend to establish an independent review of the...

  • Home Office

    • Lord Janner of Braunstone

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place a copy of the report of Operation Enamel in the Library of the House.

    • Police: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder among (1) serving police officers, and (2) former police officers.

      British Nationality: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Manzoor on 23 October (HL Deb, cols 763–5), whether they will clarify for which citizenship applications child fee waivers...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 5 June (HL7937), what is the status of their review of existing electoral registration legislation; and...

    • Gulf National Security Secretariat Implementation Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role, if any, the Gulf National Security Secretariat Implementation Group (NSSIG) has within the Cabinet Office; and how the role and responsibilities of the...

      Former Prime Ministers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what costs were incurred in relation to each former Prime Minister for (1) policing, and (2) transport, including use of the RAF Voyager aircraft reserved for...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) oral questions, and (2) written questions, tabled by members of the House of Lords they considered not to relate to matters of Government...

  • Treasury

    • Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to ensure that potential claimants are aware of the policy to provide Child Tax Credit and Universal Tax Credit to a...

    • Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to monitor and review the impact of the policy to provide Child Tax Credit and Universal Tax Credit to a maximum of two...

      Higher Education: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to delay the changes to actuarial valuations for higher education public service pension schemes until the outcomes are known of (1) the Augar...

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