Written answers

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on the viability of the aviation sector of the UK leaving the EU.

    • Cycling: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will consider the potential merits of widening the remit of the consultation on proposed new cycling offences to include other road traffic offences.

      Railways: Croydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make a decision on the Windmill Junction East Croydon grade-separated capacity enhancement.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2018 to Question 183470 on Railways and Aviation: Fares, what proportion of the UK rail network passengers are...

      Boeing 737: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the safety of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft for UK air passengers following the recent incident in Indonesia; and if...

      Highways England: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what external organisations he has asked to review executive pay in Highways England.

      Transport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the October 2018 World Health Organisation report on noise and health; and...

      Taxis: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to safeguard taxi drivers from taxi fare evaders.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of delay repay decisions.

      Reading-Basingstoke Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to Question 904102, when his Department plans to review the need for the electrification of the Reading to...

      Transport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the annual targets of his Department are for reducing transport emissions in the next 15 years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the viability of removing fossil fuels from the UK's energy...

    • Offshore Industry: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November to Question 186939 on British Petroleum: Offshore Industry, whether the Oil and...

      Natural Gas: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what targets are planned as part of the RIIO-2 process to ensure gas distribution networks (a) raise awareness of and...

      Cosmetics: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the UK plans to maintain current restrictions on the marketing of imported cosmetics that rely on animal...

      Fracking: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Oil and Gas Authority on changes to its traffic light system for responding...

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish any reports received by his Department from the (a) Oil and Gas Authority, (b) Environment Agency...

      Fracking: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to introduce a requirement for independent well integrity tests at shale gas sites in the...

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many earthquakes have been recorded at the Preston New Road site since Cuadrilla started fracking at that location.

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether Cuadrilla has complied with the 18 hour waiting time after every recorded earthquake on the Preston New Road site.

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Oil and Gas Authority has visited the Preston New Road shale gas site since the four seismic events of...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to continue the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive beyond 2020.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the (a) IPCC’s report on global...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the UK’s energy supply that came from green sources in...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to encourage the wider use of green energy sources by (a) private industry, (b) the...

      Females: New Businesses

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to support graduate women to start their own businesses.

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will hold meetings with representatives of the oil industry on the recent reduction in the crude oil price that...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of potential job losses in the renewable energy sector after the closure of the...

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the call by Cuadrilla for an increase in the threshold for the maximum magnitude level...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to use the UK’s penholder status on Yemen at the UN Security Council to bring a new...

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to protect the civilians trapped in Hodeidah, Yemen.

      Bangladesh: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure (a) international oversight by observers and (b) the accuracy of the voter...

      Bangladesh: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in the Bangladesh Government on ensuring freedom to (a) campaign and (b)...

      Nabeel Rajab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the validity of the case against Mr Nabeel Rajab; and what representations his Department has...

      Pakistan: Blasphemy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Pakistan on ensuring the security and protection of (a) lawyers and...

      Afghanistan: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Afghanistan Government on protecting Hazaras people in Ghazni and Uruzgan provinces.

      Rohingya: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the individuals responsible for attacks on Rohingya children are brought to justice.

      Eritrea: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on proposals to lift the UN arms embargo and other sanctions on the Government of Eritrea.

      Djibouti: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the progress of talks between the Governments of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia...

      Horn of Africa: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the outcomes of the tripartite meeting of the leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia in Gondar...

      Somalia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the (a) Federal Government of Somalia and (b) United Nations Mission...

      Somalia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications of the security situation in Somalia’s South West state for the...

      Somalia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress of efforts to establish a credible, nationwide electoral framework in Somalia ahead...

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2018 to Question 163505 on Cameroon: Human Rights, whether the Government has made any plans...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the implications for Government policy of the concerns expressed by the Committee on Civil and...

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the governments of non-EU countries on (a) the draft withdrawal agreement for the UK leaving...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has made in relation to preparations for the UK leaving the EU.

    • ZTE Corporation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) news story entitled ZTE: NCSC advice to select telecommunications operators with national...

      ZTE Corporation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) news story entitled ZTE: NCSC advice to select telecommunications operators with national...

      ZTE Corporation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) news story entitled ZTE: NCSC advice to select telecommunications operators with national...

      ZTE Corporation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) news story entitled ZTE: NCSC advice to select telecommunications operators with national...

      Rendition and Torture: Inquiries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason the Government has not met its deadline for announcing whether to launch an independent judge-led inquiry into UK involvement in...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2018 to Question 905328, what evaluation has been made of the voter ID pilots in the local elections 2018.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hospitals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence his Department holds on the effect on the quality of care of fines levied as a result of hospitals breaching targets; and...

    • Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effectiveness of quality incentive schemes in improving the quality of care to...

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to ensure that the proposed whole population annual budget for Integrated Care Provider contracts does not...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has provided guidance to manufacturers on communicating the potential health benefits of their products to consumers.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking in response to the consultation on the Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision...

      Learning Disability: Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the October 2015 Government document Building the Right Support: A national implementation plan to develop community...

      NHS Property Services: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the total number of assets managed by NHS Property Service.

      GP Surgeries: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the annual rental income received from GP practices for NHS Property Services.

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he last met the Chief Executive of NHS Property Services.

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that all children with life-limiting conditions have access to an advance care plan, as recommended by...

      AAT Deficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he take steps to make available intravenous alpha-1 augmentation therapy through the NHS to treat alpha-1.

      AAT Deficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans a NHS service for alpha-1 to improve patients' access to coordinated multi-disciplinary clinical expertise, which was...

      Gambling: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2018 to Question 186383 on Gambling: Rehabilitation, what steps his Department is taking to ensure...

      Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the document entitled Prevention is better than cure, published by his Department on 5 November 2018, what the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department is supporting the Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund initiative in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; and if...

    • Syria: Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether funding from her Department has been used in financial years (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19 to support humanitarian...

      Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme, what steps her Department is taking to train 60,000...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to get (a) food and (b) fuel imports into Yemen during the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

      Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of whether the global polio eradication initiative will be completed by September 2019.

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support redevelopment and deradicalisation programmes in territory previously occupied by Daesh.

      International Citizen Service

      What assessment she has made of the future funding needs of the International Citizen Service.

      Yemen: Famine

      What steps the Government is taking to respond to the risk of mass famine in Yemen.

      World Health Organisation

      What steps her Department is taking with the World Health Organisation to achieve the sustainable development goals to (a) end preventable child deaths and (b) establish universal health coverage.

      St Helena: Airports

      How many planes have successfully (a) landed and (b) taken off from St Helena's airport since that airport was built.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that teaching is an attractive and fulfilling profession.

    • Schools: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with Lancashire County Council on the Council's ban on halal and kosher meat in school meals.

      Educational Institutions: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to support the continuation of an independent land-based skills college in Suffolk.

      Academies: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of school exclusions have been made by academies in each of the last three years.

      Department for Education: M and C Saatchi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the value is of his Department's contract with M&C Saatchi to relaunch the marketing campaign promoting apprenticeships.

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question 168016, when he plans to place a copy of the report of the multi-academy trust review of...

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the (a) technical guidance and (b) assessment process for disabled students' allowance is meeting...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 8 of the report of the Education Committee, Value for money in higher education, published on 5 November 2018, if will take...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 23 of the report of the Education Committee, Value for money in higher education, published on 5 November 2018, HC 343, what...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Crimes of Violence and Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of (a) self harm, (b) violence against prisoners and (c) violence against prison staff per 100 prisoners there were in each prison in...

    • Prisons: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, to which programmes the £1.3 billion of capital spending on prisons announced following the 2015 spending review has been allocated.

      Probation: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2018 to Question 184996 on Probation: Death, if he will provide that information for each year since 2010.

      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, when his Department stopped holding data on the number of...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were released from prison on 22 December 2017; and how many of those people were recalled within one month of release.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were released from prison on each Friday in the last six months.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many legal aid providers there were in each region of England and Wales in each year since 2010.

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 19 paragraph 6 of HM Government publication, The Strategy For Our Veterans, published in November 2018, what steps he is taking...

      Violent and Sex Offender Register: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what liaison arrangements exist between the multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) framework in England and Wales and the MAPPA frameworks...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 77 on page 27 of the report of the Health and Social Care Committee Prison Health, published on 1 November 2018, HC 963,...

  • Treasury

    • Home Shopping: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using revenue from the online sales tax to support high streets.

    • Small Businesses: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he will consider further tax breaks for micro businesses and small business to enable those businesses to take on more employees.

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the news report entitled Raising motorway speed limit could boost economy, Treasury Minister says on Tory conference fringe, published by...

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has made in relation to preparations for the UK leaving the EU.

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on SMEs in Kent of making customs declarations for the first time in the event that the UK leaves the...

      Debt Collection: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has plans amend the regulation of debt collection agencies.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of all economic analyses the Government has undertaken on banning post duty point dilution or processing.

      Free Zones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of introducing free port schemes across the UK.

      Tobacco: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what effect has plain packaging had on the tax received from tobacco duty receipts in each financial year since that policy was introduced.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of lowering the rate of corporation tax on corporation tax receipts since 2017.

      Trade: Channel Islands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the net benefits to the economy of trade with the Channel Islands.

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the financial sector of the UK leaving the EU without a trade deal.

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of foreign direct investment was in the 12 months from July 2017.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Leasehold: Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2018 to Question 186951 on Leasehold: Ground Rent, what the average ground rent...

    • Council Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what funding is available to help local authorities build additional capacity to provide more council housing.

      Mobile Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to protect park home owners from unfair terms and fees.

      Housing Infrastructure Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 185514 on Housing Infrastructure Fund, if he will publish the...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) social rent, (b) affordable rent and (c) low-cost ownership homes held...

      Council Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 188715, what proportion of the 20,000 homes which were to be...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November to Question 186185 on Affordable Housing, what proportion of the new affordable...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November to Question 185505 on Sleeping Rough, in which local authority areas the Rough...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November to Question 185506 on Sleeping Rough, how many (a) units of accommodation have...

      Public Sector: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish the next Public Land for Housing Programme progress report.

      Parks: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Fields in Trust report on revaluing parks and green spaces, published on 7 May, what assessment...

      Social Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Regulator of Social Housing has estimated how much providers will spend on increasing the energy...

      Local Government: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 1 November 2018, Local Government Update, HCWS 1058, from which businesses and...

      Unitary Councils: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities in Buckinghamshire are able to manage the planning process...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of buildings with a total floor area between 250 and 1,000 square metres which...

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 9 of the Health and Social care document entitled Prevention is better than cure published on 5...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Afghanistan: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK mission to Afghanistan is assisting in the protection of Hazaras people in Ghazni and Uruzgan provinces.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received about the effect on vulnerable people and those with mental health conditions of joint claims for...

    • Personal Independence Payment: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November to Question 187017 on Personal Independence Payment: Cancer, how many people with (a) leukaemia, (b)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases relating to universal credit have been referred to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in each of the last three years.

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many crisis loans were awarded in 2017.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September to Question 171273, what plans she has to publish data on the outcomes for people receiving support...

      Occupational Pensions: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2018 Question 186293 on Occupational Pensions, when the transposition table that is required by the EU...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps can be taken by the child maintenance service against non-resident parents when they have failed to report any changes to their...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to protect the environment after the UK leaves the EU; and whether those steps will...

    • Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the delivery of the targets...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for the UK's environmental governance of the UK leaving the EU...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the planned environment Bill.

      Birds: Malvern Hills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans are in place to monitor the effect on skylarks of Natural England-funded grazing on the Malvern hills.

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Environment Agency has visited the Preston New Road shale gas site since the four seismic events of greater than...

  • Home Office

    • Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will plans to publish the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration's reports on (a) Asylum Accommodation, (b) Country...

    • Kweku Adoboli

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which year was Kwenku Adoboli last resident in Ghana.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the rights of EU citizens living in the UK to reside and work in this country will be maintained in the event that the UK leaves the...

      Migrant Workers: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government will maintain its policy on seasonal migrant workers after the UK leaves the EU.

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been resettled under the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme; and if she will make a statement.

      UK Border Force: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration's report entitled An inspection of Border Force operations at south coast...

      Asylum: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Guardian article UK asylum seekers refused housing over social cohesion issues, published 27 September 2018, what...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans for the first of the new blue British passports to be issued.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing EU citizens living in the UK to retain dual nationality after the UK leaves...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department plans to take to help SMEs tackle domestic abuse in the workplace.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the booking system for the new Sopra Steria visa premium service centres is planned to go live.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the opening of the new booking system for the Sopra Streia Visa Premium Service Centre appointments has been delayed.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the areas in EU waters in which UK boats will be able to sail after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Brexit: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the organisations representing the Irish republican community on the draft agreement on the...

      National Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made on the potential effect of (a) the UK leaving the EU without a deal, (b) the draft withdrawal...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports

      What progress the Government has made on its export strategy.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect on Kent’s tourism industry of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

    • Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government's press release entitled PM launches Government’s first loneliness strategy, published...

      Information Commissioner: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions the Information Commissioner's Office has disclosed personal data to the wrong recipient.

  • Leader of the House

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for Transport

    • Ports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 25 October (HL10562), what is their forecast for the level of growth in (1) the UK’s port unit load...

  • Department for International Development

    • Jordan: Floods

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have offered to the Jordanian authorities following the recent flash floods in southern Jordan; and whether they have offered any practical...

    • Unesco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the effectiveness of the Department for International Development being responsible for the UK's membership of UNESCO, given that...

      Unesco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for the United Kingdom continuing to remain a member of UNESCO.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what allowance is paid to Department for Work and Pensions officials based in offices outside London when they are required to stay overnight in London in...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water Voles: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent further decline in the population of water voles in the UK.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what allowance is paid to Scotland Office officials based in Scotland when they are required to stay overnight in London in connection with their work.

  • Treasury

    • Overseas Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have loaned to the Republic of Ireland during the past decade; and of those loans, (1) what capital has been repaid, and (2) how much interest...

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