Written answers

Friday, 23 November 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications he has received from local authorities for funding to implement their Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan; and how...

    • Railways: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2018 to Question 172553 on Railways: Bicycles,(a) what constitutes a specific need for cycle storage space on...

      Highways England: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the Highways England Air Quality Fund was spent up to November 2018; and how much is planned to be spent in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20.

      Cross Country Railway Line: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with the Cross Country train-operating company on overcrowding on its services; and if he will make a statement.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the affordability of electric cars.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information he holds on local authority spending plans to reduce fuel poverty over the next (a) five and 10 years.

    • Government Departments: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department will publish data on Government steel use and compliance with procurement policy.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many nations have now signed up to the London Declaration from the International Wildlife Trade Conference 2018; and what...

    • Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Sabratha.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to end armed conflict between Israel and Palestine.

      Syria: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether funding from the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund has been used in financial years (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and...

      Syria: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ask the National Audit Office to investigate whether funding from the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund has been...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the UN Special Envoy's efforts to get parties to the Yemen conflict to agree to...

      Burma: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken to respond to the recommendations of the UN Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar on referrals to the...

      Burma: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to collect evidence of sexual violence in Kachin and Shan States in Myanmar.

      Burma: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of progress of the peace process in Myanmar.

      Gibraltar: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Government of Spain on the future of Gibraltar during the negotiations on...

      Eritrea: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom and tolerance in Eritrea.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Irish Foreign Secretary on the potential effects on Northern Ireland of the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

    • Service Industries: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether her Department has had any meetings with the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Billing

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

  • Wales Office

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 191441 on UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales, whether he has made an assessment of the potential...

    • EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 191441, whether he has estimated the current level of funding that Wales receives from the European...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 191441, whether the Government plans to allocate more or less than £2.1 billion from the...

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 191441, whether those amounts are lower or higher than the amount that those areas have received in...

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will increase funding for the expansion of special school provision.

    • Arts: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship starts there have been in the creative industries since the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy.

      Special Educational Needs: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to universities for students with special educational needs.

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to introduce a national entitlement to the study of religious education in schools.

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that state-funded schools meet the statutory obligation to teach religious education as part of a broad and balanced...

      Teaching Excellence Framework Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Written Statement of 19 November 2018 on TEF reviewer appointment, HLWS1060, what provision will be made for students to give...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with colleagues in the Department of Health on expanding the number of higher education nursing programmes covering...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of exiting leases, including dilapidation costs, as a result of the closure of (a)...

    • Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2018 to Question 131222 on Courts: Closures, which courts closed since 2010 have yet to be sold; and what the annual...

      Forensic Science: Misconduct

      To ask the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Written Statement of 27 November 2017 on Toxicology, HCWS265, how many people have subsequently been (a)...

      Prisoners: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners gave birth in prison without a midwife present in the last year for which information is available.

      Women's Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 187366, how many places in residential women's centres were funded by the Government in 2016.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of trends in staffing levels in community rehabilitation centres from their introduction until the end of the 2016-17...

      Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Life sentences for killer drivers published on 15 October 2017, what the timetable is for the...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Government plans to issue the call for evidence as part of the review into rogue bailiffs announced on 2 April 2018.

      Domestic Violence: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions there have been under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015.

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of defences made using section 76(8) of the Serious Crime Act 2015 within criminal trials have been successful.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to paragraph 10 of the draft explanatory memorandum to the Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Economic...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to incorporate the Government's new loneliness strategy into its policy...

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Shared Prosperity Fund will fund (a) capital interventions and (b) revenue interventions.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many veterans of Operation Herrick have died by suicide (a) whilst serving and (b) after leaving the Army.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to support veterans of Operation Herrick.

      Ministry of Defence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of women employed by his Department in each year since 2000.

      Ministry of Defence: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to Question 188038, tabled on 5 November 2018, by the hon. Member for East Londonderry.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the mental health and wellbeing of serving personnel and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Capability Assessment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral evidence of the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work to the Work and Pensions Committee on PIP and ESA...

    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria the Department provides to its partners to assess non-physical disabilities for clients applying for personal independence...

      Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of jobs created in (a) Kettering, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) England since 2010.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department provides to people in receipt of benefits on managing their personal finances.

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government has taken in Budget 2018 to support self-employed people in receipt of universal credit.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients of disability benefits, including universal credit, with the limited capability for work element receive their payments...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the adequacy of support that Citizens Advice will be able to provide to new universal credit claimants...

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any staff of the Health and Safety Executive have visited the Preston New Road shale gas site since the four seismic events of greater...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department is making on its policy to make work pay.

      Universal Credit: Automated Credit Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people making a claim for universal credit do not have a bank account in the most recent period for which...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received on the effect of the universal credit minimum income floor on the amount of housing element support...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how her Department assesses child maintenance liabilities in cases where HMRC has not received updated PAYE or self-assessment records at the...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to disregard income from an Armed Forces medical pension when calculating universal credit payments.

      Social Security Benefits: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2018 to 178277, what support his Department provides to claimants suffering multiple epileptic seizures...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant the Answer of 14 September 2018 to Question 171353; how many universal credit claims were determined on the scrutiny of written...

      Johnston Press: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions,what the Pension Protection Fund has determined the value of Johnston Press pension deficit to be.

      Health and Safety Executive: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Health and Safety Executive inspector posts are currently vacant; and what assessment she has made of the effect of those vacancies...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of incidents reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) were attended by an HSE inspector in each of the...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support is available to help people challenge employers who do not act on Access to Work recommendations in a timely manner.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to visit the Govan Job Centre in December 2018; and if she will make a statement.

      Food Banks: Glasgow South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to visit a food bank in the Glasgow South West constituency in December 2018; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what his assessment is of the potential cost to industry of Articles 40-125 of the draft Withdrawal Agreement.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Royal Commissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will establish a royal commission on the role and future funding of policing.

    • Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the (a) additional cost to police forces in 2019-20 of employer contributions to the police pension scheme...

      Taxis: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of incidents of taxi fare evasion reported to police in each year since 2010.

      EU Nationals: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of hate crime have been reported by European citizens living in the UK since the EU referendum 2016.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on securing the rights of EU citizens in the...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 174014 on Force Marriage, if he will provide that same information by geographical...

      Forensic Science: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the 10,000 cases identified by the National Police Chiefs' Council as possibly being affected by manipulation at Randox Testing...

      National Economic Crime Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the National Economic Crime Centre is planned to help increase the number of prosecutions for crimes such as bribery and corruption.

      Radicalism: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of people investigated under Prevent for (a) Islamic extremism and (b) far-right extremism in each...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports were processed by each passport office in the UK in each year from 2013 to 2017.

      Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister since 13 April 2016 on delivering the Government's policy to reduce net migration to the...

      Arts and Sports Competitors: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many creative and sporting tier 5 visa applications (a) were subject to an administrative review and (b) had the original decision...

      Asylum: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the High Court Judgement K & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department of 8...

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the timetable for the (a) drafting of and (b) public consultation on the statutory guidance on victim support as set out...

      Asylum: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the High Court judgment in respect of K & Anor, R (on the...

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will issue guidance under Section 49 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015; and what plans he has to consult on that guidance.

      Post Offices: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to replace the biometric service at Post Offices with the new UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service centres.

      Home Office: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to answer Questions 190963 and 190959 tabled on 13 November 2018 by the hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton.

      EU Nationals: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 191448, whether the immigration health surcharge will apply to EU citizens arriving...

      EU Nationals: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what right to work checks employers will have to carry out on EU citizens during the period between March 2019 and December 2020 in the...

      Anti-social Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of whether local authorities have sufficient power to tackle anti-social behaviour.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Suicide: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the suicide prevention strategy addresses the needs of LGBT people.

    • Mental Health Services: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking with (a) medical and nursing schools, (b) the Royal College of Psychiatrists, (c) the British Psychological...

      Parkinson's Disease: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with Parkinson’s disease accessed Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services; what the average waiting...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act on the rate of detentions under the Mental...

      Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 18 paragraph 4 of HM Government publication, The Strategy For Our Veterans, published in November 2018, what steps...

      Allied Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on patient health and service provision in the event that Allied...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in light of the Government's commitment that three in four of all cancers be diagnosed at Stage I or II by 2028, what estimate he has...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of changes in the rate of prostate cancer detection since publication of the report of the Prostate Cancer...

      Local Authorities: Public Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the November 2018 analysis by the County Councils Network...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the November 2018 report by Rethink entitled Right treatment, right time, whether he is taking steps to ensure that NHS...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how he plans to spend the £4.5 billion announced on 23 July 2018 for social prescribing.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the November 2018 report by Rethink entitled Right treatment, right time, whether he is taking steps to lower the...

      Health Visitors: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many health visitors (a) resigned and (b) otherwise left their posts in each of the last five years.

      Transport: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the costs incurred by the NHS in treating conditions caused by...

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he has issued to local authorities on social care charges for vulnerable people receiving benefits; and if he will make a...

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2018 to Question 164870 on Incinerators: Health Hazards, when those papers will be published.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October to Question 180697, how many NHS patients have received a Freestyle Libre glucose monitoring system...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the abolition of student bursaries on the number of people applying to become nursing students.

      Health Professions: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what statistics his Department holds of the number of vacancies for (a) nursing staff and (b) doctors in the NHS in England.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 190871 on Cancer, what the potential (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages are of...

      Ocrelizumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis who could potentially benefit...

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information the Department of Health and Social Care hold on the number of NHS patients currently admitted to assessment and...

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to NHS England of payments to private companies for the treatment of patients with (a) learning...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dowries have been paid by the NHS to local authorities for patients leaving hospital after five or more years in inpatient care...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of community mental health teams between 1999 and 2009.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Chief Data Officer job in his Department has been filled; and if he will make a statement.

    • Civil Service: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people from the private sector are seconded to work in the civil service in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Absent Voting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen the integrity of the postal voting system.

      Elections: Subversion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department's consultation entitled Protecting the Debate: Intimidating, Influence and Information sought views on protecting the UK...

      Elections: Subversion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when his Department plans to respond to the consultation on Protecting the Debate: Intimidating, Influence and Information, which closed on 28 October 2018.

      Civil Service: Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress his Department has made in improving the efficiency of the civil service as part of the Government Transformation Strategy 2017 to 2020.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential of the Places for Growth Programme as a boost for local economic growth.

      Cabinet Office: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how the Office of Government Property is working to ensure that any relocations of roles and functions are made on the basis of robust analysis and...

      Loneliness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to tackle loneliness and isolation through the GovTech innovation fund.

      GCHQ and National Cyber Security Centre

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, at what level and how often does his Department review advisory guidance issued by NCSC and GCHQ.

      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...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in Northern Ireland affected by the contaminated blood scandal; and if he will make a...

      Crime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate the Government has made of the number of crimes which go unreported.

  • Treasury

    • A303 and Lower Thames Crossing: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2018 to Question 185590 on A303 and Lower Thames Crossing: Private Finance Initiative, whether private finance will be...

    • Treasury: Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) HMRC, (ii) the Valuations Office Agency and (iii) the Bank of England in each of...

      Natural England: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent (a) assessments and (b) reports have been produced by UK Government Investments on the financial management of Natural England; and if he will...

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to increase public awareness on the option to pay voluntary tax payments to HMRC.

      Wines: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 September to Question 172413 on Public Houses: Non-domestic Rates, what evaluation has been made of the effect of increasing...

      Veterans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 18 paragraph 3 of HM Government publication, The Strategy For Our Veterans, published in November 2018, what steps he is taking to...

      National Insurance Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2018 to Question 179286, whether the Government plans to make back payments of child benefit to those parents who have...

      Charitable Donations: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance his Department publishes on (a) payroll giving and (b) gift aid to help taxpayers understand the differences between those tax reliefs.

      Religious Buildings: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 190861 on Religious Buildings: VAT, whether his Department has plans to remove VAT on the repair and...

      Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves: Venezuela

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of England on the Venezuelan Government's request to withdraw their deposited gold from...

      Taxpayers: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many basic rate taxpayers in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland have contacted HM Revenue and Customs to register their residence in...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost was of the (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the National Archives, (iii) the...

    • Football Association Premier League: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made representations to the Premier League on the £5 million bonus being paid to its outgoing executive...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on data regulations in the UK.

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2018 to Question 190375, on museums and galleries to which bodies those figures refer.

      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 to Question 190379, what proportion of people on the boards of which (a) broadcasters...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Recruitment

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much has been spent on (a) headhunters and (b) recruitment agencies in the last 12 months.

    • House of Commons: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many certificates of exemption have been issued pursuant to section 34 of the Freedom...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gay Conversion Therapy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the proposed timetable is for bringing forward legislative proposals to ban gay conversion therapy.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Black Cultural Archives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to supporting the Black Cultural Archives as a unique national heritage centre for African and Caribbean communities in Britain.

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 20 June 2016 (HL413), whether they will make available the independent audits relating to UK direct financial...

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 20 June 2016 (HL413), what is their assessment of (1) the adequacy of independent audits relating to UK direct...

      Department for International Development: Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what allowance is paid to Department for International Development officials based in Abercrombie House, East Kilbride, when they are required to stay...

      Ethiopia: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 2 November (HL10899), whether they are cooperating with other countries in their support of the Manjo people in...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help to manage the recent Ebola outbreak in that country.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Financial Reporting Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House the framework document for the Financial Reporting Council as agreed with its sponsoring department, as...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the levels of (1) exports to countries outside the EU, and (2) imports from EU countries for the last two quarters for which figures are available; and...

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