Written answers

Thursday, 29 November 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's Local Authority circular, published on 21 December 2017, what assessment he has made of the effect on...

    • Game

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the health benefits of eating wild game meat.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will respond to the recent Cancer Research UK report entitled Securing a Cancer Workforce For The Best Outcomes.

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate the Chief Medical Officer has made of the cost to the NHS of emissions from waste incinerators.

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Public Health England has made an assessment of the financial cost to society of emissions from waste incinerators.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people accessed community alcohol detoxification as a treatment option in the last 12 months.

      Maternity Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of women who do not access maternity care because of concerns about NHS charging policies.

      Urinary Tract Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS spent on unplanned admissions to hospital for patients with urinary tract infection in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that cystic fibrosis sufferers have access to Orkambi.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will introduce a new 5-year survival target of 28 per cent by 2029 for (a) lung, (b) liver, (c) brain, (d) oesophageal,...

      Multiple Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer on 23 October to Question 179160 on Perinatal Mortality, whether the expert oversight group (a) noted that twins...

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to whom the February 2018 Public Health England research and analysis on deaths associated with neurological conditions was circulated;...

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) improve public awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms, (b) increase early diagnosis rates and (c)...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the November 2018 analysis from the Nuffield Trust on the effect on the cost of NHS services of leaving the EU without...

      NHS: Early Retirement and Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS staff (a) took early retirement and (b) were on long-term sick leave in the last three years for which figures are...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of hospitals provided 24-hour core 24 mental health teams for patients in England in (a) March and (b)...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS England's publication, Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View, how many (a) NHS Trusts and (b) Care Commissioning...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS hospitals provided comprehensive front-door clinical streaming in (a) March 2017 and (b) October 2017.

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS hospitals have adopted good practice to enable appropriate patient flow in (a) March 2017 and (b) October 2017.

      Continuing Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of assessments for continuing health care funding took place in a community setting in (a) March and (b) October 2017.

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of developing a competency framework for the provision of children’s palliative...

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government Response to the Naylor Review, published in January 2018, what the total value is of planned private...

      Social Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on rural proofing the forthcoming social care green paper.

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will list the 10 orphan medicines assessed by NICE in the last five years through its single technology appraisal process as having...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many technologies the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence highly specialised technology programme (a) is resourced to...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Health and Social Care Information Centre, the Home Office and his...

      Health Services: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Health and Social Care Information Centre, the Home Office and his...

      Restraint Techniques: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2018 to Question 148783 on Restraint Techniques: Children and Young People, when his Department plans to...

      Zholia Alemi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what forms of redress are available to (a) patients and (b) family members of patients who were treated or assessed by Zholia Alemi who...

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the transportation of donated (a) stem...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS England's News story of 14 November 2018, NHS to provide life changing glucose monitors for Type 1 diabetes...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which blood glucose monitoring systems the NHS makes available; and how many people are using each such system (a) nationally and (b) in...

      Zholia Alemi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to inform (a) patients and (b) family members of patients who were treated or assessed by Zholia Alemi that she...

      Paediatrics: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many paediatric mental health nurses were employed by the NHS in each month since May 2010.

      Mental Health Services: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many student nurses have been included in the NHS mental health nurse headcount in each month since May 2015.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims have been made for universal credit hardship payments.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) detailed analysis and (b) impact assessments she has undertaken in areas with full-service universal credit in place in order to...

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on shared parental leave.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on claimants of universal credit of the 53 week rent year for many social housing...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse has been of correcting underpayments for universal credit to date; and what proportion of the...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment cases overturned at (a) reconsideration and (b) appeal stage were initially assessed as...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to increase the (a) accuracy and (b) timeliness of the real time information data used to calculate universal credit awards;...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Human Trafficking

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

    • Large Goods Vehicles and Vans: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of incidents of theft from (a) commercial vans and (b) commercial HGVs in England in each of the...

      Immigration: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) information and (b) training has been given to immigration officials on their obligations under the Good Friday Agreement; and...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to improve mental health support for firefighters.

      Fire Prevention: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of residential fire inspection audits undertaken by local fire authorities.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of drug testing at festivals, nightclubs and other large gatherings of young people on...

      Organised Crime: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle organised sexual exploitation.

      Slavery: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to combat modern day slavery in agriculture.

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding from the public purse his Department has allocated to the National Crime Agency specialist unit for investigating child...

      Detection Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of crimes unsolved in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of wanted suspects on the Police National Computer who have been wanted for longer than 12 months.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the EU Settlement Scheme for EU citizens.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken to provide assurance to (a) users and (b) employers on the security of documents stored by cloud...

      Immigrants: DNA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is his Department's policy to delete from its records evidence obtained as a result of a wrongful requirement for DNA testing to...

      Gangs: Wales

      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) North Wales and (b) Wales.

      Offences against Children: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of social media platforms approaches to tackling grooming and online sexual abuse.

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that children are safe from online grooming.

      Emergency Services: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that retired emergency service workers have access to mental health support.

      Home Office: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions Ministers of his Department have had meetings with (a) Mermaids UK, (b) Stonewall and (c) Gendered Intelligence in the...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether transport and other expenses payments which his Department introduced on 1 November 2019 for all potential victims of trafficking in...

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to monitor the effectiveness of the National Crime Agency’s Thinkuknow education programme in protecting...

      Proscribed Organisations: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the responsibility of social media...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many local authorities have signed up to participate in the asylum dispersal scheme but have not had accommodation procured within their...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of police resources to tackle child sexual exploitation.

      Health Services: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Health and Social Care Information Centre, the Department of Health and Social...

      Asylum: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of rejected Iranian asylum seekers in the UK who have no recourse to public funds.

      Deportation: West Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 174681, how many of the 60 individuals scheduled to be on the charter flight to...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the letter from the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood,...

      Police National Computer

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to review the length of time a person's event history is retained in Police National Computer records.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Unexplained Wealth Orders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what parts of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 dealing with potential unexplained wealth orders have yet to come into force in Northern Ireland;...

  • Treasury

    • Borders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will lift the non-disclosure agreements that apply to the Border Delivery Group to enable that Group to update businesses on its...

    • Shipping: Containers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the average length of time in hours between HMRC (a) seizing a container for examination under suspicion of the value declared of goods contained...

      Shipping: Containers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on logistics businesses of HMRC seizing containers on suspicion of the value declared of the goods contained...

      Shipping: Containers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many containers HMRC seized under the suspicion of the value of the goods declared being too low in each of the last five years; and of those...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his long-term plans are for the adult social care precept after 2019-20.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the contribution to the public purse of the apprenticeship levy since its introduction.

      Revenue and Customs: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is Government policy to ensure that the average wage of HMRC staff will raise at least in line with the wage growth forecast made by the Office...

      Revenue and Customs: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HMRC staff are paid at the rate of £7.83 per hour.

      Revenue and Customs: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans HMRC has to respond to the 2018 Civil Service People Survey, published in August 2018 in relation to the pay and benefits package provided to...

      Revenue and Customs: Grievance Procedures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2017 to Question 5899 on Revenue and Customs: Grievance Procedures, what the timeframe is for HMRC to remove the...

      Natural England: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2018 to Question 191370 on Natural England: Finance, if he will make publicly available the UK Government Investments...

      Financial Services: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his oral contribution of 22 November 2018, Official Report column 1097, on the terms of the agreement that he has reached with the EU and EU...

      Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the accuracy of the claim made by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights that real...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of employer real time information returns are received by HMRC on time.

      Bus Services: Subsidies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide sufficient funding to local authorities to enable bus subsidies to return to their 2010 levels in real terms.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what spending on (a) Olympic legacy and (b) other programmes has resulted in consequential funding for Wales in each of the...

    • Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2018 to Question 178225 on Nuisance calls, what steps the Government is taking to reduce...

      Social Media: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to require through annual transparency reporting social media...

      Arts: Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has had discussions with the Home Secretary on preserving freedom of movement for people in the performance and...

      Johnston Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has met the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip to discuss the future of Johnston Press since his...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fracking: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the level of UK carbon emissions of fugitive emissions from fracking.

    • Renewable Energy: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to co-operate with Taiwan on renewable energy; and whether his Department plans...

      Research: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Government has spent on R&D in each of the last five years.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2018 to Question 159646 on Energy: Housing, how many applications for feed-in tariffs...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect of Toshiba's decision to withdraw from constructing a...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has issued public information setting out the difference between the national minimum wage and...

      Job Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent meetings he has had with union representatives on job security in the work force.

      Copyright: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the inclusion in the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single...

      Copyright: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the reciprocal relationships the UK has...

      Conditions of Employment: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2018 to Question 155213 on conditions of employment: pregnancy, when the Government...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much money his Department has spent on the Moorside Nuclear Power Station project in Cumbria since February 2017.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans for a takeover of the Moorside Nuclear Power station project in Cumbria as a result of...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to allocate funding to identify a new operator for the Moorside Nuclear Power Station...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the estimate made by the Campaign for Science and Engineering that...

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to introduce a long-term funding plan for science.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Ministry of Defence

    • European Fighter Aircraft: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 189831 on European Fighter Aircraft: Safety Measures, and with reference to Regulatory Article...

    • Clyde Naval Base: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many nuclear safety events have occured on vessels other than submarines at Faslane in each year since 2006.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Order of Battle is by (a) manpower and (b) basing locations for the (i) Infantry, (ii) Royal Artillery, (iii) Royal Corps of Signals, (iv) Army...

      AWE: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has paid to AWE Management Ltd under the Atomic Weapons Establishment management and operation contract in each year since 2000.

      Ministry of Defence: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many posts for nuclear-qualified and experienced staff in his Department have been advertised in each of the last three years; and how many of those...

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the inventory of his Department is; and what proportion of that inventory is obsolete.

      Armed Forces: Proscribed Organisations and Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the British armed forces have been (a) subject to service discipline at any level, (b) dismissed and (c) prosecuted for having links...

      Defence Equipment and Support: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the market benchmarks for the April 2017 Defence Equipment and Support employee pay structure were calculated.

      Defence Equipment and Support: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2018 to Question 190411, what the average pay rise was for Defence Equipment and Support staff in each performance...

      Defence Equipment and Support: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the retention of Defence Equipment and Support employees.

      Defence Equipment and Support: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations Defence Equipment and Support employees have made to his Department on their pay structure introduced in April 2017.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of civilians killed in Syria as a result of coalition air strikes in 2018; and how many of the air strikes...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on the procurement of new land platforms (a) MRVP and (b) MIV; and if he will make a statement

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in December 2018.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to support exporters based in Cumbria.

    • Hydrogen: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to promote and export UK skills and technology in hydrogen conversion technologies.

      Defence: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the (a) contribution to the public purse from defence exports and (b) the relative contribution of those...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Meetings

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, on how many occasions she and Ministers in her Department have had meetings with (a) Mermaids UK, (b) Stonewall and (c) Gendered Intelligence in the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will assess the potential effect on passengers of the RMT Union's Saturday strikes on the Cumbrian Coast Line service.

    • Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the costs to haulage companies of theft from commercial vehicles in each of the last three years.

      Roads: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of proposed EU Mobility Package 1 on the (a) posting, (b) driving and (c) rest time of workers in...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 1 and 21 November 2018 to Questions 183470 and 191425 on Railways and on Aviation: Fares, what proportion of the UK rail...

      Cross Country Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 1 and 15 November 2018 to Questions 183468 and 188838 on Cross Country Rail franchise, what assessment he has made of the...

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the results of the market sounding exercise for a southern rail link to Heathrow announced on 13 June 2018.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to provide funding for investment in quieter road surfacing.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) targets and (b) forecasts his Department has made of rail (i) passenger and (ii) freight growth by 2030.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to expand the Oyster card system beyond London.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the aviation industry can continue without disruption after the UK leaves the EU.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to replace the service on a bus route when an operator removes it; and if he will make a statement.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he made an assessment of the potential effect of reducing incentives for plug-in hybrid and electric cars on the number of purchases of those...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November to Question 186916, how much time he plans to give the Burmese Commission of Inquiry into...

    • Burma: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the recommendation made by Business for Social Responsibility in its report Human Rights Impact Assessment:...

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the recommendations made by the Business for Social Responsibility in its report entitled Human Rights Impact...

      Facebook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Facebook’s credible violence policy in tackling misinformation...

      Social Media: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of Facebook on the use of Whatsapp in the spread of hate speech in (a)...

      Sri Lanka: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the role of (a) Facebook, (b) WhatsApp and (c) other social media platforms in contributing to...

      India: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the role of (a) Facebook, (b) WhatsApp and (c) other social media platforms in contributing to...

      Afghanistan: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Afghanistan on concerns on the electoral process in that country identified...

      Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) the US and (b) Afghanistan on negotiations between the US Special...

      Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the outcomes of the international conference on the Afghan peace process held in Moscow on 9...

      Afghanistan: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the threats posed to Hazaras in Afghanistan by attacks against their communities by...

      Papua: Measles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Indonesia Government on vaccinations for measles in West Papua after an...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK dual nationals have been detained in Iran in each year since 2010.

      Somaliland: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Somaliland on (a) security in that region and (b) the Somaliland's...

      Raed Fares and Hamoud Jneed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of which individuals or groups were responsible for the assassination of Raed Fares and...

      Saudi Arabia: Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2018 to Question 192866, and without asking him to comment on individual immigration...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason the UK’s draft United States Security Council resolution on Yemen was not formally tabled in the week...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the version of the draft UN Security Council resolution on Yemen which he discussed with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin...

      Palestinians: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Human Rights Watch's report entitled Two Authorities, One Way, what support his Department provides to...

      Palestinians: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect freedom of speech in the Palestinian Territories.

      Philippines: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Government of the Philippines on religious freedom in that country.

      Central America: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the (a) US Administration and (b) Mexican Government on the human...

      Central America: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US Administration on reports that tear gas has been used by US...

      Central America: Human Rights

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

  • Department for Education

    • Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to publish a report on how the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund has been spent by schools.

    • TBAP Multi-academy Trust: Cambridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2018 to Question 188842 on TBAP Multi-academy Trust: Cambridge, on how many days that residential property was...

      TBAP Multi-academy Trust: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2018 to Question 188841 on TBAP Multi-academy Trust: Pensions, whether an assessment has been made of the effect...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of changes in the time allocated to teachers for planning, preparation and assessment.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of qualified teachers working in (a) academies, (b) free schools, (c) city technology colleges and (d) private...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Gambling

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to tackle problem gambling.

    • Community Development

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent steps the Church of England has taken at parish level to support the needs of local communities.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect children from the effect of toxic air on their health in (a) Oxford West and...

    • Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government has estimated the cost of introducing a deposit return scheme for single-use drinks containers.

      Air Pollution: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce levels of air pollution to legal limits in major cities.

      Air Pollution: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect children from the effects of air pollution.

      Animals: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to establish contingency plans for farmers in the event of an animal disease outbreak.

      Air Pollution: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding his Department has allocated to programmes to reduce children’s exposure to air pollution in (a) 2015-16;...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has put in place to ensure an adequate food supply for the UK in the event of the UK leaving the...

      Transport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November to Question 191429 on Transport: Noise, what the timeframe is for publication of the...

      Reservoirs: Abingdon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Thames Water, (b) Ofwat and (c) other local stakeholders on the proposed...

      Special Protection Areas: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps (a) his Department and (b) agencies of his Department have taken to undertake a review of the adequacy of the UK...

      Farmers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the farming community on start-ups and co-operatives.

      Air Pollution: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with external stakeholders on the effect of air pollution on child health.

      Air Pollution: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to conduct or support any studies into the effect of air pollution on child health.

      Hedgehogs: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish an action plan on hedgehog conservation.

      Hedgehogs: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will (a) publish a response to EDM 1297 on banning A24 traps that kill hedgehogs and (b) make an assessment of the...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on setting environmental and animal welfare...

      Foxes: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many silver foxes have been imported into the UK from other EU countries in the last five years; and under what...

      Foxes: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is mandatory for silver foxes imported for the pet trade to be quarantined in an approved quarantine centre.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Disability: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what impact assessments have been conducted by the Government on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the disabled community as a...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many data breaches occurred in his Department in each of the last three years for which data is available.

    • Wales Office: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what percentage of staff employed in his Department make voluntary pension contributions; and whether his Department supports that practice.

      Embassies: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with overseas diplomats about the merits of locating a consulate in Cardiff.

      Wales Office: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many of his Department's offices have childcare facilities onsite.

      Wales Office: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the number of days lost due to staff absences in his Department as a result of (a) physical ill health, (b) mental ill...

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the largest EU funded projects in Wales were in each of the last 10 years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offenders: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on people on remand of the reduction under universal credit in the period for which they can claim...

    • Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of defendants have appeared in court proceedings via video link in each year since 2013.

      Antisemitism: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been prosecuted for anti-semitic hate crime in each of the last three years.

      Forensic Science: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the National Police Chiefs' Council's press release National operation to retest manipulated forensic samples is progressing at pace,...

      Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department is taking steps to introduce legislative proposals to enable cohabiting couples to share financial and property rights; and if he...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Infrastructure: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans are in place to ensure that operators of critical national infrastructure are resourced with (a) an adequate number of and (b) adequately...

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of incidents of domestic violence in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the UK in each year since 2010.

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Crown Commercial Service is involved in the discussions on Interserve's proposed deleveraging plan, set to be announced in early 2019.

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings the Crown Commercial Service have had with Interserve in the last six months.

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the current risk designation is Interserve; and whether that designation has changed in the last 12 months.

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Crown Commercial Service has issued advice to (a) public and (b) third sector organisations that are entering into procurement contracts...

      Honours and Privy Council

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) discussions he held and (b) advice he sought from Honours committees in advance of the (i) knighthood and (ii) Privy Council appointments...

  • House of Commons Commission

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made with the introduction of "pot-hole spotter systems".

    • Bus Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the new metro mayors have made use of the bus franchising powers granted to them by the Bus Services Act 2017.

      Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their aviation strategy Green Paper.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 15 November (HL11194), what proposals they have to require the retrofitting of basic safety equipment,...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Medicine: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of work being undertaken to create synthetic cells.

    • Vaccination: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing for (1) vaccine research, and (2) the development of cheaper versions of existing vaccines.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people used the national data opt-out online service from NHS Digital to (1) opt out, and (2) to opt back in having previously opted out, in October 2018.

      Gambling: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children under the age of 18 were treated for gambling related health conditions in each year from 2000.

      Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they estimate gambling-related harm cost the NHS in England in (1) 2013, (2) 2014, (3) 2015, (4) 2016, and (5) 2017.

      Prosthetics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many amputee sockets the NHS fitted in (1) 2013, (2) 2014, (3) 2015, (4) 2016, and (5) 2017; and in each year, what was the cost of casting and fitting these.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Custody: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether children of single parent families would fall within the provisions of article 10(1)(e)(iii) of the draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Shipbuilding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 19 November (HL11342), whether the shipbuilding strategy was based on an assumption that the Solid Support Ships...

    • Warships: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many warships are (1) currently being built, (2) on order but for which building has not started, and (3) planned to be ordered in the next year.

      Armed Forces: Prosthetics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the British Armed Forces had injuries that required amputee sockets in the last (1) five, (2) 10, and (3) 15 years.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what legislation from the Home Office has been passed into law since 1 June 2010 but is still waiting to be brought into force.

    • Asia Bibi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have refused an application for asylum from Asia Bibi; and if so, why.

      Asylum: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the UK is a safe place to offer asylum to those being persecuted for their Christian faith.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether unaccompanied Syrian refugee children now in continental Europe are eligible for the vulnerable person resettlement scheme; and if not, why not.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Enterprises: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the interest rates charged by social investment funds compared to those charged by high street banks.

    • Gambling: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many gambling premises were closed down following findings of underage gambling in each year from 2000.

      Technology: Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efforts of technology companies to improve the gender and racial diversity of their staff.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Catering

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether House of Lords catering services are subject to food hygiene inspections by Westminster Health Authority; and if so, (1) what Food Hygiene Rating each...

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