Written answers

Monday, 3 December 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the (a) diagnosis, (b) treatment and (c) awareness among medical professionals of...

    • Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish all data collected by his Department relating to waiting lists for contraceptive provision in (a) GP practices and (b)...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average spend per woman on prescribed contraceptive services is by (a) local authority, (b) clinical commissioning group and (c)...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the total (a) NHS England budget and (b) his Department's budget (i) has been spent on mental health services in each...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the effect of changes in the level of welfare benefits on demand for NHS services.

      Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October to Question 180205 on Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination, whether his Department will make the...

      Drugs: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2018 to Question 181572 on Drugs: Cost Effectiveness, if he will place in the Library the 27 topics...

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people (a) under 30, (b) between 30 and 60 and (c) over 60 and who are (i) male and (ii)...

      Drugs: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the provision and sale of fake medicines.

      Speech and Language Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2018 to Question 165670 on Speech and Language Disorders: Children, what steps Public Health England...

      Arthritis: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NICE Guideline entitled Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults: management, what steps his Department is taking to ensure...

      Multiple Sclerosis: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many specialist multiple sclerosis nurses are employed and working in (a) Oxfordshire and (b) England.

      Anaesthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the implications are for his policies on NHS staff facilities of the recent survey findings from the Royal College of Anaesthetists...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the potential effect on the price of care purchased by self-funders of local authorities purchasing care...

      Locums: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Sir Keith Pearson’s review entitled Taking revalidation forward: improving the process of relicensing for...

      Health Professions: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will undertake a review of the General Medical Council's procedures for revalidating medical professionals as a result of the...

      Locums: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review the powers conferred by the Medical Profession (Responsible Officer) Regulations 2010 and 2013 that enable locum...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled Unfinished business: An assessment of the national approach to improving cancer services in England...

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many adults with severe disabilities are in receipt of local authority-run social care services in (a) Coventry, (b) the West...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many stroke beds there are (a) at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and (b) throughout (i) the West Midlands...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of surgical mesh implant groups on their experiences of such implants.

      Prisons: Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) drug and (b) alcohol treatment services have been commissioned by his Department in each prison in England and Wales.

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will develop outcome indicators to measure the extent to which children with life-limiting conditions and their families are able...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127567, if he will publish (a) the healthy offerings available to staff on his...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant of his Answer to Question 127566 if he will (a) publish the names of the representatives from (i) Mars, (ii) Coca Cola and (iii)...

      Kellogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date officials of his Department have held meetings with representatives of Kellogs in the last 12 months.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned uplift for mental health services funding is for the financial year 2019-2020.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report, Letting local systems lead, how the long-term plan could deliver a more sustainable NHS, published by the...

      Toxic Shock Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the symptoms of toxic shock syndrome.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page four of the report, Letting local systems lead, how the long-term plan could deliver a more sustainable NHS,...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February to Question 127571, on Food: Advertising, how he intends for the nutrient profiling model to be...

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 194622 on Antidepressants: Children, what estimate he has made of the number of...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of spending on research into the causes and treatment of dementia; and if he...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has developed targets to ensure the numbers of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic organ donors more accurately...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with NICE on acceptance of the classification of myalgic encephalomyelitis as a neurological...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of care homes had direct access to clinical advice including appropriate on-site assessment at (a) March 2017 and (b)...

      Urgent Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on the planned roll-out of urgent treatment centres by Spring 2018.

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the Government has made on the implementation of the recommendations of the Ambulance Response Programme.

      Arrowe Park Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect of the closure of five walk-in centres and minor injury units in Eastham,...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of step-down beds in NHS hospitals that are staffed by private healthcare companies.

      Four Seasons Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value is of his Department's contract with Four Seasons Health Care; and what steps his Department is taking to measure the...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what measures his Department has in place to identify suppliers with precarious financial situations during the procurement process.

      NHS: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the financial health of companies that hold contracts with the NHS.

      Drugs and Medical Equipment: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to ensure the entry of (a) medical supplies and (b) medicines to the UK in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the transition period set out in the agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...

      Epilepsy: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the effect of deprivation on epilepsy and reduce the number of deaths caused by that condition.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of community mental health services for people with severe mental illness.

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Digital report, Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2017, published on 22 November 2018,...

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the time taken between the publication of Mental health of children and young people in...

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled, Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2017, published by NHS Digital on 22...

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 23 of the Government response to the joint Education and Health Select Committee Report, the Government’s...

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to revise the mental health component of the NHS long-term plan to take account of the data contained in the NHS...

  • Prime Minister

    • Royal Visits Committee

      To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions the Prime Minister has attended the Royal Visits Committee in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will extend universal credit transitional protection to people (a) whose eligibility for support has recently changed, (b) living in...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants used implicit consent to make a benefits claim under the legacy system.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to her oral contribution of 5 November 2018, Official Report, column 1261, how many such letters she has received; and if she will...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have ceased to claim income-related benefits in the most recent 12 months for which...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of new claims for universal credit were processed (a) within five weeks, (b) between five and ten weeks and (c)...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2018 to Question 183319 on Conditions of Employment, what assessment she has made of the ability of the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of claimants of Universal Credit that have had deductions of more than 40 per cent from...

      Social Security Benefits: Blaenau Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 13 November 2018 to Question 188789 on Social Security Benefits: Blaenau Gwent, what the total number of appeals...

      Access to Work Programme: Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to promote the Access to Work Scheme for people with arthritis and related conditions.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to address the findings and recommendations in the Statement on the Visit to the UK by the UN Special Rapporteur on...

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people with multiple sclerosis in Newcastle upon Tyne North constituency who received a reduced rate of...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to undertake a review of the application process for personal independence payments.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people who have been evicted for not paying their rent due to a delay before their...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 194074 on Universal Credit, whether the monthly number of claimants with disputes...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of tax credit working full-time have yet to be migrated onto universal credit.

      Personal Independence Payment: Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of personal independence payment with Postural Tachyacardia Syndrome (a) did not receive an award...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to enable the establishment of collective defined contribution pensions.

      Universal Credit: PAYE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) timeliness and (b) accuracy of RTI data used in the calculation of awards of universal credit.

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2018 to Question 191268, on Pensions: Advisory Services, what steps he is taking to encourage those...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in receipt of legacy benefit payments had a deduction in the latest month for which figures are available.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit payments were subject to a deduction excluding sanctions in the latest month for which data...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will amend universal credit regulations to allow for the housing cost element for renters to be calculated for a 53-week year in...

      Christmas Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to up-rate the Christmas bonus paid to recipients of certain benefits.

      Universal Credit: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2018 to question 193440 on Universal Credit: Easington, how many claimants of universal credit have been...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what fiscal steps his Department has put in place to ensure the timely payment of universal credit for families with children born during the...

      Universal Credit: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-UK EU nationals (a) are in receipt of universal credit and (b) will be in receipt of universal credit in each of the next 10 years.

  • Home Office

    • Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to bring forward proposals to give local communities greater involvement in allocating police resources and setting local...

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have an offence of persistently soliciting under section 1 of the Vagrancy Act 1898 on their Disclosure and Barring Service...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of people that have had an application for asylum rejected who have no recourse to public funds in...

      Police National Computer

      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,...

      Firearms: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received from (a) the National Ballistics Intelligence Service, (b) the National Police Chiefs Council,...

      Police: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were injured while on duty in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of merits of providing physical documentation to holders of settled status as proof of their legal status.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with which (a) other public and (b) private sector organisations in (i) the UK and (ii) overseas his Department plans to be able to share...

      UK Financial Intelligence Unit: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people employed by his Department work in the UK Financial Intelligence Unit.

      UK Financial Intelligence Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total annual budget for the UK Financial Intelligence Unit is for the financial year 2018-19.

      International Corruption Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the 2018-19 budget is for the National Crime Agency's international corruption unit.

      Overseas Visitors: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many judicial review applications have been lodged against Home Office visitor visa application refusals in each year since 2010.

      Overseas Visitors: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many judicial review applications against visitor visa refusals has the Home Office asked the applicant to withdraw in order to...

      Overseas Visitors: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many judicial review applications against visitor visa refusals in which the Home Office asked the applicant to withdraw in order to...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have illegally entered the UK in the past three months by means of crossing the English Channel.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish his decision on the renewal of the police transformation fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied child refugees have been allowed into the UK under the vulnerable children resettlement scheme.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied refugee children have been relocated to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016; and if he will make a...

      Domestic Violence: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been provided by his Department for (a) domestic violence prevention programmes and (b) services for victims of...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

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

      Fires: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2018 to Question 191271 on Fires: Solar Power, whether there are processes in place to oblige local...

      Biometrics: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for biometric information have been processed in each post office in Glasgow Central constituency in each of the last...

      Crimes of Violence: Young People

      What steps is he taking to divert young people away from violent crime.

      Domestic Violence

      What steps he is taking to tackle domestic abuse.

      Crimes of Violence: Young People

      What steps he is taking to divert young people away from violent crime.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      What recent discussions he has had with Police and Crime Commissioners on the equitable distribution of resources across all communities.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Lough Foyle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress she has made in discussions with the Irish Government on the implementation of improvements to the management of Lough Foyle.

  • Treasury

    • Welfare Tax Credits: Carers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October to Question 180796 on Carers: Welfare Tax Credits, when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to...

    • Tax Avoidance: Aberdeen South

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in the Aberdeen South constituency affected by the 2019 Loan Charge.

      Revenue and Customs: Ealing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the contribution of the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 7 March 2018, Official Report, column 428, how many and what proportion of HMRC...

      Social Security Benefits: Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) financial and (b) other support the Government makes available to people diagnosed with cancer who have (i) banking and (ii) other financial problems.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment has he made on the effect of the tax-free childcare scheme on levels of employer engagement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment he has made of the financial status of people who (a) have benefited from the childcare voucher scheme and (b) will benefit...

      Treasury: Integrity Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has (a) funded, (b) awarded contracts to and (c) procured the services of the Integrity Initiative in each financial year since 2015-16.

      Sugar: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May to Question 146155, on Sugar: Taxation, if he will undertake a review of the exemption for milk drinks containing sugar to...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the announcement of an additional £640 million for social care in 2019-20 in the Autumn Budget 2018, what methodology his Department...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) timeliness and (b) accuracy of PAYE Real Time Information data received from employers.

      Electronic Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 46 of Autumn Budget 2017, how much and what proportion of the charging investment infrastructure fund has been invested in charging...

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 194760 on Treasury: Brexit and the Answer of 21 November 2018 to Question 190947 on Treasury:...

      Electronic Publishing: VAT Zero Rating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to extend the zero rate of VAT to digital publications.

      Buckingham Palace: Honours

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November to Question 192869 on Buckingham Palace: Honours, which organisations are contracted to (a) create and (b) sell the...

      Buckingham Palace: Honours

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November to Question 192869 on Buckingham Palace: Honours, in which of the three categories of items listed in the Income...

      Buckingham Palace: Honours

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November to Question 192869, what other sources of income are included in the same category of items listed in the Income...

      Euratom

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to EU Exit Long-term economic analysis published on 28 November, which of the four scenarios most accurately reflects the Prime Minister's...

      Counter-terrorism: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 5.27 of Budget 2018, how much of the £160 million allocated in 2019-20 for counter-terrorism policing will be spent on...

      European Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 15 of the Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the methodology used by HMRC to decide on the figure for top-slicing relief.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Lotteries: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of charities that have more than one society lottery licence.

    • Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to meet its objective of helping society lotteries to thrive.

      Sports: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support (a) grassroots football and (b) other sports in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications (a) submitted to and (b) approved by the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund there were in each of the...

      Cybercrime: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2018 to Question 190517, Cybercrime: Small Businesses, whether Government funding is...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the total cost to the public purse of the Cyber Accelerator scheme has been to date; and what criteria his Department is...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Cyber Accelerator Scheme, what steps he has taken to ensure that the results of technological and cyber...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Integrity Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has (a) funded, (b) awarded contracts to and (c) procured the services of the Integrity Initiative in...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons Government Departments' and other public bodies were excluded from applying to the Cyber Skills Immediate...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps he has taken to progress a tourism sector deal to support tourist resorts hosting major events.

      Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria appointees to the board of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation were assessed against when candidates were...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish any reports provided by Cuadrilla Bowland Ltd to the Oil and Gas Authority on the four seismic...

    • Liquefied Petroleum Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether an assessment has been made of the potential merits of creating a regulatory body to oversee the pricing of...

      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...

      Offshore Industry: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the variations in (a) shift and (b) holiday patterns of (i) directly employed and...

      Higher Education: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on research funding in universities.

      Energy: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the progress by local authorities on supporting development and implementation of...

      Heating: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2018 to Question 166496 on Energy: Hydrogen, when the Government plans to publish...

      Coal Fired Power Stations: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the environmental consequences of that Government...

      Hunterston B Power Station: Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had discussions with the Office for Nuclear Regulation on (a) restarting Hunterston Nuclear Reactor and...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent comparative assessment his Department has made of the level of fuel poverty in each region.

      Fuel Poverty: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the level of fuel poverty in (a) the North West and (b) Blackburn constituency.

      Universities: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on scientific and academic...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2018 to Question 194759 on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Wind Power: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that skilled workers in the offshore oil and gas sector can train to work in the...

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps HMRC has taken to ensure compliance with the national minimum wage for seafarers working on vessels working...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2018 to Question 186182 on High Rise Flats: Insulation, how many times the...

    • Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2018 to Question 191287, Housing Revenue Accounts, whether other relevant...

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will include the Association of Residential Managing Agents in his departmental working group on the future of...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, much money the Government has spent funding the (a) removal and (b) replacement of unsafe cladding on high-rise tower...

      Building Regulations: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 15 of the Government Response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what contingency plans his Department has made to support the housebuilding industry in the event that the UK leaves...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 on the finances of local authorities.

      Building Regulations: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the consultation on Clarification of Approved Document B and...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Integrity Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has (a) funded, (b) awarded contracts to and (c) procured the services of the Integrity...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made in developing the UK Shared Prosperity Fund(UKSPF); and when he plans to publish the...

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to end the practice of no-fault eviction under section 21 of the Housing Act 1998; and...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate his Department has made of the proportion of households living in a leasehold property.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Leuchars Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civilian and (b) service personnel are based at Leuchars.

    • Firing Ranges: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which firing range training facilities his Department plans to close in the UK; what the proposed date of each such proposed closure is; and if he will...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel who were born overseas currently serve in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force.

      Military Aid: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which countries British armed forces are deployed in operations to tackle the illegal drugs trade.

      Service Complaints Ombudsman: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many successful applicants for the role of investigation officer were awaiting security vetting in each quarter since 2017; how long each such...

  • Scotland Office

    • Exports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what overseas visits he and his predecessors have made to promote Scottish exports since 2010, and what the outcome was of those visits.

    • Scotland Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the running costs are for each building used by his Department.

      Scotland Office: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) official and (b) official sensitive documents have been recorded as lost or stolen by his Department since 8 May 2015.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the viability of a UK-US trade agreement after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on UK trade with the US after the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for International Trade: Integrity Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department has (a) funded, (b) awarded contracts to and (c) procured the services of the Integrity Initiative in each financial...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the effect of the provisions in the Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Political Parties: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2018 to Question 188804 on Equality Act 2010, what the timeframe is for the implement Section 106 of the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Flybe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of (a) the financial sustainability of Flybe; and (b) the implications for regional aviation connectivity of Fybe's...

    • Railways: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the building of a footpath over the railway bridge in Crockenhill, reference SD341, has been delayed; and what the timetable is for...

      South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 19 April 2018 to Question 136001 and 11 September to Question 169103, when he plans to announce the successful bidder for...

      Bus Services: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the additional potential cost to industry of introducing domestic regulations on (a) maximum driving hours of nine...

      Air Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on maintaining safe and efficient air traffic management beyond 29th March 2019, in the...

      Cycling: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the consultation on new cycling offences: causing death or serious injury when cycling, which closed on 5 November 2018.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of using geotechnical baseline reports to assess the possible (a) settlement damage to and...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received on the risks to buildings along the High Speed Two London tunnel route in the last six months.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his latest estimate is of the total cost of High Speed Two; and how much of that funding has been spent.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the risk of conflicts of interest in relation to settlement deed surveys provided by companies...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with HS2 Ltd on the use of target cost contracts instead of geotechnical baseline reports; and what assessment he has...

      Merchant Shipping: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many new ships were registered on the UK Ship Register in each year since 2010.

      Crewe-Derby Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of providing additional signalling staff to enable the earlier running of Sunday services...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Diplomatic Service: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether UK citizens may continue to seek consular and diplomatic protection from EU member...

    • Ramin Hossein Panahi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government made to seek to halt the execution of Mr Ramin Hussein Panahi in Iran.

      USA: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK citizens are imprisoned in the United States.

      Diplomatic Service: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 Question 193410 on Diplomatic Service: EU Countries, in which countries UK citizens...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

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

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funds his Department allocated to pay the private school fees of the children of staff in his Department at (a) schools in...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department who had the private school fees of their children paid by his Department were (a) based in...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many children had their private school fees paid by his Department at (a) schools in the UK and (b) schools overseas in the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much expenditure his Department allocated to pay the private school fees of the children of Departmental staff at each of...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funds his Department allocated to pay the private school fees of the children of staff in his Department at (a) Tonbridge...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Integrity Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has (a) funded, (b) provided contracts to and (c) procured the services of the Integrity Initiative in...

      Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the appointment of Gina Haspel as director of the CIA, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the UK...

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to support (a) local and (b) national peacebuilding work in South Sudan; and if...

      Ukraine: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the independence and sovereignty of Ukraine.

      Royal Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the criteria are by which the Royal Visits Committee recommends a royal visit.

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions has he had with representatives of Lima Group countries on the political and economic situation in...

      Royal Visits Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions the Royal Visits Committee met in the last 12 months.

  • Department for International Development

    • Feed the Hungry

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding she has allocated to Feed the Hungry and where in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

    • Charities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has plans to make an assessment of the effectiveness of the eligibility criteria in applications for funding to ensure...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress she has made on the implementation of the UK national action plan on women, peace and security 2018 to 2022, published...

      Developing Countries: Disasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to programmes to improve the disaster resilience of local communities; and if she will make...

      Department for International Development: Integrity Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has (a) funded, (b) awarded contracts to and (c) procured the services of the Integrity Initiative in each...

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new special schools have opened since the introduction of free schools in 2010.

    • Adoption: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care bringing forward proposals to exempt prospective adoptive parents from fees...

      National Careers Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) geographical area and (b) age range the National Careers Service covers.

      Department for Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 194763 on Department of Education: Apprentices, how many of the 193 apprentices employed by his...

      Children: Secure Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the (a) number of and (b) demand for independent sector welfare secure children's home placements (i) in England and...

      Children: Secure Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of children referred to secure welfare children's home placements outside their local authority area in each...

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of children's home placements available for children with a combination of autistic spectrum disorder,...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's Green Paper, Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health, how many schools that introduced the...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the recruitment of (a) primary and (b)...

      Classroom Assistants: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's most recent estimate is of the number of teaching support staff who are EEA nationals.

      Teachers: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) EEA and (b) foreign nationals who have left the teaching profession in each year since 2015.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent progress has been made on securing continued access to the Erasmus programme after the UK has left the EU.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 191474 on Special Educational Needs: Finance, when he plans to publish data showing the amount...

      Foreign Students: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to universities on study trips to foreign countries since the arrest and imprisonment of Matthew Hedges.

      Department for Education: Integrity Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has (a) funded, (b) awarded contracts to and (c) procured the services of the Integrity Initiative in each financial year since...

      Food: Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to promote awareness of food allergies in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Pupils: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of the proportion of school children who received at least six swimming lessons in the last academic year...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authority maintained schools that failed an Ofsted inspection with an inadequate judgement have been waiting (a) less than nine months,...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the (a) level of harm caused to children and (b) amount of police time expended as a result of the absence of...

  • Leader of the House

    • Children and Young People

      To ask the Leader of the House, with reference to the Government's loneliness strategy, published in October 2018, what steps the Early Years Ministerial Group on Family Support is taking to (a)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pigs: Animal Feed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the use of soy in pig food to help combat climate change.

    • Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many emergency authorisation applications to use neonicotinoid pesticides his Department (a) received and (b) approved...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) official and (b) official sensitive documents have been recorded as lost by her Department since 8 May 2015.

      BSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many incidences of bovine spongiform encephalopathy have been recorded on farms in England in each of the past five years.

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many instances of avian flu were identified in sites in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the last 24 months.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many reports of illegally imported puppies the Animal and Plant Health Agency have been called out to in 2018.

      Pets: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many seizures have taken place in relation to abuse of the Pet Travel Scheme in 2018.

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the newly-established intelligence-led approach to the...

      Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to bring forth legislation to ban the use of wild animals in circuses.

      Palm Oil: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of introducing a ban on non-sustainable palm oil.

      Tree Felling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2018 to Question HL7215, whether the figures on area licensed since 2015 refer to England...

      Solid Fuels: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his officials have had with the Cabinet Office Behavioural Insights Team on his consultation on the cleaner...

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total cost to the public purse is of processing and issuing a permit for the importation of a hunting trophy for...

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress his Department has made on developing its policy on imposing a ban on hunting trophy imports.

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will include the policy of separate food waste collections within the planned Resources and Waste Strategy.

      Fishing Catches: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to prohibit the netting of all fish stocks in Christchurch and Poole harbours; and if he will make a...

      Waste Disposal: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many enforcement undertakings for waste crime the Environment Agency has undertaken in each of the last three years; how...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the amount of food wastage from supermarkets.

      Fishing Vessels: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on (a) the country under which vessels fishing in UK waters are flagged and (b)...

      Livestock: Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of injuries caused to livestock by fireworks in the last five years.

      Pets: Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of injuries to domestic pets caused by fireworks in the last five years.

      Special Protection Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to Answer of 24 July 2018 to Question 166215 and the review of the evidence base for the Bowland Fells SPA, on what...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Common Customs Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Draft agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European...

    • EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Draft agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Integrity Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has (a) funded, (b) awarded contracts to and (c) procured the services of the Integrity Initiative in each...

      Court of Justice of the European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the publications entitled, Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the...

  • Attorney General

    • Police: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Attorney General, how many police officers have been charged with (a) grievous bodily harm or (b) actual bodily harm by the Crown Prosecution Service and then acquitted after a trial...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 194068 on Wales Office: Billing, what the reasons were for the undisputed and valid invoices that...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Styal Prison: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women were sent to prison at HMP Styal from courts in North Wales for (a) less than and (b) more than six months between (i) January and...

    • Begging and Vagrancy: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were prosecuted under section 1 of the Vagrancy Act 1898 between 1970 and 2018.

      Mental Health: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to reform mental health tribunals; and what steps he is taking implement those plans.

      Dangerous Dogs Act 1991: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people served a sentence of imprisonment for convictions under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each of the last three years.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful prosecutions were made under section 121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 in each...

      Sexual Offences: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the conviction rates were for (a) sexual offences and (b) rape in the 12 months to June (i) 2018 and (ii) in each of the last 10 years.

      Prisoners: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of offenders who are in paid work at the time of being sent to prison.

      Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral evidence of the Executive Director, Prison Estate Transformation Programme, HM Prison and Probation Service of 13 November...

      Prisons: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the 23 November 2018 Government news release on new search teams to disrupt and deter violence in prisons, whether those teams will be...

      Wales Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 194070 on Wales Office: Procurement, what proportion of procurement contracts his Department...

      Social Security Benefits: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals were heard at tribunal for (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment and support allowance in the Stockport constituency in...

      Probate Service: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of the Probate Service in Nottingham on access to probate services for the bereaved; and if he...

      Probate: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the impact of the increase in probate charges from April 2019 on the (a) personal finances of the bereaved and (b)...

      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 timescale is for...

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) median and (b) mean times were for landlords to progress from a claim to possession of a property by a county court bailiff under the...

      Ministry of Justice: Integrity Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has (a) funded, (b) awarded contracts to and (c) procured the services of the Integrity Initiative in each financial year since...

      Judgements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK's participation in the (a) Brussels and (b) Lugano Conventions on jurisdiction and the enforcement...

      Fireworks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the number of (a) prosecutions for firework offences and (b) firework-related attacks on emergency workers in...

      Civil Proceedings: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) access to justice and (b) waiting times for hearings of the removal of civil matters from Warrington courts.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Industrial Injuries Scheme: Civil Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many claimants who were overcompensated through the Civil Service Injury Benefit Scheme have had to repay monies upon reaching retirement age in...

    • Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many still-births there have been in each of the last five years.

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what factors are taken into consideration when decisions are taken on storing government data by contracted private sector cloud companies.

      Immigration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what data-gathering methodologies his Department uses to count the number of people arriving in the UK from (a) the EU, (b) the EEA and (c) other countries.

      Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the regulations on political lobbying of members of the Government.

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Crown Commercial Service has plans to issue guidance to public sector bodies on the financial risks associated with contracting with Interserve.

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department will take steps to accelerate the creation of a living will to be delivered by Interserve.

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the conclusion in the letter of the Chairs of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Work and Pensions Committees of 4...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department has taken since January 2018 to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Crown Representatives.

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Crown Commercial Service is taking to ensure that Interserve managers pass on relevant and accurate information to Crown Representatives.

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the value is of all public sector (a) contracts and (b) joint contracts held by Interserve.

      Carillion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has provided training or other instruction to the Crown Representatives intended to ensure learning from the collapse of Carillion.

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings the Crown Commercial Service has had with representatives of Interserve to discuss significant material concerns relating to that company.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many market-led proposals have been received for possible rail line reopening; whether they will publish the list of any such proposals; and when they will...

    • Road Works

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that there is greater co-ordination between local councils, utility and telecom companies in the digging up of roads and pavements...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on electricity prices of the suspension of the Capacity Market.

    • Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the proposed reduction in public sector representation on Local Enterprise Partnership Boards (LEP) will not...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Central African Republic: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the Central African Republic about the killing of 42 refugees and the murder of two priests in the...

    • John Cao

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking in response to the arrest by Chinese security agents on 5 March 2017 of John Cao, a Christian pastor and humanitarian worker, and his...

      John Cao

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of China about the case of John Cao, a Christian pastor and humanitarian worker; what evidence they are...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the state of freedom of religion or belief in Pakistan.

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) support religious pluralism, and (2) promote freedom of religion or belief, in Pakistan.

      Asia Bibi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan (1) to uphold the decision by Pakistan’s Supreme Court to acquit Asia Bibi, and (2) that...

      Syria: Conflict Resolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the result was of the meeting in Istanbul on 27 October between the Astana Guarantor states and the Syria Small Group; and whether positive proposals towards...

      Yemen: Prisoners of War

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to encourage all parties in the conflict in Yemen to exchange prisoners; and whether they will seek the cooperation of Kuwait and...

      Czech Republic: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they are making for UK citizens to be able to get married in the Czech Republic after the UK has left the European Union; and what advice, if...

      Yemen: Conflict Resolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are working on a UN Security Council resolution to formalise calls for a ceasefire in Yemen; and if not, whether they plan to do so.

      Bahrain: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 26 July 2017 (HL844 and HL845), 8 January (HL4425 and HL4427), 8 May (HL7180 and HL7183), 11 May...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to (1) make representations to the government of Israel, and (2) take other steps, to ensure the safety of people in Gaza (a) from incursions...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the (1) reduction of the permissible fishing zone off the coast of Gaza, and (2) the reports...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the current status of Gaza, (2) the control which Israel exerts over it, and (3) Israel’s obligations towards civilians...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of Israel’s refusal to allow students from Gaza to study at West Bank universities.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ruling on 26 August by the Israeli High Court that seven women previously denied entry to Israel for medical treatment on the...

      John Cao

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the case of John Cao, arrested in Yunnan Province, China, on a charge of illegal border crossing, and (2) the statement by...

      John Cao

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any representations to the government of China about (1) the conduct of the trial of John Cao, arrested in Yunnan Province, China, on a...

      Libya: IRA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any information from the government of Libya regarding the settlement of claims made by victims of Semtex supplied to the IRA from Libya.

      Libya: IRA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any agreement has been reached between the UK and the government of Libya providing for Libyan investment in the UK instead of direct compensation being...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the destruction of an agricultural road between the town of Aqraba and Khirbst Yanoun which...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dementia and Parkinson's Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they spent in total in providing medical treatment, social support, and financial assistance for sufferers of Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, and...

    • Dementia and Parkinson's Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to form strategic global alliances with other governments, charitable organisations, and private companies to combine all available...

      In Vitro Fertilisation: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 15 November (HL11187 and HL11188), what data are recorded by the Medicines and Healthcare products...

      Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 15 November (HL11187 and HL11188), how many emergency and out-of-hours admissions due to ovarian...

  • Department for International Development

    • Burma: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practice of using informal border crossings between China and Myanmar for humanitarian purposes.

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Department for Education is having with the Russell Group of universities regarding adding music to their list of facilitating subjects.

    • Arts: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any benefits of bringing the creative industries’ current voluntary training and skills levy within the scope of the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals were (1) cautioned, (2) charged, and (3) convicted as a result of non-payment of the BBC licence fee in each of the last three years; and how...

    • Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) individuals were charged, and (2) Magistrate Court cases (a) were heard, and (b) ended in conviction, in England and Wales in each of the last three years.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing: Empty Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of private rented properties left vacant since councils were allowed to levy council tax on such properties compared...

    • Sleeping Rough

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to put an end to rough sleeping and provide destitute people with suitable housing.

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether in the context of check-challenge-appeal it is a requirement under Regulation 22(1A) of the Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • British Nationals Abroad: Italy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they are making for UK citizens to be able to retire to Italy after the UK has left the European Union; and what advice, if any, they provide to...

    • Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Statement on Visit to the United Kingdom, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Home Office

    • British Nationality: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 6 November (HL10945), whether they will now answer the question previously asked, namely how...

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their planned domestic abuse legislation will consider and provide for domestic abuse in communities where men assume that abuse is sanctioned by their faith.

      Asia Bibi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the family of Asia Bibi that they be granted asylum in the UK.

      Asylum: Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for asylum from Pakistan on grounds of religious persecution they received in the years ending (1) June 2015, (2) June 2016, (3) June 2017,...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will include abuse by coercive control in their proposed legislation on domestic abuse.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 November (HL11239 and HL11240), why Irish citizens born before 1983 with English mothers are...

      Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the speech by the Prime Minister to the UN General Assembly in 2017, what assessment they have made of the extent to which the Global Compact for Safe...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019 regardless of whether there is a withdrawal deal.

  • Treasury

    • Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the announcement in the 2018 Budget of making HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in insolvency on (1)...

    • Banks: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of bank branch closures on the financial well-being of the elderly.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an audit has been undertaken of library provision in each local authority to assess whether any local authority is now failing to meet statutory...

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