Written answers

Monday, 10 December 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many reports of serious incidents at British Pregnancy Advisory Service clinics there have been in each of the last five years.

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of (a) leukaemia, (b) non-Hodgkin lymphoma, (c) Hodgkin lymphoma and (d) myeloma cases were diagnosed at each cancer...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when NHS England plans to publish the outcome of its review of adult eating disorder services.

      NHS Property Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost of the NHS Property Board.

      World Conference on Tobacco or Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what initiatives the NHS has undertaken as a result of the March 2018 World Conference on Tobacco or Health.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that children and young people have access to adequate mental health treatment.

      Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will publish its Health and Care Workforce Strategy at the same time as the (a) Green Paper on long-term healthcare and...

      Allergies: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 170794 on Allergies: Medical Treatments, what steps have been taken to increase...

      NHS: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2018 to Question 193450 on NHS: Tax Avoidance, if he will publish a list of the evidence used to...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make Autism and Learning Disability Training mandatory for all healthcare professionals.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have faced charges as a result of claiming for free prescriptions to which they were not entitled; and how much money has...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Public Health England's assessment of minimum unit pricing's effectiveness in Scotland will include the effect on the number of...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there are plans to enable clinical commissioning groups to limit the number of people with diabetes whom they prescribe to.

      Allied Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many packages of domiciliary care are provided by Allied Healthcare to self-funders of social care.

      UK Rare Disease Policy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who the Northern Ireland representative is on the UK rare diseases policy board under the European Reference Networks.

      Mental Illness: Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of (a) assertive outreach teams, (b) early intervention in psychosis teams and (c)...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve uptake of cervical screening.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has allocated to schemes to increase cervical screening attendance in each of the last eight years.

      Slaughterhouses: Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many slaughterhouses have been deemed non-compliant as a result of not introducing CCTV into their premises by the end of November...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people received treatment on the NHS for gambling-related health conditions in December of each year since 2010.

      Clinical Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 165015 on breast cancer: surgery, which clinical audit topics have (a) been selected...

      Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 03 December 2018 to Question 196736 on Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), and with...

      Babylon Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracts his Department has signed with Babylon Healthcare.

      Patients: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number suicides by patients in the care of the NHS in 2017.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of cases related to EHIC fraud that were (a) investigated, (b) determined to be a...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department provides to women who are survivors of sexual violence to access cervical screening.

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) children, (b) adults up to the age of 65 and (c) adults over the age of 65 are in hospital with malnutrition.

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people with learning difficulties are not discriminated against when receiving medical...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people who have faced charges as a result of claiming for free prescriptions to which they were not entitled to were...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2018 to Question 197312 on Out of Area Treatment: Northern Ireland, what assent has been given to...

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of working people in receipt of top up benefits are resident in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) in each region of...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received from (a) trades union and (b) the Trade Union Congress in relation to the managed migration of universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her policy is on provision of Departmental guidance and information to those subject to universal credit migration.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether claimants are given the option of receiving all correspondence from her Department via email if they have provided their email address.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) disabled social security recipients and (b) pension recipients have their payments made into a Post Office account.

      Sign Language: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's response to the consultation entitled, Market review of British Sign Language and communications provision...

      Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's response to the consultation entitled, Market review of British Sign Language and communications provision...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of widening the entitlement to UK welfare payments for EU citizens fleeing...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2018 to Question 193447 on Social Security Benefits: Disqualification, if she will review the (a)...

      Child Support: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much child support arrears are concerned in (a) Motherwell and Wishaw, (b) North Lanarkshire Westminster Parliamentary constituencies, and...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has contracts with external companies to train Departmental staff delivering the Universal Credit programme.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has contracts with external companies to provide call centre staff to advise social security claimants who contact DWP...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on the level of claimants’ rent arrears in the...

      Universal Credit: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the commencement of universal credit in the Sheffield Woodhouse Jobcentre Plus area on 12 December 2018, if she will...

      Universal Credit: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to create a universal credit service centre in Sheffield.

      Universal Credit: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for an initial information-gathering interview at the Cavendish Court Job Centre Sheffield; and whether that...

      Jobcentres: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the total (a) cost of (i) redundancy payments, (ii) transfers for staff at the Eastern Avenue Jobcentre Plus...

  • Home Office

    • Police Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the level of Police Community Support Officers on incidences of crime in (a) Lewisham...

    • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many migrants were rescued from the English Channel in (a) 2017 and (b) for each month this year; and what the nationality was of those...

      Immigrants: EEA Nationals and EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures his Department have established to ensure the accurate calculation of the length of time that (a) non-UK EU and (b) EEA...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196128 on Overseas Visitors: Visas, what estimate his Department has made of the cost...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the privacy policy of EU Exit: ID Document Check application requires a user to agree to their information being shared with...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Prime Minister’s statement on the EU negotiations on 21 September 2018, whether people who derive residency...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer on 3 December 2018 to Question 196808 on Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes, if he will conduct a public...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of pre-charge bail applications had restrictions imposed in the 12 months (a) prior to and (b) since 3 April 2017.

      Fires: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196693 on Fires: Solar Power, what processes are in place to ensure that local fire...

      Borders: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) funding and (b) staffing his Department has provided to the French Government for the purposes of border security in each year...

      Crime: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made any assessment of the effect on the international competitiveness of UK companies as a result of the Computer Misuse Act...

      Crime: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2018 to Question 189531 on Crime: Social Media, whether he has plans to widen membership of his...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2018 to Question 185472 on Drugs: crime, whether he has plans to gather specific information on...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Assembly: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what criteria she will use in deciding to call a Northern Ireland Assembly election; and if she will make a statement.

  • Treasury

    • Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how may backlog tax returns are waiting to be processed HMRC.

    • LGBT People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money the Government has allocated to organisations and groups supporting LGBTQ+ rights in England since 2010.

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidelines his Department issues on appropriate working practices for the debt collection industry.

      Prudential Regulation Authority: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many FTE staff were employed by the Prudential Regulation Authority in each of the last five years.

      Payment Methods

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to publish its response to the call for evidence on cash and digital payments in the new economy that closed on 5 June 2018.

      Spirits: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a reduced rate of duty for spirits produced by smaller distillers and producers.

      Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many licensed stills have (a) been established and (b) ceased trading in each of the last 10 years.

      Debts: Advisory Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the funding allocated by his Department for local authority-commissioned specialist debt advice services.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent lessons his Department has learned to help increase the proportion of tax returns filed by 31 January 2019 deadline.

      National Productivity Investment Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of money the National Productivity Investment Fund will allocate in each of the next five years.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of recouping the cost to the public purse of the bailout of the Royal Bank of Scotland by planned sale of...

      Offshore Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will commit to the full disclosure of the beneficiaries of offshore trusts.

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Departments will be in receipt of the additional £2 billion he announced for EU exit planning; how much each such Department will receive.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people aged between 75 and 80 would be affected if the free licence age were raised to 80.

    • Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment his Department has made of levels of gender diversity within the UK tech industry; and if he will make...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to prevent broadband providers that deliver their service over hybrid fibre and copper networks...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral contribution of 15 November 2018 of the Minister of State for Digital and the Creative Industries,...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 September and 30 November 2018.

      Loneliness: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which Minister of his Department is responsible for loneliness.

      Gambling: Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what additional counselling support is available for people with gambling-related problems during the Christmas period.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Burma: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the (a) full military titles and (b) names of the Burmese military personnel that visited the UK to undertake UK Government funded...

    • Defence Equipment and Support: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many vacant civilian staff full-time equivalent posts Defence Equipment and Support has had in each of the last three years.

      Defence Equipment and Support: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of Defence Equipment and Support apprentices left that organisation before completing their apprenticeships in each of the...

      Defence Equipment and Support: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average salary increase was for each grade Defence Equipment and Support employee in 2016.

      Defence Equipment and Support: Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the new performance management system in Defence Equipment and Support on the provision...

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the financial status of Capita on its ability to fulfil the contract for the Defence Fire and Rescue Service.

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when Capita will begin to operate the Defence Fire and Rescue Service.

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the Modernising Defence Programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Defence: Integrity Initiative

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

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's Financial Summary of the Defence Equipment Plan 2018, what the timeframe is for his Department to conclude...

      Defence Equipment: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's Financial Summary of the Defence Equipment Plan 2018, what the shortfall is in the manning of the New Style of IT...

      HMS Vanguard: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent inspections have been carried out on the fuel removed from HMS Vanguard during its deep maintenance and refuelling.

      HMS Vanguard and HMS Victorious: Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether fuel issues have been identified with the PWR2 type reactors in (a) HMS Victorious and (b) HMS Vanguard.

      Ministry of Defence: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many unoccupied properties owned by his Department are located in Wales.

      Armed Forces Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times the Armed Forces Covenant Reference Group met in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2018 to Question 169196 on European Fighter Aircraft, whether the timetable for the completion of Project...

      Commonwealth: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral contribution of 26 November 2018, Official Report, column 3, what the evidential basis is of his estimate that up to 1,350...

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Veterans Board last met.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what date his Department expects to complete the transition from Reaper to Protector aircraft.

      Defence Equipment and Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many transactions worth more than £1 million Defence Equipment and Support has made since August 2018.

      Defence Equipment and Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department paid to PwC for its work on a new staff pay and grading structure and performance management system for Defence Equipment and...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what length of time is allocated to Ministry of Defence civilian staff for decompression adjustment following deployment in conflict zones.

      Ministry of Defence: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many unoccupied properties owned by his Department are located in (a) East Riding of Yorkshire and (b) Yorkshire.

  • Scotland Office

    • Skye Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether the Permit to Use the Skye crossing, issued on his behalf by JMP Consultants to Skye Bridge Company on 16 October 1995, is intended to...

  • Department for International Trade

    • US-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what preparations he is making for meeting with the US-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council in the event that the UK leaves the EU without...

    • Department for International Trade: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 September and 30 November 2018.

      Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of Government support for UK companies seeking to take part in...

  • Department for Transport

    • Biofuels: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the introduction of (a) E10 and (b) E80 on air quality; and if he will make a statement.

    • Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of rail passengers who have been delayed by (a) at least (i) 30 minutes and (ii) one hour and (b) more than...

      A75

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that the Borderlands Growth Deal will secure improvements to the A75 primary trunk road.

      Transport: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union White Paper, published on 12 July 2018, what progress has...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Section 1.7.4 Rail in The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union White Paper, published on 12 July...

      Railways: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the liability for errors in drafting technical standards for interoperability that is currently held by the...

      Skipton-Colne Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the feasibility study into the restoration of the Skipton to Colne railway link.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the outcome is of his discussions with Northern and Transpennine on their franchise commitments to provide train services on Boxing Day 2018.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which rail franchises are required to provide train services on Boxing Day, and what those requirements are for each franchise.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK citizens currently resident elsewhere in the EU his Department expects to return to the UK as a result of the UK...

    • South Sudan: USA

      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 appointing a Special Representative to...

      South Sudan: Law and Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department plans to take to help stabilise the law and order situation in Juba, South Sudan.

      Burma: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding the Government has provided to the Government of Burma to support the peace process in that country since 2015.

      Burma: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government is taking steps to implement targeted sanctions against the military in Burma.

      Burma: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is tacking to prevent sexual violence in conflict in Kachin and Shan states of northern Burma.

      Tibet: Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many official requests have been made to visit Tibet in the last 10 years; and how many of those requests were granted.

      Eswatini: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with civil society organisations in the UK on eSwatini.

      Eswatini: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress there has been on establishing a High Commission in eSwatini.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to encourage the Turkish Government to (a) halt further incursions in to Syrian territory...

      South China Sea: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Chinese Government on reports that they plan to construct an underwater military...

      Syria: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on the Turkish invasion of Afrin; the effect of that military...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps he has taken to secure peace between Israel and Palestine.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Integrity Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196177 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Integrity Initiative, if he...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Integrity Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196177 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Integrity Initiative, whether...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Integrity Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196177 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Integrity Initiative, what...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russian Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) amount and (b) recipient name was for grants paid through the FCO-led Russian Language Programme in the latest...

      British Overseas Territories: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of rebuilding efforts in the British Overseas Territories as a result...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of his Department's ODA-funded projects are listed on the Department for International Development's...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November to Question 191273 on Palestinians: Females, for what reason her Department discontinued funding...

    • European Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress she has made on her Department's plans for the future financial relationship with the European Development Fund (a)...

      Terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many reports have been made under section 19 of the Terrorism Act 2000 of incidents where (a) charities and (b) partners of...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what regulations her Department have put in place to ensure that Official Development Assistance is allocated appropriately and does...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the humanitarian relief to Syria provided by (a) Russia and (b) the...

      Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the World Health Organisation on global preparedness in the event of further Ebola outbreaks.

      Developing Countries: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will publish the loans made by (a) the UK Aid Agency and (b) British Companies in relation to the UK's International...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate she has made of the number of Rohingyas who have become (a) internally displaced in Myanmar and (b) refugees in...

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many of the 4.1 million abortion procedures Marie Stopes International undertook in 2017 were funded by the UK taxpayer.

  • Department for Education

    • Old Admiralty Building: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2018 to Question 195681, what the total cost to the public purse was of the refurbishment of Old Admiralty Buildings.

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to providers of teacher training on the teaching of SEND students.

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his department has made of the number of children attending early years settings that are rated (a) inadequate and (b) requires improvement.

      Schools: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children that are being educated in temporary classrooms in the latest period for which...

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made on the effect of changes in the level of subject funding on recruitment for Religious Education.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what number of maintained nursery schools were in budget deficit; what the total deficit was; and what the average deficit was per school for the...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people have taken part in the staying put programme in each year since the programme was launched (a) in total and (b) by local...

      Foster Care: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money has been spent on the staying put programme in each year since that programme was launched (a) in total and (b) by local authority area.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with Ofsted on the delivery of local authority-run children’s services.

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the School Food Standards permits school to sell (a) doughnuts, (b) waffles and (c) cookies to pupils.

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his department has made of the potential benefits of reinstating rounders on the activity list of assessed sports for GCSE and A-level...

      Education and Skills Funding Agency: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many related-party transactions over £20,000 there were in the 2017-18 financial year where records are available; what resource the...

      Selective Schools Expansion Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of the new school places created by the selective schools expansion fund will be for children on free school meals.

      Selective Schools Expansion Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the applications submitted by the successful schools that will receive funding through the Selective Schools Expansion Fund.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of people with qualified teacher status who are no longer working in education.

      Students: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of suicides by students in (a) further and (b) higher education in the 2017-2018 academic year.

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of teaching assistants in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) England; how much his Department has spent on...

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions (a) he and (b) the Minister for Skills has had with the further education sector on the UK's continued participation in the Erasmus+...

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the continued participation of further education college students in...

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the total school workforce for the most recent period for which figures are available; and what estimate he...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Christ Church Cathedral Oxford and Christ Church College

      To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what is the process for the legal separation of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford and the college of Christ Church.

    • Christ Church College

      To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the employment rights of the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, are the same as those of a Dean of a...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pigmeat: Nitrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the production of nitrate-free bacon.

    • Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ban the use of electronic pet training collars.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) the Environment Agency, (c) the Food Standards...

      Slugs: Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the National Farmers Union on the potential increase in the number of slugs as a...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he the resources and waste strategy is planned to be published.

      African Swine Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that African swine fever does not enter the UK; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Tourism Ireland: Tourism Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment has been made of the effect on the operation of Tourism NI and Tourism Ireland of the proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement.

    • European Reference Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what progress he has made in negotiations with the EU on UK participation in European Reference Networks after the UK leaves the EU.

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, for what reasons the EU Withdrawal Agreement does not contain information on UK access to EU Science funding beyond December 2020.

      Brexit

      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...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the recent statement he agreed with the President of the European Commission and President of the European Council, that...

      Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2018 to Question 121082, what recent progress his Department has made on securing the right of...

      Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, further to the Answer of 26 June 2017 to Question 162, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Withdrawal Agreement...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2017 to Question 250, if he will publish the agreements which will require replacement as a result...

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what advice was commissioned on the implications of the proposed EU Withdrawal agreement for the operation and powers of institutions...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Government Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his predecessor had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 September and 30...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what contingency plans his Department has made in the event that the (a) EU withdrawal agreement and (b)Political Declaration are not...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what representations the Government has received from EU (a) officials and (b) member states on extending Article 50.

      Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, on what date the texts (a) Annex 2, (b) Annex 4, (c) Annex 8, (d) Article 6(1), (e) Article 12(1) and (f) Article 15 of the Northern...

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assurances can be given to UK citizens living in the EU that they will not be deported in the event of the UK leaving the EU...

      Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 03 December 2018 to Question 196736 on Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and with...

  • Attorney General

    • Brexit: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Attorney General, whether his Department will publish the full legal advice on the EU Withdrawal Agreement before the House votes on the Motion to approve that Agreement on 11 December...

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 194050 on Crown Prosecution Service: Staff, how many minor motoring cases were transferred to the police in the...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 194050 on Crown Prosecution Service: Staff, what other types of case were transferred to the police in the same...

  • Wales Office

    • Cardiff Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether his Department has made an estimate of the average number of flights each (a) day, (b) week, (c) month and (d) year between Cardiff International...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted for selling e-cigarettes to people aged under 18 in the last three years.

    • 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...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Government plans to publish its review of the legal aid reforms brought in by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many procurement areas have (a) zero or (b) one legal aid advice provider in the area of law related to (i) divorce, (ii) child custody, (iii)...

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2018 on Question 126904 on Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance, how many outstanding (a) preventative and (b)...

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions parole was (a) granted and (b) refused after the submission of a defence psychology report in 2017.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of enabling victims to challenge Parole Board decisions to recommend a prisoner's (a) release and...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the criteria is for families of victims to request that an adjourned inquest be resumed.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) prisoners and (b) prison staff injured in violent incidents in prisons in the latest period...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was money was spent from the public purse on the cancelled procurement process for Approved Enforcement Agency service that started in August 2017.

      Prisons: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff were certified to conduct control and restraint at each contracted-out prison in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the £10 million in funding announced by the Government in August 2018 for the 10 Prisons Project, how much of that £10...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people received custodial sentences in 2017; how many (a) men and (b) women among those people received a sentence of (i) less than (A) two...

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons received the lowest rating in the annual prison performance ratings in each year since 2010.

      Prostitution: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were prosecuted under section 51A (soliciting) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each year between 1988 and 2018.

      Prisons: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff were certified to conduct control & restraint procedures at each of the contracted-out prisons in each year since 2010.

      Police Custody: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many deaths in custody were labelled as non-natural deaths in (a) each year since 2010 and (b) each month since January 2016.

      Prison Officers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many additional prison officers have been recruited since October 2016; and how many of those officers have served for (a) six months, (b) 12 months...

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the announcement entitled, Minister announces 10 Prisons Project to develop new model of excellence, whether his Department has...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to publish its response to the call for evidence on extending corporate liability for economic crimes that closed on 31 March 2017.

      Young Offender Institutions: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of suicides in Young Offenders Institutes.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 21 of the Victims Strategy, published in September 2018, what progress has been made on abolishing the rule of the Criminal...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of EU nationals who will migrate to the UK in each of the next 10 years.

    • Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the number of non-UK EU citizens residing in the UK.

      Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the change was in average full-time salary levels in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland between 2007 and 2017.

      Families

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of families in each of the constituent parts of the UK have (a) three, (b) four and (c) five or more dependent children.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department will carry out a Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2020.

      Local Government: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the number of local authorities utilising a protective domain name system.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to section 8 of his Department's policy statement, Proposals for reform of the annual canvass, published on 5 October 2018, how his...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to section 9 of his Department's policy statement, Proposals for reform of the annual canvass, published on 5 October 2018, how the...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to section 9 of his Department's policy statement, Proposals for reform of the annual canvass, published on 5 October 2018, what steps...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to section 7 of his Department's policy statement, Proposals on reform of the annual canvass, whether the Government has assessed the...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his consultation on proposals for the reform of the annual canvass, what steps he is taking to put in place (a) an effective...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the system for compensation for passengers who have bought a ticket for their journey but whose trains have not turned up, and who have therefore (1)...

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Tyres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Sugg on 23 November (HLWS1075), what steps they take to ensure that the tyres on vehicles undergoing tests are...

      London City Airport: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to ask the Competition and Markets Authority to consider conducting an inquiry into passenger air services linking Scotland to London City Airport.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Offices: Clacton

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have received about the downgrading of the main post office in central Clacton-on-Sea.

    • Audit: Competition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the invitation to comment by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Competition and Markets Authority Statutory Audit...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Climate Change Act 2008 on efforts to decarbonise the UK economy.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions over the past ten years relative to other major European economies.

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what outcome they are seeking to achieve from the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention and Climate Change; and how they intend to take a...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration, if any,  they have given to raising the ambition of the Climate Change Act 2008 targets to 100 per cent emission reductions by 2050.

      Green Investment Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the performance of the Green Investment Group Ltd since its sale in 2017.

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on just-in-time supply chains in the manufacturing sector.

      Green Deal Scheme: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Green Deal appeals have been received by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy following an offer or refusal of compensation...

      Competition and Markets Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the resources of the Competition and Markets Authority.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Pakistan: Chevening Scholarships Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Chevening Scholarships have been awarded to citizens of Pakistan in each of the last five years; and of those recipients, how many came from...

    • Saudi Arabia: Textbooks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Anti-Defamation League, Teaching Hate and Violence: Problematic Passages from Saudi State Textbooks...

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage the government of Burma to reform or repeal laws which are currently used to restrict civil society and media space, and...

      Burma: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the governments of Burma and China following violations of freedom of religion or belief in the Wa territory of Burma.

      Burma: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to (1) prevent sexual violence in conflict, and (2) bring perpetrators of such crimes to justice in the Kachin and Shan states of Burma.

      Burma: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on (1) land rights, (2) human rights, and (3) the environment, of investment and infrastructure development projects...

      Burma: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the government of Burma about freedom of religion or belief in Burma.

      Burma: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to seek accountability for alleged (1) war crimes and crimes against humanity against Kachin and Shan ethnic groups in northern Burma,...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last raised the protection of the human rights of the Rohingya minority with the authorities in Myanmar; and what assessment they have made of Amnesty...

      Russia: Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent any escalation of hostilities between Russia and Ukraine, in addition to action taken through NATO and the UN.

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 November (HL11289), whether they have taken into consideration the UN Special Rapporteurs’...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 November (HL11287), when, and with whom, the cases of female political prisoners Hajer Mansoor...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Bahraini political prisoners Ali Hajji and Naji Fateel undertaking a hunger strike in order to access urgent medical care; and...

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 November (HL11288),  how many of the individuals currently on death row in Bahrain have been...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 November (HL11289), why the allegations of mistreatment reported by Bahraini female political...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 November (HL11290), how the human rights impact and the effectiveness of the technical assistance...

      Jerusalem: Migrant Camps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding recent demolitions in the Shufat refugee camp in East Jerusalem.

      Israel: Parks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the bill currently in the Israeli Knesset to allow private non-profit organisations to manage national parks; and whether they...

      Russia: Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the governments of Russia and Ukraine to de-escalate rising tension in the Kerch Strait.

      Ukraine: Military Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to call upon the government of Ukraine to lift the imposition of martial law to ensure that forthcoming elections are free and fair.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the reported detention of over 900 Palestinian children from January to October 2018, 270 of...

      Jerusalem: Evictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the number of evictions of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem to make way for...

      Hebron: Pre-school Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the reported ban by Israeli authorities on the renovation of a Palestinian kindergarten...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about (1) its live fire policy towards protesters in Gaza, and (2) the number of wounded...

      Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Saudi Arabia continues to hold political prisoners, detained indefinitely in the Ritz-Carlton Riyadh and elsewhere in that country; and if so, whether they...

      Cameroon: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Cameroon about the killing of Father Cosmas Ondari; and what steps they are taking with that government to...

      Cameroon: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) response of the government of Cameroon to the initiative by leaders of the Catholic and Presbyterian churches in that...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current assessment of the situation in Idlib Province, Syria.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what prospects they foresee for successful international and local ceasefire negotiations leading to arms control, safe passage for internally displaced people and...

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about the two individuals who were sentenced to death on 29 November on alleged terrorism-related...

      Bahrain: Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they had with the government of Bahrain about that government reportedly revoking the citizenship of 805 individuals since 2012; whether...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Multiple Births

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 14 November (HL11166) relating to continued financial support of the quality improvement...

    • Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training NHS England provided for GPs to support those affected by gambling-related harm in (1) 2013, (2) 2014, (3) 2015, (4) 2016, (5) 2017, and (6) 2018;...

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of NHS England's estimate that 600 stillbirths could be prevented annually as a result of implementation of the Saving Babies' Lives...

      Secure Psychiatric Units

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the lack of secure NHS facilities for offenders who are suffering from mental illness.

      Health Services: Maximum Security Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the care needs of the increasing number of older prisoners held in high security facilities.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of maintained and independent schools to afford the increase in the employer’s contribution to the...

    • Teachers: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received representations from the Independent Schools Council about the forthcoming increase in the employer’s contribution to the...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were their reasons for increasing the employer’s contribution to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

      Special Educational Needs: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 22 November (HL Deb, cols 325–8), whether they will conduct an inquiry into reports that local...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax: Non-payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to bring England into line with the rest of the UK by removing the sanction of imprisonment for non-payment of council tax.

    • Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider Islamophobia to be a form of racism; and if so, whether they will adopt a definition of Islamophobia comparable to the International...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, published...

    • Social Security Benefits: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Bill for Survivors, published by Women’s Aid, and its proposal that they should have a statutory duty to “assess...

  • Home Office

    • Deportation: Skilled Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what requests they have received to provide compensation to skilled migrants wrongly forced to leave the UK under terrorism related legislation; whether they have...

    • Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed with IICSA whether it intends to review the continuation of the Janner strand following the publication of the Independent Office for...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which biometric and other data that will be stored on the central register of EU citizens who have applied for, or been granted, settled status under the EU...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether biometric and other data that has been supplied as part of applications for settled status by EU citizens under the EU Settlement Scheme will be deleted in...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the white paper on immigration.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to attract more highly skilled workers to the UK.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, published on...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Digital Mapping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they place restrictions and conditions on commercial bodies developing high definition mapping databases of UK cities and countryside; and if so, what are...

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the UK and the EU, what consultation was undertaken with...

  • Department for International Trade

    • JCB: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the supply, and use, of JCB bulldozers in Israel; and what discussions they have had with JCB about such supply and use.

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) on 26 November (HL Deb, col 511), whether, under the proposed free trade deals after...

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to reach a free trade agreement with the United States after Brexit; and what impact they estimate a no-deal Brexit would have on trade...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have for the regulation of social media companies.

    • Gambling: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, on the basis of Gambling Commission's research study, Young People and Gambling, published in November, what is the problem gambling rate for children and young...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) Belgium's decision to ban loot boxes in online games, and (2) the social impact adopting a similar policy would have on...

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