Written answers

Thursday, 13 December 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to update the CWIS walking stages target for the general population to take account of changes in methodology in the NTS.

    • Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to publish updated guidance for the DVLA on the use of continuous or flash glucose monitoring devices for drivers with...

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date his Department last published non-compliance figures for one of its existing All Lane Running motorway schemes.

      London-Brighton Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 178358 on London-Brighton Railway Line: Fares, what progress his Department has made on...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of High Speed Two.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans for a new direct high speed rail link between Liverpool and High Speed Two; and if he will make a statement.

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the factors that contribute to airspace infringements in the UK.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2018 to Question 198212 on Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Costs, what funds...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Libya: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Action Plan set out by the UN Special Envoy to Libya in September 2017, what recent assessment he has...

    • Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who the UK Government plans to represent it at the high level plenary session on human rights defenders at the UN General...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the Government's guidelines on working with human rights defenders.

      Burma: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to seek accountability for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity against Kachin and Shan...

      Burma: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he is making to the Government of Burma to seek unhindered and unrestricted access for international...

      Selahattin Demirtas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on the continued detention of Selahattin Demirtas in...

      Selahattin Demirtas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the order of the European Court of Human Rights of 20 November 2018 for the release of Selahattin Demirtas by...

      Cameroon: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Cameroonian counterpart on the decision by the Government of that country to refuse...

      Eritrea: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the total number of political prisoners in Eritrea.

      Eritrea: National Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in Eritrea on (a) ending forced conscription and (b) demobilising...

      Eritrea: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in Eritrea on the persecution of members of Christian denominations...

      Ukraine: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Russia on the detention and prosecution of Ukrainian sailors taken into...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the conclusion of the US-led joint declaration on the export and subsequent use of armed or strike-enabled...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the follow-on process to develop international best practice standards stemming from the US-led joint...

      South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government plans to designate a marine reserve around South Sandwich Islands.

      Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Italian counterpart on the Italian Government's policy towards search and rescue ships...

      Saudi Arabia: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Government officials attended the future investment initiative conference in Saudi Arabia in October 2018.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Integrity Initiative

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

      Julian Assange

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Ecuadorian counterpart on Mr Julian Assange.

      Nicaragua: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of human rights protections in Nicaragua.

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Chinese Government on their treatment of ethnic minority Uighur Muslims.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many in-flight files of EU legislation exist that effect the policy areas managed by his Department; and which in-flight files of...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper, Brexit questions in national and EU courts, Number 8415, published on...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services: Learning Disability

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

    • Tobacco: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the analysis his Department undertook to determine the cost to business of changing the picture warnings on tobacco...

      Tobacco: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether the UK can continue to use the EU library for picture warnings on tobacco products in the event...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2018 to Question 196217 on Social Services, whether he plans to publish his green paper before 31...

      Schools: Fruit and Vegetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received on the quality of fruit and vegetables available in the school fruit and vegetable scheme.

      Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data he holds on the treatments available for people with Parkinson’s disease in each region of the UK.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many eligible gay and bisexual men have completed the human papillomavirus vaccine programme.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans for a catch-up programme for all boys up to the age of 18 to access the human papillomavirus vaccine.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps NHS England is taking to (a) raise public awareness of the symptoms of eating disorders and (b) encourage people that may have...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that women and their partners are able to access the leaflets recently developed by the...

      Psychiatric Patients: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Mental Health Trusts have guidance and support to learn from deaths in the NHS.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on the establishment of a comprehensive database of mesh implants.

      Surgical Mesh Implants: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the devolved Administrations on the potential establishment of a mesh database on a...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2018 to Question 188904, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the voluntary erasure...

      General Practitioners: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce an incentive scheme to attract GPs to Easington constituency.

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a GP university tuition fee remission scheme for newly...

      General Practitioners: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to encourage GPs to relocate to areas with a GP shortage; and what steps he is taking to improve working...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Babylon Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of contracts his Department has with Babylon Healthcare.

      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...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the value of contracts held by his Department with Interserve.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the financial health of Interserve.

      Prescriptions: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will undertake a review of the categories of conditions eligible for medical exemption certificates for NHS...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase public awareness of the link between alcohol consumption and cancer.

      Dental Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives from the dental industry on reforming the Units of Dental Activity...

      Social Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on the provision of adult social care services of projected increases in the...

      Health Services: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to 2018 Budget, how much of the increase in funding allocated to the NHS over the next five years will be allocated to...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement by the Children's Commissioner's Children's Mental, published November 2018, what assessment his...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral contribution of 27 November 2018 to the Health and Social Care Committee, Question 127, what the positive...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the £936 million funding for health facilities announced on 27 November is in addition to the £20.5 billion of funding...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many in-flight files of EU legislation exist that effect the policy areas managed by her Department; and which in-flight files of...

    • UN Population Fund: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential implications of the withdrawal of US funding from the UN Population Fund on that...

      UN Population Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total amount of UK funding provided to the UN Population Fund was in each financial year since 2010.

      UN Population Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to increase its financial contributions to the UN Population Fund in light of the shortfall caused by...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2018 to Question 194657, whether the Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make representations to his counterpart in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the recent Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC.

      Cameroon: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the UK Government is taking to tackle the humanitarian situation in Cameroon.

      Cameroon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the UK Government is taking to help support communities in Cameroon affected by the political situation in that country.

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has been spent on rebrokering academies in each of the last three years.

    • Grammar Schools: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) number and (b) proportion of children in those grammar schools that were successful in the first round of the selective school expansion fund...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 16 of The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2017/18, HC...

      Digital Technology: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to support the development of digital skills among young people.

      Training: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the UK workforce can be upskilled or retrained in the event that their profession is adversely...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing greater flexibility for apprenticeship levy paying employers by allowing them to...

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 16 November 2018 to Question 192091, what recourse is available to students with vision impairment who require support which...

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2018 to Question 192091, what steps have been taken to ensure that students with visual impairments are (a)...

      Overseas Students: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2018 to Question 191270 on Overseas Students: Immigration, what guidelines Student Finance England follows when...

      Further Education: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes to pay levels in further education colleges on the ability of such institutions to recruit...

      Department of Education: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many in-flight files of EU legislation exist that effect the policy areas managed by his Department; and which in-flight files of EU legislation...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding local government receives to deliver children’s services.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on how much local authorities overspent on children’s services last year; and how much additional...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the overspend on children’s services in the 2017-18 financial year; and how much additional investment for...

      Teachers: Career Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with stakeholders on the development of the early careers framework for teachers; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the correlation between deprivation and demand for children’s services.

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on testing delivery models for the healthy schools rating scheme; and when he plans to conclude the testing...

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the early years attainment gap over the last ten years.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money from the public purse his Department has allocated to marketing for the (a) early years initial (b) primary and (c) secondary teacher...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what is the average salary is for an early years teacher working in the private, voluntary and independent sector.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what is the average salary was of an early years teacher in the (a) private, voluntary and independent and (b) public sector.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many UCAS points a T Level is planned to be worth.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with university groups on whether they will accept T Levels as part of their admissions policies.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • 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, published on 17 August 2017, how...

    • Ministry of Justice: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many in-flight files of EU legislation exist that effect the policy areas managed by his Department; and which in-flight files of EU legislation his...

      Coroners: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the policy is of the Bradford coroner on the use of digital scans to establish cause of death rather than tradition post-mortems; and how many...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children were granted legal aid under exceptional case funding each (a) year and (b) quarter since 2010.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many young adults were granted legal aid under exceptional case funding each (a) year and (b) quarter since 2010.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of applications for exceptional case funding were granted legal aid in every year since 2010.

      Young Offenders: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of suicides in (a) young offenders institutes and (b) juvenile wings of prisons in 2017.

      Ministry of Justice: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recruitment process his Department followed when appointing its Data Protection Officer (DPO); how that position was advertised; how many...

      Open Prisons: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the set number of profiled hours for the keyworker system is in each open prison; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2018 to Question 185683 on Coroners: Legal Representation, how many cases his Department provided funding for legal...

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral evidence of 26 June 2018 by the Minister of State of his Department to the Justice Committee on Prison Population 2022:...

      Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the contractual expiry date is for each private sector contracted prison.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2012 to Question 124033 on Prison Service: Staff, if he will provide updated figures for each year since 2013.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the commitments that the Government made at the London Anti-Corruption Summit 2016, when he plans to launch a consultation on...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports: Lambeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many (a) small, (b) medium and (c) large businesses in Lambeth have licences to export outside the EU.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of reintroducing a standards board for local councils.

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the total number of local authorities that have seen an overall loss in their reserves...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff of his Department have (a) left his Department and (b) been seconded from his Department to work for...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff of his Department have previously been employed by the Building Research Establishment.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) officials of his Department have had meetings with the UN Special Rapporteur on...

      Leasehold: Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that developers remove onerous ground rent clauses in leasehold contracts.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Russia: INF Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral contribution of 26 November 2018, Official Report, column 6, what steps he is taking to urge Russia to comply with its obligations...

    • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the results of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory People Survey 2018.

      Australia: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Royal Navy of the Joint Guidance for the RAN-RN Relationship signed by the First Sea Lord and...

      Armed Forces: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 28 November 2018 to Question 194225, whether Queen's Regulation J975 is compatible with the lack of a mandatory...

      Ministry of Defence: Institute for Statecraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department (a) leases (b) provides in kind any (i) office space and (ii) other resources to the Institute for Statecraft.

      Saudi Arabia: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what joint military exercises the UK armed forces plan to undertake with Saudi Arabia.

      Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2018 to Question 198212 on Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Costs, what funds his Department has allocated to...

      Saudi Arabia: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF personnel took part in the Green Flag Exercise with the Royal Saudi Air Force; for what reason that exercise took place; and if he will...

      Armed Forces: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on data that was gathered from blood samples taken from servicemen (a) before, (b) during and (c) after their...

      Armed Forces: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the information on the possibility of genetic damage that was given to participants in the UK nuclear tests in...

      Christmas Island: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) documents and (b) photographs his Department holds on the flight of a Canberra B6 aircraft with the number 980 at Christmas Island on 30 April 1958.

      Type 31 Frigates: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Statement of 10 December 2018 on the Type 31e Frigate, HCWS1161, whether he has made an estimate of the value of...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding the Government has allocated for transitional payments for people moving onto universal credit; and by what process claimants...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the effect of delaying managed migration of existing social security claimants to universal credit on...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of universal credit being paid into a single bank account on the (a) independence of women and (b)...

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the appeal process works effectively across the full-service universal credit process.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of mandatory reconsiderations for personal independence payments have (a) overturned and (b) upheld the original...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the welfare system in helping to alleviate levels of pensioner poverty.

      Universal Credit: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2018 to Question 195084 on Universal Credit: Slough, if he will publish that information for claimants...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate the Government has made of the number of people at risk of experiencing rising debt as a result of the six week transitory wait...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2018 to Question 191917 on Carer's Allowance, whether her Department has made an estimate of the number...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2018 to Question 191918 on Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations, which external organisations...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many statutory instruments under (a) affirmative and (b) negative procedure his Department plans to lay before March...

    • Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to progress a tree assurance scheme overseen by his Department.

      Nitrogen Oxides: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the target for the reduction of nitrogen dioxide pollutants in the air for 2019 is.

      Hunting Act 2004: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, many convictions have been secured under the 2004 Hunting Act in each year since 2010.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to extend the grace period refugees are afforded before eligibility for support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999...

    • Home Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many in-flight files of EU legislation exist that effect the policy areas managed by his Department; and which in-flight files of EU...

      Arts: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of a freelance visa for the creative industries.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196129 on Overseas Visitors: Visas, what estimate his Department has made of the cost...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196130 on Overseas Visitors: Visas, what estimate his Department has made of the cost...

      Migrant Workers: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times employers have used his Department's employer checking service to check an employee’s or potential employee’s...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2018 to Question 192832, whether people who do not apply for pre-settled or settled status under the...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Christians against Poverty

      To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of contributions to churches helping run...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Brexit: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Cabinet Office, whether all members of the Government who attend Cabinet meetings have had access to the legal opinion on the Withdrawal Agreement.

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the proportion of global phishing attacks that target the UK.

      Civil Servants: Surveys

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November to Question 192117, if he will publish the Civil Service Benchmark Scores; Whitehall 18 Trends; and All...

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the number of non-UK EU citizens working in health and social care in the UK.

      Students: Suicide

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of suicides among students of further and higher education in the 2017-18 academic year.

      Suicide

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of suicides in England and Wales in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018.

  • Treasury

    • Office for Professional Body Anti-money Laundering Supervision

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision in improving standards in the...

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be affected by the new 2019 loan charge (a) in total and (b) who are public sector workers.

      Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2018 to Question 198212 on Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Costs, which Departmental budget will provide the cost...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of 6 December 2018, Official Report, column 1091, if he will publish the enhanced equivalence arrangements for...

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the financial package agreed by the Government, Transport for London and the Mayor of London for additional funding to support Crossrail will...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Gambling Commission’s Review of society lotteries advice, published in June 2018, (a) what assessment he...

    • Gambling: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prevent gambling companies from using user data to target marketing to (a)...

      Public Libraries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure the safeguarding of children in unstaffed libraries.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to protect youth volunteering charities from financial difficulty; when his Department...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many in-flight files of EU legislation exist that affect the policy areas managed by his Department; and which pieces of...

      Charity Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the future funding needs of the Charity Commission; and if he will make a statement.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent support he has given to music conservatoires.

      Writers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the ability of UK writers to travel to the EU for (a) writing trips, (b) residencies and (c)...

      Writers

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

      O2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK economy of the O2 data failure of 6 December 2018.

      Artificial Intelligence

      What steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK remains a world leader in the field of artificial intelligence.

      Cultural Relations

      What steps his Department is taking to promote cultural diplomacy.

      Loneliness

      What steps his Department is taking to help tackle loneliness.

      Gambling

      What steps he is taking to reduce gambling-related harm.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Recruitment

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

    • House of Commons Chamber: Fire Prevention

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, the last occasion on which a fire evacuation drill was conducted in the Chamber of the...

      House of Commons: Food

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his oral contribution answer of 29 November 2018, Official Report, column...

  • Attorney General

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Hate Crime

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on using the national curriculum to tackle misogyny.

    • Political Parties: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what representations she has had from civil society organisations on bringing Section 106 of the Equality Act 2010 into force.

      Menopause: Flexible Working

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to encourage employers to offer flexible working arrangements to women going through the menopause.

      Candidates: Disability

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the launch of the EnAble Fund for Elected Office, what support her Department is providing to help disabled candidates standing for...

  • Department for Transport

    • Great Western Railway: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are providing a subsidy to Great Western Railway; if so, why; and what lessons they have learned.

    • Silver Jubilee Bridge

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Silver Jubilee Bridge between Runcorn and Widnes will re-open.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the present status of the proposal to build a new freight terminal south of Northampton adjacent to the West Coast Railway Line.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of whether the proposals from Transport for the North for a rail route across the Pennines makes adequate provision for the movement...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • South Sudan: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Conflict Armament Research, Weapon Supplies into South Sudan’s Civil War, published on 11 November,...

    • Cameroon: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether genocide is being perpetrated in southern Cameroon; and if so what action, if any, they plan to take in response.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      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...

    • 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...

      Brexit: Referendums

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support a second referendum on Brexit.

      Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances they would seek a second vote in the House of Commons on their Brexit proposals if they lose the meaningful vote.

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Explainer for the agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union, published on 14...

      European Defence Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their objectives contained in the Draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the...

      Driving

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their objectives contained in the Draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the...

      EU Institutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of the UK's participation in (1) the European Medicines Agency, (2) the European Chemicals Agency, and (3) the European Aviation Safety...

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have offered any (1) assurances, and (2) concessions to Spain in relation to Gibraltar as part of the Brexit negotiations; and if so, what.

      Public Transport

      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, why they decided to include...

      Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether EU agreement to lift the Northern Irish backstop would require unanimity among remaining EU member states.

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic...

      Government Assistance: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic...

      Fisheries

      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...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Drugs: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to protect patients from counterfeit medicines if the Falsified Medicines Directive ceases to apply in the UK after Brexit.

    • Drugs: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pharmaceutical manufacturers have guaranteed to hold six weeks' supply of their medicines for the next six months on top of their buffer stocks; and what...

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 5 November (HL10893), what is the average cost to the NHS of treating patients with (1) leukaemia, (2)...

      Mental Health Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the additional funding for the NHS announced in the budget has been allocated to mental health services in Greater Manchester.

      Drugs: Refrigeration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many contracts they have signed for additional cold chain capacity for medicines after the UK leaves the EU.

      World Encephalitis Day

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support World Encephalitis Day on 22 February 2019.

      Clinical Trials: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the EU Clinical Trials Regulation, due to come into effect in 2019, will apply to clinical trials in the UK after Brexit.

      Energy Drinks: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to introduce statutory requirements on companies who produce energy drinks to use more prominent labelling on such products after...

      Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what factors they took into consideration when deciding that 11 days was an appropriate consultation period for the Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 5 November (HL10962), whether the figures for the total government spend on clinical negligence in...

  • Department for Education

    • Physical Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role that physical education and school sport can play in tackling childhood obesity.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure sentencing of offenders is cost-effective and provides value for money for taxpayers.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact permitted development rights have had on the number of affordable homes built.

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure local support for homes built through permitted development rights.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Galileo System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the Galileo project on security and defence co-operation with the EU after Brexit.

    • Ministry of Defence: Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many working dogs there are in (1) the army, (2) the Royal Air Force, (3) the Royal Navy, and (4) the Ministry of Defence; and for each of those organisations,...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement made by the Home Secretary on 24 July (HC Deb, col 908), whether they plan to publish more data on the number of LGBTQI+ immigration...

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the conditions of immigration detainees who are being detained for indeterminate lengths of time due to a lack of appropriate...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Digital Mapping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they place any restrictions on which companies are permitted to develop high definition mapping databases of UK cities and countryside; whether there are...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Global Positioning System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 27 November (HL11428), what steps they are taking to ensure the relevant enforcement agencies are taking...

    • Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to (1) replace EU legislation about mobile telephone roaming charges, and (2) ensure that UK subscribers are protected from excessive charges...

      TripAdvisor

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings, if any, ministers have had with organisations concerned about the operation of TripAdvisor in the UK.

      TripAdvisor

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings, if any, have taken place between UK or United States representatives of TripAdvisor and ministers or officials at which issues relating to damaging...

      5G

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to invest in the development of 5G network infrastructure.

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