Written answers

Thursday, 20 December 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December to Question 201123 on the South Eastern Rail Franchise, what steps he is taking to ensure that there will not be...

    • Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2018 to Question 184986 on Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles, in which years the 21 Ultra-Low Emission...

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the (a) cost to the public purse of and (b) money spent on the infrastructure required to prepare for the UK leaving...

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Government on increasing step-free access at rail stations in (a) Angus and (b) Scotland.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the areas in Kent that have received a notification from Highways England in relation to their suitability for lorry parking.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department has plans to legalise longer heavier vehicles.

      Mersey Gateway Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will end the toll on the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

      Department for Transport: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of his Department paying the £65 application fee for settled or pre-settled status for EU...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who will be liable for damage to buildings above the High Speed Two London tunnel route during its construction; and whether repairs resulting from...

      Shipping: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the report entitled Seafarers in the UK Shipping Industry: 2018, published by his Department on 12 December 2018, which sector of...

      Passenger Ships: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, What steps he is taking to increase the number of UK Ratings employed in the cruise industry in (a) deck and (b) engine roles.

      Ferries: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, If he will take steps to protect employment for UK (a) Ratings and (b) Officers as a result of P&O Ferries’ decision to register its short...

      Ferries: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the UK Ship Register in trends in vessel registration levels in the short sea ferry sector.

      Ferries: Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of tonnage on the UK Ship Register in each year since 2010 was from the short sea ferry sector.

      Ferries: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of short sea ferries registered on the UK Ship Register in each year since 2010.

      Shipping: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract between his Department and the UK Chamber of Shipping for provision of seafarer data.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the environmental effect of the current volume of traffic at the Dartford crossing.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vehicles used the Dartford crossing in each year since 2010; and how many vehicles his Department forecasts will use the Dartford crossing in...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland on businesses in Scotland deploying no-deal...

    • Post Offices: Luton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations his Department has received on the closure of the main post office in central Luton.

      Post Offices: Luton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the economic effect on (a) local businesses and (b) local communities of the...

      Research: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the level of research and development expenditure in the UK and...

      Post Offices: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of whether post offices that have been integrated within other stores are...

      Wylfa Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with Hitachi on its investment in Wylfa nuclear power station; and if he will make a...

      Research: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made a recent comparative assessment of the level of spending on research and development in (a) the UK...

      Research: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much and what proportion of his Department's funding for research and development he allocated to the healthcare...

      Notice Boards: Fire Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require companies manufacturing notice boards for schools, colleges...

      Home Energy and Lifestyle Management: Bristol North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many residents of Bristol North West constituency had energy improvements installed by Home Energy & Lifestyle...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Indonesia: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to support the Indonesian Government in tackling threats by terrorists in that...

    • Egypt: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart on the legislation passed in that country to curb the...

      China: Animal Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in China on ensuring that the postponement of its decision to relax...

      Hamas: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the terror capabilities of Hamas.

      Antarctic: Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterparts in (a) China, (b) Russia and (c) Norway on their recent veto of proposals...

      Muhammed Fathi Abulkasem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart on the (a) detention and (b) fair trial of Muhhamed Fathi...

      Giulio Regeni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart on the refusal of the Egyptian authorities to allow Italian...

      Thailand: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to send election observers to monitor the forthcoming general election in Thailand.

      Qatar: OPEC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of whether the State of Qatar's decision to withdraw from OPEC was linked to...

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the findings of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination's report of 30 August 2018...

      Burma: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) land rights, (b) other human rights and (c) the environment of Chinese...

      China: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on upholding the human rights of Uighur Muslims in China; and...

      Russia: INF Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department is considering further sanctions on Russia after that country’s material breach of its obligations...

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to encourage the Sri Lankan Government to find a peaceful and lawful solution to the...

      Iraq: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Office on the effect of UK immigration policy on the UK's relations with the...

      Russia: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list (a) the recipients of funding allocated from the public purse under the Counter Disinformation and Media...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russian Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding his Department allocated to each recipient under the Russian Language Programme since financial year 2013-14.

      Iran: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Iranian counterpart on the arrest of Christians for sharing their faith.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Genito-urinary Medicine: Lambeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what were the average waiting times to be seen by a health worker in sexual health clinics in Lambeth were in (a) 2010, (b) 2015 and 2018.

    • Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2018 to Question 196229 on Electronic Cigarettes, what (a) discussions and (b) meetings his...

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support (a) is and (b) he plans to make available on the NHS to prevent bladder leakage.

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have a diagnosis of osteoporosis.

      Insomnia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have a diagnosis of insomnia.

      Prescription Drugs: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle prescription drug-related mental health disorders among the elderly.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the average waiting times at A&E Departments for (a) Guy's Hospital, (b) Kings College Hospital and (c) St...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to assess the potential merits of the universal fingerprint test to aid the early detection of cancer.

      Dermatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people with eczema in England.

      Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce dependence on anti-depressant drugs.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the (a) incidence and (b) prevalence of respiratory illnesses.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people suffer from respiratory illnesses in the UK.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2018 to Question 198229, if he will increase the capacity of the PrEP Impact Trial to ensure that...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to reduce the number of late diagnoses of HIV in England.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether proposals to tackle the late diagnosis of HIV will be in the forthcoming Green Paper on prevention.

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to introduce a revised definition for ultra-orphan medicine.

      Rare Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK remains a world leader for the treatment of rare diseases after the UK leaves the EU.

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Written Statement of 12 December 2018 on the review of amendments made to the NHS Overseas Visitor Charging...

      Addictions: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many in-patient addiction treatment facilities the NHS has commissioned in England in each year since 2010.

      Psychiatry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the fill rates have been for each psychiatric higher training specialty in each English region in 2018.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the integration of mental health...

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to integrate the medical noting systems of NHS and non-NHS care providers; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential health benefits to elderly people of increasing the availability of (a) dental implants,...

      NHS England: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Janet Carr, Business Office Coordinator for NHS England North, Lancashire and South Cumbria, has the authority to decide not to...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Winter Daily Situation Report published by NHS England on 13 December 2018, what assessment has been made of the...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking account of the funding and delivery of aftercare delivered under section 117 of the Mental Health Act in formulating...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of those clinical commissioning group policies which detail formal agreements with local...

      Surrogate Motherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to bring forward proposals to change the law on surrogacy.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) NHS England and (b) Public Health England on responsibilities for the NHS Breast...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his timeframe is for the advice from the National Screening Committee on the age at which women should be invited to their final...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will commit to ending new HIV transmissions by 2030.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the potential effect on staffing levels in the NHS of the UK leaving the EU.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the consent framework for the Genomic Medicine Service.

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities of 27 November 2018,...

      Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cataract procedures have been undertaken by each NHS trust in each of the last five years.

      Dementia: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for the forthcoming Adult Social Care Green Paper to tackle the issues experienced by dementia patients in accessing...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women have participated in the NHS Breast Screening Programme for Central and East London in each month since April 2017.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to take steps in response to the 20 June 2018 Public Health England report entitled Screening Quality Assurance support...

      Nurses: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many complaints have been received by NHS Business Services Authority in relation to the removal of the Special Class Status of...

      NHS: Drugs and Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the cost to NHS England of (a) drugs and (b) devices.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of contingency plans made by his Department (a) to date and (b) until 29 March...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of procuring (a) chartered flights and (b) rolling ships to stockpile medicines (i) to...

      Hospitals: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate has been made of the number of hospitals that will be unable to maintain the level of recommended minimum equipment in the...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral evidence by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England to the Health and Social Care Committee on 27...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer on 11 September to Question number 169109 on Social Care: Drugs, (a) when the 2019-20 planning process was...

  • Attorney General

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 188707 on Overseas Aid: Children, what estimate her Department has made of the...

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make representations to the Congolese Government on reported concerns with the adequacy of electronic voting arrangements...

      Department for International Development: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has allocated to programmes overseas that is not part of Official Development Assistance in each of...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much central government funding has been spent on school transport in each of the last three years.

    • Higher Education: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on that Government's levy in relation to tuition fees on undergraduates from England after 31...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the funding required by Brighton & Hove City Council to deliver children’s services in (a) 2018-19, (b)...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with local council leaders on children’s services.

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to give statutory force to his Department's guidelines to school's governing bodies on exclusivity arrangements for the sale of...

      Special Educational Needs: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received from Nottinghamshire County Council on additional funding for children and young people with high needs; and if...

      Higher Education: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance he provides to the higher education sector on providing a safe and understanding environment for students who (a) have existing and (b)...

      Distance Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase the number of individuals aged 24 and over taking part in distance learning.

      Schools: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Priority Schools Building Programme school fires there have been since the beginning of the 2017 Parliament; and how many of those schools...

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to place a statutory duty on new and major...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with universities on the potential effect on the higher education sector of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Schools: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the total spend on temporary agency staff across schools in England in each year since 2010.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of the net economic impact international students have on the economy of (a) Coventry (b) the West...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of (a) looked after children, (b) child protection plans and (c) children in...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with directors of children’s services on their ability to deliver their statutory duties to children and families.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the link between deprivation and demand for children’s services.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many full-time equivalent staff in his Department work on (a) foster care, (b) residential care, (c) adoption and (d) kinship care including...

      Breakfast Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the provision of cereals fortified with vitamins and minerals supplied by breakfast clubs are given greater priority than the provision of low...

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will ask Public Health England to undertake a review of school menus to ensure that pupils receive healthy choices in line with the school food...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 194687, Social Service: Children, what the timetable is for the distribution to local...

      Children: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure child wellbeing (a) inside and (b) outside of school.

      Universities: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage universities to tackle their BME and intersecting gender pay gaps.

      English Baccalaureate: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that teaching and learning of modern foreign languages as part of EBacc is promoted and protected.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students study (a) law, (b) medicine, (c) engineering, (d) social sciences at university after obtaining 3 D's or lower at A-level.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) confiscated drones and (b) persons prosecuted for the illegal use of a drone in the vicinity of a prison...

    • Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 194146 on Prisons: Contracts, what the estimated cost is of the production of the public-sector...

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners died within 48 hours of release in (a) 2010, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answers of 19 November 2018 to Questions 189756 and 189757, how many (a) men and (b) women were sentenced to prison in the first six...

      Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many solicitors (a) firms and (b) organisations provide (i) legal help, (ii) family help (lower form), (iii) family help (higher) and (iv) legal...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many former category A prisoners were held in each category C prison in England and Wales in 2017.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his department has made of the (a) number and (b) percentage of personal independence payment cases that have been (i) upheld and (ii)...

      Civil Proceedings: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether it is a requirement for an unredacted transcript of a civil court hearing to be made available to the (a) complainant and (b) respondent.

      Victim Personal Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the guidance issued on the Victim's Code requires the reading out of victim personal statements in open court.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to prevent illicit drugs being brought into prisons.

  • Treasury

    • Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the £4.2 billion he has made available for planning for the UK to leave the EU since 2016 has been (a) allocated to departments and...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much each Department (a) bid and (b) has been allocated for planning for leaving the EU without a deal from the 2018-19 resource allocation.

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the petroleum retail industry on fuel prices in rural and remote areas.

      Child Tax Credit: Carers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what processes are in place to compensate kinship carers that are unable to claim child tax credit for their birth child in the period between 1 April 2017...

      Revenue and Customs: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) training and (b) guidance has been provided to HMRC staff in relation to the variation in the two child limit exemption for kinship carers and...

      Non-domestic Rates: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will meet with the Permanent Secretary of the Northern Ireland Executive to ensure that provision set out in the Budget 2018 for reduced rates for...

      Treasury: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of his Department paying the £65 application fee for settled or pre-settled status for EU...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are being pursued for repayments under the 2019 Loan Charge in (a) St Albans and (b) the UK since it came into force.

      Freezing of Assets: Libya

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) date granted, (b) purpose, (c) recipient and (d) value of the licences issued for the release of funds frozen as result of...

      Freezing of Assets: Libya

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has accrued to the public purse in taxation from (a) Libyan frozen assets and (b) transactions relating to Libyan frozen assets in each financial year.

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) content on disclosure of risk and future performance and (b) other content in Key Information...

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has signed with banks advising the Government on preparations for the UK leaving the EU.

      Duty Free Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his Department’s policy to reintroduce duty free in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Landlords: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2018 to Question 127973, what assessment his Department has made of the cost to...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 29 November 2018 on Grenfell Update, Official Report HCWS1126, if he will extend...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the (a) percentage increase in council tax levied for and (b) sum raised by the adult social care precept was in...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2018 to Question 199767 on Social Services: Children, if he will publish the...

      Parking: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has collected data on (a) the level of fines that have been levied by private car park...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many (a) single-headed households, (b) households with children, (c) households with pensioners, (d) households where one...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to protect the UK from cyber-attack from hostile states.

    • Ammunition: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an assessment of the market appetite for a competitive procurement process for Project ABEL; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps he is taking to encourage people from all ethnic groups to join the armed forces.

      National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 194078 on UK national security, if he will take steps to implement safeguards to ensure the...

      Military Bases: Bramley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what conditions were stipulated under the conditions of sale when his Department disposed of land from Bramley Training Area particularly in relation to...

      Military Bases: Bramley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the security of Bramley Training Area; and what recent steps his Department has taken to further secure the...

      Military Bases: Bramley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 21 April 1995 to Question 19333 on Chemical Weapons, what assessment his Department has made of whether Operation APPLE...

      Veterans: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of armed forces veterans that live in (a) St Helens North, (b) St Helens Metropolitan Borough, (c) the Liverpool...

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department has allocated to the (a) Sea Cadets, (b) Army Cadet Force, (c) Air Training Corps and (d) Combined Cadet Force in each...

      Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the amount of funding each recipient has received under the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust's Local Grants Programme in each...

      Armed Forces: Junior Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the work of the Medical Defence Services with the Royal College of Psychiatrists Choose...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make publish her Department’s calculations of the number of disabled people who will (a) lose benefit funding from the...

    • Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an estimate of the number of disabled people who previously received a disability premium that have been...

      Universal Credit: Automated Credit Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 23 November to Question 191872, how many people receiving universal credit who do not have a bank account are...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the number of payments of universal credit paid to claimants on time and correct at (a) first...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had deductions from their universal credit of (a) 40 per cent and (b) 30 per cent for the repayment of advances on that...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had deductions from their universal credit of (a) 20 per cent for a single debt as a result of (i) a utility company...

      Universal Credit: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196901 and the Answer of 4 December 2018 to Question 195084, how his Department...

      Personal Independence Payment: Denbighshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of mandatory reconsiderations for personal independence payments in Denbighshire in each...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the average waiting time for personal independence payment assessments to be completed from initial assessment...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to claimants of universal credit that are paid twice during a single monthly assessment period and are...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that claimants of universal credit are not subject to deductions as a result of being paid twice...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of universal credit have received lower payments as a result of been paid twice in one assessment period in (a) the last...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) training and (b)guidance has been provided to staff in her Department on the variation in the two child limit exemption for kinship...

      Social Security Benefits: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many kinship carers were affected by the benefit cap of (a) £20,000 and (b) £23,000 in 2017-18.

      Universal Credit: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many kinship carers that applied for universal credit were exempt from the two child limit in 2017-18; and what proportion of those...

      Widowed Parents Allowance: Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to extend the eligibility for widowed parents' allowance to unmarried parents.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of her Department paying the £65 application fee for settled or pre-settled status...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) inaccurate maintenance assessments and (b) incorrect maintenance adjustments were made to Child Support Agency schemes in (i)...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much in cash terms is owed in Child Support Agency schemes arrears.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much in cash terms has been written off in Child Support Agency schemes arrears in each of the last 10 years.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long her Department keeps its recordings of telephone conversations.

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases submitted to her Department's Independent Case Examiner were upheld in each of the last five years.

      Child Support Agency: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases of misconduct in public office have been brought against the Child Support Agency; and how many of those cases were upheld.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of qualified veterinary surgeons that would be required to sign off...

    • Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure the geographical distribution of veterinary surgeons required to monitor...

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on livestock exports to the EU.

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many packaging producers have been reported by packaging producer compliance schemes for not meeting their packaging...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the (a) cost to the public purse and (b) money spend on infrastructure required to prepare...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he or Ministers in his Department have met the hon. Member for Wells to discuss LGBT asylum cases.

    • Radicalism: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that funds from the public purse do not inadvertently assist or fund Islamist extremism.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to resolve efficiently immigration cases that have raised issues on the European Convention on Human Rights.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) victims of trafficking (b) victims of torture and (c) people with other special reception needs were detained in the UK in 2018.

      Serious Violence Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Serious Violence Taskforce will next be meeting.

      Immigration: Families and Private Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests for a change of conditions of leave granted on the basis of family or private life were received from August 2017 to...

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2018 to Question 196679 on Slavery: Victim Support Schemes, whether he plans to adopt directly the...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2018 to Question 196680 on Human trafficking: victim support schemes, whether there will be a public...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many new asylum applications were submitted by people who had previously been refused asylum in the UK in 2018.

      Asylum: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the five most common nationalities of asylum applicants were; and how many applications were received from nationals of those five...

      Home Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding his Department has allocated to programmes overseas that is not part of Official Development Assistance in each of the last...

      Domestic Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of domestic violence against women and girls.

      Asylum: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications were made by victims of torture in each of the last eight years.

      Asylum: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of Government guidelines for processing asylum applications from victims of torture.

      Active Change Foundation: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding his Department has allocated to the Active Change Foundation in each financial year since 2008-09.

      Radicalism: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of referrals of individuals suspected of far-right wing activity to Prevent.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to tackle far right extremism.

      Asylum: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seeker households have been accommodated in each postcode area in Glasgow.

      Serco: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints were (a) made and (b) upheld against Serco COMPASS staff in 2018, in each region of the UK.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many single parent asylum-seeking families are sharing accommodation provided by Serco.

      Serco: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of state for the Home Department, how many fines relating to key performance indicators were issued to Serco in its capacity as the asylum accommodation provider in Scotland...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in Scotland will be affected by Serco's decision of 27 July 2018 to issue 7 day lock change eviction notices to asylum...

      Vetting: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to reduce waiting times for checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service; and what support is being...

      Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to point six of the Windrush Scheme: Support in urgent and exceptional circumstances, what criteria his Department will use...

  • Scotland Office

    • City Region Deals: Tayside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps his Department is taking to ensure an equitable distribution of Tay Cities growth deal funding to (a) urban, (b) rural and (b) local...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Government Departments use (a) a domain message authentication reporting and conformance cybersecurity system (b) a system for identifying...

    • Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government security profession unit has a target for the number of cyber-security professionals it plans to recruit.

      Census: Sikhs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 3.105 of the Census White Paper, what how many and proportion of the Sikh population would not accept an additional...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the European Commission on UK’s future involvement in Creative Europe and Horizon2020.

    • Dover Port: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2018 to Question 196873 on Dover Port: Domestic Visits, if he will publish (a) dates and (b)...

      Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on public services in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and...

      Insurance: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect on sales of insurance products in the EU by UK companies of the UK...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the potential effect on UK representation in the European Parliament of an...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the amount of money each Department has spent on preparing for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the level of access to superfast fibre broadband in (a) Birmingham Northfield, (b) Birmingham...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of using alternative and emerging technologies such as...

      Mobile Phones: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with mobile phone companies on those companies sharing resources to improve coverage in rural...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage tourists to visit both Northern Ireland and the UK.

      Mobile Libraries: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to increase the number of library buses in deprived areas.

      Film: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure ongoing funding for the distribution of British films abroad after the cessation of the...

      Horseracing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department’s policy is on horserace betting levy reform; and if he will make a statement.

      Sports: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the role that physical education and school sport can play in promoting mental wellbeing...

      Gambling: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has had made of the relationship between 16 year olds purchasing scratch cards and gambling addiction in...

      Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the National Emergencies Trust will be established; which organisation will provide the fundraising platform for that...

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives from local authorities in Scotland on the roll-out...

      National Lottery: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether an equitable distribution of National Lottery funding throughout the UK will be a criterion in the bidding process for...

      Video Games: Prizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has plans to regulate paid-for random prizes in computer and video games.

  • Prime Minister

    • Older People

      To ask the Prime Minister, if she will make it her policy to appoint a Government tsar for elderly people with responsibility for (a) protecting the rights of pensioners, (b) combating ageism in...

    • David Cameron

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether any of her staff have (a) met or (b) held discussions with former Prime Minister, David Cameron, in the last two months.

      EU Common Foreign and Security Policy

      To ask the Prime Minister, what assurances she sought from European leaders on continuing cooperation in matters of foreign policy at the recent European Council meeting.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Low Pay: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to tackle low pay for women.

    • Candidates: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to encourage women to participate in politics.

      Castes: Discrimination

      What progress the Government has made on repealing the duty under the amendment to section 9 of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to caste discrimination.

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 18 December (HL12286), what steps they are taking to improve transport connectivity between the regions and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Italy: Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will raise Italy's current policy of ending humanitarian protection for migrants, of limiting access to reception centres, and of accepting the...

    • Greek Islands: Migrant Camps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that British embassy staff or seconded officials visit the refugee camps on the islands of Samos and Lesbos in Greece to assess...

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the imprisonment of three Kachin activists in Burma for six months for peaceful protest and calling for humanitarian assistance...

      Cuba: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the sufficiency of protections for freedom of religion or belief in Cuba, and (2) the proposal to remove the right to freedom...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which (1) organisations, (2) opposition groups, and (3) local councils, active in the jihadi-controlled parts of Syria, currently provide (a) humanitarian, and (b)...

      Recognition, Reparation, Reconciliation Conference: British Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the adequacy of the investigation carried out by the British Council when it decided to continue to sponsor the...

      Saudi Arabia: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about reports from Human Rights Watch that women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia have been...

      Iran: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any impact of the reintroduction of sanctions on Iran by the United States on refugee and migration flows from Iran.

      Iran: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the reintroduction of  sanctions on Iran by the United States has had on countries neighbouring Iran.

      Tunisia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what current assistance they are providing to Tunisia to assist the transition to democracy and to promote stability, particularly in view of the number of highly...

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what technical assistance will be provided to the British Overseas Territories to support the introduction of public registers of beneficial ownership, as...

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much financial assistance will be provided to each British Overseas Territory to support the introduction of public registers of beneficial ownership, as...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Medical Equipment: Malaysia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to investigate claims of exploitative employment practices by Malaysian manufacturers of medical gloves for use by the NHS.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase awareness of the Chief Medical Officers' low-risk drinking guidelines following the findings in the report by the Alcohol...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how their forthcoming alcohol strategy will address the increased affordability of alcohol.

      Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to make funding available to implement the UK National Screening Committee's recommendation of 2017 to undertake a practical evaluation of new...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have provided to children and adolescent mental health services in each year since 2010.

      Home Care Services: Living Wage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 22 November (HL11744), what assessment they have made of whether local authorities are complying with...

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their report Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2017, published on 22 November, what assessment they have made of the roll out of...

      Dental Health: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve the oral health of those over 65.

      Dental Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the forthcoming Green Paper on adult social care will include proposals to improve dental care for those living in residential care homes and supported housing.

      Dental Health: Surveys

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the next Adult Dental Health Survey to take place.

      Dental Services: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to include in the quarterly NHS Dental Statistics for England the proportion of adults aged 65 and over who have visited an NHS dentist in the...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of councils that have reduced or plan to reduce their budgets for sexual and reproductive health services; and what...

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to local authorities about the payment of sleep-in shifts; and whether any such guidance has been updated following the ruling by the...

      Speech and Language Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop a clear definition of joint commissioning for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs; and what...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that speech and language therapists are included in the trailblazer areas anticipated in the Green Paper Transforming Children...

      Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 5 June (HL8079) on speech and language disorders, when NHS England’s review of the Comprehensive...

      Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, and with whom, they have had about councils being unable to provide accurate data on funding for contraceptive services.

      Speech Therapy: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they plan to have with NHS Clinical Commissioners about ensuring that speech and language therapy service specifications (1) require speech and...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken forward planning or modelling to estimate the cost of clinical negligence claims in the period to 2020–21.

      Liothyronine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to negotiate a reduction of the cost of liothyronine (T3) for use in primary care.

      DeepMind

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 6 December (HL11728), what explanation they have received regarding Google’s plans for DeepMind...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 13 December (HL12091), how much of their total spend on clinical negligence legal defence costs in (1)...

      Maternity Services: Fathers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Centre for Social Justice Testing Times: Supporting fathers during the perinatal period and early parenthood,...

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS nurses in England earn less than £30,000 per year; and what proportion of all NHS nurses in England this represents.

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how many of those working in the social care sector in England earn less than £30,000 per year; and what proportion of all...

      Nurses and Social Services: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of uprating the salaries of (1) NHS nurses, and (2) those working in the social care sector in England to £30,000 or more.

      Prescriptions: Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the FP10 prescription exemption form will be updated to include an exemption box for Universal Credit claimants entitled to free prescriptions; and what...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to require the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to ensure that signatures on consent forms for fertility...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people arrested in England and Wales have been diverted to mental health services after an assessment by Liaison and Diversion teams in each year since...

  • Department for International Development

    • Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to sign the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

    • Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bates on 5 December (HL Deb, cols 1014–16) that “there cannot be a meaningful discussion about how to begin the...

      Syria: International Red Cross

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding, if any, they intend to provide to support water and sanitation projects by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria.

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will urge the government of the United States to use its Al Tanf airbase in Syria to provide assistance to the thousands of displaced persons...

      Africa: Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have allocated to tackle the impact of climate change on Africa in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Syria: Reconstruction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Kobanî and neighbouring areas in Syria; and, in particular, (1) what proportion of the original...

      Rwanda: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Rwanda about its (1) funding of, (2) policies concerning, and (3) action to support activities relating to...

      Rwanda: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Rwanda about its policies and legislation concerning (1) abortion, and (2) sexual and reproductive health and...

      Rwanda: Pregnancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Rwanda about improving maternal nutrition.

      Rwanda: Malnutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Rwanda about combatting malnutrition in infants and children.

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which countries where abortion is limited, highly restricted or prohibited they have funded initiatives aimed at legal and policy reform on abortion in each of...

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they work with delivery partners in other countries that provide abortions which are illegal in those countries.

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any estimate of the number of abortion procedures undertaken by Marie Stopes International and its international subsidiaries in 2017 that...

      Marie Stopes International: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have provided to Marie Stopes International and any of its international subsidiaries for its work in countries outside the UK in each of the...

      Marie Stopes International: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have committed to Marie Stopes International and any of its international subsidiaries in (1) 2018, (2) 2019, (2) 2020, (3) 2021, and (4) 2022.

      Kenya: Marie Stopes International

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the government of Kenya, and (2) Marie Stopes International Kenya about the announcement by the Kenya Medical Practitioners...

      Gaza: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to support the healthcare system in Gaza, particularly in relation to dealing with complex and serious gunshot wounds.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 6 March 2017 (HL5596) and following the subsequent ending of the nationality and country of birth data collection...

    • Teachers: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide extra funding for schools to assist with the increase in the Teachers' Pension Scheme contribution rate to 23.6 per cent from...

      Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that they meet their target of creating three million apprenticeships by 2020.

      City, University of London: Freedom of Expression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with City, University of London about the cancellation of a planned speech by the Israeli Ambassador on 21 November; and whether...

      Universities: Freedom of Expression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will issue guidance to universities on the misuse of data protection law and non-cooperation with security requirements in relation to upholding free...

      Universities: Freedom of Expression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of section 43 of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 in upholding lawful freedom of speech on university campuses...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the findings of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills in her 2017–18 Annual...

      Alternative Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that children and young people who enter alternative education provision are assessed by a speech and language therapist to...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Office for Students is taking to encourage universities to use unconditional and other alternative offers to widen participation by minority groups...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assess the operation of the Apprenticeship Levy.

      Apprentices: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many apprenticeships within the construction industry have been funded through the Apprenticeship levy.

      ICT: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there are sufficient skilled workers to fill vacancies in the information and communications technology sector.

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the adequacy of funding for apprenticeships.

      Students: Care Leavers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide outside term-time to full-time higher education students who are care leavers without a permanent home, particularly over the Christmas...

      Sex and Relationship Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they plan to allocate for (1) relationships and sex education, and (2) relationships education in schools.

      Music: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the consequences for mutual recognition of music qualifications if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Staff

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by the Chairman of Committees on 25 February 2009 (HL Deb, col 89W), how many staff of the House of Lords are employed exclusively...

    • Millbank House: Lighting

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what steps he is taking to ensure that all of the lighting in Millbank House can be turned off.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Antisemitism: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights report on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in the EU; and what...

    • Landlords

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many properties they estimate are owned by rogue landlords.

      Landlords

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have provided to local authorities to address the issue of rogue landlords.

      Housing Estates: Unfair Practices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why their consultation Tackling Unfair Practices In The Leasehold Market, published on 25 July 2017, did not include issues of unfair practice related to long-term...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the £50 million they committed to the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre project has been spent so far; and how much has been raised for...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost of (1) building, and (2) running the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre; and how these costs will be met.

      Housing Associations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many social homes they estimate were sold by housing associations during the last financial year.

      Housing Associations: Credit Rating

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Standard & Poor’s indication that it will downgrade half the housing associations it rates if the UK leaves the EU...

      Local Government: Kent

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to Kent County Council’s preparations for a no deal Brexit.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between the delivery of statutory services by local authorities and the financial sustainability of local...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Warrior, and (2) Challenger armoured fighting vehicles were reported by the UK under the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty in each of the...

    • Defence Equipment: Production

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to increase UK arms production.

      Minesweepers: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether replacing Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessels is included in their shipbuilding strategy.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 12 December (HL11984), what proportion of RAF Voyager aircraft flights have had as the principal passenger (1) a...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Christmas Bonus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total annual cost to taxpayers of paying the annual £10 Christmas bonus to pensioners.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that when a claimants Universal Credit is stopped because they have been admitted to hospital it is re-started without delay when...

      Social Security Benefits: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 29 June (HL8775), when they will publish the findings of their monitoring of the supported handover process...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Telecommunications: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement Article 110 of the European Electronic Communications Code; and which (1) department, and (2) minister is...

    • Social Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle the social injustices identified in the statement made by the Prime Minister at the EU Council on 25 November.

      Ministers: Speeches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the protocols governing the redaction of parts of ministerial speeches that appear on Government departments' websites.

  • Treasury

    • Taxation: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many representations they received during their consultation into VAT, APD and Tourism in Northern Ireland; and of those, how many opposed a reduction in...

    • Tourism: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of limiting the reduction in tourism VAT to accommodation and attractions.

      British Nationals Abroad: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of ending freedom of movement after Brexit on those UK citizens who own property in France; and whether there will be...

      Green Finance Institute

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Green Finance Institute will be launched.

      Overseas Trade: BRIC Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to strengthen financial ties with (1) India, and (2) China, after Brexit.

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to collect more tax revenue from large multinational companies.

      Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reports that Switzerland may be offered temporary access to EU stock markets, and (2) the implications that any decision on a...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the impact of stamp duty on (1) housing mobility, and (2) the frequency of housing transactions; and whether they consider any useful...

      Service Charges: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether VAT is payable on the onsite staff labour element of residential property service charges for properties managed by (1) resident self-management...

      Service Charges: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the estimated receipts to HM Treasury for 2018–19 from VAT charged on the onsite staff labour element of residential property service charges.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, whether they are considering an alternative to business rates.

      Private Equity: Financial Markets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit uncertainty on the deal value of the UK private equity market.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Youth Sport Trust: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding from lottery and central government sources has been given to the Youth Sports Trust in each of the last ten years.

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