Written answers

Monday, 7 January 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contingency plans his Department has considered for compensating (a) tour operators, (b) airlines and (c) UK travellers for consequential losses...

    • Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many operators, by region, has the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has signed off with Goods Vehicle Operators on the basis of earned recognition.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many letters have been sent in the last three months by WSP Land Services on behalf of HS2 to Chesham and Amersham residents on preparing and...

      High Speed Two Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the BBC Panorama programme of 17 November 2018, what assessment he has made of the validity of the reports on that programme of the...

      Aviation: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of electronic conspicuity devices on safety in general aviation.

      Ports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library the Government's full plans to facilitate traffic flows (a) into, (b) through and (c) around Welsh ports after 29...

      Railways: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to ensure the maintenance of a skilled workforce in the rail industry after the UK leaves the EU.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of drivers that have received fines for not renewing their road tax since the removal of the physical tax disc.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on sending out reminders to drivers to renew their road tax; and for what reason some drivers do not receive reminders.

      Railway Stations: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and which rail stations have (a) undertaken work in the last five years and (b) planned work within the next two years to improve access...

      Department for Transport: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 21 of the Cross-Government Fraud Landscape Annual Report 2018, to what incident or incidents the £111.2 million for...

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the accounting officer for his Department has requested a written ministerial direction for expenditure on contingency planning for the UK...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has contacted businesses by letter in the last three months to provide information on (a) the UK...

    • Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to publish proposals on ensuring equitable reward for small scale renewable energy...

      Innovation and Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the planned publication date is of the third wave of the Science and Innovation Audits.

      Electricity: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the report entitled, Cost of energy: independent review, published by his Department in August 2017,...

      Iron and Steel: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate the Government has made of the cost of energy in the steel sectors in the (a) UK, (b) Germany and (c) France.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth of 20 November 2018, Official Report,...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to cover the £65 application fee for the resettlement process for EU Nationals...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Written Statement of 18 December 2018, Public Spending, HCWS 1205, if he will publish the budget...

      Magnox Reactors: Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which of the nine civil Magnox nuclear power stations were modified to enable the production of military grade plutonium.

      Magnox Reactors: Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which Magnox reactors based in the UK have produced military grade plutonium.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Department has made of the potential effect on the number of households choosing to install solar...

      Audit: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the audit industry supports the assessment and disclosure of climate-related...

      Natural Gas: Powers of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) suitability of gas operators current rights of entry and (b) effectiveness of...

      Automation: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs to be lost as a result of automation in the UK in the next five years;...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Spain: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Spanish counterpart on UK residents being treated as non-EU citizens at Barcelona Airport.

    • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to ensure that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has adequate access to medical treatment.

      British Nationals Abroad: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria his Department uses to determine that a UK citizen has been (a) arbitrarily detained and (b) treated in violation...

      Nigeria: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Guardian article entitled Nigeria concerned over Amnesty International's 'damaging' activities, published...

      Kosovo: Serbia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of relations between Serbia and Kosovo; and what recent discussions he has held with...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to recoup (a) rent, (b) service charges and (c) taxes from the unauthorised occupant of One Carlton...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Bahraini counterpart on the quashing of the death sentences of Mohamed Ramadhan and Husain...

      British Nationals Abroad: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department takes in cases where British citizens of dual nationality are held in arbitrary detention in their...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bulldog Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made any payments to The Bulldog Trust in each financial year since 2015-16.

      Iraq: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with representatives of the Iraqi Government on (a) rebuilding and (b) rehabilitation...

      Rwanda: Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Rwandan counterpart on that Government's request for the extradition of individuals...

      Syria: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representation he has made to his counterpart in the US Administration on its decision to withdraw American troops from Syria.

      Syria: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on the potential for a new military offensive by that country...

      Syria: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of changes in the level of activity of ISIS in Syria.

      Central African Republic: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the political situation in the Central African Republic; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions officials in his Department's Europe Unit had with representatives of EU member states and EU institutions prior to 12 July 2018 on...

    • Cabinet Office: Government Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 September and 30 November 2018.

      Cabinet Office: EU Law

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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...

      Government Departments: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse would be of not charging for applications for Settled Status from non-UK EU nationals employed directly by the Government.

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 196203 and with reference to the Government's Technology Code of Practice principles Cloud First...

      Civil Service: Complaints

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the complaints procedure is for members of the public who have a complaint that a civil servant is in breach of the Civil Service Code; what the...

      Cabinet Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding his Department has allocated to programmes overseas that is not part of Official Development Assistance in each of the last three...

      David Cameron

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have (i) met or (ii) held discussions with former Prime Minister...

      Overseas Trade: Commonwealth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the merits of targets for increased procurement from Commonwealth nations after the UK has left the EU.

      Public Bodies: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2018 to Question 201213 on Cybercrime, if he will publish an exhaustive list of the activities that are supported...

      Infrastructure: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is Government policy to prevent an organisation's involvement in UK Critical National Infrastructure unless the Government receives a...

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of civil service staff that have been paid an annual salary of (a) less than and (b) more than £30,000 in...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to (a) diversify public sector supply chains and (b) ensure greater account is given to social value in those...

      Institute of Economic Affairs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists plans to publish all documents relating to its concluded investigation into the Institute...

      Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether staff at the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists are instructed to cross-reference information from published ministerial meetings...

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2018 to Question 202801, for what reason no reference was made in that Answer to the number of Government...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS England: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which criteria his Department has instructed NHS England to use in workforce planning to support the long-term plan for the NHS in England.

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department’s TDEL budget would need to increase by in each year from 2019-20 to 2023-24 to achieve a 3.6% increase in...

      NHS: Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the NHS will implement before Christmas 2018 contingency plans covering the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of Public Health England's Screening Quality Assurance...

      Drugs: Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his comments on the BBC's Newsnight on 17 December 2018 on buying refrigerators in which to store stockpiled medicines...

      NHS: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2018 to Question 197464 on NHS: Loans, what estimate his Department has made of the levels of (a)...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will implement a catch-up programme of HPV vaccination for adolescent boys aged 14 to 18 to ensure that group is...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

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

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice his Department is providing to patients who will require repeat prescriptions after 29 March 2019.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many days’ worth and what value of drugs which cannot be refrigerated his Department (a) has already stockpiled and (b) is...

      Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' statement on racism and mental health, published in March 2018...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people that work in the NHS that have been paid an annual salary of (a) less than and (b) more...

      NHS and Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's Immigration White Paper on the level of staffing for (a) clinical roles in...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the social care green paper.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when NHS England plans to review and update the National Genomic Test Directory to reflect the NICE guidance published December 2018 on...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NICE guidance, Tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer, published in...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2018 to Question 201214 on Rare Diseases: Drugs, on how many occasions NICE has made a conditional...

      Arthritis: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations made by National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society in...

      Schools: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to announce the first set of trailblazers for mental health in schools; and whether the associated training in relation to...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 6 December 2018 to Question 117811 and the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 198230 on Hospitals: Admissions...

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to put NHS-funded counsellors in every school to ensure easy access to mental health services for children.

      Veterans: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of an independent inquiry on the treatment of ex-service personnel with...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Independent Breast Screening Review report, published on gov.uk on 13 December 2018, what discussions his...

      Nabiximols

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness of Sativex as a treatment for and (b) adequacy of access to Savitex on the NHS by...

      Drugs: Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) number and (b) cost of refrigerators bought for the preservation of medicines as part of...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 194124 on Blood: Contamination, what plans he has to increase the level of financial...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what advice his predecessor made the decision to announce a serious incident in the NHS Breast Screening Programme when full...

      Independent Breast Screening Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether organisations such as charities and the Advisory Committee for Breast Cancer Screening will have an opportunity to respond...

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase support for families who have suffered baby loss.

      Mental Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the Royal College of Psychiatrists report Suffering in Silence:...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2018 to Question 200657, how specifically the EU Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the December 2017 Green Paper entitled Transforming the Mental Health of Children and Young People, what progress has...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the December 2017 Green Paper entitled Transforming the Mental Health of Children and Young People, whether the...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the (a) support and (b) treatment for people detained under the Mental Health...

      University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) investigate claims about patient safety in the Eye Department of University Hospital Southampton NHS...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the accounting officer for his Department has sought a written ministerial direction for expenditure on contingency planning for...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether his Department uses an internal system to classify written parliamentary questions according to their political sensitivity.

    • Migrant Workers: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, with reference to the White Paper, The UK’s future skills-based immigration system, published on 19 December 2018, what discussions his Department...

      Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of funding it requires to plan for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and if he will place any...

  • Department for Education

    • Primary Education: Numeracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether secondary legislation will be required to implement the Key Stage 2 Multiplication tables check assessment framework.

    • Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools are currently rated as (a) requires improvement and (b) inadequate in each region of England, and how many children are educated in...

      Pupils: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data the Government holds on the number of children affected by school phobia and refusal annually.

      Pupils: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to support children who are affected by school phobia and refusal.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria was used to set £6,000 as the amount that a school needs to spend on a child with special educational needs; and if he will make a...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will ensure that the level of funding allocated to universities is not reduced as a result of the ONS decision on the treatment of student loans...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to increase funding allocated to children's services in local authorities in England in the next Comprehensive Spending...

      Pupils: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether families may withdraw consent for use of a child’s nationality data collected by schools between 2016 and 2018; and if he will make a...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many 3 and 4 year old children are eligible for the Government's offer of 30 hours free childcare a week in each (a) region and (b) local...

      Schools: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to ensure that all state-funded schools provide pupils with the opportunity to develop specific and age-appropriate knowledge...

      Schools: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of people employed by schools that have been paid an annual salary of (a) less than and (b) more than...

      Holiday Activities and Food Research Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what is the minimum amount that will be granted from the Holiday Activities and Food 2019 fund.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish the results of the consultation on draft guidance for elective home education; and how many submissions were...

      Disabled Students Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2018 to Question 199283 on Disabled Students Allowances, what information his Department holds on the demographic...

      Students: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2018 to Question 199283 on Disabled Students Allowances, what steps he is taking to ensure disabled students that...

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2018 to Question 199285, whether support recommended through student needs assessments for students with visual...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students (a) have been transferred, (b) are waiting to be transferred and (c) have not been transferred from a SEND Statement to an EHC plan.

      Educational Psychology: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who the tendering of project reference DFERPPU 2018/019 was awarded to; and when the results of the evaluation of the Educational Psychology Workforce...

      Special Educational Needs: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to payments under the specialist equipment allowance, what the (a) minimum, (b) maximum and (c) average amount a student has had to...

      Disabled Students Allowances Quality Assurance Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding here Department has allocated to the Disabled Students Allowances Quality Assurance Group; and what proportion of that funding has...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of demand for children’s services provided by local authorities.

      Special Educational Needs: Derbyshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school children on Education, Health and Care Plans in Derbyshire do not have extra funding allocated to their schools for their plan.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school children (a) are there and (b) have an Education, Health and Care Plan in each local authority area.

      Educational Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many educational psychological assessments have been carried out in each of the last five years.

      Foster Care: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people over the age of 18 have used the Staying Put arrangements to stay with foster parents in Gloucestershire since 2014; and how many time...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Business: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department has made in establishing what reforms to corporate liability for economic crime are necessary.

    • Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to reduce the number of prisoners who leave prison homeless.

      Prisoners: Self-harm and Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to reduce the levels of self-harm and suicide in prisons.

      Aiding and Abetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases involving a conviction on the grounds of joint enterprise have been referred to the Criminal Cases Review Commission since it was...

      Forensic Science: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of court cases which will have to be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service to establish if they were...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Questions 189756 and 189757 on Prison Sentences: Males, how many (a) men and (b) women were sentenced to...

      Ministry of Justice: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into in each year since 2005.

      Designated Public Places Orders: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions for the offence of consumption of alcohol in a designated public place under the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 were made by...

      Special Educational Needs: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many tribunals there have been involving SEND appeals in each of the last five years; and what proportion of those appeals were successful in each...

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2018 to Question 200701 on Prisons: Staff, whether his Department plans to start monitoring the number of...

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2018 to Question 200698 on Prisons: Staff, if he will place in the Library a copy of the new model for key workers...

      Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [HL]

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward a regulatory impact assessment of the Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) [HL] Bill.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times a tribunal (a) has been required to meet to consider amendments, (b) found in favour of the application for amendment and (c) decided...

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many civil servants in his Department are currently working on planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and how many have been moved from...

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many projects his Department has put on hold due to the requirements of planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time is for appeals to the Tribunal against (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment and support allowance...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the implications were for the cost of the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre project of the...

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much his Department bid for from the Treasury for EU-exit resources in 2019-20; pursuant to the written statement...

      Carbon Monoxide: Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to require the installation of CO2 alarms in private rental...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Christchurch of 9 November 2018 on harmonisation of...

      Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to protect social housing tenants from carbon monoxide poisoning; and if he will...

      High Rise Flats: 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, what types of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Integrity Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant the Answer of 10 December 2018 to Question 198814 on Ministry of Defence: Integrity Initiative and with reference to the (a) invoice of 22...

    • Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral contribution, column 665, 18 December 2018 in response to the hon. Member for Colchester, Official Report, how many (a) regular and...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made the number of members of the armed forces that have been paid an annual salary of (a) less than and (b) more than £30,000...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the Maximising Competition on Defence Procurement Strategy, as set out in the Government response to the Twentieth to the...

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the written statement of 18 December 2018 of on public spending, Official Report HCWS1205, to which programmes his Department will...

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Oral Statement of 18 December 2018, Official Report, column 657, on Modernising Defence Programme, if he will publish the details...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce his Department's response to the review of single source procurement legislation.

      Defence: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he or his officials have had with US counterparts on the use of renewable energy in defence.

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's publication, Mobilising, Modernising and Transforming Defence: A Report on the Modernising Defence Programme, whether...

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's publication of 18 December 2018, Mobilising, Modernising and Transforming Defence: A report on the Modernising...

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's publication, Mobilising, Modernising and Transforming Defence: A Report on the Modernising Defence Programme, whether...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which units from the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army, (c) Royal Air Force and (d) Royal Marines will be deployed to Operation Yellowhammer.

      Ministry of Defence: Bulldog Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made any payments to The Bulldog Trust in each financial year since 2015-16.

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer on 15 November 2018 to Question 190538 on Army: Young People, what estimate he has made of the number of people over 18 years of...

      Armed Forces: Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial advice serving military personnel receive.

      Military Aid: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of UK troops deployed in operations to tackle the international drugs trade.

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2018 to Question 198864 on Ministry of Defence: Staff, for what reason that information which was available for...

      Army: Recruitment and Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people (a) recruited into and (b) resigned from each infantry regiment in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018; and the extent to which...

      Ministry of Defence: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 21 of the Cross-Government Fraud Landscape Annual Report 2018, to what incident or incidents the £88.2 million for detected...

      Afghanistan: Parachute Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to give the Parachute Regiment permissions to accompany (a) the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces and (b) the Kabul Security...

      Trident: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's report The United Kingdom’s Future Nuclear Deterrent: 2018 Update to Parliament, which companies that are part...

      Trident Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's report entitled The United Kingdom’s Future Nuclear Deterrent: 2018 Update to Parliament, when he plans to make...

      Military Aid: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in how many countries the UK is conducting military counterterrorism operations, and in how many of those countries the UK is (a) conducting air and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to increase (a) universal and (b) other transitional support to help the transition to universal credit under managed migration.

    • Universal Credit: Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many hours of training is planned to be given to her Department's decision-makers to identify people who may be vulnerable or have complex...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to provide disability benefit claimants with dual recording equipment during their benefit assessments.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the quality of disability benefit assessors' (a) decision making and (b) decision making on...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will undertake a review of the quality of disability benefit assessors' decision-making when those decisions are found to have been...

      Personal Independence Payment: Denbighshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many PIP mandatory reconsiderations in Denbighshire were (a) upheld and (b) dismissed in each quarter since January 2015.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that when the managed migration of disabled claimants to universal credit commences those people...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of imposing sanctions on disabled claimants of universal credit on (a) the subsequent...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the completion date for the roll-out of universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of mixed-age couples who have been negatively affected by changes to universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2018 to Question 195460, what proportion of RTI earnings data her Department corrects each month using...

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases the Independent Case Examiner has closed (a) after investigation and (b) without investigation; and for what reason those cases...

      Orchestras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the...

      Universal Credit

      What assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of universal credit in helping people into work.

      Universal Credit

      What assessment her Department has made of the effect of explicit consent restrictions placed on advice agencies on the ability of people to make a claim for universal credit.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Birds of Prey: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many hen harrier nests there were on (a) RSPB and (b) non-RSPB reserves in each of the last six years; how many of those...

    • Drinking Water: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) improve the cleanliness of drinking water and (b) reduce the low-grade contamination of water...

      Food: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of policies in the Government's Immigration White Paper on the level of staffing...

      Rural Areas: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the letter of 18 November from the Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to the hon....

  • Home Office

    • Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the evidential basis for the decision that an application for the Windrush Scheme: Support in urgent and exceptional...

    • Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions Police Scotland have attended an asylum seeker's property at the request of Serco, the asylum accommodation provider...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to award the new asylum accommodation contracts.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how (a) payments or assistance provided under the Windrush Scheme: support in urgent and exceptional circumstances policy may be taken into...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from the travel industry on border control in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total annual cost to the public purse has been of compensation paid to people who have been inappropriately held in immigration...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what form the review of the Windrush Scheme: Support in urgent and exceptional circumstances policy will take; how long it will take for...

      Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Annex A of the Windrush Scheme: Support in urgent and exceptional circumstances policy statement, published 17 December...

      Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Annex A of his Department's policy statement entitled Policy Statement: Windrush Scheme: Support in urgent and exceptional...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential need for enhanced security on the Northern Irish border in the event of the...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions the Government has held with the Irish Government on the potential need for enhanced security on the Northern Irish...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department’s policy is on the timeframe for decisions to be issued following the consideration of an appeal based solely on...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the pension liability for police forces in 2019-20 as a result of the quadrennial revaluation; and what...

      National Police Chiefs' Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings he has held with the National Police Chiefs Council's Brexit implementation team on contingency planning for the UK...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been allocated to the (a) National Police Chiefs' Council and (b) police forces for contingency planning in the event...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has had discussions with the National Police Chiefs' Council's Brexit contingency planning team on the potential loss of tools...

      Money Laundering: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in tackling money laundering between the UK and Pakistan.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many occasions his Department has invited home-country officials to interview asylum seekers; and what the nationality of those...

      Home Office: Bulldog Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made any payments to The Bulldog Trust in each financial year since 2015-16.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2018 to Question 192832, whether EU citizens with Leave to Land who do not apply for pre-settled or...

      Immigration: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the immigration health surcharge will be increased from £200 to £400; and if he will make a statement.

      Visas: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the status is of Tier 1 (investor) visa applications.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will define a (a) high-skilled, (b) medium-skilled and (c) low-skilled migrant in the context of The UK's future skills-based...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which countries his Department has identified as a high risk of abuse of the immigration system.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which countries his Department has identified as a low risk of abuse of the immigration system.

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2018 to Question 200567, if she will place in the Library copies of (a) the separate annual MoUs...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to measure and monitor the standard and quality of the jobs created by UK development assistance.

      Unaids

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Report on the work of the Independent Expert Panel on prevention of and response to harassment, including sexual...

      Middle East: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to collect disaggregated population data on minority groups in the Middle East region to establish...

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect on poverty reduction in sub-Saharan countries of the increasing levels of...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of ministerial visits of his Department to discuss the withdrawal agreement...

    • David Cameron

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether (a) he, (b) any ministers in his Department and (c) any staff of minsters or of his Department have (i) met or (ii) held...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with the travel industry on the possibility of...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will make it his policy to seek to secure a ring-fenced agreement with the EU on citizens rights even if no agreement on other...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which pieces of retained EU law it has identified as unable to operate effectively after Brexit but it which it does not intend to...

  • Treasury

    • Child Tax Credit: Carers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many kinship carers who applied for child tax credit were exempt from the two-child limit in 2017-18; and how many of those people were financially...

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2018 to Question 201166 on Tax Avoidance, what estimate his Department has made of the level of self-employment to...

      Revenue and Customs: Canterbury

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

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount by which the deficit will increase in 2018 as a result of the ONS decision on the treatment of student loans in...

      Revenue and Customs: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) reports of suspicious (i) e-mails, (ii) text messages and (iii) phone calls asking for personal information or threatening a lawsuit were...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Written Statement of 18 December 2018 on Public Spending, HCWS1205, what the value was of each Department's bid for funding.

      Aviation: Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to exempt electronic conspicuity devices used in general aviation from VAT.

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been allocated to the devolved administrations to help them prepare for the possibility that the UK does not agree a Withdrawal Agreement with...

      Revenue and Customs: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the additional £375 million of funding allocated to HMRC for preparations for the UK leaving the EU will be spent on recruiting HMRC...

      Revenue and Customs: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the additional £375 million of funding allocated to the HMRC to prepare for the UK leaving the EU will be spent on new technology and IT...

      Revenue and Customs: Recruitment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of the additional 3,000 HMRC customer service and compliance staff will be recruited at each (a) pay grade and (b) job function in each region.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many providers of tax avoidance schemes paid HMRC a penalty in 2018.

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much HMRC has spent on (a) new technologies and (b) IT systems for customs after the UK has left the EU.

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the BACS hash information feed HMRC receives to support RTI data validation is able to identify the date that earnings are credited to each...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to Answer of 29 November 2018 to Question 195470 on PAYE, whether the 95 per cent of RTI submissions reported on time refers to the (a) pay date...

      Digital Technology: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the planned HMRC guidance pack setting out advice for UK businesses on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal, whether...

      Digital Technology: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the planned HMRC guidance pack setting out advice for UK businesses on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal will contain...

      Digital Technology: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) average and (b) total cost to (i) UK B2C digital services exporters that fall below the turnover threshold for VAT...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the Financial Conduct Authority's ability to enforce their own affordability checks on high-cost credit.

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the accounting officer for his Department has sought a written ministerial direction for any expenditure on contingency planning for the UK leaving...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on levels of social mobility of access to public libraries.

    • Social Media: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with social media companies on preventing data protection infringements.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many non-disclosure agreements her Department has entered into in each year since 2005.

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many civil servants in her Department are currently working on planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and how many have been...

      Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many projects his Department has put on hold due to the requirements of planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

  • Attorney General

    • Business: Fraud

      To ask the Attorney General, what progress his Department has made in ensuring that the UK has adequate corporate criminal liability for economic crime.

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Trade Bill

      To ask the Leader of the House what will be the timetable for consideration of the Trade Bill in this House.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Audit: Competition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Competition and Markets Authority Statutory audit services market study: Update paper, published on 18 December, what plans they...

    • Consumer Goods: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that new EU regulations on unsafe goods could have on small businesses based in the UK after Brexit.

      Business

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage UK businesses to invest in growth and expansion plans after Brexit.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the net saving to energy companies as a result of the decision to end feed-in tariffs; and why they decided to change their policy.

      CPM Group and Stanton Bonna Concrete: Cartels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement of objections published by the Competition and Markets Authority on 13 December which provisionally found that...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the causes and extent of anti-government demonstrations in Atbara.

    • Edem Bekirov

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken, or plan to take, in response to the arrest in Russia of Edem Bekirov.

      Israa al-Ghomgham

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about Israa al-Ghomgham who faces execution for charges related to peaceful activism.

      British American Security Information Council: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding support they give to the British American Security Information Council; and for what purposes.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Medical Records: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which countries the NHS is permitted to host patient identifiable health data; and whether this includes the UK.

    • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of all paid for prescriptions are paid for (1) on collection, and (2) by the prescription prepayment certificate.

      Continuing Care: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions have taken place between the NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care about the costed breakdown of proposed cuts to the national...

      Dental Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of NHS registered dental practices in England and Wales in each of the last ten years.

      Offences against Children: Rotherham

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reserved mental health funding specifically for survivors of sexual exploitation in Rotherham and their families; and if so, how much.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the results of the review of the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 19 December (HL12113), how many clinical negligence cases resolved in 2017–18 had proceedings issued...

  • Department for International Development

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Big Ben

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of the progress of works being carried out on Elizabeth Tower, including Big Ben; and when he expects those works to be...

  • Treasury

    • Retail Trade: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total receipt to HM Treasury in (1) 2016–17, and (2) 2017–18 of (a) VAT payable by retail traders and online traders, (b) income tax at...

    • Banks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that private bankers are advising clients to consider moving assets out of the UK due to uncertainty arising from Brexit.

      Service Charges: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the requirement for VAT to be paid on the on-site staff labour element of residential property service charges was introduced.

      Common Transit Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they anticipate the UK will indefinitely remain part of the Common Transit Convention or leave at the end of any transition period.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total paid in business rates in the UK in respect of (1) offices, (2) retail units including shops, stores and warehouses not engaged in wholesale...

    • Holiday Accommodation: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of steps taken in other countries requiring home owners to offer only their primary residences as short-term holiday lets and to...

      Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 18 December (HL12036), why they have not commenced those parts of the Neighbourhood Planning...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reform residential leasehold and commonhold law.

      Religious Hatred

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 5 and 19 December (HL11727 and HL12195), whether they will now answer the question put,...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Christmas Bonus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Christmas bonus paid to claimants of certain benefits has been abolished for claimants moving to Universal Credit; and whether they made any announcement...

    • Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis they have undertaken into the accessibility needs of disabled people due to undergo the managed migration process as part of the move to...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to engage with (1) disabled people, and (2) organisations representing disabled people about the accessibility needs of those undertaking...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to conduct an impact assessment of the proposed managed migration process to Universal Credit; if so, whether they will publish that...

      Universal Credit: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that reasonable adjustments are made for people who are unable to use the online system for Universal Credit application and...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to require employers to report annually on actions they, or their agents, have taken to verify that contributions made on behalf of staff to...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in reviewing Personal Independence Payment claims following the High Court judgment on 21 December 2017; whether they will...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that people do not incur extra costs, such as obtaining photographic identification, in order to complete Universal Credit...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish further details of the planned test and trial phase of Universal Credit managed migration; and how managed migration will impact...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether those currently in receipt of disability related benefits will be regarded as vulnerable claimants for the purpose of the Universal Credit managed...

      Universal Credit: Learning Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people with a learning disability will be subject to the Universal Credit managed migration process.

      British Nationals Abroad: Italy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 11 December (HL12190), whether UK citizens who have retired to or are planning to retire to Italy will...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to extend the universal support scheme to cover Universal Credit managed migration; and if so, what additional funding will be made available to...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of National Insurance numbers issued to individuals with dates of birth before (1) 1940, (2) 1950, and (3) 1960 are now inactive.

  • Home Office

    • Mobile Phones: Evidence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have provided in each year since 2012–13 to enable citizens to send the police photo, video and audio evidence of crimes they have...

    • Home Office: Arms Length Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what rules are applied to Home Office arms length bodies such as the Disclosure and Barring Service and the Security Industry Authority in relation to how they can...

      Security Industry Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Security Industry Authority (SIA) paid the Home Office for their services in scrutinising and holding the SIA to account in each of the last three...

      Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so, why, admission to the UK was given to radical clerics who have praised Mumtaz Qadri for killing Salmaan Taseer, the former Governor of the...

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 December (HL11886), how many EU member states currently have constitutional or...

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Migration Advisory Committee EEA migration in the UK: final report, published in September, whether they intend to introduce changes...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have conducted an evaluation of the Tier 4 visa pilot for masters students; if so, when it was completed; and what changes are now proposed in the...

      Social Services: Vetting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Disclosure and Barring Service applications for employment in the adult social care workforce took more than (1) 60 days, and (2) 100 days to complete in...

      Rights of Accused

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Barran on 18 December (HL Deb, col 1697), whether they will seek specific advice from the College of Policing on appropriate...

      Offences against Children: Rotherham

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to hasten the provision of financial support to survivors of sexual exploitation in Rotherham and their families.

      British Nationality: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 November (HL11562), what the process to register as a British citizen for Irish citizens...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Free Movement of People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of ending freedom of movement on UK citizens after Brexit.

    • European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contingency arrangements they are putting in place to amend, repeal or revoke the European Union Withdrawal Act 2018 and delegated legislation made under that...

      Brexit

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

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sustainability of the Press Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the Cairncross Review into the sustainability of the press, announced on 28 June, to be published.

    • Publishing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of Brexit on (1) UK authors, poets, translators and illustrators, and (2) the wider UK publishing industry, in the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Debt Collection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total (1) cost of running the County Court Bailiffs service, and (2) receipts from licences and permits for High Court Enforcement Officers in each of...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will carry out a consultation on the planned reforms to civil partnerships announced in October; and if so, when.

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