Written answers

Thursday, 10 January 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of health visitors (a) in England, (b) regionally and (c) in each local authority...

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to his Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the UK leaving...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much (a) his Department and (b) NHS England has spent on refrigerators in the last 12 months.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times between referral and the start of treatment for adults with eating disorders.

      Drugs: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of producing generic medicines and insulin in the UK as a solution...

      Health Services: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the NHS's preparations for winter.

      NHS: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of referral to treatment waiting times.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the capacity of the mental health workforce.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for the social care of (a) older people and (b) working-age disabled adults.

      Drugs: Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of refrigerators purchased for the preservation of medicines as part of contingency...

      Cannabis: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS patients are suffering from psychosis related to their use of cannabis.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many abortions were performed after 20 weeks in each of the last five years.

      Foetuses: Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the point at which an unborn child can experience pain.

      Foetuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the point at which an unborn child is able to recognise light.

      NHS Trusts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much capital funding his Department has allocated to each NHS trust in London in each year since 2010.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to bring forward legislative proposals to improve the protection of the rights of people subject to the...

      Radiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many newly qualified radiologists there have been in each of the last five years.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department has allocated to NHS midwifery services in each of the last 10 years; and how that funding was spent by those...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he expects the A&E four hour waiting target to be met 95% of the time.

      Health Services: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS services are accessible for people with hearing loss.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase funding for children's mental health services in the next financial year.

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in reference to his Department’s announcement of September 2018 of £145 million to improve winter emergency care, how much of...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse was of his Department's public information campaign on the potential effect on the UK of leaving the EU...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to meet the target for every person affected by cancer to have access to a recovery package by 2020.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of patients who have been (a) prescribed medicinal cannabis through the NHS and (b)...

      Social Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) improve the standards of training and (b) establish qualifications for social care workers.

      Rare Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what measures he is taking to utilise UK genomic medical research to improve outcomes for patients living with rare diseases.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to renegotiate the community pharmacy contractual framework; and if he will make a statement.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Cabinet Office on potential reforms to the community pharmacy sector.

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2018 to Question 181567, what the average fee per prescription item is including the retained...

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2018 to Question 181567, to list (a) the distance selling pharmacies used in the calculation...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 82 of the NHS Long Term Plan, what specific reforms to reimbursement and supply arrangements for community...

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made in negotiations between NHS England and Vertex on the supply of Orkambi to treat people with cystic fibrosis.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the potential merits of the recommendations contained in the Independent Breast Screening Review will be included in the review...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many home visits officials her Department have made to assist disabled people in applying for universal credit in the last 12 months.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of earnings data provided to her Department from HMRC Real Time Information PAYE data and used in live claims to calculate...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff were employed in her Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her policy is on having defibrillators available in all her Department's premises.

      Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people identifying as having a primary condition of (a) sight loss and (b) a visual impairment have been awarded personal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether (a) income-related and (b) contributory employment and support allowance will be phased out as part of managed migration to universal...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to reduce in-work poverty.

  • Home Office

    • Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many service points for processing visa applications are currently operated by Sopra Steria; what the locations are of those service...

    • Undocumented Migrants: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of migrants that attempted to enter the UK using small boats were intercepted by the French Authorities in (a)...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Detention Services Order 01/2016 on The Protection, Use and Sharing of Medical Information Relating to People Detained...

      National County Lines Coordination Centre: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2018 to Question 173497, whether his Department is able to provide a breakdown between the number of...

      Undocumented Migrants: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the total number of people using uncharted boats and ships to arrive in the UK in December 2018.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many non-disclosure agreements her Department has signed with (a) companies and (b) trade associations advising the Government on...

  • Treasury

    • Quintessential Brands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department had with Quintessential Brands or their representatives in each of the last four years.

    • Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016.

      Treasury: Brexit

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

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse was of his Department's public information campaign on the potential effect on the UK of leaving the EU without a deal.

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of goods being imported into the UK from (a) other EU and (b) non-EU countries are physically checked when entering the UK.

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to support the implementation of Making Tax Digital; and whether Making Tax Digital will become operational in April 2019.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of transferring the proceeds of vehicle excise duties raised in the Greater London Authority area to...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Government Departments: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with the Departments for Transport and for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on...

    • Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK’s digital sector of the UK leaving the EU without an...

      Facebook: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with Facebook about when that company became aware of misuse of personal data.

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of problem online gambling in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • UK Research and Innovation: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the funding per head of population was by (a) UK Research and Innovation and (b) its predecessor bodies in (i)...

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding his Department has allocated to programmes overseas that is not part of Official Development...

      Research: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2018 to Question 202141 on UK Research and Innovation: Per Capita Costs, what...

      Property: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 175844 on Property: Ownership, for what reason the Government did...

      Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the paragraph 16 of the draft Employment Tribunals Terms and Conditions of Employment The Employment...

      Electricity: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the disparity in industrial electricity prices for steel producers in the UK and those...

      Energy: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department monitors the (a) difference in and (b) reasons for the difference in industrial energy prices...

      Electricity: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of new Ofgem network charging rules on costs for steel producers; and what...

      Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the ethnicity pay gap.

      Living Wage: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons the minimum age to receive the national living wage was set at 25.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Estates: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much has been spent on loan funding for estate regeneration since 2010.

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to his Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, at what rate he estimates the UK needs to build houses in order to cope with the additional demand created by current...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what material changes have been made to the 2015 National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre planning brief since...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which criteria (a) local authorities, (b) the Royal Parks and (c) his Department uses to assess applications to...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the business case for the (a) construction and (b) continuing costs of the National Holocaust...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether entry to the National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre is planned to be free of charge.

      Victoria Tower Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will meet Lords and Commons Members to discuss their concerns about building in Victoria Tower Gardens.

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which Government Departments officials in his Department have had meetings with to discuss the National Holocaust...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if the Minister will make representations to the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation on the potential merits of the...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the decision was taken to submit a planning application for the proposed National Holocaust Memorial and Learning...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will instruct the United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation together to (a) engage with people that wish to...

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish the results of the consultation into Implementing reforms to the leasehold system.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of people who are roofless have no recourse to public funds.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of people who are homeless have no recourse to public funds.

      Building Regulations and Fire Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report entitled Building a Safer Future, Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the requirements of the nationally described space standards for...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the number of new dwellings which (a) do and (b) do not meet the nationally...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much his Department is spending on a public information campaign to prepare people for the potential effects of...

      Housing: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what measures are available to (a) property owners and (b) local authorities to enforce minimum building noise...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of homeless people sleeping in (a) tents and (b) cars.

      New Monks Farm: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to announce a decision on calling in the planning application for the New Monks Farm development in...

      New Monks Farm: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many representations he has received to (a) call in and (b) not to call in the New Monks Farm development in...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department provides assistance to (a) serving and (b) retired personnel when they are in dispute with the Child Maintenance Service.

    • Russia: Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions Russian aircraft not using an on-board transponder have been detected in (a) approaches to and (b) inside UK airspace in each of...

      Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information

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

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016.

      Ministry of Defence: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many infrastructure contracts overseen by his Department have been let with the stipulation that a Project Bank Account must be applied in the last year.

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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 Defence: Brexit

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

      RAF Benson: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the effect of noise from military aircraft operations from RAF Benson on Abingdon residents; and if he...

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on the future fighter programme.

      Aerospace Industry: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to support exports in the aerospace industry.

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to support ex-services personnel to find employment.

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the additional staff required by his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the written statement of 10 October 2018 on Future Accommodation Model, HCWS982, what progress he has made on implementing the Future...

      HMS Mersey: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what cost has been incurred to the public purse by the deployment of HMS Mersey to assist UK Border Force in the English channel.

      Empire Test Pilots' School: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to his Department is per flight hour for the use of the Empire Test School Gripen aircraft.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to his Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the UK leaving the EU without a...

    • Scotland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016.

      Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the additional staff required by his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what cost his Department has incurred to the public purse by providing public information on the potential effects of the UK leaving the EU...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Politics and Government

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the recommendations in the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s strategic plan...

    • Government Equalities Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to her Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the UK leaving the EU without...

      Females: Candidates

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans she has to encourage more women to stand for elected office.

  • Department for Transport

    • Manchester-Sheffield Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to allocate funding for improvements to the Hope Valley line.

    • Road Traffic: Dover Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what cost was incurred to the public purse by congestion testing between Manston airport and the Port of Dover on 7 January 2019.

      Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the proportion of journeys made by walking.

      Trains: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support the deployment of hydrogen-powered trains in the UK.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress his Department has made on implementation of the recommendations in the Strategic Vision for Rail.

      Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress his Department has made on implementation of the recommendations in Chris Gibb's independent report on the Govia Thameslink...

      Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will direct Govia Thameslink to share the data required by Transport for London to be able to compile a business case for becoming the...

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of all documents and emails held by his Department on the due diligence undertaken on Seaborne Freight Ltd....

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the number and proportion of trains running over capacity in the last five years; and if he will...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Reigate of 18 December 2018 on...

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings his Department held with Seaborne Freight in 2018.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has issued any Ministerial directions in relation to spending for preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Airports: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which parties were consulted on the adequacy of the 400 ft height and 1 km radius exclusion zone on the use of drones adjacent to airports.

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      What steps he is taking to ensure the compliance of foreign-registered vehicles with UK laws and regulations.

      Underground Railways: Disability

      If he will support Transport for London to increase the number of step-free access underground stations in London.

      Brexit

      What steps he is taking to ensure the preparedness of his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Seaborne Freight

      What due diligence was undertaken by his Department in advance of its award of a contract to Seaborne Freight.

      Bus Services

      What recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of bus journeys in England.

      British Transport Police: Police Scotland

      What recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the proposal to merge British Transport Police in Scotland with Police Scotland.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • Department for International Development

    • Pakistan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the UK Government takes to ensure that UK aid is not used to support military, security and intelligence authorities in...

    • Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what consultation his Department has undertaken with local communities prior to activities being (a) finalised and (b) implemented...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the recently reported reductions in funding from the US to...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure nutritional support is considered by all teams and divisions within her Department.

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to ensure the sharing of expertise on nutrition with Governments in her Department’s priority countries.

  • Department for Education

    • Oxford University: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has had discussions with the University of Oxford on its governance following the suspension of the Dean of Christ Church cathedral and...

    • Day Care: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the take-up of funded childcare for (a) two year olds and (b) three year olds among (i)...

      Nurseries: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of nursery providers in Ashfield constituency are rated as outstanding or good by Ofsted.

      Pre-School Education: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in Ashfield constituency who are (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals have achieved school...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary age children in (i) Ashfield, (ii) Nottinghamshire and (iii) England that...

      Universities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the financial viability of UK universities after the UK leaves the EU.

      Universities: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the article entitled University debt: credit crunch looms as debt spirals, published by the Times on 3 January 2018, what estimate...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Cathedrals: Music

      To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what duty does (a) the Church of England and (b) cathedrals and abbeys have to cathedral choristers with...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

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

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, on what date the Agreement between the Government, the Kingdom of Norway, Iceland and the Principality of Liechtenstein announced on...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government has given formal notification of the UK's intention to withdraw from the 2004 European Economic Area Agreement...

      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 additional staff required by his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with and (b)...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to his Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and how...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to his Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the UK leaving the EU without a...

    • University College of North Wales: Chemistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with representatives from Bangor University on the effect of that university's proposed closure of its chemistry department on...

      Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the additional staff required by his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • CAFCASS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how often Cafcass professionals undergo mandatory specialist training on domestic abuse.

    • Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of children in secure institutions were on average confined to their cells for more than 22 hours a day in each of the last five years.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful prosecutions were made under section 130 of the Mental Health Act 1983 in each territorial police force...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Lutfur Rahman

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Government Minister authorised the press statement issued by the Cabinet Office Press Department on 15 July 2018 on the legal costs associated...

    • Cabinet Office: Brexit

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

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

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

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the accounting officer for his Department has sought a written ministerial direction for expenditure on contingency planning for the UK leaving...

      Civil Servants: Greater London

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of civil servants were born in London.

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what cost his Department has incurred to the public purse by providing public information on the potential effects of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of workers in the UK who are paid more than £21,000 a year.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who begin to apply for Universal Credit do not complete the process; and what assessment they have made of the possible reasons why those...

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