Written answers

Friday, 11 January 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the number of vehicles using (a) the M4, (b) the M25, (c) the A4 and (d) the local road network to access Heathrow...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196822 on High Speed 2 Railway Line, what steps he has taken to act on the representations made...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Clause 4.5 and Clause 7 of HS2 Information Paper C3 precludes (a) Settlement Deeds or (b) a Defect Survey for individual buildings on (i)...

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received any written assurances from Thanet District Council or Kent County Council that they have completed any due diligence checks...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that private bus companies required to upgrade their fleets in order to meet stricter emissions...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that private bus companies whose vehicles are charged to enter charging Clean Air Zones do not pass that...

      Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the end of two tone horn warnings at whistle boards on trends in the level of fatalities at...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the report entitled Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing Steps towards a safer and more robust system, published in September...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the validity of research commissioned by his Department and undertaken by UCL on the effect of vehicle goods checks on...

      Isle of Man Ship Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what oversight his Department (a) has and (b) has historically had of the recruitment process for the (i) Director and (ii) Deputy Director of the...

      Ferries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what Government support is available to ferry companies which may wish to operate ferries from Scottish ports to EU ports after the UK leaves the EU.

      Railways: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rail enhancement schemes are being considered as part of the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline; what the purpose of each enhancement under...

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of trains that will run overcapacity and (b) the amount by which they will exceed their capacity on...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy Intensive Industries: Belgium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the Belgian Government’s policy to publish an annual review of the effect of...

    • Iron and Steel: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations in the UK Steel report entitled...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

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

    • Asia Bibi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department instructed the Home Office not to offer asylum to Asia Bibi due to potential unrest in the UK.

      Pakistan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the validity of reports of continued enforced disappearances of minorities, dissidents...

      Pakistan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the Government of Pakistan in tackling cases of enforced disappearances in that...

      Pakistan: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure that UK military goods exported to Pakistan are not used (a) in military operations in...

      EU Countries: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the validity of recent reports of (a) human rights abuses and (b) systematic summary returns in...

      Nicaragua: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the authorities in Nicaragua on upholding the human rights of (a) Amaya Coppens and (b)...

      Albania: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has met with his Albanian counterpart to discuss tackling levels of drug-smuggling from that country.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of victims of forced marriages who have signed emergency loan agreements in each of the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 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...

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will she hold discussions with the Irish Government on that country's recent mapping exercise of the Irish Border in advance of the UK...

  • Attorney General

    • Road Traffic Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 10 of September 2018 to Question 199279, which motoring offences remain the responsibility of the CPS.

  • Department for International Development

    • Middle East: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much overseas aid the UK provided to (a) Israel and (b) the Palestinian Territories in each of the last five years.

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of Overseas Development Assistance to the Palestinian Authority has been spent on the Palestinian Authority Martyrs...

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the additional staff required by her Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with and (b)...

  • Department for Education

    • Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of care leavers went into full-time (a) education and (b) work in each of the last five years for which information is available; and...

    • Schools: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to improve Ofsted's inspection regime for small private schools to combat extremism and radicalisation.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2018 to Question 197426 on Teachers: Qualifications, what steps he is taking to ensure that more teachers of...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to allocate additional funding for universities to help meet the increase in the Teachers' Pension Scheme contribution...

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparison he has made of the educational achievement of students educated (a) at home, (b) in comprehensive schools and (c) in private schools.

      Universities: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of university teaching staff come from working-class backgrounds.

      Reading: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allocating time within the National Curriculum for reading in book form.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the rights of parents to withdraw their children from sex education lessons.

      Free Schools: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the religious character is of existing free schools.

      Schools: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the use of mobile phones by pupils on discipline in school classrooms.

      Universities: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the value for money of the average salary received by University Vice-Chancellors.

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Royal College of Psychiatrists briefing entitled Children and young people's mental health, published in November 2018, what...

      Higher Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page five of the Office for Students' 13 December 2018 document entitled A new approach to regulating access and participation in...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to Answer of 7 January 2018 to Question 203903, of the 236,225 statements of special educational needs in place on 31 August 2014 how many...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on future school funding; and if he will make a statement.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the level of future funding for special needs education; and if he will...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the Special Provision Capital Fund allocation has been for (a) the London Borough of Redbridge (b) local authorities on average throughout...

      Schools: Redbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what capital funding has been provided for schools in the London Borough of Redbridge in each year since 2010.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who is planned to be eligible for the national retraining scheme.

      Trimega

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of the 20 November 2018 to Written Question 191957 on Trimega, if he will list the local authorities identified as having...

      Teaching Excellence Framework Independent Review: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who the members of the advisory group on the review of the teaching excellence framework are.

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment he has made of A level results at (a) sixth form colleges and (b) other institutions teaching A levels in terms of (i)...

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the per student funding rate for T levels will compare to the rate for A levels.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2018 to Question 200148 on Prisons Officers: Private Sector, for what reason HM Prison and Probation workforce...

    • Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2018 to Question 199452 on Prisons: Standards, how much of the identified spending was allocated to each of the 10...

      Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196269, on Prisons: Contracts, if he will publish the review that concluded that establishing an...

      Civil Partnerships Dissolution and Divorce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparison he has made of the divorce rates of married couples and couples within civil partnerships.

      Trespass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make trespass a criminal offence.

      Duty Solicitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the long term viability of the criminal duty solicitors scheme.

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

      Rape: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the conviction ratio was for rape offences in the 12 months to June 2018.

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

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

      Offences Against Children: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of sports coaches convicted for sexual abuse of children in the last two years.

      Social Security Benefits: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of successful appeals to the tribunals service there were for (a) personal independence payment, (b) employment and support...

      Emergency Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions there have been in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) the UK under the Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Act 2006.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2018 to Question 197618 on Legal Aid Scheme, when the Government plans to publish its review of the legal aid...

      Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the average cost of administering probate for an estate valued at (a) £5,000 (b) £50,0000 and (c)...

      Forensic Science: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of the road traffic cases affected by manipulation of toxicology tests by Randox Testing Services resulted in a custodial sentence reduced; and...

      Forensic Science: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) initial conviction and (b) sentence or penalty was in the road traffic cases overturned under Section 142 of the Magistrates Court Act 1980...

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department is spending on a public information campaign to prepare people for the potential effects of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, 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...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much has been spent to date through the National Productivity Investment Fund to accelerate the building of homes...

    • Weeton Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken with the Ministry of Defence to improve the infrastructure around Weeton Barracks...

      Uk Shared Prosperity Fund: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 170708 on UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Public Consultation,...

      Building Regulations: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the fire safety and building regulations in relation to...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which Departments his officials have consulted on the proposed design of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much has been allocated in new homes bonus payments to Wirral council in each year since 2011.

      Temporary Accommodation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many children were living in temporary accommodation in (a) the London Borough of Redbridge, (b) Greater London...

      Leasehold: Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to amend the Housing Act 2004 so that clauses in long leases which would cause the ground rent to...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps in addition to the current review of the leasehold system is his Department taking to provide a reasonable...

      Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to amend the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 to include the enforcement of covenants by (a)...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Oral Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will set out the subject areas on which his Department is responsible for answering Oral Questions in Parliament.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he next plans to review his policy on permitted development rights.

      Housing: Design

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his consultation on extending permitted development rights will take account of his recent commitment to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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...

    • Weeton Barracks: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government has taken to improve infrastructure in the local area for the upcoming expansion of Weeton barracks.

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the war disablement pension rates for 2019.

      Afghanistan: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with (a) his counterpart in the US Government and (b) his counterparts in other NATO member states on military...

      Ministry of Defence: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Sustainable MOD Strategy: act and evolve 2015-2025, what steps his Department is taking to (a) increase its energy efficiency and...

      Armed Forces: Alternative Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential for further use of alternative fuels by the armed forces.

      University Royal Naval Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) the tasks and (b) the individual establishment of University Reserve Naval Units are; and what in addition to undergraduate and graduate...

      Home Office: HMS Mersey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether officials from the Home Department have been deployed aboard HMS Mersey assigned to patrol duties in the English Channel.

      Army: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of Army (a) two star, (b) three star and (c) four star ranks who were privately educated.

      Armed Forces: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's 2012-2015 business plan, whether it is still his Department's objective to reduce armed forces fossil fuel...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have died while waiting for their personal independence payment assessment to be completed; and what conditions those people...

    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the financial effect of enabling registered healthcare professionals to make clinical judgments about whether...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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...

      Personal Independence Payment: Blaenau Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 195064, what the maximum length of time was between the date of a successful First Tier...

      Personal Independence Payment: Inverclyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Statement of 20 December 2018 on Personal Independence Payment, Official Report HCWS1224, what estimate her Department...

      Offenders: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many offenders sentenced in 2018 received a benefits sanction within the previous six months of their sentencing.

      Jobcentres: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of public transport provision on rates of missed job centre plus appointments.

      Universal Credit: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the expected decrease in the number of people who will be migrated onto universal credit in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support in-work progression by universal credit claimants.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October to Question 182843 on Universal Credit, if she will publish he Department's review of research carried...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the number of hardship payment awards to sanctioned claimants of universal credit was in each conditionality category for (a) live and...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2018 to Question 185101, if she will publish the agent led processes and supportive lines available to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Glasgow East, reference DL2143, dated 20 November 2018.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to her oral contribution of 7 January 2019, Official Report, column 3, what discussions she has had with the Leader of the House on...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of the severe disability premium under the legacy social security system were moved onto universal credit in (a)...

      Personal Independence Payment: Newport East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many appeals for personal independence payment were made in Newport East constituency in (a) 2017-18 and (b) since April 2018; and what...

      Housing Benefit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the amount her Department has spent on housing benefit in each local authority area in Wales in each year for...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claiming employment and support allowance have been migrated onto universal credit due to an unsuccessful work capability...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support people making universal credit applications who do not have access to a computer.

      Personal Independence Payment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many appeals for personal independence payment were made in each parliamentary constituency in Wales in (a) 2017-18 and (b) since April...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on benefit recipients of missed Child Maintenance Service payments where the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the amount of debt to be written-off from arrears accrued under the Child Support Agency because parents had not...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to his Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the...

    • Game: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information the Animal and Plant Health Agency holds on the estimated number of game birds on game farm premises as...

      Game: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which organisation or Department holds data on the mortality rates for game bird farms.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

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

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many infrastructure contracts overseen by his Department have been let with the stipulation that a Project Bank Account...

      Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) restricting the legal amount of time a horse can be tethered to...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to examine whether the use of the BCG vaccine on badgers has reduced the incidence of...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2018 to Question 183372 on Beverage Containers: Recycling, if he will take account of...

      Packaging: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to limit the use of excess packaging by online retailers.

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many adults who have been detained for immigration purposes since they were under 18 years of age are still detained.

    • Police: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU nationals who are police officers in the UK will be entitled to hold a warrant card in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, 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...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to The UK’s future skills-based immigration system White Paper, published on 19 December 2018, how low-risk countries...

      Migrant Workers: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to The UK’s future skills-based immigration system White Paper, published on 19 December 2018, whether there will be a...

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will seek to ensure children from EEA countries living in the UK will be able to secure settled status that on the same...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had in 2018 with representatives of (i) the alcohol industry and (ii)...

      Immigration: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department plans to make an announcement on the completed review of Teir 1 (General) migrants cases that have been refused under...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Under-Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability plans to respond to the Right hon. Member for Delyn on the...

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department is spending on a public information campaign to prepare people for the potential effects of the UK leaving the EU...

      Immigration: Travel Requirements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many beneficiaries of international protection were issued with travel documents by the UK in 2018.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in life expectancy.

    • Babylon Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent meetings he has had with Babylon Healthcare.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he plans to publish an alcohol workforce strategy to accompany the alcohol strategy.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) cost-effectiveness of alcohol care teams in hospitals.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of Clinical Commissioning Groups which have been placed into financial directions by NHS England...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral statement by the Secretary of State for Health on 2 May 2018 on Breast Cancer Screening, Official Report,...

      Diabetes and Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to meet the zero per cent prevalence increase target for obesity and diabetes by 2025, recommended by the World...

      Health Services: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the resilience of healthcare providers in the East Midlands during the winter period.

      Drugs: Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the locations at which the refrigerators purchased by his Department for the preservation of medicines as part of...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he expects Public Health England to publish its report on the effectiveness of different interventions to reduce air pollution.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were admitted in 2018 by each acute hospital; and how many inpatients experienced thefts by acute hospital in that same...

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that strategies to (a) tackle and (b) prevent skin cancers are based on the most up to date research.

      Restraint Techniques: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2018 to Question 195551 on Restraint Techniques: Children and Young People, if he will provide an...

      Drugs: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what consultation his Department has undertaken on proposals for the introduction of Serious Shortage Protocols for medicines.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the costs to the NHS per treatment of (a) a medical abortion and (b) a surgical abortion via (i) an NHS...

      Medical Equipment: Malaysia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2018 to Question HL12128 on Medical Equipment: Malaysia, what steps are being taken to investigate...

      Patients: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question 167266, how many FP17 forms have not been accepted by the NHS Business Services...

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the number of specialist doctors in the NHS with training and experience in dealing with endometriosis.

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) breadth and (b) quality of care provided to women with endometriosis in the NHS.

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of women living with endometriosis in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Drugs: Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer on 7 January 2019 to Question 203371 on Drugs: refrigerators, to which companies contracts were awarded; what the...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to pages 48 to 49 of the NHS Long Term Plan, how much funding has been allocated to fund the expansion in perinatal services.

      Pregnancy Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the merits in the conclusions of the 2018 report by Professor Carl Heneghan on oral hormones pregnancy...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with insurance providers on advising clients provided with legal advice funded by that insurer about when to pursue or...

    • Civil Service: Nationality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to change paragraph 1.20 of the civil service nationality rules guidance in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Civil Service: Vacancies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many vacant posts there are across the Civil Service.

      Older People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number people in the UK over the age of 75 in the next ten years.

      Elections: Campaigns

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to undertake a review of the recommendations contained in the report by Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts entitled, Third...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Facebook

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer to Question 201628, what postcodes have the adverts from the Facebook page road to brexit been targeted since 21 November 2017.

      Voting Rights: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will take steps to ensure the voting rights of citizens of other EU member states in local elections under all possible scenarios...

      Pay: Norfolk

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an estimate of the number of people in each parliamentary constituency in Norfolk that are paid the (a) national minimum wage and (b)...

      Crown Commercial Service: Amazon

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any of the meetings between the Crown Commercial Service and Amazon Web Services prior to the awarding of the Government contract to Amazon Web...

      Crown Commercial Service: Amazon

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any other firms had bid to win the contract awarded to Amazon Web Services to host the primary components of the Crown Marketplace.

      Crown Commercial Service: Amazon

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the implications of giving Amazon Web Services the role of hosting the Crown Marketplace on the ability of the parent...

      Infrastructure and Projects Authority

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will provide a list of projects (a) overseen by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority and (b) with Infrastructure and Projects Authority...

  • Treasury

    • Duty Free Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether a return of duty free would see the return of allowances and see an end to personal duty paid goods coming in from the EU.

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to implement an affordable repayment plan for people affected by the disguised remuneration loan charge.

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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...

      Treasury: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into in each year since 2005.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to make people aware of the change in loan charges; how they have identified the number of people so affected; and how...

      NHS: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) current and (b) former (i) employees, (ii) contractors and (iii) agency workers that will be affected by...

      Business: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2018 to Question 201211 on Business: Taxation, how many investigations into UK businesses HMRC has conducted since...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many promoters of tax avoidance schemes have been fined for failures to inform their clients that registration under the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion people were (a) investigated and (b) prosecuted by HMRC for the (i) promotion and (ii) operation of marketed tax avoidance...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have received a tax avoidance enabler penalty.

      Royal Mint: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) payroll and (b) non-payroll staff in the Royal Mint.

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) payroll and (b) non-payroll staff in his private office.

      Home Education: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of refunding the tax contribution made to the education budget by parents who educate their children...

      BBC: Managed Service Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his tax policies of the conclusions of the report entitled the BBC’s engagement with personal...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) fiscal and (b) regulatory steps his Department is taking to (i) support UK and (ii) encourage overseas blockchain and crypto-based companies...

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress has been made on abolishing VAT on sanitary products.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people claiming (a) working tax credits and (b) child tax credits have received overpayments in each year of the last 10 years.

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were placed in the higher tax threshold in each of the last 10 years.

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures are in place under the terms of the proposed UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement to ensure that the UK can (a) maintain, (b) oversee and (c) carry...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Disclosure of Information

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

    • Charities: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of charities that are running a deficit on statutory contracts.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department will publish the initial findings of its assessment of the effect on the civil society sector of the UK...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the amount BT has paid in direct capital contributions to local authorities in...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Newspaper Press and Publications

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, on what commercial basis newspapers and other publications are distributed from stands in...

    • Parliamentary Estate: Access

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the timeframe is for the subway access to the Parliamentary estate from Westminster...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement the necessary reciprocal legislation for (1) air transport, (2) road haulage, (3) customs and exports of goods, and (4) EU...

    • European Parliament: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date in May 2019 the European elections will be held; and how they anticipate that date will change if the UK's withdrawal from the EU is postponed.

      European Parliament Members

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK will still have MEPs if the UK does not leave the EU.

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to produce an analysis of the Communication by the European Commission Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European...

      Business

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a joint-statement made by the Confederation of British Industry, Institute of Directors, British Chambers of Commerce,...

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