Written answers

Monday, 14 January 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was spent in the main categories of NHS commissioner spending as recorded centrally by NHS England for (a) acute, (b) mental...

    • NHS: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of staff shortages across the NHS.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on contingency planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his timescale is for Public Health England's assessment of the effectiveness of minimum unit pricing in Scotland.

      Pregnancy: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure midwives are aware of the Chief Medical Officers’ advice that it is safest not to...

      Drugs: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has held discussions with representatives of (a) drug support charities and (b) other organisations on the level...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle alcohol-related health inequalities in England.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to increase funding for treatment of alcohol misuse.

      Immigration: General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many new migrants have registered with general practitioners since 2015.

      NHS Trusts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the amount of capital funding which will be allocated to each NHS trust in London in each year between 2019...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled, A Mental Health Act fit for tomorrow, an agenda for reform, published by published by the Mental...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to introduce waiting time standards for adults accessing treatments in secondary mental health services.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons that mental health services place limits on (a) how long patients can receive care...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 36 of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, whether each of the access to treatment pathways will (a) be...

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to support Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2019.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the median age of women undergoing IVF who had 1-9 eggs collected and had fresh embryos...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the median age has been of women undergoing IVF who had 1-9 eggs collected and had fresh embryos that were allowed to perish from...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the median age has been of women undergoing IVF who had 1-9 eggs collected and had frozen embryos transferred from fresh stimulated...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the median age has been of women undergoing IVF who had 1-9 eggs collected and had frozen embryos allowed to perish from fresh...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of IVF cycles where 1-9 eggs were collected and fresh embryos were transferred in...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Commercial Framework outlined in the 2019 voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to ensure that women prescribed hormone replacement therapy comprising of oestrogen and progesterone that...

      Prescriptions: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of UK issued prescriptions which are dispensed in EU countries in the most recent period for...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how patient organisations will be involved in the scoping for a review of NICE technology appraisal methods included in the 2019...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many IVF cycles have been undertaken in which 1-9 eggs were collected when fresh embryos allowed to perish from fresh stimulated...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many IVF cycles were undertaken in which 1-9 eggs were collected and frozen embryos were transferred from fresh stimulated cycles in...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many IVF cycles were undertaken where 1-9 eggs were collected and frozen embryos were allowed to perish from fresh stimulated cycles...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the live birth rate was under IVF when 1-9 eggs were collected and fresh embryos were transferred from fresh stimulated cycles in...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the live birth rate was under IVF when 1-9 eggs were collected and frozen embryos were transferred from fresh stimulated cycles in...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what was the median age was of women undergoing IVF who had 1-9 eggs collected and have embryos in storage following fresh stimulated...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to allow a pharmacy to open without a registered pharmacist being present.

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Scottish Medicines Consortium’s announcement on 8 October 2018 of the introduction of a revised definition...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the rare disease medicines that do not meet the Highly Specialised Technology Criteria have been approved for access...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many eggs have been used to enable (a) pro-nuclear transfer and (b) maternal spindle transfer in each year since 2015.

      Department of Health: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, 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)...

      Insulin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of stockpiles of insulin in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Emigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2018 to Question 202774, what discussions his Department plans to hold with The Executive Office in...

      Independent Breast Screening Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the Independent Breast Screening Review, published on 13...

      Midland Metropolitan Hospital: Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the quality and extent of the completed work done by Carillion at the Midland Metropolitan...

      Midland Metropolitan Hospital: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Carillion's collapse on the budget for the Midland Metropolitan Hospital.

      Drugs: Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the evidential basis is for his 18 December 2018 statement that his Department has become the largest buyer of fridges in the world.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the validity of the October 2018 analysis by the Nuffield Trust showing an NHS funding shortfall of...

      Drugs: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to prevent drug-related deaths among homeless people.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish Health Education England’s completed consultation and recommendations for the planned phase 2 cancer workforce...

  • Prime Minister

    • Free Movement of People

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to her oral contribution of 19 December 2018, Official Report, column 786, what the evidential basis is for the statement that will of people in the EU...

    • David Cameron

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2018 to Questions 202895 and 202896, for what reasons she did not specify in that answer whether any of her staff have (a) met or...

      Prime Minister: Brexit

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December to Question 201271 on Prime Minister: Brexit, for what reason the answer did not include an estimate of the carbon footprint of...

      Department for International Development: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she has any plans to (a) abolish the Department for International Development or (b) merge it with another Department.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Sutton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to roll-out universal credit managed migration in Sutton as a pilot.

    • Universal Credit: Christmas Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the financial saving to the public purse as a result of removing the Christmas £10 bonus from...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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) without...

      Budgeting Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many budgeting loans were issued in 2018.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to bring forward separate proposed regulations to cover the migration of claimants of legacy benefits to universal credit...

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people claiming personal independence payment who at the point of the original decision scored...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals have been affected by the erroneous payment of employment and support allowance and jobseekers allowance in December 2018...

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2019 to Question 204482 on Independent Case Examiner, what the reasons were for the complaints that were...

  • Home Office

    • Visas: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to ensure visa-free travel between the UK and the EU for (a) tourism and (b) temporary business activities in...

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2018 to Question 179213 on Asylum: Children, how many of the of the unaccompanied children who were...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has carried out an equality impact assessment on the EU Settlement Scheme.

      Home Office: Staff

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

      Visas: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Commonwealth countries residents (a) need a visa and (b) do not need a visa to visit the UK for tourism purposes.

      Home Office: Infrastructure

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

      Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the UN Global compact on migration, what plans the UK has to take in additional migrants in 2019.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that survivors of trafficking and modern slavery are not held in immigration detention.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the increase of the number of women from China held in immigration detention from...

      Refugees: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of refugees who have entered the UK in each of the last five years were male.

      Offenders: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative estimate he has made of the levels of crime committed by British citizens and non-British citizens in each of the last five...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of illegal immigrants residing in the UK.

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of EU workers arriving in the UK would not have qualified for a highly-skilled work permit in each of the last five years.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the effect of low-skilled migration on the economy in each of the last five years.

      Offenders: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of illegal immigrants that have committed crimes in each of the last five years.

      Offenders: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many first generation immigrants have been convicted of committing crimes in each of the last five years.

      Refugees: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of refugees resettled in the UK identify as (a) Christian, (b) Jewish, (c) Hindu, (d) Islamic, (e) Sikh and (f) Buddhist.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to protect people from antisocial behaviour.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Court of Appeal judgment on firefighters' pensions of 20 December 2018, what his Department's total legal costs were...

      Unexplained Wealth Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what information his Department holds on the nationality of people affect by the imposition of Unexplained Wealth Orders.

      Home Office: Brexit

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

      Fadia Kiwan and Intisar al-Jabouri

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the visas of (a) Intisar al-Jabouri, member of the Council of Representatives of Iraq, and (b) Dr Fadia Kiwan, Director...

      Politicians: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the effect of visa refusals for foreign parliamentarians on bilateral relations with those countries.

      Politicians: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many parliamentarians from overseas countries have had to (a) cancel and (b) delay travel to the UK as a result of (i) visa refusals,...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people detained by UK Visas and Immigration who had an outstanding (a) appeal, (b)...

      Meat: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to put in place protections against (a) vegan and vegetarian and (b) other activists for people employed in the meat...

      Home Office: Brexit

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

      Demonstrations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the Metropolitan Police Service discontinued its practice of estimating and publishing objective assessments of the number...

      Post Office: Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to remove the Post Office's role in undertaking the Passport Check and Send service.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of immigration detainees who are (a) foreign national offenders, (b) foreign national offenders subject to deportation under...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there was any interruption for users of the portal for making Immigration Health Surcharge payments in the two working days prior to...

      Home Office: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what dates representatives from his Department visited Sudan as part of the ongoing country guidance case into the risk of return for...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 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) without a...

    • Foreign Investment in UK: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Tourist Board in Northern Ireland on promoting the benefits of Northern Ireland to foreign investors.

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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...

    • Government Controlled Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, where his Department archives information on wholly owned government companies; and whether such information is available for public review.

      International Military Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place a copy of Financial relationships with International Military Services Ltd (IMS) 1981-1984 [T 458/55], currently withheld from the...

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many non-payroll staff are employed in (a) his Department and (b) HMRC.

      Treasury: Staff

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

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the number of hours worked by non-payroll staff employed by (a) his Department and (b) HMRC.

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the differences in average pay between payroll and non-payroll staff employed in (a) the Treasury and (b) HMRC.

      High Net Worth Unit: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) staff and (b) full-time equivalent staff are employed in (i) payroll and (ii) non-payroll roles in HMRC's High Net Worth Unit.

      National Savings and Investments: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) staff and (b) full-time equivalent staff are employed in (i) payroll and (ii) non-payroll roles in National Savings and Investments.

      National Savings and Investments: 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 National Savings and Investments.

      Office for Budget Responsibility: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) staff and (b) full-time equivalent staff are employed in (i) payroll and (ii) non-payroll roles in the Office for Budget Responsibility.

      Office for Budget Responsibility: 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 Office for Budget Responsibility.

      UK Debt Management Office: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) staff and (b) full-time equivalent staff are employed in (i) payroll and (ii) non-payroll roles in the Debt Management Office.

      UK Debt Management Office: 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 Debt Management Office.

      Valuation Office Agency: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) staff and (b) full-time equivalent staff are employed in (i) payroll and (ii) non-payroll roles in the Valuation Office Agency.

      Valuation Office Agency: 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 Valuation Office Agency.

      Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the EU withdrawal agreement on wage levels.

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential fiscal effect of the EU Withdrawal Agreement on the manufacturing sector.

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the Bank of England's forecasts for the economy after the...

      European Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on access to investment funds of Government proposals to withdraw from the European...

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that grant funding from the RBS alternative remedies package is not used to update legacy bank IT infrastructure.

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what services non-payroll staff provide to (a) the Treasury and (b) HMRC.

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many requests for consultancy and temporary staff in (a) the Treasury and (b) HMRC his Department has approved in the last five years.

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the potential effect on the UK economy of the EU...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the EU Withdrawal Agreement on the financial services sector.

      Revenue and Customs: Working Hours

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what processes HMRC has in place to ensure compliance with Regulation 5 of the Working Time Regulations 1998 in relation to staff that work regularly in...

      Import Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the HMRC Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18, page 46, the Answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 118571 and the Reasoned Opinion issued on...

      Revenue and Customs: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the HMRC Sustainability Report for 2017-18.

      Social Enterprises: Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much corporation tax was paid by social enterprises in each of the last five financial years.

      Social Enterprises: Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to amend corporation tax rules for social...

      Social Enterprises: Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, will he make an assessment of the potential merits of reducing the amount of corporation tax payable by a social enterprise if the amount spent on social...

      Multinational Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of capping the size of multinational organisations.

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing taxes on global corporations and using any additional revenue raised to the public...

      Farmers: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many farmers participated in the agricultural flat rate (AFRS) VAT scheme since its establishment in each region of the UK.

      Farmers: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the 43 agricultural businesses who participated in the agricultural flat rate (AFRS) VAT scheme were selected to receive a questionnaire as part of the...

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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.

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the level of average household debt.

      Electric Vehicles: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what tax incentives are in place to support the development and take-up of electric vehicles.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with other Departments on providing fiscal support to the providers of public services for changes to their costs...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department (a) is taking to implement track and trace in plain packaging and (b) plans to take to ensure track and trace provides maximum...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the maintenance of the UK’s position as an international leader in illicit tobacco control after the UK...

      Import Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the additional import tariff revenue accruing to HM Treasury in respect of imports from the EU in the event that the UK leaves...

      Revenue and Customs: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2019 to Question 203305 on Revenue and Customs: Fraud, how many people were convicted of fraud or related offences as a...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the report entitled DCMS gender pay gap 2017/18, published on gov.uk on 19 December 2018, what assessment...

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has plans to provide free TV licences to people over the age of 75 after the end of the current scheme...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the BBC on its public consultation on licence fees for people aged over-75.

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the planned timescale is for implementation of the voluntary ban on advertising on television by betting companies during...

      Coventry City Football Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) English Football League, and (b) other stakeholders on the future of Coventry...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of additional full fibre broadband connections in rural areas which will be provided...

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2019 to Question 204512 and with reference to his Department's policy paper entitled A...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • 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 how small-scale renewables exporting to the grid will be rewarded.

    • Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Written Statement of 17 May 2018 on Energy Policy, HCWS690, whether the definition of...

      Fracking: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what new powers will be conferred on the Shale Regulator in addition to the powers held by existing regulators.

      Fracking: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason the new Shale Environmental Regulator Group was established instead of extending the remit and powers...

      Fracking: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of public support for fracking.

      Fracking: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's Public Attitudes Tracker, September 2018 (Wave 27), whether he has introduced...

      Fracking: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what seismic magnitude his Department has set as the threshold to stop permanently a shale gas operation.

      Fracking: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the activities of anti-fracking protesters on the transportation of...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what further support the Government plans to offer smaller solar generators on their route to market as a result of the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the additional staff required by his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will reconsider his Department's decision to end the export tariff for new solar installations.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will reconsider his Department's decision to end the small-scale feed-in tariff.

      Helium: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to take steps to support geological research into new sources of helium in the UK; and if he will make...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps is his Department taking to help people that are not computer literate to (a) compare and (b) switch energy...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help small businesses to grow.

      Financial Reporting Council: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve the Financial Reporting Council's responsiveness to freedom of information requests.

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department has plans to undertake a review of the effectiveness of shared parental leave.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of domestic energy suppliers that have ceased trading as a result of financial...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the energy bills of consumers of domestic energy suppliers...

      Fireworks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will launch a consultation on banning the sale of fireworks to the public.

      Bombardier: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with Bombardier Belfast on potential job losses.

      European Research Infrastructure Consortia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on UK (a) participation in and (b) hosting of the European...

      Chemicals: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendations in the report, Sustainable Innovation for a...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the additional staff required by his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

    • Housing: Nuneaton

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

      Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the process by which neighbourhood plans are agreed; and...

      Funerals: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the cost to the public purse of local authority funded funerals carried out...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will commission a report on the causes of homelessness in England.

      Building Research Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many contracts his Department has awarded to the Building Research Establishment since 2010; and what the total...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Counter-terrorism

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

    • Ministry of Defence: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many notices of contravention issued to his Department by the Health and Safety Executive included contraventions of health and safety law in...

      Ministry of Defence: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many notices of contravention issued to his Department by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have resulted in follow-up action being taken by the...

      Armed Forces: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Service Inquires after a death during a (a) training exercise and (b) selection event involved Special Forces in (i) 2012, (ii) 2013, (iii)...

      Military Aircraft and Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) state of readiness and(b) availability of (i) major warships, (ii) attack submarines, (iii)...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to improve recruitment in the Armed Forces.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Your Army Needs You British Army recruitment campaign was signed off by Ministers of his Department.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money from the public purse has been spent on the Your Army Needs You British Army recruitment campaign.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel were recruited by the armed forces in each month since January 2018.

      Iran: Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has held with his NATO counterparts on allegations of iranian intelligence service operations in the territory of NATO-member...

  • Scotland Office

    • Block Grant: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on changes to the Block Grant over the current spending review period.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

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

    • Department for International Trade: Brexit

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

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will list the countries to which the UK has authorised arms sales in the last five years.

      Department for International Trade: Brexit

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

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department has taken to facilitate trade with (a) China, (b) the US and (c) Australia after the UK leaves the EU.

      Overseas Trade: Tunisia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to support businesses that want to trade with Tunisia after the UK leaves the EU.

      Trade Fairs: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of the cost of the visit by the Secretary of State and UK delegation to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was borne...

      Exports: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will set out the proportion of total exports for each region of the UK that went to the EU in each of the last three years for which...

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Staff

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

    • Department for Transport: Infrastructure

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

      Gatwick Airport: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the closure of Gatwick Airport on 19 and 20 December 2018 after illegal drone use threatened flight safety for the...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the time frame is for the Elizabeth Line to be fully operational.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the total cost of Crossrail.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason owners of properties through trusts that do not occupy those properties are not eligible for Rural Support Zone scheme compensation in...

      Gatwick Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which Ministers of his Department visited Gatwick Airport during December 2018; and on what dates.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the proposed 16 and 17 year old railcard will be valid on services provided by open access operators.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average waiting time was for online applications for a 26-30 railcard in each of the first seven days it was available for sale in 2019.

      Railways: Oxford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average cost per mile to the consumer was for rail journeys between (a) Oxford and London Paddington, (b) Oxford Parkway and London...

      Transport: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of his Department's budget is spent in London.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with bus companies to ensure that the required level of disability awareness training is undertaken by...

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the level of discrimination faced by disabled people when travelling by taxi.

      Airports: Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to ensure that baggage handlers at UK airports have the required training to handle wheelchairs.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date a decision was made to include Seaborne Freight in the list of companies to be invited to tender for the provision of cross-channel ferry...

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, between which dates his Department carried out due diligence checks on Seaborne Freight prior to issuing a contract to that company.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has confirmed as part of due diligence checks whether Seaborne Freight became VAT registered.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has sought any written assurances from representatives of Seabourne Freight's (a) bank, (b) legal representatives and (c) accountants on...

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has commissioned a formal credit check on Seaborne Freight from an established credit-check company.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has sought advice from Baltic Exchange or any other shipping brokers in relation to the capacity of Seaborne Freight to run a...

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department’s contract with Seaborne Freight includes provisions that require that company to (a) lease or (b) purchase ships.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his working assumption that Seaborne Freight will use ships for its proposed cross-channel ferry operation operating under the UK flag.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to approve an operating manual covering the safety standards of ships to be used by Seaborne Freight for cross-channel ferries; and...

      Ramsgate Port: Channel Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) infrastructure and (b) dredging work is required at the Port of Ramsgate to enable the operation of ferry services contracted by his...

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what payments from the public purse are due to Seaborne Freight under the contract issued by his Department for provision of ferry services between...

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what procurement and tender process was followed for contracts to run additional freight ferries in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the third party organisations that undertook due diligence on Seaborne Freight in advance of his Department’s awarding of a...

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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.

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to encourage car manufacturers to reduce diesel car pollution.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the HS2 compensation scheme can be extended to include tenants of properties affected by construction of the line.

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he had with (a) DFDS, (b) Seaborne Freight and (c) Brittany Ferries on employment for UK (i) Ratings and (ii) Officers on the vessels...

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, If he will list the provisions in the public contracts his Department recently awarded to (a) DFDS, (b) Seaborne Freight and (c) Brittany Ferries for...

      Bus Services: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of departmental guidance accompanying the Bus Services Act 2017 in increasing (a) the implementation of...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2018 to Question 108776 on High Speed 2, whether the barn owl mitigation plan has been published.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a full list of companies that his Department has engaged in contracts with for work relating to preparations for the...

      Goring Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to improve the approach to Goring station in Oxfordshire.

      Channel Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he anticipates the Ramsgate to Ostend ferry route will be open to freight if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to respond to the report, Taxi and private hire vehicle licensing: recommendations for a safer and more robust system,...

      Rail Gourmet: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has taken steps to seek to assist in resolving the industrial dispute between the RMT union and Rail Gourmet at Edinburgh.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

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

    • Politicians: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on (a) delays to, (b) cancellations of and (c) refusals of visas to foreign...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will make an estimate of the proportion of expenditure from the Palestinian Authority Martyrs Fund that has...

      Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to secure religious freedom for Christians throughout the world.

      Pakistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of democratic process, constitutional freedoms and religious liberty in Pakistan.

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made and to whom to ensure the government of Sri Lanka abides by UNHRC Resolution 30/1...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the additional staff required by his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with...

      British Nationals Abroad: Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) lowest, (b) highest and (c) average cost of repatriating a victim of forced marriage to...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the value of the (a) lowest, (b) highest and (c) average emergency loan granted to victims of...

      British Nationals Abroad: 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 marriage who were required to pay the cost of repatriation to the...

      Sudan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the next round of the UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue is planned to take place.

      Leyla Guven

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on (a) the deteriorating health of Leyla Güven MP, a...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Brexit

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

    • Cameroon: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taken to support the safe return of Cameroonian internally displaced persons in the Far North Region.

      Cameroon: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department is taking to support the humanitarian needs and safe return of anglophone Cameroonian internally...

      Indonesia: Tsunami

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance the Government has given to Indonesia following the tsunami in December 2018.

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2018 to Question 201561, what support her Department provides to the private sector to help make...

      Developing Countries: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to measure and monitor (a) the number and (b) standard and quality of the jobs created by UK...

      Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff from her Department will be relocated to other government departments in 2019.

      Ethiopia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much UK aid Ethopia has received in each of the last 10 years.

  • Department for Education

    • Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of implications for his policies of the recommendation in the Staying put: an unfulfilled promise, published...

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy schools are awaiting transfer from one Trust to another as a result of a new sponsor not being identified.

      Pre-school Education: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the educational benefits to children of maintained nursery schools in Salford.

      Department of Education: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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.

      Children and Young People: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of appropriate placements for 16 and 17 year olds requiring independent living accommodation.

      Young People: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) funding and (b) resources available to local authorities for appropriate living...

      Schools: Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the announcement on 3 January 2019 that life-saving skills and first-aid education will be compulsory in all schools from 2020, what...

      Special Educational Needs: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average waiting time was for a child to be assessed for an Education, Health Care Plan after receiving a diagnosis of autism spectrum...

      Department of Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of (a) how widespread social exclusion is in rural areas and (b) the effect of his Department’s...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his estimated total cost to the public purse is of the national retraining scheme.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of planned funding for children's services in meeting future demand.

      Schools: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made on the number of (a) parent and (b) non-parent volunteers in schools who have had safeguarding checks in each of the last 10...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the cost of school meals.

      Child Minding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many childminder agencies there are; and how many childminders are members of childminder agencies.

      Schools: Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of schools that are compliant with section 2 of the Technical and Further Education Act 2017 that requires...

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Part-time Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 19 December to Question 203781 on Disabled Students Allowances: Part-time Education, if he will publish a breakdown...

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Part-time Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December to Question 203781 on Disabled Students Allowances: Part-time Education, from which budget was the additional...

  • 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 many civil servants in his Department are currently working on planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

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

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the additional staff required by his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with...

      Dogs: Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of carriers enforcing checks on dogs traveling under the Pet...

      Farmers: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to increase access to independent agronomic advice for farmers in advance of proposed changes in...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on a deposit return scheme.

      Fishing Gear: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing tagging for trawler fishing nets to identify the source...

      Special Protection Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196865 on Special Protection Areas, whether the Bowland Fells SPA will...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to ministerial directions issued to 23 local authorities on 27 July 2017 alongside the 2017 UK Air Quality...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to lift the minimum five hectare qualification for receiving farm subsidy payments.

  • 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 much funding from the public purse has been allocated to his Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the UK...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, to publish the legal advice it has received in respect of leaving the European Economic Area Agreement [1994] specifically regarding...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Staff

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

    • Attorney General: Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, 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.

      Offences Against Children: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many cases of sexual abuse of children by sports coaches are currently being prosecuted.

      Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will provide a written statement to the House on the legal implications of any potential changes the Government may negotiate to the Withdrawal Agreement with...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether his Department plans to tender to private contractors any work relating to prepartions for leaving the EU without a deal.

    • Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, with reference to the Ministers Quarterly Transparency Return July to September 2018, published on 19 December 2018, if he will publish the names of the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of education programmes in prisons are delivered by charities and social enterprises.

    • CAFCASS: Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children are currently being represented by children and family court advisory and support service guardians in courts in England.

      Family Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how often the judiciary in family courts including the lay bench have mandatory specialist training on domestic abuse.

      Social Security Benefits: Blaenau Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 195064, what the maximum length of time was between the date when a First Tier Tribunal personal...

      Divorce: Sexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparison he has made of the divorce rates of married heterosexual and married same-sex couples.

      Business: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the results of his Department's consultation on the creation of a new offence of failure to prevent economic crime.

      Domestic Violence: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many fact-finding hearings where domestic abuse is alleged have been conducted since the revised Practice Direction PD12J – Domestic Abuse was...

      Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions internal bids have been evaluated as providing the best quality and value for money compared to private-sector bids for the...

      Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2018 to Question 194129 on Prisons: Contracts, what steps he is taking to ensure transparency in the assessment of...

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how often HMPPS Controllers are required to submit written updates on their establishments.

      Prisoners: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people entering prison were homeless before custody in each year since 2012.

      Offenders: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders entered employment within six weeks of the end of their sentence in 2018.

      Offenders: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders who finished their sentence in 2018 did not have the equivalent of five GCSEs graded A* to C.

      Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the contraband in prisons that enters prisons via drone.

      Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many acts of concerted indiscipline have there been in prison in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many mandatory drug tests have taken place in prison in each month in the last five years.

      Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many witnesses have received support from the court-based witness service in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost has been of each consultation conducted by his Department since 2010.

      Prisoners: Personal Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total value is of compensation claimed for loss or damage to prisoners' property held by the prison service in each of the last five years.

      Post-mortems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Chief Coroner has plans to issue new guidance on second post-mortems.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of sexual abuse have had their applications for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme rejected because they had...

      Road Traffic Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions for careless and inconsiderate driving under the Road Traffic Act 1988 were made by each police force in each year since 30...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer Question 189621 on the membership of the Financial, Professional and Education Services Business Council tabled on 9 November...

    • Government Departments: Social Media

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will place in the Library all social media adverts that the Government has used to promote the Prime Minister's EU Withdrawal Agreement.

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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.

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in each of the last five years.

      Pay: Lewisham

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

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of crimes committed against children in each of the last five years.

      Pay: Havering

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

      Armed Conflict

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the capacity of the UK to counter non-military attacks.

      Committee On the Grant of Honours Decorations and Medals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the independent membership and terms of reference of the Advisory Military Sub-Committee of the Honours and Decorations Committee.

      Cabinet Office: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many representations his Department received from its suppliers on late payments in the 2017-18 financial year.

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what contingency plans his Department has made to prepare for the possible insolvency of Interserve; and what meetings the Government has had with...

      Civil Service: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of EU nationals who are employed by the civil service in each Government Department and (b) proportion of...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 20 December 2018 (HL12385), what proportion of the £2.5 billion available for apprenticeships...

    • Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 20 December 2018 (HL12347), what measures they plan to raise the intake of apprentices to the...

      Apprentices: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 20 December 2018 (HL12346), how many of the 380 apprenticeship standards now approved relate to the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 18 December 2018 (HL12153, HL12154, HL12155) and the Written Answer by the Minister of State for...

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