Written answers

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the total cost of booking a flight is made clear to customers.

    • South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to award the next Southeastern franchise.

      Road Traffic: Dover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the pubic purse was of the live trial held on 7 January 2019 of an emergency traffic congestion system to be used in Dover in the...

      Department for Transport: Brexit

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

      Ramsgate Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department has provided Thanet Council to (a) dredge and (b) upgrade Ramsgate port by March 2019.

      Ramsgate Port: Channel Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the last scheduled freight ferry service sailed from Ramsgate port; and what the destination of that service was.

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of additional sailings per (a) day and (b) week there will be under the contracts recently awarded by his...

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many ferry freight routes in addition to existing routes will operate under the contracts recently awarded by his Department to (a) DFDS, (b)...

      Dover Port: Channel Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, If he will list the roll-on roll-off freight volumes re-directed from Dover port under the contracts recently awarded by his Department to (a) DFDS,...

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse has been to date of the contracts recently awarded by his Department to (a) DFDS, (b) Seaborne Freight and (c)...

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date his Department formally notified the shipping industry of the Government’s intention to issue public contracts for roll-on roll-off...

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates officials of his Department began discussions with (a) DFDS, (b) Seaborne Freight and (c) Brittany Ferries on public contracts for...

      Channel Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had since January 2018 with the UK Chamber of Shipping on public contracts for roll-on roll-off ferry services from UK ports.

      Channel Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the French Government on public contracts for roll-on roll-off ferry services between UK and...

      High Speed Two: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which local authorities have entered into non-disclosure agreements with High Speed Two Limited.

      Portsmouth Port: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on traffic levels around Portsmouth...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his department has made of the cost to the public purse of creating a national database of all licensed taxi and PHV drivers, vehicles...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a comparative assessment of the cost (a) to consumers and (b) of the provision of bus services in (i) London and (ii) Newcastle.

      Ramsgate Port: Channel Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that the (a) tendering process, (b) contract and (c) funding for the re-opening of the Ostend to Ramsgate ferry...

      Ramsgate Port: Channel Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the port of Ostend on the proposed re-opening of the Ostend to Ramsgate ferry route.

      Ramsgate Port: Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what Environment Impact Assessment has been undertaken by Seaborne Freight prior to the dredging of the port of Ramsgate.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost of supporting renewable generation over the next five years; and what assessment...

    • Energy Intensive Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of exempting electro-intensive industries from capacity...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help consumers reduce their energy usage.

      Energy: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has allocated funding for new research on clean energy.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to replace funding for UK researchers from the (a) European Research Council and (b) Marie...

      Pacific: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to monitor implementation of the (a) Capacity Building for...

      Public Houses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent pub closures.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he he has made of the level of demand for (a) home electricity generation and (b) a domestic energy...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of (a) the number of energy companies that have ceased trading over the last two...

      Energy Supply: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to revisit the registration process for energy supply organisations.

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to promote tidal power schemes since the decision was...

      Domestic Appliances: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to adopt the EU Ecodesign Directive on improving the environmental performance of appliances after the...

      Green Deal Scheme: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to extend the Green Deal scheme to cover people that are seeking to withdraw from a feed-in tariff...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the authorities in Iran on upholding the human rights of (a) Christians and (b)...

    • Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) the EU and (b) his counterparts in other EU member states on finding a port of safety for...

      Diplomatic Immunity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to make people with diplomatic immunity accountable if they are accused of committing...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

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

      Iran: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the protection of human rights of women in Iran.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Coinage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Treasury's news story of 6 January 2019 New pound coin goes global with rollout to British overseas...

      Pacific: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the outcomes were of the Wilton Park Forum on Climate Change and Resilience in relation to improving climate resilience in...

      British Nationals Abroad: Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the total cost to the Official Development Assistance budget of supporting UK nationals who are...

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many protesters have been reported to have been (a) detained, (b) tortured and (c) killed by Sudanese authorities since...

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Sudanese counterpart on the Sudanese authorities' response to the protests in that country.

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what effect the (a) response of the Government of Sudan to the recent protests in that country and (b) Troika government's...

      Sudan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what joint programmes on security are ongoing between the UK Government and the Government of Sudan.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many observers the Government sent to the recent election in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and when those observers are...

      Guatemala: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to support the work of the International Commission against...

  • Attorney General

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dementia: Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he can facilitate a meeting between the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish, the chief executive of Tameside and Glossop NHS...

    • Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure education for young adults on HPV vaccination and cervical screening.

      Medicine: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take to ensure that (a) innovations in technology and the use of data transform the health service and (b) the UK...

      General Practitioners: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been allocated to the Special Allocation Scheme in each year since 2010.

      Additives: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Food Standards Agency on (a) the regulation of colouring and other food additives and (b) the...

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with (a) NHS England (b) NICE and (c) Vertex on access to Orkambi for cystic fibrosis sufferers; and...

      Helium: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on (a) magnetic resonance imaging and (b) other medical services of...

      Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency consultation on EU exit no-deal legislative proposals,...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) improve the (i) quality and (ii) availability of dementia care and (b) ensure that patients in receipt of...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access: heads of agreement, published on 23 November 2018,...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to introduce an epigenetics-based test for cervical cancer on the NHS.

      Liothyronine: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with pharmaceutical companies on reducing the cost of the drug liothyronine.

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will provide guidance to local commissioners to encourage the commissioning of support for the siblings of children...

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the needs of siblings of children with palliative care needs as part of the programme of work...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many claims for continuing care payments remain outstanding since the deadline for applications was set.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of funding the outstanding retrospective claims under the continuing care...

      Rare Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the availability of treatments for patients with rare diseases since the introduction of the Orphan...

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) clinical commissioning groups and (b) local authorities take account of demand for children's...

      Helen and Douglas House Hospice: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential increase in funding to Helen and Douglas House Hospice following NHS England's...

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the letter entitled, Patient safety: letter to independent healthcare providers, published by his Department on 8 May...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will increase the number of places on the pre-exposure prophylaxis impact trial.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on reducing the cost of hormone replacement therapy for patients who pay multiple...

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has a target for increasing the early stage diagnosis rate for pancreatic cancer in the lifetime of this Parliament.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will publish correspondence with (a) NHS England and (b) NHS Improvement on any (i) assessment and (b) analysis that...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for North Norfolk of 26 July 2018 in relation to Dr Chris Day.

      Epilepsy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability of essential epilepsy medicines imported from the EU in the event that...

      Epilepsy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to exclude epilepsy medications from the Serious Shortage Protocol for medicines; and if he will make a statement.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have put their Type 2 diabetes into remission and stopped taking medication for their condition in each of the last five...

      Diabetes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people under 21 years old have developed Type 2 diabetes in each of the last five years.

      Artificial Sweeteners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on health of sweeteners used in foods as an alternative to sugar.

      NHS Trusts: Crowdfunding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of NHS Trusts with crowdfunding pages; and if he will make a statement.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the current uptake of winter 2018-19's influenza vaccination among those who are eligible for...

      NHS: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Weybridge fire incident report, published by NHS Property Services in May 2018, whether recommendations 4a. and 5a....

      Infant Foods: Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the average level of sugar content in baby food products available in the UK.

      Gambling: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many clinics for the treatment of problem gambling are planned to open between now and 2023; and where they are planned to be located.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of potential increases in patient numbers at some GP practices as a result of practice closures due to rising...

      Dementia: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what provisions have been included in the forthcoming green paper on social care reform to enable access to quality care for people...

      Drugs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of how medicines flown to the UK from Maastricht in preparation for the UK leaving the EU without a deal will...

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to extend the requirement for food vendors to prominently display food hygiene ratings on their premises...

      NHS: Finance

      What steps he is taking to secure the long-term future of the NHS.

  • Department for International Development

    • Pacific: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether anti-corruption measures are being embedded into UK-funded climate resilience programmes in the Pacific Region.

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to tackle the further outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo which took place in December 2018.

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what opportunities will be made for civil society organisations for young people to contribute to discussions on the nutrition for...

      Developing Countries: Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) the G20 and (b) the G7 on addressing malnutrition since the...

      Nigeria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support internally displaced peoples in northern Nigeria.

      Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make it her policy to allocate additional funding at the 6th replenishment of the Global Fund in October 2019.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Government's response to the Fifth Report of the International Development Committee, HC246 of Session 2014-15...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has plans to send officials to Yemen to make an assessment of the humanitarian situation in that country.

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have held with (a) local authority leaders, (b) staff and (c) parents on the future funding...

    • Pre-School Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in (a) Nottinghamshire and (b) England who are (i) eligible and (ii) not eligible for free school meals...

      Secondary Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment he has made of the ratio of funding rates for (a) all secondary education and (b) upper secondary education in (i) the UK,...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average per pupil funding rate was for (a) GCSE students and (b) A-level students in each year since 2010.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Times Educational Supplement article of 9 January 2018 entitled Heads fear Ofsted will penalise three-year GCSEs, whether his...

      Pupils: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support pupils who experience mental health problems at school.

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people that have completed an adult education course in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the total cost to the public purse of teacher training bursaries awarded in each year since 2010.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his oral contribution of 17 December 2018, Official Report Column 509, if he will place in the Library a copy of the 30 November...

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2018 to Question 202058 on apprentices: finance, by what means his Department controls expenditure in a...

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support schools in educating students about the dangers of knife crime.

      Babies: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with educational psychologists on the effect of reception baseline assessments on infant mental health.

      School Exclusions Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Timpson school exclusions review is planned to report.

      Adoption Leave: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of self-employed people being unable to take paid adoption leave on the level of adoption.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what complaints procedure is open to members of the public if they wish to complain that (a) his Department’s Data Protection Officer and (b) any...

    • Court Orders: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) highest, (b) lowest and (c) average value of Compensation Orders issues in the last five years by...

      Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of (a) ten or more and (b) one hundred or more offences in each of the last five years.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number was of offences committed by a prolific offender before their first custodial sentence.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners released on licence have been found in breach of their licence conditions and (a) recalled to custody and (b) not recalled to custody...

      Court Orders: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many compensation orders were issued for each offence type by (a) magistrate's courts and (b) crown courts in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for South West Norfolk, 6 December 2016 on Prison Safety, Official Report, column 95, what...

      Child Rearing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to receive the high conflict practice pathway from Cafcass designed to provide guidance to practitioners on cases of parental alienation.

      Child Rearing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of data available to his Department on the prevalence of parental alienation.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been granted legal aid in welfare cases in each of the last 10 years.

  • Treasury

    • National Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2018 to Written Question 199762 on National Income, if he will publish regional estimates of the change in gross...

    • Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to complete the roll-out of the Customs Declaration Service; and when the Customs Declaration Service will be available to all businesses.

      Electronic Publishing: Vat Zero Rating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196811, what assessment he has made against policy, economic and fiscal considerations of the...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to lower corporation tax after the UK leaves the EU.

      Farmers: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with farmers in Northern Ireland on the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were placed in the higher tax threshold in 2017-2018.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle people using overseas accounts to avoid paying tax.

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total estimated expenditure is for all Departments for contingency planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Immigration: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the press release of Her Majesty's Treasury Press Release entitled Crackdown on financial crime made reference to the Written Statement of 6...

      Coinage: British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's announcement entitled New pound coin goes global with rollout to British overseas nations, published on 6 January 2019,...

      Import Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on the amount of customs revenue accruing to the public purse of (a) leaving the EU, (b) leaving the EU without a...

      Child Benefit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the high income child benefit tax charge on single-parent families.

      VAT: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2019 to Question 205403, what the total to date is of businesses signed up for making tax digital for VAT; and what...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many times his Department has transferred (a) a Written Parliamentary Question and (b) an Oral Parliamentary...

    • Housing: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to he Answer of 9 January 2019 to Question 205256 on Housing: Regeneration, if he will create a fund for land...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the funding allocated to Wales out of the UK Shared Prosperity fund will be as a result of a (a)...

      Local Government Services: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with the Home Office to ensure that non-UK EU residents in the process of...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason the consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund has been postponed; and if he will make a statement.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2018 to Question 170708 and the Written Statement of 24 July 2018 on Local...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many notices of contravention were issued to his Department by the Health and Safety Executive in (a) 2012, (b) 2013, (c) 2014, (d) 2015, (e) 2016...

    • 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 were in relation to incidents involving Special Forces in...

      Armed Forces: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Service Inquires conducted after a death during a (a) training exercise and (b) selection event included heat illness as a factor in (i) 2012,...

      European Fighter Aircraft: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the tAIRPROX report No. 2018061, whether the Typhoon Enhanced Collision Awareness System will provide situation awareness of all...

      European Fighter Aircraft: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 189831 on European Aircraft: safety measures, what the timeframe is for the Typhoon aircraft to...

      HMS Vengeance and HMS Vigilant: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the need to refuel (a) HMS Vigilant and (b) HMS Vengeance in their remaining years of service.

      War Pensions: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many outstanding cases his Department is currently dealing with on disputes over applications for war pensions.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average deduction of wages was for (a) one child, (b) two children and (c) three children by (i) the Child Support Agency and (ii)...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the number of people making universal credit applications without using a computer.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of paying state pensions on a fixed date in every month rather than a four weekly cycle.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures her Department has put in place to ensure that disabled individuals do not lose their severe disability premium when they are...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government has made an assessment of the change in the relative value of overseas UK pensioners' state pensions for each...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of fairness of the decision by the Independent Case Examiner to close individual cases related to the...

      Universal Credit: Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2019 to Question 205254 on Universal Credit: Support for Mortgage Interest, if she will ensure the rules...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on ensuring that EU citizens in the process of seeking settled status in the UK will...

      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 on Universal Credit: Telephone Services, if she will publish the (a) supportive...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training is provides to call-handlers on the universal credit helpline (a) when they start and (b) throughout their working time.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pets: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Dogs Trust’s recommendations in their report: Puppy Smuggling: When will this cruel trade end?,...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many non-disclosure agreements her Department has signed with (a) companies and (b) trade associations advising the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to expand the badger vaccination programme.

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many trees have been planted in each (a) region, (b) local authority area and (c) parliamentary constituency since April...

      Birds: Malvern Hills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2018 to Question 191481 on Birds: Malvern Hills, which bird groups Natural England has...

      Tyres: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the use of winter tyres on roads on air quality.

      Ramsgate Port: Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether Natural England has made a Habitat Regulation Assessment prior to the dredging of the Port of Ramsgate.

      Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the practice of horse tethering.

  • Home Office

    • UK Border Force: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK Border Force staff were employed at each UK (a) port and (b) airport in (i) 2012 and (ii) May 2018.

    • Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his speech entiled Keeping our children safe, published on gov.uk on 3 September 2018, what assessment he has made of the...

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with technology and social medias companies on the use of the prototypes for detecting grooming that were...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September to Question 172565 on Immigration: EU Nationals, when he plans to publish an assessment of the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2018 to Question 172611 on Immigration: EU Nationals, if he will hold discussions with banks on (a)...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) public and (b) private sector organisations will be able to access the personal information of applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department decided the service point locations of its contractor Sopra Steria; and what consideration was given to accessibility...

      Biometrics: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the average processing times for biometric enrolment with Sopra Steria and the Post...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applications Sopra Steria has processed since the commencement of its contract with his Department.

      Offences against Children: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Affairs, how many cases of sexual abuse of children by sports coaches are under investigation by the police.

      Windrush Generation: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Government's Windrush initiatives.

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, How many police officers have completed the training contained within the National Disclosure Plan by police force area.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme to meet the target of resettling 20,000...

      North Wales Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were employed by North Wales Police in each of the last 10 years.

      Asylum: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, further to his oral statement of 7 January 2019 on Migrant Crossings, Official Report column 85, whether asylum seekers arriving on the Kent...

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funds his Department has spent on advertisements promoting online passport applications in each of the last three years; and what funds...

      Immigration: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cessation of international protection decisions by nationality of applicant have been made by the UK under Article 11 and Article...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average duration of the asylum procedure at first instance is in the UK.

      Asylum: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time was for a decision to be made on an application for asylum in the UK for (a) Syrian nationals, (b) Afghan nationals...

      Deportation: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of safety for female refugees that are returned to Saudi Arabia.

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects his Department to complete its review of family migration rules for Afghan interpreters that served alongside British armed...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

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

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Brexit

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

    • Cabinet Office: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many individual firms received at least one payment of an invoice from his Department after a 30-day period in each quarter of 2017-18.

      Cabinet Office: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many individual firms received at least one payment of an invoice from his Department after a 30-day period in each quarter of 2016-17.

      Cabinet Office: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many individual firms received at least one payment of an invoice from his Department after a 30-day period in the first two quarters of 2018-19.

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many new staff members his Department plans to recruit for the purpose of contingency planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Civil Service: Location

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress has been made on implementing the Places for Growth programme.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department issues to Government Departments on their (a) responsibilities and (b) obligations in relation to answers to (i) written...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department has issued to Government Departments in relation to the transfer to another Department of (a) written and (b) oral...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Brexit

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

    • Department for International Trade: Brexit

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

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans his Department has to support UK businesses to increase exports after the UK leaves the EU.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on future trade agreements between the UK and non-EU countries of the UK remaining...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on future trade agreements and negotiations between the UK and non-EU countries caused...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many free trade agreements to which the UK is a party through its EU membership will be rolled over in the event that the UK leaves the...

      Overseas Trade: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the UK has secured an agreement with Turkey to continue trading after 30 March 2019 on the same terms on which it currently trades...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has signed with (a) companies and (b) trade associations advising the...

    • Sports: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the number of victims of child sexual abuse by sports coaches that have come forward...

      Gambling: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to limit children’s exposure to gambling adverts during sporting events.

      Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his timetable is for publishing his review of safe standing in football stadia.

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of sports funding at a grassroots level.

      Sports: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will increase the resources provided to UK Anti-Doping.

      Kick It Out

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Ministers have had with Kick It Out in the last five years.

      Sports: Homophobia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to reduce homophobia in sport.

      Sports: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to reduce racism in sport.

      Sports: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to reduce (a) sexism and (b) misogyny in sport.

      Football: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings the Government has had with the Football Association on investment in grassroots football following the collapse...

      Football: World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings (a) he or (b) his Ministers have had with the Football Association on a World Cup 2030 bid.

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to restrict TV advertising relating to the gambling industry.

      Television: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions his Department has had with interest groups on audio description for TV.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Health on making the NHS cervical screening programme available to women aged 18 years...

    • Employment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what representations she has received on the work of (a) Home Start and (b) other charities providing support for young families and carers; and if...

  • Department for Transport

    • Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost of providing extra ferries to run a freight service in the event of a no deal Brexit.

    • Seaborne Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who were the external advisers appointed to conduct due diligence on Seabourne Freight and that company’s owners and management in advance of the...

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take steps to ensure that deaths and injuries of pedestrians caused by cyclists are treated in the same way as those caused by motorised...

      Passenger Ships: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the impact assessment conducted by the Marine and Coastguard Agency Bringing Safety Requirements in key areas on all Passenger Vessels on Domestic...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many road accidents in the last three years have been caused, in whole or in part, by vehicles hitting badgers; and how many such accidents have resulted in...

  • Cabinet Office

    • National Insurance: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the difference between (1) the number of National Insurance numbers issued to non-UK nationals, and (2) total immigration to...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants are currently employed primarily to deliver Brexit.

      Ministers: Peers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were ennobled on their appointment as ministers in the Parliaments of (1) 2001–05, (2) 2005–10, (3) 2010–15, (4) 2015–17,...

      Rifles: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many crimes recorded in the last five years for which data are available involved the use of rifles; and in each case, (1) what types of rifles were involved,...

      Immigration: Statistics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to work with social media companies to gather migration data when compiling official immigration statistics.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that a no-deal Brexit could have on (1) the UK digital technology and robotics industry, and (2) operations at UK...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any ministerial directions have been issued since 1 January 2018 in respect of preparing for a no deal Brexit; if so what were those directions; and in...

      Brexit: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many contracts for no deal Brexit preparations have been awarded to (1) McKinsey, (2) Boston Consulting Group, (3) Bain and Company, (4) PwC, (5) KPMG, and (6)...

      Brexit: Statutory Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to complete the passage of all outstanding statutory instruments relating to Brexit before 29 March 2019; and if not, what...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to suspend Article 50 in the event that Parliament rejects the current Brexit deal.

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