Written answers

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for the publication on the High Speed Two website of statistics on applications received for the High Speed Two (a) phase one...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Crewe Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the comments by Pete Waterman, Chairman of the Cheshire and Warrington Local Transport Board on 31 December 2018, whether he plans...

      Railways: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the statement by Pete Waterman, Chairman of the Cheshire and Warrington Local Transport Board published on 31 December 2018, what...

      South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that there are no additional delays to the announcement of the new operator of the South Eastern franchise.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was paid in tolls for travelling over the Dartford Crossing in each of the last five years.

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's news story entitled Government funding boost for bus industry in drive to improve air quality, published in...

      Railways: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings he has had with train operating companies and Network Rail to discuss the transfer of the link between rail pay settlements from the...

      A12

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to progress the A12 Widening Scheme between Chelmsford and Marks Tey.

      A12

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of widening the A12 north of Marks Tey.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Questions 8307 and 8498, by what date part-time season tickets for part-time workers will be introduced...

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department (a) agreed and (b) made any payments to Seaborne Freight between 30 December 2018 and 29 March 2019.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to cancel his Department's contract with Seaborne Freight given that the terms of the contract specify a delivery date of 29 March 2019.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether (a) he and (b) advisers in his Department have held meetings with any of the Seaborne Freight’s company directors since 2016.

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the volume of freight ferry traffic that would move from the Channel ports to (a) Purfleet, (b) Tilbury (c) Harwich...

      Volkswagen: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that legal action is pursued against Volkswagen executives regarding that company's emissions scandal.

      Transport: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's news story, Government confirms £173.5 million funding to improve transport in Leeds, published on 21 April...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

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

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has (a) convened and (b) any plans to convene a Cabinet sub-committee on supporting the development and take...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the transition...

      Electric Vehicles: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what grants the Government has made available for supporting the transition to electric vehicles; and what the take up...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much money his Department has allocated for preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal to date; how much...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Turkey: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on preventing the planned (a) invasion of Rojava and (b)...

    • Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the safety and security of human rights defenders throughout the world.

      Turkey: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to reports of a warrant for the re-arrest of the journalist Eren Erdem, what assessment his Department has made...

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the merits of the EU decision to extend Operation Sophia for three more months until...

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of Operation Sophia in deterring illegal migrants seeking entry to...

      Human Trafficking: Mediterranean Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken in response to the finding of the House of Lords European Union Committee’s report...

      Asia Bibi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in Pakistan on Asia Bibi.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the political and security situation in Sudan, and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the security, justice and reconciliation Programme in Iraq assists in the prosecution of individuals in Iraq’s...

      Iraq: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessment made in...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) reduce the number of child soldiers and (b) prevent the recruitment of new child...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Nurses: Higher Education

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has commissioned the Department of Health and Social Care to review Government policy on the reform of nursing higher education.

    • Civil Servants: Location

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Places for Growth Programme in identifying the potential for relocating government offices to...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to implement the recommendation from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsmen's December 2017 report...

    • Orphan Drugs: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish its consultation on the regulation of orphan drugs after the UK leaves the EU.

      Learning Disability: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review report published by the University of Bristol, whether his Department is...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 174612 on Air Pollution, what plans his Department has to further study the...

      Public Health: Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effects of fuel poverty on public health.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of home energy efficiency interventions on human health.

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an (a) estimate of the levels and (b) assessment of the effects on public health of nitrogen oxides emitted...

      Human Medicines Regulation 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason his Department held a public consultation for only three weeks on changes to the Human Medicines Regulation 2012 in...

      Emigration: Ex Gratia Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans for the first payments to be made under the ex-gratia payment scheme for former child migrants.

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many student midwives began their training in each of the last five years.

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many midwives there were in training in each of the last five years.

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many clinical placements for midwifery students were there in each of the last five years; and how much financial support was...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of student midwives who began training did not go on to graduate in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people graduated in midwifery in each of the last five years.

      Midwives: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people graduating in midwifery went on to secure employment as midwives in the last five years for which figures are...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the capacity of (a) universities to train and (b) the NHS to provide clinical placements for the planned...

      Blood Transfusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publicly release the results of its audit into Blood Policy files which delivered its final report in...

      Cannabis: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS prescriptions have been issued for patients to use medical cannabis since 1 November 2018.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 7 January 2019 to Question 203449 on Drugs, whether all the additional medicine warehousing capacity referred to in...

      CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve diagnosis rates of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

      Nurses: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many vacant NHS registered nursing positions there are in the West Midlands.

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate patient access to off-patent drugs.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department's estimate of the funding required to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan reflects a potential reduction in investment...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 22 of the NHS Long Term Plan, whether staff who will work in the new acute frailty services within A&E will be...

      Suicide: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 72 of the NHS Long Term Plan, how much funding has been allocated to suicide bereavement support for families and...

      Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the additional winter funding for the NHS has been allocated to the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS...

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

      NHS: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle staff shortages as part of the NHS Long-Term Plan.

      Preventive Medicine

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

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of preventable blindness.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of patients who have (a) used Immunotherapy treatments under the NHS and (b) had Immunotherapy...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to involve people with learning disabilities and autism in the development of mandatory training for NHS staff.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money his Department has allocated for preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal to date; how much of that funding...

      Prisoners: Alcoholic drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the number of prisoners who have reported a drug or alcohol misuse problem upon arrival at prison...

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the forthcoming social care green paper will address social care provision for adults of working age...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department intends to publish audit reports on Overseas Development Assistance to the Palestinian Authority.

    • Overseas Aid: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK aid is always targeted at countries who most need that aid in order to ensure...

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department have to continue providing targeted humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees affected by the Syrian...

      Iraq: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian aid her Department is providing in the camps for the displaced people from Mosul, Iraq.

      Iraq: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aid and support is being provided by her Department to unaccompanied children resident in the internally displaced camps of Iraq.

      Syria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the humanitarian situation in the Rukban camp in Syria.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which objectives her Department is seeking to achieve by investing in girls’ education in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes her Department (a) promotes and (b) funds to tackle child slavery in developing countries.

  • Department for Education

    • Children and Young People: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of (a) bed and breakfast accommodation, (b) adult hostels and (c) campsites used for 16 and...

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications for Education, Health and Care plans were made to each local authority in each of the last three years.

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the letter of 18 July 2018 from the Minister of State for Children and Families to the Chair of the Education Select Committee on...

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the letter of 18 July 2018 from the Minister of State for Children and Families to the Chair of the Education Select Committee on...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance he has issued to head teachers on tackling low-level disruption in schools.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will review initial teacher training to ensure that it includes effective training on behaviour management.

      Schools: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance he has issued to schools on restricting the use of smart phones in schools.

      Nurseries: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authority run nurseries there were in (a) 2010 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.

      Schools: Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what sanctions are available to (a) Ofsted, (b) Regional Schools Commissioners and (c) his Department to ensure that schools comply with section 2 of...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much Apprenticeship Levy funding has been (a) spent, (b) drawn down by Levy contributor employers, (c) spent on apprenticeships training by...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of Apprenticeship Levy (a) funding and (b) spending for 2018-19.

      Institute for Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the (a) dates of and (b) principal topics for discussion at the meetings that (i) he, (ii) Ministers in his Department and (iii)...

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the stated aims are of the apprenticeship funding band review; and how those aims align with Government policy on apprenticeships.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his Department’s policy to prioritise the take-up of higher-level apprenticeship programmes at Levels 4-7, over programmes at...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) skills and (b) economic sectors his Department has classified as priority for the apprenticeships sector.

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with stakeholders from the apprenticeships sector on the apprenticeship funding band reviews.

      Schools: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of preparedness of schools in response to the risk of cyber attacks.

      School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of alternatives to higher education among school leavers.

      Pre-school Education: Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the funding allocation for the early years pupil premium in the dedicated schools grant has fallen from £50.0 million in 2015-16...

  • Treasury

    • Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Making Tax Digital scheme will increase the frequency with which small businesses are required to submit corporation tax returns.

    • Taxation: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2018 to Question 200664, what assessment he has made of the potential administrative and financial burdens placed on...

      Economic Situation: Isle of Man

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the contribution of the Isle of Man to the UK economy.

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money from the public purse has been (a) spent and (b) allocated for preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal to date; how much of...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Infrastructure Fund: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding had been allocated to Nottinghamshire from the Housing Infrastructure Fund.

    • Planning Permission: Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many planning decisions made by (a) himself and (b) the planning inspectorate have been subject to judicial review...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local plans have been (a) submitted, (b) examined and (c) found to be legally compliant and sound in each of...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many days on average (a) it took for planning inspectors to examine a local plan and (b) there were between a...

      Garden Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to undertake a value for money assessment of funding allocated to local authorities for garden...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that legacy payments from the New Homes Bonus accumulated over the last four year...

      Social Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the spare room subsidy on trends in the level of empty properties.

      Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of football stadiums in the UK nominated for designation as assets...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Nuclear Reactors: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what dates safety cases for the operation of the PWR2 Steam Raising Plant were submitted by his Department for regulatory approval.

    • Trident Submarines: Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contingency plans he has put in place to monitor the integrity of the fuel elements in Vanguard submarine reactors.

      HMS Vengeance: Damage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the news article entitled Nuclear patrol submarine returning to base with unusual amount of damage, published by The Telegraph on 6...

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money his Department has allocated for preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal to date; how much of that funding has been made by...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how hearing is tested in assessments for personal independence payment.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the level of social exclusion is in rural areas; and what recent assessment she has made of the...

      Employment: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of policies to help former prisoners find employment.

      Universal Credit: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has given to Jobcentre staff on EEA Nationals’ entitlement to universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people requested a mandatory reconsideration for (a) universal credit and (b) PIP in 2018; and how many of those mandatory...

      Child Tax Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families (a) will and (b) will not be exempt from the two-child tax credit cap in (i) Motherwell and Wishaw, (ii) North Lanarkshire...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 9 January 2019 to Question 205829, Children; Maintenance, how many non-compliant parents were disqualified...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many badgers were vaccinated for TB in the last year for which information is available.

    • Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) make footpaths more accessible to people with restricted mobility and (b) create new...

      Air Pollution: Ammonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department’s report entitled, Air quality: explaining air pollution – at a glance,...

      Packaging: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to local authorities of the collection and disposal of packaging waste.

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to publish its consultation on introducing consistent recyclable packaging material funded by...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2019 to Question 206400 on Beverage Containers: Recycling, if he will (a) set a target...

  • Home Office

    • Offences against Children: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether provisions will be included in the Online Harms White Paper to require social media platforms to invest in preventative measures to...

    • Home Office: Brexit

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

      Asylum: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time is for his Department to establish that an applicant for asylum has been a victim of trafficking.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has plans to increase the number of patrols of the English Channel to deter crossings by asylum-seekers and migrants...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU citizens will be eligible to apply for the increased post-study work period that is included in the Immigration White Paper.

      Ministry of Defence: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times his Department has request assistance from the Ministry of Defence on immigration matters in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017,...

      Undocumented Migrants: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle illegal migration as a result of potential increased congestion at Calais in the event that the UK leaves...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the settled status scheme will apply in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice the Government is providing to employers on employing non-UK EU nationals in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Schools: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Disclosure and Barring Service holds statistics on the number of volunteers in schools and how many of those volunteers are...

      Proscribed Organisations: Fund Raising

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of members of proscribed groups to raise funds via Paypal and Patreon.

      Pro-Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what grounds Pro-Force Limited was investigated by the then Gangmasters Licensing Authority in 2015; and what the outcome was of that...

      Pro-Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority has ever taken action against Pro-Force Limited.

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in January 2019.

    • Broadband: Scotland

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the roll-out of broadband in Scotland.

      Universal Credit: Scotland

      What assessment he has made of the effect on low-income families of the roll-out of universal credit in Scotland.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Cars: Export Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal how much the tariff at World Trade Organisation rates would be on exporting a...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the political agreement reached with the EU on 26 November 2018 still holds.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

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

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

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

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with representatives from the Trades Union Congress on the effect of the Government's proposed...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government plans to replicate in full EU directive 157 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU within UK legislation...

      Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, at how many (a) official level and (b) ministerial level meetings between the Government and the EU the Northern Ireland backstop has...

      Immigration Controls: Calais

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Exiting the EU to the Committee on Exiting...

      Emigration: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, in which European Union member states do British citizens have to register their details with the Government upon moving to that country.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether all international treaty and non-treaty arrangements in which the UK participates through membership of the EU will be...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will publish the visits undertaken by each Trade Envoy since October 2018.

    • Overseas Trade: Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to support UK companies to export to Asia.

  • Prime Minister

    • Immigration and Refugees

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she discussed refugees and migrants seeking to migrate to the UK during her recent meetings with European leaders.

  • House of Commons Commission

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much money his Department has allocated for preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal to date; how much of that funding has...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will allocate additional funds to charities supporting abused women to gain (a) employment and (b) training.

  • Department for Transport

    • Shipping: Arctic

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the grounding of trawler Northguider between Spitsbergen and Nordaustlandet; and what...

    • London-Exeter Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the stretches of single track railway between Waterloo and Exeter on the movement of passengers and freight...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electronic Commerce: Unfair Practices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to tackle unfair market practices by e-commerce companies that run online marketplaces; and whether they will ban such companies from...

    • Digital Competition Expert Panel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the outcome of their review into the UK’s competition tools in the context of digital markets.

      Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve labour productivity in the UK.

      Universities: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to prevent any funding shortfall for UK universities by introducing domestic funding to replace research income from the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • South Sudan: Conflict Resolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of the harassment and abuse of monitors from the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and...

    • Singapore: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations were made by the Foreign Secretary to the government of Singapore during his visit in January 2019 to press for the abolition of the death...

      Saudi Arabia: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about the treatment of Samar Badawi, Shadan al-Onezi, Eman al-Nafjan, Loujain...

      Cameroon: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken over the past month to promote policy formulation within the Commonwealth and the UN in keeping with other commitments to peace making,...

      Cameroon: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which ministers have had direct discussion within the past month with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth about the conflict in Cameroon; when next they will...

      USA: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to increase co-operation with the United States in (1) the banking sector, and (2) the information and technologies sector after Brexit.

      North Korea: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Human Rights Watch into sexual violence against women in North Korea You Cry at Night but Don’t Know Why,...

      Chevening Scholarships Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 December 2018 (HL12221), whether they will now require applicants for Chevening Scholarships...

  • Department for Education

    • Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which universities or other higher education institutions they have consulted about adding music to their lists of facilitating subjects.

    • Children: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support is available for children who have a stutter.

      Travellers: Reading

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their Race Disparity Audits, what steps they are taking to ensure that educational institutions improve the standard of reading among Gypsies, Roma and...

      School Exclusions Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the review of school exclusion report was not released by their deadline of the end of 2018; and when they intend to publish that report.

      First Aid: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposal to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in schools will include academies and free schools.

      Children: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Western Australia’s policy to exempt parents from a criminal records check when volunteering in certain...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Birds of Prey: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to counter the unlawful killing of hen harriers.

    • Hares: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ban the shooting of hares in the breeding season.

      Fish: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, which three species of fish caught for commercial purposes in British waters are in shortest supply.

      Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the analysis by the Royal College of Physicians in their report Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution, published in February 2016,...

      Hares: Myxomatosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer from Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 28 December 2018 (HL12294), what assessment they have made of reports that the hare...

      Animals: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which category of individual, other than an official vet, will be designated as an authorised signatory for export health certificates to enable live animals to...

      Veterinary Medicine: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have made to enable veterinary medicines authorised for veterinary use by regulators in an EU Member State to be used in the UK in the event of a...

      Veterinary Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that there are enough vets in the UK to deal with any increased demands on veterinary care as a result of a no-deal Brexit.

  • Home Office

    • Visas: Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any adverse impact of current immigration policies (1) on Government supported projects designed to meet the challenges of the...

    • Visas: Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any adverse impact of current immigration policies on the provision of research in British universities into gender-based...

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