Written answers

Thursday, 17 January 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Disadvantaged

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

    • Accidents: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the March 2015 NICE Quality Standard, Falls in older people, updated in January 2017, if he will make an estimate of...

      Accidents: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many emergency hospital admissions relating to falls in older people there have been in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on whether decisions on the commissioning of fertility treatment should continue to be the responsibility of clinical...

      Mental Illness: Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of spending on community mental health teams since 2010-11.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure access to new digital services provided by the NHS by people that do not speak English as a first language.

      Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a requirement for practitioners of cosmetic interventions to receive...

      Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing an ombudsman to oversee the regulation of cosmetic procedures.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was spend per head of population on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services by each (a) Clinical Commissioning Group and (b)...

      NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many calls to 111 were abandoned in each month in 2018.

      Private Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of income from private patients at each NHS Trust for each of the last ten years for which records are available.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of nurses employed in the NHS per head of population for each of the last ten years for which...

      NHS: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of vacancies in the NHS by 2030 based upon workforce assumptions in the NHS Long Term Plan.

      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.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for (a) NHS treatment in A&E, (b) routine operations, and (c) cancer care.

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure services funded by the NHS uphold national learning disability improvement standards; and whether he...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference paragraph 1 of page 114 of the NHS Long-Term Plan, when he plans to (a) revoke the National Health Service (Procurement,...

      NHS: Training

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

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) monitor and (b) ensure that services funded by the NHS are compliant with national learning disability...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the cost of training a student midwife is paid by (a) the student, (b) his Department and (c) other sources.

      Maternity Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Ministerial Statement of 12 December 2018 on NHS Overseas Charging Regulations Review 2017, HCWS1174, what...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many student midwives were in receipt of a bursary in each academic year since 2016-17; what the average bursary paid to a student...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average cost to the NHS has been of employing a midwife on a full-time basis in each of the last five years.

      Midwives: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the reasons that midwives have provided for leaving NHS employment in each of the last five...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January to Question 205797 on Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit, when his Department plans to...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department's plans to ensure the supply of medicines in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal (a) have been or...

      Psychiatric Hospitals: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many child and adolescent mental health in-patient beds there were in England in each year from 2009 to 2018 inclusive.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on reducing rates of drug...

      NHS: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure the continued supply of medical food in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Mental Illness: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to review the 2010 Equality Act to ensure that there are sufficient protections for people who have mental...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 51 of the NHS Long Term Plan, when his Department plans to (a) start and (b) complete the roll-out the new CAMHS...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2018 to Question 206308 on Pregnancy: Mental Health Services, what funding his Departmental will...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Electoral Commission: Powers

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent discussions the Electoral Commission has had with the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Mental Health Services: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that everyone has access to mental health first aid in the workplace.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether non-UK citizens will be part of the test group that receive the new benefit as part of the roll-out of universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on the ability of asylum seekers to claim benefits...

      Motability: Brighton and Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the Brighton and Hove area have had their Motability car taken back while they are waiting for a personal independence...

      Barnardos: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government has taken in support of its work experience collaboration with Barnardos.

      Training: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work coaches currently work in UK prisons on a full-time basis.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for universal credit have been made in the Welsh language.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to provide transitional protection to people that will naturally migrate to universal credit as a result of a...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department will use to select the 10,000 people for managed migration test phase.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her oral answer of 7 January 2019 to Question 908384, Official Report, column 3, if she will published the updated guidance...

      Occupational Pensions Scheme Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government has plans to respond to the report entitled, Review of Survivor Benefits in Occupational Pension Schemes, published in...

      Notice Boards: Fire Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the Health and Safety Executive will undertake an investigation to determine whether notice boards in workplaces including schools,...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been granted permission to work in the UK while their cases are being considered in each of the last five years.

    • Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of criminal gangs operating across county lines.

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of waiving the Immigration Health Surcharge for non-EEA nursing staff.

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish details of the Windrush compensation scheme following the Government's consultation on that scheme.

      Asylum: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what financial support the Government has allocated to Staffordshire County Council in support of caring for unaccompanied (a) adult and (b)...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of premium service spousal visa applications for settlement in the UK were processed by UK Visas and...

      Social Media: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what statutory options for the regulation of social media companies his Department plans to include in the White Paper on online harm.

      Undocumented Migrants: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January to Question 206043 on Undocumented Migrants: Boats, for what reason his Department does not routinely...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the risks of smart home and internet-connected devices being used to enable domestic violence.

      Police: Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the announcement entitled, National operation to retest manipulated forensic samples continues, published by the National...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it remains his Department's policy to consider an asylum-seeker's claim for asylum less favourably if that person did not claim...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his is taking to ensure a smooth transition in the transfer of asylum accommodation contracts; and if he will make a statement.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long it is taking on average to process applications made by EU nationals to the pilot EU settled status scheme.

      High Rise Flats: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of fires in (a) publicly and (b) privately owned high rise residential blocks in each of the last 20...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Answer of 10 December 2018 to Question 198924 on Immigration: EU Nationals, which private sector organisations could be involved...

      Detection Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of unsolved crime in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the UK.

      Entry Clearances: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any changes have been made to the operational roll-out of Operation Gull in Northern Ireland as an Immigration Enforcement...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the total number of alcohol-related crimes committed in each year since 2010.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government's white paper on The UK’s future skills-based immigration system, published in December 2018, whether...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for permanent residence documents by EU Citizens exercising treaty rights as self-sufficient people or students have...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • EU Grants and Loans: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate her Department has made of the amount of funding Northern Ireland has received from (a) grants from the EU and (b) loans from the...

  • Treasury

    • Ramsgate Port

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the customs code for the Channel ports will be extended to the Port of Ramsgate.

    • Licensed Premises: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has plans to assess the eligibility of music venues for discounted business rates.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money has been raised for the public purse from vehicle excise duties from the Greater London Authority area in each year for which information is...

      Licensed Premises: Music

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the level of business rates on the financial viability of small music venues.

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution on the motion on Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 on 10 January 2019, Official Report,...

      Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution on the motion on Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 on 10th January 2019, Official Report,...

      Office of Tax Simplification: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many candidates in addition to Bill Dodwell were interviewed for the role of Tax Director of the Office of Tax Simplification.

      Revenue and Customs: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the announcement that the Peterlee HMRC office closure will be delayed, which other HMRC offices will have their closures delayed; and if...

      Transport: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the most recent meeting was held under the auspices of the Border Delivery Group with ports and airports in Northern Ireland.

      Coinage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent on designing the commemorative 50p coin to mark the UK leaving the EU.

      Coinage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Royal Mint have for the commemorative 50p coin to mark the UK leaving the EU in the event that the date of the UK leaving the EU is postponed.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his Department’s policy to provide additional fiscal support to providers of public services should their costs change as a result of...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) large and (b)medium-sized companies have used HMRC's profit diversion compliance facility in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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

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

    • National Lottery: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will implement a review of the misuse of lottery grants for political and issue-based lobbying.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fracking: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many employees the new Shale Environmental Regulator Group plans to employ.

    • Fracking: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what is the annual cost to the public purse will be of the Shale Environmental Regulator Group.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of (a) how widespread social exclusion is in rural areas and (b) the...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of Toshiba’s withdrawal from development of a...

      Green Deal Scheme: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ban businesses found to have mis-sold green deal products from setting up (a) similar and (b)...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average length of time is from submission of an application under the renewable heat incentive scheme for the...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many outstanding decision notices on applications under the renewable heat incentive scheme for the installation of...

      Notice Boards: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Office for Product Safety and Standards will investigate the manufacture, importation and installation of notice...

      Business: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate it has made of the amount of money spent by businesses in the 4th Quarter of 2018 on preparing for...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to Answer of 11 January 2019 to Question 206287 on Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:...

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many officials in his Department are assigned to work on fire safety and issues related to the Grenfell Tower fire.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what conclusions he has made on the extent of non-ACM flammable cladding in high rise buildings following the...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of the future difficulties that may potentially arise from the ban on...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement on 29 November 2018 on Grenfell update, HCWS1126, how much money his...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department entered into in 2006.

    • Armed Forces: Mefloquine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to reach a final conclusion on the effect on veterans' health of the issuing of Larium to them while they were in the Armed Forces.

      Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK-supplied military equipment has been used by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territories since February 2018.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on challenging incursions into Gibraltar Territorial Waters by Spanish state vessels.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what actions UK (a) armed forces units and (b) vessels are permitted to take in order to challenge incursions into Gibraltar Territorial Waters by...

      Navy: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether units in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines receive regular training in the use and operation of paintball weapons.

      Government Departments: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether military planners have been seconded to other Departments to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.

  • Scotland Office

    • Exports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the value is of exports of goods and services from Scotland which are currently governed by WTO rules.

    • Scotland Office: Disadvantaged

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

      Scotland Office: Brexit

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

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many specialist trade negotiators have been appointed by his Department in each month since July 2016.

    • Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January to Question 205795 on Department for International Trade: Brexit, when his Department plans to publish...

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the level of social exclusion is in rural areas; and what assessment his Department has made of...

    • Motor Vehicles: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce noise pollution emitted from car exhausts.

      A34: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve safety on the A34 in Oxfordshire.

      Cherwell Valley Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September to Question 167383 on Cherwell Valley Railway Line: Electrification, when he expects the publication of the...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the implementation of part-time season tickets on the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) franchise will require in-franchise changes to the...

      Electric Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will include the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle sector on the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce.

      Ports: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the average time taken for a freight carrier to pass through a UK port in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and...

      Road Traffic Control: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Highways England carried out a formally authorised Walking, Cycling and Horseriding Assessment and Review of the proposed alternatives to the...

      Railways: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the report of the Rail Decarbonisation Taskforce.

      South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance he had issued to the operator of the Southeastern rail franchise in relation to potential disruption as a result of a requirement for...

      Ramsgate Port: Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of dredging for the Port of Ramsgate; and whether that cost is included in the funding of the contract awarded...

      Ramsgate Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) new or (b) reconstituted border inspection facilities at the Port of Ramsgate.

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much (a) Deloitte, (b) Slaughter and May and (c) Mott MacDonald were paid to undertake due diligence assessment work as part of the freight ferry...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding has been provided to the London Borough of Redbridge to tackle potholes in each year since 2010; and how that funding compares with the...

      Motorcycles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 189742 to Question 189742 on Motorcycles: Safety, when he plans to publish the refreshed Road Safety Statement.

      Airports: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2019 to Question 205973 on Airports: Unmanned Air Vehicles, what consultations the Government undertook prior to...

      Goring and Streatley Station: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the status is of the application made under the Access for All programme in relation to Goring and Streatley station.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Libya: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the (a) timing, (b) UK representation and (c) UK objectives for the UN-led national...

    • USA: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2018 to Question 196147 on USA: State Visits and with reference to his Department's data...

      Egypt: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on the welfare of Nubian people residing in Egypt.

      Sudan: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Sudanese counterpart on the welfare of Nubian people residing in Sudan.

      Sudan: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for British foreign policy of the decision of President Bashir of Sudan...

      Guatemala: Politics And Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of effect on Guatemala of that country's withdrawal from the International Commission...

      Philippines: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Philippines on the safety of human rights defenders in that country.

      Syria: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on which UK-supplied military equipment has been used by Turkey in Syria.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the letter to him of 27 September 2018 from Marom UK on Marom Budapest and its community centre Aurora, what...

      Sudan: Arrests and Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) level of violence and (b) number of arrests currently occurring in Sudan.

      Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the UK Government is making and to whom on behalf of British citizens who travelled to Syria for...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department is spending on a public information campaign to prepare people for the potential effects of the UK...

      Thailand: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with representatives of the Government of Thailand on the political situation in that country.

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the number of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya.

      Papua: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Indonesian Government on the escalation of violence in West Papua at the end of 2018...

      Royal Family: Official Gifts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on gifts for members of the Royal Family to disburse in each year since 2009.

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of British citizens who have died abroad as a result of (a) murder and (b)...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department are working on his Department’s plans for the UK to leave the EU.

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Government of Turkey on its international obligations to maintain...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was paid in (a) tuition fee loans and (b) maintenance loans with respect to students undertaking undergraduate midwifery courses (a) in total...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have held with stakeholders from the...

      Schools: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether schools in Scotland receive funding from his Department for English children who attend those schools.

      Special Educational Needs: Autism

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

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of men working in early years education.

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on the public purse of replacing university maintenance grants with larger maintenance loans in every year...

      Notice Boards: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will conduct a comparative fire risk assessment of school notice boards which meet European BS EN 13501 (a) class B and (b) class E standard;...

      Department for Education: Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff at the (a) Education and Skills Funding Agency, (b) Equality and Human Rights Commission, (c) Standards and Testing Agency, (d) Student...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students aged 16 to 19 are eligible for (a) free school meals and (b) free meals in further education.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money was paid back from student loan repayments in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Disadvantaged

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

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to restrict the tethering of (a) horses and (b) other animals; and if he will make a...

      Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of the higher level Environmental Stewardship Agreement which have lasted for 10 years were amended as a result of...

      Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many higher level environmental stewardship agreements have completed 10 years and of these how many have had (a) one,...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the £3.5 million to improve air quality has been spent to date and on what measures; how much money...

      Reindeer: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many reindeer in how many consignments and from which countries were imported into the UK in 2018; and if he will make a...

      Reindeer: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many reindeer in how many consignments and to which countries were exported from the UK in 2018; and if he will make a...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase plastic reprocessing in the UK.

      Waste: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the amount of waste that the UK exports.

      Sheep Meat: Northumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to support the Northumbrian lamb industry in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a...

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      When his Department plans to respond to its consultation entitled Food labelling: amending laws.

      *No heading*

      What recent discussions he has had with the Foreign Secretary on the protection of endangered species.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Anguilla: Saint Martin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the merits of the proposal from the Government of Anguilla for a customs union and common travel area...

    • Brexit: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of no-deal contingency planning in the West Midlands.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, in what ways he plans to provide people with information on how to prepare for the UK leaving the EU; and if he will make a statement.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) European Commission, (b) European Universities Association and (c) Secretary of State...

      Social Services: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of state for Health and Social Care and (b) Secretary of State for Housing,...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions his Department had with the Prime Minister's office on the content of the Prime Minister's Brexit speech in Stoke-on-Trent on 14 January 2019.

    • Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many meetings he has had with the First Minister of Wales since the Welsh Assembly voted to reject the Withdrawal Agreement on 4 December 2018.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Family Courts: Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many parents had no representation at a family court case relating to a child in each year since 2010.

    • Prison Service: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training is required for prison service staff to be eligible for the required hours addition allowance.

      Offenders: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of female offenders who have been unable to enter employment upon leaving prison.

      Offenders: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many female offenders who have received more than one custodial sentence since 2010 were unemployed when they re-offended.

      Ministry of Justice: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2018 to Question 189764 on Ministry of Justice: Research, if he will publish the central record of his...

      Young Offenders: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours of education on average each week young people received in each secure training centre in each of the last five years.

      Press Recognition Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason the Press Recognition Panel was added to his Ministerial responsibilities; and what assessment he has made of the effect of that...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to respond to Question 192923, on 19 November 2018, asked by the hon. Member for Brighton Pavilion.

    • Cabinet Office: Brexit

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

      British-Irish Council

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether a date has been set for the next meeting of the British-Irish Council.

      Civil Contingencies Secretariat: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people currently work in the civil contingencies secretariat.

      Civil Contingencies Secretariat: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the civil contingencies secretariat budget was for (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19.

      Travellers: Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether Gypsy and Irish Traveller communities are classified as being specific communities in need of supported participation with the 2021 census; and...

      Travellers: Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Roma will be classified as a specific community in need of supported participation in the 2021 census, and what steps his Department is...

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January to Question 205794 on Cabinet Office: Brexit, when his Department plans to publish the data transparency releases...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what dates he has held meetings with his European counterparts on the UK's continued partnership with the EU on cyber-related matters in the event...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which government strategic suppliers have provided living wills.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the previous holder of the role of Crown Representative to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises left that role.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the military planners sent to Departments to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a deal are answerable to the Ministers of those Departments.

      Royal Family: Official Gifts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on gifts for members of the Royal Family to disburse in each year since 2009.

      Urban Areas

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which (a) towns or cities and (b) other bodies have sought permission from his Department to use the word Royal in a proposed name since 1 January...

      Urban Areas

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria his Department apply when determining whether to grant permission to an external body seeking to use the word Royal in a proposed name.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the loop system in the House of Commons...

    • Parliamentary Estate: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, for what reasons the Commission has restricted the sale of alcohol in parliamentary...

      House of Commons Annunciator System: Mobile Phones

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans he has to make the information displayed on the House of Commons Annunciator...

      House of Commons Annunciator System

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, when the display and software for the House of Commons Annunciator was last updated; and...

      Parliamentary Estate: Security

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent assessment the Commission has made of the efficiency of call-handling...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of auctions to award rail franchises; and whether they intend to use the same process to award future franchises.

    • London-Exeter Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of upgrading all of the railway line between Waterloo and Exeter to double track.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, before awarding Seaborne Freight a contract to provide additional shipping services to and from Ramsgate in the event of a no deal Brexit, they...

      Ramsgate Port: Channel Ferries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which ferries are planned to operate the Ramsgate–Ostend route from 30 March 2019; where and when they were built; whether they will conform to the...

      Railway Stations: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what derogations from EU legislation the UK has in respect of the heights of platforms at UK railway stations.

      Airports: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce urgent legislation to immediately implement a five-kilometre drone exclusion zone as proposed by the British Airline Pilots...

      Channel Ferries: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter sent by the President of Getlink to the Secretary of State for Transport on 2 January, whether (1) the provision of £103 million to...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to amend the rail franchise bidding process and franchise specification to require bidders for a franchise to assess the scope for...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will cease repatriation charges for women and girls escaping forced marriage abroad.

    • European Economic Area and European Free Trade Association

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement, published on 20 December 2018, constitutes a treaty for the purposes of the Constitutional Reform and...

      North Korea: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK's Ambassador to North Korea has presented a copy of the report by Human Rights Watch into sexual violence against women in North Korea You Cry...

      China: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 December 2018 (HL12218), when they intend to respond to the interim judgment of the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current political situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo following the delay in the announcement of the results of...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish additional planning guidance to supplement the definition of affordable housing set out in the glossary of the revised National...

    • Sleeping Rough: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people sleeping rough in London from 21 December 2018 to 7 January 2019.

      Sleeping Rough: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many places in hostels in London were available for rough sleepers from 21 December 2018 to 7 January 2019; and what was their aggregate occupancy rate.

      Sleeping Rough: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many places are available in hostels in London for rough sleepers accompanied by a dog or dogs.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Civil Disorder

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to deploy armed forces to deal with civil disturbances after Brexit.

    • Army: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the National Audit Office Investigation into the British Army Recruiting Partnering Project, published on 14 December 2018, why...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the report by the National Audit Office Investigation into the British Army Recruiting Partnering Project, published on 14 December 2018, whether the...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the National Audit Office Investigation into the British Army Recruiting Partnering Project, published on 14 December 2018, what...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with supermarket retailers about the pricing of wrapped and unwrapped fruits and vegetables.

    • Ramsgate Port: Dredging

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have carried out an environmental impact assessment of the current dredging of the channel at the Port of Ramsgate; if so, whether, and...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to promote UK–EU cooperation on cybersecurity after the UK leaves the EU, including compliance with the proposed establishment of...

    • Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they plan to include in their forthcoming Online Harms white paper to mitigate against the risks of new types of harms such as (1) stolen data, (2)...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Children’s Commissioner about mystery boxes in online games; and whether those boxes encourage online gambling...

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