Written answers

Monday, 21 January 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Channel Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what procurement process his Department used to contract (a) DFDS, (b) Seaborne Freight and (c) Brittany Ferries to provide extra roll-on roll-off...

    • Motor Vehicles: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to review the law governing the maximum power of undipped headlights on motor vehicles.

      Dover Port: Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the assessments that the Government has commissioned since the 2016 EU referendum on the effect of additional customs checks at...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has for the onward cascade and transfer of rolling stock between train operators in the event that there are delays to the...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on performance of the number of new trains planned to be introduced across the rail network between 2019 and...

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings his Department has held with freight operating companies on the potential need for additional freight services from Folkestone, Dover...

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Statement of 7 January 2019, Haulage Update, HCWS 1233, whether he has received any representations from cross channel...

      Dover Port: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of traffic using the Port of Dover is commercial through traffic from the Republic of Ireland.

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2019 to Question 205816 on walking, if he will provide a breakdown of the funding that is projected to be spent...

      Motorcycles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 6 of his Department's publication entitled Facts on motorcyclists casualties, published in June 2015, what the proportion is of...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2019 to Question 205987 on High Speed 2, when he plans to publish the barn owl mitigation plan.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) funding allocated by his Department for preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal and (b) proportion...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will extend the remit of the Rail Ombudsman to include oversight of train ticket selling platforms which are not operated by train operating...

      M180: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for how long lane closures will be in place on the M180 east of Scunthorpe; for what reason those lane closures have been introduced; and why work is...

      Motorcycles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what conclusions the Road Collision Investigation Project has made on road accidents involving motorcyclists.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the highest hourly rate paid for legal advice was by (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's arms...

    • Delivery Services: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the proportion of self-employed delivery drivers in London whose income is (a) equal to...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Written Statement of 18 December 2018 on Public Spending, HCWS 1205, if he will publish the...

      Limited Liability: Company Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total contribution to the public purse has been from fines charged to (a) Scottish, (b) English and (c)...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2017 to Question 206232 on Energy: Prices, what estimate he has made of the total...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the upgrading of old SMETS1 meters so they have SMETS2 functionality, which types of SMETS1 meters...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many solar-based projects were on the Renewal Energy Planning Database in each quarter of the last five years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • English Channel: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with French authorities on travel by migrants and asylum-seekers across the English Channel.

    • Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions has he had with his counterpart in (a) Morocco, (b) Algeria and (c) Libya about migrants and asylum-seekers...

      China: North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the recent bilateral discussions with the North Korean leader.

      Kenya: Politics and Government

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

      Nigeria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the strategic implications of the increased strength of armed insurgents in north-east Nigeria;...

      India: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Indian Government on the demolition of the homes of British and EU citizens in Daman, India.

      United Nations: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with United Nations representatives on the recent findings of a report from that organisation that...

      Laurent Gbagbo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the acquittal of Laurent Gbagbo on the efforts of the International...

      Omar al-Bashir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK allies that have failed to comply with the International Criminal Court arrest...

      Zimbabwe: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Zimbabwean counterpart on that country's obligations under international human rights...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the additional 345,00 children and young people with mental health problems expected to be...

    • Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help the NHS minimise the risk of a winter crisis as a result of flu-related hospital admissions.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the NHS meets its flu immunisation targets for at-risk groups this winter.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to increase flu vaccination coverage rates throughout the UK.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase take-up rates for the flu vaccination by (a) healthcare professionals; (b) at-risk...

      Emigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2018 to Question 202774 on Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry, what future support his...

      British Nationals Abroad: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which EU member states have indicated that UK citizens living in those countries would continue to be able to access local health...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment the Government has made of why uptake rates in groups eligible for free flu vaccination remain low.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to reduce patient notification errors due to NHS bodies having different communication systems.

      Health Services: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has undertaken to ensure that health services such as access to continuing healthcare plans are available to...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of full-time practising GPs in (a) Hull clinical commissioning group, (b) the...

      Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome (PGAS) have been recorded in each of the last five years; and how many PGAS...

      Sunbeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations of the World Health Organization report,...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Brexit

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

    • Wylfa Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with (a) ministerial colleagues, (b) his counterpart in the Japanese Government, and (c) representatives of Hitachi on...

  • Department for Education

    • Department of Education: Brexit

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

    • Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to tackle the increase in demand for children's social care in (a) London and (b) England.

      Apprentices: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help employers to ensure that apprenticeships provide an effective route into permanent employment for adults...

      Work Experience: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the supported internships scheme in helping young people diagnosed with autism achieve...

      Special Educational Needs: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effects of overcrowded living conditions on children with special educational needs.

      Pupils: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is taking steps to provide counselling for students in schools.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help provide classes for students with special needs in the schools of their choice.

      Students: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have taken up apprenticeships in each region in each of the last three years.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students did not get a grade 9-4 in their GCSE results in the 2017-18 academic year.

      Social Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much central government funding was allocated to local authority children and young people’s services in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018;...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the recommendations in the November 2018 report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Students entitled A...

      Children and Young People: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of any additional resources required to deliver an integrated care approach for 0-25 year olds with mental health problems...

      School Leaving: Food Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of students leaving secondary education with a knowledge of basic cooking skills.

      Carers: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the siblings of children with life threatening and terminal conditions are identified as young carers.

      Primary Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to primary schools seeking to achieve the goals set out for the PE and Sports Premium who wish to use that...

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2019 to Question 207155 on Adult Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase participation rates...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to develop an international student growth strategy.

      Speech Therapy: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many speech and language therapists work in virtual schools.

      Overseas Students: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2018 to Question 199286 on Overseas Students: Immigration, what criteria are used to assess whether a student...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) students and (b) students eligible for free school meals studied GCSE computer science in each year since 2012.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) students and (b) students eligible for free school meals studied A Level computer science in each year since 2012.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on health and safety conditions at HMP Grendon of the decision by HMPPS not to require at least two staff per...

    • Forensic Science: Misconduct

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

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average duration of the appeal procedure in 2018 against first-instance decisions was for (a) all nationalities, (b) Syrian appellants, (c)...

      Young Offender Institutions: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of young offenders in each Young Offenders Institution were allowed (a) weekly visits, (b) a visit every two weeks and (c) more than one...

      Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on the prison estate of the resources allocated to the 10 Prisons Programme.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of staff shortages by prison in the wider prison estate resulting from resources being deployed as part of the...

      Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on additional funding to roll-out the 10 Prisons Programme throughout the prison estate.

      Prisoners: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many armed forces veterans were in prison on 25 December 2018.

      Prisoners: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many compensation claims were won by prisoners for loss or damage to their property held by the prison service in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number and proportion of female prisoners in England and Wales who committed an offence to support the drug...

      Victim Support: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, who the 11 organisations are that Victim Support will be working with to provide support for those bereaved by murder and manslaughter.

      Wills: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of people over the age of 70 that have not made a will.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been engaged in work at Commercial Prison Industries' (a) DHL Workshop, (b) LMB Workshop, (c) Census Data Workshop and (d)...

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents at HMP Berwyn were referred to the police in 2018.

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people (a) attempted and (b) succeeded in taking their own lives in each prison in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of prisoners per 100,000 people in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the last six years.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports

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

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) value of Raytheon Paveway laser-guided bombs that have been approved for export to Saudi...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much money his Department has allocated for preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal to date; how...

    • Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulations 2012, what the average time is between submitting an...

      Local Government Finance: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the request made in November 2018 by hon. Members representing Birmingham to meet to...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions has his Department has with the Local Government Association on funding for local authorities.

      Social Rented Housing: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) tenants of social housing feel safe and (b) people carrying out...

      Social Rented Housing: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department takes steps to tackle the use of drugs in social housing; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fire Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has a policy of replacing fire alarms every few years in its properties.

      Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason the rating assessment for unbundled local copper loops included a concession that was not available to...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will provide a timetable for announcing the Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Parking Offences: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to protect vulnerable road users from inappropriate parking penalties in private car parks.

      Parking: General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of use of private parking operators by GP surgeries.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2019 to Question 207170 on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, if he will list the (a)...

      Local Government Services: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2019 to Question 207293 on Local Government Services: EU Nationals, whether...

      Public Lavatories: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, who was awarded the £70,000 contract to develop an online map to help carers and disabled people find Changing...

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his Department's devolution framework.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2018 to Question 185063 on armed forces: coroners, what the timetable is for the consultation on whether to publish...

    • Defence Policy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence he will publish more details on the timescale and implementation for the Defence Policy Board as set out in his Department’s report on the...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department plans to take to resolve the matter of around £25 million a year being allocated from the public purse to rent disused,...

      RAF Northolt: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to upgrade the existing runway and install new Arrestor Beds to comply with military aeronautical authority regulations at RAF...

      Navy: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many reservists at each rank are serving on Her Majesty's Ships on operational duty.

      Republic of Ireland: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Irish citizens have joined the British armed forces in each of the last 10 years.

      Nigeria: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is giving to the Nigerian Government to repel attacks by armed insurgents in north-east Nigeria.

      Service Complaints Ombudsman: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his letter of 15 January 2019 in relation to Question 196768, what steps he is taking to ensure the number of full-time investigation...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

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

    • Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with Plumbing Pensions (UK) Ltd on its decision to issue section 75 employer debt notices to employers who have...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Bristol South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many ESA50 forms were issued by her Department to residents of Bristol South constituency in each month from June to November 2017.

      Universal Credit: Bristol South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many UC50 forms were issued by her Department to residents of Bristol South constituency in each month from June to November 2018.

      Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to celebrate the achievements of people with learning disabilities and autism (a) in employment and (b) outside of...

      Escape Rooms: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the safety of escape rooms in the UK following deaths in a Polish escape room on 6 January 2019.

      Veterans: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what specific consideration is given to the effect of (a) PTSD and (b) other mental health issues when assessing the needs of veterans.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 20 December 2018, Personal Independence Payment, HCWS 1224, what resources are being redirected...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2019 to Question 206466 on Universal Credit: Disability, what estimate she has made of the cost of...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether auditors from her Department have the authority to instruct health professionals to make mandatory (a) specific and (b) general...

      Independent Assessment Services: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many health professionals from Independent Assessment Services have been (a) dismissed and (b) referred for further training as a result...

      Jobcentre Plus: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobcentre plus staff (a) joined and (b) left employment with jobcentre plus in each of the last four years.

      Social Security Benefits: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department issues to staff dealing with applications for benefit by people diagnosed with brain tumour; and if she will...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to assess the number of eligible applicants who do not complete their application for universal credit.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the total cost to the public purse of the appeals process for personal independence payments...

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2019 to Question 206815 on Independent Case Examiner, of the 2,514 cases closed following the High Court...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of forthcoming changes to universal credit entitlement for mixed-aged couples on their...

      Universal Credit: Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2019 to Question 207224 on Universal Credit: Support for Mortgage Interest, what assessment he has made...

      Universal Credit: Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2019 to Question 207224 on Universal Credit: Support for Mortgage Interest, what the policy objective is...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money his Department has allocated for preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal to date; how much of...

    • Immigration Controls: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which ports with regular ferry services to the UK he plans to designate as EU Border Inspection Posts by 29 March 2019.

      Recycling: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 190926 on Recycling: EU Law, if he will publish the (a) timetable (b)...

      Environment Protection: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to ensure that environmental regulations remain equal to those set by the EU after the UK...

      Manufacturing Industries: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to promote the increased use of (a) recyclable and (b) repairable components in manufacturing.

      Recycling: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) increase recycling to 65 per cent of waste and (b) reduce landfill to 10 per cent...

      Domestic Appliances: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to maintain consumer protections in relation to the right to repair of electrical products...

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will ban live animal exports from UK ports in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Newcastle Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the risk of Newcastle disease in the UK; what advice he is giving to reduce such a...

      Ivory: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to suspend the importation of trophies from ivory-bearing animals such as the hippopotamus until the...

      Lead: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent research he has commissioned on the effect of the use of lead shot on the environment; and whether he has plans...

  • Home Office

    • Violent and Sex Offender Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment the Department has made of the ability of the police service to manage caseloads involving registered sex offenders.

    • Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many premium service spousal visa applications for settlement in the UK have been processed in each month from January 2018 to January 2019.

      Violent and Sex Offender Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of home visits that the police have made to registered sex offenders in the last...

      National Police Chiefs' Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2019 to Question 203400, whether he has met the NPCC Brexit Implementation Team on contingency planning...

      National Police Chiefs' Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what requests for additional funding his Department has received from the NPCC Brexit Contingency Planning Team for the safety net model to...

      National Police Chiefs' Council: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) officers and (b) staff from (i) police forces, (ii) the National Crime Agency and (iii) the national Criminal Records Office...

      Home Office: Brexit

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

      Refugees: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the British Red Cross report entitled Still an ordeal: the move-on period for new refugees published in December 2018, if...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been (a) transferred to the UK and (b) allocated a place but not yet been transferred to the UK under section 67 of...

      Police: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police working dogs have been successfully re-homed in the last five years.

      Children: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children are currently supported by Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTA); and what was the (a) mean average, (b) longest...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to review the option of introducing a post-study work visa allowing up to two years of work experience for international...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the current system of credibility interviews within the student immigration system is (a)...

      Educational Testing Service: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date his Department awarded ETS a contract to undertake English language tests for overseas students.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will commission an independent review of the (a) adequacy, (b) cost effectiveness and (c) effect on the diversity of students of...

      National County Lines Coordination Centre: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 10 January 2019 and 9 October 2018 to Questions 205811 and 173497, if he will publish a breakdown of the number...

      Refugees: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of people with refugee status in the UK who are graduates.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what are the minimum standards of (a) physical accommodation and (b) assistance G4S are required to provide to asylum seekers under the...

      *No heading*

      What plans his Department has to maximise opportunities for qualified EU health workers to work in the NHS after the UK leaves the EU.

      *No heading*

      What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on his Department’s priorities.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to tackle domestic abuse.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on facilitating health professionals in England to...

    • Developing Countries: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to improve mental health provision in low and middle income countries.

      Department for International Development: Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff at the (a) Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK, (b) Independent Commission for Aid Impact and (c) Government...

      Department for International Development: Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff at the (a) Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK, (b) Independent Commission for Aid Impact and (c) Government...

      Nigeria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what additional aid she will make available to support civilians forced to flee their homes to Monguno and Maiduguri following recent...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2018 to Question 200063 on Palestinians: Schools, whether her Department has commissioned the...

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the health and well being of displaced Syrian refugees living in refugee camps during...

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

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

  • Cabinet Office

    • Honours

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether in the past 24 months the Queen has declined any of the the Forfeiture Committee’s recommendations for the forfeiture of a person's honour.

    • Lord-lieutenants: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much money from the public purse was spent by each of the Lords Lieutenants on (a) travel, (b) hospitality, (c) clothing and (d) other costs in...

      Lord-lieutenants: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Lords Lieutenants have an ethnicity other than white British.

      Royal Warrants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many royal warrants are extant for (a) HM The Queen, (b) the Duke of Edinburgh and (c) the Prince of Wales.

      Royal Warrants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the process is to determine whether to grant a request for a royal warrant.

      Royal Warrant Holders Association

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what procedure is in place to ensure that members of the Royal Warrant Holders Association do not use their membership of that body to disadvantage...

      Royal Household: Royal Warrants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether goods obtained by the Royal Household from Royal Warrant holders are obtained at the normal commercial rate.

      Royal Warrants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Royal Warrants have been withdrawn in each year since 2008; and if he will list those that have been withdrawn.

      Vijay Patel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he had discussions with the Honours committees in advance of the OBE appointment of Vijay Patel in the New Year’s Honours list 2019.

      Unemployed People: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many young unemployed people have speech, language and communication needs.

      Business: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect on business confidence in Northern Ireland of the backstop provisions in the Government's proposed EU...

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January to Question 205796 on Treasury: Brexit, when his Department plans to publish the data transparency releases referred...

    • Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding allocation Scotland will receive as a result of Barnett formula determinations on spending in preparation for the UK leaving the EU without a...

      British Telecom: Broadband

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, from what date was BT’s Next Generation Access lines assessed separately for business rates from the rest of the BT network.

      Import Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of an increase in non-tariff barriers on consumer prices in the event of the UK leaving the EU without...

      Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to protect consumers from high risk pay-day loans.

      VAT: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2019 to Question 207321, for what reasons that answer did not provide an estimate of what proportion of eligible...

      Football Pools: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the (a) finances and (b) usage of the football pools of the reduction in the pools duty from 15 per cent to...

      Football Pools: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on reducing the Pools Duty to 10 per cent, and if he will make a statement.

      Loan Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that loans provided (a) under English law and (b) by UK-based companies to (i) governments and (ii) with government...

      Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on (a) GDP and (b) wages in Northern Ireland of the backstop provisions contained in the Government's proposed EU...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Film: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) financial effect and (b) effect on diversity in the film industry of the Film...

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Brussels

      To ask the Prime Minister, what estimate she has made of the total emissions created by her flights to Brussels since 1 October 2018.

    • Poverty: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Prime Minister, if she will appoint a Minister with responsibility for poverty and hunger.

      Wylfa Power Station

      To ask the Prime Minister, if she will publish the minutes of her meeting with Japanese Prime MInister Shinzō Abe on 10 January 2019 on the proposed Wylfa Newydd power plant.

  • Department for Transport

    • Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost to public expenditure of repatriating to the UK customers of Monarch Airlines; and what contribution to this cost they...

    • Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to paragraph 4.3 of their consultation Aviation 2050—the future of UK aviation (Cm 9714), published on 17 December, whether (1) a third runway...

      Gatwick Airport Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 11 December 2018 (HL11834), in view of the proportion of airport passengers using Gatwick Airport railway...

      Motor Vehicles: Tyres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 10 December 2018 (HL11832), how many roadside checks, which involved checks on whether buses, coaches, or...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 18 December 2018 (HL12016), what value was put on a life lost, or a serious injury, in coming to a decision...

      Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with the EU to provide reassurance to airlines about their flying rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

      Ramsgate Port: Channel Ferries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with the Mayor of Ostend before awarding a contract to Seaborne Freight to operate ferry services from Ramsgate to Ostend from 29...

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the award of the shipping contract to Seaborne Freight to operate ferry services between Ramsgate and Ostend meets EU state aid and competition rules; what...

      Channel Ferries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the additional ferry services they have contracted in the event of a no-deal Brexit on their agreements with...

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Trade Bill

      To ask the Leader of the House why dates for the committee stage of the Trade Bill in the House of Lords were not scheduled more quickly after the bill's second reading.

    • Trade Bill

      To ask the Leader of the House how many days of committee stage she estimates will be required for the Trade Bill; and when she anticipates the committee stage being completed.

      Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Leader of the House what estimate she has made of the parliamentary time required in the House of Lords to complete the remaining Brexit related bills before 29 March 2019; and whether...

      Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Leader of the House whether she intends to invite the House of Lords to sit on Fridays until 29 March in order to allow time for proper scrutiny of pre-Brexit legislation.

      Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Leader of the House whether she intends to invite the House to sit on Saturdays until 29 March in order to allow time for proper scrutiny of pre-Brexit legislation.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with the government of Israel about proposed changes to land ownership in relation to the sale of church properties in Israel.

    • Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding its frequent incursions into Gaza and of any associated destruction of farmland and crops.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about that government's decision to lower prison standards for Palestinian prisoners held in...

      Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the blog by Saferworld Arms Trade Treaty report card for 2018: must try harder, published on 31 October 2018;...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the safety and security of the Palestinian population following a reported increase in...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the protection of archaeological finds from the West Bank that are being displayed within Israel.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the treatment of Palestinians who have been shot and wounded by the Israeli Defence Force.

      Israeli Settlements: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel following reports of attacks against Palestinian farmers and shepherds by Israeli settlers in...

      Israeli Settlements: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to protect Palestinians in the West Bank whose land is being used by Israeli settlers to build new settlements under the protection...

      Cuba: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 December 2018 (HL12125), what recent assessment they have made of the standard of protection for...

      Saudi Arabia: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their representations to the government of Saudi Arabia about the continued detention of women convicted of driving before the ban was lifted, what...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they are taking, in conjunction with governments which have not intervened in the Syrian civil war, to secure the release of all detainees held by the...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what updated information they have on the conditions in which Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is being held in Iran and on the prospects for her release.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether ISIS will regroup if United States troops are withdrawn from Syria; and if that is their assessment, how long they...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they were first made aware of the decision by the government of the United States to withdraw all United States troops from Syria announced by President Trump...

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current political situation in Iraq; what progress has been made in the formation of the government; and what...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Bahrain about the release of Sayed Nazar Alwadaei, Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor and Hajar Mansoor Hassan,...

      Pakistan: Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees about asylum seekers from Pakistani religious minorities who...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the supply of medicines into the UK will not be disrupted as a result of Brexit; and what is the cost of any such steps.

    • Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 20 December (HL12267), whether there has been an increase or decrease in contraceptive uptake in the...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the letter sent by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of NHS England in November 2018, requiring Clinical Commissioning Groups to...

      NHS

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which professional associations the NHS consulted in developing the NHS Long Term Plan.

      Dental Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS registered dentists there currently are.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposed changes to the Human Medicines Regulation 2012, as outlined in the document Further guidance note on the regulation of medicines, medical...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to the proposed changes to the Human Medicines Regulation 2012, as outlined in the document Further guidance note on the regulation of medicines,...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the “Serious Shortage Protocol”, as set out in the document Further guidance note on the regulation of medicines, medical devices and...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will be conducting a full impact assessment of the effect on patients of the proposed changes to the Human Medicines Regulation 2012, as outlined in...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to the proposed changes to the Human Medicines Regulation 2012, as outlined in the document Further guidance note on the regulation of medicines,...

  • Department for International Development

    • Gaza: Public Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent assessment of the impact on public health in Palestine of (1) the reduction in food aid provided by the World Food Programme, and (2) the...

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in setting up, funding and leading the Inclusive Education Initiative as proposed at the Global Disability Summit in July 2018; and...

      Cameroon: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken during the past two weeks to ensure that shelter, food supplies, clean water and other essentials are being adequately provided for...

      Pakistan: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance they have provided to Christian groups in Pakistan in each year since 2009.

      Iraq: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance they have provided to Christian groups in Iraq in each year since 2003.

      World Bank: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make any representations to the government of the United States about the appointment of a new President of the World Bank, following the...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals from the UK's screen industries and others for reform of the apprenticeship levy to increase the numbers of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Islam: Legal Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ruling by the Grand Committee of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Molla Sali v. Greece on the application of...

    • Magistrates: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of magistrates required to be recruited over the next five years to maintain the present numbers; and...

      Criminal Proceedings: Interpreters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect to bring forward measures to ensure that Directive 2010/64/EU of the European Parliament, providing for the right to interpretation and...

  • Department for International Trade

    • General Agreement on Trade in Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which countries the UK has General Agreements on Trade in Services mode 4 commitments as part of trade deals.

    • Overseas Trade: Brazil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for growth in trade and investment between Brazil and the UK.

      Overseas Trade: Argentina

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for growth in trade and investment between Argentina and the UK.

  • Ministry of Defence

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the (1) percentage, and (2) number of Universal Credit claims that have not been paid in full within five weeks.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many, and what percentage of, Universal Credit claimants are on alternative payments arrangements.

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how are the salaries of employees on Universal Credit who are paid twice within a month, in particular over the Christmas period, being treated for the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether advance payments for Universal Credit are working.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fish: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of the Common Fisheries Policy to the preservation of fish stocks in British waters.

  • Home Office

    • Organised Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce organised acquisitive crime in rural areas.

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which non-EU countries’ citizens are currently granted visa-free access to the UK.

      Visas: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to the proposed time-limited visa route for temporary short-term workers described in The UK's future skills-based immigration system (Cm 9722),...

      Visas: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether temporary short-term workers who have availed themselves of the time-limited visa route described in The UK’s future skills-based immigration...

      Deportation: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the purpose of Operation Elucidate; when that Operation began; and whether that Operation is still active.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their white paper The UK’s future skills-based immigration system, published in December 2018 (Cm 9722), how they define “sustainable...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals from the Commonwealth Caribbean countries, who settled in the UK before 1973, have been determined as eligible for compensation for...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage immigration from non-European countries after Brexit.

      Immigration Controls: Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in view of their status as British nationals, British national (overseas) passport holders from Hong Kong will be permitted to use ePassport gates in the...

      Agricultural Machinery and Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 2 January (HL12281), what assessment they have made of the use of GPS jammers in the theft and export of...

      Artificial Intelligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which types of non-criminal matters the National Data Analytics Solution could be used for.

      Prescriptions: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether prescription data could be legally mined as part of the National Data Analytics Solution.

      Artificial Intelligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments are taking part in the National Data Analytics Solution.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of those who have claimed asylum after arriving in the UK by crossing the Channel are (1) Iranian Christians, and (2) from minorities other than Iranian...

      Overseas Visitors: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is normal practice to request biometric procedures to be conducted before final approval for permission to enter the UK on a visitor's visa; and if so,...

      Asylum: Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will record the religious affiliation of asylum applicants reaching the UK, since persecution due to faith or religious conversion may be a cause of...

      Firearms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of a rise in public firearms ownership across Europe; and whether there will be additional security checks at UK ports...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the (1) male, and (2) female working population earn £30,000 or over per annum.

    • General Elections: Deposits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so, when, they plan to bring forward legislation to abolish the deposit required to stand for election to the House of Commons.

  • Treasury

    • Investment: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to investigate the operation of real estate investment funds, in particular (1) the property valuations used by these funds, (2)...

    • Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 20 December (HL12311), what impact Stamp Duty Land Tax has had on (1) housing mobility, and (2) the frequency of...

      Credit Unions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support and enable the growth of credit unions.

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the current financial cost to the UK of delivering Brexit.

      Standard of Living

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 17 December 2018 (HL11981), what conclusions were reached by HM Treasury, along with other relevant...

      Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the analysis conducted by the EY financial services Brexit Tracker, published on 7 January, which states that financial services...

      Exchange Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects of Brexit uncertainty on exchange rate volatility; and what assessment, if any, they have made of the impact of such...

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been returned to HM Treasury from Northern Ireland in each of the last three financial years.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Parliament: Correspondence

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many items of correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2018; and of those, how many were received in the House of Lords.

    • Millbank House: Lighting

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how long the lights in Millbank House will be permanently switched on without any means to switch them off.

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