Written answers

Thursday, 24 January 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of infrastructure spending on the Network Rail Wales route.

    • South Wales Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the difference between Intercity Express Train service speeds on Network Rail routes between (a) Bristol and London and...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the feasibility of giving the Welsh Government shared oversight over the specification and operation of all rail...

      London North Eastern Railway: Rail Gourmet Holding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether London North Eastern Railway sets the rates of pay for staff that are employed under its Rail Gourmet contract.

      London North Eastern Railway: Rail Gourmet Holding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many contracts London North Eastern Railway holds with Rail Gourmet; and what the cost to the public purse is of each of those contracts.

      Rail Gourmet Holding: Industrial Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the industrial relations of Rail Gourmet.

      London North Eastern Railway: Rail Gourmet Holding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps London North Eastern Railway has taken to assess whether Rail Gourmet follow appropriate bullying and harassment policies.

      Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the agreed budgeted FTE figure is for (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.

      Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what additional funding for staff (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have received from EU exit funding.

      Roads: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what protections there are to protect areas of outstanding natural beauty against new road building.

      Roads: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has allocated to St Helens Council to repair potholes in each year since 2010.

      Motorways: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of reducing noise emissions from motorways by reducing speed limits; and if he will...

      Midlands Connect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Midlands Connect on its proposed expressway from Leicestershire to Gloucestershire; and if he will make a...

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the DVLA on testing blood glucose levels using flash and continuous glucose monitoring technology for the...

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress the Driving Vehicle Licensing Agency is making to update its guidance on the use of new monitoring technologies for people with diabetes.

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2019 to Question 208869 on Channel Ferries: Freight, how many companies have made representations to the Government.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Retail Sector Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how often the Retail Sector Council meets; and whether the dates of these meetings are in the public domain.

    • Energy: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an estimate of the total debts owed by domestic energy suppliers that have ceased trading in each year...

      Electronic Tagging: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on the testing of microchips intended for implantation in humans.

      Maternity and Paternity Leave: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that parents whose babies are born...

      Natural Gas: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 12 September 2016 to Question HL1673, what proportion of the UK's gas supply comes from...

      Natural Gas: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, from which countries the UK imports gas; and what proportion of the UK gas supply each of those countries exports to the UK.

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department’s policy is on the provision of postal services where a post office has closed due to...

      Fireworks: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Office for Product Safety and Standards is taking to review fireworks regulations.

      Hitachi: Wylfa Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what date the Government was made aware that Hitachi was considering withdrawing from the Wylfa Newydd project.

      Jaguar Land Rover: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent (a) discussions and (b) meetings (i) he, (ii) Ministers of his Department and (iii) officials of his...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of participation by women’s organisations in the UN-led peace consultations on...

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the progress on reopening the Sanaa-Hodeidah road in Yemen; and if he will make a statement.

      Paul Whelan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department has provided to Paul Whelan and his family following his detention in Russia.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to meet UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths before the next round of peace talks on Yemen.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the rate of remuneration for (a) cleaners, (b) security guards and (c) catering staff...

      Mukhtar Ablyazov

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Khazakstani counterpart on the former banker Mukhtar Ablyazov who is accused of...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations has he made to the Government of Zimbabwe in relation to the political situation in that country; and what...

      Greece: Macedonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his counterparts in the Governments of Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of...

      UN Convention against Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the UN on the Government's commitment to combat torture in advance of the UN's forthcoming...

  • Attorney General

    • Bhanu Choudhrie and Sudhir Choudhrie

      To ask the Attorney General, what representations the Serious Fraud Office has received on (a) Sudhir Choudhrie, (b) Bhanu Choudrie and (c) other related parties.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated to training for professionals working with child mental health in North Herefordshire constituency in...

    • Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his timetable is for bringing forward legislative proposals on mental health care.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many adults in receipt of mental health services have (a) speech, language and communication needs and (b) dysphagia.

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 69 of the NHS Long Term Plan, whether the four-week waiting time target for adults and older adults community...

      Medical Equipment: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to improve the regulation of medical devices following recent public concern about patient safety.

      Mental Health: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to prioritise mental health and wellbeing in the work place.

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 1.55 of the NHS Long Term Plan, what the timeframe is for the (a) development and (b) implementation of the...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan, if he will publish the (a) terms of reference and (b) membership of the NHS Clinical Standards...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 3.92 of the NHS Long Term Plan, whether four-week waiting time targets for community mental health teams will...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the rate of remuneration for (a) cleaners, (b) security guards and (c) catering staff in his...

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking as part of the NHS Long Term Plan to ensure that there is an adequate number of staff to provide...

      Social Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the social care packages for elderly people.

      Patients' Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of patients that used the NHS personalised care model in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      Drugs: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to (a) monitor and (b) mitigate the risks to patient safety that could result from a Serious Shortage Protocol and...

      Mental Health Services: Acute Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2018 to Question 162042 on Mental Health Services: Acute Beds, how many acute consultant-led child and...

      Mental Health Services: Acute Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2018 to Question 162042 on Mental Health Services: Acute Beds, how many acute consultant-led alcohol...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what studies his Department has commissioned into the long-term effect of abortion on (a) women’s health and (b) younger women's...

      British Pregnancy Advisory Service: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to address concerns raised in the CQC Report on BPAS Merseyside published in January 2017.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of adults receiving local authority-run social care services in (a) Coventry,...

      Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people with chronic pain in each of the last five years.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease in each of the last five years.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people by (a) age group and (b) gender have been diagnosed with hand arthritis in each of the last five years.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the NHS Long Term Plan did not include commitments on waiting time targets for (a) treatment in Accident &...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when Health Education England's Mental Wellbeing Review of NHS staff and learners will be published; and how the recommendations of that...

      Mental Health: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Backbench Business Committee debate on Mental Health First Aid on 17 January 2019, Official Report columns...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level of funding needed to ensure the cancer workforce can deliver the commitments in the NHS Long...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what information his Department holds on the rate of remuneration for (a) cleaners, (b) security guards and (c) catering staff in his Department in (i)...

    • Ports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the free flow of goods at the ports of Holyhead and Pembroke in the event that the UK leaves the EU without...

  • Department for Education

    • Department of Education: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the rate of remuneration for (a) cleaners, (b) security guards and (c) catering staff in his Department in...

    • Department of Education: Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of civil servants in his Department who would be seconded to work in other Departments in the event that the...

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to promote inclusivity in religiously selective schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Primary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the levels of attainment inequality in primary education across different local education authority...

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of levels of attainment inequality in secondary education across different local education authority...

      Further Education: STEM Subjects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of students studying STEM-related courses in further education colleges in each year since 2010.

      Special Educational Needs: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of children who have special educational needs and disability in West Sussex; and how many of those children...

      Special Educational Needs: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the waiting time is for an education, health and care plan application to be processed in West Sussex.

      Alternative Education: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people have been educated in temporary alternative provision in (a) London and (b) England in the last five years.

      Extended Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to the Extended Schools Programme in each year since 2006.

      Free School Meals: Newcastle Upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) children and (b) children eligible for free school meals reached a Good Level of Development at age five in Newcastle upon Tyne...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Berwyn Prison: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions ambulances have been called to HMP Berwyn each year since that prison opened.

    • Berwyn Prison: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many use of force incidents have been recorded at HMP Berwyn in each month since the prison opened.

      Ministry of Justice: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what date Amie Anelka was appointed to the role of Data Protection Officer in his Department; and for how long Ms Anelka held that role.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many assaults on staff in each year from 2010 were (a) recorded at each high-security institution and (b) involved staff at high-security...

      Sexual Offences: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many sex offenders convicted in each of the last five years were sentenced to a (a) non-custodial sentence, (b) custodial sentence of less than six...

      Courts: Small Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate the Government has made of the level of non-compliance with judgements in small claims courts; and what plans he has to strengthen the...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will list in full the UK's (a) financial and (b) legal obligations to the EU in the event of the UK leaving the EU.

    • Customs Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of the UK negotiating a permanent UK-EU customs union.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on contingency planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      UK Relations With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps the Government has taken to consult the devolved administrations on the UK's future relationship with the EU.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on agricultural policy after...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to building owners of replacing faulty composite fire doors.

    • Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to issue additional guidance to building owners on the replacement of faulty composite fire doors.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will (a) clarify the objectives of the changes to the aspect of the National Planning Policy Framework where...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether policy, guidance and coding restrictions on style will be (a) based on the outcomes of a transparent, explicit...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions the Government has met with (a) property development companies and (b) builders to discuss the...

      Females: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to tackle antisemitism against women.

      Females: Judaism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Sara conference of 26 November 2018, what plans his Department has to encourage more Jewish...

      Vagrancy Act 1824

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to undertake a review of the provisions of the Vagrancy Act 1824.

      Housing: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what planning restrictions for house building there are in areas of outstanding natural beauty.

      Council Housing: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of local authorities that allow their tenants to keep pets.

      Housing Associations: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of housing associations that allow their tenants to keep pets.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to evaluate the effect of cladding remediation work on residents in tower blocks...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the financial effect on residents affected by cladding remediation work in...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2019 to Question 208362 on Buildings: Insulation, how many of the 1,421...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated to the Troubled Families programme in each year since 2012.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 2 July 2018 to Question 158171, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the response...

      Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether solar panels installed on domestic properties have a right to light protection under planning legislation.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the equitable allocation of funding to local authorities.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what scenario planning his Department is undertaking on Military Aid to Civil Authorities.

    • European Fighter Aircraft: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the cost per flight per hour of a Typhoon; what is included in calculating this cost; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which activities undertaken by under-18s in the armed forces constitutes hazardous work as defined under Article 3 (d) of ILO Convention 182 and its...

      Ministry of Defence: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the rate of remuneration for (a) cleaners, (b) security guards and (c) catering staff in his Department in (i)...

      Veterans: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department has allocated to support armed forces veterans living in (a) the Local Authority of St Helens and (b) the North West in...

      South America: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to which South American countries the UK provides military training.

      General Electric: Rugby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of General Electric about the future of its factory in Rugby.

      General Electric: Rugby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the national security implications of General Electric transferring its operations from Rugby to France.

      Security: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has conducted an impact assessment on the security implications of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what time limits apply to a claim of compensation arising from an injury on duty.

      Royal Naval Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the establishment is of the Royal Navy Reserve; and how many reservists there are at each rank in the Royal Naval Reserve.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Health and Safety Executive on the (a) application and (b) enforcement of the UK Continental Shelf of...

    • Offshore Safety Directive Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the (a) Health and Safety Executive and (b) Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy...

      Offshore Safety Directive Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Offshore Safety Directive Regulator last updated trade unions organising offshore oil and gas workers.

      Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many meetings of the Offshore Major Accident Hazards Advisory Committee (OMAHAC) there have been since March 2016; and if she will list...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to employment and support allowance, how many ESA65B letters her Department has sent to GPs in each month since May 2018.

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of universal credit are classified as gainfully self-employed.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will increase the number recording devices available for benefits assessments in Wirral.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the availability of recording devices for benefits assessments on the (a) quality and (b)...

      Universal Credit: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-UK EU citizens have been refused universal credit on the basis that they do not have a right to reside in each month since...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Employment Support Allowance (ESA), how many and what proportion of people with the most severe health conditions and...

      Social Security Benefits: Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to update the training module on Fibromyalgia issued by her Department on 18 April 2018; and whether her Department has...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the Backbench Business Committee debate on Mental Health First Aid on 17 January 2019 Official Report columns 1366-1395, what...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff at the (a) Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, (b) Animal and Plant Health Agency, (c) Centre for...

    • Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish his consultations on the proposals in the resources and waste strategy.

      Gun Sports: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) necessity and (b) feasibility of Natural England granting licenses to shoot...

      Forests and Trees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's Consultation on Protecting and Enhancing England’s Trees and Woodlands, if he will...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fly-tipping incidents there have been in each of the last five years.

      Rural Areas: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support small rural businesses to become more (a) productive and (b) competitive.

  • Home Office

    • Intelligence Services: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to mitigate the effect of exclusion from European security cooperation on the UK's five eyes security arrangements.

    • Radicalism: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been prosecuted for online radicalisation in the last five years for which information is available.

      Home Office: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) precedent and (b) approval process was for the commissioning of Sir Alex Allan to conduct an independent review of the support...

      Asylum: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what correspondence his Department has had from Stoke-on-Trent City Council on partnership working with his Department to accelerate decision...

      Criminal Investigation: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has plans to ensure police forces can access the medical records of suspects in (a) rape, (b) transmitted disease,...

      Sexually Transmitted Infections: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has any plans to ensure that people sentenced for deliberately transmitting sexual diseases to other people are...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to abolish the NHS surcharge for non-EU citizens who pay National Insurance contributions.

      Deportation: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on police forces passing to his Department information on victims of trafficking offences who are in the UK unlawfully in...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has in place to assist people with iPhones in (a) accessing and (b) using the settled status registration app.

      Home Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the rate of remuneration for (a) cleaners, (b) security guards and (c) catering staff in his...

      Mukhtar Ablyazov

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will instruct the Serious Fraud Office to investigate the activities of Mukhtar Ablyazov, in relation to international money laundering.

      Unexplained Wealth Orders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Unexplained Wealth Orders in tackling the illicit arms trade and related financial flows...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied asylum seeking children have been received by Nottinghamshire County Council under the voluntary national transfer...

      Police: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on police forces cancelling rest days for the after 29 March 2019 as part of contingency plans for the...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contingency plans his Department has made to ensure that people wanted by the UK criminal justice system can be extradited to the UK in...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum cases remain unresolved after 52 weeks.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of immigration detainees entered the immigration detention estate for more than 24 hours in Quarter 3 of 2018 as a result of...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU citizens have already paid £65 to apply for Settled Status and will be refunded.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU citizens that do not have five years continual residency who are (a) married to a UK citizen and (b) have other long periods of...

  • Department for International Development

    • Pakistan: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help reform the education curricula in Pakistan to remove derogatory references to Ahmadis and...

    • Education: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made on improving girls’ access to education throughout the world.

      Kenya: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2018 to Question 173969, whether she now has the breakdown of the proportion of her Department's...

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Answer of 10 December 2018 to Question 199384 on developing countries: abortion, which states that DFID does not...

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Answer of 10 December 2018 to Question 199384 on developing countries: abortion, which states that DFID does not...

      Zimbabwe: Bilateral Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Government of Zimbabwe distributes UK bilateral aid fairly through civic and...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the highest hourly rate paid for legal advice was by (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's arms length bodies in 2018.

    • Scotland Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what information his Department holds on the rate of remuneration for (a) cleaners, (b) security guards and (c) catering staff in his Department in (i)...

      Exports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the total value of exports of goods and services from Scotland under WTO rules was in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many summary risk assessments the Crown Representative to Interserve has produced in the last 12 months.

    • Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether information provided in the summary risk assessments produced by Crown Representatives are made available to public sector bodies considering...

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of ministerial visits by his Department to discuss the withdrawal agreement from 3 to 10...

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what meetings Ministers in his Department have had with representatives of Interserve in 2018.

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2018 to Question 201666, how many meetings the Cabinet Office Markets and Suppliers team have had with...

      Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons money is supplied to (a) the USA, (b) Japan and (c) other highly developed nations through the Prosperity Fund.

      Cabinet Office: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has received any complaints on not paying invoices within the 30 day period required by statutory guidance.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2018 to Question 208424 on Cybercrime, whether he has held any meetings with his European counterparts on the UK's...

      Public Sector: Computer Software

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many public sector computers are operating the Windows 7 operating system; and what preparations he has made for the forthcoming conclusion of...

      Investigatory Powers Commissioner: Annual Reports

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the 2017 Annual Report of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner has been submitted to the Prime Minister.

      Investigatory Powers Commissioner: Annual Reports

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Prime Minister plans to publish the 2017 Annual Report of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner.

  • Treasury

    • Football Pools: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department have made an assessment of the potential effect on the betting industry of the effect of reducing the Pools Duty to 10 per cent; and if...

    • Treasury: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the rate of remuneration for (a) cleaners, (b) security guards and (c) catering staff in his Department in (i)...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the change in alcohol consumption as a result of alcohol duty freezes and reductions since 2013.

      National Productivity Investment Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the National Productivity Investment Fund has been allocated to (a) housing, (b) research and development, (c) economic infrastructure and (d)...

      Revenue and Customs: Peterlee

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to Answer of 17 January 2019 to Question 208357, for what reasons his Department delayed the closure of the HMRC office in Peterlee.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Simple Assessment tax demands his Department has issued in the last 12 months.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people aged (a) over 65, (b) over 70, (c) over 75, (d) over 80, (e) over 85 and (f) over 90 have been issued with a Simple Assessment of their tax...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will waive any fines incurred by elderly people assessed as having a liability under the simple assessment tax liability procedure who have...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Women and Equalities

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the changes made to the latest edition of the HS2 Development Agreement, dated November 2018.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have been held between the Department for Transport and Transport for London on funding for the section of HS2 between Old Oak Common and Euston.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether UK motorists currently residing in EU countries will have to re-take their UK driving test in the event of a no-deal...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have paid, broken down by power source, to generators of electricity as compensation for their output not being required by National Grid in...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Asylum: Greece

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report by Oxfam Vulnerable and Abandoned, published on 9 January, about the problems associated with the Greek reception...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan that the one per cent reduction in rents for social landlord properties each year will continue after 2020.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made with the Air Support to Defence Operational Training programme.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals have had to wait (1) three to six months, (2) six to nine months, (3) nine to 12 months, and (4) over 12 months for their Personal...

  • Home Office

    • Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Senior Officials Group on Extremism exists; if so, what are its terms of reference; and to whom it reports.

    • Asylum: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the debate on the Kindertransport Commemoration on 26 November 2018 (HL Deb, col 529), what estimate they have made of the cost to local authorities of...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit: Statutory Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will continue to present to the House of Lords statutory instruments relating to the possibility of a no-deal withdrawal from the EU on 29 March if...

    • Overseas Trade: Germany

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there may be a decline in trade between the UK and Germany in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Pearson of Rannoch in the debate on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on 14 January (HL Deb, col 96),...

      Brexit: Statutory Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance has been given to Government departments on conducting impact assessments on statutory instruments relating to the possibility of a no-deal...

      Brexit: Statutory Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Government departments are allowed to make use of non-disclosure agreements when consulting outside interests on the preparation of statutory instruments...

  • Treasury

    • Electronic Publishing: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 26 November (HL11364), whether they have begun assessing the equalities impact of applying a zero VAT rate to...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Enterprises: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any evidence of social investment funds vehicles offering loans at higher interest rates than those offered by the commercial market.

    • Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the requirements for (1) elected councillors, (2) police and crime commissioners, and (3) elected mayors to register under the General Data Protection...

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