Written answers

Monday, 28 January 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of nurses and non-clinical staff paid under £30,000 per annum who will be able to continue...

    • Pre-eclampsia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that pre-eclampsia is diagnosed in the early stages of pregnancy.

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to provide further support for veterans with mental health issues.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that young people with mental health problems can access treatment on the NHS.

      National FGM Centre: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to allocate future funding to the National FGM Centre.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the public consultation on the Government’s Healthy Start scheme he plans to publish.

      Speech Therapy: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to allow speech and language therapists to train as approved mental capacity professionals.

      Mental Health and Employers Independent Review

      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...

      Mental Health: Schools

      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...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people received continuing health care in each Care Commission Group; and the cost of that care in each of the last five years.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he plans to hold with BAME communities on the development of a new alcohol strategy.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase the number of places on the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Impact Trial so that no one who could benefit from PrEP...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of prostate cancer over the next two years.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of funding the free influenza vaccine for social care staff.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of monitoring influenza vaccination uptake among social care staff.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the funding required to ensure that all women with secondary breast cancer have access to (a) a clinical...

      Eyesight: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage parents and carers to have their children's eyes examined by an optometrist from the age...

      Eyesight: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that the Personal Child Health Record includes information that (a) parents and carers can take children...

      Health Professions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS England (a) nurses, (b) doctors and (c) allied healthcare professionals are employed on salaries below £30,000 per year...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps NHS England will take to encourage the uptake of innovative and cost-effective medicines as set out in the 2019 voluntary...

      NHS: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average cost per staff member has been of redundancy payments in the NHS since May 2010; what the largest individual redundancy...

      Mental Health Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of mental health counsellors who have undertaken Improving Access to Psychological Therapies...

      NHS Trusts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 7 January 2019, Official Report, column 84, on NHS Long Term Plan, when he plans to write to the...

      NHS: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 7 of the NAO Report of 18 January 2019 on NHS financial stability, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the research undertaken by The King’s Fund published on 30 December 2018, for what reason there has been a 13 per...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the The Nuffield Trust paper published on 30 December 2018, what steps his Department is taking to address the...

      NHS: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS staff have been made redundant and subsequently re-employed by NHS organisations on a (a) permanent basis and (b) fixed-term...

      NHS: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department spent on NHS staff redundancies in each financial year since 2010; and if he will publish an anonymised list...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the proposals in the NHS Long Term Plan for online GP appointments, what steps his Department is taking to ensure...

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) detect and diagnose lung disease earlier and (b) support people with chronic respiratory...

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding will be allocated to the respiratory programme set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

      NHS: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, over what time period targets will be met for (a) a four hour maximum wait at accident and emergency, (b) a maximum 18 week wait for...

      Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support families with members who have fibromyalgia syndrome.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times he has used his powers under the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Act 2017 to impose lower prices on unbranded...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) procurement processes his Department has run for contracts for after the UK leaves the EU...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the NHS' spend on unbranded generic or off-patent medicines has reduced since the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Act...

      Drugs: Price Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times his Department imposed financial penalties on pharmaceutical companies for failure to comply with regulations under the...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many EEA nationals from countries other than the UK were employed in the NHS in each year since 2015.

      Diabetes: Young People

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

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an (a) assessment of the equity of the level of remuneration for special medicinal products sold to the...

  • Prime Minister

    • Ulster Unionist Party

      To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions she has held meetings with representatives of the Ulster Unionist Party to discuss the Northern Ireland Backstop in 2019; and when she plans to...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many patients diagnosed with terminal brain tumours have been (a) placed in the work-related activity group and (b) required to attend...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January to Question 208315 on universal credit, which stakeholders her Department is working with to design the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the recent High Court judgement on universal credit assessments, if she will review the method used to calculate universal...

      Housing Benefit: City of Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer of 5 November to Question 907432 on Housing Benefit, how much discretionary housing payment was (a) awarded to and (b)...

      Jobcentres: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional outreach work his Department is undertaking to help claimants as a result of the closure of Eastern Avenue Job Centre in Sheffield.

      Jobcentres: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many mandatory (a) income support and (b) employment and support allowance interviews took place at the Cavendish Court Job Centre in...

      Jobcentres: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to allocate additional work to the Sheffield service centre once it is no longer administering employment and support...

      Personal Independence Payment: Hyperactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disability living allowance claimants with ADHD have been assessed as ineligible for personal independence payment.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2018 to Question 184858, if she will place in the Library a copy of the brief for the quantitative...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2018 to Question 184856 on Housing Benefit, if he will publish the methodology that will be used to...

      Independent Case Examiner

      Too ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to allow complainants to ask their Member of Parliament to refer their complaint to the Parliamentary &...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her speech entitled, Universal Credit: personal welfare, delivered on 11 January 2019, how many recipients of universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with referenced to her speech entitled Universal Credit: personal welfare delivered on 11 January 2019, how many recipients of universal...

      Housing Benefit and State Pension Credit (Temporary Absence) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons her Department redefined abroad in the Housing Benefit (Temporary Absence) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 to include Northern...

      State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's policy is on whether all UK citizens living in the EU after 29 March 2019 and in receipt of a UK state pension will...

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Independent Case Examiner (ICE) is requesting an updated form of authority from people whose advocate submitted a current form of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Social Security Advisory Committee’s recommendations of October 2018 on the draft Universal Credit (Managed...

      State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to uprate the 25 pence age addition for pensioners over 80 who are currently entitled to it; and whether the...

  • Home Office

    • EU Justice and Home Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has for alternative arrangements for (a) Schengen Information System II, (b) European Arrest Warrant, (c) European...

    • Unexplained Wealth Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, how many Unexplained Wealth Orders have been invoked in each month since they were introduced.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has plans to provide police with additional powers police to assist investigations into cases involving the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which agencies and bodies outside of Government will have access to the data of non-UK EU citizens who register under the settled status scheme.

      Home Office: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of his staff leave their respective posts on an annual basis; how many vacant posts there are in his Department; and what...

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress he has made on the roll-out of the pilot Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to support people to prove their eligibility for settled status.

      Immigration: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the Government of Zimbabwe on linking trade and aid agreements with...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the process is for the reimbursement of fees paid by non-UK EU nationals for applications for settled status; and how that process will...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether foetal alcohol spectrum disorders will be covered in his department's alcohol strategy.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many tier one visas the Home Office issued in (a) 2018, (b) 2017, (c) 2016, (d) 2015 and (e) 2014.

      Home Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which service providers are contracted to carry out third party cleaning contracts for his (a) Department and (b) executive agencies; if he...

      Knife Crime Community Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding remains available from the 2018-19 Knife Crime Prevention fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention in full.

      Immigration: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) timetable and (b) scope of his Department’s consultation on the Immigration White Paper 2018 will be.

      Immigration: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the document entitled, the UK’s future skills-based immigration system whether she has plans to undertake a public...

      National Police Chiefs' Council: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2019 to Question 207609 on National Police Chiefs' Council: Staff, how many of the 50 personnel being...

      Police: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when specific alternative arrangements will replace (a) the Schengen Information System II, (b) the European Arrest Warrant, (c) the...

      Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department and its operational partners have made of the number of police officers that will be needed to respond to the...

      Asylum and Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) visa applications and (b) asylum applications were awaiting a decision on 22 January 2019.

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to provide more information on the immigration system that will be in operation for EEA nationals after 29 March 2019 in the...

      Eurojust and Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out what UK's relationship with (a) Europol and (b) Eurojust will be after the UK leaves the EU.

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle sexual exploitation occurring as a result of county lines activity.

      Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Library briefing paper entitled Police Service Strength, published on 16 October 2018, if he will make an assessment...

      Educational Testing Service: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether anyone has been prosecuted for taking a Toeic English language test as a proxy in place of the actual candidate.

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2019 to Question 207212 on Passports: Applications, how much (a) has been spent and (b) will be spent...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the additional £90 million to tackle serious organised crime announced in the provisional police funding settlement 2019-20 will be...

      Asylum: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that survivors of modern slavery are aware of the repayment scheme for victims of modern...

      National Crime Agency and Regional Organised Crime Units: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much public funding (a) has been allocated to the (i) National Crime Agency and (ii) regional organised crime units in each year since...

      Police: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the total cost of PFI projects to police forces in each year since 2016-17.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether police forces will be required to apply for special grant funding as a result of unexpected and exceptional events relating to the...

      Educational Testing Service: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the commencement date for the licence awarded to ETS to provide English language tests for overseas students.

      Immigration: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to protect the rights of Turkish citizens who applied for permanent residency in the UK through the...

      Asylum: Chechnya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum claims his Department has received from LGBT+ people fleeing persecution in Chechnya in each year since 2015.

      Modern Slavery Act 2015: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to improve the process of securing a conviction under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will reimburse all reasonable administrative costs to EU citizens who apply for settled status.

      Educational Testing Service: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the amount of money paid to proxies who took Toeic English language tests in place of the actual...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to make specialist support and accommodation for trafficked children available under the National Referral...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the corrected Answer of 22 January 2019 to Question 206251, how many civil servants in his Department were working part or...

  • Treasury

    • Loans: Mozambique

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2018 to Question 172591 on Mozambique: Loans, what steps he is taking with UK and Mozambican authorities to ensure...

    • Medicine: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Health and Social Care on funding for additional domestic medical student places.

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has plans to included the debts owed to (a) HMRC, and (b) other government bodies in the Breathing Space scheme.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people subject to the 2019 Loan Charge were contractors who were contracted to (a) HMRC, (b) a Government Department, (c) a local authority and...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to take steps to support freelance financial service providers following the recent IR35 changes which stipulate they will now be classed...

      Cash Dispensing: Urban Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of cash machines on high streets in the UK in each year since 2010.

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the regional spread of household debt since 2010.

      Motor Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has accrued to the public purse from the increase in (a) vehicle excise duty and (b) benefit-in-kind for diesel vehicles since April 2018.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Skateboarding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been allocated to skateboarding from (a) Sport England and (b) UK Sport (i) by recipient organisation and...

    • Skateboarding: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of compliance to the Code for Sports Governance of (a) the British Roller Sports Federation, (b)...

      Skateboarding: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with UK Sport on the most appropriate organisation to be recognised as the governing body of...

      Skateboarding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the inclusion of skateboarding at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, what plans he has to support skateboarding in the UK.

      Skateboarding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of how many people aged (a) under 16 and (b) over 16 participate in skateboarding each week.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) the supplier contribution, (b) estimated take-up; (c) actual take-up, and (d) associated take-up clawback are for...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government’s plans to publish its white paper on internet safety.

      Social Media: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has plans to introduce a social media levy.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure parents are able to access information on online harms and their prevention.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of technology companies in promoting online safety.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 15 of the Civil Society Strategy published in August 2018, what steps his Department has taken to work...

      Cultural Heritage: Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an estimate of the proportion of artefacts in national museums which have never been on public display.

      News UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his Department’s invitation to comment on a request to accept undertakings in place of conditions...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Competition and Markets Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of ministerial oversight of the Competition and Markets Authority; and if...

    • Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost has been of the Competition and Markets Authority investigation into (a) Viagogo and (b) other secondary...

      Employment: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has consulted (a) parents, (b) employers and (c) other organisations as part of its internal...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of smaller energy companies who have been unable to participate in...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that smaller companies in the energy supply market are eligible to...

      District Heating: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to regulate district heating systems.

      Coal: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing (a) minimum health and safety and (b)...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will make it her policy to support a formal bid by the UK to host the 26th session of the Conference of Parties...

      Freezers: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 31 of the Government's response, dated 27 March 2018 to the Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of developing mini nuclear power plants.

      Timber: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much timber used for structural construction purposes in (a) England and (b) Great Britain in each year from 2010...

      Timber: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many breaches there have been under the UK’s implementation of the EU Timber Regulation for placing illegal...

      Competition and Markets Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether additional funding will be made available to the Competitions and Market Authority to fulfil its new role in...

      Wylfa Power Station: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what contingency plans his Department is putting in place in the event that work on Wylfa Newydd Power Plant is not resumed.

      Strength in Places Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to announce successful bids for the Government’s Strength in Places Fund.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to introduce priority housing status for all homeless survivors of domestic abuse in the forthcoming...

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the level of reserves held by each local authority in (a) absolute terms and and (b) as a...

      Private Rented Housing: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many properties owned by private landlords have received funding from local authorities to house people who are...

      Lakanal House: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the full review of approved document B called for by the inquest into the Lakanal House fire was not...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on additional funding for local authority...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of council tax rises on the living standards of...

      Homelessness: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to reduce mortality among homeless people.

      Departmental Responsibilities: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the speech made in Halifax by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for the Northern...

      Council Tax: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to ensure that all Band D council taxpayers in Christchurch make the same...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of social homes granted planning permission in (a) Lambeth, (b)...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January to Question 208793 on UK Shared Prosperity Fund, whether hon. Members were...

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      What steps his Department is taking to help ensure fire safety in buildings.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to ensure that adequate infrastructure is put in place to support the proposed increase in housing in the Swale borough council area.

      *No heading*

      What progress his Department has made in its review of the rules that require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in homes across England.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Yemen: International Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many incidents of potential concern on violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen his Department has tracked in each month since January 2018.

    • Yemen: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the extent to which Saudi Arabian-supplied arms are reaching Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups in Yemen.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British ground forces are operating in Syria; and with which countries those forces are embedded.

      Saudi Arabia: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2018 to Question 200616 on Saudi Arabia: Joint Exercises, (a) how many personnel and (b) what Royal Navy assets...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there are plans to fit cats and traps to the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timeline is for the publication of the comprehensive strategy for personnel recruitment and retention as set out in the Modernising Defence...

      BAE Systems: Rheinmetall Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the implications are for his Department's policies as a result of the decision by BAE Systems and Rheinmettal to enter into a joint venture to...

      Warrior Armoured Vehicle: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on extending the service life of the Warrior infantry fighting vehicle (IFV); and many Warrior (a) IFVs and (b)...

      Challenger Tanks: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on the programme to extend the service life of the Challenger 2 main battle tank; and how many vehicles he plans to upgrade...

      BAE Systems: Rheinmetall Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the implications are for competition for the Challenger 2 Life Extension Programme contract as a result of BAE Systems' and Rheinmettal's decision...

      Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2019 to Question 207554 on Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information, in what form the information on...

      Military Aid: Public Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance his Department has issued to service personnel on standby for the UK leaving the EU on their role in maintaining public order.

      Military Aid: Public Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what roles service personnel on standby for the UK leaving the EU without a deal would have in such an event; and what roles have been specifically...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish a response to the consultation on Better Combat Compensation.

      Chinook Helicopters: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to preserve the records relating to the crash of the RAF Chinook helicopter on the Mull of Kintyre on 2 June 1994;...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Remedies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the timeframe will be in which the Trade Remedies Authority will be required to conclude proceedings in respect of a WTO Article 5...

    • Companies: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the number of British companies in EU supply chains in which a party has an outstanding trade complaint being...

      Trade Remedies Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the volume of (a) legislation and (b) regulations required to be (i) introduced and (ii) amended to give effect...

      Trade Remedies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act 2018 whether there will be a presumption that the Trade Remedies Authority will...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Employment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department’s work to ensure that women are not held back in the workplace.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2019 to Question 206432, whether he plans to hold a further route refinement consultation in relation to the High...

    • Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what unforeseeable events led his Department to award contracts for additional shipping freight capacity under Regulation 32 of The Public Contracts...

      Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that disabled people have suitable transport access when seeking employment opportunities.

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, when the DVLA plans to update its guidance on diabetes testing...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cessations of bus services his Department or Traffic Commissioners were notified of in 2017-18; and where in the UK those cessations have been.

      Civil Aviation Authority: Certification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that certificates provided by the Civil Aviation Authority to British companies will be valid within the EU after...

      Mersey Tunnels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing the Mersey Tunnels into the national road network.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) procurement processes his Department has run for contracts for after the UK leaves the EU since 23 June...

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) assessment he has made of new diabetes monitoring technologies for drivers and (b) discussions his Department has had with the DVLA on...

      Railways: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much rail fares have increased in each year since 2010 for a peak time return ticket between (a) Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street and (b)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Malaysia: Paralympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Malaysian counterpart since that country’s decision to ban Israeli swimmers from...

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Commonwealth Secretariat and his Commonwealth counterparts on the political and...

      Zimbabwe: Internet and Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the validity of recent reports of internet and social media shutdowns by the Government in Zimbabwe.

      India: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Indian authorities on reports of increased anti-Christian activity and persecution in...

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to protect health professionals from the violence being perpetrated by Sudanese security...

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2019 to Question 208405, how many of those deaths abroad due to murder or manslaughter...

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reasonable assistance his Department plans to give to the Overseas Territories to support the implementation of public...

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason 2023 has been established as the new deadline for the creation of public registers of beneficial ownership in...

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what activities will take place during the technical workshops to be held with the Overseas Territories for the establishment...

      Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding his Department has allocated to organisations supporting LGBT+ people facing persecution in Chechnya in each...

      Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Russian officials on the persecution of LGBT+ people in Chechnya.

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on continued diplomatic cooperation with the EU after the UK...

      Syria: Conflict Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps he has taken to help secure a resolution to the conflict in Syria.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken towards a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine.

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the progress on international cooperation on tackling climate change.

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help protect political and ethnic groups that are being targeted by the Turkish Government.

  • Department for International Development

    • Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) Official Development Assistance and (b) other resources her Department has allocated to the rule of law initiative in...

    • Poverty: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK aid is (a) effective, (b) transparent and (c) targeted at ending extreme poverty.

      South America: Bilateral Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the value was of bilateral aid provided to (a) Bolivia, (b) Colombia, (c) Ecuador and (d) Peru in each year since 2015; and what...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has plans to allocate funding for research into acting/extended-release (a) injectable and (b) implantable...

      South Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taken to support better cross-border cooperation to tackle the human rights situation in South Sudan.

      Hospital Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has plans to allocate funding to the introduction of a UK hospital ship.

      Females: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what additional (a) funding and (b) staff resources the Government has provided to each Department to enable them to implement...

      Government Departments: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to monitor progress of Government Departments in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

      Zimbabwe: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what international support is being made available to Zimbabwe in light of recent civil unrest and disproportionate use of force by...

      Syria: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of education provided to displaced Syrian children in refugee camps.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the business case for her Department's Programme 300667 entitled Supporting Economic Empowerment and Development in...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2019 to Question 209284 on Palestinians: Schools, and with reference to the meeting between the...

  • Department for Education

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on instances in which the Education and Skills Funding Agency has issued a contract that does not include...

    • Supply Teachers: Chemistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many specialist chemistry supply teachers are available in each region of England.

      Teaching Assistants: Job Description

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has issued a standardised specification for the job description for teaching assistants.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase the number of international students choosing to study in the UK.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of teachers who have received pay increases in line with the recommendations of the School...

      National Education Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions his Department has had with the National Education Union on the results of their indicative ballot on strike action over...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for issuing statutory guidance on school uniform affordability.

      William Torbitt School Ilford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of the planned academisation of William Torbitt primary school in Ilford North constituency.

      Forensic Science: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether any of the local authorities that commissioned forensic tests from Trimega Laboratories Limited between January 2010 and April 2014 have...

      Education: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of expanding his Department's review of education outcomes for children in need to consider...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of young people that attended school-based sixth forms went on to attend Russell Group universities in each of the last nine years.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of young people that attended further education colleges went on to attend a Russell Group university in each of the last nine years.

      Knowledge Economy: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to prepare young people to participate in the knowledge economy.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people in post-16 education are currently working towards (a) level two, (b) level three, (c) level four and (d) level five qualifications.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the introduction of T Levels on the number of people starting B Tech courses.

      Pre-school Education: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the proportion of early years providers that are co-operatives.

      Pre-school Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the specific funding needs of early-years settings in deprived communities where provision is almost exclusively local...

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average annual per pupil cost is of a Pupil Referral Unit.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the creation of a UCAS-style portal for apprenticeships.

      Free School Meals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of children who have applied for free school meals in (a) Enfield North, (b) the Borough of Enfield and (c)...

      Foreign Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the change has been in the number of UK students studying abroad between 2016 and 2018.

      Overseas Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on enabling access to student finance for people with leave to remain in the UK; and if he...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Aspire Achieve Advance apprentices were (a) affected by that provider ceasing trading and (b) have been found alternative provision.

      Further Education: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the levels of retention of further education teachers and staff.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2018 to Question 122517, how many requests he received from local authorities for exemptions from statutory...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Environment Protection: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fixed penalty notices were issued by local authorities for environmental protection crimes in each of the last five...

    • Seagulls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2019 to Question 206880 on Special protection areas, when the lesser black-backed gull...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that fishing limits are set in line with scientific recommendations.

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on the consultation for a deposit return scheme as announced by his Department on 28 March 2018.

      Animals: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made in developing a replacement for the Trade Control and Expert System required after the UK leaves...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what date his Department plans to publish the UK's sixth national report to the United Nations Convention on Biological...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will provide a list of the titles of his Department’s draft statutory instruments subject to the affirmative...

      Air Pollution: Hospitals and Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that nitrogen dioxide levels around hospitals and schools will be within legal limits by 2025.

      Transport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help small businesses and individuals from low-income households switch to cleaner...

      Air Pollution: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of air quality around schools in Coventry; and if he...

      Pets: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason guidance entitled, Taking your pet abroad if there's no Brexit deal, which was updated on 19 December 2018,...

      Environment (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the draft Environment (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (a)...

      Floods and Water (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which the draft Floods and Water (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit)...

      Animal Welfare Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government next plans to review compliance with the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Pay

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

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterpart on extending Article 50.

  • Attorney General

    • Money Laundering: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of resources available to the Serious Fraud Office to undertake investigations into (a) Mukhtar Ablyazov and (b) other...

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the effective prosecution of criminals.

  • Wales Office

    • Wylfa Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment his Department has made of the value of investment lost to Wales by the cancellation of Wylfa Newydd project.

    • Renewable Energy: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the total value of UK Government funded renewable energy projects that have been cancelled in Wales in the last three years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have received an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence in each of the last three years.

    • Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of prison staff exposed to new psychoactive substances during the course of their work in each year since 2010;...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2018 to Question 198197 on Television: Licensing, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been...

      Administration of Justice: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what policies and procedures his Department had put in place in relation to the (a) legal and (b) other advice on to the release of information about an...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) searches for and (b) discoveries of drugs there have been in prisons in each of the last three years.

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which service providers are contracted to carry out third party cleaning contracts for his (a) Department and (b) executive agencies; if he will list...

      Prisoners: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of armed forces veterans in prison.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the application process for victims of violent crime to apply for compensation; and if...

      Ministry of Justice: Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Sikhs are employed in his Department; and whether they are recorded as (a) an ethnic or (b) a religious group.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the provisions of sections 16 to 24 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to include...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2018 to Question 197338 on Pubic Sector: Billing, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of...

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2018 to Question 197334 on public sector: procurement, how many of those spot checks carried out by the...

      Public Procurement Review Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many cases have been raised with the Procurement Review Service broken down by (a) contracting authority and (b) contractor in each year since that...

      Leukaemia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have a diagnosis of myeloid leukaemia.

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants by (a) government department, (b) executive agency and (c) non-departmental public body are located (i) in London and (ii)...

      Census: Sikhs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2018 to Question 202832 on Census: Sikhs, of the 53 participants who took part in the focus groups to consider...

      Census: Sikhs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of Sikhs who did not tick the optional Sikh religious tick box in the 2011 census.

      Sikhs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of Sikhs in England and Wales.

      House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government is making on reform of the House of Lords.

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 3.89 of the White Paper entitled Help Shape Our Future: The 2021 Census of Population and Housing in England and Wales,...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the number of trains, per hour and per direction, planned for the section of HS2 from London to Birmingham Interchange when Phases (1) 1, (2) 1 and...

    • Seaborne Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who will set charges for trucks to use Seaborne Freight on the Ramsgate to Ostend service; and whether Seaborne Freight ferries will carry both unaccompanied...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to announce a new road safety action plan as recommended by the recent Road Safety Management Capacity Review commissioned by the Department for...

      Channel Ferries: Ostend

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Port of Ostend about any frontier control requirements for operating post-Brexit ferry services from that port; and what...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the £420 million allocated for local highways maintenance in the 2018 Budget must be spent by local authorities by 31 March; whether there are any...

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the role of the Department for Transport in the conception of the proposed railcard for 16 and 17 year olds; and what was the role of Train Operating...

      Public Transport: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the cost to young people of travel to school or college by (1) train, (2) bus, and (3) other forms of public transport.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the legitimacy of the presidential election results in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the implications of the presidential election results in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for foreign policy and aid policies.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of concerns raised by bishops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in response to the publication of provisional results for the...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Government department leads on the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative.

      Palestinians: Travel Restrictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the closure of a checkpoint south of Jenin, following reports that the closure prevented...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to to the government of Israel regarding the continued imprisonment of 19 Palestinian journalists.

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about the location of the buffer zone in Gaza; and whether there are plans to make the location of...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel regarding the protection of Palestinian prisoners from any deterioration in prison conditions.

      Syria: Reconstruction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the statement made by the UK Permanent Representative to the UN on 20 December 2018 about rehabilitation in Syria, what assessment they have made of the...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they, in partnership with the governments of Norway and the United States, are in dialogue with the African Union about political and economic conditions...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what urgent representations they intend to make to the government of Bahrain to ensure that Bahraini political prisoners Ali Haji and Naji Fateel have...

      St Petersburg International Economic Forum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they plan to issue to (1) businesses, and (2) political leaders, about attending the St Petersburg International Economic Forum in June.

      West Bank: Agriculture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with the government of Israel about (1) the number of Palestinian farmers in the West Bank who are allowed to farm between...

      UN Mission in Darfur

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the stability threshold requirements and other conditions imposed by the UN resolution (2429/2018) which led to the...

      Central Africa: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the Khartoum Peace Agreement has provided a model for negotiating peace in other neighbouring countries in...

      East Africa: Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of ending human trafficking in Sudan's neighbouring countries; and what assessment they have made of the effectiveness...

      Sudan: Economic Situation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic situation in Sudan since the loss of revenue following the establishment of South Sudan.

      Sudan: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to continue to economically and politically support Sudan.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 January (HL Deb, cols 130–2), what assessment they have made of (1) continuing attacks on unarmed...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 January (HL Deb, cols 130–2), what assessment they have made of reports that Russian mercenaries were...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 January (HL Deb, cols 130–2), when they last discussed with the International Criminal Court the...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 January (HL Deb, cols 130–2), what security co-operation currently exists between the UK and the...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 January (HL Deb, cols 130–2), what assessment they have made of the consequences of violence in Sudan...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in Sudan.

      Russia: Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Russia plans to establish a strategic military base in Zimbabwe; and what estimate they have made...

      Maghreb: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the political situation in the North African Maghreb, and (2) the impact of further instability in that region on UK...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the ceasefire brokered by the UN on 18 December 2018 in and around Hudaydah in Yemen continues to be adhered to by all sides.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are reconsidering their role in inter-governmental programmes such as the Khartoum Process which supports border controls to reduce migration,...

      Hakeem AlAraibi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement made by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs on 9 December 2018 that it would be a breach of international...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Teachers: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland last met with representatives of local teachers' unions in Northern Ireland; and whether they plan to hold further...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Public Health: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was allocated to each local authority in England to be spent on public health in each year from 2010 to 2018 inclusively.

    • Eating Disorders: Males

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the provision of eating disorder services for males in England.

  • Department for International Development

    • UN High Commissioner for Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has a consistent policy on resettling asylum...

    • Syria: Reconstruction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with governments in the Gulf about the provision of reconstruction assistance to Syria; and what assessment they have made of...

      Gaza: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the World Bank’s findings in October 2018 that there is 70 per cent youth unemployment in Gaza; and what discussions they...

      Syria: Reconstruction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in assisting the rebuilding of Raqqa; and what role they are playing in those rebuilding efforts, particularly in regard to de-mining...

      Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the UK’s current development and humanitarian programmes in Sudan; and what effect the recent unrest in Khartoum and elsewhere in the country has...

  • Department for Education

    • Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to require assessors of Disabled Students' Allowance to hold an Assessment Practising Certificate.

    • English Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of different methods of teaching English and their effectiveness.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offenders: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether people who are considered to be fugitives can receive legal aid.

    • Offenders: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for legal aid have been made by fugitives in each of the last 10 years; and in each case, what was the value of the legal aid received.

  • Treasury

    • Mortgages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit uncertainty on (1) specialist mortgage lenders, and (2) mortgage prices for homeowners.

    • Child Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what assessment they have made of the Observation by the Institute for Fiscal Studies entitled Stealthy changes mean that soon one in five families with children...

      EU Staff: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the share of pension liabilities to which they have agreed as part of the UK's departure from the EU is based on (1) the full budget share of those...

      Debts: Financial Markets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that a disorderly Brexit could have on the UK’s debt markets.

      Economic Growth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of investor forecasts which suggest that there may be a slowdown in global economic growth and a fall in corporate profits over the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they monitor (1) investments made in commercial real estate by local authorities financed by the Public Loans Board, (2) the location of such real estate,...

    • First Time Buyers: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support first-time buyers on low to middle incomes who are unable to afford a deposit whilst paying rent.

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards developing the new national planning practice guidance; what research they undertook or commissioned to inform that...

      Religion: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 14 January (HL Deb, col 7), what measures they have put in place to ensure equal consideration of all...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they paid in housing benefit to private sector landlords in each year from 2010 to the last year for which figures are available.

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of the number of children living in poverty in the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Extremism Analysis Unit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Extremism Analysis Unit still exists within the Home Office; if so, what are its terms of reference; and to whom it reports.

    • Nitrous Oxide: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking regarding the increasing use of nitrous oxide as a drug of choice by teenagers.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the full responsibilities of Small Business Champion ministers; and whether they will publish a list of Small Business Champion ministers.

    • Government Departments: Labour Turnover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce staff turnover in Government departments.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Switzerland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK's post-Brexit trade deal with Switzerland will allow UK firms to continue trading on the same basis as they do today.

    • Overseas Trade: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of any decline of Chinese exports on future trade between the UK and China.

      Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they had made of the use of military goods sold to Israel by the UK; and whether they have sought any assurances that such goods are used for...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Enterprises: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate, if any, they have made of the number of social investment vehicles which compete to lend to the same charities and small and medium-sized enterprises.

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