Written answers

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of traffic collision fatalities attributed to heavy goods vehicles.

    • Northern: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the Rail, Maritime, and Transport Union RMT to resolve the dispute with Northern on train guards.

      Gatwick Airport: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the disruption caused by the Gatwick drone incident in December 2018.

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received representation from the DVLA on the use of (a) FreeStyle Libre and (b) Continuous Glucose Monitoring devices to monitor blood...

      Roads: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to clarify to local authorities their powers relating to unintended consequences to neighbouring parking spaces in relation to...

      Travel: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Department for Exiting the European on the potential effect on the insurance industry of the UK leaving the EU...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking provide guidance to British citizens who may require multiple green cards to cover their vehicle and any trailers...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of green cards the insurance industry will need to issue prior to 29 March 2019.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance he plans to provide to EU officials charged with administrating the green card rules on the rules governing the use of digital cards in...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on motor insurance for UK drivers in EU countries after 29 March 2019.

      Train Operating Companies: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Office of Rail and Road issued rail operator licences will be invalid in the EU in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal...

      Channel Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the smooth running of the Eurostar and freight trains travelling between the UK and the EU in the event...

      Channel Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the Eurostar and rail freight companies in relation...

      Tunnels: Hedgehogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many tunnels for hedgehogs his Department constructed under (a) railway lines and (b) roads in each month of the last 24 months for which data is...

      British Transport Police: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the financial contributions made by train operating companies running services across West Lancashire to the operations...

      British Transport Police: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with British Transport Police on the level of their presence at Blackpool North and Preston stations at (a)...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities with the enforcement of anti-idling legislation.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Pubs Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will carry out a review of the Pubs Code including the attractiveness to tenants of the Market Rent Only option.

    • Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Crown Post Offices across the UK are currently not providing post office services.

      Research: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish detailed information on the mechanism for replacing access to funding from the (a) European...

      Sony: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with Sony on their plans to move their European Headquarters from the UK to the...

      Timber: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of enforcement action by the Office for Product Safety and Standards related to illegally sourced...

      Employment: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the participation of BAME women in the labour market.

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) the recent cancellation of nuclear projects by Hitachi and Toshiba and...

      Financial Reporting Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to improve the transparency in the work of the Financial Reporting Council.

      Post Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Post Offices' Horizon IT system; and if he will make a...

      Manufacturing Industries: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to announce which areas have been selected to be part of the Made Smarter initiative.

      Fireworks: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2019 to Question 210719 on Firework: Regulations, what the timescale for that...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Mukhtar Ablyazov

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on legal action against Mukhtar Ablyazov in...

    • Exclusive Economic Zone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the requirements of Article 75 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, on what date the...

      Zimbabwe: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on Zimbabwe’s application to re-join the Commonwealth.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department have undertaken the course on religious literacy run by his...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for which of his Department's posts is attendance on the religious literacy course run by his Department's Diplomatic Academy a...

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Venezuela on (a) upholding Article 233 of the Venezuelan...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion 28/2016 adopted in August 2016 calling for the immediate release by...

      Julian Assange

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Ecuadorian officials on the matter of Julian Assange since November 2018; and on what dates...

      Germany: Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2018 to Question 185531 on Germany: Thalidomide, what progress he has made on making it...

      Leyla Güven

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2019 to Question 206886 on Leyla Guven, when UK Government officials last raised the case...

      Eritrea: Emigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of changes in the level of outward migration from Eritrea since the recent rapprochement with Ethiopia.

      Israa al-Ghomgham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the trial of Israa al-Ghomgham.

      Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Russian counterpart on the ongoing persecution of LGBT+ individuals in Chechnya.

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US on the political situation in Venezuela; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which service providers are contracted to carry out third party cleaning contracts for his Department; if he will list all of the...

    • UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent assessment he has made of the extent to which the EU has acted in accordance with its principle of sincere co-operation...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the health sector on the UK leaving the EU.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Drugs: Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2019 to Question 205247 on Drugs: refrigerators, what proportion of the (a) ambient storage pallets,...

    • Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of (a) gout, (b) rickets, (c) cholera, (d) tuberculosis, (e) malnutrition, (f) whooping cough, (g) measles, (h) scurvy,...

      Medical Treatments: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that online vendors of medical (a) products and (b) treatments to consumers in the UK provide medical...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the fair distribution of the recently announced additional £2 billion further funding...

      Care Homes: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of people with autism in care homes.

      Prostate Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the new prostate cancer radiotherapy will be available on the NHS.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when MRI-guided thermal laser ablation treatment will be made available on the NHS to tackle brain tumours.

      Eating Disorders

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

      General Practitioners: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for GP appointments.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote the early diagnosis of dementia.

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote eating well to help prevent depression.

      NHS: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to prioritise the reduction of waiting times in the NHS.

      Electromagnetic Fields: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made on the health-related effects of electromagnetic fields.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2018 to Question 202737 on HIV Infection, when his Department plans to make an announcement on the...

      Health Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to hold discussions with the National Centre for Rural Health and Care on rural health issues.

      Health Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions (a) his Department and (b) the NHS have had with their counterparts in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the programme to vaccinate adolescent boys against human papillomavirus will start in September 2019.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number of boys who would be eligible to receive the HPV vaccination under a catch-up programme for...

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) recruit and (b) retain GPs in (i) Medway, (ii) Kent and (iii) England.

      Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill (HL)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has received representations on the potential effect of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill on the liberty of people living...

      Speech and Language Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the implications are for his policies of the conclusion in the paper entitled, Mental Health of Children and Young People in...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria his Department uses to capture the costs of rurality in allocating NHS funding.

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many meetings have taken place between NHS Improvement and NHS trusts to agree plans to improve the financial position of those...

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of (a) doctors and (b) nurses that completed training (a) no longer work in the NHS and (b) work abroad in...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS and foundation trusts expected to be in deficit at the end of the 2018-19 financial year;...

      Infant Foods: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which infant formulas have been approved for sale in the UK in the last month; and whether these have been notified to infant feeding leads.

      Learning Disability: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people with learning disabilities whose care is paid for by the NHS are being cared for in facilities owned by private...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse has been of staff redundancies in each CCG area since 2013.

      Non-departmental Public Bodies: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much each of his Department's non-departmental bodies spent on redundancy payments in each financial year since 2010-11; and if he...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the NHS budget has been spent (a) on contracts awarded to and (b) in all other ways in the private sector since May 2010.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times (a) he and (b) Ministers and advisers to his Department have met representatives of private healthcare providers since...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an estimate of the number of missed breast cancer screening appointments by women whose employers have not allowed...

      Self-harm: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people under the age of 18 have presented at A&E in need of treatment for self-harm at hospitals in the (a) Greater...

      Social Services: Consultation Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish social care green paper; and for what reasons the publication has been delayed.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to tackle differences in the quality and outcomes of different local authority suicide prevention plans.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the decrease in the public health grant on the ability of local authorities to implement...

      Mental Health Inter-ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the membership of the inter-ministerial group for mental health is; how often that group meets; and what the dates of the group's...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many unsafe abortions were averted in each country by programmes funded by her Department since 2011; how many unsafe abortions...

    • Department for International Development: Contracts

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

      Somaliland: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to the House of Representatives of Somaliland to ensure that the planned 2019 Somaliland...

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her steps her Department is taking to ensure transparency in the support they provide to individual sectors such as water,...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional financial provision local authorities have received to help implement the Government’s commitment for 30 hours free childcare...

    • Social Workers: Career Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authorities have participated in the National Assessment and Accreditation Scheme for Social Workers.

      Free School Meals: Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the potential additional cost to the public purse of extending free school meals to households in receipt of...

      National FGM Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the National FGM Centre.

      Technicians: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to increase the supply of laboratory scientist technicians.

      Special Educational Needs: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children with Educational, Health and Social Care plans are from (a) Black, (b) Asian and (c) Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

      Children: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the Every Child Matters programme on social mobility.

      Mental Health Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the training for designated senior leads for mental health includes training in awareness of speech, language and communication needs and...

      Children: Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to (a) identify and (b) tackle children’s communication difficulties under its Children in Need policy.

      Department for Education: Contracts

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

      Home Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that children in home education placements have a high standard of education and care.

      16-19 Bursary Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of current funding for the 16 to 19 bursary.

      16-19 Bursary Fund: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the 16 - 19 bursary in promoting social mobility.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost has been of setting up the What Works Centre to date.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the money disbursed from the budget of her Department's Children's Social Care Innovation Programme has been allocated to organisations in...

      Social Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on the (a) consultation on (b) preparation for and (c) introduction of the National Assessment and Accreditation...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government's guidance entitled Staying put: arrangements for care leavers aged 18 years and above, what the annual cost to the...

      Children in Care: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to ensure that 16 and 17 year olds in the care system are placed in suitable accommodation.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has made to support local authorities with the number of young people entering the care system.

      English Baccalaureate: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of disadvantaged students who leave secondary education having completed the English...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative assessment he has made of the number of prisoners serving life sentences in (a) the UK (b) EU countries; and if he will make a statement.

    • Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to lay an amended Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme before the House during the current Parliamentary session.

      Ministry of Justice: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of staff in his Department including those employed in executive agencies and non-ministerial Departments declared a disability in 2017-18.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many courts were affected by the reported recent failure of digital infrastructure at HM Courts and Tribunals Service in (a) London, (b) the...

      Prison Sentences: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2019 to Question 20986, how many prisoners were given custodial sentences in Nottinghamshire in each year since 2015.

      Prisons: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many fires occurred in prisons in each of the last three years.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Remedies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether decisions of the Trade Remedies Authority on the imposition of a trade defence measure will take effect immediately or within a...

    • Department for International Trade: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, on (a) how many occasions and (b) what dates the Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser has met (i) the Prime Minister’s Europe Adviser and...

      Department for International Trade: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which service providers are contracted to carry out third party cleaning contracts for his Department; if he will list all of the services...

      Department for International Trade: Staff

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

      Foreign Relations: Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he has had with his Cuban counterpart.

      Export Controls: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the (a) dates, (b) end users and (c) licence types were for (i) approved and (ii) denied applications for Internet Protocol network...

      Overseas Trade: Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has to support British companies that trade with Cuba in the event of the United States lifting the suspension of Title III of...

      BAE Systems: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January to Question 210049 on Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia, what the dates were of the three compliance audits in...

      Lamb: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Australia on increasing the quota of lamb exports to the UK in the event that the UK...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many responses the Government received from leaseholders in response to the Tackling unfair practices in the...

    • Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have met with property development companies during...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding local authorities receive to deliver children’s services.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Institute for Government report of January 2019 entitled Moving On: The costs of high staff...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy that the UK Shared Prosperity Fund prioritises regions experiencing the highest levels...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service inquiries have been conducted when a serious injury has occurred on training exercise or selection event between 2013-2019; and if he...

    • Armed Forces: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what diseases were involved in the 27 disease-related deaths within the armed forces between 2000-2018 during exercises and training events; and if he...

      HMS Queen Elizabeth: Belfast Lough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which locations in Belfast lough are suitable for berthing HMS Queen Elizabeth.

      Saudi Arabia: Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) RAF and (b) Government-funded subcontracted personnel work in Saudi Arabia to provide technical and maintenance support to the Saudi...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which UK-supplied military equipment has been used by Saudi Arabia in Yemen since March 2015.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports that Turkey has trained and recruited former Islamic State militants to aid its operations in Afrin.

      Fisheries: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure the continued effective operation of the Fisheries Protection patrol in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      HMS Medway and HMS Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when (a) HMS Medway and (b) HMS Trent will be completed for deployment.

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure the continued effective patrolling of the (a) North Sea, (b) English Channel, (c) Western Approaches, (d) Bristol...

      USA: Hospital Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with the US Department of Defense on (a) US hospital ships and (b) lessons for (i) procurement and (ii)...

      Hospital Ships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a UK hospital ship would be classed as a complex warship and eligible for a restricted tender for UK shipyards for its construction.

      Hospital Ships: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to fund or part-fund a UK hospital ship.

      Armed Forces: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) officers and (b) other ranks in the (i) Royal Navy, (ii) Army, (iii) RAF and (iv) Royal Marines in each of the last five years have been...

      Army: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many women serving in the Army have applied to transfer into infantry roles since his Department's announcement of 25 October 2018 that all roles in...

      Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many deployments of British personnel from the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Marines, (c) Army and (d) Royal Air Force there have been in each year of...

      Air Space: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of incursions into British airspace by foreign military aircraft.

      Army: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the re-basing of the British Army from Germany to the UK.

      Baltic States and Poland: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of awarding the General Service Medal to British forces personnel who are serving on Operation Cabrit.

      France: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Royal Navy ship will be escorting the French aircraft carrier, Charles de Gaulle, when it departs for its operational cruise of the Indian and...

      Arctic: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the UK's and NATO's defence capacity in the Arctic; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average cost to the public purse is of a mandatory reconsideration process for welfare benefits.

    • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of applicants for personal independence payment have gone on to apply for mandatory reconsideration.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of mandatory reconsideration cases for welfare benefits have resulted in the original ruling being overturned in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the universal credit payment system so that claimants paid on a four-weekly...

      Farmers: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce risks for farmers at work.

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people asked for a mandatory reconsideration of their universal credit application in 2018; and how many of those reconsiderations...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of staff in her Department including those employed in executive agencies and non-ministerial Departments declared a...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Contracts

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

      Department for Work and Pensions: Sikhs

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

      Social Security Benefits: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many resettled refugee families arriving in the UK since 2015 under the (a) Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement Scheme, (b) Vulnerable...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when in the next six months she plans to publish statistics on payment timeliness for new universal credit claimants; and what additional...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 190903 on universal credit, when her Department plans to complete the necessary quality...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to uprate the UK state pensions of non-UK nationals living in other EU States in 2019-20.

      Social Security Benefits: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with which EU member states does the UK have bilateral agreements for social security co-ordination which would come into force if the UK left...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many couples are in receipt of Pension Credit where one partner has reached state pension age and the other has not.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for the proposed new Environmental Land...

    • Agriculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the role of public advice in the effective delivery of the proposed new Environmental Land...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department is providing to (a) areas of Salford and (b) the UK who experience poor air quality.

      Air Pollution: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the continuation of UK clean air policy as provided for in EU Directive 2008/50/EC after...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with sector representatives on the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to enhance animal welfare standards as a result of the UK leaving the EU.

      Environment Protection: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what new initiatives his Department plans to bring forward to tackle environmental crimes.

      Milk: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with dairy farmers in Northern Ireland on the (a) cost of production and (b) the sale price of milk.

      Farmers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to support farmers after the UK leaves the EU.

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Potential Pilot Operators responded to the request for information for the pilot Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme.

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on the level of recycling of the (a) cans and bottles return system...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department or its agencies maintain a list of local authorities in England that undertake separate food waste...

      Animal Products: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether EU law requires the export of animal-based products from the EU to be via a designated border inspection point; and...

      Agriculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the (a) number and (b) regional breakdown of farms and other organisations that have applied to take part...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many civil servants are currently working on secondment in his Department on issues connected with the UK leaving the EU.

  • Home Office

    • Money Laundering: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many investigations into high-end money laundering have been opened by the National Crime Agency in each year since 2014.

    • Money Laundering: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the investigations into high-end money laundering opened by the National Crime Agency have resulted in charging decisions since 2014.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of (i) EU and (ii) EEA nationals that will have the right to reside permanently in the UK; and...

      Offshore Trusts: City of London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate the Government has made of the level of money laundering and large-scale fraud made by way of financial transactions and...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average duration of detention was for migrants to the UK in 2018.

      Immigration Controls: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of foreign national offenders from an EU-27 member state have been prevented from...

      National Crime Agency: Venezuela

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of National Crime Agency activity to tackle crime and corruption...

      British Nationality: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children under the age of 18 have been denied UK citizenship in each year since 2010.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have applied for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme pilot in (a) the UK and (b) Garston and Halewood constituency.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to extend the eligibility for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme pilot for EU citizens that can financially...

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the effect a seasonal agricultural workers scheme would have on small labour providers.

      Youth Mobility Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to extend the Youth Mobility Scheme to additional non-EEA countries after the UK leaves the EU.

      Cammell Laird: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will release all documents relating to the 1984 strike at Cammell Lairds Shipyard and the subsequent arrest and imprisonment of 37...

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time support staff in his Department work on (i) visa applications and (ii) asylum applications (A) in...

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to provide independent legal guardianships for (a) unaccompanied and (b) trafficked children in (i)...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fire inspections have been carried out by fire and rescue services in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to (a) decrease the total number of knife crimes and (b) support programmes that aim to educate young...

      English Language: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the consistency between B1 English tests carried out at different centres.

      Migrant Workers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward regional salary thresholds for non-UK workers to allow businesses to...

      Livestock: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to advise farmers on the risk of livestock theft.

      Visas: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people had their visas to visit the UK revoked in 2018.

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what sums his Department received in payments for visa applications in each of the last three years.

      Female Genital Mutilation: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the average cost of supporting an FGM victim in the UK, including the provision of (a) mental health support,...

      Home Office: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of staff in his Department including those employed in executive agencies and non-ministerial Departments declared a...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure it is able to process large numbers of applications from EU citizens applying for settled...

      Offences against Children: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2019 to Question 205952 on Offences against Children: Internet, whether be plans to bring forward...

      Forensic Science: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to ISO 17020, entitled, General Criteria for the Operation of Various Types of Bodies Performing Inspection, what progress...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he will take to reimburse people in Liverpool who have paid a fee to obtain settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme pilot;...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have (a) successfully obtained and (b) been denied settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme pilot in (i) Garston and...

      Joint Fraud Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the joint fraud task force management board has met since the last published minutes of 20 June 2018.

      Joint Fraud Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the joint fraud task force will continue to operate following the announcement of the formation of the economic crime strategy board.

      Ministerial Economic Crime Strategic Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the terms of reference will be for the Economic Crime Strategy Board; and if the reports of that Board will be published.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the level of fraud in the UK; and what plans he has to tackle fraud.

      Fraud: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will implement a national fraud prevention strategy with an annual statement of priorities.

      Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of fraud Action Fraud received in each year since 2013 by police force area.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum applications that were submitted (a) three years ago, (b) two years ago and (c) within the last 12 months...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been held in immigration detention since September 2018; and what steps his Department is taking to establish...

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with Police and Crime Commissioners across the country on protecting the rights of victims of modern...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to secure a resolution for the 30 unaccompanied children in Calais who have had their migrant status...

      Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of premium service applications for indefinite leave to remain were processed on the same day in each year...

      Immigration and Nationality: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for (a) indefinite leave to remain, (b) naturalisation and (c) asylum were lost by his Department in each year since 2010.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2018 to Question 199462 on Refugees: Children, how the £3.6M development fund will be spent; and...

      Speed Limits: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) reliability and (b) accuracy of the LTI 20.20 speed gun; and if he will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to support (a) people who have been victims of domestic abuse and (b) women and children who have...

      Immigrants: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have had their bank accounts closed as a result of provisions introduced in the Immigration Act 2016.

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have had their right to work revoked as a result of provisions introduced in the Immigration Act 2016.

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are currently waiting for a decision on leave to remain as a stateless person.

  • Scotland Office

    • City Region Deals: Tayside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions his Department has had with stakeholders on the Tay Cities Deal.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service Widows Pension

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons (a) the Civil Service Widows Pension Scheme rules include the 1972 Section in which premium deductions are taken should an individual...

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Electoral Commission report of 14 December 2018 entitled Cost of delivering the June 2016 referendum on the UK's membership of...

      Natural Gas: Kazakhstan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2019 to Question 210025 on, how many civil servants work in Project Santiago.

      Natural Gas: Kazakhstan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2019 to Question 210025, whether Project Santiago involves the participation of consultants employed by any of the...

      Infrastructure: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether a Minister of the Crown has the power to ban or restrict a named company's involvement as a (a) UK critical national infrastructure operator...

      Intelligence Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of job vacancies in the intelligence services that have remained unfilled for over three months in...

      Infrastructure: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what powers the Government has to audit the cyber security of (a) UK critical national infrastructure operators and (b) their major suppliers.

  • Treasury

    • Capital Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individual capital projects were awarded to (a) Northern Ireland, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in (i) 2017, (ii) 2018 and (iii) 2019 to date by the...

    • Local Growth Deals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the Government's Growth Deal announcements in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019 that included allocated funding for (i) Northern Ireland,...

      Gambling: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a tax on the gambling industry to provide funding for people that have been made...

      Retail Trade: Urban Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department is having with the devolved Administrations on government support for high street businesses.

      Treasury: Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of staff in his Department including those employed in executive agencies and non-ministerial Departments declared a disability in 2017-18.

      Football Pools: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the (a) finances and (b) usage of the football pools of the reduction in pools duty from 15 per cent to 10 per...

      Euratom

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196828 on EURATOM, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the scenarios in the White...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of public expenditure that is spent on children’s services delivered by local government.

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will seek clarity from LINK on planned future reductions to the ATM interchange fee; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of total public expenditure is spent on children’s services delivered by local government.

      Public Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the national insurance surplus has been spent on reducing national debt in each year since 2015.

      Coinage: British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2019 to Question 207221, if he will list the designation and location of the coin issuing authority for each Overseas...

      Coinage: British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2019 to Question 207221, which coin issuing authorities have (a) requested permission or (b) indicated intention to...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent 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, what plans his Department has for debts owed to HMRC to be included in its new Breathing Space scheme.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with officials in the Department of Health and Social Care on funding to provide additional...

      Office for Professional Body Anti-money Laundering Supervision

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, at what level registration fees for anti-money laundering supervisory bodies under the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision will...

      Office for Professional Body Anti-money Laundering Supervision

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to ensure that accountants who are not members of an anti-money laundering supervisory body under the Office for Professional Body...

      Office for Professional Body Anti-money Laundering Supervision

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will undertake an assessment of the effectiveness of the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision.

      Retail Trade: Urban Areas

      What fiscal steps he is taking to support the high street.

      Income Tax

      What progress he has made on reducing the amount of income tax that people pay.

      Social Security Benefits

      What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on reviewing the adequacy of funding for social security benefits.

      Universal Credit

      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on the personal finances of claimants.

      *No heading*

      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland on providing additional support for low-income households in Scotland.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to promote peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements there are for the drivers of public service vehicles to report unruly passengers to their depots and to the police at the time when a disturbance...

    • Taxis: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to add the type of insurance held to the information displayed when a registration number is entered into the Motor Insurance Database, so...

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people who will apply for a 16–17 railcard in the first year after it is introduced; and what estimate they...

      Rescue Services: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to the use of drones for air-sea rescue purposes in the English Channel.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent drones from interfering with equestrian events, including national hunt racing and flat racing.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to boost business confidence following a recent fall in spending on marketing by businesses.

    • Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the difference in the definition of a liability in Part 18 and Part 23 of the Companies Act 2006 compared to that used in the...

      Tidal Power: River Severn

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of concerns over the future of the Wylfa Newydd and Moorside nuclear power station projects, they will re-examine the viability of the Severn...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • St Helena: Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of an obesity epidemic in the UK Overseas Territory of St Helena; and whether they intend to take steps to address any...

    • Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the current protests in Harare, (2) the police tactics used in response to those protests, and (3) the potential impact on...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to ensure that European Health Insurance Card application forms on the official NHS or gov.uk websites appear at the top of...

    • Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis they have conducted into the prevalence of female genital mutilation in England.

      Midwives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS midwives there were in England, broken down by age, (1) in the latest year for which figures are available, and (2) ten years earlier.

      Maternity Services: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many support workers were employed in maternity care in the NHS in England in each of the last three years, expressed as (1) a headcount, and (2) a full-time...

      Midwives: Leadership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to strengthen leadership within the midwifery profession at (1) national, (2) regional, and (3) local level.

      Childbirth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many home births there were in each region of England in each year since 2000.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Public Health and Primary Care on 20 December 2018 (HCWS1221), what assessment they have...

      Psychiatric Hospitals: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many child and adolescent mental health in-patient beds there were in (1) Greater Manchester, (2) Lancashire, (3) Cheshire, and (4) Derbyshire in each of the...

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 13 June 2018 (HL8293), whether the Department of Health and Social Care has published a response...

      Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people with (1) Type 1 and (2) Type 2 diabetes have (a) been offered and (b) attended structured education courses in each clinical commissioning group...

      Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the prevalence of (1) Type 1 and (2) Type 2 diabetes (a) in England and (b) in each clinical commissioning group area in the most recent year for which...

      Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) adults and (2) children are (a) obese or (b) overweight in each clinical commissioning group area in the most recent year for which data are available.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are using (1) real-time continuous glucose monitors and (2) insulin pumps in each clinical commissioning group area in the most recent year for...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to promote awareness of the fact that NHS dental treatment is free for those under the age of 18.

      Gambling: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many dedicated gambling clinics will be established as part of the NHS Long Term Plan, published on 7 January; where those clinics will be; what are the...

      NHS

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish the national implementation programme for the NHS Long Term Plan, published on 7 January.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the percentage turnout of voters in each of the whole House hereditary peer by-elections.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Minister of State for Employment on 8 January (HC Deb, col 181), what is meant by “testing a non-mandatory approach” in...

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce transitional state pension arrangements for women born in the 1950s who are adversely affected by the change of the state pension...

      Universal Credit: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women born in the 1950s and who retired between the age of 60 and the revised state pension age are in receipt of Universal Credit.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Department for Work and Pensions' Independent Case Examiner’s Office has closed its review of complaints regarding the changes in women's state...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Products: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 January (HL12717, HL12718 and HL12719), what category of individual will be designated as an...

  • Home Office

    • European Arrest Warrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many European arrest warrants the UK has issued in each of the last five years.

    • Migrant Workers: Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) which countries they consider to be “low risk” in the context of provision for low skilled workers set out in paragraphs 25–31 of their White...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long on average it takes for an application to prove settled status or for citizenship under the Windrush scheme to be dealt with.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Football: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they plan to have, and with whom, about the release of £36.2 million of funding to develop regional football grounds in Northern Ireland...

    • Peers: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how often the current Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has met those members of the House of Lords who are based in Northern Ireland as a group; and if she...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many joint trade reviews conducted with other countries in the last 12 months have resulted in the UK reaching agreement on free trade arrangements to come...

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