Written answers

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Contracts

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

    • Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January to Question 208287, what figure of miles per train incident he will use to measure the performance of new trains...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 February 2019 to Question 208287, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of train operating company training and...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 February 2019 to Question 208287, what plans he has to ensure (a) train operators and (b) Network Rail take the necessary...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 February 2019 to Question 208287, how many of the 11 train operating companies with routes into London offer (a) season...

      Road Traffic Offences: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the future roll-out of yellow vulture cameras that catch drivers speeding, using their mobile phone, eating or not wearing a...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the disused national rail network remains in the ownership of Network Rail.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve cycle safety on roads.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish any guidelines his Department has produced for rolling stock companies on re-purposing displaced rolling stock.

      Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of trains are (a) wholly re-purposed, (b) partially re-purposed and (c) scrapped in each of the last three years.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the level of customer satisfaction in rail companies.

      Roads: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much highway maintenance block funding has been allocated to Barnsley in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Retail Trade: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to support high street retailers.

    • Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the industrial strategy supports (a) manufacturers of agricultural...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many main post offices opened between (a) April 2016 and March 2017 and (b) April 2017 to March 2018.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which service providers are contracted to carry out third party cleaning contracts for his (a) Department and (b) executive...

    • Ali Hajji and Naji Fateel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 192801 and with reference to the oversight bodies’ reported...

      UN Human Rights Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list his Department's priorities for the United Nations Human Rights Council session in March 2019.

      Israel: Malaysia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Malaysian Government on the Malaysian Prime Minister's (a) comments on the State of...

      North Africa: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received on the persecution of Christians in North Africa; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom in Iraq; and what steps the Government is taking to...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the political, security and humanitarian situation in Sudan.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the corrected Answer of 22 January 2019 to Question 206251, how many civil servants in his Department were working...

      Turkey: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on the lack of access to legal representation for political prisoners...

      Turkey: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the number of political prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey.

      Leyla Guven and Abdullah Ocalan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has raised the cases of Leyla Guven MP and Abdullah Ocalan with (a) the Turkish Government and (b) his European...

      Indigenous Peoples: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to help safeguard the human rights and security of indigenous...

      Omar Shakir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, further to the Answer of 5 June 2018 to Question HL8092, if he will make further representations to the Israeli authorities the...

      Libya: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights on alleged human rights abuses in Libyan...

      Libya: UN Human Commissioner for Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support it is providing to UNHCR for its work in Libya.

      Uganda: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Africa, of 8 January 2019, Official Report, column 117WH, what (a)...

      Uganda: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Africa, of 8 January 2019, Official Report, column 117WH, what steps he...

      Uganda: Entertainments and Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Ugandan counterpart on the Ugandan Government’s proposals to regulate the music...

      Tashi Wangchuk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made since the UN Universal Periodic Review in November 2018 on the release of Tibetan human rights...

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his Turkish counterpart on investigations into the disappearance and death of Jamal...

      Priyanka Fernando

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department have received from the Government of Sri Lanka on the arrest warrant issued for Brigadier...

      Priyanka Fernando

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka has made to the Government of that country on the conduct of...

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he is taking to support the peace process in Colombia since the recent attacks by ELN militants in Bogota.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Contracts

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

    • Attorney General: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the corrected Answer of 22 January 2019 to Question 206251, how many civil servants in his Department were working part or full-time on projects in the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Mental Health Act 1983 in protecting the rights of people detained under that Act.

    • NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of whether the NHS will meet its core statutory access targets within the next three years.

      Maternity Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what records his Department holds on the number of women who have been deterred from seeking NHS maternity care as a result of charging...

      Children: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for Public Health England to promote the importance of children’s speech, language and communication skills to...

      Bees and Nuts: Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his is taking to raise public awareness of the risk of (a) peanut and (b) bee sting allergies in the UK.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2019 to Question 203761, if he will define when the earliest opportunity is to publish the Social...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which of NHS England’s 25 trailblazer areas on transforming children and young people’s mental health include speech and...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to begin work on a new alcohol strategy.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Contracts

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

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mental health support is available for children and young people diagnosed with life-limiting conditions.

      Palliative Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much NHS England has spent on palliative care in each financial year since 2012-13.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which residential and nursing homes he has visited in an official capacity since 9 July 2018; and what the date was of each such visit.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much Health Education England spent on clinical placements for (a) nursing, (b) midwifery and (c) allied health students in each year...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on public health of alcohol consumption in England.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of alcohol misuse in each of the last five years.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses were employed in each Agenda for Change pay band in each month for which figures are available since 1 April 2018.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses were employed in each NHS region in each month for which figures are available since 1 April 2018.

      Junior Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of junior doctors do not work at weekends.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients spent 12 hours in A&E from the decision to admit to admission in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015, (d) 2016, (e) 2017,...

      Surgery: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average cost to the NHS was of a (a) hip replacement, (b) knee replacement, (c) cataract operation and (d) hernia operation in...

      Mental Health Services: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was spent in (a) cash and (b) real terms on mental health services per head of population in England in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of generic drugs his Department is currently paying a premium for due to shortage of supply.

      NHS Trusts: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much NHS trusts have spent on agency and contract staff in each year since 2009-10; and how much NHS trusts plan to spend on such...

      NHS: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost of backlog maintenance for the NHS estate in England was, by level of assessed risk, in each financial year since 2010-11.

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in each age group were admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of malnutrition in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients died of malnutrition in NHS hospitals in each of the last 10 years.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on advertising job vacancies in each of year since October 2011.

      NHS: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse has been of staff redundancies by clinical commissioning group area in each year since April 2014.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Sikhs

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

      Department of Health and Social Care: Staff

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

      NHS: Waiting Lists

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

  • Department for International Development

    • India: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what is the criteria is for providing aid to India.

    • Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to help ensure developing country debt repayments do not undermine poverty reducing public spending and...

      Department for International Development: Sikhs

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

      Department for International Development: Staff

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

      Jordan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether time has been allocated on the agenda of the 2019 London Initiative on 28 February 2019 to highlight barriers to economic...

      Jordan: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether representatives of Jordanian civil society have been invited to attend the 2019 London initiative on opportunities for growth...

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the UK upholds its commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 6 on achieving...

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has allocated to (a) water, (b) sanitation and (c) hygiene programmes in each of the last three years;...

      Climate Change: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the effect of climate change on water, sanitation and hygiene services in (a) Ethiopia...

      Syria: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to increase access to clean drinking water for (a) internally displaced persons in Syria and (b)...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to identify (a) people and (b) communities that are vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

      Migrant Camps: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support disabled people in refugee camps.

      Migrant Camps: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has allocated to new programmes providing education for children in refugee camps.

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to consult with refugee communities on the effectiveness of UK aid programmes.

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of children (a) eligible for and (b) applying for free school meals in the last five years.

    • Social Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Directors of Children’s Services in Greater Manchester on their ability to deliver their statutory duties to...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the correlation between deprivation and demand for children’s services.

      Social Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the amount local authorities in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) the North West overspent on children’s...

      Productivity and Skilled Workers: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of his Department's progress in tackling the skills and productivity gap in the Midlands.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent comparative assessment he has made of the level of funding for education in (a) England and (b) EU member states.

      Supported Housing: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) 16 and (b) 17 year olds living in unsupported independent living accommodation.

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the State of the Nation 2018 report by the Social Mobility Commission will be published.

      Students: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support the mental health and well-being of postgraduate students in universities.

      Teachers: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons his Department is no longer focusing on using its 2017 Early Years Workforce Strategy to increase the number of specialist graduates...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made and assessment of the potential merits of introducing a requirement for the workforce in (a) private, (b) voluntary...

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2019 to Question 210473 on Secondary Education: Standards, what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Victims' Commissioner's review of the criminal injuries compensation scheme.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the highest hourly rate was that (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's arms-length bodies paid for...

    • Community Housing Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with community-led housing groups in (a) Oxfordshire and (b) England on the future of the...

      Community Housing Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the ability of community-led housing groups in receipt of awards from the Community...

      Community Housing Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will undertake a review of the requirement for community-led housing groups in receipt of awards from the...

      Building Regulations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking in response to the recommendations of the ninth report of the Women and Equalities...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government provides support for new house buyers with snagging issues; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with Greater Manchester council leaders on future funding of children’s services.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which service providers are contracted to carry out third party cleaning contracts for his (a) Department and (b)...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2019 to Question 208362 on Buildings: Insulation, what testing his Department...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on the provision of social housing through the planning process of changes...

      Private Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing legislative proposals to prohibit landlords who...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance he has issued to local authorities on checking employment standards by commissioned care providers.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to Question 207151 and with reference to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister on 21 January 2019,...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2019 to Question 210699 on High Rise Flats: Insulation, with reference to the...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the dates of the meetings he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on local authority...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Forces Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to extend the Armed Forces Help to Buy Scheme beyond 2019.

    • Ministry of Defence: Contracts

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

      Ministry of Defence: Sikhs

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

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

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

      USA: INF Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US administration on the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty since the announcement by...

      USA: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has held discussions with his counterpart in the US administrations on the doomsday clock update published by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment assessments where a claimant had a diagnosis of fibromyalgia resulted in no award; and how many of...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her policy that there will be transitional protection for claimants entitled to the severe disability premium of a legacy...

      Severe Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients of (a) employment support allowance, (b) job seeker's allowance and (c) income support received the severe disability...

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2019 to Question 210462, if she will take steps to publish information before Spring 2019 on the number...

      Universal Credit: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of automatic split payment of universal credit payments to prevent domestic abuse.

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has issued guidance to universal credit helpline call handlers on promoting the use of the digital channel to claimants.

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has set a target for the reduction in the number of calls made to the universal credit helpline.

      Department for Work and Pensions: White Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Channel Optimisation paper published in November 2017.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Busking: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, what his Department's policy is on individuals busking with dogs.

    • Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether an assessment has been made by the National Bee Unit on the risks associated with queen bee inbreeding in commercial...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which service providers are contracted to carry out third party cleaning contracts for his (a) Department and (b) executive...

  • Home Office

    • Fire Prevention: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there have been in the last five years for failing to complete annual checks on fire dampers; and how many of those...

    • Fire Resistant Materials: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has plans to increase the frequency of the requirement for fire dampers to be inspected from annually to six-monthly.

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were classified as illegal entrants to the UK in each year since 2010.

      Police: EU Countries

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

      Deportation: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any administrative removal proceedings are currently being undertaken against Uighur Muslims residing in the UK whose country of...

      Asylum: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any asylum applications have been received from Uighur Muslims fleeing the human rights situation in Xinjiang.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Sikhs

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

  • Scotland Office

    • Brexit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Trades Union Congress on the EU Withdrawal Agreement.

    • Scotland Office: Sikhs

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

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what measures are in place to reduce the possession of duplicated citizens data across Government.

    • Census: Sikhs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will include Sikhs in the next Race Disparity Audit.

      Cabinet Office: Sikhs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Sikhs the Prime Minister's office employs; and whether they are recorded as members of an (a) ethnic or (b) religious group.

      Census: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect on the quality of information provided by having a write-in option compared to a tick box option for...

      Cabinet Office: Contracts

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

      Knowledge Economy: Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the work force in each (a) region and (b) local authority area is employed in the knowledge economy.

      Cabinet Office: Sikhs

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

      Cybercrime: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2019 to Question 210691 on Cybercrime, if he will publish a list of the Ministers with responsibility for...

      Public Sector: Computer Software

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2019 to Question 210692 on Public Sector: Computer Software, on what dates the Government Digital Service issued...

  • Treasury

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will commit to ensuring that the annual budget for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund is no less, in real terms, than the EU and UK funding streams it...

    • Treasury: Contracts

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

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the apprenticeship levy has been raised since its introduction.

      Cider: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to increase the small producer's relief scheme for small cider producers from 7,000 to 30,000 litres per annum.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a preferential rate of duty for draught beer.

      Public Houses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will undertake a review into the effect of business rates on traditional pubs compared with new small bars.

      VAT: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in HMRC work on tackling VAT fraud.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the full list of the goods and services subject to the five per cent VAT rate; and how much revenue has been raised to the Exchequer...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has he made on the Local Full Fibre Networks Programme in rural locations throughout Scotland.

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

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

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which service providers are contracted to carry out third party cleaning contracts for his (a) Department and (b) executive...

      Cybercrime: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to sections 4 and 5 of the Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018, what assurances he has received...

      Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the benefits to charities of the prize limit on society lotteries (a) increasing and (b)...

      Stonewall: National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2019 to Question 206860, on Stonewell: National Lottery, what processes are in place to...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what safeguards his Department has put in place to prevent vulnerable people being exploited by the gaming industry.

      Greyhounds: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Greyhound welfare boosted through multi-million pound deal with...

      Public Sector: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how the proposed UK Cyber Security Council will reduce public sector cyber skills shortages.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 71 of the Civil Society Strategy published in August 2018, what steps the Government has taken to work...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 71 of the Civil Society Strategy published in August 2018, when his Department will convene a...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 107 of the Civil Society Strategy, published in August 2018, what steps his Department has taken to...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 107 of the Civil Society Strategy, published in August 2018, what steps his Department has taken to...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Governing Bodies

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many House of Commons bodies include lay members.

    • Parliamentary Estate: Access

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions the Commission has had with the Metropolitan Police on the closure of...

      Members: Official Hospitality

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much money is now owed by (a) hon. Members and (b) former hon Members for unpaid...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Raw Materials: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the latest Consumer Price Index from the ONS which shows that there has been a rise in the cost of raw materials for UK manufacturers.

    • Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what accounting framework is (1) applicable, and (2) suitable to deliver the requirements relating to (a) auditors, and (b) accounts set out in sections 92, 498(1)...

      Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the requirements relating to (1) auditors, and (2) accounts set out in sections 92, 498(1) and (2), 519, 714(4), 836, and 837 of the Companies...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • 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 international response to the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Diabetes: Preventive Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are accessing diabetes prevention (1) methods and (2) programmes in each clinical commissioning group area in the most recent year for which data...

    • Dental Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact NHS England's Starting Well scheme has had to date; and whether they have any plans to extend that scheme.

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional support they are providing to children in areas with the worst oral health outcomes.

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce rising rates of tooth decay among young children in the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, and the West Midlands.

      Gambling: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients the National Problem Gambling Clinic in London has capacity to treat in a year; how many patients are currently receiving treatment at that...

      Gambling: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the planned NHS Northern Gambling Clinic in Leeds is expected to cost, broken down by (1) capital costs, and (2) annual running costs; and how many...

      China: Genetic Engineering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the World Health Organisation about the ethical issues and potential long-term risks associated with gene-edited babies born in...

      Gastrointestinal System: Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many gastroenterology specialist nurses were employed by the NHS in each of the past five years.

      Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to introduce targets for reducing obesity amongst adults.

  • Department for Education

    • Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to reduce the number of children who are being (1) referred to, and (2) taken into, statutory care.

    • Alternative Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many alternative education providers are registered in England; and how many (1) permanently excluded, and (2) other excluded pupils are in such provision.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Cycling: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cyclists have been prosecuted for (1) failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing, and (2) cycling on a pavement in each of the last three years.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims Islamophobia defined: the inquiry into a working...

    • Housing Market

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of uncertainty caused by Brexit on the UK property market.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether farm support will continue in its current form until 2022.

  • Home Office

    • Private Investigators: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their report Security Industry Authority: triennial review 2016 to 2017, published on 7 June 2018, when they intend to introduce the...

    • Counter-terrorism and Security Act 2015

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be an opportunity for post-legislative scrutiny of the effects of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will establish an independent inquiry and review of the Prevent Scheme in relation to violent and non-violent extremism; and if so, when.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 December 2018 (HL11859), whether they will publish the number of visa refusals by...

      Deportation: India

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the return of Indian nationals who are in the UK illegally; and how many Indian nationals were returned to their home country in each of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Community Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a single ministerial post for integrating communities and civil engagement; and if so, when.

    • Government Departments: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will encourage departments, including the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development, to make freedom of religion or belief...

  • Treasury

    • Business: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 26 November 2018 (HL11401), whether in the light of new ONS data showing three consecutive...

    • Food: Import Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the categories of food materials and products subject to import taxes or duties imposed by the EU.

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