Written answers

Monday, 4 February 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Air pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect on (a) public health and (b) air quality of the conclusions of the peer reviewed...

    • NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled, Freedom to Speak Up: An independent review into creating an open and honest reporting culture in...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement, NHS England sets out plans to be first in the world to eliminate Hepatitis C, published on 29...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to support biomedical research into the diagnosis and treatment of ME.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 14 of the NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, how many of the one million hospital bed days to be freed...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that digitised health...

      Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on the operation of hospices of the increase in employer pension contributions.

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children who have had (a) an Adverse Childhood Experience and (b) other mental ill...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what was the average length of waiting list for (a) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and (b) all other child mental health...

      Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of calls were responded to within the target timeframe in the area covered by Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust in...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made in laying statutory instruments related to EU exit preparedness; and if he will make a statement.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking through the Cross-government suicide prevention workplan to help prevent loneliness and other underlying factors...

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prisoners have been diagnosed with a mental illness while in prison in each year since 2010.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when scoping is planned to start for the review of NICE technology appraisal methods set out in the 2019 voluntary scheme for branded...

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the outcomes of pancreatic cancer diagnoses in line with the NHS England 2015 cancer strategy.

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2018 to Question 208247 on the regular reporting of mental health spend to the NHS dashboard, when...

      Mental Health and Employers Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2018 to Question 210680 and with reference to the Backbench Business Committee debate on Mental...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 211320, if the Government will increase public health funding for local authorities...

      Health Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 211319 on the Nuffield Trust Paper, whether healthcare services in deprived areas...

      Lipoedema

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the (a) speed of diagnosis and (b) treatment of lipoedema.

      Lipoedema

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) quality and (b) reliability of research into lipoedema.

      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 departments requiring treatment for self-harm in CCG areas covering the (a)...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many days of sick leave have been taken by staff in his Department due to (a) stress and (b) mental ill-health in each of the last...

      Suicide: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's timescale is for rolling out bereavement services for families bereaved by suicide.

      Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department had with Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust in advance of the decision by that Trust to outsource the...

      Mental Health Services: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many mental health nurses have practised in each year since 2010.

      Royal Liverpool Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure the provision of (a) additional funding for Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust to secure the...

      Mental Illness: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of face-down restraint were recorded in mental health settings in each year from 2010.

      Learning Disability: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of face-down restraint were recorded in assessment and treatment units in each year from 2010.

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which organisations have been invited to participate in his Department's consultation on mandatory training on learning disabilities for...

      NHS: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much (a) NHS England and (b) clinical commissioning groups have spent on (i) specialised services, (ii) primary care, (iii) community...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the removal of bursaries for undergraduate nurses on the number of people...

      NHS: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to fill staff vacancies in the NHS.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 211319 on Accident and Emergency Departments, what mechanisms his Department will...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the delay to the proposed doubling of places on the PrEP Impact Trial on his Department's...

  • Prime Minister

    • 10 Downing Street: Flags

      To ask the Prime Minister, on what occasions and dates the flag of the EU has been flown above 10 Downing Street since 2015.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason dialysis is not classified as therapy in relation to personal independence payment.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will add prison photographic ID to the list of documents that can be used to verify a universal credit claim.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the accuracy of advice given to claimants by Jobcentre staff on moving on to universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department uses to override a decision of a magistrates' court in relation to the value of deductions in claimants’...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her Department’s policy to sanction claimants of jobseeker's allowance who decline to accept a job with a zero hours...

      Universal Credit: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions each local authority has been subject to legal action for the provision of inaccurate advice on universal credit to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the effect of universal credit on people's ability to pay upfront childcare costs without incurring debt.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Glasgow East of 17 December 2018, reference DL2671.

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will allocate further additional resources to the Independent Case Examiner to reduce (a) waiting times for decisions and (b) the...

      Work Capability Assessment: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether victims of modern slavery are exempt from the requirement to take an annual work capability assessment; and if she will make a statement.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department takes to assess the income of paying parents who are company directors in child maintenance service cases.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any claimants featured in her Department's promotional materials have received payment for doing so in each of the last four years.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Members' Constituency Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many enquires her Department has received from Members of the Scottish Parliament in relation to constituency cases in the last six months.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have made a claim for universal credit did not complete their application.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether as a result of the ongoing judicial review into complaints in relation to the equalisation of state pension age, women that have...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to increase (a) awareness and (b) uptake of financial support available to parents for childcare costs,...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions, what estimate she has made of the clearance times for mandatory reconsiderations for personal independence payments (a) nationally and (b)...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what targets have been put in place for universal credit helpline call handlers to promote the use of the digital channel to claimants.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of claimants who will undergo natural migration from legacy benefits into universal credit in 2019 in...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what complaints procedure is open to members of the public if they wish to complain that (a) his Department’s Data Protection Officer...

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of the proposed Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department took to ensure that the changes made to firefighters’ pensions in 2015 were compliant with equality...

      Deportation: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have (a) been removed and (b) have left the UK as a result of English language tests administered by ETS in each of the last...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his oral contribution of 28 January 2019, Official Report, column 504, whether it is his policy that there will be no...

      British Nationality and Visas: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, at which locations the UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service Centres will be based after services are moved out of Oldham Post Office.

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2019 to Question 207552 on Home Office: Brexit, how much of the £875 million allocated to his...

      Visas: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will expedite visa applications for Russian (a) human rights activists, (b) journalists and (c) civil society activists to visit the...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has held with the Secretary of State for Education on the effectiveness of the draft national curriculum relationships...

      Immigration: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which versions of the Android operating system are compatible with the Government’s Application for applying for Settled Status.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the longest waiting time has been for a decision to be made on an application for Settled Status.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timeframe is for the completion of the review of funding for unaccompanied asylum seeking children in Portsmouth.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding has been made available to police forces for contingency planning in relation to the UK leaving the EU; which police forces...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2019 to Question 207548 on Northern Ireland Office: Brexit, for what reason calculating a specific...

    • Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she last chaired round table talks between the leaders of the main political parties in Northern Ireland.

      Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to appoint an independent mediator to chair discussions with the main political parties in Northern Ireland to restore...

      Northern Ireland Assembly: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she plans to further reduce the salaries of Members of the Legislative Assembly in the continued absence of a functioning Northern Ireland...

  • Treasury

    • Child Tax Credit: Refugees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many resettled refugee families arriving in the UK since 2015 under (a) the Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement Scheme, (b) the Vulnerable...

    • Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the go-live operational date is scheduled for the new Customs Declaration Service to take over from CHIEF system.

      Import Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to publish the schedule of applied tariff rates for imports and exports in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made representations to the Financial Conduct Authority on investigating whether payday loan companies are applying affordability checks to...

      EU budget: Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will make an estimate of the amount of money that the EU has spent on the (a) Republic of Ireland and (b) island of Ireland to date; and...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the IR35 reforms, how much extra tax is payable by the firm in addition to the fees paid to the worker when a firm classes someone as an...

      Small Businesses: Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government plans to take to do to simplify bureaucracy and support small businesses exporting goods in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to improve public understanding of the link between national insurance credits and child benefit; and what assessment...

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to provide funding for students due to start their Erasmus+ placements after 29 March 2019 in the event of the UK leaving the...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the contribution of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 29 January 2019, Official Report, Column 637, to which (a) initial and (b) final...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Culture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been allocated to arts and culture projects in (a) Barnsley, (b) Warwick and (c) Windsor and Maidenhead...

    • Digital Technology: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to help elderly people learn digital skills in (a) the East Midlands and (b) England.

      Centre for Ageing Better

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 38 of the Civil Society Strategy published in August 2018, when his Department's review with the Centre...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to support the UK video games industry.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 112 of the Civil Society Strategy published in August 2018, whether his Department has provided...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 112 of the Civil Society Strategy published in August 2018, when his Department plans to publish a...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 112 of the Civil Society Strategy, published in August 2018, whether The Crown Representative has...

      5G: West Midlands Combined Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects to release money to the West Midlands Combined Authority to begin the roll out of 5G.

      5G: West Midlands Combined Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what threshold cost-to-benefit ratio of the West Midlands Combined Authority 5G roll out proposal is required for his...

      European Network and Information Security Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the EU has provided assurances that the UK will continue to be able to participate in the European Union Agency for...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish his application to host COP26 in 2020.

    • Energy: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the total amount of public subsidy made available by Government for (a) renewables and (b)...

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the UK steel sector of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2019 to Question 207549 on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Telecommunications: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 39 of the Government white paper entitled National Security and Investment, published in June...

      Companies: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 39 of the Government white paper entitled National Security and Investment, published in June...

      Innovation and Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2018 to Question 203356 on Innovation and Science, what the reason is for the...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of personal insolvencies in each local authority area in the UK in each year...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities to expand the business rate base in deprived communities.

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2019 to Question 207561 on Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to give Metro Mayors a formal role in the (a) design and (b) delivery of the UK Shared...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2019 to Question 210599, on Buildings: Insulation, how his Department categorised...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will increase funding to councils to support the provision of council tax support.

      Community Housing Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to extend the Community Housing Fund beyond 2020.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has commissioned BS 8414 large-scale tests on samples of non-Aluminium Composite Materials from...

      Regeneration: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of UK Government funding allocated for regeneration in (a) steel communities,...

      Housing: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of victims of domestic abuse entering (a) refuges, (b) temporary...

      Homelessness: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of victims of domestic abuse who are (a) homeless and (b) sleeping...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the section 2.2.2 of the draft Domestic Abuse Bill, when his Department plans to report on its...

      Housing: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to section 2.2.3 of the draft Domestic Abuse Bill, what the timetable and scope will be of the Whole...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the recommendations on improving fire safety tests made by the Association of British Insurers will be...

      New Monks Farm: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2019 to Question 205785 on New Monks Farm: Construction, whether he has issued a...

      Private Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2019 to Question 211667 on private rented housing: housing benefit, how many...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Service Complaints Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2018 to Question 196768 and with reference to his letter of 15 January 2019, what the average time for a case...

    • Armed Forces: Professional Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to create of an Armed Forces Association for service personnel and veterans.

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff have been appointed to prepare his Department for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and how much has been spent on such preparations...

      Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using multi-annual spending plans instead of annual budgets.

      Royal Tank Regiment: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2019 to Question 208873 on Royal Tank Regiment: Death, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's...

      Ecuador: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what military training the UK has provided to the armed forces of Ecuador since 2014; and what plans his Department has to provide military training to...

      European Fighter Aircraft: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2019 to Question 206022 on European Aircraft: safety measures, how the mandatory requirement, based on industrial...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the mandatory requirement, based on industrial standards and internationally agreed definitions, for the F35 Lightening aircraft to be compliant...

      Army: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many female officers are there in the British Army.

      Army: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in how many countries the British Army has deployed troops on operations.

      Armed Forces: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to encourage young doctors to join the armed forces.

      Arctic: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the Defence Arctic Strategy.

      HMS Mersey: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2019 to Question 205862 on HMS Mersey: English Channel, whether he has received confirmation from the Home Office...

      General Electric: Rugby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) the Royal Navy and (b) the manufacture of the Type 26 frigate of General Electric's proposed...

      Chinook Helicopters: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 211684 on Chinook Helicopters: Accidents, whether the Government has preserved records relating to...

      Veterans: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of sharing details of servicemen and servicewomen leaving the armed forces with veterans...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Sikhs

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

    • Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, (a) how many staff have been appointed to prepare and (b) what the cost to the public purse has been of preparing his Department for the UK...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has plans to introduce legislative proposals for the Parliamentary oversight of new trade agreements.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the UK's international trade.

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on a future trade deal with the US of maintaining the (a) common rulebook and (b) common...

      Iron and Steel: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of EU measures to limit imports of steel into the EU in response to the imposition of metal...

      Iron and Steel: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what contingency plans his Department has made to ensure the maintenance of protections for UK steel producers introduced by the European...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many arms licences have been (a) granted and (b) refused to Saudi Arabia since 9 August 2018.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals on extending civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.

    • Government Equalities Office: Trade Associations

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which her Department has responsibility are currently undertaken by trade associations; and if...

  • Department for Transport

    • Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to increase the use of carbon neutral fuel through captured C02.

    • Road Traffic Control: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2019 to Question 206710 on Road Traffic Control: West Sussex, whether a Walking, Cycling and Horse-riding...

      Railway Stations: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with unions representing rail staff on safeguarding (a) staff and (b) passengers at stations between Blackpool...

      Road Traffic Control: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2019 to Question 20610 on Road Traffic Control: West Sussex, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of...

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on laying statutory instruments relating to EU exit preparedness; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding (a) in total and (b) per head of population has been allocated to transport infrastructure in each region in each of the last five...

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2019 to Question 208748 on Department for Transport: Brexit, how much of the £101 million allocated to his...

      Roads: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of current preparations for the effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much compensation was paid to landowners and developers for delays in completing Crossrail in accordance with the contract timetable in (a) each...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the viability of bringing forward to 2030 the target year for phasing out diesel and petrol-fuelled cars.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to reduce air pollutants from motor vehicle fumes.

      Mid-Cheshire Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the full delivery of the commitment to run two trains an hour between Mid-Cheshire and Manchester as set out in the current...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has held with bus companies on disability awareness training for all bus drivers.

      Wolverhampton Station: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Wolverhampton train station has been accredited under the Secure Stations Scheme.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his most recent estimate is of the number of reported (a) cancellations and (b) delays on Northern Rail lines.

      Cycling and Motorcycles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the killed and seriously injured (KSI) rate per kilometre is for (a) bicycles and (b) powered two wheelers.

      West Coast Main Line: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people travelling between Liverpool and London on the West Coast Mainline in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18 have been eligible for delay repay...

      Virgin Trains: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much (a) Network Rail and (b) his Department paid Virgin Trains during (i) 2016-17 and (ii) 2017-18 as compensation for late running train...

      Virgin Trains: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money (a) Network Rail and (b) his Department paid Virgin Trains in (i)2016-17and (ii) 2017-18 as compensation for late running services on...

      Virgin Trains: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people travelling on the West Coast Mainline in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18 have been eligible for delay repay refunds from Virgin Trains;...

      Network Rail: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will ensure that Network Rail responds to the letters of 11 October 2017, 29 May 2018 and 23 January 2019 from the Rt hon. Member for Exeter on...

      Irish Sea: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2001 to Question 144163 on Irish Sea (Pollution), if he will list the pollution incidents involving discharges...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to recoup the cost of regulating drones from their users or manufacturers.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the technical feasibility of requiring drones to be fitted with geofencing software which prevents their operation...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Christianity: Oppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the terms of reference are of the independent global review into the persecution of Christians announced on 26 December 2018.

    • Israel: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to raise cases where British Nationals have been refused entry to Israel; and if he will seek...

      Gary Spedding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise the case of Gary Spedding, who was recently refused entry to Israel, with his Israeli counterpart; and what...

      Israel: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) British nationals were refused entry to Israel and (b) requests for assistance his Department received from...

      Canada: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) China and (b) Canada on diplomatic relations between those...

      Zimbabwe: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps the Government is taking to support efforts to end the violence in Zimbabwe.

      Evan Mawarire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Zimbabwean counterpart to ensure that Evan Mawarire is given a fair trial in accordance...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) South Africa, (b) Botswana, (c) Namibia and and (d) Malawi on the...

      Zimbabwe: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Zimbabwean counterpart to ensure that individuals detained by the military and the...

      International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US Government counterparts on the International Criminal Court; and if he will make...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of political stability in the Palestinian Territories.

      Russia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has read the report by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission on human rights in Russia; and what assessment...

      Russia: Human Rights and Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase support for civil society and human rights defenders in Russia.

      Saudi Arabia: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Saudi Arabian authorities to (a) release female human rights defenders...

      Saudi Arabia: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Saudi counterpart on the detention of female human rights activists detained in that country.

      Eritrea: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the situation of the G11 group of Eritrean parliamentarians, who have been detained in...

      Eritrea: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Eritrean Government on the Eritrean Parliamentarians detained incommunicado...

      Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on reports of the indefinite detention of senior...

      Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations the Government has made to the Government of Saudi Arabia on providing proof of life for (a)...

      Sanctions: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effectiveness of imposing trade sanctions on Saudi Arabia to tackle...

      Hebron: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on regional security of the Israeli Government's decision not to renew the mandate of...

      Russia: Human Rights and Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Russian counterpart on conducting prompt and effective investigations into (a) threats...

      Russia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Russian counterpart on granting access to (a) prisons and (b) detention centres in that...

      Russia: Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise the matter of (a) press freedom, (b) the unconditional release of journalists and bloggers and (c) violence...

      Papua: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has held with his counterpart in the Indonesian Government on recent instability in West Papua; and if he...

      Uganda: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Ugandan counterpart on recent developments in the Apaa land conflict; and if he will...

      Eritrea: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help improve relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to Saudi counterparts on the humanitarian situation in Yemen and access for...

  • Department for International Development

    • Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of international aid workers operating in Yemen.

    • Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of international aid workers killed while operating in Yemen in each year since 2016.

      Zimbabwe: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has plans to send emergency aid to Zimbabwe as a result of violence in that country.

      Department for International Development: Trade Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which her Department has responsibility are currently undertaken by trade...

      Brazil: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has provided humanitarian assistance to Brazil as a result of the collapse of the damn in Minas Gerais.

      International Assistance: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessments required Ministerial approval by her Department in the financial years...

      Venezuela: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has held with the (a) Government of Venezuela, (b) President of the National Assembly of Venezuela and (c)...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has plans to undertake a review the Government's target to spend 0.7 per cent of GDP on Official Development Assistance.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the sustainability of the Government's target to spend 0.7 percent of GDP on Official...

      Venezuela: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what preparations her Department has made for urgent reconstruction work in Venezuela in the event of a change of Government.

      Zimbabwe: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the development of adequate supplies of (a) fuel and (b) hard currency in Zimbabwe.

      Department for International Development: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2019 to Question 211150 on Department for International Development: contracts, whether cleaning...

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals: Newcastle Upon Tyne Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) all children and (b) children eligible for free school meals achieved a good level of development at age five in Newcastle upon...

    • Special Educational Needs: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department has allocated for special needs provision in schools in Barnsley in each year since 2010.

      Department for Education: Trade Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which his Department has responsibility are currently undertaken by trade associations; and if...

      GCSE: English Language and Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the decrease in the pass rate for GCSE English and maths resits between 2017 and 2018.

      Education: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to record data on education as an (a) export and (b) economic value (i) nationally, (ii) regionally and (i) locally.

      Education: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on including education in its strategy for future bilateral...

      Education: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of an international graduate and alumni strategy to support international...

      Overseas Students: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to improve the recording of the long-term employment destination of international graduates; and if he will make a statement.

      Special Educational Needs: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the (a) initial and (b) additional allocated budgets for special needs provision in West Sussex schools have been in each of the last three years.

      Headteachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers (a) started and (b) completed the National Professional Qualification in Headship in each of the last five years; and whether he...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will place in the Library a copy of his letter to the Chief Inspector of Ofsted, dated 15 November 2018, on Steiner independent schools and...

      Academies: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of academy chains that have (a) gone into administration and (b) collapsed in each year since 2010.

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the guidance issued by his Department on the use of isolation units in schools.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of children in (a) the East Midlands, (b) Nottingham and (c) Nottingham North who are taken...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 211786 on Children: Social Services, which local authority requested exemption from statutory...

      Curriculum: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what requirements there are for schools to offer as part of the curriculum (a) football and (b) rugby; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of Save the Children's estimate, in their report entitled Lost...

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has assessed the relationship between (a) the level of provision of early years’ education and (b) inequalities in...

      Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of graduate early years’ teachers.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he held with the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the publication of the technical note entitled Erasmus+ and EU Solidarity Corps...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the January 2019 NAO report Pressures on children's social care, whether his Department plans to commission research using the...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has identified a level of local variation which is acceptable in the amount of money spent per child in need; and if he will...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship starts have taken place on each apprenticeship standard in each month since the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year.

      Disabled Students Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the disabilities that students who qualified for the Disabled Students Allowance in each year since 2014-15.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the change has been in the number of (a) looked after children and (b) children who were in foster placements between 2013 and 2018.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2018 to Question 122517 on children: social services, whether the six local authorities named in that answer are...

      Apprentices: Standards

      What steps his Department is taking to increase the quality of apprenticeships.

      Education: Finance

      What recent comparative assessment he has made of education funding in England and in other countries.

      Teachers: Standards

      What steps his Department has taken to strengthen the teaching profession.

      Literacy: Teaching Methods

      What recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of teaching early literacy through phonics.

      Education: Standards

      What steps his Department has taken to raise educational standards in schools.

      Vocational Education

      What steps he is taking to ensure that (a) academies and (b) local authority maintained schools comply with section 2 of the Further Education and Technical Act 2017; and if he will make a statement.

  • Leader of the House

    • Early Day Motions

      To ask the Leader of the House, if she will publish a response to EDM 1967 entitled, Parliamentary Prayers.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he will take to reduce the use of single-use plastic.

    • African Swine Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made contingency plans for an outbreak of African swine flu in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Agriculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including the use of skylark plots in his Department's future...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to include community groups in the planned consultation on a deposit return scheme; and if he will...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the Clean Air Strategy 2018 does not discuss PM1 and PM0.1; and what evidence his Department has on the...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of filter bags in waste incinerators in safely capturing pollutants (a) PM...

      Nappies: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the volume of disposable nappies in household waste; and what assessment he...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2019 to Question 207553 on Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit,...

      Natural England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of levels of funding for Natural England; and if he will make...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the information that his Department holds on local authorities that undertake separate food waste collections.

      Nappies: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to make an assessment of the effect on babies of (a) glyphosate and (b) other chemicals used in disposable...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to announce departmental targets for the reduction of PM 2.5 pollutants.

      Nappies: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many disposable nappies have been recycled in the UK in the last 12 months.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made on the feasibility of enshrining the World Health Organisation's air quality targets...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 211247, which external organisations have been invited to view each...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 211247, whether each Statutory Instrument listed (a) makes policy...

      Early Day Motions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish a response to Early Day Motion 1761 entitled Public ownership of water in England.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Trade Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which his Department has responsibility are currently undertaken by trade...

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union what (a) technologies and (b) methods are included in the term...

      Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union, if he will place in the Library copies of his Departmental papers...

      European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to his oral contribution of 29 January 2019, Official Report, column 755, on the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018, which experts he...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Trade Associations

      To ask the Attorney General, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which his Department has responsibility are currently undertaken by trade associations; and if he will make a...

    • Road Traffic Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 194050 on Crown Prosecution Service: Staff, what the figure was for prosecutions for minor motoring offences...

      Crown Prosecution Service: West Midlands

      To ask the Attorney General, what the change has been in the overall case load for the CPS in the West Midlands between May 2010 and November 2018.

      Crown Prosecution Service: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the number of people (a) the CPS employs and (b) who were employed by the CPS in May 2010.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Trade Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which his Department has responsibility are currently undertaken by trade associations; and if he...

    • Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what progress he has made on laying statutory instruments relating to EU exit preparedness; and if he will make a statement.

      Wales Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Corrected Answer of 22 January 2019 to Question 206251 on Government Departments: Staff, how many civil servants in his Department were...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many CCTV cameras there are in each category (a) A and (b) B prison.

    • Arms Length Bodies: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much (a) his Department and (b) his Department's arm's length bodies spent on consultants in 2017-18.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for legal aid in cases concerning the Children's Act were rejected in each year since 2011.

      Care Proceedings: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have received legal aid in cases concerning care proceedings in each year since 2011.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people received legal aid for harassment cases in each year since 2011.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were rejected for legal aid for harassment cases in each year since 2011.

      Child Arrangement Orders: Grandparents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's policy is on grandparents' access rights to children after a family breakdown.

      Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were required to attend residential detoxification facilities as a condition of their sentence in each year since 2010 for which...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of prisoners being released on a (a) Friday and (b) Saturday to ensure that they are able to...

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much of the £47 million allocated to his Department for Brexit preparations in 2018-19 and 2019-20 has been allocated to preparing for the UK...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what legal aid will be available for (a) applications and (b) appeals in relation to the EU settlement scheme.

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether companies that gain contracts to run outsourced (a) cleaning and (b) security services in his Department will be required to (i) recognise...

      Designated Public Places Orders: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2019 to question 203778 on Designated Public Places Orders: Prosecutions, how many prosecutions there were for the...

      Prisoners: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all prisons that house sexual offenders have a strategy developed for managing those offenders.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to take to ensure that Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service implement a national needs analysis for people...

      Prisoners' Release: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners released from training prisons whose sentences were for sexual offences did not receive (a) Community Rehabilitation Company...

      Prisoners: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many trainee probation officers were trained to work with sexual offenders in each of the last three years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Category C Prisons there are in England and Wales; and how many of those prisons routinely accommodated prisoners of a higher risk category in 2018.

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) post-mortem investigations and (b) inquests were undertaken by coroners into deaths in assessment and treatment units in each year since 2010.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer Question 169861 on Government: Databases tabled on 3 September 2018.

    • Cabinet Office: Trade Associations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which his Department has responsibility are currently undertaken by trade associations; and if he...

      Census: Sikhs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 211865 on Census: Sikhs, how many of the 53 focus group participants supported the introduction...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans his Department has to develop the National Cyber Security Strategy beyond 2021.

      Cybercrime: EU Countries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assurances he has received that the UK will continue to benefit from involvement with the EU computer emergency response team in the event that...

      Reducing Regulation Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions the Reducing Regulation Committee has met; what decisions have flowed from those meetings; and if he will make a statement.

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2019 to Question 204484 on Interserve and the Answer of 24 January 2019 to Question 204485, for what reason the...

      Interserve: Living Wage

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2019 to Question 211108, whether Interserve FM ltd are contractually required to pay their employees the Living...

      Cabinet Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, to what does the expense area ERG Civil Service Talent in the Cabinet Office spend data for November 2018 refer.

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with the airline sector to help minimise travel disruption for passengers in the event of a disorderly Brexit.

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 21 January (HL1626), what factors are included in coming to the conclusion that a serious casualty...

      Railway Stations: EU law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 17 January (HL12702), why the decision was taken to build platforms on the new HS2 line at a lower height...

      Gospel Oak-Barking Railway Line: Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they anticipate new electric trains will be in service on the Gospel Oak to Barking line.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Foreign Companies: Takeovers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit uncertainty on takeovers of UK companies by international investors.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Malaysia: Travel Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have issued to UK citizens intending to travel to Malaysia; and what advice they have issued to athletes intending to travel to the 2019 World...

    • Greece: Macedonia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent escalating tensions between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia regarding the latter's proposed name...

      China: Genetic Engineering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have made to the government of China about reports that babies have been born in China with edited genes.

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the status of Palestinians in East Jerusalem who have been denied full Israeli...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about (1) the number of, and (2) the level of fines imposed on Palestinians.

      Christianity: Oppression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to encourage Heads of Mission and Department for International Development country heads to develop country-specific strategies and programmes to...

      EU Countries: Travel Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they are providing to UK residents about travelling to and from the EU and other European countries; and how they will publicise any such advice.

      Gambia: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the Gambia regarding the use of the death penalty.

      Indonesia: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Indonesia regarding the use of the death penalty.

      Duaa Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 June 2018 (HL8318), whether they will correct their statement that Duaa Alwadaei was tried in...

      Hajer Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 January (HL12760) and the report by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinions adopted by...

      Hajer Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention at its eighty-second session,...

      Bahrain: Courts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Minister for the Middle East on 22 January (HC Deb, col 129), what are the independent processes in place to oversee the activities...

      Bahrain: Courts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the report by Human Rights Watch World Report 2019: events of 2018, published in January, that civilian and...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Capital Investment: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the additional financial support allocated to Northern Ireland as a direct result of the confidence and supply agreement with the Democratic Unionist...

    • Northern Ireland Assembly: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total continuing payment to Members of the Legislative Assembly in each party in the Northern Ireland Assembly since the Assembly ceased to...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 21 January (HL12583), what assessment they have made of the finding in the report by the World Health...

    • Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 21 January (HL12583), what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority about (1) its...

  • Department for Education

    • Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of non-curriculum activities on the teaching of the core curriculum in state schools in England.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to stop the use of six month custodial sentences; and if so, when they plan to bring forward the proposals necessary to make such a change.

    • Prison Sentences: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the presumption against prison sentences of three months or less in Scotland; if so, what lessons they have learned...

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce residential centres for men as a means of reducing re-offending.

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the number of prisons operating at over 150 per cent of their capacity.

      Unpaid Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of unpaid court imposed fines on individuals who are not able to pay; and what steps they intend to take to deal with...

      Judiciary: Working Conditions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report to the Senior Salaries Review Body The attractiveness of judicial appointments in the United Kingdom, published in January 2018, what plans...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to make progress in negotiating post-Brexit bilateral trade deals with (1) Norway, (2) South Korea, and (3) Turkey.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to safety concerns for residents in tower blocks where responsibility for the removal of combustible cladding is disputed.

    • Sleeping Rough: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of immigration on the increase in rough sleeping in England since 2013.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Israel: Military Exercises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have invited the Israeli Air Force to join the Royal Air Force in Exercise Cobra Warrior in September 2019; and what consideration they gave, when...

    • Armed Forces: Casualties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to carry out any investigations into historic military deaths that have occurred in Scotland since 1990; and if not, why not.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Habitual Residence Test: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether refugees are required to undertake the (1) habitual residence, and (2) right to reside parts of the habitual residence test.

    • Universal Credit: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation in the report by the British Red Cross Still an Ordeal: the move on period for refugees, published on 6...

      Universal Credit: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish an evaluation of the impact of the Post Grant Appointment Service on the transition of refugees to Universal Credit; and if so,...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to revise the state pension age arrangements for women born in the 1950s who are adversely affected by (1) the Pensions Act 1995, and (2) the...

      Social Security Benefits: Service Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether compulsory service charges paid by housing tenants over and above their rent for communal facilities on their estate are taken into account in the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water Treatment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they will make to ensure the efficient delivery of water purification chemicals from the EU to water companies in the UK in the event of a...

    • River Thames: Cocaine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on eels of cocaine in the river Thames; and what steps they intend to take to reduce the level of cocaine in that river.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review their policy of requiring those refugees who have been granted leave to remain to find their own accommodation within 28 days.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Presidency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the EU General Affairs Council meeting on 8 January, what assessment they have made of the presidency's priorities and focus on building a more cohesive EU.

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to erect a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit; and what costs...

  • Treasury

    • Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking steps to contact all members of the public who have taken pensions advice from Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulated pensions...

    • Infrastructure: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that infrastructure investors may be withholding investment in the UK due to concerns about the current regulatory climate.

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