Written answers

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Portsmouth International Port: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the processing time of freight at Portsmouth...

    • Department for Transport: Trade Associations

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

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the level of discrimination experienced by disabled people when travelling by taxi.

      Gospel Oak-Barking Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to ensure that services on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line continue at their published frequency after the trains running on the line...

      Bus Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the provision of bus services.

      Roads: Hedgehogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to introduce hedgehog crossing signs.

      British Transport Police and British Transport Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 29 January to Questions 212324 and 212323 on British Transport Police, what the relationship between his Department and the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Employment: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the report of 18 January 2018 by the Centre for...

    • Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's policy is on the development of large-scale onshore wind projects in England; and whether that...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth of 08 January 2019, Official Report,...

      UK Seabed Resources: Pacific Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if will he place in the Library copies of the (a) domestic licence granted by the Government and (b) exploration...

      UK Seabed Resources: Pacific Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if will he place in the Library a copy of the environmental impact statements for the UK-sponsored exploration...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Trade Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which his Department has responsibility are currently undertaken...

      Domestic Appliances: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will make an estimate of the (a) number of fulfilment houses that are operating in the United Kingdom...

      Early Day Motions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish a response to Early Day Motion 66 entitled Applying results of experiments on animals to human patients.

      Parental Leave and Parental Pay: Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending statutory (a) leave and (b) pay for parents whose baby...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of Post Office closures on high street footfall in (a) Coventry and...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has held with representatives of the automotive manufacturing sector on trends in the annual...

      Conditions of Employment: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing (a) flexible working patterns and (b) additional...

      Foreign Companies and Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to prevent the outflow of businesses and investment from the UK.

      Living Wage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of people in the UK currently being paid the under-25 rate of the National...

      Minimum Wage: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the number of prosecutions for non-payment of the National Minimum Wage (a) overall...

      BMW

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 31 November 2019 to Question 213457 on BMW: Oxford, when he next plans to meet Peter...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to the UN to arrange prisoner swaps between warring sides in Yemen.

    • Iran: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an estimate of the revenue that accrued to Iran from fuel exports that (a) complied and (b) did...

      Yemen: Fuels and Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the volume of imports into Yemen which have been in breach of sanctions on (a) weapons...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Trade Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which his Department has responsibility are currently undertaken by trade...

      Bahrain: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of spending by his Department's Integrated Activity Fund in Bahrain.

      China Central Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has raised with his Chinese counterpart reports of the alleged use of forced confessions on China Central Television.

      International Assistance: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a centralised system for recording Overseas Security...

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights and Rule of Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government provides to Saudi Arabian civil society to help them uphold the rule of law and fundamental human...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2019 to Question 211155 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Contracts, for what reason...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to raise the matter of human rights of protesters and medical staff in Sudan at the next UK-Sudan Strategic...

      Uganda: Entertainments and Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January to Question 212672 on Uganda: Entertainments and Music, what representations he has made...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on freedom of religion and belief in Sudan of recent human rights...

      Cyprus: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with representatives of the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot authorities on the future of...

      Diplomatic Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the annual budget is for each embassy and high commission in 2018-19.

      USA: NATO and United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to assess the commitment of the Government of the United States of America to (a) the North...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Grenfell Tower Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the second phase of the Grenfell Inquiry is planned to (a) start and (b) conclude.

    • Knives: Crime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many offences involving a knife have been committed in (a) London and (b) Havering Borough in each year since 2010.

      Electoral Register: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total cost to the public purse was of the introduction of the system of individual electoral registration; and how much the Government has...

      Pay: Liverpool

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average annual earnings were of the bottom five deciles in Liverpool in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014, (f) 2015, (g) 2016,...

      Pay: Liverpool

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average annual earnings were of the top five deciles in Liverpool in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014, (f) 2015, (g) 2016, (h)...

      Public Sector: Blockchain

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 133516 on Public Sector: Blockchain, what progress has been made on the potential use of...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the estimated increase is in the total cost of projects in the Government Major Projects Portfolio that is attributed to pressures on Departments...

      Cabinet Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, to what does the expense area Civil Service Group in the Cabinet Office spend data for December 2018 refers.

      Brexit: Festivals and Special Occasions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, further to the Answer of 18 January 2018 to Question 121510, whether the Government has plans for ceremonial or official events to mark the formal exit...

      Crown Commercial Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of consultancy agreement business tendered through Crown Commercial Service Consultancy agreements went to SMEs in each of the last...

      Reducing Regulation Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who the members are of the Reducing Regulation Committee.

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to implement the findings of the 2018 Review of Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries.

      Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of the total number of public contracts tendered by Government departments were awarded to UK companies in each of the last two years.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce underage drinking.

    • Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of people experiencing insulin resistance.

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when stem cell treatments for wet age-related macular degeneration will be made available on the NHS.

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when haematopoietic stem cell transplantation treatment will be made available on the NHS for people with multiple sclerosis.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of obesity among (a) Asian and (b) other BAME children.

      Glaucoma

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

      Joint Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce NHS waiting times for (a) hip and (b) knee operations.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the finding of Public Health England's news story of 18 July 2018, Flu vaccine effectiveness in 2017 to 2018 that the...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it a requirement that all care home providers routinely check the blood sugar levels of their diabetic occupants.

      Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.

      Scoliosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been living with a diagnosis of scoliosis in each of the last five years.

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have a diagnosis of incontinence.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been living with a diagnosis of diabetes in each of the last five years.

      Anaemia

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

      Health Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the link between areas of deprivation and health service usage.

      Tobacco: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, whether products...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 174612 on Air pollution, what evidence he is using to assess the safe limit for...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 174612, Air Pollution, as the COMEAP study to which he refers was carried out in...

      Incinerators: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ask Public Health England to carry out a study of where emissions of (a) PM0.1, (b) PM1 and (c) PM2.5 from municipal waste...

      Incinerators: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recent National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory point source data for municipal solid waste incinerators that shows...

      Incinerators: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps Public Health England has taken to assess air quality in the vicinity of waste incinerators.

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) his Department and (b) Public Health England has made an assessment of the effect on (i) air quality and (ii) human health of...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 15 of the NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, whether the revised GP Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF)...

      Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to 63 of the NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, what estimate he has made of the number of the target 150,000...

      Bacteriophages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using bacteriophages as an alternative to antibiotics.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether combination treatments will be assessed in the review of NICE technology appraisal methods set out in the 2019 voluntary scheme...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve the quality of health and social care services for disabled children.

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2018 to Question 134294 on Haematological Cancer, when he plans for the evaluation of the rapid...

      Asparaginase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2019 to Question 207238 on Asparaginase, what steps Porton Biopharma will take to increase capacity...

      Dental Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2018 to Question 147920 on NHS: Dental Services, what the total expenditure was on NHS dental services...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding from the public purse was available to (a) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and (b) all other child mental health...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many health visitors were employed in (a) Wirral, (b) the Liverpool City Region and (c) England in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to section 3.7.1 of the NHS Operational Planning Guidance 2019-20, how much funding is being held back from overall CCG...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the suppliers of (a) diabetes technology, (b) blood glucose testing strips, and (c) insulin...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether measures are in place to guarantee patient choice is taken into account to ensure that people with diabetes are able to access...

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to take steps with Cabinet colleagues to tackle health inequalities that stem from income inequality.

      Vaping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the UK will remain aligned with EU rules on nicotine strength in vaping products after the UK leaves the EU.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Trade Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which his Department has responsibility are currently undertaken by trade...

      Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the use of cannabidiol treatment for people with fibromyalgia.

      Air Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what arrangements exist to facilitate liaison between air ambulance services throughout the UK.

      Elton John AIDS Foundation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, from which budget the £1.5 million in Government funding to the Elton John AIDS Foundation is coming from.

      Trimethylaminuria: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to address the need for research into Trimethylaminuria; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of shortages of medicines held by (a) pharmacies and (b) suppliers in the last six...

      Paramedical Staff: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to allow student paramedics to have access to funds from the NHS Learning Support Fund.

      Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to visit the A&E department of the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital.

      Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to implement the recommendations of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on reducing...

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page seven of the National Audit Office's 30 January 2019 report on the management of health screening, whether his...

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 7 of the National Audit Report's investigation into the management of health screening, published on 30 January...

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 7 of the National Audit Report's investigation into the management of health screening, published on 30 January...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 7 of the National Audit Report's investigation into the management of health screening, published on 30 January...

      NHS: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 211317 on NHS: Agency Workers, what estimate his Department has made of the...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2019 to Question 207565, Wales Office: Brexit, for what reason his Department holds no information on allocation of...

  • Department for Education

    • Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average state school class size is in (a) the UK, (b) Hampshire and (c) the city of Portsmouth.

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that School Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators have enough (a) time and (b) resources to provide support to...

      Social Work: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will (a) set a recommended social worker caseload figure and (b) provide funding to reduce the average caseloads of such workers.

      Children in Care: County Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked after children have been transferred into County Durham from other local authorities.

      Education: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on including education in the Government's trade strategy for bilateral agreements.

      Overseas Students: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to improve the quality of its monitoring of the long-term employment destinations of overseas students that graduated...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, what recent steps the Government has taken...

      Special Educational Needs: Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's obligations under Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons...

      Residential Care Leadership Board: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 130996, what progress has been made in appointing board members to the Residential Care Leadership...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the conclusions in relation to (a) children living in poverty, (b) the...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the reasons why the number of looked after children aged over 16 has increased; and what plans he has to manage that...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase funding for children's services in Liverpool; and if he will make a statement.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions his Department has held with representatives of UK universities on the use of unconditional offers for undergraduate courses.

      T-levels: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s announcement: £38 million T Level Capital Fund launches, how much of the £38 million will be...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the external research commissioned together with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and HM Treasury into the relative...

      Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with the (a) Education and Skills Funding Authority (ESFA) and (b) Little Ilford School to ensure that...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of students repaying student loan as a result of earning a salary above the threshold for non-payment.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of abolishing interest rates on student loans.

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the national funding rate for sixth form students.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's 28 January 2018 Early Career Framework, whether the £130m investment in early career teachers was (a) from his...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Trade Associations

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

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many responses the Law Commission received from existing leaseholders to the consultation entitled, Leasehold home ownership: buying your freehold...

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the courts closures programme on the financial cost of travelling to court for (a) witnesses, (b)...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) certified enforcement and (b) high-court officers have lost their licence to enforce debts since April 2014.

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many mobile phones have been seized in prison establishments in (a) 2015-6, (b) 2016-7 and (c) 2017-18.

      Prisons: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department's Estates Directorate has made in analysing water usage and associated costs on the prison estate.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what preparations his Department has undertaken to minimise the potential effect on prisons of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Debt Collection

      What assessment he has made of the potential effect of independent regulation on the conduct of rogue bailiffs.

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Trade Associations

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

    • Santander Group: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of Santander's proposal to close 140 branches in the UK on people's access to money.

      Funerals: Pre-payment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to publish its response to the consultation entitled Pre-paid funeral plans, launched in June 2018.

      VAT: Tax Thresholds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential effect on the money accrued to the public purse of raising the maximum threshold for VAT by (a) 5 and (b) 10 per...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money accrued to the public purse from VAT from insulating materials for home improvement in 2018-19.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of money accrued to the public purse from VAT in 2018-19; and what proportion of that amount will be payable to the...

      Fuels: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money accrued to the public purse from VAT on (a) domestic and (b) other fuel in 2017-18.

      Treasury: Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times HMRC was taken to an employment tribunal for disability discrimination in 2017-18.

      Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many countries have gold reserves deposited in the Bank of England.

      Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January to Question 213405, what the total value of tax reliefs recorded by HMRC was in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d)...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff of his Department are working wholly or predominantly on preparing for the UK to leave the EU.

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff in each directorate of his Department have been moved from previous roles to work wholly or...

      Homelessness: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of homeless in Leicester in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many leasehold (a) houses and (b) flats have been bought using the Help to Buy equity loan scheme by region since...

      Homelessness: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the correlation between changes in the level of social security funding and...

      Private Rented Housing: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will collect data on the number of properties owned by private landlords who have received funding from local...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Trade Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which his Department has responsibility are currently undertaken...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timeframe is for the publication of the recommendations of the consultation entitled, Leasehold home...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2018 to Question 174628 on Leasehold, what the timeframe is for bringing...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will meet with his Cabinet colleagues to discuss the potential merits of transferring responsibility for...

      Letting Agents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to review the practice of letting agencies requiring 12 months' rent in advance from clients who are...

      Homelessness: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to protect funding for tackling homelessness.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2019 to Question 212669 on High Rise Flats: Insulation, if in addition to the...

      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 210698 on High Rise Flats: Insulation, how many joint...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost is to the public purse on outsourcing recruitment services in each of the last five years.

    • Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the pass rate was for each cohort of recruits to the army in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Defence: Trade Associations

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

      Clyde Naval Base: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many checks for radioactive contamination are carried out on each person after they have left the reactor compartment tunnel at HM Naval Base Clyde,...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with NATO on the UK’s role in EU defence programmes after the UK leaves the EU.

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2019 to Question 207550 on Ministry of Defence: Brexit, how much of the £25 million allocated to his...

      Military Aircraft: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of his Department's surplus aircraft, by aircraft type, were disposed of by sale or gifting since January 2013; and what the military...

      Ministry of Defence: Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times his Department, excluding executive agencies and non-ministerial departments, was taken to an employment tribunal for disability...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Llanelli, of 11 December 2018, on civil marriages, civil partnerships and same-sex...

      Defence Equipment: Auctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much equipment his Department has sold at auction in each year since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to tackle homophobic bullying in the Armed Forces.

      Saudi Arabia: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2018 to Question 200616 on Saudi Arabia: Joint Exercises, how many personnel will take part in the table-top...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims have been incorrectly calculated resulting in an overpayment.

    • Fairgrounds: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many accidents have occurred at funfairs and amusement parks in each of the last three years.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what is the standard time is for a work coach to reply to a journal message.

      Personal Independence Payment: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints were received in relation to the personal independence payment assessment process in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when employment and support allowance claimants in receipt of the severe disability premium will be able to migrate to universal credit...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Trade Associations

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

      Pension Credit: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of pension credit claimants in (a) Warrington, (b) Warrington North constituency and (c) the North...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking ensure that there is sufficient public awareness of the changes to universal credit entitlement for...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the date of completion is of the most recent equality impact assessment carried out on the changes to universal credit entitlement for...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Members' Constituency Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what response time her Department has set for correspondence from Members of the Scottish Parliament on constituent cases in relation to...

      Universal Credit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time was for her Department to provide an outcome to complaints from PRS landlords about universal credit full service...

      Universal Credit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in the last year, what is the average time taken for the Independent Case Examiner to provide an outcome to escalated complaints from PRS...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the timeframe for the completion of the roll-out of universal credit.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps have been taken by the Health and Safety Executive to promote its guidance on safety on farms.

      Employment Support Allowance: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis in receipt of employment support allowance are in the (a) support and (b) work-related activity group.

      Universal Credit: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people with multiple sclerosis have lost the severe disability payment as a result of natural migration to...

      Child Maintenance Service: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the expected response time from the Child Maintenance Service to enquiry from an hon. Member of 15 working days includes the quality...

      Universal Credit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to reduce the time taken to respond to complaints from PRS landlords with universal credit full service tenants.

      Child Maintenance Service: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timescale allocated by the Child Maintenance Service to the Quality Assurance team is for finalising and issuing responses to hon....

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December to Question 193360, how many of the 23,510 people who had an Access to Work Element approved in 2016-17...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • African Swine Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which countries that export meat to the UK have experienced outbreaks of African swine flu.

    • African Swine Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has recently commissioned research into a cure for African swine flu; and if he will make a statement.

      Animal Welfare: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to replicate the provisions of Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty on animal sentience in UK law in the...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department has provided to assist food and drink businesses with preparedness for the UK leaving the EU...

      Agricultural Products: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of lowering import tariffs on agricultural products on the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Trade Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which his Department has responsibility are currently undertaken by...

      Furs: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations his Department has made to foreign Governments on ending the practice of fur farming.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many interferon gamma tests were conducted on herds in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) Somerset in each year since 2010; and...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many interferon gamma tests were conducted in each herd in Dorset in each year since 2012; how many positive cattle in...

      Farms: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the dry weather in summer 2018 on farm productivity levels.

      Poultry Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on (a) the poultry meat sector and (b) the cost of British poultry...

      Poultry Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the provision of non-UK labour to staff the poultry meat...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many herds have been subject to interferon gamma testing in each of the (a) low, (b) edge and (c) high-risk bovine...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many herds have been subject to interferon gamma testing in each of the (a) low, (b) edge and (c) high-risk bovine...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce emissions of particulate matters less than 2.5 µm in diameter.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to monitor levels of particulate dust (a) PM10 and (b) PM2.5 (i) throughout the country...

      Meat: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, whether promoting the export of meat from non-stunned animals (a) requires a specific derogation and (b) must clearly state...

      Tyres: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to monitor compliance with U2 environmental exemption licences to ensure that used tyres intended...

      Tyres: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of UK tyres exported to pyrolysis plants in (a) Africa and (b) India in each...

      Chemicals: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2018 to Question 201663, what further detail has been provided by the ECHA on the...

      Tyres: Recylcing and Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tonnes of used tyres are (a) recycled or reused, (b) disposed of in the UK and (c) exported.

  • Home Office

    • Counter-terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria his Department uses for the allocation of funding under the Prevent programme.

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the causes of radicalisation of lone-actors in relation to extreme right-wing terrorism in the UK.

      Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of reports to Action Fraud are referred to a (a) local police force and (b) Regional Organised Crime Unit.

      Offences against Children: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of victims of child sexual exploitation by organised groups in each of the last five years.

      Motorcycles: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of anti-social behaviour were made in relation to mopeds in (a) Salford and Eccles constituency and (b) Greater Manchester...

      Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has plans to increase the number of police officers after the UK leaves the EU.

      Antisocial Behaviour: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to combat youth antisocial behaviour.

      Undocumented Migrants: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been prosecuted in relation to illegal immigration in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018.

      Durham Constabulary: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide additional funding to Durham Constabulary to reverse the central funding reduction since 2010.

      National Emergency Services Memorial: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will make a financial donation to the National Emergency Services Memorial.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department plans to take to directly contact elderly citizens to inform them that they must make online Biometric...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he will ensure that elderly people residing in the UK without UK citizenship are provided with information on the need to apply for...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions the Government has had with his EU27 countries on whether they will directly contact their citizens residing in the UK to...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Irish citizens born in Northern Ireland will meet the criteria for the EU Settlement Scheme should they choose to apply.

      Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many investigations resulting from information being passed to the police by Action Fraud have taken place in each year since 2013.

      Immigration: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the White Paper entitled The UK's future skills-based immigration system, published in December 2018, Cm 9722, published...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has for the introduction of an appeal process to the EU Settled Status scheme.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when EU citizens living in the UK who have paid the £65 settled status fee will receive their refund.

      Asylum: Lanark and Hamilton East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum cases his Department has identified as complex in Lanark and Hamilton East constituency in the last 12 months.

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the future immigration system will allow temporary short-term workers on a 12-month visa from EU member states to access (a) primary...

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the additional funding required by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority to fulfil its role under the...

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether workers coming to the UK under the forthcoming Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme pilot will be provided with pre-departure...

      Iran: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Iranian citizens able to apply for visas to visit the UK at the Visas and Immigration Centre in Tehran.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with Chief Constables on increasing the authority of forces to implement stop and search where there is a...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to answer Question 208260 tabled on 14 January 2019 on Deportation: Windrush Generation.

      Radicalism: Crime and Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken to estimate the number of far-right linked terrorist actions and crimes in the last five years.

  • Department for International Development

    • Pakistan: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Pakistan on removing derogatory references to (a) Ahmadis and (b)...

    • Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department’s policy is on funding organisations that provide abortions that have (a) been found guilty of breaking the...

      Waste: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) India and (c) Africa on UK waste exports to those countries; and what...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Trade Associations

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

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2019 to Question 207564 on Scotland Office: Brexit, for what reason his Department holds no estimate of what it...

      Fuel Poverty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on tackling fuel poverty in Scotland.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what sums his Department spent on (a) taxis, (b) first-class train tickets and (c) business-class air travel in each of the last...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many (a) business class, (b) economy class and (c) first class tickets for air travel his Department has purchased in each of the...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether professional services companies will continue to have a legal basis for trading with (a) third countries and (b) trading...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January to Question 205793, Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit, what his...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps are being taken to avoid a hard border in Ireland in the event that the Prime Minister's withdrawal agreement is rejected...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what role the devolved Administrations will have in developing the UK’s trade policy after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Trade Agreements: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has to promote high environmental standards with the UK's trading partners in (a) current and (b) future trade negotiations.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what trade agreements he expects the UK to have agreed and will be in force on 29 March 2019.

      Department for International Trade: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Local to Global podcast (a) since its launch and (b) in the next (i) six,...

      Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the economic effect on consumers of the UK removing all trade tariffs after the UK leaves the EU.

      Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he had with Prime Minister Abe during his recent visit to the UK on the potential for a comprehensive trade deal with...

      Trade Missions: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what international trade missions to Africa his Department has planned for the next 12 months.

      Department for International Trade: Trade Associations

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

      Department for International Trade: Brexit

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

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Digital and the Creative Industries of 15 November 2018,...

    • Sports: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle racism in sport.

      Fast Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the volume of advertising of fast food companies on television after school hours.

      Musicians: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions has he had with music promoters on the ability to bring musicians from (a) EU and (b) other countries to the...

      Local Government: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage local government bodies to commemorate annual county days and display their county flag.

      War Memorials: Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure war memorials are protected from public vandalism.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Trade Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which his Department has responsibility are currently undertaken by...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Trade Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which regulatory functions imposed by legislation for which her Department has responsibility are currently undertaken by trade associations;...

  • Prime Minister

    • Parliamentary Private Secretaries

      To ask the Prime Minister, if she will publish a list of hon. Members appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretaries to (a) Government Departments, (b) Ministers and (c) Secretaries of State.

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