Written answers

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support British citizens driving in EU countries after 29 March 2019 who do not hold a green card.

    • Airports: Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that baggage handlers at UK airports are trained to handle wheelchairs.

      Motor Vehicles: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of the environmental footprint of motorcycles and single occupant cars on comparable commuting journeys; and...

      Roads: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that street lighting is powered by renewable sources; and if he will make a statement.

      Road Traffic Control: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance he gives to local authorities on the restriction on traffic near schools at opening and closing times; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport for the North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which Transport for the North board meetings (a) he and (b) his Ministers plan to attend in 2019; and whether his Department plans to discuss the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Domestic Appliances: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing additional funding to Safety at Ports and...

    • Domestic Appliances: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with online platforms on preventing sales of counterfeit and substandard electrical goods...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2019 to Question 211109 on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Business: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of UK-based businesses based in (a) Coventry, (b) the West...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Asia: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of climate change on the UK's diplomatic relations with states...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much of the £75 million allocated to his Department for Brexit preparations in 2018-19 and 2019-20 has been allocated...

      Scandinavia: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Norway, (b) Finland and (c) Sweden on antisemitism.

      Italy: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Italian Government on that Government's decision not to allow the Sea-Watch crew and...

      Forced Marriage: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in forced marriages his Department has helped to repatriate in...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will set out his Departments operations with a budget of more than £500,000 in (a) strategic programmes, (b)...

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution by the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office to the Foreign Affairs...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, how much of the £3 million allocated to his Department for Brexit preparations in 2019-20 has been allocated to preparing for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, what the change has been in the overall caseload for the Crown Prosecution Service in each year from 2010 to 2018.

      Crown Prosecution Service: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, how many staff were employed in each department within the CPS on (a) 30 May 2010 and (b) 30 September 2018.

      Crown Prosecution Service: West Midlands

      To ask the Attorney General, how many staff were employed in each Department in the CPS in the West Midlands on (a) 30 May 2010 and (b) 30 September 2018.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of availability of the 2018-19 seasonal flu vaccine.

    • Measles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of measles there have been since 7 July 2018.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) his Department, (b) Public Health England and (c) the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants have (i) made, (ii)...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2019 to Question 206215 on Air Pollution, if he will publish the evidence held by (a) his Department...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Answer of 16 January 2019 to Question 206215 pn Air Pollution, if he will direct Public Health England to make an...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department spent from the public purse on campaigns to promote the cessation of smoking in 2017-18.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2019 to Question 207547 on Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit, how much of the £71...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that GP surgeries are supplied with adequate guidance for patients on their medication in the event...

      Trimethylaminuria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for research into methods for (a) treating and (b) curing Trimethylaminuria.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled Room to Manoeuvre, published by Arthritis Research, what assessment he has made of the implications...

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on reducing health inequalities for people with a learning disability.

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on increasing the number of learning disability nurses in the NHS.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an estimate of the level of unmet need for social care in England.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the role of the voluntary and community sector in supporting the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to increase the mental health workforce to achieve the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

      Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds figures on how many UK citizens below pension age living in the European Union utilise the S1 form...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Harrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant of the Answer of 11 January 2019 to Question 204365 on Clinical Commissioning Groups: Finance, for what reason Harrow CCG has...

      Kidney Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of incidences of misdiagnosis of kidney cancer.

      Kidney Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of allocating funding to research into the development of a...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan, what recent steps he has taken to implement the target of diagnosing 75 per cent of cancers at...

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether cryoablation needles will remain available through the High Cost Tariff Excluded Device List with no changes to current funding...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many abortions have been declined as a result of a suspicion of coercion in each of the last five years.

      Foetuses: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement, Spinal surgery for babies in the womb on the NHS, published by NHS England in December 2018, whether...

      Mental Health Inter-ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2019 to Question 212352 on Mental Health Inter-ministerial Group, on what date the inter-ministerial...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January to Question 213465 on Pregnancy: Mental Health Services, what steps is he taking to develop...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Answer of 23 January 2019 to Question 208907 on Hospitals: Waiting Lists, what assessment he has made of the preparedness...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January to Question 209388 on NHS: Standards, if his Department will consult patients and the public before...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the (a) Home Secretary b) Mayor of London, (c) Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and (d)...

    • Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he had advanced sight of the European Council statement on a future UK-EU fisheries agreement based on exiting reciprocal...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons his Department’s consultation includes proposals to support state schools and further education colleges but not higher...

    • Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether financial assistance is available for students from the lowest-income households who qualify for the disabled student allowance to help with...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2018 to Question 203779 on Disabled Students Allowances, what the timetable is for the (a) commencement and (b)...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of children who are being home educated after leaving school due to bullying.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the regulations and guidance on Relationship Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education will be available for schools by...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant the Answer of 14 October 2017 to Question 106132 on Children in Care, what progress his Department has made on the assessment of data on the...

      English Language and History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) English and (b) History on the national curriculum is (i) relevant, (ii) modern and (iii) interesting for...

      Schools: Textbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that every school pupil has access to high quality textbooks and learning resources.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he has made on reviewing the level of university fees charged to students; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the supply of food to schools in the event that UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the financial effect on universities of increased contributions to the Teachers' Pension Scheme.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of claims of housing disrepair made in each of the last 10 years.

    • Prisoners: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many sexual offenders were not moved to a local resettlement prison in their area of release due to a lack of spaces available for vulnerable...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on prisons.

      Full Sutton Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his Answer of 19 December 2018 to Question 201129 on Full Sutton Prison, what assurances he has sought that the Traffic Assessment for Full...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many non-road traffic accident cases were for claims of between £1,000 and £2,000 in each of the last five years.

      Probation

      If he will make it his policy to return the probation service to the public sector.

      Prisons: Contracts

      What recent assessment he has made of the performance of prison contractors.

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2019 to Question 207546 on Treasury: Brexit, how much of the £60 million allocated to his Department for Brexit...

    • Food: Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to prepare for the UK potentially leaving the EU without a deal in relation to perishable goods being exported.

      Food: Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of perishable goods checked at customs have (a) exited and (b) entered the UK in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Food: Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what precautions customs officers are taking when checking perishable goods exiting the country to avoid the waste of products.

      City Deals and Local Growth Deals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2019 to Question 210500 on Local Growth Deals, how much funding from the public purse was allocated to each (a) city...

      Capital Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to Answer of 29 January to Question 210499 on Capital Investment, if he will publish the amount of funding allocated by (a) central government for...

      Medicine: Education

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

      Borders: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an estimate of the value of the loss of trade the would result from border IT systems not being ready from the date that...

      Public Expenditure: Dover

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total government spending per person in the Dover constituency has been in each year between 2009 and 2018.

      Post-18 Education and Funding Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Department for Education on ensuring the review of post-18 education does not lead to an overall reduction in...

      Financial Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library the minutes of each meeting of the Financial Inclusion Policy Forum since its creation.

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether non-payroll staff working in (a) his Department and (b) HMRC are included in statutory gender pay gap reporting.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with mental health issues receive support to access social housing.

    • Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential effects on children of not using the children’s...

      Waste Disposal: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will call in planning applications ESS/36/17/BTE and ESS/37/17BTE for the Rivenhall Integrated Waste Facility in...

      Public Places: Guide Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department provides funding to make public places guide dog friendly.

      Building Research Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the conclusions of the report entitled, External Fire Spread – Part 1 Background research,...

      Affordable Housing: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the press statment entitled, Brokenshire unveils £500 million affordable homes funding boost,...

      Affordable Housing: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the press announcement entitled, Brokenshire unveils £500 million affordable homes funding...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the findings of the consultation on the use of powers for dealing with unauthorised...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of funding for the procurement of military equipment.

    • Defence Policy Board: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 21 January 2019 to Question 207593, if he will publish the (a) criteria and (b) selection process for the membership of the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her speech entitled, Universal Credit: personal welfare, delivered on 11 January 2019, if she will publish the evidential...

    • Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what performance indicators her Department has established for the length of time that a work capability reassessment should be carried out...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2018 to Question 182114 on Universal Credit, what definition of genuine hardship is used by her...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2019 to Question 207551 on Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit, for what reason her Department is...

      Social Security Benefits: Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the needs of people with fibromyalgia who are making...

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she has made in enabling greater access to (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support allowance for people...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statements of 7 June 2018, WS745 and 11 January 2019, WS1245 on universal credit, whether the backdated payment...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2019 to Written Question 208905, Universal Credit: Disability, how many people in receipt of severe...

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has spent on contesting universal credit appeals (a) in total and (b) in cases where her Department has lost the appeal.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has provided any guidance to employers who have employees in receipt of universal credit on how to accurately report...

      Universal Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant of the Answer of 18 December 2018 to Question 202142 on Universal Credit: Overpayments, when her Department plans to provide the full...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) holdings were tested for bovine tuberculosis, (b) animals were tested in each of those holdings and (c) of...

  • Home Office

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter of 22 August 2018 from the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent Central on the closure of the...

    • Asylum: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Statement of Requirements and Performance Regime for the new Asylum Accommodation and Support Services contract and Advice, Issue,...

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has spent on consultancy fees relating to the UK leaving the EU since July 2016.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of staff hours it will take to process applications for settled status by non-UK EU...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure access by non-UK non-seasonal workers to the agri-food sector after UK leaves the EU.

      UK Visas and Immigration: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2018 to Question 184982 on UK Visas and Immigration: South Wales, whether the contract with Sopra...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department’s announcement of 25 October 2018, New fund to support vulnerable EU citizens apply for settled...

      Asia Bibi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions the Government has had with the family of Asia Bibi on granting them asylum following her release from prison in Pakistan.

      Immigrants: DNA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of his Department’s compliance with data protection regulations and law in relation to DNA samples which...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the funding for advertising the settled status scheme was spent on online advertising in the latest period for which...

      Anti-loitering Devices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to prohibit the use of sound-producing anti-loitering devices without a licence.

      101 Calls: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the revenue accrued as a result of the 15 pence per minute charge for a 101 telephone call is retained by his Department.

      101 Calls: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the 15 pence per minute 101 call charge on the finances of lower-income families.

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been made to the Police in England and Wales in relation to section 4A on stalking of the Protection from...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints the police in England and Wales have received in relation to the offence of coercive control; how many complaints have...

      Sharia Law Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to publish its response to the recommendations of the independent review into the application of sharia law in...

      Animal Experiments: Consumer Goods

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many animals have been experimented on in the UK in the last 12 months for household product ingredients.

      Visas: Ministers of Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Minister of Religion visas have been granted (a) within and (b) outside of the three week timescale target time in each of the last...

      Migrant Workers: Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of being unable to access public funds on the ability to leave exploitative employment...

      Visas: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the consultation on his 19 December 2018 White Paper entitled The UK’s future skills-based immigration system will include the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been made to the EU settlement scheme (a) in total and (b) on each date on which it has been open to applications.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of people living in the UK under visitor visas who have been required to travel overseas to process...

      Undocumented Migrants: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money has been paid from the public purse to authorities in France in relation to the Sandhurst Treaty 2018; and on what dates...

      Visas: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of printing IHS numbers on biometric cards for visa applicants.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance has been provided to the UKVI MP account management team relating to addressing enquiries on the settled status scheme.

  • Department for International Development

    • Turkey: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Official Development Assistance her Department has allocated to Turkey in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2019; and if...

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how her Department monitors the use of aid that it provides to the Palestinian Authority.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what information her Department holds on the uses of aid funding her Department has provided to Palestine.

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the UK’s international development sector.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the level of humanitarian need in Yemen.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much of the £108 million allocated to his Department for Brexit preparations in 2018-19 and 2019-20 has been allocated to preparing for the...

    • Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether representatives from (a) Guinea, (b) Chile, (c) Cameroon, (d) Angola, (e) Bulgaria and (f) Pakistan were called to give evidence to the Chilcot...

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much money was spent from the public purse on consultancy fees as recorded by the Cabinet Office Spend Analytic Database by each Department, in...

      Electoral Register: British Nationals Abroad

      What plans he has to change the time limit on the entitlement of UK citizens living overseas to register to vote in UK parliamentary elections.

      Sustainable Development

      What steps his Department has taken to prepare for the UK's voluntary national review of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much of the £202 million allocated to his Department for Brexit preparations in 2018-19 and 2019-20 has been allocated to preparing...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadcasting Programmes: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the BBC on the Corporation increasing the number of programmes it broadcasts on television to...

    • Social Media: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to prevent social media platforms accessing individual's personal data and internet history for...

      Mobile Phones: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to improve mobile phone coverage in Northern Ireland for those who cannot receive any...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the £56 million allocated to his Department for Brexit preparations in 2018-19 and 2019-20 has been allocated...

      China Central Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has had discussions with (a) Ofcom and (b) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on reports of the...

      Football: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking with football clubs to help identify perpetrators of antisemitic hate crimes on match days.

      Gambling: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of (a) trends in the level of betting on football, (b) the effect of in-play betting...

      Treasure Trove: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Treasury Act 1996 to promoting museum-led conservation.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Political Parties: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require the publication of details of electoral donations received by political parties in...

  • Department for Transport

    • Taxis: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which local authority licensing committees in England do not require the applicant for (1) a black cab licence, and (2) a private hire licence, to undertake the...

    • Railways: Leeds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many days the full half-hourly weekday train service between Leeds and London, in both directions, ran before the pre-planned cancellations were introduced...

      Transport: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to reduce the impact of congestion and delays on road and rail freight to help boost trade imports after Brexit.

      London Airports: Public Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to reverse the reported decline in the number of passengers using public transport to reach (1) Heathrow, (2) Gatwick, and (3)...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Hydroelectric Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to retaining Feed-in Tariffs for small community-run hydroelectricity schemes.

    • Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of small and medium-sized companies preparations for Brexit, including if no deal is agreed.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Christianity: Oppression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the budget for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office global review into the persecution of Christians; what is the timeframe for agreeing the terms of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Mystery Shopper Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was (1) the annual budget, and (2) the staffing level of the Mystery Shopper Service; and what are the planned annual budget and staffing level of its...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Postnatal Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the NHS provides post-natal examinations of mothers and babies.

    • Postnatal Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for enabling that women have post-natal examinations to detect any birth injury which may have gone unnoticed at delivery.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) review, and (2) update, the NICE guidelines for the management of (a) Crohn’s disease, and (b) ulcerative colitis.

      Gastrointestinal System: Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when initial findings are anticipated from the gastroenterology Getting It Right First Time workstream; and whether that workstream will make recommendations about...

  • Department for International Development

    • Brazil: Floods

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance, if any, they have provided to the victims of the recent mud flow in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the implications of their decision to delay the roll out of Universal Credit for the implementation of the changes to free school meals entitlement.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Government Bills

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce further Law Commission bills; and if so, when.

    • Ministry of Justice: ICT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answers by Lord Keen of Elie (HL Deb, col 706) and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice (HC Deb, col 248) on 23 January,...

      Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Manzoor on 29 January (HL12848), how many successful prosecutions there have been in the UK for female genital...

  • Treasury

    • Economic Growth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the balance of economic output throughout the UK's nations and regions.

    • Social Mobility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the structural economic disparities in the UK that affect social mobility.

      Bank Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people in the UK that are unbanked.

      Credit Unions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they give to credit unions.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Non-Native Species

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many non-native invasive species outbreaks have been identified in each year since 2014; what steps have been taken to eradicate such species; and at what cost.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether EU citizens who have already paid the £65 fee to apply for settled status will receive a full refund.

    • Police: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service on 24 January 2018 (123402), what plans they have, if any, to amend the...

      Sir Edward Heath

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Barran on 20 December 2018 (HL Deb, col 1996), when they will provide a full explanation of the reasons behind their...

      Prescriptions: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 January (HL12620), what is the definition of vulnerability in relation to the National Data...

      National Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risks to UK security and counter-terrorism operations regarding uncertainty over shared data and intelligence with the EU in...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to allow visitors from Australia and Canada to use e-passport gates.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Action: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each government department, from July to December 2018, on how many occasions the Scrutiny Reserve Resolution was overridden in (1) the House of Lords, and...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Reviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many joint trade reviews they have undertaken with other countries in the last 12 months; and with which countries such reviews were undertaken.

    • Japan: Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Sony’s recent decision to move their European headquarters to the Netherlands from London; and what plans, if any, they...

      Import Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) on 21 January (HL Deb, col 570), what estimate they have made of the tariffs which...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to switch to trading on World Trade Organisation terms in the event of a no-deal Brexit; and if so, whether they anticipate that such...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Parliament: Demonstrations

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what are the average daily costs to Parliament of any additional Parliamentary security personnel who have been required to deal with the demonstrators near to...

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