Written answers

Friday, 8 February 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Motorcycles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will meet with representatives of the motorcycling community to discuss exemptions to emissions charges and the potential contribution...

    • Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether there has been a modal shift in the number of injury-causing accidents in locations where turbo-roundabouts have been introduced; and if he...

      Electric Vehicles: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made a whole life assessment of the overall environmental impact, including vehicle construction, power generation and disposal, of the...

      Public Transport: Guide Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on supporting assistance dog owners in public transport spaces.

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his department plans to take to offer disability training to private hire drivers.

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of refusals given to disabled passengers wishing to use private hire vehicles.

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the ICAO on the potential for banning single-engine helicopters for commercial flights.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the financial effect on business of decreases in rail punctuality.

      Crossrail Line: Ebbsfleet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the merits of extending Crossrail to Ebbsfleet.

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to introduce mandatory disability equality training for taxi drivers.

      Buses: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of anti-social behaviour on buses.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications his Department has received for European Conference of Ministers of Transport permits since November 2018; and how many such...

      Crossrail Line: Burnham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for the Crossrail station in Burnham to become operational.

      A282: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many penalty notices issued as a result of images taken by the camera at the A282 Trunk Road Dartford Crossing Southbound were (a) challenged and...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, at what speeds High Speed 2 trains are planned to operate on the High Speed 2 Phase one section.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for the commencement of tunnelling works for HS2 in Buckinghamshire.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the most recent estimate is of the number of HS2 Ltd workers planned to be housed near the Phase one line in the Chesham and Amersham and...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the results of the review into the business case for High Speed Two Phase 1 will be published.

  • 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 he has made of the effectiveness of Safety at Ports and Borders to prevent counterfeit electrical goods...

    • Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what comparative assessment he has made of trends in the level of spending on research and development in the (a) UK and...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure the growth of wind power is responsibly managed and taxpayer funded constraint...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether proposals for projects using Official Development Assistance funds are evaluated by civil servants within his...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department's Official Development Assistance-funded projects are evaluated by civil servants in his Department.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iraq Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether officials at his Department held discussions with representatives of (a) the US National Security Agency and (b) GCHQ...

    • Iraq Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information the Government holds on an operation to influence a vote at the UN Security Council on a second resolution to...

      Iraq Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department received a memo on 31 January 2003 from Frank Koza, Defence Chief of Staff (Regional Targets) entitled...

      Iraq Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the article entitled Revealed: US dirty tricks to win vote on Iraq war, published in the Observer on 2 March...

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to support the development of democracy in Iraq.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the (a) amounts and (b) recipients of Information Services expenses in excess of £5,000 in the last...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the (a) budgets and (b) recipients in excess of £10,000 in 2018-19 for programmes to support (i) human...

      China: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with representatives of the Governments of other UN Security Council member states on the...

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of Mercosur on the implications of the current political instability in...

      China: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) aims and (b) objectives are of UK policy towards China.

      Sudan: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether people based in the camps around Omdurman, Sudan are refugees or internally displaced persons.

      Darfur: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress is being made towards a lasting peace deal in Darfur; which parties have (a) signed and (b) not signed the 2006...

      Darfur: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to support the resolution of the conflict in the Jebel Marra mountains in Darfur in Sudan.

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of political prisoners in Bahrain.

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons his Department destroyed files on Sri Lanka dating from the 1970s and 1980s.

      Bahrain: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on reports of sexual violence against female detainees in...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many (a) standard and (b) first-class tickets for train travel his Department has purchased in each of the last two years.

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many ongoing workstreams there are throughout central Government on preparations for leaving the EU without a deal.

      Schengen Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he has had discussions with EU Ministers on the Schengen 90/180 rule and extending UK citizen's rights; and if he will make a...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Out-patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to launch its review of outpatient services; and if his Department will include in that review services for (a)...

    • Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what is the cost to the NHS is of each FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring device.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for which cancers is staging data not currently available; how he will measure progress to speeding up diagnosis for those cancers; and...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the barriers that may prevent England reaching zero HIV transmissions by 2030.

      Allergies: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2018 to Question 198805, what progress has been made on increasing the supply of Epipens; and if he...

      Bacteriophages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of phage therapy for tackling antimicrobial resistance.

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to increase the level of investment and funding for training and employing NHS microbiologists on long term...

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to establish an evidential basis on the time taken to diagnose disease in the NHS as part of the Antimicrobial...

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Government's strategy entitled Tackling antimicrobial resistance 2019–2024: The UK’s five-year national...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the frequency with which pharmacies and hospitals experience drug shortages.

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment (a) his Department and (b) Public Health England has made of the health effects of (a) PM 0.1 and (b) PM 1 in...

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information Public Health England holds on research on the health effects of emissions of perfluorooctanoic acid from waste incinerators.

      Drugs: Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2019 to Question 205244 on Drugs: Refrigerators, how many refrigerators his Department has purchased...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to publicise his Department's consultation on mandatory training on learning disabilities for healthcare...

      Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill (HL)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2019 to Question 210488, which representative organisations for people with (a) dementia, (b) brain...

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the change has been in the number of people making blood donations between 2008 and 2018.

      Juliet Bauer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times and for what reasons NHS England chief digital officer Juliet Bauer met Livi in her official capacity.

      Myopia: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of teenagers with myopia compared with previous generations; and what assessment he has made of...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding was allocated by his Department to each county in England for (a) Alzheimer's and (b) dementia care per head of the...

      Slaughterhouses: Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many slaughterhouses have (a) complied and (b) not complied with the order to install CCTV; and what steps the Food Standards Agency...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which EU countries the Government has secured bilateral health agreements with in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Royal Liverpool Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the (a) completion of the programme of works and (b) new facilities to be open to patients at the Royal...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will list the (a) Government departments, b) executive agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies that have contributed to the...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on preparations for the Adult Social Care Green Paper since 7 March 2017.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of his Department’s budget has been spent on preparations for the Adult Social Care Green Paper since 7 March 2017.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many ministerial meetings have been held between his Department and (a) HM Treasury, (b) the Ministry of Housing, Communities and...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many meetings have been held between his Department and civil society organisations in relation to the Adult Social Care Green Paper...

      Care Homes: Domestic Visits

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

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the quantity of drugs having to be disposed of by NHS pharmacies; and what reasons are given for the...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to enable NHS pharmacies to redistribute sealed quantities of drugs that would otherwise become surplus and remain...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he plans to provide to enable the new radiotherapy operational delivery networks to work collaboratively across multiple centres.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2018 to Question 202794 on the NHS's comprehensive assessment of supply lines, whether his...

      Hospitals: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2018 to Question 202793 on Hospitals: Medical Equipment, when the Government plans to publish its...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2019 to Question 204488 and with reference to (a) waiting times, (b) staff vacancies and (c) medicine...

      Mental Health and Employers Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 214031 on Mental Health and Employers Independent Review, on what date the Work...

  • Department for International Development

    • Venezuela: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her Venezuelan counterpart on addressing the food shortages in that country.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what staff resources her Department provides to (a) the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, (b) the Foreign and...

  • Department for Education

    • Adoption and Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many civil servants in his Department work on the (a) free school and (b) adoption policy streams; and how many civil servants worked on those...

    • Department of Education: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect the delivery of his Department's policy streams of preparations for the UK leaving the EU...

      T-levels: Solihull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his 30 January 2019 news story entitled £38 million T Level Capital Fund launches, how much of that £38 million he plans...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship starts there were in (a) England and Wales and (b) Solihull constituency in each academic year since 2015.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of (a) employers and (b) organisations that offer retraining programmes that are funded by the...

      Pupil Exclusions: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the review of exclusions practice led by Edward Timpson CBE will publish its final report.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) guidance and (b) regulations have been produced on how social workers are able to spend devolved budgets in relation to What Works Centre...

      Specialist Schools: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's guidance is on the (a) use of, (b) reporting requirements on the use of and (c) complaint mechanisms for parents of children who...

      Schools: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what resources his Department provides to Durham County Council for (a) the extension and modernisation of dilapidated school buildings and (b) the...

      Special Educational Needs: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated for special needs provision in schools in Nottinghamshire in each year since 2013.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support parents and carers in the education, health and care need assessment process.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs as their primary need are (a) 0-5, (b) 5-16, (c) 16-18 and (d)...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Social Services: Children

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

    • Prisoners: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the recommendations in the report, Management and supervision of men convicted of sexual offences, published by HM Inspectorate of...

      Sexual Offences: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average payment made to adult victims of child sexual exploitation and abuse were by gender under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many HM Courts and Tribunal Service buildings, including Court and Tribunal buildings have been operated in Merseyside in each year between 2010 and...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was for employment tribunal claims to reach their first hearing in 2018.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that not-for-profit community rehabilitation companies are not disadvantaged by any restructuring of probation...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative assessment he has made of inspectorate reports of (a) for-profit and (b) not-for-profit community rehabilitation companies.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contingency arrangements his Department has in place in the event of new contractual arrangements not being ready by the time current contracts...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has (a) spent to date and (b) plans to spend in relation to prisons to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Children: Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many instances of non-compliance with Practice Directive 12J have been recorded since its implementation.

      Small Claims: Industrial Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of non-road traffic workplace accident claims that will be affected by the increase to the small claims limit.

      Children: Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his oral contribution of 5 February 2019, when the President of the Family Division plans to report back on his review of the guidance...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 210641 on Prisons: Drugs, what information his Department holds on the number of incidents where...

      Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people who previously had (a) no, (b) between one and four, (c) between five and nine, (d) between 10 and 15, (e) between 16 and 25, (f)...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Developing Countries: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the effect on the Everything But Arms Agreement of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when he plans to publish the text of the continuity agreements with (a) Chile and (b) the Eastern and Southern Africa group; and what the...

      Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the agreement in principle with the Government of Israel to roll over the EU-Israel Free Trade Agreement, what specific...

      Cannabis: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government has offered any financial support to companies involved in the exporting of cannabis for medicinal purposes since 2010.

      Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will place in the Library a copy of the draft UK-Israel agreement that has been agreed in principle for trading arrangements after the...

      Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the trade deal agreed in principle between the UK and Israel for trade after the UK leaves the EU announced on 23 January 2019 will...

      Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the new UK-Israel agreement-in-principle contains a territorial clause limiting its application to within Israel’s pre-June...

      Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how his Department defines the territorial scope of pre-existing agreements between the UK and Israel.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the levels of non-payment of Help to Buy equity loans repayments by recipients for whom...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answers of 24 January 2019 to Question 210599 and 04 February 2019 to Question 214122, whether his...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 214559 on Buildings: Insulation, what assessment was carried out...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 214559 on Buildings: Insulation, whether the BS 8414 test...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2018 to Question 168121 on Armed Forces: Training, what account his Department takes of the human rights records...

    • Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have been recruited to the Army in each year from 2010 to 2018.

      HMS Mersey: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 214009 on HMS Mersey: English Channel, if he will publish the correspondence sent by the Home...

      Veterans: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what gender-specific support on (a) employment and (b) mental health women service personnel receive when leaving the armed forces.

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the Tornado aircraft after they are retired.

      Navy: Indo-Pacific Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to maintain a permanent naval presence in (a) the Indo-Pacific region and (b) South East Asia.

      Armed Forces: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) countries with which UK armed forces will carry out joint exercises in 2019, (b) dates of those exercises and (c) nature of...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government's (a) aims and (b) objectives will be at the 70 Anniversary Meeting of NATO in April 2019.

      Hyde Park Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the assessment study on the future of Hyde Park Barracks, as part of the Defence Estate Optimisation programme.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of their annual recruitment target for regular personnel in 2018-19 has so far been achieved by (a) the Royal Navy, (b) the Army, (c)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what is the cost to her Department is of taking a single (a) personal independence payment, (b) employment support allowance and (c) universal...

    • UN Convention On the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's timescale is for (a) acknowledging the concluding observations from the UN convention on the rights of persons with...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times her Department, excluding executive agencies and non-ministerial Departments, was taken to an employment tribunal for...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) work coaches and (b) Jobcentre Plus staff are (i) in receipt of Universal Credit and (ii) have been subject to in-work conditionality.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 214627 on State Retirement Pensions: Females, whether she plans to instruct her...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to track outcomes for the Youth Obligation; and whether that tracking will be backdated to the launch of that programme.

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's target timetable is for deciding whether complaints to the Independent Case Examiner will be accepted for investigation;...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 212675 on Personal Independence Payment, for what reason the treatment of dialysis...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 213887 on Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification, whether it is her Department’s...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times her Department has received information on the activities of benefit claimants from territorial police forces in each of the...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 214641 on Personal Independence Payment: Appeals, what estimate she has made of the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money his Department has spent on (a) Facebook and (b) Instagram advertising in each of the past five years.

    • Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he first became aware that UK fishers have been harvesting immature welks under the minimum landing size; and if will...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of 29 January 2019, Official Report,...

      Livestock: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to provide a support package for farmers in the event of an livestock disease outbreak.

      Animal Feed: Methane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will consider undertaking research into animal feeds to reduce methane emissions.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the relative importance of (a) open market and (b) private sale values of pedigree cattle in...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to reduce the number of cattle destroyed as a result of false positive Gamma blood tests.

      Cattle: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of pedigree cows traded (a) on the open market and (b) privately.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has received representations raising concerns on the matter of hon. Members receiving agricultural payments...

  • Home Office

    • Undocumented Migrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department carried out any equality impact assessments prior to setting his Department's targets for the removal of illegal...

    • Female Genital Mutilation: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of taking preventative action in relation to an at-risk individual being subjected...

      Modern Slavery Act 2015 Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the recommendations of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 Review: Second Interim Report, published on 22 January 2019,...

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the scale of child sexual abuse images online.

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department plans to take to stop the spread of child sexual abuse material online.

      Internet Watch Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Internet Watch Foundation in removing child sexual abuse material from the internet...

      Loans: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January to Question 210062 on Loans: Mozambique, whether UK authorities plan to take action under the 2010...

      Letting Agents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) tenants and (b) potential tenants of steps taken by letting agents to establish the right...

      Home Office: Employment Tribunals Service

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

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who has responsibility for assisting EU citizens with reduced capacity complete their applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the EU Exit: ID Document Check app does not work on a desktop or laptop computer.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department has issued to people applying under EU Settled Status Scheme who have resided in the UK for more than five...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department has issued to people applying for EU Settled Status who are not computer literate.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU nationals that have resided in the UK for (a) under and (b) over 10 years will be able to travel outside of the UK on a two week...

      Deportation: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the decision was taken to restart deportation charter flights to the Caribbean; and if he will make a statement.

      Undocumented Migrants: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were arrested on immigration offences and later reclassified as potential victims of modern slavery in (a) 2014, (b) 2015,...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Settled Status App requests applicants to provide proof of residence for six months for the year 2019.

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of police officers that are trained to use a taser in each police force.

      Deportation: Charter Flights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will (a) stay the imminent deportation charter flight to Jamaica and (b) cancel all such flights pending the completion of an...

      Deportation: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 213885, Deportation: English Language, how many (a) refusal, (b) curtailment and (c)...

      Deportation: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 213885, Deportation: English Language, how many (a) removals and (b) departures there...

      Road Traffic Offences: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of penalty notices issued in the last 12 months as a result of images taken by cameras across the country have...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on proposals made by Border Force on technological solutions to monitor the movement of people across...

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2018 to Question 199271 and paragraph 20 of the National Crime Agency’s January 2019 report...

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Drug Dealing Telecommunications Restriction Orders Regulations 2017 on preventing...

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent meetings his Department has had with representatives of (a) Addison Lee, (b) BlaBlaCar, (c) Gett, (d) HOPP (Taxify), (e) Kabee,...

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent meetings his Department has had with representatives of (a) Abellio Greater Anglia, (b) Great Northern, (c) London Overground...

      Missing Persons: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to introduce a national missing persons database.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the (a) amount of money paid and (b) the recipients of that funding in cases where £10,000 or more has been paid from the...

    • Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the (a) amount of money contributed and (b) recipients of such funding of his Department's contributions in excess of £10,000...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the (a) amount of money contributed and (b) recipients of each of his Department's contributions in excess of £10,000 to (a)...

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many cases of skin cancer there have been in each of the last five years.

      Cancer: Children

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many children aged 16 and under have been diagnosed with cancer in each of the last five years.

      Parliament Square: Flags

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has had discussions with the Greater London Authority on the raising of the European Union flag on the flag poles of Parliament Square in...

      Recall of Parliament

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the additional cost to Government Departments of the House of Commons sitting through what was originally intended to be...

      Small Businesses: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Government press release New expert brought in to boost government’s relationship with small businesses, published in...

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether non-payroll staff working in (a) National Savings and Investments, (b) the Debt Management Office and (c) the Valuation Office Agency are included...

    • Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the contribution of the medicinal cannabis industry to the UK economy since 2010.

      Tax Evasion: Prosecutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions have been initiated under sections 45 and 46 of the Financial Services Act 2017 for offences of failing to prevent tax evasion (a) in...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish his review of the costs of High Speed Two.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2019 to Question 212673 on Cybercrime: Ministerial Responsibility, what information his...

    • Internet Watch Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to ensure that the Internet Watch Foundation continues to receive government funding after the UK...

      Internet: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of reported online abuse towards people with disabilities.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made on establishing a nationwide, full-fibre broadband network.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on cross-border data handling when the UK leaves the EU.

      Hakeem AlAraibi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) FIFA and (b) IOC on the unlawful detainment of footballer...

      Entertainers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his officials have had with officials in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the...

  • Prime Minister

    • Brexit

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to her oral contribution of 21 January 2019, Official Report, column 27, on Leaving the EU, with which representatives of the English regions she has...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the timetable is for (a) her Department's publication of its response to its consultation on addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland's...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to announce changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

    • Gender Recognition: Health Services

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department plans to take with the Department for Health and Social Care to ensure that trans patients do not have to seek unaffordable...

      Gender Recognition: Health Services

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will take steps with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to tackle (a) GPs not being allowed to run oestrogen tests if a patient...

      Candidates: Disability

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the EnAble Fund for Elected Office is available to (a) parliamentary candidates (i) seeking selection for the next General Election, (ii)...

      Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Written Statement of 17 May 2018 on Access to Elected Office for Disabled People, HCWS695, on what date the 12-month programme...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps were taken to rural proof the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy.

    • Pupil Exclusions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of pupils being suspended from schools for breaching drugs and alcohol rules; what assessment they have made of...

      Schools: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 17 January (HL Deb, col 323), where the list of "over 3,000 useless subjects" can be found.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Peers: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 29 January (HL13010), whether the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland meets Northern...

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