Written answers

Thursday, 14 February 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to invest in transport infrastructure in Cornwall.

    • Railways: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of potential improvements to the environmental performance of railways.

      Railways: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the rising cost of energy on the rail industry.

      M20: Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking through Operation Brock to prepare for potential congestion around junctions 3, 4 and 5 of the M25 motorway as a result of...

      Northern: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much is Arriva Rail North contributing towards the cost of the new fleet of rolling stock as set out in the terms of its franchise agreement with...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the total cost to the public purse of Network Rail compensation payments to service providers following...

      Railways: Medway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to increase the number of train carriages from the Medway towns to London in (a) morning rush hour and (b) overall.

      Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what decisions his Department has taken on the next Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise; and if he will make a statement.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse has been of (a) due diligence checks and (b) other work carried out by or on behalf of his Department in relation to...

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that all active travel initiatives that specify walking and cycling also include horse riding.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money (a) has been paid and (b) is waiting to be paid to legal firms or lawyers by (i) HS2 and (ii) his Department in respect of any aspect...

      Aviation: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many flights flew over the London Borough of Southwark in each of the last three years.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2019 to Question 205963, for what reason the contract with Seaborne Freight was withdrawn.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many civil servants worked on the (a) contract, (b) due diligence and (c) award of the ferry route to Seaborne Freight.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect withdrawing from the Seaborne Freight contract will have on preparations for leaving the EU without a deal.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse has been of (a) expenditure on the procurement process for and (b) legal advice around cancelling the Seaborne...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the status of EU Member State driving licences will be in the event of the UK leaving the EU (a) without a deal and (b) with the Withdrawal...

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which EU agencies his Department plans to seek continued membership of after the UK has left the EU; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department is making on the introduction of an automated delay repay compensation scheme that is interoperable across train...

      Railways: Tickets

      What plans his Department has to expand smart ticketing for rail passengers.

      Transport: Social Mobility

      What recent assessment he has made of the importance of transport connectivity to social mobility.

      Railway Stations

      What steps he is taking to increase accessibility and capacity at local railway stations.

      Bus Services: Tees Valley

      What steps he is taking to improve bus services in Teesside.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Domestic Appliances: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the detention of (a) unsafe and (b) non-compliant electrical...

    • Domestic Appliances: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the volume of (a) unsafe and (b) non-compliant electrical consumer goods entering...

      Borders: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support is made available by the Office for Product Safety and Standards to the Scottish Government to improve...

      Domestic Appliances: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made on the cost to the Scottish economy of the sale of (a) counterfeit and (b)...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of trends in the level of fuel prices in different areas of the country.

      Fossil Fuels: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timeframe is for a decision to made by the Oil and Gas Authority in relation to Petroleum Oil and Gas Licence...

      Energy Supply: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the level of security of supply of electricity for winter 2019; and whether he is taking...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to publish its evaluation of the right to request flexible working.

      Public Houses: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2019 to Question 211305 on Pubs Code, if he will conduct a public consultation on...

      Public Houses: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will commission a review of the Pubs Code.

      Public Houses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will review trends in the level of pub closures in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland and (c) Midlothian.

      Minerals: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department monitors the amount of greenhouse gases that are emitted by importing minerals such as (a) clay,...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the contribution to the UK economy of the shale gas industry to date.

      Fracking: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the contribution to the economy of Fylde of the shale gas industry to date.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of shale gas extraction on (a) domestic and (b)...

      Public Houses: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to conduct a review of the Pubs Code.

      Maternity and Paternity Leave: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2019 to Question 210560, when his Department will publish its review of the...

      Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Draft)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for the publication of the Government's response to the consultation on the draft Registration of...

      Electric Vehicles: Fuel Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to introduce an equivalent to the Faraday challenge for the promotion and further development of...

      Volcanoes: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much grant funding has been awarded to the Met Office for volcanic ash weather monitoring in each of the last three...

      Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to publish its response to the ethnicity pay gap consultation; and if he will make a statement.

      Research: Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to make an economic assessment of the policy options considered by UK Research and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has raised the issue of Jamal Khashoggi with the Saudi Arabian ambassador.

    • Omar Shakir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January to Question 212311, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of the...

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Israeli authorities on the forced eviction of 45 members of the Sabbagh family from...

      Israel: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he holds information on the number of refugees that Israel has accepted in the last 10 years.

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of files held by his Department in relation to Sri Lanka dating from the 1970s and...

      Turkey: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterparts on the detention and imprisonment of Kurdish politicians.

      Abdullah Öcalan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on Kurdish people on hunger strike throughout the world in protest to...

      Abdullah Öcalan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on the prison conditions and isolation of Abdullah Ocalan in Turkey.

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect religious minorities and religious expression around the world.

      Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect the religious expression of Christians around the world.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Employment: Service Industries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of jobs are in the service sector in the most recent period for which figures are available.

    • Employment: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of jobs are in the manufacturing industry in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Census: Nepal

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to include Nepalese as an ethnicity category in the 2021 census.

      Employment: Carers and Parents

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of working parents and carers in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Scotland, (d) Wales and (e)...

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2019 to Question 215097, what the top five consultancy firms were by spend for each of the financial years and...

      Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether officials in his Department were present at the financial rescue talks between Interserve and its lenders.

      Baroness Brady

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what official Government posts Baroness Brady holds.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dermatology: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to NHS organisations on reducing waiting times for dermatology treatments.

    • Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has allocated to the development of a national stroke plan.

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming workforce implementation plan will include a plan to increase the number of general practitioners.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason NICE in developing its guidelines on termination of pregnancy has not included an assessment of the physical, emotional...

      Spina Bifida: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether painkiller will be administered to unborn babies with spina bifida who undergo spinal surgery; and at what age those unborn...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has commissioned in the last five years into the long-term effect of abortion on (a) future miscarriages,...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have accessed cannabis-derived medicinal products under schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Answer of 5 February 2019 to Question 213249 on Diabetes: Medical Equipment, what role integrated care systems will play...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer on 5 February 2019 to Question 213317 on NHS: Drugs, what process NICE plans to follow when scoping its review of...

      Biosimilar Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that hospital trusts adhere to (a) shared decision-making principles and (b) patient...

      Biosimilar Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps NHS Improvement is taking to ensure that hospital trusts across the NHS are following shared decision-making principles and...

      NHS: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 30 January 2019 to Question 214461, what comparative estimate his Department has made of cost of filing 80 per cent...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his policy paper Tackling antimicrobial resistance 2019 to 2024: the UK's 5-year national action plan, if he will amend...

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 214460 on Nurses: training and with reference to NHS Digital data showing 33,500...

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to provide community pharmacies with a multi-year funding settlement.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to achieve the 95 per cent four-hour A&E waiting time in (a) Herefordshire and (b) England.

      Mental Health: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the effect of social media on the mental health of young people.

      Abortion: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many free abortions were performed on the NHS for citizens from (a) other EU countries and (b) non-EU countries under reciprocal...

      Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for the future roll-out of the National Bereavement Care Pathway; and whether he plans to expand that roll-out.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support local authorities and hospitals providing support to people with autism.

      Vasa Praevia: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to introduce routine screening in pregnancy for Vasa Praevia.

      Care Homes: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the level of inflation on the cost of providing services in nursing homes.

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the UK population has access to occupational health services.

      Occupational Health: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of occupational health practitioners.

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to secure the supply of antibiotics in the event of the UK without a deal.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many officials from his Department have been seconded from their primary role to make preparations for the UK leaving the EU without...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking in response to the resolution of the House of 24 January 2019 on appropriate ME treatment.

      UK Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Collaborative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) representations his Department has received on the work of the UK Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Diagnostics Collaborative and...

      Drugs: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings of the National Aids Trust report,...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the proposed amendments to the Human Medicines Regulation 2012, what treatment areas will be excluded from the serious...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulation 2019, what the system will be by which clinicians will be able to indicate...

      Pharmacy: Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of nationally commissioning more public health services through community pharmacy.

      Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to publish the prevention green paper.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when each of the NICE methodology reviews for STA and HST are planned (a) to begin, (b) to be consulted upon and (c) to have the findings...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of risk-stratified screening for breast cancer.

      Radiology: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming NHS workforce implementation plan will include a plan to increase the numbers of NHS diagnostic radiographers.

      Housing: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of National Energy Action's report entitled, Cold homes claiming...

      Lymphoedema: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the accessibility of services for treating lymphoedema in (a) the North East and (b) England.

      Emigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to develop a communication strategy to help publicise the Government's ex gratia payment scheme for former...

      Endoscopy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many clinical endoscopists have been recruited to date as part of Health Education England’s target to recruit and train an...

      Secure Psychiatric Units: Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with (a) autism and (b) learning disabilities are being held in secure hospital units in England.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that the interim data for the PrEP impact trial will be placed in the public domain.

      Arthritis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the supply of medications for rheumatoid arthritis in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the compliance of the Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 with the NHS England...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which EU agencies his Department plans to seek continued membership of after the UK has left the EU; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he is taking steps to support a global initiative of Governments and businesses to ensure that workers in (a) cocoa and (b)...

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he plans to incorporate living income as defined by the Living Income Community of Practice into the Government’s...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department’s Official Development Assistance is delivered through local and national partners.

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many officials from her Department have been seconded from their primary role to make preparations for the UK leaving the EU...

      Colombia: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to provide humanitarian aid to Colombia to assist with the Venezuelan refugees that reside there.

      Venezuela: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to provide assistance to the proposed vaccination programme for Venezuelan refugees across Latin America.

      Bangladesh: Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department funds aid programmes that support female garment factory workers in Bangladesh.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of the conflict in Yemen on the (a) health and (b) protection from...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which (a) for-profit private companies and (b) private contractors received Official Development Assistance for the (i) delivery of...

      Developing Countries: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to oral evidence by the Minister of State at the Department for International Development to the International...

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help improve the provision of (a) reproductive health and (b) gender-based violence prevention...

      Yemen: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taking to help prevent violence against women and girls in Yemen.

      Developing Countries: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department’s spending is currently focused on gender-based violence prevention.

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to ensure her Department's implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5 and Goal 8 includes (a) targets...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Ashford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has in place for increasing secondary school places in Ashford after 2022; and if he will make a statement.

    • Special Guardianship Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2019 to Question 211708, on Special Guardianship Orders, for what reason the Government does not record...

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what contracts the Department of Education has with the companies that supply laptops under the Disabled Student Allowance.

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the value for money students who have paid £200 to receive a laptop under the Disabled Student Allowance receive.

      Overseas Students: China and India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support for funding is available to international students from (a) India and (b) China to study at UK universities.

      Overseas Students: China and India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of students studying at overseas campuses of UK universities in (a) India and (b) China in the...

      Education: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve the provision of education services for visually impaired children.

      Foster Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will (a) ensure that the Staying Put programme is adequately (i) costed and (ii) funded and (b) bring forward a national minimum allowance for...

      Overseas Students: China and India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many international students in higher education from (a) India and (b) China went on to (i) post-graduate education, (ii) employment and (iii)...

      Children in Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children placed in children’s homes (a) inside the local authority responsible, (b) outside the local authority...

      Schools: Cereal Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to schools on providing fortified cereals with high levels of sugar.

      Department of Education: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Deloitte, (b) Slaughter and May and (c) Mott MacDonald is in the last two years.

      Frontline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2019 to Question 216290 on Frontline, how much money has been repaid by participants to (a) Frontline and (b) his...

      Specialist Schools: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2019 to Question 217025 on Specialist Schools: Complaints, how many parents were dissatisfied with their...

      Curriculum: First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans for all secondary school students to receive compulsory first aid training, resulting in a formal qualification.

      Graduates: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have graduated with a degree related to computer games design and programming in each year since 2010.

      Higher Education: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many higher education providers have not completed the process of re-registration with the Office for Students.

      Students: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many higher education institutions have not published a student protection plan.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is consulting on providing additional funding to higher education providers to cover the increased costs of employer...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sexual Offences: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convicted sex offenders released from custody on licence have committed further sexual offences during the period that they are under licence...

    • Courts: Londonderry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the attack on Londonderry courthouse on 20 January 2019.

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people failed to appear for their court hearings in each of the last three years.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether companies that gain contracts to provide prison education will be required to recognise trades unions; and if he will make a statement.

      Special Educational Needs: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of a case being taken to the First-tier Special Educational Needs and Disability tribunal .

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Bridgend of 8 January 2019 reference MM/JH/08/01/2019.

      Birmingham Prison: G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether G4S will resume management of HMP Birmingham once the safety standards of the prison have improved; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the rates of learning difficulties among the prison population.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence and Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of (a) deaths, (b) assaults and (c) cases of self-harm in prisons.

      Parole Board: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training his Department provides to members of the Parole Board on interviewing serving prisoners at hearings.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of defence lawyers (a) commissioning and (b) presenting psychology reports in relation to their...

      Parole Board: Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many serving prisoners have taken the Parole Board to a Judicial Review in each of the last five years.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timeframe is for the introduction of the right of a victim to make representations in relation to a Parole Board decision.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria his Department will use to determine whether a Parole Board decision is referred to a parole board Judge after representations have been...

      Prisons: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to improve security in prisons.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce delays in personal independent payment tribunal hearings being held.

      Funerals: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress the Government has made on implementing the Children's Funeral Fund.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps he is taking to reduce tribunal waiting times for people attempting to claim personal independence payment.

      Legal Profession: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints were received by (a) his Department and (b) its approved regulators on the performance of (i) barristers and (ii) solicitors in each...

      Debt Collection: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2019 to Question 214134 on Debt Collection, how many certified enforcement officers have lost their licence to...

      Courts: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what measures he has put in place to ensure independent monitoring of the court system.

      Courts: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what procedures he has put in place to monitor whether individual courts are operating efficiently and within agreed timescales.

      Trials: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what sanctions he has put in place for courts that fail to operate within agreed time limits for the commencement of trials.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times for personal independence payment appeals to be heard in court.

      Prison Sentences: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the factors contributing to the average length custodial sentences in Wales relative to England.

      Sentencing: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of young adults sentenced to less than 12 months custody in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has to promote high food and environmental standards with the UK’s future trading partners.

    • Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many officials from his Department have been seconded from their primary role to make preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure that new free trade agreements after the UK leaves the EU do not (a) lower standards in and (b) privatise...

      Iron and Steel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the European Commission Safeguard Measures on imports in relation to section 232 tariffs introduced by the US administration will be...

      World Trade Organisation: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government has a WTO trade schedule prepared for 29 March 2019.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether (a) local authorities and (b) housing providers are required to notify the occupant of property A before noise...

    • Social Rented Housing: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps he has taken to tackle overcrowding in social housing.

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of green belt land is under consideration for development in the most recent period for which figures...

      Private Rented Housing: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many selective licensing schemes are in operation in England.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish his Department's valuation of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme.

    • HMS Queen Elizabeth: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Queen Elizabeth will embark on her first deployment; what the total number of personnel in the basic and wider crew expected to be on board is;...

      Armed Forces: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel will be provided for Exercise Joint Warrior.

      Ministry of Defence: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Deloitte, (b) Slaughter and May and (c) Mott MacDonald is in the last two years.

      Bomber Command: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Bomber Command clasp criteria to include aircrew based outside of the UK.

      Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's recent announcement, what the estimated cost is of its acquisition of two Littoral Strike Ships.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many hearings in the first tier tribunal in the social entitlement chamber took place where her Department was a respondent; and at how...

    • Universal Credit: Chronic Illnesses and Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made on the effect of universal credit on the mental health of applicants with long term illness and...

      Social Security Benefits: Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions (a) she, (b) Ministers and (c) officials of her Department have had with charities and third sector bodies on the overall...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to improve (a) pay and (b) employment opportunities for disabled people.

      Universal Credit: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of universal credit on the financial circumstances of long-term resident EEA Nationals who...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2019 to Question 206457 Universal Credit, when she plans to provide a substantive Answer to that Question.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 214626, Universal Credit, what proportion of started universal credit claims were never...

      Social Security Benefits: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in the (a) Birkenhead constituency and (b) Wirral local authority area have been affected by the household benefit cap in...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library a copy of the safeguarding policy used by her Department's contractors in relation to work capability assessments.

      Personal Independence Payment: Middlesbrough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for personal independence payment appeal tribunal dates in Middlesbrough constituency; and what steps he is...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the findings of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report, entitled UK...

      Social Security Benefits: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of denying social security support to people affected by the Windrush scandal on their...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of pensioners living in poverty.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the allocation of funding for universal credit for the 2019-2020 financial year will reflect the fact that it will be a fifty-three...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether in assessing universal credit payments the Department deducts payments in lieu of holiday as part of temporary work.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which EU agencies her Department plans to seek continued membership of after the UK has left the EU; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support the food and beverage sector in Kent.

    • Flood Control: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve flood prevention in rural Fylde.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) legislative and (b) non-legislative steps his Department is taking to tackle toxic air pollution.

      Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to page four of the Seventh Special Report of Session 2017-19 of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

      Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fledged hen harriers there were in 2018; how many of these birds were successfully fitted with tracking devices;...

      Environment Protection: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2019 to Question 213461 on Environment Protection: EU Grants and Loans, whether his...

      Biodiversity: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the level of funding required to meet the Aichi targets in the UK Overseas Territories.

      Poultry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the numbers of geese that migrated to the UK in 2018.

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taking to improve animal conditions on farms.

      Electric Vehicles: Batteries and Fuel Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recyclability of (a) batteries in electric vehicles and (b) fuel cells in hydrogen fuel...

      Air Pollution: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect children from the effect of air pollution in (a) the London Borough of...

      Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to publish information on action taken against people in breach of regulations in horse racing with regard...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of committing to legally binding air pollution targets that...

      Circuses: Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications were received from travelling circuses to use wild animals in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019; and (i) how many...

      Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will bring forward legislative proposals to end the use of wild animals in circuses in England; and what form that...

      Ramsgate Port: Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer on 15 January 2019 to Question 207205 on Ramsgate Port: Dredging, whether the Marine Management...

      Ramsgate Port: Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer on 15 January 2019 to Question 207205 on dredging of the Port of Ramsgate, whether Natural England...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which EU agencies his Department plans to seek continued membership of after the UK has left the EU; and if he will make a...

  • Home Office

    • Armed Conflict: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Security and Economic Crime, of 11 October 2018, Official report, column 292 on...

    • Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason his Department has not answered Question 181236 on Armed Conflict: Capital Punishment, asked on 18 October 2018.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to publish the answer to Question 181236 tabled on 18 October 2018 and Question 194671 tabled on 22 November 2018 on...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of child protection procedures on families affected by myalgic encephalomyelitis.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from which local authorities he has received written correspondence since August 2018 indicating that they may withdraw from the asylum...

      Asylum: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he provided existing asylum dispersal local authorities with details of the proposed contracts for asylum accommodation beyond the...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with which local authorities did his Department's contract compliance team conduct joint inspections of asylum accommodation in 2018.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of his Department operating the asylum dispersal scheme in each year since 2000.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost to local authorities of participating in the asylum dispersal scheme in each year since 2000.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding his Department allocated to local authorities for their participation in the asylum dispersal scheme in each year since 2010;...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of asylum accommodation in each COMPASS region is in the (a) social housing, (b) registered social landlord and (c) private...

      Compass Contracts: Landlords and Letting Agents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many landlords or letting agents receiving public monies under the COMPASS asylum accommodation contracts have received a (a) civil...

      Deportation: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many flights have been chartered for (a) removals, (b) deportations and (c) mixed removals and deportations to Commonwealth countries...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to commission an independent review of the experience of asylum seekers in asylum accommodation.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the existing 1:200 dispersal ratio in the COMPASS asylum accommodation arrangements will be applied at local authority ward level.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to consult with local authorities before making use of the powers under section 100 and section 101 of the...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many local authorities that agreed to participate in asylum dispersal subsequently withdrew that agreement before any asylum seeker was...

      NHS: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the NHS is able to recruit nurses from the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

      Undocumented Migrants: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many migrants entering the UK illegally in small boats were detected in each year since 2010.

      Undocumented Migrants: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of migrants entering the UK illegally in small boats in each year since 2010.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who have downloaded the EU Exit: ID Document Check app.

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether bad weather payments will be available to workers under the pilot Seasonal Agricultural Scheme where weather conditions cause work...

      Pornography: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of links between the consumption of pornography and mental health.

      Home Office: Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list his engagements for Monday 4 February 2019.

      Immigration: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the next edition of the publication entitled Life In The United Kingdom: A Guide For New Residents is due to be published.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department sets targets for the number of final immigration court appeals brought against rulings allowing (a) asylum seekers...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the costs to the public purse of each appeal by his Department to the Upper Tribunal against rulings allowing...

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EEA nationals and their family members who are granted pre-settled status will have restricted access to healthcare and public funds...

      Home Office: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Deloitte, (b) Slaughter and May and (c) Mott MacDonald is in the last two years.

      Immigration: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for Leave to Remain from citizens of Iran were (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful; and how many of those unsuccessful...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much notice an asylum accommodation provider is required to provide to a resident in advance of attending at that resident's address.

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals who have the right to work in the UK have no recourse to public funds.

      Deportation: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Zimbabwe in relation to the deportation of Zimbabwean nationals.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Alternative Arrangements Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, under which section of the Civil Service Code is civil service support to the Alternative Arrangements Working Group permissible.

  • Treasury

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in relation to the Loan Charge 2019, whether Employment Benefit Trust schemes have always been considered defective by HMRC; and what the evidential basis...

    • Chocolate: Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of imported chocolate is Fairtrade.

      Revenue and Customs: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2019, to Question 208845 on Revenue and Customs: Overseas Aid, what that money was spent on.

      Cider: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with the National Association of Cider Makers on duty thresholds for craft cider makers.

      Cider: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal support his Department is providing to promote the growth of craft cider makers.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to increase the £50,000 earnings limit in respect of the High income benefit charge.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the United Kingdom has contributed to the EU budget in the last 10 years.

      Public Expenditure: Dover

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total Government spend per person in the Dover district local authority area has been in each year between 2009 and 2018.

      Public Expenditure: Kent

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of Government funding per head in the Kent County Council local authority area in each year since 2009.

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officials from his Department have been seconded from their primary role to make preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and if he...

      Debts: Repayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including debts which can be deducted directly from universal credit in the statutory Breathing...

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library the letter from the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to the Chair of the Police Remuneration Review Body on the public...

      Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Republic of Ireland is on schedule to repay its loan from the UK by March 2021.

      Asset Protection Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to state, what the proportion of (a) incentive and (b) bonus components was of remuneration for Asset Protection Scheme personnel and senior executives,...

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to review the eligibility criteria for rural fuel duty rebate scheme.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the Government has not put back the Loan Charge settlement date while its review of that policy is ongoing.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase tourism in (a) Kent and (b) Medway.

    • Facebook: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the decision by Germany to block Facebook from merging data collected from its social platforms...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2019 to Question 214617 on Cybercrime, for what reason that Answer does not contain...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 37 of the Government's Civil Society Strategy published in August 2018, what work his Department has...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 37 of the Government's Civil Society Strategy published in August 2018, what plans his Department has...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 41 of the Government's Civil Society Strategy published in August 2018, what progress has been made by...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 78 of the Government's Civil Society Strategy published in August 2018, what work his Department has...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 15 of the Government's Civil Society Strategy published in August 2018, what progress his Department...

      Cybercrime: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government holds information on the number of times that competent authorities have issued (a) warnings, (b)...

      Horseracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received from the racing industry on potential disruption to race meetings as a result of an...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Attorney General

    • Sentencing: Appeals

      To ask the Attorney General, what criminal convictions he has referred to the Court of Appeal as being unduly lenient in the last five years for which figures are available.

  • Department for Transport

    • Road Traffic Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of vehicles that are using British roads without either having paid road tax or having insurance cover, or both, in each of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • UK Audit Standards Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 18 January (HL12950), whether the scope of the review of the standards of auditing in the UK will cover all...

    • Copyright: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to support Articles 14–16 of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market which contain provisions to improve rights for...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the UK's intellectual property framework of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the UK's intellectual property framework of a free trade deal with the United States.

      Copyright: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to address copyright infringement on online platforms.

      Strength in Places Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expedite (1) the decision-making process, and (2) the processing of applications for the UK Research and Innovation Strength in...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Falkland Islands: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on Falkland Islands (1) agriculture, and (2) meat product exports to EU27 markets if World Trade Organisation tariffs...

    • Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for regional stability in the Middle East of an Iranian missile fired in January from Damascus towards northern...

      Lebanon: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports, if any, they have received of the construction of cross-border tunnels by Hezbollah militants from Lebanon into Israel.

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 28 January (HL12818), what assessment they have made of the operation of the buffer zone in Gaza and...

      Iran: Guided Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Iran’s expansion of its ballistic missile programme threatens the viability of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action; and what diplomacy they are...

      Burma: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have provided for the peace process in Burma in the current financial year, broken down by each organisation that has received funding,...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 28 January (HL12817), what steps they intend to take to uphold the freedom of the media in the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of Israeli forces shooting at unarmed Palestinian boys on 25 January, resulting in the death of Ayman Hamad; whether they...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of Israeli forces using live rounds against schoolchildren who protested those forces invading school grounds; whether...

      Israel: Sewage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of sewage pollution in the Mediterranean off the coast of Israel; and what advice they provide to UK tourists who plan...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a report from the Commissioner for Victims and Survivors for Northern Ireland about the provision of pensions for those who were...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Out-patients: Attendance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are conducting research into the (1) causes, and (2) costs of missed appointments in the NHS; and if so, when they expect to publish the results of...

    • Occupational Therapy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so how, they will maintain the use of (1) handicrafts, and (2) gardening as occupational therapy interventions for patients recovering from...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place a copy of the contingency plans drawn up by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority for the importation of gametes from EU member...

      Health Professions: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to complete the recruitment of the additional 20,000 health professionals to support general practitioners, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 5 February (HL13025), who are the experts on tobacco control whom they consulted...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Civil Proceedings: Judgements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the Bar Council, (2) the Law Society, and (3) other interested organisations about the impact of Brexit on the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Parking Offences: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the proposals contained within the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, what plans they have to introduce a single appeals service for the private...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Ministry of Defence intends the Tempest programme to produce a carrier-capable solution.

    • Defence: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the UK retains strong defence ties with EU member states after Brexit.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Wildlife: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of (1) China, (2) Vietnam, (3) India, and (4) other countries in Asia about banning the trade in endangered...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement made by the Home Secretary on 28 January on no deal arrangements for EU citizens, what requirements EU citizens who have previously lived...

    • Home Office: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they anticipate the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration to publish the outcomes of his inspection of the Home Office's charging for...

      Asylum: Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local authorities do not take a disproportionate number of unaccompanied asylum-seekers who are minors.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for licences to cultivate cannabis for medicinal purposes in the UK they have received since 1 January 2016.

      Import Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the present rules regarding the importation of controlled substances into the UK from (1) the European Economic Area, (2) the Republic of Ireland, and (3)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Dual Nationality: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people who are UK (1) citizens, and (2) residents who (a) have, or (b) are entitled to dual nationality of another EU...

  • Treasury

    • Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps first-time self-assessed taxpayers must take, including by what date they would need to begin the process, to ensure that they are able to file their...

    • Electronic Publishing: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to bring VAT on digital publications in line with printed books following the EU's decision to allow all member states to give e-books and...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Evening Standard

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they were advised of the change in ownership of Lebedev Holdings and the grant of an option to acquire the Evening Standard and a board seat at that...

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