Written answers

Monday, 18 February 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Breast Cancer: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will commit to fully funding the Workforce Implementation Plan to tackle shortages in the breast cancer workforce.

    • Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that every patient with pancreatic cancer receives treatment within the first 20 days of...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has made an assessment of the level of funding required by Cancer Alliances to deliver the policies set out in the...

      Incinerators: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2019 to Question 213202 on Incinerators: Air Pollution, with reference to the report entitled...

      Incinerators: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2019 to Question 213203 on Incinerators: Air Pollution, if he will publish the results of the...

      Plastics: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the pollutants emitted by the combustion of plastic that are detrimental to human health.

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 212585 on Air Pollution: Health Hazards, what steps (a) his Department and (b)...

      Surgery: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that surgery after-care equipment is (a) collected from patients when it is no longer needed and (b)...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) restrictions and (b) prohibitions are in place on (i) engaging with and (ii) selling to the NHS for senior staff who leave NHS...

      Secure Psychiatric Units: Autism and Learning disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on closing secure health care units for people with autism and learning...

      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to find a cure for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of nurse training course fees and bursaries being paid for by the NHS subject to the...

      Respiratory System: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to collect data on the regional primary-care respiratory workforce in the NHS to address the long-term respiratory...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 3.27 of the 2019 voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access, whether NHS England will issue a...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 3.57 of the 2019 Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access, what criteria will be used to...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2019 to Question 212365 on Genito-urinary Medicine: Contacts, whether the data provided on face to...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to tackle the funding shortfall for health and social care services for disabled children.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how has the £300 million per year to fund new diagnostic equipment and additional staff capacity announced in the 2015 Comprehensive...

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government is on target to meet its commitment in the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review to provide two million more...

      Hospitals: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Huffington Post article entitled Police Driving Mental Health Patients To Hospital In 48 per cent Of All Crisis...

      Hospitals: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Huffington Post article entitled Police Driving Mental Health Patients To Hospital In 48 per cent Of All Crisis...

      Hospitals: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Huffington Post article entitled Police Driving Mental Health Patients To Hospital In 48 per cent Of All Crisis...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder have been diagnosed in Cumbria in the last 12 months for which information is available.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how patient organisations will be involved in the scoping for a review of NICE technology appraisal methods included in the 2019...

      Nurses: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses have left the employment of the NHS in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many weeks’ worth of medicines the Government has asked pharmaceutical companies to stockpile as part of preparations for the...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of his Department's preparations for the UK leaving the EU...

      Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the advice issued on 28 January 2019 entitled New advice for travellers visiting the UK, European Union or European...

      Medical Equipment: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to support exporters of medical devices to the EU with respect to certification by an EU notified body.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on 29 March 2019 on the supply of medicines to the UK for NHS use.

      Water Supply: Fluoride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent comparative assessment he has made of the (a) level of fluoride in water supplied by regional water suppliers and (b) effect...

      Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what arrangements will be in place to provide healthcare cover for UK state pensioners who reside in the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

      European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the UK will continue to be able to access the alert systems, databases and networks of the European Centre for Disease Prevention...

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional resources have been allocated to regulators of the health professions to support them with the potential increased...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2019 to Question 217578 on Breast Cancer: Screening, when the updated National Genomic Test...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nursing applications there were in each (a) constituent part of the UK and (b) (i) region of, (ii) local authority in and (iii)...

      Air Pollution: Children

      To ask the Secretary State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of toxic air on children’s health.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases her Department has passed to the Jointly Managed Engagement Team for HMRC to clarify earnings with employers where there has...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her speech entitled, Universal Credit: personal welfare, delivered on 11 January 2019, how many recipients of universal...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

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

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward (a) the planned expansion of legacy benefit run-ons and (b) the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of moving the start date of a universal credit claim to the point when a claimant sets...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing an affordability test into the calculation of deductions taken from...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claimants have (a) been informed of, (b) applied successfully for, and (c) applied...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will consider enabling universal credit claimants to choose a payment schedule that aligns their assessment periods and payment dates...

      Personal Independence Payment: Blood Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment claims where (a) the main disabling feature is haemophilia and (b) the claimant has been affected by...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on levels of rent arrears among claimants.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the average annual loss in pension credit and pension age housing benefit per couple who are in a...

      Universal Credit: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people affected by multiple sclerosis in Scotland will be moved over from other benefits to universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people affected by multiple sclerosis in Scotland claim universal credit.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Dundee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases are served by the Dundee service centre by (a) constituency and (b) local authority area.

      Work Capability Assessment: Dundee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what is the average length of time is for a claimant to be referred to a work capability assessment by the Dundee service centre.

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason cold weather payments are given to people receiving income related employment and support allowance but not...

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many credit unions have been involved in the Credit Union Expansion Project; and in which region do they operate.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are migrating naturally to universal credit each week by region.

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent guidance his Department has provided to pension fund managers on preparing that sector for the effects of the UK leaving the EU...

      Natural Gas: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Annual Report of the Cross Government Group on Gas Safety and Carbon Monoxide will be published on the HSE website.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the five week waiting time for universal credit on demand at foodbanks.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the five week waiting time for universal credit, and the consequent requirement for claimants...

      Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps staff in her Department are authorised to take when they suspect an abusive partner is attending an appointment with a universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit claimants in the last 12 months had to complete a Work Capability Assessment as part of their application.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2019 to Question 216979 on Social Security Benefits, if she will list the top 10 territorial police...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2019 to Question 216979 on Social Security Benefits, which police referrals to her Department related to...

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of families that use the childcare element of universal credit have at least one family member who is self-employed.

      Personal Independence Payment: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of waiting times for personal independence payment appeals on the wellbeing of claimants in Blackpool.

      Universal Credit: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will list the (a) dates and (b) formats of representations her Department has received from the Mayor of the West Midlands on (i) the...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will consider amending the annual Winter Fuel Payment letters to give pensioners a clear option, should they decide they do not require...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 13 February 2019 to Question 218202, if she will break the results of the survey down by universal credit...

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2019 to Question 218200, how many personal independence payment assessments where a claimant had a...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how frequently her Department re-assesses entitlement to personal independence payments (PIP) mobility element in cases where the individual...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2019 to Question 216979 on Social Security Benefits, what proportion of referrals from territorial police...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for how long consent is granted, when the criteria are met, to friends, family members or professionals to access information on a claimant's...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support Job Centres give to universal credit applicants who do not complete their application.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people making an application for universal credit in (a) April 2018 and (b) October 2018 waited more than (i) six weeks, (ii) seven...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November to Question 183259 on Home Office: ICT, how many of the 360 are classed as contingent labour.

    • Metropolitan Police: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2019 to Question 213415, what the total amount requested by the Metropolitan Police was between 2017-18...

      Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data his Department collects on the (a) breach and (b) multiple breaches of restraining orders.

      Pornography: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made an assessment of the correlation between legal pornography, people trafficking and sexual slavery; and if he will make a...

      Offenders: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the relationship between an individual's (a) religious identification and (b) propensity to commit crime.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2019 to Question 215158 on UK-France Migration Committee, what services were purchased with the...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the level of reserves held by (a) Lancashire Police Constabulary and (b) other police constabularies.

      Firearms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) 0.5 calibre rifles have been (i) used in connection with criminal offences and (ii) reported stolen from certificate holders...

      Immigrants: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been made for the destitute domestic violence concession in (a) Lanark and Hamilton East, (b) Scotland and (c)...

      Immigration: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to his Department (a) has been and (b) will be of Royal Navy assets patrolling the English Channel in relation to immigration.

      UK Border Force: Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the names are of the two Border Force cutters that he has recalled from the Mediterranean and Aegean seas; what their current locations...

      UK Border Force: Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the daily operating cost is of a Border Force cutter (a) at sea and (b) in port.

      UK Border Force: Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many days each Border Force cutter has spent (a) at sea and (b) in port in (i) each year from 2010 to 2018 and (ii) 2019.

      Undocumented Migrants: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2019 to Question 215154 on Undocumented Migrants: Kent, how many of the 500 migrants referred to were...

      Undocumented Migrants: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2019 to Question 215154 on Undocumented Migrants: Kent, what number of people does the figure 80% represent.

      Undocumented Migrants: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2019 to Question 215154 on Undocumented Migrants: Kent, how many suspected illegal migrants entered the...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2019 to Question 212416 on Immigrants: Detainees, whether total resource costs of running the detention...

      Weather: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the reasons behind the high level of Excess Winter Deaths (EWDs) in 2017-2018; what plans he put in place to...

      Human Trafficking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the November 2018 High Court judgement and reinstatement of subsistence rates of £65 a week for possible victims of...

      Home Office: Assistance Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's service providers display stickers to welcome assistance dogs.

      National County Lines Coordination Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2019 to Question 217156, whether the National County Lines Coordination Centre will be reporting on...

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, 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.

      Police: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with police forces on reforming recruitment procedures to increase the recruitment, retention and promotion of...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish the details of the refund process for EU nationals who have already paid fees through the EU Settlement Scheme.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department remains committed to making decisions on straightforward asylum applications within a target time of six months.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the current average waiting time is for a decision to be made on straightforward asylum application.

      Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps his Department has taken to minimise the effects on the UK's security services of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police custody suites have been in operation in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Offences against Children: Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of pre-charge bail applications in child sexual abuse investigations were successful in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Huffington Post article entitled Police Driving Mental Health Patients To Hospital In 48 per cent Of All Crisis Cases,...

      Police: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the change in level of funding for the police force in (a) England and (b) the West Midlands has been in each year since 2010.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of alleged female genital mutilation have been investigated in each of the last five years.

      Actors: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons UK actors auditioning to work in EU countries are being asked by theatre companies and arts organisations to provide...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what costs are incurred by people contacting the dedicated telephone advice service for the EU Settlement Scheme using (a) mobile phones and...

      European Convention on Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Member States of the EU have rescinded legislation implementing the European Convention on Extradition 1957.

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many extradition requests from (a) the UK and (b) category 2 territories under Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003 have been approved in...

      Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of police officers employed by each territorial police force in England and Wales in each of the...

      Immigration: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice has been given to Zambrano carers following the rulings in Chen v Home Secretary and Maria Teixeira v London Borough of Lambeth...

      West Midlands Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of the total number of police officers were employed by West Midlands Police force in each year since 2010.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Anniversaries: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland; and how much funding she has allocated to those plans.

  • Treasury

    • Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to ensure that inflation does not rise in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to delay the loan charge settlement day until after the conclusion of the review of that charge.

      Loans: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding has been allocated to the provision of interest-free loans as announced in Budget 2018; and when the first such loans will be made available.

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to SMEs of Making Tax Digital.

      Personal Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many high street commercial properties are owned within self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs); and how many empty high street commercial properties...

      Revenue and Customs: Ealing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cumulative length of service is of all the HMRC staff at International House, Ealing, who are at risk of redundancy as a result of the closure of...

      Revenue and Customs: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many citizens have registered a voice recognition password to access HMRC services; and what legal provisions apply to the collation of that voice...

      Tax Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken with HMRC to prepare the tax collection system for potential disruption caused in the event of the UK leaving the EU...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to Mary Aiston's oral evidence to the Treasury Committee on 30 January 2019, what steps HMRC is taking to ensure that people affected by the...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies have been investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority for (a) market abuses and (b) breaches of financial regulation in each of the...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure the enforcement of the UK's anti-money laundering laws.

      Help to Save Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to improve publicity of the Help to Save scheme.

      Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to set an income threshold of £15,000 per annum before people have to pay (a) income tax and (b) National Insurance...

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the consultations he has had on making tax digital with (a) professional bodies representing SME’s and (b) the ICAEW.

      Tax Avoidance: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are affected by the 2019 Loan Charge in (a) Camberwell and Peckham and (b) London Borough of Southwark and (c) London.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the use of artificial intelligence complies with equalities legislation.

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will provide a breakdown on how the £55 million raised from dormant assets has been allocated.

      Sports: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage (a) anti-racism and (b) anti-homophobia initiatives in sport.

      Mobile Phones: Foreign Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential risk to national security of state-owned mobile network providers operating in UK...

      Commonwealth Games 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance he has issued and in what format to anyone connected to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Organising Committee...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much and what proportion of the total budget of the National Citizen Service was spent on advertising and marketing in...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to prepare the energy sector for the effects of the UK leaving the EU...

    • Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2019 to Question 216363 on Pay, whether his Department has estimated the value of...

      Professions: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether professional qualifications and registrations will continue to be mutually recognised between the UK and the EU...

      Radioactive Waste: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it remains his Department's policy not to dispose of nuclear waste in Northern Ireland.

      Industry: Exchange Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has any plans to review its industrial strategy as a result of recent changes in the value of...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the size of the UK solar industry since 2010.

      Energy: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the UK will seek continued participation in the European Internal Energy Market after the UK leaves the EU.

      Agency Workers: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is his policy to replicate the Agency Workers Directive after the UK leaves the EU.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to leave the EU’s emissions trading scheme; and what steps the Government is taking...

      Manufacturing Industries: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the ability of UK-based (a)...

      Land Registry: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to Answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 151096 on Land Registry: Cybercrime, what the outcomes relating to the...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that gas and energy (a) interconnectors, (b) import export routes and (c)...

      Professions: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2019 to Question 216357, whether there are UK professionals who have not had their...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many housing units have been approved on land formerly used as greenbelt in each of the last three years.

    • Landlords: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2019 to Question 216296 on Landlords: South Yorkshire, for what reasons (a)...

      Cemeteries: Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what funding his Department has allocated to (a) local authorities and (b) the police to protect Jewish and Islamic...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant the Answer of 11 February 2019 to Question 217589 on Buildings: Insulation, whether his Department has...

      Urban Areas: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which towns in the UK have a ministerial champion in the Government.

      Lancashire Enterprise Partnership: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of recruiting a new Chair of the Lancashire Local Enterprise...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant the Answer of 11 February 2019 to Question 217591 on Buildings: Insulation, if his Department will publish...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant the Answer of 11 February 2019 to Question 217589 on Buildings: Insulation, if he could clarify the legal...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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.

    • Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department's contract to build the planned Future Littoral Strike Ship will be subject to an international competition.

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the age limit for priority cases for access to the Veterans UK Armed Forces Compensation Scheme has been set at 90 years of age.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to minimise disruption to military procurement in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the need for having troops on standby to deal with contingencies in the event of the UK leaving...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to use troops to control potential civil unrest in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Navy: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) repairing and (b) retrofitting (i) ferries and (ii) container vessels retired from...

      Navy: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expected lifespan of refurbished commercial vessels is compared to newly constructed warships.

      Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Department for International Development's press release entitled UK aid removing Daesh explosives and helping Iraqis return home,...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of GDP is accounted for by (a) UK and (b) overseas defence sales.

      Ministry of Defence: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he will match the commitment made by his Department to staff based in London by setting the Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation...

      Army: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he next proposes to deploy a largely fully formed and supported Division into the Field for Divisional movement and manoeuvre training.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps he has taken to increase bilateral trade with Canada.

    • Arms Trade: Bosnia and Herzegovian

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the article entitled UK Missed Chance to Stop Suspect Bosnian Bullet Deal published in Balkan Insight on 6 June 2018,...

      Arms Trade: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many countries which appeared on the list of the UK Government’s Human Rights Priority Countries in 2017 (a) attended and (b) sent...

      Arms Trade: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many states which appear on the Government’s list of Human Rights Priority Countries are (a) scheduled to attend and (b) scheduled...

      Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 124053 on Arms Trade: Trade Fairs, if he will publish the (a) personnel and (b) transport...

      Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 124053 on Arms Trade: Trade Fairs, what estimate he has made of the number of military...

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether provisions relating to (a) the National Health Service and (b) food standards will be included in future trade negotiations between...

      Dumping: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether in the event that the EU Withdrawal Agreement is agreed to UK markets will be protected by EU trade defence measures against Chinese...

      Dumping: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he plans to take to ensure the replication of EU trade defence measures to prevent Chinese dumping on the UK market in the event...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Down's Syndrome: Abortion

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Government Equalities Office is taking steps to (a) tackle the 90 per cent termination rate following a prenatal diagnosis of Down's...

    • Equal Pay: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans he Department has to consult on lowering the threshold for gender pay gap reporting in future reporting years.

      Candidates: Disability

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2019 to Question 217059, on Candidates: Disability, what plans her Department has in place for expanding the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to reduce flight path concentration over the London borough of Southwark.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the announced prices for the construction of High Speed 2's London stations are £350 million and £300 million below the...

      Bexleyheath Railway Line: Landslips

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what explanation he has received from Network Rail for the recent landslip on the Bexleyheath railway line; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to prepare small and medium-sized airports for the effects of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Cross Country Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the oral contribution of 10 January 2019, Official Report, column 526, whether he has had further discussions with the cross county train...

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Statement of 7 January 2019, Haulage Update, HCWS 1233, what costs have been incurred by his Department as a result of...

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2019 to Question 210667 on Channel Ferries: Freight, how many companies that made representations (a) formally...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the companies that provide vessels for offshore worker accommodation in the North Sea oil and gas industry.

      Offshore Industry: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the crewing model used by Prosafe to secure contracts with oil and gas companies for offshore worker...

      Offshore Industry: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that crewing agencies used by Prosafe on accommodation vessels contracted for work in the UK Continental Shelf are...

      Roads: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what environmental impact assessment his Department has made of the plastic road trial in Cumbria.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to create a national bus strategy.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's response to the recommendations of the report of the Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing Task and Finish Group,...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) proportion and (b) value of the spoil suitable for commercial sale from the tunnels for High Speed...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the the proposed High Speed Two tunnelling in Buckinghamshire will pass through ground which is clay with flints.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the tunnelling works for High Speed Two in Buckinghamshire will pass through earth classified by the British Geological Survey as...

      Great Western Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to make an assessment of the quality of the rail line between Swindon and Reading to improve passenger comfort.

      High Speed Two: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2019 to Question 217418, how much of the £2,506,977.66 spent on rail fares by HS2 Ltd between 1 January...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) HS2 Ltd personnel and (b) staff in his Department working on High Speed 2 have accommodation away from home paid for by HS2 Ltd or his...

      London Airports: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the noise nuisance from planes flying over South East London to or from (a) Heathrow and (b) London City Airport.

      A1: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans are in place to repair the potholes and poor road surface on the A1 northbound carriageway near Claypole in Nottinghamshire; and if he will...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Ethiopia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Ethiopian counterpart on strengthening democracy in that country.

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department have been transferred from direct employment by his Department to employment by Interserve in...

      Libya: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who the members of the British Representative Office in Benghazi were in 2012.

      USA: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the (a) direct and (b) indirect effect on the ability of British citizens of...

      Sudan: Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the UK Government last held discussions with the Government of Sudan on that country's use of detention centres.

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans she has for another international meeting on ending violence against women in conflict following the Global Summit...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Israeli authorities on the humanitarian implications of the proposed demolition of...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Israeli authorities on the proposed demolition of Khan al-Ahmar.

      Sri Lanka: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Sri Lankan Government on groundwater contamination in northern Sri Lanka.

      Uganda: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Ugandan counterparts on the (a) human rights situation and (b) the reported arrest of five...

  • Department for International Development

    • Nigeria: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with his Nigerian counterpart on reducing the incidences of HIV in that country.

    • Department for International Development: Consultants

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

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress is being made on preparations for public involvement in the Voluntary National Review of the Sustainable Development Goals.

      Middle East: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support internally displaced people in (a) Syria and (b) Iraq.

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, 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.

      Afghanistan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian support her Department has provided to Afghanistan as a result of the drought in that country.

      Developing Countries: Cocoa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) West African and (b) South and Latin American cocoa producers supplying (i)...

      Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on programmes tackling tuberculosis in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has provided for the research and development of (a) diagnostics, (b) drugs, (c) vaccines and (d)...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what events the Department for International Development held to mark the United Nations Day for Zero Tolerance of Female Genital...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of removing the duty to spend 0.7 per cent of GDP on Official Development...

      Supermarkets: Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provides to Fair Trade companies as part of its work to tackle human and labour rights abuses in the...

      Palestinians: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority (PA), what discussions her Department...

      Palestinians: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority (PA), what discussions her Department...

      Palestinians: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority (PA), what discussions her Department...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 211628, what assessment her Department has made of the PA Minister of...

      Developing Countries: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking tackle global inequality.

      Developing Countries: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK aid is committed to poverty reduction overseas.

      Developing Countries: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to measure and monitor the standard and quality of the jobs created by UK development assistance.

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that climate action is a priority for her Department.

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, 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.

    • Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to prepare the education sector for the effects of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Universities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Universities, of 11 February 2019, Official Report, column 634, what estimate his...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many loans have been issued by the Office for Students to higher education institutions in England; and what the value was of each of those loans.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the announcement entitled, New treatment of student loans in the public sector finances and national accounts, published by the...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the level of funding on the financial sustainability of the further education sector.

      Schools: Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department offers to (a) teachers and (b) schools on how they present the issue of migration.

      Grammar Schools: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) number and (b) proportion of children in those grammar schools that were successful in the second round of the selective school expansion...

      Apprentices: Wolverhampton North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeships have been created in Wolverhampton North East (a) in each of the twelve months before the introduction of the apprenticeship...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money his Department estimates is dormant in apprenticeship levy accounts.

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce water pollution from industry.

    • Partridges: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding his Department has allocated to grey partridge recovery projects.

      Farmers: Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether is Department has allocated funding to charities to help tackle depression in the farming community.

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish a list of the submissions and locations of the rural projects his Department is considering supporting;...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Deloitte, (b) Slaughter and May and (c) Mott MacDonald is in the...

      Agriculture: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with Ofcom on encouraging flexible licensing practices for 5G radio spectrum to...

      Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, whether he plans to take steps to meet the World Health Organisation Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region 2018.

      Insects: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to preserve natural habitats for (a) butterflies, (b) bees and (c) moths.

      Elephants: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, whether the Government is taking steps to discourage tourism from the UK to (a) Myanmar, (b) Sri Lanka and (c) other...

      Marine Protected Area: Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has expedited communications with Cabinet colleagues on provision of funding for a marine protected area for...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with food distribution and transport companies on the potential effects on that sector of...

      Food: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to increase consumption of local and seasonal foods.

      Fisheries: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the UK fishing industry will be able to export tariff free and without customs checks to EU markets after the...

      Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the (a) enforcement of the current legal limitations and (b) prosecution of...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on visa-free holiday trips for (a) UK citizens to their countries and (b)...

    • Oliver Robbins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what position in the hierarchy of negotiators Olly Robbins holds.

      Alternative Arrangements Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will publish all (a) documents, (b) minutes, (c) agendas and (d) reports written (i) by and (ii) for the Alternative...

  • Attorney General

    • Intestacy

      To ask the Attorney General, how many estates of people that die without (a) known entitled relatives and (b) leaving a will were referred to the Bona Vacantia Division of the Government Legal...

    • Duchy of Cornwall and Duchy of Lancaster: Intestacy

      To ask the Attorney General, how many estates of people that die without (a) known entitled relatives and (b) leaving a will in the Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall were referred to the law firm...

      Attorney General: Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, 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.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 11 of February 2019 to Question 217439 on Crown Prosecution Service: West Midlands, for each Principle Offence type, what estimate he has...

      Road Traffic Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 11 of February 2019 to Question 217439 on Crown Prosecution Service: West Midlands and with reference to the finding that there was a 67...

      Attorney General: Data Protection

      To ask the Attorney General, prior to the formal notification to the Information Commissioner's Office of Paul Woods' appointment as the Data Protection Officer in his Department, who else was...

      Attorney General: Data Protection

      To ask the Attorney General, on what date Paul Woods, the Departmental Records Officer and FOI/DPA coordinator in the Government Legal Department, became the Data Protection Officer for his...

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps his Department has taken to minimise disruption to the work of the Serious Fraud Office in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Crown Prosecution Service: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, how many staff the Crown Prosecution Service employed (a) in each region and (b) at CPS Direct in each year from 2010.

  • Wales Office

    • City Deals: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what progress he has made on the joint investigations by the UK and Welsh Governments into the Swansea Bay City Deal.

    • European Union Withdrawal Agreement (Public Vote) Bill: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill will require a legislative consent motion from the National Assembly for Wales.

      Renewable Energy: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department is taking to promote green energy production in Wales.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Child Arrangements Orders: Grandparents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2018 to Question 164517 and the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 213335 on Child Arrangement Orders, what...

    • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 144209 on Personal Independence Payment: Appeals, what solutions his Department is exploring to...

      Prisoners' Transfers: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for each EU Member State, how many prisoners have been transferred (a) to and (b) from the UK under the EU Prisoner Transfer Directive.

      Offences Against Children: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of successful child sexual abuse prosecutions that resulted in a criminal compensation order in (a)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he publish the terms of reference of Operation Yellowhammer.

    • Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the Government's Project After plans to improve the economy in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Departments are drawing up plans to strengthen the UK economy in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will provide the gender pay gap data for 2018 by (a) disability, (b) ethnicity and (c) age.

      Electronic Warfare: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on countering non-kinetic threats.

      Electronic Warfare: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to support public sector agencies in dealing with hybrid and non-kinetic threats.

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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.

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants have been transferred from direct employment by government departments to employment with government contractors in the last 12...

      Civil Service: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to change the premium deduction in the (a) widows, (b) widowers and (c) civil partners pension provisions of the 1972 Section of...

      Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 5th February to Question 213879 on Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit, what the cost to the public purse has...

      Visas

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what method his Department uses to record multinational intra-company transfers.

      Crime: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many reported (a) homicides, (b) instances of fraud and forgery and (c) sexual offences there have been in the West Midlands police force area in...

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants work in each of the groups and committees in his Department that have strategic responsibility for national security concerns...

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants working in his Department are responsible for supporting the delivery of the Government's programme and the Prime Minister's...

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the National Audit Office publication Departmental Overview: Cabinet Office 2017-18, how many civil servants work in each of the...

      Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants work in each of the 19 public bodies and agencies that work (a) in and (b) with the Cabinet Office.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding his Department has allocated for the 2019 voter ID pilot schemes.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reports that businesses are stockpiling electrical power components in preparation for a no-deal Brexit, and (2) the impact a...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 27 March 2018 (HL Deb, cols 730–761), when they intend to act on the assurances given in those...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Obesity: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are preparing a third chapter of the Child Obesity Strategy; and if so, when that chapter will be published.

    • Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when, under the NHS Long Term Plan, they will offer support and access to weight management services in primary care for people with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of UK students who have become NHS (1) doctors, (2) GPs and (3) nurses in England in each year between 2008 and 2018.

      Prescriptions: Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Manzoor on 22 January (HL12835), what is the reason for the delay in updating the FP10 prescription form; how many low...

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to reverse the declining uptake in MMR vaccines, particularly in London, in order to retain the UK’s elimination status for measles and rubella.

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Nurseries: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that children's nurseries are able to recruit and retain sufficient qualified staff practitioners to provide high...

    • Music: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 1 February (HL12956 and HL12957), what plans they have to maintain support for music education hubs...

      Schools: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 16 January (HL12720), whether the compulsory health education in schools, starting from 2020, will...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Rented Housing: Overcrowding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent of overcrowded living conditions in private rented accommodation as well as social housing; and what remedial actions...

    • Private Rented Housing: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the joint report from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Chartered Institute of Housing A licence to rent...

      Private Rented Housing: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether ministers will meet representatives from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Chartered Institute of Housing and representatives from local...

      English Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Integrated Communities Strategy green paper, published in March 2018, when they expect to announce the results of the consultation on methods of...

      Vagrancy Act 1824

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824; and if not, why not.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to consult on their plans for a UK Shared Prosperity Fund and if so, when.

  • Ministry of Defence

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there have been delays in payments from the Rural Payments Agency and DEFRA to participants in the Higher Level Stewardship scheme for 2018; and if so, why.

    • Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all participants in the Higher Level Stewardship scheme have received the payments due to them in 2016 and 2017.

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether payments to participants in the Countryside Stewardship scheme have been delayed; and if so for what reason.

  • Home Office

    • Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent thieves from stealing cars by using relay box equipment.

    • Billing: Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the incidence of cybercrime against those who pay their bills electronically compared to those who pay their bills by cash or cheque.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they collect data on the faith identity of people currently held in immigration detention; and if so, what those data are.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people currently held in immigration detention are claiming asylum on the grounds of religious persecution.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which technological solutions are currently under consideration, in the absence of a concluded EU withdrawal agreement, to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

    • Overseas Trade: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to any special arrangements for trade between the Republic of Ireland and the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what scenario planning has been conducted by Government departments responsible for security, immigration control, and food security and safety in relation to the...

  • Treasury

    • Local Government: Borrowing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria are applied by the Public Works Loan Board when a local authority seeks to borrow to acquire commercial property for investment purposes.

    • Local Government: Borrowing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the extent and nature of the due diligence undertaken by the Public Works Loan Board before extending loans to local authorities to acquire commercial...

      Local Government: Borrowing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is an limit on loans which can be extended by the Public Works Loan Board to a local authority (1) in any one year, and (2) overall.

      Local Government: Borrowing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Public Works Loan Board takes on an ongoing basis to monitor the commercial property investments acquired by local authorities and funded...

      Local Government: Borrowing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which ten local authorities borrowed the most from the Public Works Loan Board for investment in commercial properties in each of the financial years since and...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that contracts for core business functions are not entered into with companies who seek to minimise the rate of tax paid on...

      Stocks and Shares

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of calls from European investors for regulators to protect their ability to buy and sell London-traded shares of companies with dual...

  • Attorney General

    • Royal Albert Hall

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate that the Attorney General will give his definitive ruling on the points of law arising from the case of the Royal Albert Hall and the Charity...

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