Written answers

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) geographic and (b) track miles of train tracks have been electrified in each year since 1997.

    • Department for Transport: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse was of the (a) award and (b) cancellation of the contract between his Department and Seaborne Freight.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to award the contract formerly held by Seaborne Freight to a new firm.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the contract signed between his Department and Seaborne Freight for the provision of ferry services in the event of the UK leaving the EU...

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings his officials had with executives of Seaborne Freight; and what the (a) length and (b) cost of those meetings was.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any expenses were claimed by civil servants undertaking their duties to establish contractual arrangements with Seaborne Freight.

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) FTE civil servants and (b) lawyers worked on the Seaborne Freight contract during the (i) due diligence, (ii) contract management and...

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost of legal advice was to his Department during the (a) due diligence, (b) contract management and (c) contract cancellation process for...

      Roads: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to support the Road Haulage Association's Road to Logistics initiative that provides (a) training and (b) employment within the...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the shortage of qualified HGV drivers in the road haulage industry; what steps he is taking to tackle...

      Roads: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of road freight in the UK is carried by (a) UK-based and (b) non-UK based hauliers; and if he will make a statement.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the shortage of qualified HGV drivers in the road haulage sector; and if he will make a statement.

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of funding provided by the train operating companies' contribution to the British Transport...

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of support for passengers provided by the British Transport Police (a) at train stations and (b) on...

      Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average battery life is for electric cars; and whether that corresponds to warranties on offer for those cars; and if he will make a statement.

      Dover Port: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of freight vehicles that have approached the Port of Dover via the A2 in each year since 2010 per (a) day on...

      Dover Port: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of freight vehicles that have approached the Port of Dover via the A20 in each year since 2010 per (a) day on...

      Dover Port: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of tourist vehicles that have approached the Port of Dover via the A2 in each year since 2010 per (a) day on...

      Dover Port: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of tourist vehicles that have approached the Port of Dover via the A20 in each year since 2010 per (a) day on...

      A2: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of road accidents on the A2 between the Lydden traffic lights and the Port of Dover in each year...

      A2: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of vehicles that have travelled on the A2 between the Lydden traffic lights and the Whitfield roundabout in...

      Channel Ferries: Belgium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of whether a ferry route could be re-established between Dover and Zeebrugge; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a definition of cross border hiring, as recommended by the Task and Finish Group...

      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 much money his Department allocated to legal fees in...

      Bexleyheath Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the of the potential effect on the journey time of train services between Victoria and Dartford of...

      South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department took to avoid conflicts of interest in the preparation of the Invitation to Tender for the Southeastern franchise.

      British Transport Police: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether officials in the British Transport Police have had annual leave scheduled for April 2019 cancelled.

      Taxis: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's 5 February 2019 news story, Thousands of green taxis to benefit from new chargepoints, if any of the new...

      Heathrow Airport: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the number of private sector jobs that would be created in Northern Ireland as a result of a successful bid from...

      Ramsgate Port: Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funds have been allocated to the dredging operations at Ramsgate Port.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2019 to Question 219242 how much money (a) has been paid and (b) is waiting to be paid to legal firms or lawyers...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Companies House: Forms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) RP02a and (b) RP07 forms Companies House has received in each of the last five years.

    • Companies House: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many prosecutions have been made in each of the last five years for fraudulent use of an address through Companies...

      Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what gender awareness training staff at the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate have undertaken in relation to...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is drawing up plans for specific sectors to boost the UK economy in the event of the UK leaving...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government’s commitment to increase public investment in research and development by £7 billion...

      Tidal Power: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to promote Scotland's tidal energy potential in 2019.

      Business: Underpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses his Department has investigated for underpaying staff in the last year.

      Electrical Control Equipment: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to introduce changes to the regulations under the Electricity, Safety, Quality and...

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2019 to Question 217094, what estimate he has made of the cost to the UK Steel...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK moving from 4th to 9th in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing...

      Channel Tunnel and Dover Port: Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has he made of the effect on businesses using the (a) Port of Dover and (b) Channel Tunnel of the...

      Research: Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether UK Research and Innovation has plans to make an assessment of the effect of its review into Open Access policy...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which EU agencies his Department plans to seek continued membership of after the UK has left the EU; and if he will...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) Post Office and (b) Crown Post Office closures on the local economy in...

      Asda: Sainsbury's

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that employees' views are taken into account during the extension of the inquiry by...

      Competition and Markets Authority: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the role and function of the Competition and Markets...

      Offshore Industry: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to prevent blacklisting of UK seafarers working in the North Sea oil and gas supply chain.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Salisbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the criteria were for the Government decision to allocate the city of Salisbury a ministerial champion in his...

      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, for what reason his Department does not hold...

      Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he is taking steps to end the use of zero hour contracts.

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to support medical research and development in (a) Queens University Belfast Medical Research...

      Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons: Public Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2019 to Question 208938 on Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons: Public Records, what...

      Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons: Public Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2019 to Question 208938 on Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons: Public Records, for...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the automotive sector on the effect on that...

      Radioactive Waste: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to monitor the import of nuclear waste to the UK after the UK has left Euratom.

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress the Department has made on tackling delays in payments to small and medium sized businesses.

      Post Offices: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an estimate of the additional cost to Post Office Ltd. if the rate of remuneration for postmasters...

      Working Hours: EU Law

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

      Innovation and Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2018 to Question 203356 on Innovation and Science, and a subsequent Answer of 4...

      Horizon 2020: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the funding that will be made available for the Horizon2020 underwrite in the event that UK leaves the EU...

      Horizon 2020: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether (a) UKRI and (b) the European Commission will be responsible for evaluating UK bids for funding streams that...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Egypt: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on increasing the number of UK tourists to that country.

    • Macedonia: NATO

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the UK will ratify the Republic of North Macedonia's accession to NATO; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Consultants

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

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, what programmes his Department (a) promotes and (b) funds to rehabilitate and reintegrate former child soldiers into their...

      Central African Republic: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the recruitment of children by (a) armed forces and (b) groups in the Central...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, what assessment his Department has made on the effectiveness of steps by the international community to reintegrate and...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth 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...

      Batteries: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) social and (b) environmental effect on the (i) Democratic Republic of Congo and...

      East Africa: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to improve diplomatic relations with the nations that make up the East African Community.

      Priyanka Fernando

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role of his Department played in the departure of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando from the UK.

      Ukraine: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the current levels of political stability in Ukraine; and if he will make a statement.

      Saudi Arabia: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the UK’s diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia; and if he...

      Italy: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his (a) Italian counterpart and (b) EU counterparts on the Italian government's asylum...

      Cuba: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice his Department has given to HRH the Prince of Wales on raising human rights abuses in Cuba with representatives of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) civil servants and (b) Government ministers are employed on plans to support economic growth in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

    • Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers that are working on plans to strengthen the Welsh economy in the event...

      Balance of Trade

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the balance of trade for Standard Industrial Classification groups (a) J.58.1, (b) J.58.2, (c) J.60, (d) J.62,...

      Drugs: Balance of Trade

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the balance of trade for Standard Industrial Classification group 21 relating to the manufacture of basic...

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, will the medal submissions previously submitted to the 2012 Medal Review be automatically reconsidered by the new Advisory Military Sub-Committee of...

      Committee on the Grant of Honours Decorations and Medals: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who has been appointed as the new Independent Chairperson of the Advisory Military Sub-Committee of the Honours and Decorations Committee.

      House of Commons: Bullying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in her Department reported experiencing bullying or harassment at work in the most recent Civil...

      Government Departments: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2019 to Question 213413 on Government Departments: Billing, what proportion of undisputed invoices from SMEs were...

      Government Departments: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2019 to Question 213413 on Government Departments: Billing, how much money (a) was and (b) was not paid to SMEs...

      Government Departments: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2019 to Question 213413 on Government Departments: Billing, how many undisputed invoices from SMEs were paid...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many suppliers have been excluded from bidding for contracts due to their not meeting the criteria specified in Procurement Policy Note 03/14 in...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the European Parliamentary Elections Regulations 2004 as amended by the European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2009 remain in...

      Elections: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Electoral Integrity Pilots Prospectus 2018, whether his Department has met its provisional timetable for finalising and approving...

      Government Departments: Apprentices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Departments employ apprentices.

      Elections: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Electoral Integrity Pilots Prospectus 2018, whether his Department produced templates for developing equality impact assessments...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to ensure that every person who has finished hospital-based treatment has access to specific and tailored...

    • Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2019 to Question 213200 on Air Pollution and with reference to p165 of the World Health...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2019 to Question 215178, if he will list the (a) 17 cancers where no staging data is available and...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, 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.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the forthcoming NHS workforce implementation plan will ensure that staffing numbers...

      Exercise: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the levels of physical activity among primary school children in (a) Bexley Borough, (b) London...

      Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2019 to Question 213889 on Clinical Commissioning Groups: Harrow, whether he plans to publish the...

      Vaccination: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendations made by the Committee on cost effectiveness methodology for...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: South East

      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) Southampton and (b) the South East.

      NHS: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to roll out the Scan4Safety initiative across England.

      Fractures: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the estimated cost of recalling patients is following the patient safety alert issued by NHS Improvement on 12 February 2019 on the...

      Patients: Personal Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2018 to Question 184407 on Patients: Personal Property, if the NHS will put in place additional...

      Nurses: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the (a) number of places made available through and (b) take-up of places relating to the nursing...

      Alzheimer's Disease: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much NHS England spent on Alzheimer's treatment in the last 12 months for which information is available.

      Hospitals: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to deliver a new critical treatment hospital for north Hampshire.

      Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recent Care Quality Commission rating of the Gloucestershire...

      Cancer: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to ensure that people with cancer are able to access psychological and emotional support.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what process NICE will use to scope for the review of the NICE appraisal methodology; and whether the issue of combination treatments...

      Social Services: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2019 to Question 216297, for what reasons the funding allocated to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of the (a) availability of (i) Lossartin, (ii) Furosemide and (iii) Nicarindil and (b)...

      Microbiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the use of microbiota assessments in the diagnosis of (a) ME/ CFS and (b) fibromyalgia.

      Pregnancy: Alcoholic Drinks

      What discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on including awareness-raising of the risks of pre-natal exposure to alcohol in the Government's alcohol strategy.

      Self-harm and Suicide: Children

      What steps he is taking to prevent self-harm and suicide among children.

      General Practitioners: ICT

      What steps he is taking to improve IT systems in GP surgeries.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      What recent assessment he has made of the (a) value for money and (b) clinical outcomes of NHS treatments for musculoskeletal conditions.

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has undertaken any recent research into the number of pupils eligible but not registered for free school meals.

    • Schools: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information the Government holds on schools’ ability to recruit and retain permanent teaching staff.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the total number of (a) full-time teachers required for schools in England to all be fully staffed; and (b) full-time...

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the amount spent by schools in England on agency supply teachers for each of the last five years.

      Schools: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he made of the effect on people's access to religiously neutral schools of his policy of funding a new round of religiously selective...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2019 to Question 204600 on Teachers: Pay, what representations his Department received on the decision to award...

      Education: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Northern Powerhouse Partnership’s report, Educating the North, published May 2018, what steps his Department is taking to...

      Universities: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government has made an estimate of the (a) value of property portfolios owned by universities and (b) revenue universities have derived...

      Special Educational Needs: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money local authorities have spent on post-16 SEND transport in each of the last three years.

      Special Educational Needs: Walsall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to Walsall Council to support children with SEND needs in each of the last eight years.

      Social Mobility: Walsall North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the £100 million investment through the social mobility action plan, entitled Unlocking talent, fulfilling potential (a) will be and...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the average cost of childcare for children aged between one and two years old in (a) one parent and (b) two parent families.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, of 12 February 2019, Official Report, column 311WH, when he...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many third-party social work providers have been registered with Ofsted in each of the last five years.

      Children in Care: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of looked-after children whose ethnicity is any other white background in each year since 2000.

      Pupils: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department's guidance to schools on supporting students affected by self-harm.

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the latest statistics on people between 16 and 24 years old who are not in education, employment or training in each local...

      Out-of-school Education: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page four of his Department's consultation on out-of-school settings: voluntary safeguarding code of practice, launched on 2...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Young Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps his Department has taken to promote rehabilitation of young offenders.

    • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Sefton Central on 5 February 2019 Official Report column 159, if he will make an...

      Prison Governors: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much HM Prison and Probation Service spent on hotel accommodation for the prison governor and senior leadership team (a) of each prison and (b) in...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the amount of available space for (a) work, (b) education and (c) training in each prison in England and Wales.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the median wage of people on Release On Temporary License by each Category D prison in England and Wales.

      Prison Governors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of tenure is for prison governors in England and Wales.

      Community Orders and Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) community sentence and (b) custodial sentence disposals there were in each year since 1993.

      Birmingham Prison: Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Annex A of the written evidence of the Chief Executive of the HM Prison and Probation Service of 21 December 2018 to the Justice...

      Prison Sentences

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

      Ministry of Justice: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

      Prisons: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2019 to Question 211736 on Prison Service: Pay, what estimate he has made of the number of Operational Managers...

      Prisons: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2019 to Question 211736 on Prison Service: Pay, how many Operational Managers were not up to date with their...

      Prisons: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2019 to Question 211736 on Prison Service: Pay, whether Operational Managers that are not up to date with their...

      Prisons: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce Islamic extremism in prisons.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies and National Probation Service for England and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the size of the caseload was of the (a) National Probation Service and (b) Community Rehabilitation Company at the (i) end of 2014 and (ii) latest...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the announcements on the appointment of the new Chief Executive Officers of the Community Rehabilitation Companies in England and Wales will be...

      Prisoners: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many deaf people are currently in prison in (a) England and Wales and (b) the North West of England.

      Shoplifting: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of convictions for shoplifting is that a person has received before being given a custodial sentence .

      Shoplifting: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people convicted of shoplifting were given an immediate custodial sentence in each of the last five years.

      Durham Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 5 of the report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on the unannounced inspection of HMP Durham, published in February 2019, to...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for benefit tribunals.

  • Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what gender awareness training staff at HMRC have undertaken in relation to their role in enforcing payment of national minimum wage rates; and whether...

    • Economic Growth: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what preparation his Department has done to support the economic growth of Wales in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Treasury: Consultants

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

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the total commercial value of licensed but undeployed radio spectrum designated for 4G services in (a) Wales and (b) the UK.

      M20: Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of implementing Operation Brock on the (a) UK economy, (b) economy in Kent and (c) the financial viability of the...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he make an assessment of the effect on the UK road haulage industry in the event that fuel duty was reduced to the (a) level in France, (b) level in...

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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.

      Football Pools: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to Answer of 29 January 2019 to Question 210669, what would be the net cost to the public purse of reducing the football pools betting duty from...

      Public Finance: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the 2014 Government report Scotland anaylsis: fiscal policy and sustainability, what the evidential basis was for the statement that each...

      VAT: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the requirement for people filing VAT returns under Making Things Digital to use a private company's software, what estimate he has made...

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate HMRC has made of the level of non-compliance at the UK border in a No Deal scenario with customs declarations and observance of tariffs; and...

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether officials in his Department have had annual leave scheduled for April 2019 cancelled.

      Financial Conduct Authority: Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the 10 December 2018 Financial Times article FCA fines against individuals almost treble, whether his Department has made an assessment...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations his Department made to the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering ahead of the release of that body's evaluation of the...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to implement the recommendations made by the Financial Action Task Force in its recent assessment of the UK's...

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the dates of the meetings he has had with representatives of the Federation of Small Businesses on making tax digital.

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what procedures his Department has put in place to monitor the successful migration from manual taxation to making tax digital.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 214560 on Buildings: Insulation, if the bespoke test methodology...

    • Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department is making on drafting regulations on mandatory electrical safety checks in the private...

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many anti-Semitic attacks there have been in each part of the UK since 2012.

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of each local authority's housing revenue account borrowing cap was utilised at the start of the (a)...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what combinations of cladding and insulation the Government plans to commission the Building Research Establishment to...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made on the effectiveness of the BS 8414 test on the fire performance of external...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will instruct the Building Research Establishment to design the BS 8414 tests on the fire performance of...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to publish the full details and results of the BS 8414 tests on the fire performance of...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant the Answer of 8 February 2019 to Question 217110 on Buildings: Insulation, whether employees of the Building...

      Devolution: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his letter to the Mayor of the Sheffield City Region of 12 February 2019, for what reasons the One...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the details of the Shared Prosperity Fund.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Roads: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Departments has allocated funding to promote the road haulage and logistics sector to veterans; and if he will make a statement.

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) promotion through military channels and (b) funding (i) his Department and (ii) the Defence Export Services Organisation have plans to provide...

      Fisheries: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department will provide protection for British fishermen who encounter aggressive action from French fishermen in British waters after the...

      USA: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will (a) publish and (b) place in the Library the Cost Sharing Arrangement between the UK and US Governments for the use of bases.

      USA: INF Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Government will commit to not allowing US cruise missiles to be based in the UK after the US has suspended its obligations from the...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the practicalities of future defence co-operation between the UK and the EU, in the event that the UK no longer...

      Military Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has contingency plans to impose Martial law in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 13 February to Question 218778 on Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of...

      Army: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2018 to Question 169215 on Army: Vehicles, what recent progress has been made on package one of the Multi-Role...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of implications of the US Director, Operational Test and Evaluation Annual Report, published in December 2018, for defence...

      Army: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the US Director, Operational Test and Evaluation Annual Report, published in December 2018, what recent discussions he has had with...

      Navy: Far East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to be able to deploy a fully manned Carrier Strike Group to the Far East.

      Military Bases: Far East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what forward basing arrangements his Department is establishing in the Far East.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the effect on the manning of Type 45s was of the crewing up of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the media buying brief produced for the Crown Commercial Service for the Your Army Needs You advertising...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Business Challenge section of the campaign brief for Capita published on 13 February, what recent improvements the Army Recruiting...

      MOD Boscombe Down: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received on the procurement of emergency airfield cover at Boscombe Down airfield.

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps are being taken to ensure that those who tender for government contracts for his department are kept informed of the status of their tender...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Health and Safety Executive: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what gender awareness training staff at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have undertaken in relation to their inspections of workplaces;...

    • Personal Independence Payment: Blood Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what updated guidance his Department has issued to personal independence payment (PIP) assessment providers to ensure that those assessors...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to assist universal credit claimants who are unable to attend Jobcentre appointments on weekdays before...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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 years.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Government plans to take implement the proposals from its Automatic enrolment review 2017, published on 18 December 2017, to remove...

      Universal Credit: Glasgow North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when employment support allowance claimants in receipt of the severe disability premium residing in Glasgow North constituency will be...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 181589 on Children: Maintenance, whether the income information provided by HMRC under a...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parents paying child maintenance have received a reimbursement of overpaid child maintenance in (a) the last five years and (b) the...

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the ratio is of male to female staff members in job centres throughout the UK.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in relation to the Child Maintenance Service policy law and decision-making guidance, entitled relevant other child decision making guidance,...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Automation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on implementing robotics and intelligent automation in departmental processes.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Automation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money her Department has spent on Robotic Process Automation projects in each year for which information is available.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Automation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff work in her Department's Intelligent Automation Garage unit.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with Capita on ensuring timely payment to GPs for their completion of DS1500 forms that are required to...

      Universal Credit: Dundee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of claimants with unacceptable customer behaviour markings who were unable acquire a work capability...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the extent to which the descriptors used for Work Capability Assessments take proper account of the way that...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Public Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many records her Department holds that have reached the time limit for their transfer to the National Archives but have not been transferred.

      Jobcentres: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total number of computers available for public use in Jobcentres in England was in each year since 2010.

      Jobcentres: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many computers have been available for public use in Jobcenters in each region of England in each year since 2010.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the advice provided by (a) the Post Office and (b) government agencies to holders of the Post Office Card Account on their...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2019 to Question 219317 on Work Capability Assessment, when the safeguarding policy used by her...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's average response time is for replying to Hon. Members' letters about constituency matters.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what mechanisms the Government uses for recording trends in poverty at the (a) national, (b) regional and (c) local authority level.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Deer: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, how many cases of chronic wasting disease in deer there were in each of the last five years; and what discussions he has had...

    • Hedges and Ditches: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote the skills of hedge-planting in rural areas.

      Dogs: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to prevent lung worm in dogs.

      Non-native species

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether Natural England plans to consult on the implementation of the Invasive Alien Species Order 2019 to create species...

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that waterways are open to all.

      Tree Planting: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding his Department has allocated to the Office of the Government's Tree Champion; and what the process is for local...

      Fisheries: Channel Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking steps to ensure adequate communication with the Channel Islands in relation to the fishing industry...

      Anaerobic Digestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the development of small-scale anaerobic digestion plants, for farm waste.

      Environment Protection: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has for replacing the EU’s LIFE and BEST funding programmes beyond 2020.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) average and (b) total cost of each consultation exercise launched by (i) his Department...

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has applied to the European Commission to be listed under Part 1 or Part 2 of Annex II of the EU Pet...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to regulate animal rescue centres.

      Pets: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure people can travel abroad with pets after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to Question 188209, tabled on 5 November 2018, by the hon. Member for Sheffield Central.

    • Human Trafficking: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of whether the UK’s obligations under Articles 12 and 13 of the Council of Europe Convention on Action...

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what gender awareness training staff at the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) have undertaken in relation to their inspections...

      Immigration: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what oversight his Department has on the content included in Life in the United Kingdom: A guide for new residents.

      Immigration: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the people listed in the next edition of Life in the United Kingdom: A guide for new residents...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration detainees currently in detention have been detained for more than 28 days.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on complaints against Serco as a provider of asylum accommodation.

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department plans to respond to recommendations made in the Lift the Ban report entitled Why people seeking asylum should have the...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers and Warehouses: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will include HGV Drivers and Qualified Warehouse Personnel in the UK Shortage Occupation List; and if will he will make a statement.

      Privacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the implications are for the policies of (a) his Department and (b) agencies of his Department of the judgment in the case of Catt v UK...

      Immigration: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many English language test centres in the UK accept certified copies of passports for non-UK citizens who want to apply for leave to remain.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of visa applications made using the Super Priority 24 hour service have received a decision within the service standard.

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority on (a) the seasonal agricultural workers pilot scheme and (b)...

      Locks and Keys: Signal Blocking Devices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to make illegal the (a) sale and (b) use of key fob (i) jamming and (ii) scanning...

      Cars: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests have been made for car thefts using scanning or jamming devices on keyless cars in each of the last three years.

      Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the total cost to policing bodies of work related to the Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair at the Excel...

      Human Trafficking: Dover

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the risk of illegal immigrants entering the UK via Dover on lorries admitted without a search in...

      Police: UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential increase in bureaucracy after the UK leaves the EU for the UK to (a) access the Schengen...

      Schengen Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether UK authorities will have continued access to the Schengen Information System after the expiry of a transition period on leaving the EU.

      Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate the Government has made of the costs associated with ending the free movement of people between the UK and the EU.

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether UK citizens will be able to travel to the European Union visa-free and vice versa after the UK leaves the EU.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) potential effect on immigration levels of the Government's new immigration proposals and (b)...

      Dover Port: Human Trafficking and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2019 to Question 217562 on Home Office Spending, what page of Home Office annual report and accounts:...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2019 to Question 218253 on undocumented migrants, on what date his Department introduced its policy on...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2019 to Question 218253, how many clandestines have been detected at (a) juxtaposed controls and (b)...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2019 to Question 218270 on Asylum: Children, how many children have been transferred to date.

      UK-France Migration Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February to Question 218262 on UK-France Migration Committee if he will publish the membership of the Committee...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer 12 February 2019 to Question number 217557 on undocumented migrants, what estimate he has made of the number of...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2019 to Question 217557 on undocumented migrants, what proportion of freight vehicles are screened for...

      Migrant Workers

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

      Immigration: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how private, public and voluntary sector employers in each constituent part of the UK will be consulted as part of the programme of...

      National Crime Agency: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether officials in the National Crime Agency have had annual leave scheduled for April 2019 cancelled.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether officials in UK Visas and Immigration have had annual leave scheduled for April 2019 cancelled.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2019 to Question 218366, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of people who will...

      Human Trafficking: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suspected victims of human trafficking have been held in immigration detention since 2015.

      Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for his polices of the conclusions of HM Chief Inspector of Prison's report on the (a)...

      Visas: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of visit visa applications have been refused in each year since 2000.

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether all Surinder Singh people with issued EEA Family Permits and UK Residence Cards will have to re-submit all evidence of life in the...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans the Government has for continued participation in the Erasmus scheme in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government plans to negotiate a common rulebook on goods with the EU.

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the proposals in the 12 July 2018 White Paper on EU-UK relations remain Government policy.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government plans to negotiate the facilitated customs arrangement referred to in its July 2018 White Paper entitled The...

      European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when the Government plans to publish a draft copy of Withdrawal Agreement Implementation Bill.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether under the Treaties of the European Union, the European Parliament must approve a withdrawal agreement between the UK and the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: North Korea and South Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to increase bilateral trade with (a) South and (b) North Korea.

    • Department for International Trade: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, 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.

      Department for International Trade: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, 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.

      Iron and Steel: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) export figures and (b) employment figures in the UK steel industry should he fail...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Information Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2019 to Question 908935 on Social Media: Information Warfare, when he plans to publish...

    • International Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in how many media markets do (a) Russia Today, (b) Press TV and (c) BBC World broadcast for 24 hours.

      Canoeing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of access to English waterways for canoeists.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the value of contracts held by his Department with (a) Deloitte, (b) Slaughter and May and (c) Mott MacDonald is in the...

      Sports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage children to participate in a range of sports outside of the school day.

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Ofcom on opening up access to undeployed 5G 3.6GHz radio spectrum for use by independent and...

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential coverage benefits to rural communities of adopting a dynamic spectrum...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

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

      BBC: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the total spent by the BBC on rights to show third party material in each of the last...

      Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is tacking to tackle the level of nuisance calls from foreign call centres.

      Google: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with Google on personal data misuse.

      Culture: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2019 to Question 216298 on culture: Barnsley, for what reasons there has been a decrease...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the annual participation targets are for the National Citizen Service to 2020-21.

      Youth Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much public money has been allocated to uniformed youth organisations in each year since 2010.

      Garden Bridge Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings were held between the chair of the Charity Commission and the Garden Bridge Trust before its registration as a...

      Garden Bridge Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Charity Commission in fulfilling its duties in relation to the Garden...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he (a) has received representations and (b) holds information on changes to the commissioning and procurement...

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 135849, what recent steps he has taken to reduce the amount spent on...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 14 of the Government's Civil Society Strategy, published in August 2018, what steps his Department has...

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 135849 on National Citizen Service Trust, whether delivery partners will...

  • Attorney General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Standards

      To ask the Attorney General, what data his Department holds on the average length of time taken by the Crown Prosecution Service to deliver early investigative advice in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 26 April (HL6971), what is the composition of the committee that produced the guidance issued by the...

    • Business: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many businesses they estimate are subject to the statutory duty to report payment practices and performance; and how many businesses have reported their...

      Business: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what processes there are to audit data provided by large businesses subject to the statutory duty to report on their payment practices and performance; and who is...

      Business: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provisions are in place to allow for whistleblowing concerning data submitted by companies under their statutory duty to report on their payment practices and...

      Business Premises: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a recent decline in the growth of UK commercial construction projects.

      Research: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve access to information about sources of public funding in the UK to support international research collaboration and the mobility...

      Factories: Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of falls in factory output on the recent growth slowdown in the UK manufacturing sector.

      Shipbuilding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) protect jobs, and (2) boost productivity, in the UK shipbuilding industry.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support and assistance they plan to offer obese people with a body mass index of 30 and above who have not been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or hypertension.

  • Department for International Development

    • Gaza: Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 28 January (HL12814), what increases have been achieved for the import and export of goods into and from Gaza in...

    • Gaza: Job Creation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 28 January (HL12814), what measures they have taken to support job creation in the Gaza Strip in the past 12 months.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 28 January (HL12814), what improvements they hope to see in the conditions in Gaza in the next five years.

      Burma: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to conduct an independent review of support given to the peace process in Burma as recommended by the House of Commons International...

      Gaza: Sewage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in reconstructing sewage works in Gaza and ensuring that those works function reliably.

  • Department for Education

    • Further Education: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average pay rise for teaching staff in further education colleges in each of the last three years.

    • Disabled Students' Allowances: Dyslexia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee will recognise assessments carried out by Associate Members of the British Dyslexia Association for children under...

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that university funding may be lost for UK students wishing to study abroad under the Erasmus scheme in the event of a...

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the case for introducing a nationwide registration of landlords and their properties in England, as in Wales, Scotland and...

    • United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when responsibility for the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation will be transferred to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; and how.

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what expenditure of public funds has been made to date on the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk that the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre will attract the attention of Holocaust-deniers and...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation has taken place, or is intended, with the UK Jewish community about the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

      Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims' working definition of Islamophobia, as set out in its...

      Service Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to stop landowners and managing agents from using service charges to recover legal defence costs from home owners who they have entered legal...

      Residents Associations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow Residents Associations to perform the same functions as Resident Management Companies in communities where the Residents’...

      Private Rented Housing: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of selective licensing schemes; when they intend to publish their review of the scheme; and whether they intend...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • European Defence Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they anticipate the UK receiving any money from the European Defence Fund before the UK no longer has access to that fund as a result of Brexit.

    • Radar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate the Radar Review will provide recommendations to the Ministry of Defence on the future approach to funding and development of the next...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements are in place to safeguard the interests of vulnerable people receiving a service from Jobcentre Plus.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Waste: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what emergency plans are in place to deal with the potential stockpiles of waste which would no longer have valid export licences if the UK leaves the EU without a...

    • Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the forthcoming Environment Bill and all other relevant environmental legislation enshrines legally binding provisions to...

  • Home Office

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what planning the Home Office has undertaken with regard to the technical means by which a soft border on the island of Ireland may be retained, other than by way...

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many crossing points there are on the island of Ireland between the UK and the Republic of Ireland; and what estimate they have made of how many vehicle...

      Immigration Controls: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reassure Irish citizens who reside in the UK that (1) their right of abode will remain, without such citizens needing to take...

      Immigration Controls: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Republic of Ireland about allowing (1) Irish, and (2) UK citizens the freedom to (a) come and go between...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 January (HL12603), how many interim or emergency payments have been made to date to affected...

      Deportation: Charter Flights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to restart deportation charter flights; and if so, what they estimate the cost of any such flights to be.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many immigration decisions were overturned on appeal in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, and (3) 2017.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the grounds for the eviction and deportation of Willow Sims following her loss of the right to work.

      Refugees: Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent homelessness amongst newly recognised refugees after the 28 day move-on period.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Interserve

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the performance, and (2) the future of Interserve in the delivery of services commissioned by them or public bodies.

  • Treasury

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to limit any disruption to EU–UK trade flows that may arise from a no-deal Brexit.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Food: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate the consultation conducted by Ofcom on the proposal for a watershed on advertising foods with high fat, salt and sugar content will be (1)...

    • Public Sector: Mutual Societies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what public service mutuals have been created since May 2010; and what is the current status of each one.

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with Ofcom and mobile network operators, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to (1) seek assurances that such operators will...

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