Written answers

Friday, 22 February 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Channel Ferries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 08 January 2019 to Question 206390 on Ferries: Scotland, if he will undertake a review of his policy on funding ferries...

    • Transforming Cities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether market towns will have equal access to the Transforming Cities Fund alongside metropolitan areas; how he plans to achieve equity on access to...

      A38

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the October 2018 consultation outcome report on the second road investment strategy entitled Shaping the future of England’s...

      Railways: Dawlish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the resilience programme for the three priority interventions at Dawlish is planned to be funded as an enhancement scheme during Network...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he made of the potential financial effect on local authorities who may be required to subsidise Public Service Obligation routes into...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) noise (b) air pollution and (c) local road congestion of the proposed 25,000 additional flights at...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with (a) Heathrow Airport, (b) the Civil Aviation Authority and (c) the Planning Inspectorate on the proposal to increase...

      A61 and A619: Chesterfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the need for additional capacity to (a) reduce traffic demand and (b) improve traffic flow on the A61 and A619 roads in...

      Inland Waterways: Chesterfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on potential support from his Department for investment on the Chesterfield Canal.

      Air Transport Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans there are for an air transport agreement which seeks to maintain reciprocal liberalised aviation access between and within the territory of...

      Bus Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to regulate and improve the provision of bus services across the North West.

      Bexleyheath Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has undertaken modelling of the effect on train services to and from London Victoria station that pass through Clapham High...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of road accidents attributed to glare from (a) LED and (b) halogen bulbs in car headlights in the...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the proportion of the train system that accepts the use of an Oyster card as a payment method.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to roll out Oyster card systems across England and Wales.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a drone registration scheme similar to the scheme operated by the Federal...

      Roads: Horse Riding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase road safety for horse riders.

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cyclists have (a) died and (b) suffered serious injuries as a result of poorly-maintained roads under the responsibility of (a) local...

      Bus Services: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of current legislation on the number of hours that bus drivers are permitted to safely work.

      Bus Services: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of bus drivers working over 50 hours a week on bus service safety.

      Bicycles: Hire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the collapse of dockless bikeshare schemes on mobility.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the new Azuma trains will become operational on the East Coast Main Line.

      High Speed Two: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will meet with the Hon. Member for Lancaster and Fleetwood and a delegation of Lancaster business leaders on HS2 and Lancaster.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to introduce a compulsory drink awareness course as part of a driving test.

      Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to safeguard bus routes in socially isolated areas.

      South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department included in the invitation to tender for the Southeastern franchise notice that the operator will be permitted to serve Clapham...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Manufacturing Industries: Hendon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the Industrial Strategy plans to support manufacturing business in Hendon constituency.

    • Space: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the UK will participate in (a) Galileo, (b) Copernicus, and (c) other EU space programmes after the UK leaves...

      Trade Marks: Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government has taken to secure rights of representation for UK-based Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many grant applications have been made to the Medical Research Council for ME/CFS related research since 2010; how...

      Financial Services: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage small businesses to invest in and utilise FinTech.

      Horizon 2020: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the underwrite guarantee will cover research funding bids submitted to the European Commission which are still...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Palestinians: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the decision by the US Administration to cut funding to...

    • EU Staff: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of British civil servants who (a) have been based in Brussels in each year...

      Tunisia: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support he has offered the Government of Tunisia following the announcement by the International Monetary Fund that public...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports of renewed tunnel construction into Israel by Hamas in Gaza.

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of democratic processes in the Palestinian Authority.

      Iran: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Iran's ballistic missile programme.

      Hakeem AlAraibi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he had with his Bahraini counterpart with respect to the case of Hakeem al Arabibi.

      Commonwealth: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Written Statement of 14 January 2019 on Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting: Update on delivery,...

      Commonwealth: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Statement of 14 January 2019 on Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting: Update, HCWS1247, which...

      Uganda: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Ugandan counterpart on freedom of expression and religion in that country.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many records his Department holds that have reached the time limit for their transfer to the National Archives but have not...

      Tanzania: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of LGBT rights in Tanzania since the recall of the European Union’s head of delegation to...

      Tanzania: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Tanzanian counterpart on human rights abuses toward LGBT people in that country.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what dates he plans to meet the Yemen Quad.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what dates the Yemen Quad of the US, UK, Saudi Arabia and UAE have met since 2015.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Public Records

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many records his Department holds that have reached the time limit for their transfer to the National Archives but have not been transferred.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make it his policy to subject imported products to the same (a) targets and (b) labelling requirements with respect...

    • HIV Infection: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the stigma faced by BAME people living with HIV to help ensure they engage with medical professionals.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to (a) (i) monitor and (ii) identify gaps in the medicines being stockpiled by pharmaceutical companies and...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure patients will be offered more personalised therapeutic options, as set out in the NHS Long...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on health research of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on (a) staffing levels and (b) recruitment of EU nationals within the...

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to include the effects on health of air pollution in the (a) Prevention Green Paper, (b) Environment...

      Health Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2019 to Question 213320, when areas with high health inequalities will receive an increase in...

      Diabetes: Medical Treatments

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

      Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments

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

      Podiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that there are sufficient community podiatry services to meet demand in (a) Huddersfield...

      Strokes: Medical Treatments

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

      Arthritis: Medical Treatments

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

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the Government is making on implementing its Anti-microbial Resistance strategy.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS data is used for beneficial research and patient privacy is retained.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether plans have been put in place to employ additional staff to (a) diagnose and (b) treat cancer.

      Air Pollution: Children

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

      Allergies: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability of EpiPens.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming workforce implementation plan will include an assessment of the merits of the findings of the Health Education...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has allocated to ME/CFS for (a) biopsychological and (b) biopsychosocial research in each year since...

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, what the organisational structure will be for Integrated Care...

      Carbon Monoxide: Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to provide free carbon monoxide monitors to people in their first pregnancy to help protect pregnant people...

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how he plans to assess the performance of the scheme to design and test a new economic model for antibiotics as set out in the...

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the NHS to preferentially purchase antibiotics manufactured in environmentally...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to review its targets for coverage and uptake of vaccines that help prevent antimicrobial resistance as a...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to work with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to establish a value assessment measure of...

      Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham: Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) adults and (b) children have attended Queen Elizabeth hospital Birmingham A&E as a result of asthma in each year since...

      Asthma: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has put in place plans to support asthma sufferers with the cost of their prescriptions; and if he will make a statement.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many apprentices are employed in his Department.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on cancer (a) diagnosis times and (b) treatment and care of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the continuation of healthcare packages for all patients currently qualifying for such...

      Talcum Powder: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the health implications of long-term use of talcum powder in (a) infants and (b) adults.

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Brexit

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

    • Apprentices: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the take up of apprenticeships by SMEs has been by (a) level, (b) sector and (c) county.

      Department of Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprentices are employed in his Department.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Police: Small Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of an increase to the small claims limit on the ability of police officers injured in a road traffic accident...

    • Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

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

      Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Serious Further Offence investigations in which the supervising body was (a) the National Probation Service and (b) a Community Rehabilitation...

      Administration of Justice: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on the criminal justice system of reductions to his Departmental's budget.

      Prison Officers: Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, at how many prisons officers have been issued with PAVA spray since January 2019.

      Prison Officers: Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when it is planned to issue officers at all adult male public sector prisons with PAVA spray; and if he will make a statement.

      Trials: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court cases were disrupted as a result of the recent IT failures in the courts system.

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations he has received on floating and warned listing arrangements in criminal courts.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court buildings that have closed since 2010 have (a) been sold and (b) remain unsold; how much money has been raised by those sales; and what...

  • Treasury

    • Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether community benefit societies are eligible for the enterprise investment scheme.

    • Stamp Duties: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made in raising stamp duty for foreign buyers of UK property.

      Revenue and Customs: Automation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when small businesses will be able to automate the payment to HMRC of National Insurance and PAYE for employees.

      Revenue and Customs: East Kilbride

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the IMF estimate that the closure of the East Kilbride HMRC centre will result in a...

      Treasury: Bullying

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department reported experiencing bullying or harassment at work in the most recent Civil...

      Cider: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect that an increase in the small producer's relief scheme to 30,000 litres would have on the growth...

      Productivity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to increase the productivity of the UK economy.

      Productivity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of recent trends in economic productivity in the UK.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of changes in the level of homelessness since 2013 in (a) coastal communities and (b)...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate the Government has made of the amount of Section 106 funding lost from local communities when new homes...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate the Government has made of the number of planning officers required to bring planning departments to...

      Local Government: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the number of local authorities that do not have a five-year land supply in...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Department has taken since 2017 to make the planning system more transparent.

      Land: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress the Department has made since 2017 in increasing transparency on who owns land and the options held over it.

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that local authorities have a local plan in place.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to assess the safety of building materials used on houses built with permitted development.

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Local Government Boundary Commission for England on establishing the...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect that establishing the new unitary local government system will have on the...

      Homelessness: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people who were homeless in 2018 who had previously served in the armed forces.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is the Government’s intention to seek (a) continued participation of the (i) European Defence Agency and (ii) European Defence Fund or...

    • Armed Forces: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Commonwealth nationals joined the Armed Forces in each year since 2013.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Personal Records

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

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Environmental Stewardship Scheme: St Austell and Newquay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers in St Austell and Newquay constituency have not received payment from the Rural Payments Agency for their...

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the Government's analysis of the action required to bring UK air pollution within the limits...

      Food: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department has undertaken on the availability of fully compostable food packaging.

      Packaging: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to ban the use of single-use plastic packaging in the next five years.

      Water: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to ensure the quality of (a) bathing water at UK beaches and (b) drinking water after the...

      Moorland: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Natural England’s initiative to secure voluntary commitments from upland landowners and managers to...

      Thames Estuary: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of flood risk to the Thames Estuary.

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy and (b) effectiveness of the Natural England licensing process in...

  • Home Office

    • Disclosure and Barring Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to make meaningful progress on the Disclosure and Barring Service modernisation programme.

    • Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evidential difficulties the police have experienced in taking forward complaints of coercive control since December 2015.

      Offences against Children: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to apply legislation resulting from his White Paper on online harms to (a) Twitch, (b) Steam and (c) all other social media...

      Drugs: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish all correspondence and telephone transcripts between the UK Government and the Welsh Government on the terms of reference...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to ensure that deaf people who are fluent in sign language but not written English will be able to complete their...

      Home Office: Public Records

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

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Public Records

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

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Voting Rights: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether voting rights for EU citizens residing in the UK will be maintained under the current terms in the event that the UK leaves...

    • EU Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many of the UK agencies required to replace the 45 respective EU agencies of which the UK is currently a member (a) have been...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: South Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to increase bilateral trade with South Africa.

    • EU External Trade: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress he has made on negotiations to roll-over each EU-negotiated free trade agreement.

      EU External Trade: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which free-trade agreements with non-EU member states he does not expect to be rolled-over immediately after the UK leaves the EU.

      EU External Trade: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many agreements the Government needs to replicate to ensure continuity of trade between the UK and those third countries with which the...

      Trade Agreements: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that those developing countries which access UK markets under the terms of a trade agreement...

      Iron and Steel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with the UK-US Trade Working Group on access for UK steel producers to US Government procurement contracts in a...

      Trade Remedies Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the capacity of the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) to carry out independent investigations into...

      Trade Remedies Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the designate appointees to senior officer roles at the Trade Remedies Authority have met with external stakeholders; and whether...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how his Department plans to consult Parliament in the formulation of trade negotiation mandates.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans his Department has to involve Parliament in trade negotiations.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Bradford South of 30 November 2018 requesting a meeting in...

    • Creative Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is his policy to maintain access to the Creative Europe programme after leaving the EU.

      Social Media: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the NSPCC regulatory proposals, published on 12 February 2019, whether the legislation outlined in the...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Recall of Parliament

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate the Commission has made of the additional cost to the House of Commons of...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Human Rights

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what potential effect the UK leaving the EU will have on women's rights and opportunities.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce new regulations requiring technology companies to ensure that social media platforms distribute trustworthy news content.

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the salaries paid to heads or chief executives of academy chains; and whether there is any correlation between the...

    • Pupil Exclusions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce the number of children being excluded from schools.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that children who are excluded from schools continue to receive a focused and thorough education.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Ascension Island: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the formal request from the Ascension Island Council for long-term financial support for its Marine Protected Area.

    • EU Countries: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they are providing to (1) UK and (2) non-UK residents who are planning to travel between the UK and the EU after 29 March 2019; and what steps they are...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to make further representations to the government of China on granting the UN full access to re-education camps.

      China: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have made to the government of China, following recent newspaper reports of deaths of Uighurs from malnourishment, electrocution...

      Philippines: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the government of the Philippines regarding the establishment of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.

      El Salvador: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of El Salvador about the deaths as a result of political violence in the first two weeks of January.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 February (HL13041), what steps they intend to take to protect the rights of Palestinians from...

      Israeli Settlements: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 February (HL 13137), what steps they intend to take to protect Palestinians from Israeli settler...

      Nicaragua: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the government of the United States to impose sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act against leading...

      Nicaragua: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights Gross Human Rights Violations in the Context of Social Protests in...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish details of any contracts they have signed relating to technological solutions to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland; and...

  • Treasury

    • Small Businesses: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with banks to ensure that there is an emergency funding programme for small businesses in the event of a no-deal Brexit scenario.

    • Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that a disorderly Brexit could have on the UK financial services sector.

      Overseas Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to the UK of assisting Irish banks and financial institutions during the financial crisis; and whether the cost of such assistance and money...

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