Written answers

Monday, 25 February 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Paramedical Staff: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons student paramedics are unable to access the NHS Learning Support Fund on the same terms as other allied health...

    • Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of carers in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Scotland, (d) Wales and (e) Northern...

      Department for Health and Social Care: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department spent on external consultants in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018.

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many student specialist dermatologists there were in each of the last 10 years for which data is available.

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were treated by consultant dermatologists for skin diseases in (a) the last 12 months for which data are available, (b)...

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability of professional training places for medical graduates wishing to...

      Medical Examinations: Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 195094, if he will make representations to NHS England and the General Practitioner...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to publish the social care Green Paper within the current Parliamentary Session.

      Health and Care Professions Council: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the equity of the announcement by the Health and Care Professions Council of its plan to increase its...

      Secure Psychiatric Units: Private Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2019 to Question 219481 on Secure Psychiatric Units, how many secure unit hospital services in...

      Drugs: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies on reducing drug-related deaths of the report entitled,...

      Drugs: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of funding for (a) opioid substitution therapy and (b) other health programmes...

      Drugs: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of his Department’s transfer of the pooled treatment budget to the...

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the criteria is for bids to access (a) support and (b) funding from the Government’s Carer Innovations Fund.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of agency workers and increase the number of permanent staff in the NHS.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on funding more greenways to encourage a healthier lifestyle.

      Self-harm: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Children's Society finding in their report entitled The Good Childhood Report 2018 that one in five 14 year old...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the Central and East London Breast Screening Service was transferred from Barts Health NHS Trust to Royal Free London...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Waiting Lists: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, will he will make it his policy to undertake a public consultation with patients in the north east of England on proposals to change NHS...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason he did not publish a sustainable workforce strategy alongside the NHS Long Term Plan.

      Neurology: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the NHS has an adequate number of specialist neuro-rehabilitation beds.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what policy options he is assessing in order to increase the number of people studying nursing.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the second cancer workforce plan; and whether the Government plans to allocate funding to support the...

      Social Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a national registration and accreditation system for...

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taking to increase the recruitment and retention of doctors.

      Royal Liverpool Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the delayed completion of the programme of works at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

      Eating Disorders:

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the 15 February 2019 Guardian article entitled Hospital admissions for eating disorders surge to highest in eight...

      NHS: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the capital budget was used to support radiotherapy in 2018; and what proportion of the capital budget will not be...

      Microbiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of microbiota assessments as an adjunct to (a) physical examinations, and (b) mental health...

      Social Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities have sufficient resources to meet demand for older people’s...

      Endoscopy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer on 14 February to Question 219561 on Endoscopy: Recruitment, how many of the 202 clinical endoscopists have now...

      Medical Equipment: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the UK leaving the EU will affect the way in which medical technology is regulated in the UK; and what assessment he has made of...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children under the age of 16 have had a (a) fatal and (b) non-fatal drug overdose...

      Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has publicised the potential changes to accessing and paying for (a) dialysis and (b) other medical treatment in...

      Palliative Care: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what palliative care is available to mothers whose unborn baby receives a diagnosis of a life-limiting disability and wishes to carry her...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Refuges: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many nominated members of staff there are employed in job centres across the UK whose role it is to liaise with women's refuges in their...

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of lowering the age limit for pensions auto-enrolment to 18.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of paying parents using the child maintenance service are in arrears.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what research her Department conducted to establish the link between foodbank use and the roll-out of universal credit.

      Suicide: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons her Department is not represented on the Government's cross-departmental strategy on suicide prevention.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending her Department's Statement of Fitness for Work Med 3 form so that a GP of a...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 February 2019 to Question 220800 on Winter Fuel Payments, how many recipients returned their Winter Fuel Payment...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to identify eligible carers who do not claim carer's allowance.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information the Government considered when setting the value of Contributions Based Job Seekers Allowance entitlement at £73.10 for...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of requiring the owners of limited companies to provide company financial accounts when applying...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department paid from the public purse to claimants of personal independence payment during the appeals process in each of the the...

      Personal Independence Payment: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to give indefinite awards of personal independence payment to people with degenerative conditions.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to introduce online application forms for personal independence payments which allow claimants to scan and...

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment claimants lost their mobility entitlement for a motability car on moving from the disabled living...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 213466, how many complaints were received in relation to the personal independence...

      Universal Credit: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions he has received correspondence from the Mayor for the West Midlands on the (a) roll-out and (b) design of universal...

      Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in reference to the Answer of 19 July 2018 to Question 162165 on Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy, what the most up to date figures are...

      Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with epilepsy who have applied or been reassessed for personal independence payment in the last twelve months have received...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the report entitled A Bright Start, published by Save the Children and the Centre of Social Justice in November 2018, if she...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to universal credit recipients who have an alternative payment arrangement involving payment of housing costs to the landlord...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of staff employed by her Department are apprentices.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 February 2019 to Question 220104 on Social Security Benefits: Fraud, if she will make it her policy to record...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households have been affected by each reform to working-age benefits and tax credits since 2010.

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claimants have not been in receipt of any benefits in the 180 days following a sanction decision.

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average cost to the public purse is of each universal credit appeal.

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit appeals her Department has challenged in each year since its introduction.

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit appeals her Department has lost in each year since the introduction of that benefit.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average number of days have been for her Department to re-assess entitlement to employment and support allowance from that allowance...

      Carers: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of lowering the retirement age for part-time female workers that are carers for (a)...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has any (a) formal and (b) informal sharing agreements with police forces in relation to referrals relating to...

      State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether (a) EU and (b) Irish citizens that have worked in the UK will continue to have their pensions uprated in line with UK pensioners in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has accrued to the public purse of deductions from universal credit claimants' standard allowance.

      Jobcentres: Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her Department's policy not to permit job centre staff to issue food bank referral forms to benefit claimants.

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2019 to Question 216277, if his Department will start to collect data on how many children are living...

    • Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February to Question 216277, how many change of circumstance forms relating to no recourse to public funds his...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter of 31 January 2019 from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central addressed to the Minister for Immigration...

      Armed Conflict: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal combatants returning from conflicts abroad have been prosecuted in each year since 2011.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 February 2019 to Question 187307 on Home Office: ICT, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the...

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 February 2019 to Question 187307 on Home Office: ICT, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 February 2019 to Question 218833 on Immigrants: Detainees, what the cost was of the escorting contract for...

      Refugees: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that newly approved refugees are not subject to a break in support when their asylum support...

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish his Department's guidance on how EEA citizens will be able to demonstrate their right to reside after 29 March 2019 in...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department will take and what benchmarks his Department will use to evaluate the effectiveness of the EU Settlement Scheme.

      Benjamin Gudza

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to safeguard the welfare of Benjamin Gudza, a resident of the Barnsley Central constituency, who has...

      Deportation: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment his Department has made of the risk to Zimbabwean nationals facing deportation to Zimbabwe.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Governments proposals for European Temporary Leave to Remain status will require primary legislation.

      Antisemitism: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many antisemitic crimes have been reported to the police in the last 12 months.

      Home Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Terrorism: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans he to meet the families of the 21 innocent victims of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings to discuss their campaign for...

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support his Department makes available for families experiencing (a) adolescent-to-parent violence and abuse and (b) child-on-parent...

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support his Department makes available for siblings in families experiencing (a) adolescent-to-parent violence and abuse and (b)...

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported incidents of (a) adolescent-to-parent violence and abuse and (b) child on parent violence were reported in (i) the St...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of deprivation of citizenship have been (a) considered and (b) confirmed in each year for which data is available.

      Terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that private donations from the UK are not used to support and fund terrorism.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his EU Settlement Scheme: Statement of Intent, when he plans to publish details on the immigration status of (a) EU...

      Immigration: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he applies the same standards for mothers and fathers when assessing Article 8 applications for leave to remain.

      Visas: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for visitor visas his Department has received since 2005.

      Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were employed in each year since 2010.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applicants were unable to complete the application process for settled status during the second phase of the trial of the...

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle domestic abuse.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Staff

      What assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the number of firefighters on fire service capacity to respond to emergency calls.

      *No heading*

      What plans he has to make changes to the Disclosure and Barring Service after the Supreme Court judgment of 30 January 2019.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to increase the number of police officers in Gloucestershire.

      *No heading*

      What oversight he has of the consultation to merge the role of West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner with that of West Midlands Mayor.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Treasury

    • Landlords: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of landlords in each local authority area who are registered for self-assessment with HM...

    • Tax Avoidance: Glasgow North East

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will hold a meeting with the hon. Member for Glasgow North East on the effect of the IR35 tax reforms on the personal finances of people living in...

      Company Cars: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to (a) publish a legacy Company Car Tax table for vehicles registered before April 2020 and (b) freeze those rates at 2018-19 levels.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the guidance entitled, Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance, what procedures are in place to ensure that Government...

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of Child Trust Funds where the addressee has gone away or become unlinked.

      National Insurance: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the standard letter sent to 16 year olds that accompanies their National Insurance number.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has he made of the effect of trends in the level of staff in HMRC on rates of (a) tax avoidance and (b) tax evasion.

      Treasury: Apprentices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Agriculture: Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims qualified for Inheritance Tax exemption on agricultural property in 2018; what the location was of claim; and what the average income was...

      Patents: Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims were been made for Patent Box corporation tax relief, what the average amount was of those claims; and which companies made those claims.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims were made for Vehicle Excise Duty exemption under the Exemption for Historic Cars relief in 2018, what the average amount was of those...

      Save As You Earn

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average income was of recipients of Income Tax relief under the Save as You Earn tax relief programme in 2018.

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Asset Protection Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2019 to Question 218386, for what reasons he is not able to publish the full version of the Accession Agreement to...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to Answer of 18 February 2019 to Question 220945 on Voluntary Work: Young People, (a) how much and (b) what...

    • Youth Work: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress the Government has made on the renewal of the National Occupational Standards for Youth Work which expire in 2020.

      Commonwealth Games 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) organisations and (b) businesses working for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many teenagers have (a) commenced and (b) graduated a National Citizenship Service programme in each of the last four...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the effect on climate change policy of the UK leaving...

    • Electricity Interconnectors: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what systems and rules will govern the (a) allocation, (b) transmission and (c) data sharing for the three electricity...

      Wind Power: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of onshore wind sites with planning consent in Wales which could potentially...

      Wind Power: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of new onshore wind installations in Wales in each year since 2010.

      Corallian Energy: Poole Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on wildlife of extending the Corallian ENSCO-72 oil rig drilling...

      Manufacturing Industries: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the introduction of additional (a) incentives, (b) capital...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Bellwin Scheme: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations his Department has received from the Greater Manchester combined authority on financial...

    • Bellwin Scheme: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Manchester Evening News article, Greater Manchester is still owed £1 million by the...

      Bellwin Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what advice the Cabinet Office provides his Department on payment to local authorities of funds through the Bellwin Scheme.

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the merits of awarding material planning status to adopted local plans which are...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in his Department reported experiencing bullying or harassment...

      Public Lavatories: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities receive adequate funding to ensure that public...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, further to the agreement signed with West Midlands councils to create the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), if...

      Regeneration: Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his Department’s definition is of a coalfield community; and which local authority areas contain an...

      Regeneration: Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which funding programmes his Department makes available for specific use by coalfield communities; and how much...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Prime Minister's letter to the Leader of the Opposition of 10 February 2019, what steps he plans...

      Local Government Finance: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report entitled, Research into drivers of service costs in rural areas: national analysis of...

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department taking to (a) monitor and (b) tackle levels of antisemitism in the UK.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the contracts his Department has awarded to subsidiaries of Serco Limited since January 2000 to date; and what the total value of each...

    • Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2019 to Question 218835 on Army: Recruitment, if he will publish the segmentation study referenced in that...

      Ministry of Defence: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason his Department has removed one MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle from service.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what percentage of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

    • Scotland Office: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list any overseas visits he has undertaken since June 2017 with dates of departure from and return to the UK.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Business: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions his Department has had with UK businesses whose biggest trading partners are EU countries on preparations to leave the EU.

    • Weapons: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the import and export of defence related weaponry.

      Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when he plans to bring forward Government proposals on the scrutiny and democratic oversight of trade agreements; and what his policy is on...

      Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he has had with the Leader of the House on bringing forward a debate on parliamentary scrutiny and oversight of...

      Iron and Steel: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with officials in the EU on ensuring that UK steel exports to the EU will not be subject to safeguard measures...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure the UK is able to make trade agreements after the UK leaves the EU.

      Trade Agreements: Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government plans to replicate the terms of the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus program for the Philippines when the...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has for the inclusion of Investor-state dispute settlement clauses in trade agreements with (a) the US and (b) other countries...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that future trade agreements do not include Investor-state dispute settlement clauses that...

      Department for International Trade: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of the staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Trade Agreements: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure that guarantees on human rights form part of future trade negotiations with the Government of Hong Kong...

      Department for International Trade: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2019 to Question 213459 on Department for International Trade: Internet, how many downloads have been...

  • Department for Transport

    • Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what level of co-operation there will be on maritime transport including access to the European Maritime Safety Agency after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Common Travel Area

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the continuation of the common travel area after the UK leaves the EU on the ability of rental...

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Civil Aviation Authority on commercial pressures in the offshore helicopter transport sector; and if he...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of delay repay for (a) Northern and (b) First Transpennine Express rail services.

      Railways: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to increase funding for rural train line services.

      Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has plans to increase funding for rural bus routes.

      Ports: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to support the development of east coast ports as part of the UK leaving the EU.

      Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what weighting ratio in relation to price and quality his Department uses in decision-making on public procurement contracts.

      Bus Services: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) discussions and (b) correspondence he has had with Stoke-on-Trent City Council on the potential for bus franchising within that city; and...

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what preparations the Civil Aviation Authority has made to ensure aviation safety in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal; and if he...

      Department for Transport: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of promoting regional economic growth through the supply chain of large infrastructure projects.

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to raise awareness of the mechanisms by which disabled people can report discrimination in the event of being...

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to encourage licensing authorities to provide mandatory disability equality training on the rights and needs of...

      High Speed Two: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much HS2 Ltd spent on agency staff between 1 January 2018 and 30th June 2018; and how many agency staff were hired each such agency; and which...

      High Speed Two: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the number of complaints that have been made under the HS2 complaints procedure since it was established with an outline of each...

      High Speed Two: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 September 2016 to Question 44231 on High Speed Two: Legal Costs, how much has been disbursed from the public purse in...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2015 to Question 16832 on High Speed 2 Railway Line, which legal advisers and barristers have been used by (a)...

      Department for Transport: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 23 November 2015 to Question 16832, what hourly rate has been agreed by his Department for each of the barristers that...

      Maidstone Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the ability of GTR to introduce a fast train service from Maidstone East to London in December 2019.

      Railways: Bescot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of proposed concrete sleeper factory in Bescot on air quality in the surrounding area.

      Railways: Bescot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed concrete sleeper factory in Bescot on congestion in the surrounding area.

      Railways: Bescot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed concrete sleeper factory in Bescot on public health in the surrounding area.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to publicise to motorists who intend to travel to EU countries after the UK leaves the EU that they will need an...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to publicise to motorists intending to travel to EU countries after the UK leaves the EU the consequences of not...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on external consultants in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018.

    • Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the outcome was of the Warsaw summit on Iran of 13 to 14 February 2019; and what assessment he has made of the level of...

      Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions officials of his Department have had with their counterparts in Saudi Arabia on political detainees in...

      Christianity: Oppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the persecution of Christians overseas.

      Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to expand the UK’s diplomatic network after the UK leaves the EU.

      Central African Republic: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Central African Republic and the United Nations in bringing people...

      Central African Republic: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to protect civilians, peacekeepers and humanitarian workers operating in the Central...

      Central African Republic: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of the UN’s achievements in achieving stability outside the capital in the...

      Central African Republic: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the level of military support provided by Russia to the Central African Republic.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department plans to respond to the letter of 31 January 2019 from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central, addressed to...

      Zimbabwe: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the sanctions against the Zimbabwean Government and other Designated...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Brazil: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Brazil on the future (a) human rights and (b) welfare of indigenous...

      Philippines: Age of Criminal Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Philippines on proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal...

      Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department plans to update the Government Strategy on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict to include a...

      India: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to support the Government of India after the Pulwama attack on 14 February 2019.

      Cellou Dalein Diallo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the safety of Cellou Dalein Diallo in Guinea.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of (a) disabled and (b) all other staff in her Department reported experiencing bullying or harassment at work in the...

    • Unrwa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the change in the level of (a) service efficiency and (b) effectiveness of the United Nations Relief...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her US counterparts on their decision to withdraw funding for the United Nations Relief and...

      Commonwealth: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that there is safe drinking water available in (a) Sri Lanka and (b) all other...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Bullying

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

    • Graduates: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of university students have not secured graduate employment five years after graduating.

      Construction: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase the quality of construction apprenticeships.

      Construction: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on productivity levels of (a) bricklaying, (b) plastering and (c) other core construction apprenticeships...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase the proportion of Apprenticeship Levy vouchers that are able to be passed down the supply chain to smaller non-Levy...

      Department for Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Schools: Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure the (a) cost-effectiveness and (b) availability of apprenticeships; and what assessment he has made of the level of...

      Higher Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with representatives from the higher education sector on reducing tuition fees.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of per pupil funding in England by his Department in each of the last eight years.

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Non-native Species: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure a comprehensive analysis of unintentional pathways of introduction and spread...

    • Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on contingency arrangements for the mass slaughter of livestock in the...

      Pet Travel Scheme: Dover Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will publish the findings of its analysis of operations at Dover port in relation to the EU Pet Travel...

      Hill Farming: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the level of financial support that will be available to hill farmers through the Basic Payment...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for the roll-out of the replacement to the Basic Payment Scheme.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the length of sentences for convictions of dog smuggling.

      Food Supply: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assurances his Department has provided to the Scottish Government on the prevention of food shortages in the event of...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential requirement for a fair and controlled food distribution system in the event of...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has for the legal protection of the welfare of animals after the UK has left the EU.

      Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he is making on banning the use of wild animals in circuses by 19 January 2020.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Plastics: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken to encourage all major supermarket chains to introduce reduction targets for plastics.

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the feasibility of banning the use of non-recyclable plastics in the UK.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Boston Consulting Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2018 to Question 199427 on Boston Consulting Group, on which cross-cutting complex policy and...

    • UK Trade With EU: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether UK-based shopfitting firms that currently have contracts to provide services in the rest of the EU will need to obtain work...

      Competition : EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will list areas of competence where the UK Competition and Markets Authority will be obliged to refer matters for decision by...

      European University Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans his Department has for the UK's continued involvement in the European University Institute.

      European University Institute: Foreign Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the potential effect will be on students from the UK studying at the European University Institute of the UK leaving the EU...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many officials in his Department have been transferred (a) out of and (b) into his Department from each Government Department...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many official in his Department have been transferred to the Cabinet Office since the creation of his Department.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the oral contribution of 12 February 2019, Official Report, columns 745 and 746, for what reason his Department has...

      European Court of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, on what date the United Kingdom will not have a judge on the European Court of Justice in the event of (a) the UK leaving the EU in...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Apprentices

      To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 213932 on Crown Prosecution Service: West Midlands, what the change has been in the caseload for the Crown...

      Road Traffic Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 11 of February 2019 to Question 217439 on Crown Prosecution Service: West Midlands, how many minor motoring cases there were in England and...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Administration of Justice: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding of the criminal justice system in the forthcoming Government spending review.

    • Probate: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons the proposed reforms to probate fees were not brought to the House in the form of primary legislation.

      Probate: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people in England and Wales in each household income band will pay (a) more or (b) less under the Government's proposed...

      Ministry of Justice: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timescale is for Ministerial approval to be granted for the new contract specification for community rehabilitation companies in England and...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Government press release entitled New plans for probation in Wales announced by UK Government, published in July 2019, whether...

      Birmingham Prison: G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February to Question 217442 on Birmingham Prison: G4S, whether G4S (a) was required to pay any forfeitures as a result of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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...

    • Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what is the (a) total book value of the central Government estate in London and (b) rate payable on those properties.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Petrol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many days of reserve petrol stock are currently held by the UK, both inside and outside its borders; and how many days of stock will be held within the UK...

    • Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) is the composition, and (2) are the terms of reference of the working group that has been set up to look at requirements for companies to disclose...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations of the Committee on Fuel Poverty annual report 2018, published on 7 November 2018; what steps they are...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • China: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with other governments about the potential to make joint representations to the government of China on the treatment of the...

    • China: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of different religious groups by the government of China, including the treatment of Uighur Muslims, Christians,...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Uighur Muslims detained in China have undergone unwanted blood, tissue and DNA tests; what they believe to be the...

      China: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the government of Turkey calling on China to end the internment and persecution of Uighur Muslims; and what...

      Israel: Elbit Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on human rights of Elbit Systems UK's sale of drones subsequently used in attacks in Palestine.

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update their advice to those wishing to do business in Israel following research by Rabbis for Human Rights, published on 29 January, which...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, or intend to make, to the government of Israel about the conditions for Palestinian prisoners following the death of Fares...

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 February (HL13138), whether they will now raise with the government of Israel the matter of the...

      Palestinians: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Palestinian Authority about elections for the assembly.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Golf: Portrush

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an estimate of the total value to the Northern Ireland economy of the 2019 Open Championship being hosted at Royal Portrush Golf Club in July.

    • Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reached agreement with the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland on its long-term budget; and what is the amount of that budget.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 7 February (HL13091), how many of those assaults occurred in (1) accident and emergency...

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure (1) UK residents, and (2) medical organisations are aware of the guidance that has been issued on access to medicine in the...

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the awareness of the applicable sentencing guidelines in relation to the Construction (Design and Management)...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of rapid diagnosis and assessment centres in improving cancer diagnosis rates.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact a no-deal Brexit would have on access to new medicines.

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with (1) EU member states in general, and (2) Spain in particular, to ensure the UK is able to fill staff vacancies in the NHS...

  • Department for Education

    • T-levels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they plan to offer to students undertaking T-Levels to help them meet the cost of transport to work placements.

    • Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review funding levels for early entitlements to ensure that childcare providers are able to continue providing high quality early education.

      Private Education: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration is being given to revising the advice given to independent schools about teaching respect for LGBT people; and what are the implications of such...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Disability

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether he is satisfied that the present arrangements in the Chamber and Committee Rooms meet the needs of those with hearing or visual impairments.

    • Peers: Bullying

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many formal complaints of bullying or harassment by any member of the House of Lords he has received from (1) members, (2) their staff, or (3) House staff...

  • Treasury

    • National Savings Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are changing the index on NS&I Index-linked Savings Certificates bought between 2 June 1975 and 7 October 1996 from RPI to CPI; and what is the legal...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Empty Property: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk to property guardians in buildings owned by (1) the government, (2) local government, and (3) statutory bodies.

    • Empty Property: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 15 October 2018 (HL Deb, cols 366–8), what progress they have made in establishing whether someone...

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the criteria for the selection of successful bids for devolution deals that include a Metro Mayor (1) have been published, and (2) are available for public...

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the statement, made on 8 June 2015 during consideration of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill by the then Parliamentary Under Secretary of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the extra funding settlement given to the Ministry of Defence for nuclear and anti-submarine warfare in October 2018 was allocated and spent.

    • Defence: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Ministry of Defence considers wider employment, industrial and economic factors in its value for money assessments of where to procure defence systems.

      Armed Forces: Casualties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 7 February (HL13095), whether a Fatal Accident Inquiry was carried out into any of those deaths; and if so, which.

      Gibraltar: Navy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase UK naval defences in Gibraltar after Brexit.

      HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration, if any, they have given to opening HMS Queen Elizabeth to the public for a day.

      HMS Ocean

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider buying back HMS Ocean from Brazil to be the first of the UK's Littoral Strike Ships.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure the pensions industry routinely checks for auto-enrolment contribution data errors; and what reporting they require from...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Social Metrics Commission A new measure for poverty for the UK, published in September 2018, what steps they are taking to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what steps they are taking to monitor the use of funds derived from the introduction of the charge on single-use plastic carrier bags, and (2) whether...

    • Plastics: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include all sizes of plastic bottles in their proposed deposit return scheme.

      Plastics: Packaging

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the producers of plastic packaging pay for the entire lifecycle of the materials used.

      Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Resources and Waste Strategy for England, published on 18 December 2018, what plans they have to move from a weight-based target system for...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many full-time equivalent staff are working on the EU Settlement Scheme and, of these, how many were recruited from (1) within the Home Office, (2) other...

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total cost of the EU Settlement Scheme to date; and what is the estimated total cost up to the deadline for applications on 30 June 2021.

      Remittances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under which circumstances, if any, they intervene to block requests for assets to be remitted to foreign government organisations either from the UK or British...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Manufacturing Industries: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, as part of the Brexit negotiations, of the number of (1) UK manufacturing jobs which depend on exports to customers in EU...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries have free trade agreements with the EU but have not yet signed such agreements with the UK.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the adequate provision of magistrates in the UK justice system.

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