Written answers

Thursday, 28 February 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has provided to car insurance companies on the potential for a fee to be charged in respect of driving from Northern...

    • Department for Transport: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department will publish the spending over £25,000 from July 2018 to December 2018.

      M20 and M26

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of infrastructure works on the (a) M20 contraflow and (b) M26 alterations in 2019.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the market-led proposals on rail received by his Department since the July 2018 deadline and state which of these were (a) accepted...

      Motor Vehicles: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which regulations cover the use of LED and Xenon car headlights.

      Motor Vehicles: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what safety standards on headlamps will apply to vehicles in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many blue badge holders there were in each of the last five years.

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many private contracts are in operation between oil and gas companies and helicopter companies for the transportation of offshore workers in the...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps is he taking to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on roads.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the availability of passenger compensation on the railway.

      Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many suppliers have been excluded from bidding for contracts as a result of not complying with the criteria set out in the guidance entitled,...

      Biofuels: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the UK bioethanol industry of the introduction of a zero tariff regime for imported...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2016 to Question 56125, on High Speed 2 Railway Line, whether HS2 Limited has now published the high level...

      Delivery Services: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has he made of the effect on delivery times for goods bought online from the EU in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Aviation: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the number of pilots in the UK.

      Aviation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for pilot licence applications.

      Aviation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) private, (b) commercial and (c) air transport pilot licences the CAA issued in 2018.

      Freedom Pass: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on local authorities charging freedom pass holders to cover the administration costs of that scheme; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Brexit

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

    • Companies House: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2019 to Question 216281, how many times Companies House write to a company to...

      Migrant Workers: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to undertake a consultation on the transposition of the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC) into...

      Parental Leave: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Prime Minister's Answer of 20 February to the Honourable Member for Glasgow East, HC 1467, by which...

      Postage Stamps: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the potential change in the price of a first class postage stamp in the event...

      Postage Stamps: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the potential change in the price of a second class postage stamp in the event...

      Connect Airways: Flybe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made on the treatment of shareholders by Flybe during its takeover by the Connect Airways consortium.

      Electronic Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the strength of UK e-commerce of extended delivery times for goods bought...

      Minimum Wage: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what percentage of jobs in Ashfield constituency pay (a) the national minimum wage and (b) sums up to the living wage.

      Iron and Steel: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a UK Steel Charter to increase transparency of steel procurement...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the report entitled, Protecting Children in 21st Century Conflict, published by Save the Children in February...

    • Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Governments of (a) Colombia and (b) Brazil on the political instability in...

      Nicaragua: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Nicaragua on the repression and criminalisation of social protest...

      Sierra Leone: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what programmes his Department runs in Sierra Leone.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the 25 February 2019 ICJ ruling on Chagos Islands sovereignty.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the UK ambassador to the UN on the 25 February 2019 ICJ ruling on the sovereignty of the...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government plans to respond to the International Court of Justice ruling on the sovereignty of the Chagos Islands; and...

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of progress on UN Human Rights Commission resolution L30/1 on promoting reconciliation,...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether discussions have taken place with EU officials on the adoption of a customs union since the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement...

    • Brexit

      What steps the Government is taking to prepare contingency plans for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Radioisotopes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received on alternative arrangements for breast cancer diagnostic and treatment procedures in the event that...

    • HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to double the number of places on the PrEP Trial across all trial sites as soon as possible.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the of the number of (a) GP practices offering cervical screening (i) outside and (ii) for limited periods...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of women of reproductive age living in an area where the sexual and reproductive...

      Nusinersen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned timescale is for patients to access Spinraza treatment for muscular atrophy types 2 and 3.

      Fertility: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the NHS has commissioned research on potential links between infertility and endometrium.

      Lung Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan, what the timeframe is for the introduction of lung health checks in Southampton Care...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost has been to the NHS of treating injuries caused by excessive alcohol consumption each year since 2016.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2019 to Question 220230 on NHS: Drugs, whether he has plans to undertake a public consultation on...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2019 to Question 218743 on Cancer: Health Services, how the funding arrangement for sustainability...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the 2019 Voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access, what plans NHS England has to consult patient...

      Psychiatric Hospitals: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on how many occasions were no mental health beds available for in-patient admissions in (a) Birmingham and (b) the West Midlands in each...

      Psychiatric Hospitals: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) available and (b) occupied beds for mental illness were open overnight under the care of consultants in (a) Birmingham and...

      Health Professions: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposal for a state-backed indemnity scheme for health care professionals.

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of mental health care provision for armed forces veterans.

      Health Services: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for medical services for homeless people in Birmingham after the contract for primary care services for homeless people...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long-Term Plan, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) patients with dementia and (b) family carers...

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the public health risks of the full roll-out of 5G.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to reduce obesity in England.

      Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contingency plans his Department has in place to ensure that reciprocal healthcare arrangements stay in place for UK citizens living...

      Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure retired UK citizen living in other EU Member States will have access to healthcare in the event...

      Psychiatric Hospitals: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to tackle the shortage of psychiatric beds in hospitals.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of whether Official Development Assistance spending is meeting targets set by the UK...

    • Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that funding allocated from the Cross-Government Prosperity Fund complies with her...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to protect human rights defenders throughout the world.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total cost to the public purse has been of humanitarian aid sent to Yemen since the start of the civil war in 2015.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Prime Minister's statement of 24 February 2019 in Sharm El Sheikh, to whom and in what capacity will the UK...

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Prime Minister's statement of 24 February 2019 in Sharm El Sheikh, when the UK Government's £200 million...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Sheffield Hallam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the National Funding Formula on (a) the number of school places, (b) spending per pupil, (c)...

    • Department of Education: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many suppliers have been excluded from bidding for contracts as a result of not complying with the criteria set out in the guidance entitled,...

      Schools: Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of flexible working practices in schools for staff who are (a) expectant parents and...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of teachers who have received specialist training on delivering lessons on health, sex and...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 February 2019 to Question 222675 on Special Educational Needs: Finance, if he will publish the 21 local authorities that...

      Specialist Schools: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2019 to Question 219459 on Specialist Schools: Complaints, for what reason his Department does not hold...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children in the UK are (a) UK citizens and (b) non-UK EU nationals.

      Free School Meals: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England that were (i) eligible and (ii) not eligible for free school meals...

      Free School Meals: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England who were (i) eligible and (ii) not eligible for free...

      Children in Care: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer on 19 February to Question 221613 on Children in Care: Ethnic Groups, whether the figures provided include children in care...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his oral contribution of 25 February 2019, Official Report, how much funding in addition to that £6 million will be available to...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how he plans to ensure that (a) Ofsted inspectors (i) know what good quality relationships and sex education and relationships education is, (ii) are...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of two-year-olds eligible for 15 hours of funded early education attend a maintained nursery school.

      Teachers: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to tackle (a) increased levels of stress among education professionals and (b) the effect of that stress on the recruitment and...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of previous offences committed was by people given a custodial sentence of (a) up to six months and (b) six to 12 months in the...

    • Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number was of previous community orders handed down to offenders sentenced to prison for (a) up to six months; (b) six to 12 months and...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for which (a) offence and (b) offences each current prisoner serving a sentence of six months or less was imprisoned.

      Shoplifting: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2019 to Question 220842 on Shoplifting: Sentencing, what the average number of previous offences committed by...

  • Treasury

    • Funerals: Pre-payment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of urgently bringing forward legislative proposals for the regulation of the sale of pre-paid...

    • Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he increase the Making Tax Digital threshold of £85,000 turnover per annum from 1 April 2019 to help support sole traders.

      Public Bodies: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Scottish public bodies have made representations to his Department on direct financial support to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a deal;...

      Connect Airways: Flybe

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the takeover of Flybe by the Connect Airways consortium.

      Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the preparedness of UK banks for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Financial Services: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the banking sector on facilitating electronic cashless payments on mobile devices.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what housing support his Department provides to people over 55.

    • Buildings: Insulation

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

      Buildings: Insulation

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

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress is being made to develop a sustainable funding model that gives survivors of domestic abuse the...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many suppliers have been excluded from bidding for contracts as a result of not complying with the criteria set...

      Homelessness: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to Answer of 21 February 2019 to Question 222603 on Homelessness: Nottinghamshire, how much funding (a)...

      Homelessness: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of deaths of homeless people in local authorities in...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Arms Control: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many trained arms control inspectors are employed by Her Majesty’s Government.

    • Army: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to reduce the proportion of army personnel that cannot be sent overseas due to medical reasons.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of maintaining British bases in Cyprus has been in each of the last five years.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many permanent British personnel are stationed at British bases in Cyprus.

      D-Day Landings: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings this year.

      Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that Afghan Interpreters are eligible for help from UK service charities.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many alleged violations of international humanitarian law by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen his Department is investigating.

      Air Force: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Air Force personnel are on secondment to (a) BAE Systems and (b) EADS in (i) Saudi Arabia and (ii) the UAE; and what the roles of those...

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the global network of operational and logistic support bases for the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) Royal Air Force for the purpose of...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2018 to Question 182257 on Universal Credit: Lone Parents, what evidence her Department has that...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of full service universal credit claimants who have had their claims stopped re-apply the following month, in the...

      Universal Credit: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have migrated to universal credit in Havering in the most recent 12-month period for which data is available.

      Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who previously received disability living allowance and who have a primary condition of epilepsy have (a) failed their initial...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the online application form for universal credit, how many people answered Yes to the question, Did anyone help you make...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the length of time required for new claimants to complete the online application form for universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to assess the efficacy of the health assessment process for (a) employment and support allowance and (b) personal...

      Carer's Allowance: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living in Ashfield constituency receive carer's allowance; and what estimate her Department has made of the number of people...

      Jobcentres: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February to Question 221633 on Jobcentres: Computers, how many JobPoints/JobKiosks were available for public use...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work on 25 February 2019, Official Report,...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the non-stun slaughter of animals; and if he will make a statement.

    • Reindeer: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, from which countries UK imports of live reindeer have been suspended in light of the recent incidence of chronic wasting...

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the export of plastic waste to developing countries; and if the Government...

      Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2019 to Question 206757 on Environmental Stewardship Scheme, how many of those...

      Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2019 to Question 206757, on Environmental Stewardship Scheme, how many of those visits...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of enforcement of laws on animal cruelty.

      Waste: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of waste exporters who have not demonstrated that the importer of their waste...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to increase standards for the care and protection of animals after the UK leaves the EU.

      Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the ban on gestation crates for pigs will remain in force in the event of a future...

      Canoeing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote open access to waterways for canoeists.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, through what mechanisms his Department receives data on levels of air pollution.

      Air Pollution: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government has plans to replicate EU regulations on air pollution in the event that the UK leaves the EU without...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to introduce legally binding recycling targets after the UK leaves the EU.

      Non-native Species: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government takes to monitor compliance with the eight restrictions listed under Article 7 of EU Regulation No...

      Air Pollution: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of UNICEF UK on the recommendations published in that organisation's recent...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many suppliers have been excluded from bidding for contracts as a result of not complying with the criteria set out in...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2019 to Question 216362 on Biodiversity, how much funding his Department has allocated...

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Woodland Carbon Guarantee Scheme on biodiversity loss; and what...

      Natural England: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the transparency of Natural England's licencing system.

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to ban the importation of hunting trophies.

  • Home Office

    • 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, how many of those 352 contingent staff were employed by...

    • Home Office: Employment Agencies

      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, if he will publish the agencies used to secure the 352...

      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, if he will publish the roles of the 352 contingent staff.

      Immigration: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Scottish higher education sector on the proposed three-year limit to the European...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who entered the UK on a student visa were (a) detained and (b) removed from the UK in each year since 2014.

      Theft: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the number of thefts from work vehicles that have taken place in (a) the UK, (b) Hampshire and (c)...

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what refunds or other compensation are available to visa applicants whose visas are not processed within the target time.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK citizens have had their citizenship revoked by the Government since 2010.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Breast Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish data on the under 75 directly age-standardised breast cancer mortality rates in women per 100,000 (European Standard Population) by...

    • Breast Cancer: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many women aged under 75 years died from breast cancer, by CCG, in (a) 2012-14, (b) 2013-15, (c) 2014-16 and (d) 2015-17.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of pending electors in each constituency in each year for which data is available.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of requiring the compatibility of registration officers’ systems for managing...

      Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the recommendations of the Reducing Regulation Committee are; and what steps the Government is taking to implement those recommendations.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many suppliers have been excluded from bidding for contracts due to not meeting the criteria in his Department's Procurement Policy Note...

    • Dietary Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether (a) medicinal foods (b) food supplements will be classified as pharmaceuticals for tariff purposes after the UK leaves the EU.

      Exports: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2019 to Question 217627 on Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia and the Answer of 21 February 2019 to Question...

      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, what proportion of spending on...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many suppliers have been excluded from bidding for contracts as a result of not complying with the criteria set out in the...

      Commonwealth Games 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2019 to Question 223191 on Commonwealth Games 2022, whether he will publish the guidance...

      Sports Competitors: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the post-sport employment rates of people who have participated in elite athlete...

      Mark Zuckerberg

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish the minutes of his meeting of the week commencing 18 February with Mark Zuckerburg.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Apprentices

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many apprentices have been employed by the House of Commons since 2010.

    • House of Commons: Apprentices

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the House of Commons will mark the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week 2019...

      House of Commons: Apprentices

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what outreach work is being carried out to encourage people from disadvantaged...

      Parliament: Apprentices

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will make a comparative estimate of the number of apprentices employed by the House...

      House of Commons: Apprentices

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what outreach work is being carried out to encourage people to become apprentices in the...

      House of Commons: Apprentices

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what learning and development support the House of Commons offers to apprentices.

      House of Commons: Apprentices

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what percentage of apprentices secured permanent employment in the House of Commons after...

  • Department for Transport

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce direct vision standards for heavy goods vehicles in order to reduce road accidents; and if so, when.

    • Speed Limits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether current legislation and enforcement around speed limits is working; and what steps they are taking, if any, to ensure...

      Taxis: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the financial impact on public and statutory services, and (2) the environmental impact of recent road blockages around...

      Cycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect to meet the target in their Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy for 800 million extra cycling trips by 2025; and if not, what revised...

      Ferries: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to prevent the drivers of vehicles aboard ferries in UK waters from prematurely switching on their engines prior to disembarkation, in...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the increasing costs of pothole-related problems on motorways and A roads.

      Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much progress has been made in recovering from the owners of Monarch Airlines the costs incurred by UK taxpayers in repatriating that airline’s passengers.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 March 2016 (HL6659, HL6660, and HL6661), what progress they have made in (1)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sudan: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to secure the release of UK passport holders jailed by the government of Sudan after taking part in protests in that country.

    • Syria: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to bring members of ISIS captured in Syria to justice for crimes against humanity and genocide; and whether they are assisting in the...

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have given to the government of Turkey to bring those who murdered Jamal Khashoggi to justice in Turkey.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the reported intention of the Israeli Minister for Tourism to settle one million more...

      Jerusalem: Evictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what protection they will give to the Palestinian families living in Sheik Jarrah in East Jerusalem who are facing eviction to make way for Israeli settlers.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the government of Israel following reports that settlers have invaded the village of Tuqu' and set up a new settlement...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel about reports of Palestinian residents in the Jordan Valley being forcibly displaced as a result...

      Gaza: Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel regarding the effects of climate change on Gaza, in particular the impact of ocean acidification and...

      Ibrahim Dahbour

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the arrest of Palestinian MP Ibrahim Dahbour who has recently been released from administrative detention; what representations...

      Asia Bibi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last made representations to the government of Pakistan to secure the safe passage of Asia Bibi from that country.

      Sudan: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan about (1) the harassment of the British citizen, Yousra Elbagir, after reporting for Channel Four...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Ambassador of Sudan about the reports of human rights violations, including killings, torture, rape and imprisonment of...

      Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have asked the United Nations–African Union Mission to halt its withdrawal of peacekeepers from Sudan and the handing over of its camps to the...

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they made of the number of people involved in the nationwide protests in Sudan; what assessment they have made of the scale of the current protests...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to ask the United Nations Human Rights Council to (1) reappoint a Special Rapporteur on Human Rights violations in Sudan, and (2) establish an...

      Commonwealth: Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in April 2018, what plans there are for the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement...

      Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in April 2018, when the conclusions of the scoping missions to Eswatini, Tonga and Zambia will be published.

      Africa: Economic Growth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in April 2018, what aspects of economic development in Sierra Leone and Malawi have received technical...

      Abdullah Öcalan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 11 February (HL13171), what was the outcome of their discussions with Turkish officials in...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 11 February (HL13266), how they measure whether Israeli authorities are deploying security measures...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 28 January (HL12818), how many Palestinians, including farmers and fishermen, living in Gaza have been...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood of the annexation of the West Bank by Israel.

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to raise the use of the Responsibility to Protect in order to end the siege in Gaza and to protect Gaza’s civilians at the next UN...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their current review of the global persecution of Christians, whether they will consider commissioning similar reviews about other religions or...

      Leila de Lima

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 13 February (HL13518), whether Senator Leila de Lima remains in custody in the Philippines; what...

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK High Commissioner to Sri Lanka was invited to the diplomatic briefing chaired by the Sri Lankan Minister for Foreign Affairs on 12 November 2018;...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of recent road blockages of Parliament Square on (1) St Thomas' Hospital, (2) nearby GPs surgeries, and (3) the...

    • General Practitioners: Stress

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to reduce stress levels of general practitioners.

      General Practitioners: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to fill GP vacancies in (1) Swindon, and (2) the rest of England.

      Food: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have carried out on the food safety effects of chlorine washing of (1) salad, and (2) meat, products.

  • Department for Education

    • Disabled Students' Allowances: Learning Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the undertaking in the letter from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Lord Addington on 3 December that those diagnosed with dyslexia or specific learning...

    • Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 20 February (HL13570), whether the recommendations they made to the Office for Students to reduce...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the responses to their consultation on the use of receipts from the sale of homes under Right to Buy; and when they will publish...

    • Local Government: Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the sale of a local council's assets at below market value has to be reported to (1) the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and (2) the...

      Local Government: Basildon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Basildon Borough Council sought advice from ministers or officials at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding the sale of...

      Local Government: Basildon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to appoint auditors to investigate the sale by Basildon Borough Council of a plot of land for development for £1, having...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether in discussions with the EU on the Future Combat Air System the EU indicated any intention to produce a carrier capable variant.

  • Home Office

    • Syria: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development will continue to contribute funds to the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme when the current scheme...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a request from the government of the United States to include access to (1) NHS supplies, and (2) the meat supply market in any future...

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