Written answers

Monday, 4 March 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Tuberculosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of (a) treatment and (b) support for people with with tuberculosis.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse was of the NHS treating preventable alcohol-related injuries in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to increase the number of places on the PrEP Impact Trial in (a) England and (b) Brentford and Isleworth constituency.

      Allergies: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) men and (b) women have died from anaphylaxis; and of those how many had an epinephrine autoinjector administered prior to...

      Eating Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when NHS England plans to answer the Freedom of Information request submitted by the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme on 21 January...

      Prescriptions: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, why NHS prescription forms have not been updated to include people in receipt of universal credit who are entitled to free prescriptions.

      Prescriptions: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many individuals have been wrongly issued with NHS prescription fines due to prescription forms not being updated to include...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the total number of care home beds available in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the...

      Epilepsy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made any assessment of the reasons for shortages of the Epilim Chrono (sodium valproate) drug available to...

      Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of homes that will be built as a result of the sale of NHS assets held by Wirral University...

      Dementia: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan, what proportion of the £4.5 billion allocated to community care will be disbursed to...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to increase the number of social care workers trained to level Tier 2 of the Dementia Training Standards...

      Mental Health Services: Merseyside

      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) Wirral and (b)...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Digital figures for the number of detentions under the Mental Health Act for 2017-18 referred to on page 11 of...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 28 of the CQC report entitled Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2017-18, what steps he is taking to reduce the...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the civil service briefing entitled Introduction to no deal adult social care planning, as reported by The Guardian on...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) briefings and (b) advice his Department has provided to social care providers on the potential effect on that sector of the UK...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of local authorities' capacity to take over the social care of people if the existing providers of that care fail.

      Tongue-tie

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to enable more midwifes to be qualified tongue tie practitioners.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of whether the Information Sharing to Tackle Violence scheme is fully compliant with data...

      Prostate Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to introduce high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy for prostate cancer more widely through the NHS.

      Autism: Psychiatric Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve support for autism in inpatient mental health facilities.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to extend routine cervical screening to women aged 65 and over.

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of services provided by local authorities to help people give up smoking.

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations his Department has received from local authorities on services provided by councils to help people give up smoking...

      NHS: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his department has made of the total amount in interim financial support loans given to NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts...

      Midwives and Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 February 2019 to Question 220908 on Nurses: Training, if he will place in the Library a list of the...

      Radiotherapy: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is no disruption to the quality assurance of radiotherapy clinical trials and...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to undertake a public consultation on the proposed review of NHS performance times.

      Psychiatric Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2019 to Question 220201 on Hospitals: Transport, by what date all of the new mental health vehicles...

      NHS: Drugs and Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference article entitled, How will Brexit affect health services in the UK? An updated evaluation, published in the Lancet on 27...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has put in place a target for the national average rate of childhood obesity by the end of the current Parliament; and if he...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made a comparative assessment of the level of up-take of the winter flu jab in 2018 among people in (a) lower and (b)...

  • Prime Minister

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she raised the conflict in Yemen with her Saudi Arabian counterpart at the EU-Arab Summit in Sharm El Sheikh on 24-25 February 2019.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money has accrued to the public purse as a result of the benefits freeze in (a) each parliamentary constituency (b) Scotland, (c)...

    • Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will provide an update on the Government's plans to reform bereavement support payments.

      Employment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to introduce a central employment forum for people on the Autistic Spectrum, to match skill sets and employer needs.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State on 25 February 2019, Official Report, column 33, when her Department plans to...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2019 to Question 223480 on Social Security Benefits: Fraud, what estimate her Department has made of the...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2019 to Question 216934, on Universal Credit: Disqualification, how many universal credit claimants have...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people her Department has helped through its Universal Support Assisted Digital Service.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding has been allocated to the Help to Claim Scheme.

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to what extent auditors of health assessment reports on claimants of personal independence payment are independent from her Department.

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the guidance provided to her Department's decision makers on the management of benefit entitlements for EU nationals with...

      Universal Credit: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to help homeless applicants make a claim for universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have benefited from the provisions under section 119 (3) (a) and (b) of the Universal Credit Regulations...

      Jobcentre Plus: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training has been provided to Jobcentre Plus staff in the (a) UK and (b) Easington Constituency to support (i) people with autism and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of bringing forward the increase of the maximum period for recovery of universal credit...

      Universal Credit: Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the need for reasonable adjustments for vulnerable universal credit claimants, who cannot read or write, to...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Attorney General on the legal implications of the judicial review into complaints in relation to the...

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department notifies surviving spouses about their entitlement to Bereavement Support Payment as a matter of routine; and how long...

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the take-up rate for Bereavement Support Payment in each of the last five years.

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have received their full entitlement to Bereavement Support Payment in each of the last five years; and how many people have...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any records pertaining to the historical arrears-only cases from the 1993 and 2003 Child Maintenance Schemes been destroyed, deleted...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much in arrears accrued under the historical arrears-only cases from the 1993 and 2003 Child Maintenance Schemes has been written-off...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessments are undertaken to ensure that decisions to classify immigration cases as complex comply with the Equality Act 2010.

    • Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to Question 193518 of 20 November 2018 tabled by the hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey.

      National Crime Agency: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2019 to Question 221553 on National Crime Agency: Brexit, since what date has leave for the month of...

      Sexual Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to improve evidence gathering and ensure that the Crown Prosecution Service receives actionable evidence in...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers live in (a) National Asylum Support Service accommodation and (b) other accommodation.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the average length of time that an applicant for asylum has to wait for a decision.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2019 to Question 213222, whether dual Irish/EU nationals who are also British citizens are eligible to...

      Home Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the guidance entitled, Procurement policy note 03/14: measures to promote tax compliance, published on 6 February 2014,...

      Traffic Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the total number of traffic officers in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the UK in each...

      Police Pursuits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish the results of his Department's consultation on police pursuits; and if he will make a statement.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the planned locations are for the ID Document scanners for the EU citizens settlement scheme for users unable to access an Android...

      Identification of Criminals: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police forces in England and Wales were using facial recognition software as of January 2019.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of (a) vessels and (b) personnel patrolling the English Channel in relation...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the effect on rights under the Good Friday Agreement of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

  • Treasury

    • Private Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the most recent calculations of average rents for two bedroom homes in each of the 152 Broad Rental Market Areas that have been used to...

    • Company Cars: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of grey fleet vehicles that (a) are in use and (b) will be in use after the introduction of...

      Public Works Loan Board

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many loans were made by the Public Works Loan Board to local authorities; on what dates the loans were made; and what the (a) value and (b) purpose was...

      Beverage Containers: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 3.59 of the Budget 2018 Red Book, what the evidential basis was for his Department concluding that a levy on all cups would not...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of HMRC's (a) powers and (b) resources to investigate tax-avoidance enablers.

      Employers' Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing employer contributions to public pensions from 2020-21 in the next Spending Review.

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Bank of England, (b) Financial Conduct Authority and (c) Payment Systems Regulator on the availability of...

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the harm caused by high interest payday loans.

      Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many fines the Financial Conduct Authority has issued against payday lenders in the past year.

      Tax Evasion: Prosecutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases HMRC has referred to the CPS in each year since 2010.

      Taxation: Tribunals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax tribunal cases HMRC has lost in each year since 2010.

      Revenue and Customs: Unpaid Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much HMRC has been owed in unpaid penalties in each year since 2010.

      Tax Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the contribution to the public purse from the work of the HMRC specialist unit for collecting tax from high net worth...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many high net worth individuals HMRC investigated in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014, (f) 2015, (g) 2016, (h) 2017 and (i) 2018.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 18 February 2019 to Question 221022 on Tax Avoidance, whether it has always been HMRC's policy that nobody would be forced to...

      Treasury: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the guidance entitled, Procurement policy note 03/14: measures to promote tax compliance, published on 6 February 2014, how many...

      Taxation: Tribunals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax tribunal appeals failed in each year since 2010.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of historical tax avoidance HMRC has outstanding.

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies with (a) assets over £2 billion or (b) a turnover of over £200 million have published their tax strategy.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the amount of money that would accrue to the public purse annually as a result of tariffs on imports from non-EU...

      Community Housing Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government on extending the Homes England Community Housing...

      Home Shopping: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a online sales tax.

      Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the of the effect of air passenger duty on (a) developing and (b) maintaining aviation routes to (i) priority and (ii)...

      UK Asset Resolution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria in terms of protection for long-term holders of former Northern Rock mortgages were established by UK Asset Resolution before conducting such...

      Northern: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the cost to the economy of the North West of delays and cancellations by Northern Rail.

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the UK's financial contribution to the EU since 24 June 2016.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • D-Day Landings: Anniversaries

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

    • Social Media: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the policies that social media companies employ to prevent the abuse of...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2019 to Question 223803 on Voluntary Work: Young People, if the Government will publish...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 74 of the Government's August 2018 Civil Society Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to work...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 112 of the Government's August 2018 Civil Society Strategy, what steps he has taken to (a) develop new...

      Leisure: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities in England and Wales that have been unable to meet their...

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the target is for digital inclusion.

      Cybercrime: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many businesses have taken up the Cyber Essentials Scheme.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 16 of the Government's August 2018 Civil Society Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to work...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 113 of the Government's August 2018 Civil Society Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many officials from (a) his Department and (b) the Office for Civil Society have been moved from their normal duties to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to respond to the letter of 14 January 2019 from the right hon. Member for North Norfolk on the security of the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Connect Airways: Flybe

      To ask Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the treatment of shareholders by Flybe during the purchasing of its working assets by the...

    • Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made on creating a UK cosmetics portal as part of preparations for the UK leaving the EU.

      Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department is having with the cosmetics industry on implications for that industry of the UK...

      Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is providing financial support to the cosmetics industry as part of preparations for the UK...

      Minimum Wage: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons his Department has not published the names of the companies who have underpaid the national minimum...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff in his Department are working on minimum wage enforcement.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on consumer energy prices of the UK leaving the EU (a)...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 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, with reference to the Buildings Research Establishment interim report entitled Fire performance of cladding materials...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the value of the contract awarded by his Department to the Buildings Research Establishment was for research and...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the interim report of the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for his Department entitled Fire...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what monitoring takes place to ensure that local authorities are fulfilling their duties in ensuring that new...

      Homelessness: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what long-term funding is available for tackling homelessness in Newcastle.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the effect on (a) value for money and (b) service provision of...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 224343 on Buildings: Insulation, for what reasons there has...

      Philip Morris International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what meetings (a) Ministers, and (b) officials of his Department, have had with representatives working on behalf of...

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations his Department has received from local authorities on services provided by councils to help...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the total spending under the Rough Sleeping Initiative in each month in the...

      Homelessness: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to reduce homelessness in London.

      Homelessness: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what long-term funding is available for tackling homelessness in Liverpool City Region.

      Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a comprehensive review of the town centre first policy.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 224343 on Buildings: Insulation, for what reason the bespoke...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 224346 on Buildings: Insulation, what plans his Department has...

      Multiple Occupation: Birmingham Edgbaston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2019 to Question 202108 on Multiple Occupation, what estimate he has made of the...

      *No heading*

      What steps his Department is taking to ensure that safety standards are maintained when residences are created under permitted development.

      *No heading*

      What his policy is on house building on the green belt.

      *No heading*

      What plans his Department has to support local authorities in the delivery of services.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • World War I and World War II: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department holds information on war service gratuity payments that were made at the end of the First and Second World Wars to service...

    • Armed Forces: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many drug tests have been administered in the (a) Royal Air Force and (b) Royal Navy in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many compensation payments of £500 or less were made to armed forces service complainants in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps is he taking to support SMEs in the Defence supply chain to develop innovative technologies.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK RC-135W Rivet Joint aircraft are operating over Yemen in support of the Saudi-led coalition.

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Type 31e frigates which are due to be built will form part of the carrier strike.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government plans to allocate funding for the purchase of F-35A or F-35B aircraft; and what assessment he has made of the implications of...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the guidance entitled, Procurement policy note 03/14: measures to promote tax compliance, published on 6 February 2014, how many...

      India: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with NATO allies on the security situation between India and Pakistan.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to the letter of 14 January 2019 from the right hon. Member for North Norfolk on the security of the UK’s communications...

      Military Aid: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessments have required ministerial approval from his Department in each financial year since 2015-16.

      Veterans: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the number of UK veterans who have committed suicide (a) in the most recent year for which information is...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which Governments have asked the UK Government for concessions on human rights standards in talks on the conclusion of bilateral trade deals.

    • Trade Agreements: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, the concessions on human rights standards what have been requested by the Governments of other countries in talks with the UK Government on...

      Developing Countries: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he has had with the UN Secretary General on UK funding of fossil fuel projects overseas.

      Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 18 February 2019 to Question 220155, which countries from the human rights priority list were invited to and...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of his Department organising (a) UK, (b) overseas events, (c) overseas missions...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether he has plans to classify fibromyalgia as a disability.

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the addition of a third runway at Heathrow Airport on noise pollution levels in the Woking...

    • Crossrail: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of the current Crossrail engineers and construction teams were under contract to transfer to work on HS2 after the planned opening of...

      Railway Stations: Leigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to site any new railway station for Leigh in Wigan borough.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been disbursed from the public purse on barristers' legal fees and expenses for work relating to High Speed Two to (a) James Eadie QC,...

      High Speed Two Railway Line: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2019 to Question 221779, High Speed Two: Lancaster, if he will meet (a) the hon. Member for Lancaster and...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people (a) charged and (b) found guilty of traffic offences in the UK in each year since 2010.

      Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to allocate funding to local authorities to implement Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans.

      Cycling: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cyclists died as a result of road traffic incident in (a) West Derby, (b) Merseyside and (c) the UK in each year since 2010.

      Speed Limits: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a reduction in speed limits outside schools from 30 mph to 20 mph on the level of road traffic...

      Southeastern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of trains on the Southeastern rail network have been delayed in the last 12 months; and what proportion of those delayed trains were...

      Road Traffic Offences: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many pedestrians were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in traffic incidents outside of schools in (i) Merseyside and (ii) England in each of...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has allocated to promote awareness of road safety for children in each of the last 10 years.

      Cherwell Valley Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2019 to Question 206853 on Cherwell Valley Railway Line: Electrification, for what reasons that answer did not...

      Taxis: Guide Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints his Department has received in each of the last five years on mini cab drivers refusing service to customers with guide dogs.

      Northern: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people in the North-West have (a) applied for and (b) received compensation from Northern Rail for (i) delays and (ii) cancellations to services.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what correspondence he has received from London TravelWatch on reviewing the criteria for ticket office opening hours; and if he will place a copy of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • World War I and World War II: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department holds information on war service gratuity payments made at the end of the First and Second World Wars to...

    • China: Pandas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Chinese government on the protection of pandas.

      Nicaragua: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on civil society organisations in Nicaragua of the closure of the Information Center...

      Bangladesh: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met with the Bangladesh High Commissioner to the Court of St. James.

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his counterpart in the German Government on the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, and if...

      Libya: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent to which arms were shipped from the Libyan port of Benghazi to Syria in 2012-13; who...

      India: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of relations between India and Pakistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Libya: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the Government has spent on programmes based in Libya aimed at countering irregular migration from that country; who...

      INF Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many ground-based weapons have been destroyed under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

      Russia: INF Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date was the latest material breach of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty by Russia.

      Russia: INF Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the timeframe is for Russia to comply with the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty after that country's latest material breach.

      Russia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in what (a) multi-lateral and (b) bi-lateral fora he holds discussions with his Russian counterpart.

      Burma: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Myanmar on the role of the military in the peace process in that country.

      Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff within his Department are at risk of redundancy under the current facility management contract held by...

      Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department was made aware of any financial insecurities when awarding a new contract to Interserve in 2018 that...

      Interserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Interserve on their decision to impose contractual changes with respect to pay dates to its...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the guidance entitled, Procurement policy note 03/14: measures to promote tax compliance, published on 6...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter of 14 January 2019 from the right hon. Member for North Norfolk on the security of the...

      Turkey: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the Turkish Government’s treatment of (a) members of the Alevi community and (b) other...

      Turkey: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has his Turkish counterpart on (a) the treatment of Alevis in the Turkish prison system and (b)...

      Kashmir: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking help resolve the hostilities in Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.

      Kashmir: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to discuss with his Indian and Pakistani counterparts the current situation in Kashmir; and if he will make a...

      USA: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential risk to UK citizens working as journalists in the US.

      Kashmir: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterparts in India and Pakistan on immediately reducing tensions in that region.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which (a) for-profit private companies and (b) private contractors received official development assistance for the (i) delivery of...

    • Overseas Aid: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much UK funding is allocated to the Department for Combating Illegal Migration in Libya; from which UK Department that budget is...

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in her Department have been seconded to support projects related to the UK leaving the EU (a) within her Department and...

      Developing Countries: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to collect data on marginalised religious or belief groups in countries in which her Department operates in a...

      Burma: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's press release entitled UK aid protecting women from trafficking in Burma – and helping them...

      Burma: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's press release entitled UK aid protecting women from trafficking in Burma – and helping them...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Sheffield Hallam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to increase the level infrastructure spending on schools in Sheffield Hallam constituency.

    • Teachers: Pay

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

      Teachers: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to tackle increasing levels of stress and of mental health issues experienced by primary and secondary school teachers and head teachers.

      Schools: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to introduce statutory annual surveys for school staff in (a) primary, (b) secondary schools and (c) colleges.

      Children and Young People: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure sufficient capacity for children and young people with vision impairments to be assessed by education and...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of ring-fencing funding for low incidence high needs children, including those with a vision...

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of UK schools that undertook (a) the partial removal of asbestos and (b) the total removal of...

      Students: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions his Department has had with universities on steps they can take to reduce levels of sexual misconduct towards students.

      Social Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the February 2019 report by Action for Children and others which linked...

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to (a) collect data on the wellbeing of every primary and secondary school in England and Wales and (b) publish that data in a...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much central Government funding childcare providers receive for providing free childcare to three and four-year-olds.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what records his Department holds on the socio-economic background of those claiming free childcare for three and four-year-olds.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether additional funding will be provided for supply teachers while permanent staff undertake the accelerated teaching programme.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government will meet the costs of changes associated with employer contributions to the Teachers' Pensions Schemes for maintained nursery...

      Apprentices: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking with the Institute of Apprenticeships to ensure that the required end-point assessments are available for new apprenticeships...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the capacity of the schools budget to accommodate a pay increase of two per cent as recommended by the School Teachers'...

      Pre-school Education: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his Answer of 21 February 2019 to Question 222632, on Pre-school Education: Closures, what estimate he has made of the number of children...

      Free School Meals: Primary Education

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

      Extended Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 223144, which Minister is responsible for policy on play services for children aged six and...

      Social Mobility Commission: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for the Social Mobility Commission’s statutory annual report entitled State of the nation 2018 to be published.

      Local Authorities: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many supported internships have been completed by local authority.

      Local Authorities: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment has been made of the adequacy of the availability of supported internships in each local authority.

  • Leader of the House

    • Ethnic Groups: China

      To ask the Leader of the House, what recent discussions she has had with the Foreign Secretary on the situation of Uyghur Muslims in China.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Livestock: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect rare breeds of UK (a) cattle, (b) sheep and (c) pigs.

    • Air Pollution: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Mayor of London on tackling air pollution in London.

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on the introduction of a national deposit return scheme.

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has met with major supermarkets to discuss (a) reducing plastic packaging and (b) introducing deposit return...

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to address the problem of plastic waste at design and manufacture level.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to provide financial support to expand the UK fisheries sector following the UK’s...

      Food: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage food manufacturers to reduce the use of plastic.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what legislative proposals his Department plans to bring forward to address the decline in biodiversity.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress his Department has made in implementing the 25-Year Environment Plan.

      Reservoirs: South of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report entitled, PR19 initial assessment of plans: South East Water company, published by Ofwat in...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on the new £70 million flood defences scheme.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to preserve rare and native breeds by categorising genetic resources as public goods.

      Microplastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) prevent microplastics from entering the natural environment and (b) tackle the...

      Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to phase out the (a) production and (b) use of unneeded plastics.

      Sea Bass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department will take to tackle the problem of illegal landing of undersized bass; and for what reason the...

      Air Pollution: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Liverpool City Region Mayor on tackling air pollution in the Liverpool City...

      Packaging: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the amount of excessive and unnecessary packaging materials being used; and if he will...

      Palm Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce domestic demand for palm oil in the biofuel and food industries; and if he...

      Palm Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the sustainability of palm oil production; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • European University Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he is taking in negotiations with his EU counterparts to ensure the UK’s continued membership of the European...

    • European University Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether it remains the Government’s assessment that the UK will automatically leave the European University Institute...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether extending Article 50 would lead to a requirement to hold elections in the UK to the European Parliament.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the guidance entitled, Procurement policy note 03/14: measures to promote tax compliance, published on 6 February...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has to negotiate a separate transition period with the EU in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on negotiations on fishing policy...

  • Attorney General

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many cases have been passed to the CPS by the police which the CPS has decided not to pursue (a) in each region and (b) at CPS Direct in each year since 2009.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Homicide: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many UK citizens have been convicted in England and Wales for the (a) murder and (b) manslaughter of a UK citizen overseas.

    • Sexual Offences: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the use of compulsory compensation orders in ensuring that adult survivors of childhood...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contingency plans his Department has put in place in the event of future probation and courts IT systems failure.

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on enabling coroners to access departmental information to determine whether...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Funerals: Duchy of Cornwall and Duchy of Lancaster

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance he provides to local authorities in the Duchies of (a) Lancaster and (b) Cornwall on procedures relating to the estates of people for...

    • Grenfell Tower Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has spent on legal representation for (a) bereaved, (b) survivor and (c) local resident core participants since the...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make is his policy to implement any recommendations from the contaminated blood inquiry.

      Early Years Ministerial Group On Family Support

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions the ministerial group on family support has met since its inception on 27 July 2018.

      Early Years Ministerial Group On Family Support

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials are assigned to work on the Ministerial Group on family support for conception to age two from the (a) Office of the Leader of the...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the proportion changes in income for each income quintile from the financial year 2017 to financial year 2018.

      Cabinet Office: Mass Media

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's Rapid Response Unit.

      Cervical Cancer: Older People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many women aged 65 and over were diagnosed with cervical cancer in each of the last five years.

      Boundary Commission for England

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department have been tasked with preparing Orders in Council to implement recommendations of the Boundary Commission.

      Boundary Commission for England

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, by what date he has asked for Orders in Council to be prepared to implement recommendations of the Boundary Commission.

      Breast Cancer: Greater London

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths in the Central and East London area have been caused by breast cancer in each of the last five years.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • 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 currently meeting the Public Sector Apprenticeship Target of...

    • House of Commons: Apprentices

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many apprentices employed by the House of Commons are working towards a degree...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reports by OTB Engineering, published in January, and Michael Byng, published in July 2017 on the Short-Mined Tunnel...

    • Cycling and Walking: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Sugg on 22 November 2018 (HLWS1070), whether rural authorities (1) were invited to respond to, and (2) responded...

      Air Space

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Civil Aviation Authority on creating a process to downgrade the classifications of controlled airspace within the UK.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Manufactured Goods: Storage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the assessment of the Governor of the Bank of England that there may not be enough space in warehouses for UK manufacturers...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health and Care Professions Council: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conduct and findings of the consultation undertaken by the Health and Care Professions Council into its registration fees,...

    • General Practitioners: Swindon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the demand for GP services in Swindon and the surrounding commuter area that would be caused by any closure of...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 27 November 2018 (HL11475), what assessment they have made of (1) the proportion of...

  • Department for International Development

    • South Sudan: Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations made in the report by Oxfam Born to Be Married: Addressing child, early and forced marriage in...

    • Libya: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent assessment of the conditions for refugees and migrants (1) detained in Libya, and (2) prevented from crossing the...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is full access for humanitarian aid providers in southern Syria; and whether they anticipate that conditions will...

  • Treasury

    • Banks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that each town and large village retains at least one branch of a mainstream bank.

    • Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of revenue that was raised from online gambling in each year between 2010 and 2018.

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the letter concerning the impact of Brexit on people and places in poverty from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Shelter, Trussell...

      Debts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 2 August 2018 (HL9831), when they expect the Breathing Space debt scheme to be fully established.

      Premium Bonds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they allow individuals to leave their premium bonds to beneficiaries in their wills; and if not, why not.

      Banks: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help increase diversity and ethnic minority representation in the UK banking sector.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their devolution framework will seek to empower local government with the powers and funding necessary to boost local economies and create excellent places...

    • Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the responses to their social housing green paper consultation; and when they intend to publish their conclusions on the...

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the 2017–18 Devolution Annual Reports as required by the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016.

      Controlling Migration Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the £1.75 million allocated to the Controlling Migration Fund has been distributed to local authorities to help refugees find permanent housing.

      Empty Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of empty homes in the England; and what steps they intend to take to reduce the number of such...

      Social Rented Housing: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the quality of social housing used for refugees.

      Housing: Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and its operation in regard to (1) asylum accommodation, and (2)...

      Retail Trade: Urban Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any disparity in high street rent rates between large chains and small businesses; what is the reason for any such difference in...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Combined Cadet Force: Air Force

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Combined Cadet Force Royal Air Force cadets (1) applied to attend, and (2) were allocated places at Easter and summer camps to be held at Royal Air...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the difficulty faced by public service providers in differentiating between citizens of other EU countries who have (1) applied...

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in care in England are citizens of other European countries and do not have dual nationality with the UK; and what steps are they taking to...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what monitoring and oversight systems are in place to check the accuracy and reliability of automated checks on applications for settled status by EU citizens in...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the failure of any applicant for settled status by EU citizens in the UK to take out comprehensive health insurance will have any impact on the decision...

      Immigration: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a person under the age of 18 can apply for settled status in the UK if none of their parents are able or willing to do so, or otherwise.

      Hazardous Substances: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for explosive precursors and poisons licences have not been granted within one month of application in the last year.

      Hazardous Substances: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of explosive precursors and poisons licences are granted within one month of receipt of the application.

      Hazardous Substances: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all applications for explosive precursors and poisons licences receive written confirmation of receipt and subsequent correspondence receives a reply...

      Extradition: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to negotiate new post-Brexit extradition arrangements with EU countries.

      Cannabis: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 February (HL13376), how many applications for licences to cultivate high THC cannabis...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Far East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in negotiations to advance post-Brexit trading relations with (1) Japan, and (2) China.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many mobile phone gambling apps were registered in the UK in each year between 2010 and 2018.

    • Libraries Taskforce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they intend to provide to the Libraries Taskforce, now that Arts Council England has assumed responsibility for its work, and given that its current...

      Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Charity Commission is required to make public the advice and guidance it gives to charities where it has determined that the charity has been in breach...

      Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of whether the Charity Commission can use the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to refuse to disclose to a complainant the...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many online gambling businesses were registered in total in the UK in each year between 2010 and 2018; and of those, how many were newly registered in each of...

      Tourism: Trade Competitiveness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the UK will remain competitive in the tourism sector in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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