Written answers

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the new Old Oak Common station will provide an efficient interchange for passengers travelling between Wales and the north of the UK; what...

    • Railways: Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that train companies have effective accessibility plans for passengers with (a) learning disabilities...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the shipping industry of compliance with the International Maritime Organisation’s 0.5 per cent...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from the shipping industry on the International Maritime Organisation’s 0.5 per cent cap on the sulphur...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of High Speed Two; and what recent assessment he has made of the value for money of that project.

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of using the budget allocated to High Speed Two to instead invest in (a) regional transport...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of (a) open and (b) closed loop scrubbers on annual levels of greenhouse gas content in exhaust fumes...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of international trends in the regulation of exhaust gas cleaning systems in the shipping industry.

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing mandatory disability equality training for licensed taxicab and minicab drivers.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • European Research Council and Marie Curie Fellowships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2019 to Question 220988 on Research: EU Action, with which stakeholders is he...

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the extent to which energy suppliers will fulfil the smart meter roll-out of SMETS2 by 2020.

      Manufacturing Industries: Robots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of UK factories that used robots in the manufacturing process...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Hebron

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the decision of the Israeli Prime Minister to expel the...

    • Nigeria: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the conduct of the 2019 Nigerian elections, and if he will make a statement.

      North Korea: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US Administration on the summit in Vietnam between the US President and...

      Hong Kong: Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the Chief Executive of Hong Kong on that Government's amendment of its extradition laws to...

      Christianity: Oppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what budget has been allocated to the independent review of his Department's work on supporting persecuted Christians.

      Christianity: Oppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which studies informed his statement at the launch of the independent review of his Department's work in supporting persecuted...

      Nigeria: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of UK aid in tackling human trafficking in Nigeria.

      India: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the human rights implications of the four killings by Indian military and paramilitary forces...

      India: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of reports of revenge violence and revenge evictions against people of Kashmiri origin in India...

      Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will (a) collate and (b) publish data on the number of Britons poisoned by carbon monoxide when holidaying overseas.

      Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will help to protect Britons holidaying overseas from carbon monoxide poisoning by establishing a programme advising them...

      Christianity: Oppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will convene an emergency international summit, hosted in London, to co-ordinate a response to the attacks on Christians...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his Nigerian counterpart on (a) the rescue of Leah Sharibu and other people kidnapped by Boko...

      Burma: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the rights of Christian minorities in Burma.

      Philippines: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Phillipines on the steps being taken to support an end to...

      Zimbabwe: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he is making to the Zimbabwean Government on respecting the rights of protesters.

      British Overseas Territories: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on UK nationals running for office in the Overseas Territories.

      Tanzania: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to strengthen the UK's diplomatic relationship with Tanzania.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it remains Government policy to relinquish control of the Chagos Islands after they are no longer required for defence...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the public purse of adding a test for 22q11 deletion syndrome to the...

    • Learning Disability and Autism: Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with what steps his Department is taking to ensure that provisions relating to the (a) health inequalities and (b) life expectancy of...

      Weather: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons there was a high level of excess winter deaths in 2017-18; and what plans he (a) put in place to reduce those deaths in...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much has been spent by (a) his Department, (b) Clinical Commissioning Groups and (c) NHS Trusts in each of the last 10 years on...

      Migrant Workers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the potential effect of the £30,000 salary threshold on NHS and care...

      Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to consult (a) the third sector and (b) patient groups in the development of the (a) workforce implementation...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the National Cancer Advisory Group’s annual progress report on the Cancer Strategy.

      Naproxen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2019 to Question 205406 on Naproxen, what progress has been made on securing additional deliveries of...

      NHS: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the annual cost of fraud in the NHS.

      NHS: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many individuals the NHS Counter Fraud Authority has (a) investigated and (b) pursued charges against since its establishment in 2017.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral Answer of 19 February 2019, Official Report, column 1315, on Leaving the EU: Contingency Planning, how his...

      Pharmacy: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish the outcome of the consultation on Pharmacy legislation on dispensing errors and organisational...

      Nicotine Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of prescriptions dispensed in the community for nicotine replacement therapy in each year since 2010.

      Nicotine Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how his Department records prescriptions for nicotine replacement therapy dispensed in hospital; how many such prescriptions were...

      Medicine: Research

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

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals for the introduction of compulsory calorie information on restaurant menus.

      Skin Cancer: Sunbeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential correlation between the use of sunbeds for tanning the risk of skin cancer; and if he...

      Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the proportion of cancer patients in England received radiotherapy as part of their primary treatment in 2018.

      Tomography: Inhealthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the contract for PET-CT scanning in Oxfordshire was awarded to InHealth and not Oxford University Hospitals Trust.

  • Department for International Development

    • Unrwa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it remains the Government's policy to continue to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

    • Measles: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of measles cases throughout the world.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of UK schools with internet speeds of (a) less than 10 Mbps, (b) between 10 and 30 Mbps and...

    • Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the average of real terms per pupil funding for 5-16 year olds in England in (a) 2000-2010, and (b) 2011-2018.

      Schools: Birmingham Selly Oak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the commitment in Budget 2018, when schools in Birmingham, Selly Oak constituency will receive the one-off capital payment of...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what schools are able to spend their one-off capital payment announced in Budget 2018 on.

      Schools: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of schools in (a) Wallasey, (b) Wirral and (c) Merseyside with internet speeds of (i) less...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to make childcare more accessible in North Herefordshire.

      Roads: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on educating young people on road safety.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure that (a) people on teacher training courses are trained in dealing with children with additional learning needs and...

      Teachers: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) paid and (b) unpaid overtime hours worked by teachers in each year since 2010.

      Secondary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of children in the UK applying for a secondary school place who were accepted by their first...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been given a custodial sentence for death by careless driving; and what is the average length of term for those sentences in each...

    • Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been unable to attend court as a prosecution witness due to (a) childcare, (b) lost earnings from employment and (c) difficulty...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what is the shortest amount of time that must be served in prison by an offender who is sentenced to (a) four weeks, (b) three months, (c) six months...

      Shoplifting: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of previous offences for theft from a shop or stall was for a person convicted of a further offence of theft from a shop or...

      Administration of Justice: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the probation and courts IT systems failure that occurred in January 2019.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Civil Service People Survey 2018, published in December 2018, what steps his Department is taking to address staff concerns on the...

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts have closed since 1 January 2009; on what dates those court buildings were sold; and what the value was of each of those sales.

      Paramedical Staff: Small Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February to Question 218376 on Paramedical Staff: Small Claims, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Oil and Natural Gas: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he plans to review UK Export Finance policy on awarding funds to support businesses involved in oil and gas schemes globally.

    • Exports: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Exporting is Great publicity campaign in the last year in (a) digital and...

      Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the trade agreement between the UK and Israel, what steps he is taking to deepening the bilateral trading relationship.

      Free Trade: Mexico

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress his Department has made on a free trade agreement with Mexico after the UK leaves the EU.

      Free Trade: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a Commonwealth free trade area after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress is being made on house building in each of the garden cities, towns and villages supported by the Government.

    • Build Out Rates Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to respond to the Independent Review of Build Out.

      Housing Infrastructure Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 222600 on Housing Infrastructure Fund, if he will publish the...

      Housing Infrastructure Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 222600 on Housing Infrastructure Fund, if he will publish the...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to help leaseholders with onerous leases.

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to record the number of Section 21 notices served to tenants.

      Leasehold: Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to collect and publish data on the ground rents paid by leaseholders.

      Councillors: Candidates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government response to the Disqualification criteria for councillors and mayors consultation,...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on meeting the 2020 target for numbers of personnel in the armed forces.

    • Army: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of personnel in the army on defence capacity; and whether he has plans to review the...

      Veterans: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has held with counterparts in the governments of Commonwealth member states on the payment of compensation to African...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what evidence her Department bases its claim that universal credit sanctions support claimants into work.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Automation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2019 to Question 220956, what the nature of the work is of the (a) 15 automations in use and (b) 11...

  • Home Office

    • Migrant Workers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the consultation on the £30,000 salary threshold will commence; and whether that consultation will take into account the views of...

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken to promote the EU Settlement Scheme to EU nationals resident in the UK.

      Home Office: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which of his Department's premises do not operate a no-smoking policy.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2019 to Question 223965 on Home Office: staff, how long each of the three contingent workers that have...

      Home Office: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of February 28 to Question 223969 on Home Office: Employment Agencies223969, what the (a) start and (b) end dates are...

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2019 to Question 223140 on Home Office: Staff, if he will publish a list of the companies that are...

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2019 to Question 223140 on Home Office: Staff, under which frameworks those suppliers were contracted.

      Home Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on improving the transparency and effectiveness of his...

      Fires: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of (a) trends in fire-related deaths and (b) the adequacy of future funding for the Fire and Rescue Service.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the findings of Dame Judith Hackitt’s May 2018 Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, what steps his...

      Fires: Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps his Department has taken to tackle (a) wildfires and (b) other fires caused by environmental factors.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to section 66 of the Immigration Act 2014, what the timeframe is for his Department to undertake a review of his powers to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of negotiating a series of bilateral agreements on citizens' rights and other...

  • Treasury

    • Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on the public purse of a delay to the UK leaving the EU.

    • Film: Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the film production companies in each geographical region that claimed corporation in the last financial year.

      Civil Servants: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many crown servants abroad claimed foreign service allowance in the last 12 months for which information is available.

      Professional Organisations: Subscriptions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the professional subscriptions that are currently exempt from income tax.

      Company Cars: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to tackle the financial effect of the introduction of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure on company car drivers.

      Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Department for International Trade on the importance of developing new aviation routes to new and emerging markets.

      Taxation: Mediation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many FTE staff employed by HMRC work on issues related to tax mediation in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many FTE staff employed by HMRC are working on issues related to international tax avoidance in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many FTE staff employed by HMRC are working on issues related to tackling smuggling in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Bank Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has plans to reform the cap on interchange rate fees for card payments introduced in the Interchange Fee Regulation 2016 from a...

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to assist the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association to deliver its 2018 Plug-in Pledge that will see its members' combined...

    • Department for Transport: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which sub-central public bodies associated with the Department of Transport are within scope of Regulation 113 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 requiring...

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 21 February (HL13574), what they have spent or committed, in staff, consultancy and other costs, on...

      Air Pollution: Hounslow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the (1) number of deaths that can be attributed to poor air quality in the London Borough of Hounslow; and (2) impact of...

      Seaborne Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 21 February (HL13660), whether any Ministers or officials have met representatives or agents of Arklow Shipping...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they have received from representations they have made on behalf of (1) Pastor John Cao, (2) Mussie Ezaz, (3) Imran Ghafur Masih, (4) Mussie Eyob,...

    • Libya: Freezing of Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that representatives of the Republic of Libya have been lobbying permanent members of the UN Security Council to seek a...

      Syria: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are objecting to Turkish acts of implied sovereignty, for example, training local police and opening Post Offices in the provinces of Jarabulus, Al...

      USA: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have raised with the government of the United States the decision announced by the United States' Secretary of State in October 2018 to...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Israel’s planned decision to confiscate funds allocated by the Palestinian Authority to Palestinians who...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about its reported intention to demolish two homes, a barn, a nature reserve and a playground...

      Israeli Settlements: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about (1) threats of violence, and (2) actual violence reportedly made by settlers towards...

      Israeli Settlements: Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the environmental damage caused by settlers to the West Bank in particular regard to olive trees, water resources, land...

      Gaza: Travel Restrictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about that government denying permits to cancer patients to leave Gaza for treatment elsewhere in...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of attacks on schools by Israeli settlers and Israeli forces in the West Bank and the impact of such attacks on...

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding allegations that that government are applying fake United Nations logos to Sudanese...

      Nigeria: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund was used to finance the construction of a £700,000 prison wing in Nigeria; and if so, for what purpose.

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Advisory Opinion of 25 February from the International Court of Justice on the legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of senior NHS medical staff who have received tax demands for exceeding their Annual Allowance in tax years (1)...

    • Nurses: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of registered nurses in England who have Type 2 diabetes.

      Take-away Food: Delivery Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enforce standards of health and hygiene on online takeaway delivery companies.

      Food: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to adopt and implement the Mayor of London’s junk food advertising ban across Transport for London elsewhere in England.

      Psychiatric Hospitals: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Manzoor on 29 January (HL12882), in what format the information requested, or similar information, is available.

      Mental Illness: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to ensure the continued delivery of psychiatric medication to pharmacies in England in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the provision of Official Development Assistance is tied to the recipient of such assistance using goods and services from the UK.

  • Department for Education

    • Higher Education: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 20 February (HL13570), what regulations are in place to ensure that Higher Education institutions...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Slug Pellets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review existing research on earthworms with particular regard to the impact of slug pellets on earthworms and small birds, especially...

    • Food Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that a no-deal Brexit could have on the UK's food supplies.

  • Home Office

    • Housing: Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many private companies run government-supported accommodation for asylum seekers.

    • Housing: Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum seekers live in government-supported accommodation which has been deemed substandard.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 February (HL Deb, col 1934), what is the minimum necessary documentation required from EU...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will be providing (1) a live helpline, and (2) an email address, for EU applicants for settled status in the UK to contact for support with their...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of whether EU self-employed workers are experiencing particular difficulties in applying for settled status in the UK; and if...

      British Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the criteria for depriving British citizens of their nationality; what safeguards international law provides for such deprivation; and what additional...

      Police: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help promote diversity and ethnic minority representation in UK police forces.

      British Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a policy in place for whether any nation takes precedence over another when determining when someone with dual nationality is to be deprived of...

  • Treasury

    • Company Cars: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of maintaining company car tax rates on the transition to electric vehicles following the introduction of the...

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what monies have been returned to HM Treasury by the Northern Ireland Executive under the Budget Exchange Scheme in the form of either non-cash Resource or...

      Child Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been required to repay child benefit under the High Income Child Benefit Charge each year since that charge was introduced.

      Taxation: EU Action

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Bates on 19 January (HLWS1308) concerning the Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting of 12 February, what...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that a technical fragmentation in new Internet Protocol standards may last indefinitely, and of the impact this could...

    • Television: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the commercial impact of Brexit uncertainty on UK business marketing; and of the impact of a decline in advertising revenue...

      Basketball: Clubs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 18 January (HL Deb, cols 77GC–80GC), what plans they have to support local basketball clubs to ensure...

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