Written answers

Monday, 11 March 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Plastic Surgery: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to bring forward regulations on who is permitted to administer (a) botox injections and (b) dermal fillers.

    • Bulimia: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to combat bulimia among young people.

      Antibiotics: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan 2019-2024, how delinking the price paid for antimicrobials from the...

      NHS: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS login is fully tested and fit for launch.

      Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans does his Department has for improving health outcomes for people with long-term cognitive and behavioural difficulties caused...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what consultation his Department has undertaken on the level and appropriateness of parking fines on issued in NHS hospital car parks.

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many requests for research funding into Lyme Disease have been submitted to National Institute for Health Research health protection...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of advances in the abilities of medical practitioners to diagnose Lyme Disease; and if he will make a...

      Sanitary Protection: Educational Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with the Department for Education to provide free sanitary products in (a) secondary schools, (b)...

      NHS: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses left the NHS in each year since 2010.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to introduce access and waiting time standards for adults with an eating disorder.

      Healthy Start Scheme: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the public consultation on the healthy start welfare food scheme, announced in the paper entitled, Childhood...

      Nurses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time equivalent school nurses there were in each month since June 2010.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to reduce or eliminate hospital car parking charges for nurses, doctors and essential healthcare workers.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average annual cost to a GP's surgery is of providing NHS GP funding formula funded primary care to someone between the ages of...

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of eligible adults who have received (a) abdominal aortic aneurysm, (b) bowel,...

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the National Audit Office report entitled Investigation into the management of Health Screening, published 1 February...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the results of the consultation on mandating calorie labelling in the out-of-home sector will be published.

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding allocated to councils for respite care has been accessed to date; and what steps his Department is taking to encourage...

      Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to introduce a requirement for social care workers in England to be registered.

      Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is planning on introducing a requirement for social care workers to register with Care Quality Commission.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2019 to Question 222001, when Public Health England plans to undertake an independent academic...

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the conclusions of Independent Age into the performance of care homes...

      Health and Care Professions Council: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on staffing levels of the changes to the Health and Care Professions Council...

      Common Travel Area: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2018 to question 153188, whether the commitment to reciprocal Common Travel Area rights to health care...

  • Prime Minister

    • Crime

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to her comments of 4 March 2019 that there is no direct correlation between certain crimes and police numbers, whether she has made an assessment of...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Family support, housing and child maintenance to the Work and...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 190938, whether (a) for a closed universal credit claim there is read-only access to...

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what purposes jobcentre staff will visit claimants in hospital.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons applicants for universal credit are subject to a five week assessment period before being entitled to claim that benefit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in the most recent month for which data is available, in what proportion of universal credit assessments for working claimants was income data...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2019 to Question 223830, if he will make an estimate of the cost of finding out what proportion of...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has written to people who will be affected by the changes to pension credit entitlement which come into force on 15 May...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what powers the Child Maintenance Group has to recover funds from a parent reluctant to support their child or children; and how many times...

      Social Security Benefits: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2018 to Question 153188, Common Travel Area, whether the Government's commitment to reciprocal Common Travel...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to improve the transparency of his Department’s aid budget.

    • Visas: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he will expedite visa applications for Russian human rights defenders, journalists and civil society activists wishing to visit the...

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been issued speeding fines on the (a) M1, (b) M2, (c) M3, (d) M4, (e) M5 and (f) M6 in each of the last five years for...

      Educational Testing Service: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions his Department has had with Educational Testing Service (ETS) on ETS's allegations of cheating by overseas students...

      British Nationals Abroad: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals were deported by another country to the UK in each of the last five years for which records are available.

      Abduction: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the ability of UK police to deal with child...

      Interpol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what diplomatic steps he has taken to promote the correct usage and proper functioning of Interpol red notices among his foreign counterparts.

      Vetting: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce the time taken to process DBS checks for potential care workers.

      Entry Clearances: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when travellers from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the United States will be able to use eGates at UK ports.

      Missing Persons: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to encourage emergency services to promote the Herbert Protocol for people living with dementia in their local areas.

      Entry Clearances: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU citizens will be able to enter the UK with an EEA National identity card under current terms after the UK leaves the EU.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of online visa applications.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many spouse visas were granted on the basis of exceptional circumstances where the sponsor did not meet the minimum income requirement...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the minimum income requirement on the integration of non-EEA partners of British...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of dangerous journeys being taken by unaccompanied child refugees with family in the UK.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied minors have been resettled in the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.

      Windrush Lessons Learned Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department plans to announce the final results of the Windrush lessons learned review.

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the length of time it will take to fully compensate everyone eligible under the Windrush...

      Visas: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for Tier 2 (General) Certificate of Sponsorship have been submitted in each month since November 2018; how many of...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2019 to Question 213222 on Immigration: EU Nationals, what the differences are between the rights...

      Police: Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how may road policing officers there have been in each year since 2009.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the provision in the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 capping time spent in prison for Troubles-related offences at two years...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the effect of recent bank branch closures on (a) rural and suburban communities and (b) the community of Sheffield Hallam...

    • Financial Conduct Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to increase the accountability of the Financial Conduct Authority; and if he will make a statement.

      Financial Conduct Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's policy is on the statutory immunity of the Financial Conduct Authority in cases where it is found to have acted negligently.

      Debt Collection: Corruption

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to (a) reform and (b) tackle widespread corruption in the debt collection industry.

      Women in Finance Charter

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of widening the scope of the Women in Finance Charter to other sectors of the economy.

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference his oral contribution on 5 March 2019, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have invested in an Innovative Finance ISA; and what assessment he has made of the level of uptake of that ISA.

      Bank Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the comparative merits of flat rate Interchange Fees as opposed to fees proportional to the value of the transaction; and...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the review of the loan charge is undertaken (a) independently and (b) rigorously.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that HMRC treats people affected by the loan charge in a sensitive and supportive but appropriate way.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were employed in HMRC's Office of the General Counsel and Solicitor in each year since 2010.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of the traders identified by HMRC as being intra-EU only traders have had an EORI number issued; and how many of those EORI numbers been issued...

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support his Department is providing to Credit Unions to improve their governance policies.

      Santander Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which of his Ministers have met with officials from Santander bank in the last two years; and on what dates those meetings took place.

      Public Works Loan Board

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2019 to Question 225566 on Public Works Loan Board, what the purpose was of each loan since 2010; and if his Department...

      Taxation: Tribunals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total amount was that HMRC have paid out as a result of lost tribunal cases in each year since 2010.

      Employment: Females

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the public purse of women leaving the labour force due to the minimum income requirement.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Lotteries: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to respond to his Department's consultation on the regulation of society lotteries.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to include tackling the advertising of alcohol to children in the upcoming alcohol strategy.

      Sports and Exercise: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Sporting Future: A Strategy for an Active Nation, published in December 2015, what progress the...

      BBC: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the BBC on improving their subtitling service.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of people benefit from the free TV licence for over-75s in (a) North West Durham, (b)...

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on homeowners of energy efficiency measures required to obtain...

    • Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the economic effect on (a) local businesses and (b) local communities of...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2018 to Question 194759 on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the financial effect on local (a) businesses and (b) communities of the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether any civil servants of his Department have been redeployed from work on national minimum wage enforcement to...

      Wind Power: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of 21 November 2018 by the Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry to...

      Wind Power: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the relative cost of onshore wind as a form of energy production compared to other forms...

      Scottish Limited Partnerships: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Scottish limited partnerships have not registered a person of significant control.

      Electricity Generation: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the (a) most expensive and (b) cheapest form of electricity to produce.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Parental Leave and Parental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to extend (a) maternity and (b) paternity leave and pay for parents of (i) very sick...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of post office branches that currently have suspended services; and...

      International Labour Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the number of labour market inspectors in line with the International Labour...

      Electricity Generation: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to complete its review of evidence on levelised costs of electricity generation.

      Minimum Wage: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to increase prosecution and conviction rates for non-payment of the minimum wage.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many of the network of 11,500 post offices are currently suspended.

      Energy: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to the consumer of Ofgem's creation of Customer Engagement Groups in each energy...

      Scottish Limited Partnerships: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Scottish limited partnerships have not registered a person of significant control.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made on reducing regulation.

      Energy: Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the total amount of energy exchanged between Northern Ireland and the Republic...

      Natural Gas: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what reassurances he has received from Ofgem on the selection of members to the gas network (a) Customer Challenge and...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the transparency of all publicly funded medical research.

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the (a) number and (b) percentage of main Post Office branch closure consultations that resulted in branches remaining open.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to respond to the letter of 6 November 2018 from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central on the...

      Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2018 to Question 194025 on Housing: Solar Power, what steps his Department has...

      Post Offices: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post office branches have been relocated into retail premises in (a) North West Durham, (b) North East England...

      Post Office: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much Post Office Ltd has spent on prosecutions of sub-postmasters in cases relating to the Horizon accounting system.

      Post Office: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what approval was given by his Department for Post Office Ltd to prosecute sub-postmasters in cases relating to the...

      Post Office: Secondsight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much Post Office Ltd paid independent forensic accountants Second Sight to investigate issues relating to the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an estimate of the reduction in the level of revenue accruing to the public purse from an...

    • Housing Infrastructure Fund: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund has been allocated to be spent in (a) St Albans and (b) North...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant of the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many leasehold properties were (a) built and (b) approved in (i) England and (ii) Lancashire in each of the last...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what funding his Department allocates to organisation that provide advice to people that self-build on planning...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that social housing in equipped with adequate (a) heating and (b) insulation.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many Help to Buy equity loans were agreed in each of the last three years.

      Stronger Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Stronger Towns Fund will be administered as part of the forthcoming UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Stronger Towns Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of funding from the Stronger Towns Fund will be allocated to Wales.

      Stronger Towns Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the allocation of funding from the Stronger Towns Fund to towns in Wales will be administered by the Welsh...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the Government to publish a response to the consultation on Planning reform: supporting the...

      Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the financial effect on local authorities of providing services to support...

      Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of former office blocks that have been converted to...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of current lending conditions to (a) large, (b) medium, (c) small and (d)...

      Coastal Communities Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support from the Coastal Communities Fund is available for Scotland.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the criteria for the distribution of the (a) Housing Infrastructure Fund...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many dwellings built or created through Permitted Development Rights in England have been found to be in breach of...

      Stronger Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the Barnett consequentials of the Stronger Towns Fund will be for (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland.

      Stronger Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Barnett consequentials of the Stronger Towns Fund will be made available to the Scottish Government, Welsh...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2019 to Question 221775 on UK Shared Prosperity Fund, when he plans to publish...

      Stronger Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether Warrington Borough Council will be eligible to bid for funding from the Stronger Towns Fund.

      Stronger Towns Fund: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an estimate of the value of funding from the Stronger Towns Fund that will be allocated to Cheshire...

      Regeneration: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to allocate to Wales money for community rejuvenation similar to other towns in England.

      Stronger Towns Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Stronger Towns Fund will be replicated in Wales.

      Stronger Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the eligibility criteria for the Stronger Towns Fund will be; and whether local authorities can apply to that...

      Stronger Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which schemes or Departmental budgets will be affected by the reallocation of funds to the Stronger Towns Fund.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the public consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund has been delayed.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of empowering local authorities to penalise landlords of...

      Business Premises: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of Government intervention in the retail and hospitality sectors...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2019 to Question 227110 on Buildings: Insulation, when the BS 8414 test will take...

      Social Services: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department is using for projected rates of dementia in the technical review of local...

      Buildings: Insulation

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

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 227111 on Buildings: Insulation, when his Department plans to...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2018 to Question 202313 on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, what the timetable is...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to respond to the letter of 5 February 2019 from the hon. Member for Croydon North on fire...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how the £100 million investment in the Government's Rough Sleeping Strategy will be spent; over what timescale...

      Stronger Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria was used to assess deprivation in communities as part of allocating funding via the Stronger Towns Fund.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department takes to ensure that all procurements satisfy qualifying criteria.

    • Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has ever awarded a contract to an insolvent company.

      Metals: Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason HMRC is not enabling the removal by supply ship of scrap metal from Mare harbour in the Falkland Islands; and if he will make a statement.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to change the military Brigade structure throughout the UK; and what effect changes to the military Brigade structure would have on...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any RAF personnel on secondment to BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia have (a) maintained Royal Saudi Air Force planes engaged in military operations...

      Nimrod Aircraft: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the operating cost per unit of Nimrod aircraft in each financial year until their withdrawal from service in 2011.

      Iraq: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Intelligence and Security Committee’s report on Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition, published in June 2018, what role...

      Iraq: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether British personnel stationed at Abu Ghraib (a) made an assessment of and (b) produced a report on the conditions in which prisoners at that...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the ability of sporting events to underpin his work in furthering the UK’s trading relationships.

    • Trade Missions: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has taken steps to ensure that trade missions associate with and run alongside UK sporting events.

      Arms Trade: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the value has been of UK arms export licences to Turkey issued in each of the last five calendar years.

      Exports: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2019 to Question 226741 on Exports: Advertising, how much of the £1.90 million spent on advertising...

      Exports: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2019 to Question 226741 on Exports: Advertising, how much of the £0.72 million spent on advertising...

      Exports: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what initiatives, in addition to the Local to Global podcast, his Department has introduced for the Exporting is Great campaign.

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many standards checks have been conducted for (a) Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency driving examiners and (b) Driver and Vehicle Licensing...

    • Heathrow Airport: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment on (a) noise pollution and (b) air pollution that would be caused by the changes to flight...

      Motor Vehicles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to amend the rules on vehicle licensing as a result of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Fundo...

      Channel Tunnel: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken since 1 July 2016 to assess the effect of the UK’s departure from the EU on Eurotunnel’s handling of freight...

      Eurotunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the taxpayer of upgrading Eurotunnel’s terminals in the UK and France ahead of the UK’s...

      Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total costs to date are from the procurement exercise for additional roll-on roll-off ferry freight capacity in the event of the UK leaving...

      Motorways: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many active motorway speeding cameras are situated on the (a) M1, (b) M2, (c) M3, (d) M4, (e) M5 and (f) M6.

      Fuels: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department met representatives of the fossil fuel industry to discuss...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's consultation entitled Taxi and private hire vehicle licensing: protecting users, published on 12 February 2019,...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the consultation on statutory guidance for the licensing of private hire vehicles, whether the Government will provide financial...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking with local taxi licensing authorities to ensure that drivers continue to meet standards after the initial granting of their...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to prevent taxi or private hire vehicle drivers from operating exclusively outside of the locality in which they are licensed.

      Driving: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how long the guidance that drivers with autism must notify the DVLA regardless of whether the condition affects their driving was on the DVLA website...

      Taxis: Assistance Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to address the issue of taxi drivers and local service owners denying access to guide and hearing dog owners; and...

      High Speed Two: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to appoint two new non-executive members to the board of HS2 Ltd; what steps he has taken to improve gender balance on that board; and...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussion he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) his Irish counterpart on establishing a bi-lateral arrangement on the recognition of...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money his Department has spent on road safety each year since 2009.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the comparative value of sport to British soft power and international influence compared to...

    • Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on (a) sports organisations' and (b) National Governing Bodies’ international work...

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what studies his Department has commissioned or conducted on the worldwide reach of British soft power assets.

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what statistics his Department uses to measure the value of British soft power assets.

      Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he plans to take to support the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula after the recent US-North Korean...

      Jiang Rong and Wang Li

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the arrest of Pastor Wang Yi and his wife Jiang Rong of the...

      China: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the (a) persecution of Christians, (b) suppression of the...

      Russia: Human Rights and Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Russian government to end impunity and conduct prompt and effective investigations into...

      Russia: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise press freedom in all bilateral discussions with Russia and call for the (a) immediate and unconditional...

      North Korea: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his US counterpart on future sanctions on North Korea following the recent discussions between...

      Abdullah Öcalan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on the detention of Abdullah Ocalan.

      Kashmir: Armed Conflict

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

      Kashmir: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in (a) India and (b) Pakistan on the situation in Kashmir; and if he...

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the maintenance of the human rights of people in Kashmir.

      Solomon Islands: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to assist the Government of the Solomon Islands in their response to the recent oil spill...

      Africa: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2019 to Question 227143 on Africa: EU aid and with reference to a Channel 4 news report on...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect of sporting charities and development work on the UK's international...

    • Unrwa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the long-term strategy of the Government is with respect to sustainable support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that aid spending supports the UK's political, commercial and diplomatic priorities.

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2019 to Question 209284 on Palestinians: Schools, whether her Department has commissioned the...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the salaries of Palestinian Authority (PA) employees paid by her Department will be reduced as a result of the the...

      Afghanistan: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support humanitarian relief in Afghanistan in response to the recent floods.

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to calculate and update each year the amount of high needs funding to be allocated on the number of children being...

    • Free School Meals: Huddersfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) children and (b) children eligible for free school meals reached a Good Level of Development at age five in Huddersfield in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what analysis his Department has conducted on the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on procedural changes in flagging eligibility for the...

      European University Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the evidential basis is for the Government's conclusion that the UK will automatically fall out of the European Universities Institute Convention...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the average cost to schools of a pupil on an Education, Health and Care Plan .

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of high needs funding for schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Education: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has been spent by each local authority in the North West on education appeals tribunals; and what the value was of costs awarded to...

      Sanitary Protection: Educational Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to provide free sanitary products to (a) girls and(b) women in (i) secondary schools, (ii) colleges and (iii)...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what provisions are in place to ensure a sustainable future for children’s services in West Lancashire.

      Specialist Schools: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2019 to Question 225521 on Specialist Schools: Complaints, how many complaints he has received from parents in...

      Pupils: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the funding per pupil at (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Brentwood and Ongar constituency and (ii) Essex in...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to announce the successful applicants for Wave 13 of the Free School programme.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether all graduates of the National College for High Speed Rail will be required to work on the High Speed 2 project for a length of time after they...

      Children's Centres: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when a review of the operation of section 5C (Children's centres: advisory boards) Childcare Act 2006 was last undertaken; and if he will publish good...

      Higher Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve quality and choice in higher education.

      Visual Impairment: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that every young person with vision impairment has access to the same learning materials as their sighted peers.

      Special Educational Needs: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February to Question 216193 on Special Educational Needs: Visual Impairment, what powers have been awarded to the Office...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to ensure more students are allocated places at their preferred schools.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to (a) increase school funding and (b) support secondary schools to reduce debts.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent progress his Department has made in its review of student finance; and when he plans to report on that review to the House.

      Department of Education: Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the budget was of each of his Department's (a) non-ministerial departments, (b) executive agencies, (c) executive non-departmental public bodies,...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of 16 to 18 year olds in full-time education studying foreign language courses in each year since 2010.

      Education: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of gender-based pay inequality in the education sector.

      Schools: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of schools in England that have reduced their school day opening hours in the last 12 months.

      Schools: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of schools that have asked parents to donate towards activities that are part of the national...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has been of the potential effect of the devolution of the adult education budget on the diversity of adult education...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to make an announcement on progress relating to the national retraining scheme.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish its response to the school exclusions review call for evidence; and what steps his Department plans to take in...

      Common Travel Area: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2018 to Question 153188, whether reciprocal rights to study will include (a) third level education and (b)...

      Home Education

      When his Department plans to publish a response to its call for evidence on home education.

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      What recent assessment he has made of the effect of fines for unauthorised school absence on school attendance levels.

      Schools: Rural Areas

      What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on additional funding for rural schools.

      Children: Day Care

      What recent progress his Department has made on helping families to access childcare.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Christ Church College

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, when she expects the internal investigation into complaints against the Dean of Christ Church college Oxford to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of Sites of Special Scientific Interest have not had an assessment within the six-year monitoring cycle.

    • Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the research and observation exemption claimed by people hunting deer with dogs under...

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken to prevent methane leaking from the fracking site operated by Cuadrilla at Preston New Road.

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals, similar to provisions in the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003,...

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that the UK aligns with the package of regulations set...

      Derelict Land: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the proportion of brownfield sites that have been contaminated by asbestos.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the per annum cost is of the additional staff his Department has recruited since June 2016 to work on projects relating...

      Food Insecurity Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of 4 March 2019 by the hon. Member for South Shields, Official Report, column 749,...

      Air Pollution: Scunthorpe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2019 to Question 226666 on Air Pollution: Scunthorpe, if he will provide that same...

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the farming industry on the food standards element of...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on external consultants for work relating to the UK leaving the EU in each year since 2016.

      Horse Passports: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will publish his Department’s plans on how to implement EU Equine Passport Regulation – (EU) No....

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Prime Minister has entered into correspondence with the European Council on changing the mandate of the European...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what Bills need to be passed by Parliament by 29 March 2019 in order for the UK to leave the EU.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate the Government has made of the length of time required for the full implementation of all EU-exit related Acts of...

      Brexit: Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many EU-exit related statutory instruments have been approved.

      Brexit: Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate the Government has made of the number of EU-exit related statutory instruments that are required to be approved by 29 March.

  • Wales Office

    • Crimes of Violence: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on trends in violent crime in Wales; and what the outcomes were of those discussions.

    • Wales Office: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the (a) visits he has made to Welsh Parliamentary constituencies and (b) the purpose for each of those visits in each of the last 12 months.

      Stronger Towns Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the potential effect of the Stronger Towns fund...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Berwyn Prison: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff (a) resigned, (b) were regraded, (c) were transferred and (d) dismissed from HMP Berwyn in 2018.

    • Magistrates' Courts: Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of non-appearances by (a) defendants and (b) witnesses in magistrates’ courts over...

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts his Department has closed since 1 January 2010; on what dates those court buildings were sold; and what the value of each of those sales was.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service plans to spend on consultancies in total; and how much and on which consultancies that service plans...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with the Office of the Chief Coroner on the recording of known veterans as such in inquests where the verdict is...

      Administration of Justice: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of estimated cost to the public purse of the probation and courts IT systems failure in January 2019 has been recovered from IT suppliers.

      Administration of Justice: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has undertaken a review into the causes of the probation and courts IT systems failure in January 2019.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of court closures on the time taken for hearings to be listed.

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court cases have proceeded in the absence of a defendant in each of the last five years.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Probate Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many members of staff in the Probate Service have applied to work in a Courts and Tribunal Service Centre in the last six months.

      Probate Service: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consultation with recognised trades unions his Department undertook on the proposal to use bulk scanning and printing services in the Probate...

      Divorce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken was for (a) the issue of a divorce petition and (b) the issue of divorce petition to decree nisi in each of the last two years.

      Aiding and Abetting: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people under 18 years old are serving life sentences due to convictions under joint enterprise law.

      Probate: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of increased probate fees on levels of charitable giving.

      Probate: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the merits of the conclusion of the Institute of Legacy Management in November 2018 that changes to probate fees could...

      Ministry of Justice: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons his Department missed the deadline or refiled its gender pay gap data for 2017-18.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many immigration appeals are pending in ETS-linked cases.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the value of employment tribunal fees that have yet to be reimbursed through the fee refund scheme.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts his Department closed in 2010; on what dates those court buildings were sold; and what the value was of those sales.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts his Department closed in 2011; on what dates those court buildings were sold; and what the value was of each of those sales.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts his Department closed in 2012; on what dates those court buildings were sold; and what the value was of each of those sales.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts his Department closed in 2013; on what dates those court buildings were sold; and what the value was of each of those sales.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts his Department closed in 2014; on what dates those court buildings were sold; and what the value was of each of those sales.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Population

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an estimate of the net change in the number of people in the working age population as a result of ageing demographic trends in the UK...

    • Public Sector: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the estimated cost to Government has been of cyber incidents affecting the public sector in each of the last three years.

      Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2019 to Question 227162 on Brexit, when his Department will disclose full recent costs of TV advertising related to...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the change has been in the ratio per thousand of population of (a) male and (b) female children diagnosed with cancer in the UK between (a) 2008...

      Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate the Government has made of the cost to the public purse of advertising the EU Withdrawal Agreement on social media (a) up to the present...

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they have sought or received that UK registered airlines will be able to operate post-Brexit (1) between the UK and EU destinations, and (2)...

    • Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 21 February (HL13555), in the period 30 November 2014 to 31 December 2018 (1) what was the total amount received...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 23 February (HL13577), what is (1) the composition, and (2) the terms of reference of the working group set...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Amnesty International Laws Designed to Silence: The Global Crackdown on Civil Society, published on 21...

    • Claudia Jones and George Padmore

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the availability of archive material relating to George Padmore and Claudia Jones for use by Commonwealth historians; and what...

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that the government of Spain is not allowed to extract concessions on Gibraltar when pursuing future defence, security and intelligence...

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the meeting of the Southern Transitional Council National Assembly on 16 and 17 February, what assessment they have made of the current situation...

      Armenia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support political reform in Armenia following the Velvet Revolution and the parliamentary elections in December 2018.

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, following Russian proxy forces refusing to give access to the...

      India: Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of escalating diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the dangers to Palestinian children in territory occupied by Israel following the research by Defence for Children...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the damage to agriculture from incursions by Israeli military personnel driving bulldozers which have razed and levelled land in Gaza.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the government of Spain in relation to incursions into the territorial waters of Gibraltar by Spanish patrol vessels.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they provide support to Palestinians brought before Israeli military courts in the West Bank to ensure that they have access to legal representation; and...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Germany about arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

      USA: State Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what preparations they have made for a state visit from the President of the United States to London.

      Russia: Jehovah's Witnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia; and what representations they have made to the government of Russia about such...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Bullying

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practice of NHS trusts of using non-disclosure agreements in cases of bullying and harassment affecting staff members.

    • Gender Recognition: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to ensuring all children under the age of 18 who have been referred to the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s...

      Methadone: Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the annual cost of prescribing methadone in England was for each of the last five years.

      Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that UK residents travelling to and within EU member states will be able to access health care on the same basis as currently...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much additional funding they have provided to health services in the United Kingdom in the last three years.

      Health Services: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the eight key recommendations they plan to implement from the final report by Leeds GATE, the University of Dundee and the University of York Enhancing...

  • Department for International Development

    • Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much aid they provided to Pakistan over the past year; and what proportion of this aid was used to support efforts to end child abduction, forced...

    • Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to divert aid given to Pakistan to training law enforcement officers in the emotional needs of the parents of kidnapped children, and in...

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much financial aid they gave to Yemen in (1) 2016, (2) 2017, and (3) 2018.

  • Department for Education

    • Foster Care: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in the care of local authorities in England are in foster homes provided by private companies.

    • Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research from University College London about reducing the attainment gap between poorer boys and their more affluent peers...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the introduction of additional earlier age education to achieve better attainment and education benefits for pupils from...

      Music: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of secondary schools in England employ a full-time music teacher.

      Music: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of curriculum time was allocated to music in state schools in Key Stage 3 in (1) 2010 and (2) 2017.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement on relationships, sex and health education by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 25 February (HL Deb, cols 69–79), what plans they have to...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the development of a common shared civic morality forms part of any future professional training of teachers.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of GCSE pupils (1) entered, and (2) passed, the English Baccalaureate in (a) 2014, and (b) 2018.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 3 December 2018 (HL11550), what further discussions have taken place between the Department...

      Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under Secretary for Education on 19 February (HC219512), whether they plan to seek to increase the number of...

      Academies: Governing Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many academy trusts allow democratic parental involvement on the boards of individual schools within the trust.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much legal aid they have provided to housing lawyers in (1) 2012, (2) 2013, (3) 2014, (4) 2015, (5) 2016, (6) 2017, and (7) 2018.

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current policy on allowing legal aid to be provided to avowed terrorists or those who overtly support terrorism.

  • Treasury

    • Credit Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what charges they expect to be applied after Brexit to UK credit card transactions in EU member states.

    • Banks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help co-ordinate a post-Brexit strategy for financial institutions in the UK banking sector.

      Public Sector: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the £2 billion in funding to prepare for Brexit, provided to 25 departments by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 18 December 2018, has been...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have provided to local authorities to prevent homelessness (1) since the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 was enacted, and (2)...

    • Almshouses: Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the selective licensing regime, introduced in the Housing Act 2004 to tackle rogue landlords, has resulted...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will require the price of houses purchased under the Help to Buy Scheme to be no higher than that charged for comparable properties built by the same...

      Vagrancy Act 1824

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have given consideration to repealing the Vagrancy Act 1824; and whether they consider that prosecuting people for being homeless is appropriate.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 4 February (HL13023), what assessment they have made of any potential issues that could arise as a result of...

    • Social Security Benefits: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of claimants who arrive late for an interview being subject to sanctions, what facilities are available at Jobcentres and associated...

      Food: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans the Department for Work and Pensions has to establish a hardship fund for those most affected by a rise in food prices as a result of Brexit.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Commonwealth: Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in implementing decisions taken by the Commonwealth Heads of Government in London in April 2018 on (1) the Commonwealth Blue Charter,...

    • Fisheries: Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether fishing vessels from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have reciprocal access to each other's inshore waters; what representations they have...

  • Home Office

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 19 February (HL13430), whether disclosing further details of their planning to avoid a hard...

    • Taxis: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 21 February (HL13733),  what assurances they can provide that access to Parliament, Government...

      Informers: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Investigatory Powers Commissioner has established a baseline figure for the number of juveniles used as covert human intelligence sources; and whether...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have received from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs on the risks and factors that cause vulnerable people to misuse drugs, including...

      Synthetic Cannabinoids

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so, when, they have asked the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs whether synthetic cannabinoids should be reclassified as Category A drugs in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Faroe Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the devolved administrations about the negotiation of the UK–Faroe Islands Free Trade Agreement.

    • Trade Agreements: Faroe Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any officials or ministers of the Scottish Government were directly involved in meetings between Her Majesty's Government and representatives of the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to negotiate a post-Brexit data sharing agreement with the EU; and when they anticipate that such a deal will be signed.

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The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

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