Written answers

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2018 to the Question 199278 on Driving and Diabetes, when the DVLA plans to publish its guidance on the use of...

    • Cycling and Walking: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will allocate funding for Transport for Greater Manchester to implement its Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan.

      Transport: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on strategies to protect transport hubs throughout the UK against terrorist activity.

      Garden Bridge Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the decision-making process which resulted in the £30 million investment in the Garden Bridge...

      Garden Bridge Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the £30 million grant to the Garden Bridge Trust has been spent to date; and whether any funding allocated to that project has been...

      Cycling and Walking: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to provide earmarked funding for The West Midlands Combined Authority to help it implement its local cycling and walking...

      Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department plans to make available for constructing schemes in local cycling and walking infrastructure plans.

      Garden Bridge Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons his Department decided to increase the cap on the amount of funding between February and May 2016 for the Garden Bridge Trust that...

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 13 February 2019 to Questions 218813 and 218814, what the timescale is for the delivery of a Southern Rail Link to...

      Department for Transport: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many consultations by his Department (a) are open, (b) are closed awaiting a Government response and (c) have been initiated since 2016.

      Cycling and Walking: Newcastle-under-Lyme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what financial and other support he plans to allocate to the Newcastle-under-Lyme constituency to build the required infrastructure identified in the...

      Department for Transport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many male direct entrants at Grade 7 level in his Department started on a higher salary level than the Grade 7 minimum in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c)...

      Department for Transport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many men promoted from senior executive officer level to grade seven in his Department started on a higher salary than the grade seven minimum...

      London North Eastern Railway: Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the LNER Azuma trains will be ready to travel north of York.

  • Department for Education

    • Care Leavers: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of care leavers aged 19-21 years old had contact with a personal adviser in the last 12 months.

    • Schools: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many incidents of racism were reported in schools in (a) England, (b) Essex, (c) Tendring and (d) Clacton constituency in (i) 2017 and (ii) 2018.

      Schools: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage anti-racism initiatives in schools.

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the level of educational outcomes of students attending Pupil Referral Units.

      Educational Institutions: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the maintenance of freedom of expression in publicly funded educational establishments.

      Teachers: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many veterans have taken part in the Armed Forces to Teachers scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Part-time Education: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to implement Part 4 of the Education and Skills Act 2008 in order to require registration and inspection of independent...

      Languages: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to reverse the decline in the number of secondary school students taking GCSE language courses.

      Pupils: Contraception

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of different forms of contraception among students in secondary schools.

      Schools: Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the total number of schools in England that have metal- or knife-detecting technology.

      Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of companies who have transferred the apprenticeship levy in London.

      School Exclusions Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Timpson report on exclusions was completed; and when he plans to publish that review.

      Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many companies in London have transferred support for apprenticeships arising from their apprenticeship levy payments to other employers to date.

      Visual Impairment: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help ensure that visually impaired young people can access learning materials adapted to their particular reading need.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he plans to have with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that the upcoming spending review provides funding is adequately weighted...

      Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of companies who have transferred the apprenticeship levy in London.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Retail Trade: Certification Quality Marks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) charity shops and (b) other second hand retailers of plans...

    • Retail Trade: Certification Quality Marks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what grace period is planned for retailers to adapt to the replacement of CE markings in the event of the UK leaving...

      Retail Trade: Certification Quality Marks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that any items in stock in charity shops on 29 March 2019 are not required to change...

      Retail Trade: Certification Quality Marks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that second hand goods can be sold in perpetuity by charity shops even if they only...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to increase the rate of reduction in the UK's carbon emissions.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is Government policy for energy companies to make it compulsory for customers to have smart meters installed...

      Business: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure the Industrial Strategy supports BAME-owned businesses.

      Business: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support BAME-run businesses.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has in place to ensure that UK carbon emissions continue to fall year on year.

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with international counterparts to promote a global co-ordinated approach on...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of UK electricity demand which will be supplied by non-nuclear...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the guidance entitled Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance, how many suppliers...

      Oil: Poole Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the environmental effect of oil exploration operations in Poole Bay.

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post offices are temporarily closed in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales, and (d) Northern Ireland.

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) main, (b) local, (c) community, and (d) outreach post offices are temporarily closed in (i) Scotland, (ii)...

      Post Office: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many sub-postmasters have resigned since the start of the Post Office Ltd's network transformation programme.

      Energy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 12.3 of the Explanatory Memorandum to The Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and...

      Energy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference paragraph 12.3 of the Explanatory Memorandum to The Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Botswana: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Government of Botswana on ensuring the protection of endangered...

    • Zambia: Hippopotamus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Zambian counterpart on (a) trophy hunting and (b) culling of hippopotamuses in that country.

      Alia Abdel Nour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise with his Emirati counterpart the case of Alia Abdel Nour.

      South Africa: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department has provided to the community of Marikana following the loss of life at the Lonmin mine in August 2012.

      South Africa: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to seek the release of the miners imprisoned as a result of the strike at Lonmin’s mine in Marikana.

      South Africa: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to take steps to ensure that the British company Lonmin is held accountable for the loss of life at its mine...

      British Overseas Territories: Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) steps his Department has taken, (b) guidance his Department has issued and (c) discussions his Department has had in...

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the (a) eviction of the Abu Assab family and (b) potential eviction...

      Occupied Territories: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of Israel’s decision to withhold $138 million in taxes from the Palestinian...

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic status the European Union will have to the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Christianity: Oppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the processing of asylum claims from people fleeing the...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the reported deaths of 3,731 Christians in Nigeria in 2018, what representations he has made to the Home...

      Burma: Churches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government in Myanmar on the destruction of churches in Kachin state and their...

      Zimbabwe: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Zimbabwean counterpart on the violent suppression of civilian protests in that country...

      Daphne Caruana Galizia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Malta on establishing a public inquiry to determine what the Maltese...

      United Arab Emirates: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he had with his Emirati counterpart during his visit to Abu Dhabi on 3 March 2019.

      Germany: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in the German Government on reports of UK residents who allegedly...

      Turkey: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to NATO on the Turkish Government's procurement of the Russian S-400 Missile Defence System.

      Turkey: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Turkish Government on their purchase of the Russian S-400 Missile Defence System.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many consultations by her Department (a) are open, (b) are closed awaiting a Government response and (c) have been initiated since 2016.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of NICE guidance on timelines for hyperglycaemia before the provision of additional...

    • Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to (a) improve insulin initiation in primary care throughout Northern Ireland and (b) reduce clinical inertia...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of people with Type 1 diabetes who meet NICE-recommended blood glucose targets in order to...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to (a) help people with diabetes recognise the symptoms of hypoglycaemia and (b) reduce the incidence of...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of diabetes patients achieving time in range glucose readings of between 70mg/dl to 180mg/dl.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Diabetes Transformation Fund on the (a) treatment and (b) care of people with (i) type 1...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that healthcare professionals adopt the principles set out in the 2018 NHS England guidance entitled...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government is on course to meet its annual immunisation targets for at-risk groups in 2019.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to improve vaccination coverage rates throughout the UK.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the reasons why uptake rates among groups eligible for the free influenza vaccine are low.

      Vaccination: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase vaccination uptake rates among healthcare professionals.

      Vaccination: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking increase vaccination uptake rates among carers.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to secure the supply of (a) methotrexate and (b) hydroxychloroquine in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

      Health Professions: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will take steps to ensure that all people providing care can be subject to regulation and an enhanced DBS check.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the amount of HRT that was (a) prescribed and (b) dispensed in England and Wales in 2017-18.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much interest has been paid by NHS trusts and Foundation Trusts on bailout loans from his Department in (a) the last 12 months and...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will publish the full analysis his Department undertook that concluded that the NHS spends £470 on average per...

      Surgery: Alexandra Hospital Redditch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he expects a decision will be made on the commissioning of a prostate surgery robotic unit at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) performance of the procurement process in the NHS and (b) susceptibility of that process to...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many incomplete patient treatments there have been where the waiting time was over 52 weeks in each month since June 2010.

      Accidents: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many falls among people aged 65 and over led to a hospital admission in each year since 2009-10; and what the five most frequent...

      NHS Trusts: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much each NHS trust spent on legal fees defending employment tribunal cases relating to (a) discrimination, (b) unfair dismissal and...

      E. Coli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with E. coli in each financial year for which data are available since 2010-11.

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he expects NHS England's response to the consultation on contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers to be published; if...

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what date he has planned for the first Integrated Care Providers contracts to be entered into.

      General Practitioners: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs are registered in the Easington constituency.

      Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many sustainability and transformation plans that have been produced included a workforce plan within them.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take in the forthcoming workforce implementation plan to ensure that there are sufficient staff in the NHS to diagnose...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to reverse the decision to remove nurse bursaries.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for routine NHS appointments across all departments in the most recent period for which figures are...

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for a GP appointment in (a) Yorkshire and (b) England in the most recent period for which figures are...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve levels of patient satisfaction with the NHS.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the guidance entitled Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance, how many suppliers were allocated...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been prescribed cannabis-based products for medicinal use; and how many were (a) private prescriptions and (b)...

      NHS: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of medical practitioners that have had applications to be on the Specialist Register of the...

      Tomography: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2019 to Question 227413 on Tomography: Inhealthcare, what the timescale was for the procurement process...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has in place to support (a) countries increasingly affected by extreme weather linked to climate change and (b)...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Children's Play

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to repair play facilities in parks.

    • Housing: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department provides to rehouse victims of domestic abuse.

      Stronger Towns Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much money from the Stronger Towns Fund will be allocated to Wales.

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how responsibility for maintaining Victoria Tower Gardens will be divided between Royal Parks and the body responsible...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of (a) the annual running costs of the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre and (b) how...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2018 to Question 203298, National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning...

      Housing: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the oral contribution of the Housing Minister on 21 February 2019, Official Report, col 648WH, if he...

      Stronger Towns Fund: Plymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much money Plymouth is planned to receive from the Stronger Towns Fund in each of the next four years.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will ensure that the rough sleeping statistics published by his Department comply with the code of practice for...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many consultations by his Department (a) are open, (b) are closed awaiting a Government response and (c) have been...

      New Monks Farm: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his letter of 24 October 2018 to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham, when he plans to...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many meetings he held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 December 2018 and 28 February...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Homicide: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many instances of a Serious Further Offence review of murder has resulted in the perpetrator being (a) charged and (b) convicted where the...

    • Veterans: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing mentoring services for all veterans who leave prison.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce wait times for Her Majesties Courts and Tribunals Service.

      Prison and Probation Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made on recruiting probation officers in (a) England and (b) North West; and how many vacancies there are in each of those areas.

      Prison and Probation Service: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report entitled, An inspection of North West Division National Probation Service, published by HM Inspectorate of Probation in...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions for (a) carrying a knife and (b) knife-related crime resulted in a sentence of (i) up to six months, (ii) six to 12 months and...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of increasing the minimum sentence for knife-related crime.

      Reoffenders: Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) men and (b) women have (i) been imprisoned for less than six months and (ii) been imprisoned for less than six months and reoffended within...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of implementing a presumption against the use of custodial sentences of less than six months...

      Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many use of force incidents occurred during the escorting of detained children to and from (a) young offender institutions, (b) secure training...

      Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints on the use of force by custody escort staff have been made by, or on behalf of, detained children escorted to and from (a) young...

      Ministry of Justice: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many consultations by his Department (a) are open, (b) are closed awaiting a Government response and (c) have been initiated since 2016.

      Ministry of Justice: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the guidance entitled Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance, how many suppliers were allocated contracts by his...

  • Treasury

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason EORI numbers cannot be automatically allocated to intra-EU only traders with registered VAT numbers.

    • Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the £2 million allocated to helping traders to make customs declarations has been drawn down by traders upskilling their capacity to make...

      Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the £2 million allocated to helping traders to make customs declarations has been spent on (a) administering the scheme and (b) helping...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps HMRC has taken against the promoters of disguised remuneration schemes.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are subject to the 2019 Loan Charge.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of pausing the introduction of the loan charge.

      Arts: EU Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether A1 forms for artists and musicians will be accepted after the UK leaves the EU.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2019 to Question 226209, whether HMRC will provide assistance to people affected by disguised remuneration debt who...

      Tax Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2019 to Question 226145, how much the (a) High Net Worth Unit and (b) Affluent teams collected separately in taxation in...

  • Church Commissioners

    • George Bell

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what authority set down in the statutes of the Commissioners enabled the payment of £29,800 to meet damages...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • World War II: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spends annually on health and welfare services for veterans of World War Two.

    • Military Aircraft: Low Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) number and (b) value of compensation payments made in the last five years to people living below Tactical Training Areas was.

      Military Aircraft: Low Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) number and (b) value of compensation payments made in the last five years to people living below the Tactical Training Area in central...

      Military Aircraft: Low Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the reasons were for the compensation payments made in the last five years to people living below the Tactical Training Area in central Wales.

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what regulations there are to enforce rules on the wearing of non-British approved orders with military uniform when representing Her Majesty the Queen...

      Ministry of Defence: Hammersmith and Fulham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department (a) owns or (b) leases the former Kodak processing unit at 26-38 Rylston road in Fulham; and if he will make a statement.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 124 of the High Court judgement of 10 July 2017, what (a) processes and (b) procedures are used by Saudi Arabia for UK and...

      RAF Northolt: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects RAF Northolt to close for its runway refurbishment and other works; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has made to his counterpart in the US Administration on the unlawful exhumation and removal of historical British military sites...

      Ministry of Defence: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many consultations by his Department (a) are open, (b) are closed awaiting a Government response and (c) have been initiated since 2016.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the RAF targeteers working in the Saudi Combined Air Operations Centre are on loan or on secondment to the Saudi Arabian armed forces.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are on the severe conditions criteria list; how long those people have been on that list; and what conditions they have.

    • Employment and Support Allowance: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many next of kin of the estimated 20,000 deceased disabled people who did not receive their full employment and support allowance...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has undertaken any recent assessment on trends in the level of economic inactivity in socio-economic groups.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of whether universal credit claimants paid weekly, fortnightly or on a four-weekly basis for part-time work may...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of personal independence payment were sent home from their assessment appointments at Independence Assessment Services in...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in which non-UK countries UK pensioners (a) receive and (b) do not receive an annual uprating to their state pension in accordance with the...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average amount of time spent looking for a job was each week by individuals claiming (a) universal credit and (b) job seekers...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many medical assessments for personal independence payment have been held in private gyms and spas in (a) County Durham, (b) North East of...

      Social Security Benefits: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to written statement HCWS1376, what steps she is taking to ensure that the benefits of a single digital platform are extended...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department will spend on (a) the childcare element of the working tax credit and (b) the childcare element of Universal Credit in...

      Local Housing Allowance: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of the Local Housing Allowance freeze on levels of rough sleeping.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many home consultations were (a) requested, (b) granted and (c) refused for work capability assessments for universal credit claimants in...

      Universal Credit: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many veterans in receipt of a war pension are claiming employment support allowance as part of their universal credit claim.

      Universal Credit: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many veterans in receipt of (a) an armed forces compensation scheme guaranteed income payment and (b) the war pension scheme...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit claimants have been able to verify their identity successfully online; and if she will make a statement.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken is for a universal credit claim to be verified manually when the claimant is not able to verify their identity online.

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2019 to Question 210057, for each available year, what the (a) mean and (b) median waiting time is for...

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2019 to Question 217031 on Independent Case Examiner, what the (a) mean and (b) median waiting time is...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-resident parents are in maintenance arrears through the Child Maintenance Service; and what amount of money is outstanding in...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the draft animal sentience bill.

    • Plastics: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report entitled Plastic packaging plan: Achieving zero 'waste' exports, published by Policy Connect in...

      Natural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the conclusions of the Prospect report The State of...

      Natural England: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many licences Natural England has issued for activities which may disturb or kill European protected species in each...

      Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress Natural England has made on the National Trail; and what the completion date is for that project.

  • Home Office

    • Fife Migrants Forum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what future funding his Department plans to provide to Fife Migrants Forum.

    • Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department has had with social media companies to encourage them to prevent the display of knife crimes on their platforms.

      Sexual Offences: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many independent sexual violence advisers there are in each region of England and Wales.

      Offences against Children: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the cost to the individual of becoming a victim of childhood sexual abuse.

      Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support police officers to reduce the number of acid attacks.

      Radicalism: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to protect children in Romford constituency that are at risk of radicalisation.

      Gangs: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with representatives of social media platforms on the hosting of gang videos that contribute to violent crime.

      Radicalism: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with representatives of social media platforms on the hosting of extremist content that endorses terrorism.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff have been employed by his Department in each month since June 2016.

      Theft: Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with car companies on preventing the theft of keyless cars.

      Fraud: Westminster Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many scam artists were arrested on Westminster Bridge in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of knife offences in Havering in each of the last five years.

      Organised Crime: Outer London Boroughs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to reduce organised acquisitive crime in the outer London boroughs.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Immigration White Paper, published in December 2018, if he will publish his Department's engagement proposals as...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing exemptions from the requirement to apply for the settled status scheme...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of applications to UK Visas and Immigration under the new super priority service were not decided within the...

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Example Case Study in Chapter 8 of his Department’s White Paper, the UK’s future skills-based immigration...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department plans to announce the final details of the Windrush compensation scheme.

      Immigration: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to review the immigration rules in relation to the medical research sector; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Treasury: Grants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has reviewed its policy on awarding grants as a result of the cancellation of the Garden Bridge project.

    • National Cyber Security Centre: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff at the National Cyber Security Centre are categorised as (a) supplier resource and (b) contingent labour.

      Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of efforts to secure UK elections from outside interference in each year since 2010.

      Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to ensure that the minutes of all quarterly Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman meetings are displayed clearly on their...

      Homelessness: Bethnal Green and Bow

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people died as a result of issues related to homelessness in Bethnal Green and Bow in each of the last five years.

      Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2019 to Question 228168 on Brexit, when his Department will publish the full recent costs of physical advertising in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of Saudi Arabia's record on the maintenance of human rights in determining his policy on future trade with Saudi...

    • Trade Missions: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has taken steps to ensure that overseas trade missions contain representation from sporting National Governing Bodies or sport...

      Israel: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the UK-Israel Free Trade Agreement will exclude Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in line with current...

      Export Controls: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason the 9 March 2015 Open General Trade Control Licence to Saudi Arabia was denied.

      Overseas Trade: Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to increase trade between the UK and Tanzania.

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to increase the level of foreign direct investment into (a) Belfast and (b) the rest of the UK.

      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, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of...

      Department for International Trade: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the guidance entitled Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance, how many suppliers were allocated contracts...

      Trade Agreements: NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what his Department’s policy is on the inclusion of private provision of NHS Services in future trade negotiations with other...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Big Lottery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much Big Lottery funding (a) per capita and (b) in total was allocated to (i) Barnsley East constituency, (ii) Barnsley,...

    • Garden Bridge Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings (a) the chair of the Charity Commission and (b) other staff of the Charity Commission held with the Garden...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Apprentices

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much funding from the apprenticeship levy the House of Commons has spent in the...

    • House of Commons: Telephones

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate the Commission has made of the cost to the House of the recent installation...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make it her policy to update the Government’s guidance on positive action; and if she will make a statement.

    • Equality Act 2010

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Equality Act 2010.

      Equal Pay: Age

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that workers receive equal pay regardless of age.

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an estimate of the number of companies that have not yet filed accurate gender pay gap data for 2017-18.

      Females: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the implications for Government policies of the conclusions of the report from the Women's...

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken an impact assessment of the the effect of new flight path design envelopes for Heathrow airport on (1) air quality, (2) decibel...

    • Cycling and Walking: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Sugg on 22 November 2018 (HLWS1070), why cycling and walking are not included as crucial parts of rural...

      Heathrow Airport: Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had any discussions with Heathrow Airport about the amount they charge customers for use of their electric vehicle charging points; and what...

      Airports: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 5 November 2018 (HL11004), what criteria they use to assess the security requirements of airports.

      Monarch Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 28 February (HL13791), how much of the cost to the taxpayer of repatriating customers of Monarch...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the total amount of revenue that has been raised from (1) the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, and (2) the Carbon Price Floor, since...

    • Carbon Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of which (1) energy and (2) climate related areas the revenue from the carbon tax is currently spent on; and what assessment has...

      Service Industries: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any decline in employment in the UK services sector; and what steps they are taking to boost employment in this sector.

      Cars: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent warnings by BMW and Toyota that their UK car production may be threatened in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Visas: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what visa or equivalent charges they expect UK residents to pay to secure access to EU Member States after Brexit.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many magistrates there are currently in England and Wales; how many more magistrates are needed in England and Wales; and what are their plans to (1) recruit...

    • Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what form the review into thresholds for legal aid and entitlement will take, as refererred to in Legal Support: The Way Ahead (CP 40); and what is the...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that most people are aware of their entitlement to legal support; and what estimate they have made of the number of people...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent the number of exceptional cases in which legal aid has been granted has risen in recent years.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the mandatory requirements from the telephone gateway for debt, discrimination and special educational needs cases will not be removed until...

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services: Tax Yields

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible reduction in tax receipts from  the UK financial services industry as a result of the actions being taken by...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the publication of figures by the Office for National Statistics that showed that 597 homeless people died on the streets of England and Wales in 2017,...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many non-UK Commonwealth nationals are serving in the UK armed forces.

    • Type 26 Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to accelerate the Type 26 warship building programme; and what assessment they have made of the impact on the UK’s programme of the...

      HMS Prince of Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the HMS Prince of Wales' (1) first day at sea, and (2) sea trials will be.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many downloads of the Pensions Regulator assessment calculation spreadsheet there have been in each of the last five years.

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence and statistics they hold in relation to automatic enrolment pension contribution data errors.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that there is no gender discrimination built into the application scheme for settled status, including for (1) women who do not have...

    • Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of trends in the level of unsolved crime in rural areas across the United Kingdom.

      Former Prime Ministers: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of protection for former Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their response to the report of the Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement (Cm9629), published on 28 June 2018 and the Written Answer...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to encourage Northern Irish political parties to restore the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Canada

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, during discussions with the government of Canada about a future bilateral trade agreement, the subject of the frozen state pensions of UK pensioners who...

    • Arms Trade: Yemen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of UK arms sales to Yemen in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, (3) 2017, and (4) 2018.

      Trade Agreements: Tuvalu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in securing a bilateral trade agreement with Tuvalu.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the BBC on its consultation on how licence fees for the over 75's should be paid for.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

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