Written answers

Friday, 15 March 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Rescue Services: Llanelli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which sites in the Llanelli constituency his Department has considered as a potential location for a new coastguard base.

    • Rescue Services: Llanelli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of (a) Carmarthenshire County Council and (b) the Welsh Government on the relocation of...

      Rescue Services: Llanelli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of co-locating the Loughor Coastguard with (a) Llanelli Fire Station, (b) Wales Air...

      Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2019 to Question 207270 on Cycleways, what representations he has received on commencing provisions in Part 6 of...

      East Midlands Trains: Bedford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to reinstate East Midland Train services to Bedford.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of taxi licenses granted to drivers with criminal records in the last five years.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that rules, regulations and standards do not diverge in quality between local taxi licensing authorities.

      Invalid Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons tandem mobility scooters are prohibited from using public roads and footpaths; and if he will make a statement.

      Vehicle Number Plates: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to regulate UK-registered vehicles that display an EU flag on their number plates after the UK has left the EU; whether he plans to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has in place to ensure that the proportion of renewable resources in the UK's energy mix continues to...

    • Energy Companies Obligation: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's Clean Growth Strategy, what estimate he has made of the amount and proportion of the...

      ACAS: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to make (a) the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service and (b) other services...

      Employment: Enforcement and Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to increase the resources allocated to labour inspection and labour law enforcement.

      Post Office: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total amount is of compensation paid from the public purse to sub-postmasters who have left the network under...

      Nuclear Reactors: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2019 to Question 228711, what funding has been spent to date on the strategy for...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department plans to take to respond to concerns raised by representatives of the solar industry on the...

      Post Offices: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many new Post Office branch franchise opportunities are available in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland....

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, where the funding will come from for the proposed expansion of the UK’s diplomatic network; over what period that...

    • Oyub Titiev

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Russian counterpart on the continued detention of Oyub Titiev.

      Brazil: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will guarantee that President Bolsonaro of Brazil will not be accorded the honour of a state visit to the UK during his...

      Cuba: Equal Rights Coalition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he will formally invite Cuba to join the Equal Rights Coalition during the Government’s term as co-chair of the...

      Venezuela: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the safety of (a) British embassy staff and (b) other British nationals resident in Venezuela.

      World War II: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to address the claims by African veterans of the Second World War who received the gratuity payment at...

      World War II: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have had with Royal Commonwealth Ex-Service League on the gratuity...

      Cuba: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Cuban counterpart on the legalisation of same-sex marriage in that country.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Consultation

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

      Ukraine: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his Ukrainian counterparts on potential foreign interference in that country's...

      Giulio Regeni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart on their cooperation with the Italian investigation into...

      North Korea: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of countries breaking UN sanctions on North Korea; and if he will...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 11 February 2019 to Question 216183 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Buildings, what his...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 11 February 2019 to Question 216183 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Buildings, what his...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Democratic Republic of Congo on their response to the violent...

      South Sudan: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 4 July 2018 to Question 157685 on South Sudan: Sanctions, whether the power to issue sanctions...

      China: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on whether Uighur Muslims in Chinese camps have been denied their basic human rights.

      China: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has received on the welfare of Uigher Muslims being held in internment camps in China.

      Nasrin Sotoudeh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Iran on the sentencing of Nasrin Sotoudeh.

  • Attorney General

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of physiotherapists that will be working in primary care in each of the next five years.

    • Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people living with chronic pain receive support from physiotherapists to help them...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the ability of medium-sized companies to pay the proposed charges for continuing to submit technology...

      Biosimilar Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Biosimilars Medicines Programme Board is effectively overseeing hospital trusts in...

      Biosimilar Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of NHS Improvement's metrics to support biosimilar uptake within the Model Hospital dashboard...

      Electromagnetic Fields: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2019 to Question 210707 on electromagnetic fields: health hazards, whether the independent Advisory...

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS rollout of lung cancer scanning programmes, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of smoking...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to widen access to blood glucose monitoring technology for diabetes patients.

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in Category M prices and the single activity fee on the financial...

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on patient care of reforms to dermatology services at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS...

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the savings accrued to the public purse by North Lincolnshire Care Commissioning Group as a result of the...

      Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of assessment and management of chronic pain by (a) general practitioners, (b)...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for a second round of the Diabetes Transformation Fund; and how areas in need will be able to bid for that funding...

      Metoprolol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure the continued availability of the Beta Blocker Metoprolol for people who are prescribed this medicine...

      Bowel Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NICE diagnostics guidance DG27, when NHS England plans to decide whether it will prioritise genetic testing for Lynch...

      Health Services: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the specifications of the Clinical Commissioning Group plans to improve medical services for homeless...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the UK Government has accepted responsibility for the contaiminated blood products that were imported from the US during the...

      England Infected Blood Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the support provided to people through the England Infected Blood Support...

      Foetuses: Analgesics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 6 February 2019 and 26 February 2019 to Question 214478 on Foetuses: Surgery and Question 223137 on Abortion,...

      Down's Syndrome: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the number of NHS hospitals that offer non-invasive pregnancy testing onsite; and what steps are being taken...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2019 to Question 226647 on Medical Treatments, whether suppliers have confirmed that they have plans in...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will legislate for the mandatory provision by local authorities of treatment for drug misuse.

      Heroin: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will support the provision of heroin-assisted treatment services throughout England.

      Tomography: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what engagement with (a) patients, (b) the public and (c) other stakeholders NHS England undertook for the second phase of tendering...

      Arthritis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of leaving the EU without a deal on the supply of medicine for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

      NHS: Biosimilar Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 on the NHS England Commissioning Framework...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress is being made towards standardised training for doctors and health professionals on eating disorders.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Public Consultation

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

    • Niger: Marie Stopes International

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 224486 on Niger: Marie Stopes International (MSI), what assessment her...

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 21 February 2019 to Question 221581, in which other countries in receipt of aid from the UK does the UK not...

      Alan Guttmacher Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 224485 on the Alan Guttmacher Institute, in what year her Department most...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure disadvantaged young people are able to access degree apprenticeships.

    • Grammar Schools: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the number of grammar schools on levels of social mobility.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the annual cost was of medical education per student in each of the last five years.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to raise standards in schools.

      First Aid: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his oral contribution of 25 February 2019, Official Report column 36, what his timescale is for the (a) piloting and (b) introduction of...

      Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has in addition to the levy transfer, to review the (a) barriers and (b) incentives to non-levy participation in degree apprenticeships.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the review of post-18 education and funding.

      STEM Subjects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to increase the take-up of STEM subjects.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools which were classified at their previous inspection as (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) requires improvement and (d) inadequate were...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the publication of final guidance and regulations on teaching Relationship and Sex Education and Health Education in schools, what...

      Languages: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help halt the decline in people studying modern languages at university.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much capital funding his Department will spend on (a) creating new school places and (b) investing in existing school buildings in each of the...

      Apprentices: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds studying for degree-level apprenticeships.

      Day Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department will spend on providing free childcare to (a) two-year-olds and (b) three and four-year-olds in each of the next five fiscal years.

      European University Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 224488 on European University Institute, whether he has sought legal advice on his assessment...

      Department for Education: Procurement

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

      Schools: Cost-effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school efficiency advisers have been (a) employed and (b) deployed by his Department since 2017.

      Nurseries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the speech by the Children and Families Minister announcing new early years funding, of 28 February 2019, whether additional funding...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to develop a national languages strategy.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the contributions made to the apprenticeship levy by different sectors in each year since the introduction of that levy.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to HM Treasury, Central Government Supply Estimates 2018-19: Supplementary Estimates 2018-19, Department for Education, Spending in DE,...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 202 of the Central Government Supply Estimates 2018-19: Supplementary Estimates, what programmes are funded by the (a) resource...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 202 of the Central Government Supply Estimates 2018-19: Supplementary Estimates, what programmes are funded by the (a) resource...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 202 of the Central Government Supply Estimates 2018-19: Supplementary Estimates, what programmes are funded by the (a) resource...

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the future of the Erasmus programme for UK students after the UK leaves the EU.

      Standards and Testing Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 202 of the Central Government Supply Estimates 2018-19: Supplementary Estimates, what programmes are funded by the (a) resource...

      Teaching Regulation Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 202 of the Central Government Supply Estimates 2018-19: Supplementary Estimates, what programmes are funded by the (a) resource...

      Education and Skills Funding Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 202 of the Central Government Supply Estimates 2018-19: Supplementary Estimates, what programmes are funded by the (a) resource...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 202 of the Central Government Supply Estimates 2018-19: Supplementary Estimates, what programmes are funded by the (a) resource...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 202 of the Central Government Supply Estimates 2018-19: Supplementary Estimates, what programmes are funded by the (a) resource...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 202 of the Central Government Supply Estimates 2018-19: Supplementary Estimates, what programmes are funded by the (a) resource...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 202 of the Central Government Supply Estimates 2018-19: Supplementary Estimates, what programmes are funded by the (a) resource...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to HM Treasury Central Government Supply Estimates 2018-19: Supplementary Estimates 2018-19 Department for Education Spending in DEL,...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to HM Treasury Central Government Supply Estimates 2018-19: Supplementary Estimates 2018-19 Department for Education Spending in DEL,...

      World War II: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that pupils are (a) taught the history of and (b) well informed about the holocaust.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking in advance of the Spending Review to ensure that children’s services departments are adequately funded.

      Department of Education: Public Consultation

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

      Care Leavers: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of care leavers aged 22-25 years old had contact with a personal adviser in the last 12 months.

      Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers aged 19-25 years there are by local authority in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Care Leavers: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers aged 19-21 years old have had contact with a personal adviser in each local authority area in the last 12 months.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made on establishing the new National Stability Forum for Children’s Social Care; how the members of that Forum were...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the National Stability Forum for Children’s Social Care is working to engage stakeholders across the sector; how that Forum has promoted...

      Children in Care: Missing People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of looked after children in children’s homes inside and outside the borough who were reported missing by...

      Children in Care: Missing People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children placed in children’s homes (a) inside the local authority responsible and (b) outside the local authority...

      European University Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 224488 on European University Institute, whether he has consulted the European University...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with Ofsted on how effective management of pupil exclusions can be strengthened in the new inspection framework for...

      Pupil Premium: Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupil premium funding is spent by schools on artistic and cultural activities.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) more parents are able to access a place at their preferred school and (b) permanently excluded children are...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked after children there were in each local authority in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Specialist Schools: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many complaints he has received on the use of restraint in specialist schools in each of the last five years.

      Education: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the level of gender-based pay inequality in the education sector in each year since 2010.

      Igcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will place in the Library a copy of correspondence in the last year between Ofqual and universities on International GCSEs.

      Special Educational Needs: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education of 11 March 2019, Official Report, column 12 on Support...

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of changes in the level of take-up of the pupil premium in each year since 2015; and what assessment his...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of schools are rated (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) requires Improvement and (d) inadequate by Ofsted in each decile of income...

  • Treasury

    • Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of revenue to the Exchequer as a result of measures to tackle tax evasion and avoidance introduced in 2010.

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to help prevent UK businesses from avoiding paying tax through profit fragmentation.

      Tax Avoidance: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of individuals subject to the 2019 Loan Charge in (a) Lewisham, Deptford constituency, (b) London...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what provision has been made to ensure that disguised remuneration scheme providers are liable for the tax on fees taken from each individual’s...

      Revenue and Customs: Secondment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff have been seconded from HMRC to other Government departments (a) since June 2016, (b) in the last 12 months and (c) in the last six months.

      Minimum Wage: Non-payment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many third party complaints of non-payment of the national minimum wage were received by the HMRC National Minimum Wage Enforcement Team in each...

      Freezing of Assets: Venezuela

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the legal basis was for the Bank of England’s decision to freeze approximately 1125 gold bars stored by the Venezuelan central bank in November 2018.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Financial Conduct Authority in protecting people transferring out of pensions schemes.

      Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress has been made on resolving the dispute between HMRC and the Roadchef Employee Benefits Trust; and if he will publish a Written...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the HMRC's helpline established to help advise people affected by the introduction of the loan charge.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2019 to Question 228762 on Revenue and Customs: Staff, how many staff were employed in HMRC's Operational Appeals and...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the cumulative impact of social security changes from 2010 on disabled people.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution of 5 March 2019 of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Official Report column 804, what the evidential basis is for her...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps his Department has taken to support local authorities' preparations for the UK leaving the EU.

    • Local Government: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of maintaining a five-year land supply on the ability of local authorities...

      Tenancy Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress he is making in his plans to enable more people to have longer tenancies than the typical six months...

      Housing: Sheffield City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2019 to 228561 on Housing: Construction, whether any local authorities in the...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will set out where in the building regulations or guidance issued by his Department before the Grenfell Tower...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made a recent assessment of the effect on levels of building safety of private building control...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2019 to Question 229147 on Buildings: Insulation, whether his Department plans to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Syria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what protection UK and Allied forces can provide to internally displaced persons in (a) Rubkan camp and (b) northern Syria.

    • AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, whether he has made a risk assessment of the award of the AWACS contract to Boeing for the...

      Ascension Island: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2017 to Question 2035 on Ascension Island: Airports, whether a timetable of works has been agreed with the US...

      Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2019 to Question 220113 on Warships: Procurement, whether he plans to classify the Littoral Strike Ship as a warship.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Carer's Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the length of time claimants are waiting for a decision to be made on their mandatory reconsideration of...

    • Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 04 March 2019 to Question 226128 on Employment and Support Allowance: Arrears, whether it remains her Department...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 211713 on Universal Credit; when the (a) minutes of the meeting between the Social Security...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the managed migration pilot phase will include sufficient numbers of claimants who are deemed to...

      Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of using existing data to pre-populate Universal Credit applications for people...

      Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions,pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2019 to Question 223219 on Personal Independence Payment: Epilepsy, how many people with epilepsy who...

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the current shortfall in the number of occupational health professionals.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total number and proportion of universal credit claimants who have applied for advance payments is in each of the past five years;...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce length of time it takes for a claimant to receive their first universal credit payment after the...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Bradford East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job seeker's allowance claimants in Bradford East were subjected to sanctions in each year from 2010.

      Disability: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the report entitled, The Disability Price Tag 2019, published by Scope in February 2019, what steps her Department is taking...

      Personal Independence Payment: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time was for a hearing for a claimant appealing a personal independence payment decision in Leeds in 2018.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to improve information for (a) job seekers and (b) employees on the support available through Access to Work.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of claimant complaints relating to the late receipt of letters advising of appointments with health...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on disabled people.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of natural migration to universal credit on severely disabled people.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of benefit (a) sanctions and (b) conditionality on disabled people.

      Christmas Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of (a) personal independence payment and (b) disability living allowance were (i) entitled to the £10...

      Christmas Bonus: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have contacted her Department since 1 December 2018 on non-payment of the 2018 Christmas bonus.

      Personal Independence Payment: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth, Official Report column 969, how she plans to merge the...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the medical records of claimants will be made available automatically to her Department as part of the new digital system for social...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to improve the (a) quality, (b) validity and (c) reliability of the (i) work capability and (ii) personal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit claimants have verified their identity face-to-face in a jobcentre in each year for which information is...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what methods universal credit claimants can use to confirm their identity other than face-to-face at a jobcentre or using GOV.UK Verify.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Insects: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the study published in the journal Biological Conservation entitled Worldwide decline of the entomofauna:...

    • Recycling: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the recycling rates in Nottinghamshire in each year since 2015.

      Flood Control: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of flood prevention schemes in small conurbations in Oxfordshire.

      Flood Control: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Environment Agency is receiving adequate funding to prevent flooding...

      Peat Bogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the value of blanket bog peat lands to (a) carbon sequestration and (b) flood prevention.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of deaths that can be attributed to poor air quality in (a) Coventry,...

      Coeliac Disease: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made on the effect on the supply chains of coeliac produce of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the debate of 25 February 2019, on Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection) motion debate, Official...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the transition from the asylum accommodation COMPASS contracts to the Asylum Accommodation and Support Transformation...

    • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on animal welfare standards at the Defence Science and Technology...

      Home Office: Public Consultation

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

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 222793 on applications for looked-after children through the EU Settlement Scheme,...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the time taken for each Emergency Travel Document application to be secured for a person in immigration detention for...

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the total spend on legal representation for police (a) forces and (b) staff at inquests on people...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings he held with his Department's Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 December 2018 and 28 February 2019.

    • Government Digital Service: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to increase neurodiversity within the Government Digital Service.

      Government Digital Service: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what mandatory cybersecurity courses are offered by the GDS Academy.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with relation to the oral contribution from the Prime Minister on 20th February 2019 in Volume 654, Column 1465, whether the commitment to waiving...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Joint Funds Unit will (a) conduct and (b) publish regular reviews of Conflict, Security and Stability Fund programmes for which information is...

      Cabinet Office: Communication

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his Department's budget for communications was in each of the last three years for which data is available.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will commit to excluding the NHS and other public services from future trade deals.

    • Trade Agreements: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government will take to exempt the NHS and other public services from future trade deals.

      Trade Agreements: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) the NHS and (b) other public services will be excluded from future trade deals.

      Trade Agreements: NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he plans to take to ensure that future trade deals do not require the NHS to outsource further services to private providers.

      Trade Agreements: NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make it his Department's policy to exclude health services from all future trade agreements.

      Trade Agreements: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether it is his policy to exclude contracts for the delivery of (a) NHS and social care services and (b) other public services from future...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether it is the Government's policy to support future trade agreement which will reduce existing (a) consumer, (b) environmental and (c)...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether it is his policy to support the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement-style measures in future trade agreements.

      Common Customs Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of maintaining regulatory alignment and the Common External Tariff...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the definition of extremism used by OFCOM is aligned with the definition used by...

    • Garden Bridge Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to undertake an inquiry into the Garden Bridge Trust; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Consultation

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

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to improve access to high speed broadband for small rural businesses.

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) a maximum level of funding for the administration and (b)...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many video games businesses have breached the Competition and Markets Authority’s set of Principles for Online and...

      Technology: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of women who work in the (a) tech and (b) ICT sectors.

  • Prime Minister

  • Women and Equalities

    • Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the legislation on sexual harassment in the workplace.

    • Government Equalities Office: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the guidance entitled, Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance, how many suppliers were allocated contracts by her...

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect an announcement on the next stage of development of a southern rail link to London Heathrow Airport.

    • Airports: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that all UK airports and RAF bases are supplied with military grade drone detection equipment, and that training is...

      Large Goods Vehicles: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in a no-deal Brexit, they intend to issue European Conference of Ministers of Transport permits to UK lorry drivers; and if so, how many they plan to issue.

      Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the UK aviation sector.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Seas and Oceans: Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking with international partners to address the decline in marine oxygen levels linked to climate change and warmer seas.

    • BMW: Oxford

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with BMW about the future of the MINI manufacturing plant in Oxford in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Henley on 7 March, whether the proposed clauses on workers' rights for inclusion in the Withdrawal Agreement and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure the principles of the Social Value Act 2012 are being properly embedded in all public procurement processes and contracts.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Gambling: Health Hazards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they spent on educational programmes for GPs on the potential health risks associated with gambling in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, (3) 2017, and (4) 2018;...

    • Anaesthetics: North Yorkshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of anaesthetists in North Yorkshire; and whether they consider that number is adequate.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the increase to the current year's NHS budget in each of the next five financial years.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide for the prescription of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy as part of NHS treatment.

      Disinfectants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what systems are in place to ensure the quality and efficacy of disinfectant products sold to NHS hospitals and the wider market.

  • Department for Education

    • Music: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which organisations were (1) asked to, and (2) did, bid for the contract to draft the new model music curriculum.

    • Citizenship: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 23 January (HL12924), how many bursaries were provided to those who began training as citizenship...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decrease in school spending per pupil in England on pupil educational achievement between 2009 and 2018.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Type 31 Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much UK steel will be used in the Type 31e frigate programme.

    • Type 26 Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to order the next Type 26 frigate; and whether it will be a batch order for five ships.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether consideration will be given to extending the pilot replacement Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAWs) Scheme to allow previous licensed SAWs operators to...

  • Home Office

    • Proscribed Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions members of organisations proscribed in UK legislation have been denied access to the UK to attend conferences organised by the...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Borders: Irish Sea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what physical arrangements would be necessary to provide a border between the EU and the UK in the Irish Sea.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with relevant authorities to improve security and safety measures at football matches.

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