Written answers

Friday, 22 March 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Government subsidy the Northern railway franchise will receive in the next financial year.

    • Forests: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to adopt the finding of Natural England on the planting ratio of 30:1 to ensure conservation of the ancient woodlands that will...

      Transport: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of (a) the trials led by HyDeploy to convert the UK’s domestic gas grid to hydrogen and (b) how those trials can be...

      Eurotunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what role his Department has in the selection and prioritisation of projects listed under paragraph 1 (a) to (f) of the Eurotunnel obligations under...

      Eurotunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the process is for parties to agree additional or alternate projects as set out in paragraph 1, sub section (f) of the Eurotunnel obligations...

      Eurotunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps have been taken to ensure that projects that will be undertaken by Eurotunnel under the terms of the Government settlement agreement are...

      Eurotunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funds are recoverable to the Department from the Government settlement agreement if Eurotunnel do not spend the £33 million within a...

      Eurotunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what happens to any sum of money not spent in equal parts within 21 months of receipt of each instalment as set out in paragraph (3) of the Government...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Babies: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on childcare support for parents of ill or...

    • Public Houses: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that the upcoming Pubs Code review includes a full public consultation.

      Job Creation: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to help businesses create more highly skilled jobs in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Wind Power: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK employment law applies to shipping companies contracted to (a) transport, (b)...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effect of pre-construction agreements between offshore wind farm owners and...

      Public Houses: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to begin a review of the Pubs Code.

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on additional paid leave for (a) parents...

      Trading Standards: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for the enforcement of trading standards.

      Hydrogen: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the H21 North of England report by H21 et al. published in November 2018, what assessment he has made...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, further to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question HL13127, whether his Department relies on the assurances provided by the...

    • Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether officials from his Department attended the proceedings in Bahrain on 25 February 2019 in which the three-year prison...

      Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Bahrain on the case of the family members Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei.

      Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that journalists' trade unions internationally are (a) consulted on the UK's media freedom...

      Colombia: Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to make representations to his counterpart in Colombia on approving the statutory law that will give the...

      Colombia: Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if we will make representations to the Government of Colombia on ensuring that the Special Jurisdiction for Peace is...

      Iran: BBC Persian Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made in the last three months to (a) the Iranian Ambassador in London and (b) the Government of...

      Rugby: World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to (a) update and (b) promote travel vaccination advice in advance of the 2019 Rugby World...

      Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the treaties from which the UK has unilaterally withdrawn since 1 January 1988.

      United Arab Emirates: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of revising its advice to UK citizens travelling to the United...

      Chechnya: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Russian counterpart on human rights in Chechnya; and if he will make a statement.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the viability of the ceasefire agreement in Yemen, and if he will make a statement.

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to the UN's Special Rapporteur on the human rights of the Baha'i in the Islamic...

      Philippines: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in the Philippines on apprehending those responsible for bombing a church in...

      Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Saudi counterpart on the imprisonment of Prince Turki bin Abdullah.

      Chevening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times he has used Chevening House for (a) Departmental and (b) personal uses since he took office; and what the...

      Guyana: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Guyana on the need to call elections within the constitutional time limit...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service: Stress

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2019 to Question 231901, whether he has made an assessment of the potential benefits of mindfulness-based...

    • Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the population living with a limiting long term illness in (a) Denbighshire, (b) Wales and (c) the UK.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the ending of new HIV transmissions in England by 2030.

    • Breast Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to promote awareness of Asda’s Tickled Pink campaign in order to encourage people to check their breasts.

      NHS 111: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of calls to the (a) NHS 111 service and (b) NHS 111 BSL service resulted in the dispatch of an ambulance in the last year...

      Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the continuation of supply of methadone in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many consultants his Department has hired in each year since 2016; and what the cost to the public purse of that process has been.

      Tomography: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2019 to Question 231557 on Tomography: Procurement, what additional engagement was undertaken by the...

      Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many biomedical scientists left hospital screening laboratories in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the current average time is for cervical screening results in each laboratory linked to each NHS Trust and Foundation Trust in...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on (a) staffing levels and (b) waiting times of the centralisation of cervical...

      Prescriptions: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many penalty notices were issued by the NHSBSA in Dudley prior to the rollout of universal credit in each year for which information...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many European Health Insurance Cards in circulation have been issued to people with a registered disability.

      Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the 20-day minimum threshold charge for UK citizens and British passport holders who have used the NHS but...

      Tomography: Oxfordshire

      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 meetings he held with representatives from...

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to secure EU healthcare benefits for UK students studying in the EU after September 2019 on the...

  • Department for International Development

    • UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the long-term viability of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees.

    • South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her policy is on maintaining levels of funding for conflict reduction projects in South Sudan.

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to mitigate the effects of climate change on the ability of developing countries to provide...

      Developing Countries: Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what bilateral discussions she has had with other donor Governments on support for nutrition programmes following the publication of...

  • Department for Education

    • Sanitary Protection: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Spring Statement 2019, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing every secondary school age female with a...

    • Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the degree to which standards are adequately and continuously assessed by OFSTED at schools where the most recent...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he's taken to support access to schooling for children with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Action for Children press release entitled Children's funding slashed by a...

      Early Language, Literacy and Communication Apps Expert Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what meetings are scheduled of his Department's advisory panel on early years, language, literacy and communication apps.

      Department for Education: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many consultants his Department has hired in each year since 2016; and at what cost to the public purse.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will take steps to ensure that the proportion of students at a school receiving private tuition is taken into account when...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussion he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Governments on the establishment of a cross-Government plan...

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to provide free sanitary products to girls in primary schools.

      Schools: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate has he made of the number of schools closing early as a result of a lack of resources.

      Teachers: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of people teaching English in secondary schools who do not have a degree in that subject.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children there were in (a) Warrington, (b) the North West and (c) England in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Social Services: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the financial sustainability of children's services in Warrington.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with (a) university groups and (b) UUK on the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on UK students...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the UK is not seen as a safe haven for people suspected of committing international crimes.

    • Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many tents were given to prisoners on discharge from jails in England and Wales in each of the last 12 months.

      Prison Officers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what lessons have been learned from recent prison officer recruitment campaigns.

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what additional resources he has provided to prison governors in the last 12 months to help them foster a good working environment for their staff.

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken in the last 12 months to improve physical conditions in prisons.

      Dangerous Driving: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were prosecuted for causing death by dangerous driving in 2018.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will outline the support services available for export businesses seeking to expand in global markets.

    • Hydrogen: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the answer to the Answer of 29 November 2018 to Question 195615 on Hydrogen: Technology, if he will publish his...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on compliance with WTO rules of the UK applying no controls on the Northern Ireland...

      Exports: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will clarify the divergence between his Answer of 11 March 2019 to Question 229204 which stated that two Standard Individual Export...

      Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of removing members of the Saudi-led coalition from the white list of countries to...

      Hawk Aircraft: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to promote the export of Hawk training aircraft to allies.

      Hawk Aircraft: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he has taken to identify potential export opportunities for Hawk training aircraft in (a) Qatar, (b) Kuwait, (c) Bahrain, (d)...

      Trade Remedies (Dumping and Subsidisation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he had with Cabinet colleagues on the timetable for parliamentary scrutiny of the Trade Remedies (Dumping and...

      Trade Remedies (Dumping and Subsidisation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he had with Cabinet colleagues on the timetable for parliamentary scrutiny of the Trade Remedies (Increase in Imports...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2019 to Question 229223 on Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce, how...

    • Public Lavatories: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his consultation on Changing Places; how long that consultation will run; and what assessment...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been allocated to the Troubled Families programme (a) nationally, (b) regionally and (c) in each...

      Temporary Accommodation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many children in each local authority area within the Liverpool City Region have resided in temporary...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many children have been supported through the Troubled Families programme in each year since that programme has...

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to ensure private rented tenants are secure from Section 21 evictions following a complaint.

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average cost of leasehold enfranchisement for (a) leasehold houses, (b) leasehold...

      Temporary Accommodation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of families with children of (a) pre school age, (b) primary age and (c)...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the latest Building Safety Programme: Monthly Data Release, whether the 163 private residential...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the fire safety risk to residents in developments containing one or more of the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • HMS Forth: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Royal Navy officially accepted HMS Forth; when her sea trials commenced; and what the date is when sea trails are expected to be completed.

    • Welbeck College: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what value for money criteria were used to make the decision to close Welbeck College; whether that criteria will be used to assess the sustainability...

      Ministry of Defence: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many consultants his Department has hired in each year since 2016; and what the cost of that process has been to the public purse.

      France: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many surviving British veterans who fought for the liberation of France during the second world war are waiting (a) to have their applications to...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2019 to Question 232090, on Saudi Arabia: Military Aid, how many RAF personnel have been employed on secondment to...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2019 to Question 232090 on Saudi Arabia: Military Aid, how many RAF personnel are currently employed on secondment to...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2019 to Question 232090 on Saudi Arabia: Military Aid, what records his Department holds on breaches of the...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2019 to Question 232090, on Saudi Arabia: Military Aid, whether employees of BAE Systems are subject to the same...

      Warrior Armoured Vehicle: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timeframe is for the completion of the Warrior 2 (a) manned firing trials and (b) other trials.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2019 to Question 229818, whether there are any RAF personnel or workers under contract to the UK Government that are...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has paid out in compensation to service personnel and their families living in Service Family Accommodation due to poor housing...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 211712 on Universal Credit, when her Department plans to provide a substantive answer to...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when Ministers authorised a change to the ESA65B letter to GPs telling them there is no longer a need for them to supply fit notes to their...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sick and disabled people have lost social security support payments whilst they appealed their work capability assessment as a result...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the changes to her Department's ESA65B letter to GPs on employment and support allowance claimants.

      Universal Credit: EEA Nationals and EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department’s policy on eligibility for universal credit for EU and EEA nationals has changed in the last six months.

      Universal Credit: EEA Nationals and EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library her Department’s guidance to job centres on EU and EEA nationals claiming universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons funding for the Community Partner Programme will be withdrawn from March 2019; and what assessment she has made of the...

      Universal Credit: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to undertake an evaluation of (a) the Community Partner Programme and (b) that programme’s effect on claimants with...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether data collected by her Department on universal credit claimants is disaggregated to take account of disabilities.

      Universal Credit: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what mental health training is provided to work coaches supporting claimants of universal credit; and what assessment has been made of the...

      Housing Benefit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in each Welsh (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority had their housing benefit payments reduced as a result...

      Food Insecurity Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of 4 March 2019 by the hon. Member for South Shields, Official Report, column 749, what plans the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that High Speed Two will not affect the protection of woodlands.

    • Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a maximum five-year sentence for animal cruelty as a deterrent to...

      Food: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, what guidance he has provided to agri-food exporters on food labelling in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal;...

      Animals and Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to ensure that all animals and animal products from outside the EU enter Northern Ireland...

      Wildlife: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many wildlife licensing enforcement actions have been undertaken by Natural England in each year since 2010.

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of being party to a legally binding international treaty on plastics...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many consultants his Department has hired in each year since 2016; and what the cost of that process has been to the public purse.

    • Radicalism: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of right-wing extremism in the West Midlands.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what effect any extension to Article 50 would have on the (a) EU Settled Status Scheme for EEA nationals and (b) the full opening of that...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the emergency summit on knife crime announced on 6 March will take place.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if in the absence of the Northern Ireland Assembly she will make a decision on a teachers pay award for Northern Ireland.

    • City Deals: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the timetable is for finalising the (a) Londonderry Strabane City Deal and (b) other Northern Ireland City Deals.

  • Treasury

    • Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons money wrongly paid to HMRC in January 2000 was not returned to the Roadchef Employee Benefits Trust until September 2018.

    • Sugar: Taxation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to extend financial levies on sugar in food and drink to more food and drink categories.

      Treasury: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many consultants his Department has hired in each year since 2016; and what the cost of that process has been to the public purse.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff are employed by HMRC; and how many additional staff have been employed by HMRC as a result of preparations for the UK leaving the EU.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to (a) stop goods subject to tariffs flowing freely from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland and (b) stop those...

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions the Government has held with the EU on the steps the EU will need to take to (a) protect the integrity of the Single Market, (b) protect...

      Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what data his Department holds on the ages of people who claim married couple's allowance.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to equalize VAT between privately-owned companies and the NHS in relation to pharmaceutical procurement.

      London Capital and Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to compensate people who invested in London Capital of Finance.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to develop a strong market for age and identity verification products to (a) protect young...

    • BBC Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to speak to BBC NI on its commissioning process and independent accountability during his visit to Northern...

      Charity Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer 14 March 2019 to Question 229162 on Charity Commission: Finance, how many years the additional...

      Office for Civil Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2019 to Question 218152 on Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit, how...

      Office for Civil Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many officials in his Department are working for the Office for Civil Society.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many meetings the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society has had with (a) social enterprises,...

      Radio: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of people employed in the radio industry in each of the nations and regions of the UK...

      Commercial Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department undertook an impact assessment of the effect of changes to localness guidelines for commercial radio on...

  • Prime Minister

    • UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many official meetings she has had with each of her EU counterparts since June 2016.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Chevening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many times he has used Chevening House for (a) departmental and (b) personal use since he came into office in November 2018; and...

  • Department for Transport

    • Chris Grayling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 13 March (HL14243), whether they will list the meetings conducted by the Secretary of State for Transport on...

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the £24 million of additional funding for maintained nursery schools will be distributed; and what estimate they have made of the amount per capita.

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy with regard to parents of state funded schools being asked to provide funding to support the operations of those schools.

      Female Genital Mutilation: Primary Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to educate primary school children about the harmful effects of FGM as part of relationships and sex education; and to include any such...

      Free School Meals: Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of individuals who were identified as entitled to income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) but who were...

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 11 March (HL Deb, cols 831–3), what progress has been made on discussions about a domestic...

      Post-18 Education and Funding Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have taken place, or are planned, with HM Treasury regarding the balancing of funding between colleges and universities as a result of the Review...

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