Written answers

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the route operator's (a) revenue and (b) service level provision of the decision to delay improvement...

    • East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the incumbent East Coast route operator's (a) revenue and (b) service level provision in the event that...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to publish its response to its consultation, Bus Services Act 2017: accessible information.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people working on the airport capacity programme are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier resource and (c) civil servants.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the letter of 20 March 2019 from the Prime Minister to Midland Connect, whether the potential changes to phase 2b of the High Speed...

      Railway Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on proposals for new stations within the greenbelt.

      Railway Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on dealing with proposals from transport authorities for new stations which do not fall within that authority's area.

      Department for Transport: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason his Department has not published the transparency data entitled Dft: Spending over £25,000 for the months of (a) October, (b)...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the document entitled Bus Services Act 2017: Bus Open Data Consultation Response: Moving Britain Ahead, published by his Department...

      Railways: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to improve regional rail connectivity in the Easington constituency through funding the expansion of the Tyne and Wear Metro...

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether priority funding has been awarded under the Access for All scheme to (a) Rock Ferry and (b) Birkenhead Park stations.

      Railways: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the independent report commissioned by Network Rail to investigate the possible locations for a new sleeper factory to replace its...

      Railways: Bescot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the amount spent by Network Rail to date on its proposal for a new sleeper factory at Bescot Rail Yard to replace the...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representation his Department has received from representatives from the Department's Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee on the effect...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department or officials have had with the Office of Rail and Road on his Department's consultation on Disabled People's...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196148 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education, what the...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the corrected Answer of 18 March 2019 to Question 196150 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education, how...

      Liu Feiyue and Wang Quanzhang

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the recent jail sentences given to (a) journalist and human rights...

      Gaza: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure there is an independent and transparent investigation into killings on the Gaza border in 2018.

      Christianity: Oppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government is taking to help tackle the persecution of Christians overseas.

      India: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in India on the persecution of Christians in that country.

      Papua:: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Indonesian Government on West Papuan political prisoners held in West Papua and...

      Papua: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote human rights of West Papuans.

      Thailand: Elections and Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Thai Government on (a) outcome of that country’s election and (b)...

      USA: North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US administration on the (a) imposition and (b) maintenance of...

      Crimea: Tatars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to (a) the Russian Ambassador in London and (b) his Russian counterpart on actions taken...

      Brunei: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific made representations to the Government of Brunei on the whipping and...

      Malta: Hijacking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Maltese authorities on preventing additional occurrences of hijacking such as the recent...

      Brunei: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government will take in response to the decision by Brunei to introduce a new Penal Code which could result in...

      China: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2018 to Question 185605, if he will make representations to the World Health Organisation...

      China: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer on 6 November 2018 to Question 185606, if he will formally request that World Health Organisation...

      China: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the World Health Organisation's access to China to evaluate the Chinese organ...

      China: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the validity of reports of forced organ extraction in China.

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      What recent assessment he has made of progress through international co-operation on tackling climate change.

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      What recent assessment he has made of progress through international co-operation on tackling climate change.

      Pacific Alliance: Foreign Relations

      What plans he has to strengthen the UK's relations with Pacific Alliance countries.

      Press Freedom

      What diplomatic steps he is taking to help protect the rights and freedoms of journalists throughout the world.

      Sudan: Human Rights

      What diplomatic steps he is taking to respond to human rights concerns in Sudan.

      Cyprus: Politics and Government

      What recent discussions he has had with international partners on delivering a negotiated settlement to reunite Cyprus.

  • Attorney General

    • Extradition: USA

      To ask the The Attorney General, for what reasons three former Credit Suisse employees, Andrew James Pearse, Surjan Singh and Detelina Vaneva Subeva who are subject to an extradition request from...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many oncology patients have been registered to receive treatment through the NHS in each year since 2010.

    • Cancer: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) nurses and (b) doctors are specifically employed within the oncology speciality.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS England plans to continue to fund the NICE commissioning support programme until the capacity of the NICE appraisal programme...

      Clinical Priorities Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which clinical policies awaiting review by the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group involve the use of the NICE commissioning support programme.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many adults started eating disorder treatment in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many adults were referred for assessment of a suspected eating disorder in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18; and what proportion of those...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the size of the workforce was in working time equivalent of (a) community eating disorders services for children and young people...

      Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to establish a diagnostic and care pathway for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the increase in anti-microbial resistance.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans NHS England has to ensure that every child and adolescent mental health service includes speech and language therapists.

      Speech and Language Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans Public Health England has to align the Healthy Child Programme service specification with the Speech, Language and...

      Speech and Language Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children and young people in contact with liaison and diversion services have speech, language and communication needs.

      Mental Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria will be used to determine which professionals can train to become an Approved Mental Capacity Professional; and whether...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people (a) eligible for and (b) that have taken up Healthy Start vouchers.

      Veganism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) take steps to ensure that vegan meals are offered to inpatients diagnosed with eating disorders and (b) encourage drug...

      Brineura

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to make Cerliponase alfa, marketed as Brineura, available on the NHS for the treatment of ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2.

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the merits of raising the current clinical age limits for screening for (a) breast and (b) cervical cancer.

      Alopecia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been diagnosed with alopecia in the UK.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people working on the Procurement Transformation Programme are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier resource and (c) civil servants.

      Health Services: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with his devolved Assembly counterparts on health inequalities throughout the UK.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of people being able to self-refer for a smear test in a local sexual health clinic.

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the 2019 voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access affordability mechanism, whether his Department has...

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the 2019 voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access affordability mechanism, whether his Department has...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to encourage organ donation.

      Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve services for people with autism.

      Drugs and Medical Equipment: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking ensure that UK pharmaceutical and medical companies will not be disadvantaged by unregulated imports...

      Pregnancy Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was spent from the public purse on the Commission on Human Medicines Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Tests.

      East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust spent on legal fees on its appeal to the First Tier Tribunal with respect to the...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of eligible new parents received the recommended health visitor visits at (a) 28 weeks of pregnancy, (b)...

      Autism and Learning Disability: Psychiatric Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what baseline figure his Department will use to measure progress in reducing the number of people with...

      Dyspraxia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were referred by their GP for a Dyspraxia assessment in each of the last ten years; how many of those assessments...

      Dermatology: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the national coverage of consultant dermatologists, particularly in rural or remote areas.

      Health Services: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 232640, what steps he is taking to ensure that refugees who don’t speak English...

      NHS: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of sexual misconduct claims in the NHS since 2010-11; what the cost was of settling those claims;...

      Skin Cancer: Sunbeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to require sunbed premises to provide prescribed health information to all...

      Hospitals: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of hospital buildings, of all heights, that use combustible cladding or combustible insulation.

      Radio Waves: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has conducted research on the potential effects on public health of radio waves and 5G signals; and if he will...

      Life Expectancy: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and (b) other Cabinet colleagues on trends in female...

      Hospices: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2019 to Question 235379 on Hospices: Children, what the value will be of the NHS England...

  • Department for Education

    • STEM Subjects: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the skills gap in STEM subjects.

    • Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which (a) individuals and (b) organisations were sent copies of the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what requests for information relating to (a) abortion and (b) sex and relationships education were made to his Department and its predecessor under...

      Schools: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will place in the Library copies of the Memorandum of Understanding and any other data-sharing agreement for pupil, student and workforce data...

      Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2018 to Question 201097 on Pupils: Personal Records, what methods schools have as available to them as joint...

      Free School Meals: North Norfolk

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

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on the provision of education to girls on domestic violence against men and boys.

      Schools: Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to allocate funding from the public purse to the procurement of defibrillators by schools.

      Pupil Referral Units: Speech Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which Pupil Referral Units (a) employ speech and language therapists or (b) have access to speech and language therapy services.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to consult experts in speech, language and communication on the development of the early career framework for teachers' curricula...

      Children in Care: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2019 to Question 216909 on Children in Care: Health Services, what discussions the consortium of partners...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to respond to the letter to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families of 19 November 2018 on his...

      Schools: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve air quality outside schools.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons he has withdrawn his Department's myth-busting guide for local authorities on their obligations on children's care; and what plans he...

      Social Services: Romford

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

      Schools: Homophobia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of homophobic abuse of pupils in schools.

      Schools: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many violent incidents directed at teachers at schools there were in each of the last five academic years.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review will prioritise funding services for disabled children and implement the Disabled Children's...

      Universities: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many university scholarships for the full value of tuition fees were awarded in the last two years in each constituent part of the UK.

      Students: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps is his Department taking to increase student accommodation on campus for universities located in rural areas.

      Children: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to schools to help them identify young carers so that appropriate support with their education can be provided.

      Children: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities meet their statutory duties to provide transition assessments to young carers.

      Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to extend data collection for care leavers aged 22-25 under its staying put policy.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the (a) terms of reference and (b) scope is of his Department's review of the Apprenticeship Levy.

      Pupils: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the level of in-school hunger among children in England.

      Free Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new school places his Department estimates will be created by the free schools programme in the (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new school places his Department estimates will be created by all centrally funded school places programmes in the (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20...

      Care Leavers and Children in Care: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked after children and care leavers aged 16-18 years old have been living in supported accommodation outside of their local authority area...

      Care Leavers and Children in Care: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked after children and care leavers aged 16 to 18 years old were living independently in supported accommodation or otherwise in each of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people working on developing the Future IT Sourcing Programme are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier resource and (c) civil servants.

    • Ministry of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people working on developing HM Courts & Tribunals Service Reform Re-provisioning are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier resource and (c)...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Drug Rehabilitation Requirements have been granted by courts in England in each of the last two years for which figures are available.

      Speech Therapy: Codes of Pratice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what speech and language therapy representation there is on the group working on revision of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints the Legal Aid Agency has received in each of the last five years.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints relating to housing cases the Legal Aid Agency has received in each of the last five years.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many countries in the Commonwealth have not agreed a trade deal with the UK for when the UK leaves the EU.

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to Answer of 8 March 2019 to Question 227160, how many staff have been employed by his Department in each month since 31 January 2019.

      Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans his Department has for imposing a ban on the importation of fur products.

      Trade Promotion: Brunei

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the UK Trade Envoy to Brunei made representations to the Government of Brunei on the whipping and stoning to death of LGBT+ people...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what Department plans he has to replicate the infrastructure investment priorities of the European Regional...

    • Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress is being made on introducing mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector.

      Private Rented Housing: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of preventing landlords and letting agents from...

      Housing: Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that houses in multiple occupancy meet the standards prescribed under the Housing...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Written Statement of 24 July 2018, Official Report HCWS927, when the Government plans to publish its...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people who were made homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire have not been found permanent accommodation.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 236427 on Buildings: Insulation, what information his Department...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 236427, for what reasons his Department did not issue a frequently...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel have been suspended or reprimanded as a result of incidents and alleged incidents of domestic abuse in each year for which...

    • NATO Countries: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps he has taken to encourage NATO allies to meet the pledge to spend 2 per cent of GDP on defence.

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the value of partnering with the French Government in the development of the UK's military capability.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the remaining nine Reaper drones to be decommissioned ahead of the purchase of sixteen Protector drones from the United States.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to recent naval incursions by Spanish vessels into UK territorial waters around Gibraltar, what assessment he has made of the potential...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants who applied for (a) attendance allowance, (b) employment support allowance and (c) universal credit have died within six...

    • Employment and Support Allowance: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment support allowance claimants who have had their application rejected under normal rules have subsequently reapplied for...

      Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants who have had their application rejected under normal rules have subsequently reapplied for that social...

      Attendance Allowance: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many attendance allowance claimants who have had their application rejected under normal rules have subsequently reapplied for that social...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 Feb 2019 to Question 209781 on Personal Independence Payment, how many personal independence payments claimants...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 Feb 2019 to Question 209781 on Personal Independence Payment, what the average length of time was between a...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that arrears are not discarded without the permission of the parent to whom the arrears are owed when cases...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to ensure the use of previous tribunal decisions in the event of (a) new assessments or (b) re-assessments.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what sanctions her Department have put in place under the Child Maintenance Service for receiving parents who do not keep the service informed...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on the consultation into legislating for collective defined contribution pension schemes in the UK.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times a request for a Statement of Reasons pertaining to the allocation of universal credit (limited capability to work) has not been...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to the letter of 10 January 2019 from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central on behalf of her constituent Mr Neil Rothnie.

      Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the level of coordination between the Pensions Regulator and the Financial Conduct Authority in relation to...

      Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the Independent Food Aid Network report, published in March 2019, that...

      Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of personal independence payment applications were (a) refused and (b) withdrawn in the last 12 months.

      Employment: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to assess the level of in-work poverty in the UK.

      Electronic Government: Dyspraxia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has received feedback from Dyspraxics on the accessibility of its online platforms.

      Universal Credit: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2019 to Question 232095 on universal credit: refugees, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the merits of providing state-funded food banks.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the interim findings of her Department's study entitled Factors driving the use of food banks.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will ensure that dog attacks on cats are recorded by police forces when he meets with the National Police...

    • Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the regulations governing the use of the whip in horse racing.

      Plastics: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the feasibility of banning the use of non-recyclable plastics in Nottinghamshire.

      Food: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support the food and beverage sector in Nottinghamshire.

      Agriculture Bill 2017-19

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the list of agricultural products in schedule 1 part 1 of the Agriculture Bill does not include sheepmeat...

      Bees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding his Department has allocated to encourage farmers to plant more wildflowers to reverse the decline of bees.

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's implementation, management and monitoring of marine...

      Seafood: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department has commissioned on the threats of changes to the (a) temperature, (b) pH and (c) level of...

      Polluter Pays Principle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has plans to introduce a polluter pays principle.

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to demonstrate the effect of all economic activities to help (a) consumers, (b)...

  • Home Office

    • Religious Buildings: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing the funding for the protection for mosques in line with that provided for...

    • Migrant Workers: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that the number of (a) NHS and (b) care workers recruited from (i) EEA and (ii) non-EEA countries is...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of establishing identity scanner locations to process applications for the EU...

      Migrant Workers: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to extend the Tier 2 visa salary exemption for nurses to EEA nationals in the event that the UK leaves the EU.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when it is planned to open the EU settlement scheme in full in the event that the UK’s departure from the EU is delayed.

      Immigration Controls: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to open new e-passport gates at UK airports.

      Immigration Controls: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which nationalities were able to use e-passport gates in (a) 2016, (b) 2017, (c) 2018 and (d) to date in 2019; and which nationalities are...

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people working on the Smarter Working Programme are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier resource and (c) civil servants.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people working on developing Digital Services at the Border are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier resource and (c) civil servants.

      Disclosure and Barring Service: Tata Consultancy Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the decision for Tata to replace Capita as IT providers for the Decision Barring Service, whether his Department has met...

      Migrant Workers: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a £30,000 annual salary threshold for intermediate and high-skilled migrant...

      Migrant Workers: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure effective recruitment from EU and non-EU countries to meet demand for (a) NHS and (b) care workers after...

      Migrant Workers: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the salary exemption for nurses under Tier 2 visas will remain in force after the UK leaves the EU; and whether that exemption will...

      Migrant Workers: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure care workers can continue to come and work in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Migrant Workers: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on ensuring the effective recruitment of care...

      Asylum: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress his Department has made on the (a) production and (b) rollout of compulsory training on religion or belief claims for all...

      Visas: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to extend the the salary exemption for international nurses under the Tier 2 visa process to citizens of the...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria his Department will use to allocate the additional funds for tackling knife crime announced in the Spring Statement to the (a)...

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full time equivalent firefighters there have been in each year since 2010.

      Visas: Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the refusal rate has been for applications for visitor visas from Tanzania in each of the last three (a) years and (b) months.

      Asylum: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure the (a) integration and (b) assimilation of settled asylum seekers.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people working on developing the IT Transformation Programme are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier resource and (c) civil servants.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish a list of attendees to the Prime Minister's knife crime summit.

      Police: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department holds data on the change in the number of schools-based police officers since 2010.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2019 to Question 227161 on Home Office: Staff, how many staff have been employed by his Department in...

      Serious Violence Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether representatives from the (a) Department of Health and (b) Department of Education have been to each meeting of the serious violence...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from which programmes will the £20 million re-prioritised from the Home Office towards the £100 million knife crime contingency...

      Crime: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to tackle (a) retail crime and (b) violence against shopworkers; and if he will make a statement.

      Offensive Weapons Bill: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when a legislative consent motion regarding clauses 1 to 4 of the Offensive Weapons Bill was (a) issued and (b) to whom as the relevant...

      Shoplifting: Newcastle Upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to support retailers in Newcastle from shop theft.

  • Scotland Office

    • Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on reducing child poverty levels in Scotland.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people working on developing the Office for National Statistics Census Transformation Programme are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier...

    • Allergies: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) men and (b) women have died from anaphylaxis in each of the last ten years.

      Prime Minister: Facebook

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse was of each of the four Facebook adverts promoting the Prime Minister's speech to the nation on 20 March 2019; and...

      Government Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government has spent on (a) newspaper and magazine and (b) radio adverts advertising the potential effects of the UK leaving the EU; what...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Offensive Weapons Bill: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the decision on the legislative consent motions required for clauses 1 to 4 of the Offensive Weapons Bill will be made solely by the...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether in the absence of the Northern Ireland Assembly she plans to bring forward legislative proposals on amending the sale and supply of...

  • Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: South of England

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cumulative years of experience lost through staff redundancy by HMRC in south coast offices in 2018.

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Economic Operator Registration and Identification numbers have been issued by HMRC to (a) VAT-registered and (b) non-VAT-registered UK exporters...

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to promote the grants available to small businesses in relation to new customs requirements after the UK leaves the EU.

      Air Passenger Duty: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money was accrued to the public purse from Air Passenger Duty in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.

      Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions has he had with the Governor of the Bank of England on the level of interest rates.

      Economic Growth: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support economic growth in Northern Ireland in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Banks: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions has he had with representatives from banks on branch closures.

      Taxation: Bermuda

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2019 to Question 235377, on Taxation: Bermuda, whether his Department has made representations to the EU (a) member...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • National Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will provide a costed list of central government grants made to the National Trust in each year since 2010.

    • 4G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will make it its policy to extend mobile coverage with 4G technology to 95 per cent of the UK by the end of 2022.

      4G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government's policy to extend geographic mobile coverage to 95 per cent of the UK by the end of 2022 relates to 4G...

      Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has made an assessment of the effect on levels of nuisance calls of companies requiring consumers to...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2019 to Question 235376 on Voluntary Work: Young People, what the sources are of past...

      Cybercrime: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to help protect businesses from cyber attack after the cyber attack on Metro bank in...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • City Remembrancers Office

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what information he holds on the number of times the City Remembrancer has met with hon....

    • City Remembrancers Office

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what information he holds on how many times the City Remembrancer has been consulted on...

      City Remembrancers Office

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what information he holds on which Bills the City Remembrancer has been consulted on in...

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services: Working Hours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to tighten the regulations governing driving hours and rest periods for bus drivers on local routes to bring them into line with the...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the New Economic Foundation A Rail Network for Everyone: probing HS2 and its alternatives, published on 20...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact of the introduction of a system of graduated licences for new or young drivers.

      Cars: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to remain closely aligned with EU car safety standards in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

      Cycling: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to undertake a consultation on increasing penalties for cyclists who (1) ride through zebra crossings when pedestrians are on them, (2) ride...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they expect will be the final total cost of the Crossrail project; and when the line is expected to open.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it remains their policy that a third of the UK's future long-term energy requirements should be met by civil nuclear power.

    • International Evidence on the Impacts of Minimum Wages Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the review by Professor Arindrajit Dube of the international evidence on the impacts of minimum wages will begin; and when the review will make its interim...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Germany: Defence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Germany concerning the level of its contributions to defence spending as a NATO member.

    • Saudi Arabia: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about the detention, treatment and torture of Eman al-Nafjan and the other female prisoners...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Honours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 26 March (HL Deb, col 1709), what plans they have to fill the vacancies in the Order of the Companions...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hyperkalemia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote awareness of hyperkalaemia and its implications for patients with chronic kidney disease and heart failure.

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a disorderly Brexit on the supply of pharmaceuticals between the UK and EU member states.

      General Practitioners: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps have been taken to address concerns raised by the UN Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, the UN...

      Drugs: Shortages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, whether they have made any further preparations on stockpiling (1) pharmacy, and (2) general sales list, medicines in the event that Article 50 is extended.

      Vaccination: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that travel disruption could have on imports of vaccines in the event of a disorderly Brexit.

  • Department for Education

    • Voluntary Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that voluntary-aided schools that select 100 per cent of their pupils based on faith will have on religious integration.

    • Voluntary Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to provide funding for additional rounds of the new capital scheme for voluntary-aided schools; and if so, how often they intend to do so.

      Voluntary Schools: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the negative impact new fully religiously selective voluntary-aided schools could have on employment opportunities for teachers...

      Vocational Education: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 19 March (HLWS1393), what part the BTEC National Diploma will play in the future examination framework...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Arts and Literacy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they provide (1) funding, and (2) other support to prisons to run arts and literacy programmes; if so, what; and how they assess the impact of such...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase UK trade with Commonwealth countries after Brexit.

    • Imports: Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what trade agreements apply to goods coming from Israeli settlements (1) now, and (2) after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • World Down Syndrome Day

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mark the UN's World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March; and what steps they are taking to ensure that people with Down syndrome have equal...

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of households subject to the benefit cap that have moved into work in comparison with the number of households that have...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water: Shortages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address a potential long-term water shortage in the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Slavery: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that children are treated first as victims rather than defendants where cases involve one of the offences exempt from...

    • Police: Stun Guns

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to train police officers to use de-escalation techniques to reduce the number of incidents involving tasers; and what assessment they have...

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to requiring all police officers in England and Wales carrying tasers to be equipped with Body Worn Video devices in order to...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Treasury

    • Credit: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact on the viability of high streets in the UK of credit insurers reducing their cover for some high street retailers.

    • Hotels: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how a tax levied on hotel stays on a per night basis might impact cities and their tourism sectors.

      Overseas Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they granted a bilateral loan of £3.2 billion to the government of the Republic of Ireland in 2010.

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