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Written answers

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to increase the safety of people that use bicycles.

    • Transport: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the need for UK Government investment in transport infrastructure in South Wales after the UK leaves the...

      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, for what reason potential changes are being proposed to...

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Civil Aviation Authority team will take to engage with trade unions represented on the (a) Offshore Helicopter Safety Leadership and...

      Southeastern: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contingency plans he has to provide compensation to the shortlisted bidders for the Southeastern rail franchise for bidding costs incurred due to...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to exclude successful rail franchise bidders from bidding for other rail franchises in the interests of competition.

      Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2019 to Question 233527, if he will provide the number of contracts that were awarded by his Department without the...

      Railways: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans for improvements to be introduced to the Cheltenham or Gloucester to London rail links; and if he will make a statement.

      Network Rail: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish Network Rail senior employee salaries of over £100,000 pa by (a) name, (b) position and (c) salary range.

      Railways: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains operated with a second staff member on board in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018.

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve accessibility on the railway for disabled passengers.

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on driver only operation trains of the advice from the Equality and Human Rights...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department last revised the modal shift data for High Speed Two; and if he will publish those findings.

      Road Traffic Control: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Operation Brock (a) how many Highways England traffic officers have been redeployed to Kent and (b) how much money has been...

      Road Traffic Control: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures his Department has put in place to provide cover for the areas from which traffic officers have been redeployed to Kent as part of...

      Highways England: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what (a) reasons and (b) duration pay increases for staff at Highways England are at one per cent.

      Railways: Bescot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) officials of his Department have had with Network Rail on its plans to build a new sleeper factory at...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what sum Network Rail has spent on railway sleepers in the past 12 months; and whether Network Rail is stockpiling railway sleepers.

      Railways: Bescot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) Network Rail are working on Network Rail’s proposal to build a new sleeper factory at Bescot Rail...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Green Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has taken steps to support the Green Alliance’s Community Energy Manifesto; and if he will make a...

    • Innovate UK: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of Innovate UK grant funding has been awarded to (a) SMEs and (b) large companies since 2004; and what...

      European Research Council: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government has taken to ensure the latest cohort of successful European Research Council Advanced Grant...

      Civil Servants: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with the Cabinet Office on his Department having a civil service presence in...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Barnett consequentials for Scotland will be of the UK Government’s Regional Growth Fund in each year for...

      Regional Assistance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland on (a) regional aid for Scotland and (b)...

      Stocks and Shares: Channel Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies are registered with Companies House as listing on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Baltic States and Former Soviet Republics: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking with his overseas counterparts to tackle the distribution of disinformation in (a) Ukraine, (b) Belarus...

    • Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the his Department's Integrated Activity Fund in Bahrain .

      Bahrain: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he his making to his Bahraini counterpart on the welfare of female human rights defenders detained in Isa...

      Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in implementing an EU sanctions regime on the use of chemical weapons.

      Brunei: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has taken any steps to raise concerns with the Government of Brunei on the Sultan prescribing death by...

      Brunei: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans to update their travel advice to LGBT+ identifying British citizens working and visiting Brunei.

      Brunei: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to protect British citizens who identify as LGBT+ who are working and travelling in Brunei.

      Commonwealth: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to raise the issue of LGBT+ rights with other Commonwealth nations.

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to support further peace negotiations in South Sudan.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many consultants her department has hired since 2016; and what cost to the public purse has been of such consultants.

    • Welfare State: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions her Department has had with officials in the Department for Work and Pensions on the extension of mitigation payments on...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to maintain levels of funding for epilepsy (a) research and (b) treatment after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Epilepsy: Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled, Deaths associated with neurological conditions in England 2001 to 2014, published by Public Health...

      National Child Measurement Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of extending the National Child Measurement Programme to other primary school age...

      Alopecia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people in the UK who suffer with mental health as a consequence of alopecia.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money from the public purse has been spent on approving suppliers to the NHS in each of the last three years for which...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of CCGs that are using suppliers that have not been officially approved by the NHS.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people working on the CSC Local Service Provider Delivery Programme are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier resource and (c)...

      Health Education: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of holding classes in local schools to teach parents how to cook quick, nutritious...

      General Practitioners: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time for a non-emergency GP appointment was in Warrington at the last date for which figures are available.

      Prosthetics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department provides to hospitals on the recycling of parts from prosthetic limbs.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government is going to meet the targets for referral to treatment of individuals with eating disorders of (a) four weeks for...

      Halton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide funding for a new Halton Hospital; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made on the adequacy of the number of mental health beds.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many approved mental health professionals have been employed by the NHS in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many mental health social workers have been employed in each financial year since 2009-10.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children have died in psychiatric in-patient units in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many physical injuries have been caused to mental health patients by the use of restraint in each year since 2010.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 236571, what estimate she has made of the further number of deployments required...

    • Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 236571, what estimate she has made of the number of departmental staff that can be...

      Africa: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to help restrict the spread of Ebola in Africa.

      South Sudan: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support capacity building in South Sudan.

      Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2019 to Question 236571 on Department for International Development: Secondment, how many of the...

  • Department for Education

    • Higher Education: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the effect of the Augar Review of Post-18 Education and Funding on the higher education...

    • Universities: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of reducing tuition fees for English students on Welsh universities.

      Children: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department collects in relation to the effectiveness of early years early intervention strategies in (a) Sunderland and (b) the North East.

      Bristol University: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Daily Telegraph article entitled University cancels talk on extremist speakers, published on 26 March 2019, if he will...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons in England and Wales have body scanners installed; and whether his Department plans to introduce body scanners in further prisons.

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to implement simplified Out of Court Disposals following the 2014 pilot on Adult Out of Court Disposals; and if he...

      Crimes of Violence: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing tougher sanctions for people attacking shop-workers; and if he will make...

      Reoffenders: Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits of commencing section 151 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to allow courts to issue...

      Administration of Justice: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of funding for a national network of support services for women in the criminal justice system.

      Antisocial Behaviour: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding his Department allocates to measures designed to prevent and tackle antisocial behaviour among young people.

      Family Law: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many family law centres are operating in the UK.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many family courts centres are operating in the UK.

      Hunting Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) cautioned, (b) proceeded against and (c) convicted of an offence under the Hunting Act 2004 in each police force area in 2018.

      Reoffenders: Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of commencing Section 151 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to allow courts to deal...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the (a) trends in the number of and (b) proportion of personal...

      Offenders: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of former armed services personnel in (a) custody, (b) under probation supervision and (c) on parole...

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women in prison have been Released on Temporary Licence in the last 12 months; and how many women are currently on Release on Temporary Licence.

      Offenders: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish updated statistics on employment outcomes for women and men previously published in the Ministry of Justice (2013) National...

  • Treasury

    • Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of current (a) legal (b) administrative and (c) financial penalties for the provision of poor pension...

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made on drafting the 2019 spending review.

      Regional Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total amount of regional aid not subject to the Barnett formula (a) was for each year since 2009 and (b) is projected to be in each year for which...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2019 to Question 234212 on Revenue and Customs: Staff, whether 58,058 full-time equivalent staff includes Revenue and...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2019 to Question 220835 on Housing: Construction, when his Department will be...

    • Tenants' Rights: Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has plans to provide additional security of tenure rights for people who have a rented a...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many times the multi-agency group that was established to undertake soil surveying at Grenfell Tower has met since...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 29 November 2018, HCWS1126, Grenfell Update, if he will publish the...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 29 November 2018, HCWS1126, Grenfell Update, what progress has been made on...

      Hedges and Ditches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to strengthen regulations to prevent developers and landowners putting netting on hedgerows.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's document entitled Homelessness: Causes of Homelessness and Rough Sleeping,...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the RAF's (a) training resources and (b) number of training aircraft.

    • Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his oral contribution of 25 March 2019, Official Report, column 6, what steps the EU Commission has taken with regard to applying...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the number of people who will move to universal credit from legacy benefits each month from March 2019 to July...

    • National Insurance Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the National Insurance Contributions Series CA12 Training for further employment and your National Insurance record and...

      Jobcentres: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps will be taken under the pilot scheme to co-locate mental health advisors in job centres to ensure that claimants enter into...

      Employment Schemes: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with epilepsy have been helped into employment through (a) the Work and Health Programme, (b) Personal Support Package and (c)...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to encourage SMEs to sign up to the Disability Confident scheme.

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure the effectiveness of the personal independence payment assessment process for individuals with (a)...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2019 to Question 232052 on Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations, if she will make an assessment...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people working on the Automatic Enrolment Programme are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier resource and (c) civil servants.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support people with acoustic neuroma during the benefits assessment process.

      Social Security Benefits: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many advance benefit payments have been made to people in Glasgow in each month from September 2018 to March 2019.

      Universal Credit: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new claims for universal credit have been made in each month since September 2018 for (a) Glasgow and (b) Glasgow South West.

      Social Security Benefits: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2019 to Question 236387, if she will publish the number of people in each parliamentary constituency in...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, where and how the universal credit helpline staff and case managers record the contents of a telephone enquiry including any advice given in...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many ESA65B letters have been sent to GPs since the wording of that letter was revised, in each month in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many herds in (a) Area 01, Gloucestershire and (b) Area 02, West Somerset badger control areas were tested with...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many herds in Area 03, Dorset (03) badger control areas were tested with interferon gamma in each year since 2012.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which of his Department's arm's-length bodies have seconded staff to his Department (a) since June 2016, (b) in the last 12...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff of his Department's arm's-length bodies have been seconded to his Department (a) since June 2016, (b) in the...

      Air Pollution: Nottinghamshire

      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 Nottinghamshire...

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will consult the Upland Game Keepers Association on the Wildfires Review.

  • Home Office

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) people have been charged, (b) cases have been taken to court and (c) convictions have been made since the Serious Crime Act...

    • Terrorism: New Zealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home department, if he will make an estimate of the number of (a) print and broadcast media and (b) social media publications accessible from the UK which...

      Terrorism: New Zealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an estimate of the number of (a) print and broadcast media and (b) social media publications published within the UK which...

      Religious Buildings: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of advice his Department provides on safety protocols to maintain public safety and security at...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Coram Children’s Legal Centre's report entitled Making Brexit work for children, what assessment he has made of...

      Debts: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to protect people whose partners fraudulently take out debts in their name without their knowledge.

      Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been released under investigation by each police force in each of the last three years.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department of 22 March 2019, Official Report,...

      Migrant Workers: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the 18 per cent reduction in the number of National Insurance registrations in Scotland by overseas workers between 2015...

      Shoplifting: Warrington South

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support convenience retailers in Warrington South that have lost an estimated £133,145 due to shop theft.

      Immigration: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received on the increases in the per person visa fees for Commonwealth UK Armed Forces personnel applying for...

      Shoplifting: Woking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support convenience retailers in Woking that lost an estimated £125,763 due to shop theft, according to...

      Shoplifting: Crawley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support convenience retailers in Crawley that lost an estimated £160,211 from shop theft; and if he will...

      Social Media: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with social media organisations on age verification on their platforms.

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

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

      International Criminal Law: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the resources of the (a) Metropolitan Police and (b) CPS to (i) investigate and (ii)...

      Genocide: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the High Court decision not to extradite to Rwanda persons suspected of involvement in the 1994 genocide against the...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the increase in right-wing extremism.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department’s publication, Government response to the consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised...

      British Nationality: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) terms of reference and (b) time frame are for the review announced by the Prime Minister in Belfast on 5 February 2019 in...

      Visas: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether caring responsibilities for grandchildren constitutes unpaid work for the purposes of Visit Visa applications under the Home Office...

  • Wales Office

  • Cabinet Office

    • Suicide

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the suicide rates in the UK in each of the last five years by local authority area.

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 236551, for what reason that information does not include the proportion of public sector buyers...

      Census: Sikhs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the data that will be available to public bodies on Sikhs as an ethnic group after Census 2021.

      Autism: Suicide

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people with autism have died by suicide in each year since 2010.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Biofuels: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2019 to Question 225546 on Biofuels: Import Duties, when she plans to make a public announcement on...

    • Oil: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of imposing reciprocal tariffs for petroleum products in the event of the UK leaving...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people working on the broadband delivery programme are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier resource and (c) civil...

    • Youth Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 176383, how much funding has been released from dormant bank accounts to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Copyright: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the EU Article 13 copyright directive on the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 March (HL14319), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what support they...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the purpose of President Trump’s senior advisor Jared Kushner’s visit to Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab...

      Egypt: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of rising authoritarianism in Egypt and the impact of any such rise on regional stability; and whether they have had...

      Rwanda: Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rising tensions between Rwanda and Uganda; and what steps they have taken to reduce tensions.

      Libya: Freezing of Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Belgium to ascertain whether any of the interest accrued on frozen Libyan assets held in Belgium has been...

      EU Action

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many EU legislative proposals the UK has voted against at the Council of Ministers since 2009; and how many of those proposals were withdrawn as a result.

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the appeal of bishops in Nigeria’s Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province to Governor Nasir El-Rufai to urgently convene a...

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to transferring British nationals detained in Syria or Iraq to the UK to be prosecuted for their involvement and complicity...

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with the government of the United States about Daesh fighters of British nationality being transferred to the detention...

      Islamic State: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 March (HL Deb, cols 1523–5), what discussions they have had with the government of...

      Omar al-Bashir

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on civil servants, business people, or British visitors to Sudan meeting Omar al-Bashir following his indictment by the International...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of Palestinian children who are, or have been, detained by Israeli forces in circumstances that break human rights and...

      Palestinians: Wells

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the government of Israel about the demolition by Israeli forces of a water well in Umm Al-Nir.

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following reports of the demolition of a school annex in Shufat Refugee Camp, what steps they will take to uphold the rights of Palestinian children to education.

      Palestinians: Water Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, made on 18...

      Jerusalem: Religious Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about reports that Israeli police refused to remove their shoes when walking on prayer mats...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much UK Official Development Assistance expenditure will be invested in development and humanitarian support in Syria; and through which organisations that...

    • Syria: Yazidis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much financial support, if any, they plan to provide for psychological services to those members of the Yazidi community captured by ISIS and now located in Syria.

      Iraq: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much UK Official Development Assistance expenditure will be invested in development and humanitarian support in Iraq; and through which organisations that...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding was provided per pupil in cash terms for students in (1) primary, and (2) secondary, schools in England in each year since 2010.

    • Pupil Exclusions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of children who were off-rolled from school rolls between January 2016 and January 2017; and what action they intend...

      Voluntary Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Guidance and criteria for proposers bidding for capital funding to support the establishment of a new voluntary aided school, published in December...

      Universities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 7 March (HL Deb, col 717), whether they will set out the bodies representing different groups of...

      Bourne End Academy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the statutory basis for the decision to transfer Bourne End Academy from Wycombe High School Academy Trust to E-ACT; and what guarantees have been given...

      Careers and Enterprise Company: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether future funding for the Careers and Enterprise Company has been assured; and, if so, why that funding decision was taken before the Comprehensive Spending...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Hare Coursing: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many successful prosecutions for hare coursing there were in the UK in (1) 2013, (2) 2014, (3) 2015, (4) 2016, (5) 2017, and (6) 2018.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the sample size used to inform the design of the benefit cap policy.

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 20 March (HL14427), what guidance they have given to local authorities to assess the amount of housing...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Eggs: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Lord Cunningham of Felling on 19 March (HL Deb, col 1365), how that response is consistent with (1)...

    • Rural Areas: Community Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to strengthen rural communities.

  • Home Office

    • Street Preachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to police officers on dealing with incidents involving street preachers.

    • Hate Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been arrested as a result of a speech they have made in each year since 2010; in each case, what were those individuals' (1) religious, and...

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have of the likelihood of a terror attack in the UK as a result of tensions resulting from their ban on direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

      Immigration: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those applying for settled status who do not have a device capable of accessing the internet are still...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are offering to communities outside London, including (1) Inverclyde, (2) Rochdale, (3) Manchester, (4) Boston, and (5) Leicester, to tackle...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children transferred to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 have now received section 67 leave to remain since its creation in June 2018.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied children seeking asylum who have not yet received a decision on their case have been waiting for a decision for (1) over two years, (2) 18...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied children seeking asylum who have received a decision on their case in the last 18 months were waiting for a decision for (1) over two...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services

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

    • Banking Competition Remedies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, if any, to Banking Competition Remedies Limited in connection with its awards to banks in general, and Metro Bank in...

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