Written answers

Monday, 8 April 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Tests: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the removal of non-national language voice-overs for the theory driving test on the ability of refugees to live and...

    • Trams: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, (a) what is the length of current tram networks in the West Midlands Metropolitan Area and (b) by how many miles is the tram network set to expand...

      Regional Airports: Public Service Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of regional routes into Heathrow that will require a public service obligation.

      Railways: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to protect rail infrastructure from disruption by protesters.

      A34: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2019 to Question 206852 on A34: Oxfordshire, whether work has started on safety improvements for the A34.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Third Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Oil and Gas Authority's December 2018 document entitled Retention Areas Agreed (Updated December...

    • Third Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Oil and Gas Authority's (OGA) December 2018 document entitled Retention Areas Agreed (Updated...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to support the domestic gasoline industry in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Living Wage: Moray

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many workers received an increase in wages as a result of the rise in the national living wage on 1 April 2019 in...

      Automation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Office for National Statistics analysis of the...

      Energy: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to support community energy projects.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2019 to Question 232031 on Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions, what the £200...

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will ensure that the Friends against Scams training tools and workshops operated under National Trading Standards...

      Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish its response to the consultation on updating the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)...

      Business: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support businesses and entrepreneurs in (a) Copeland constituency and (b) the...

      Consumer Goods: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what work the Office of Product Safety and Standards (a) is undertaking and (b) plans to undertake to protect consumers...

      Consumer Goods: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which organisations the Office for Product Safety and Standards is working with in Northern Ireland to protect...

      Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support freelancers.

      Engineering: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure major construction and engineering projects are undertaken under the auspices of...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of fracking proposals on (a) carbon emissions and (b)...

      Music: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with music collecting societies on reducing the cost of a licence for playing music in...

      Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 133510 on Energy: Storage, when the Government plans to amend the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has held with representatives of the Saudi-led coalition following reports of the bombing of a...

    • Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he (a) has recently held and (b) will hold with the UN Special Envoy on implementation of the Stockholm...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to meet with the Yemen Quad.

      Yemen: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Saudi-led coalition on re-opening Sana'a international airport in Yemen to...

      Marcus Hutchins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether (a) Marcus Hutchins who is a constituent of the hon. Member for North Devon and awaiting trial in the US is receiving...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the UK plans next to use its penholder status to table a new humanitarian draft resolution on Yemen at the UN Security Council.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he will take to ensure that perpetrators of atrocities in Yemen are held to account.

      Najah Ahmed Yousif

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Bahraini counterpart on the political prisoner Najah Yusuf.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabian and Emirati counterparts on the airstrike on Kitaf hospital on 26...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of whether the airstrike on Kitaf Hostpial, Yemen on 26 March 2019 was a legitimate military...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make it its policy to support an independent investigation into the airstrike on Kitaf Hosptial on 26...

      Libya: IRA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the terms of reference for the role of Special representative on UK victims of Qadhafi-sponsored IRA terrorism will be...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to seek a ceasefire throughout Yemen.

      Brunei: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any Ministers in his Department plan to visit Brunei in the next six months.

      South Asia: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his South Asian counterparts on the steps they are taking to reduce air pollution.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Offensive Weapons Bill: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 2 April 2019 to Question 236415, what criteria she used to inform the decision to extend the Offensive Weapons Bill...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS England’s document, Investment and evolution: A five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement the...

    • Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS England’s document, Investment and evolution: A five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement the...

      Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS England’s document, Investment and evolution: A five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement the...

      Primary Health Care: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS England’s document, Investment and evolution: A five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement the...

      Sterilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Clinical Commissioning Groups commission vasectomy services for patients who are not in exceptional circumstances.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the survival rate of patients with pancreatic cancer.

      Health Professions: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS (a) doctors and (b) nurses have been signed off work due to (i) stress and (ii) other mental illness in each of the last...

      Hyperkalemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the prevalence of hyperkalaemia for patients with chronic kidney disease.

      Prescription Drugs: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of NHS prescription drugs are issued in recyclable packaging.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he has provided to health service organisations on responding to freedom of information requests on preparations for the UK...

      Ambulance Services: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the staff turnover rate was in each Ambulance Service throughout England in each year since 2010-11.

      Pregnancy Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has for peer review the report of the Commission on Human Medicines Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Tests.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the saving to the NHS of reducing the number of prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, If he will take steps to ensure that care staff are not paid below the National Minimum Wage for sleep-in pay.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle childhood obesity rates.

      NHS: Pastoral Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether confidential pastoral services are provided for NHS staff.

      NHS: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to prevent sexual harassment and misconduct within the NHS.

      NHS: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to address the gender pay gap in the NHS.

      Dementia: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of high quality dementia care homes available in England and Wales.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of changes to the NHS Pension Scheme and tax arrangements have had on senior consultants...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that the serious shortage protocols safeguard individuals who suffer from a condition, such as...

      Public Health: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of (a) trends in the level of public health funding allocated to and (b) the correlation between those allocations and the...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he make an assessment of the potential merits of ring-fencing funding for high-quality ME research as the Government has done for...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Cocoa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that international cocoa farmers are achieving a living income.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what reasons the Government provides development assistance to countries with a space agency.

      Yemen: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of trends in (a) delays and (b) denials of entry visas to Yemen for...

      Yemen: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to address the critical needs of the 3.3 million internally displaced people in Yemen.

      Department for International Development: International Monetary Fund and World Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to raise LGBT+ issues at the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group; and if she...

      Kenya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to (a) promote and (b) assist with the repealing of legislation that criminalises or discriminates...

      Southern Africa: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Department, what progress is being made in getting aid to people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi after Cyclone Idai.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to reports of aid to Yemen being stolen by armed groups in the country, what steps her Department is taking to ensure...

      Department for International Development: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many non-disclosure agreements have been entered into by his Department in each of the last five years in respect of a personnel...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Finance

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

    • Schools: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the loss of school facilities used by the wider community as a result of fire.

      Schools: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to prevent school fires breaking out as a result of hot works.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the conclusions of the National Audit Office’s report of 6 March 2019, The apprenticeships programme, HC 1987 2017-19, what...

      Schools: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to (a) respond to the concerns on climate change raised by protesting school children and (b) incorporate those...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of school days lost due to protests on climate change (a) in Newcastle upon Tyne and (b) nationally.

      Children: Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of food poverty on children and young people's physical, emotional and educational well-being.

      Children's Centres: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children's centres offer mental health support for new and expectant mothers.

      Adult Education: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what level of funding has been allocated from the Adult Education budget to fund trade union education modules in each of the last five years.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the Adult Education Budget will be (a) devolved to mayoral authorities, (b) be administered nationally by the Skills Funding...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) organisations, (b) learning institutions and (c) other bodies will have direct access to nationally funded adult education funds irrespective...

      Special Educational Needs: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the refusal of requests for education, health and care assessments for children with a...

      Special Educational Needs: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will require schools to report all informal exclusions from school of children who have special educational needs.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is monitoring the implementation by Initial Teacher Training providers of its Framework of Core Content for Initial Teacher...

      Schools: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase funding for schools in (a) Wigan and (b) the North West.

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made a feasibility assessment of the proposals in the Raise the Rate campaign to increase funding for sixth form education.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, further to the Answer of 1 April 2019 to Question 237753, if he will publish the (a) schools awaiting rebrokering and (b) the trusts to which those...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2019 to Question 237753, how many of the schools currently awaiting rebrokering have been waiting for longer than...

      Care Leavers: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers were living in (a) semi-supported and (b) supported accommodation by (i) age and (ii) local authority area in each year since 2009.

      Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers were living independently without support in England by (a) age and (b) local authority in every year since 2009.

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to monitor the use of isolation booths in schools.

      Food Poverty: Academic Year

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to support local authorities and third sector organisations in helping to prevent holiday hunger during school...

      Students: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that teachers are adequately trained to advise students on the benefits of apprenticeships.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of school exclusions.

      Pupil Exclusions: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children excluded from full time education had previously been in receipt of free school meals in each year for which information...

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the need to make sanitary products available in primary schools to address the needs of girls who begin menstruation in...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Alternatives to Prosecution: Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is taking steps to make an assessment of the effectiveness of out of court disposals for shop theft; and if he will make a statement.

    • Alternatives to Prosecution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he is taking steps to implement simplified out of court disposals following the 2014 pilot on adult out of court disposals; and if he will make...

      Crimes of Violence: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward stronger sanctions on people who attack shopworkers; and if he will make a...

      Reoffenders: Community Orders

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

      Forced Marriage: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offences involving forced marriages have been committed in (a) London and (b) Havering Borough in each year since 2010.

      Offences Against Children: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many adults were convicted of offences involving the online grooming of children in 2018.

      Mental Illness: Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of employment tribunals had mental health as a contributing factor in each of the last five years.

      Coroners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an estimate of the number of suicides which have not been recorded as such due to the standard of proof required by a coroner's court in...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total amount spent on Criminal Legal Aid was in cases in which the defendant’s place of abode was in Wales in each of the last five years.

      Probation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve case supervision as a result of the HM Inspectorate of Probation inspection of Cheshire and Greater Manchester...

      Ministry of Justice: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many non-disclosure agreements have been entered into by his Department in each of the last five years in respect of a personnel matter relating to...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what legal advice his Department has received on ending the double taxation of domestic air passenger duty if the UK leaves the EU.

    • Consumer Credit Act 1974

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the Financial Conduct Authority’s Review of retained provisions of the Consumer Credit Act; and what form the response...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the value of procurement of goods and services by public authorities in the West Midlands Metropolitan Area for the last 12...

      Food: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of businesses that have claimed tax relief on donating food stock to charity and (b) the total value of tax...

      Food: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to encourage more (a) food retailers and (b) food manufacturers to claim tax relief on donating trading stock to charity.

      Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the levels of pay since 2010.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what conditions were used to determine the planned disposal of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) shares by 2023-24; what alternative proposals were assessed (a)...

      Royalties: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the revenue estimates for the Royalties Withholding Tax proposed in the 2018 Budget calculated were calculated; and whether those calculations took...

      Brexit: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money the Government has allocated to no deal preparations in Carmarthen East and Dinefwr constituency.

      Brexit: Ceredigion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money the Government has allocated to no deal preparations in Ceredigion constituency.

      Brexit: Dwyfor Meirionnydd

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money the Government has allocated to no deal preparations in Dwyfor Meirionnydd constituency.

      Brexit: Arfon

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money the Government has allocated to no deal preparations in Arfon constituency.

      NHS: Kilmarnock and Loudoun

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many NHS employees in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency face increased tax bills as a result of the changes to the tapering of the annual allowance...

      London Capital and Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the timetable for the review of London Capital and Finance following its collapse.

      Department for Transport: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether spending plans for the Department for Transport in the next Spending Review will align with environmental objectives and the Climate Change Act.

      Economics of Biodiversity Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Dasgupta Review on the economics of biodiversity will be formally established.

      Economics of Biodiversity Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the terms of reference for the Dasgupta Review on the economics of biodiversity.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the merits of the request by London Fire Brigade for sprinklers to be placed on all...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many environmental health officers his Department (a) plans to recruit and (b) has recruited to deal with cases...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to assess the effectiveness of provisions in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 related to...

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of Permitted Development Rights in allowing installation of infrastructure...

      Local Growth Deals: Borderlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what process his Department is using to allocate Borderlands Growth Deal funding; and what progress he has made in...

      Homelessness: Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of homeless people who died outdoors in the last 12 months were Sikh.

      Planning Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure developers comply with their obligations under Section 106 agreements.

      West Midlands Combined Authority: Borrowing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the total borrowing capacity is of the West Midlands Combined Authority; and how much that combined authority has...

      Local Government: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance he has provided to local authorities on responding to freedom of information requests on preparations...

      Social Rented Housing: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure the social housing system adequately supports people with mental health problems.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the term filler material was added to the 2006 Edition of Approved Document Part B Volume 2, how his Department...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 211668, for what reasons no political representatives were...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of existing powers for local authorities to ensure...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to support leaseholders who are charged for the removal of ACM cladding on privately...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government is taking steps to prevent the development of policies which result in restrictions on...

      Multiple Occupation: Liverpool Wavertree

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many houses of multiple occupation there are in each of the six council wards in Liverpool Wavertree constituency...

      Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the codes for student accommodation in (a) protecting tenants and...

      Multiple Occupation: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will undertake an impact assessment of the effect on the community in Liverpool of the mandatory HMO...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many non-disclosure agreements have been entered into by his Department in each of the last five years in respect...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Bomb Disposal: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, On how many occasions Army Bomb Disposal teams were called out in Northern Ireland between (a) 1 January 2014 and 1 July 2016 and (b) 1 July 2016 and 1...

    • Saudi Arabia: European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions Typhoon aircraft have been returned from Saudi Arabia for maintenance or refit since March 2015.

      Uganda: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2019 to Question 237709 on Uganda: Military Aid, what indirect support the UK Government provides to Uganda’s...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2019 to Question 234804, how many RAF personnel in total are operating in Saudi Arabia; what roles those personnel...

      Yemen: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2019 to Question 237783, whether (a) UK military personnel or (b) contractors are operating in Yemen.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which firms are actively bidding for the Fleet Solid Support Ships contract.

      Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the outturn budget for the Type 31e programme is maintained at £1.25 billion for five ships.

      Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what weighting has been put on exportability of the platform in the assessment criteria for the procurement of Type 31e frigates; and if he will make a...

      Firing Ranges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his investigation into the video allegedly showing serving armed forces personnel firing weapons at a target depicting the Leader of the...

      Singapore: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what improvements have been completed to naval facilities in Singapore in the last two years.

      Navy: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding the Government has allocated to UK naval facilities in (a) Bahrain, (b) Oman, (c) Diego Garcia, (d) Singapore and (e) Brunei in the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions: Single People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of single old age pensioners who currently rely solely on basic state pension for income.

    • Occupational Health: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to ensure that construction companies of...

      Pensioners: Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, from what date pensioners will no longer have to undertake regular personal independence payment reassessments.

      Asbestos: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to extend compensation schemes for asbestos-related health problems caused by an individual’s work place...

      Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the level of foodbank use in Scotland.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons her Department does not undertake a single capability for work assessment for benefit claimants instead of multiple...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to revise the ESA65B letter to GPs to make it clear that a patient may appeal a fit for work decision made...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which bodies record how many ESA65B letters have been sent to GPs in (a) the Brighton and Hove area (b) other areas since the wording of that...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of replacing the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme with a loans-based system from April...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department ensuring that (a) work capability and (b) personal independence payment...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Deduction from Earnings Orders have been set up at the point of application since changes were made to the collection and enforcement...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many formal complaints have been made to the Child Maintenance Service in respect of collecting arrears in (a) the UK (b) Scotland and (c)...

      State Retirement Pensions: Automated Credit Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on paying state pensions into a bank account held at a local post office.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April to question 236986 on Employment Schemes: Young People, what specific measures and outcome data have been...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the child maintenance service uses a person's gross income and not take home pay when making maintenance calculations.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of advance repayments of universal credit on the (a) household income and (b) levels of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2019 to Question 237589, what the level of uptake has been by universal credit claimants of the guidance...

      Universal Credit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether an assessment has been made of the standard of accommodation that universal credit claimants are able to rent in the private sector;...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the benefit freeze on child poverty rates.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will make an estimate of the cost of abolishing the five week wait for universal credit claimants.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-disclosure agreements have been entered into by his Department in each of the last five years in respect of a personnel matter...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Solid Fuels: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2018 to Question 184901 on Solid Fuels: Heating, when he plans to announce the results...

    • Sheep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help support the profitability of sheep farming.

      Water: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with farmers on water pollution from fertilisers.

      Air Pollution: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to tackle air pollution in Nottinghamshire.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2019 to Question 231392, on Dogs: Smuggling, what plans the Government has to (a) develop...

      UN Convention on Biological Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to ensure the UK meets its targets under the Global Convention on Biological Diversity; and...

      Smuggling: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of longer sentences for people found guilty of puppy smuggling.

      River Itchen: Atrazine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the incidence of atrazine in the River Itchen near the Alresford Salads factory.

      Water Abstraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when next he plans to review the abstraction regime.

      Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to safeguard the welfare of wild animals touring with travelling circuses in the event that the Welfare of...

      Water Abstraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will review the water abstraction plan.

      Air Pollution: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on levels of air pollution of road closures near schools.

      Air Pollution: Nurseries and Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to (a) limit vehicle emissions and (b) reduce the levels of toxic air-borne particulates near...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of sorting machines at recycling centres and their ability to distinguish...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Arms Length Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2019 to Question 237160 on Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Secondment,...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Arms Length Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2019 to Question 237159 on Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Secondment,...

      Food: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what preparations he has undertaken to deal with the potential introduction of (a) tariffs and (b) non-tariff barriers on...

      Sheep Meat: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingencies he has put in place in the event that the UK becomes subject to the complaints procedures at the WTO with...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) halt and (b) reverse species decline in the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister of State for Immigration plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Tottenham dated 14 November 2018.

    • Metropolitan Police: Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were stopped and searched by the Metropolitan Police in each of the last five years; and for how many of those people was...

      Police Pursuits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to publish the outcome of its consultation on police pursuits.

      Offensive Weapons Bill: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether provisions in clauses 1 to 8 of the Offensive Weapons Bill which extend to Northern Ireland will come into force in Northern Ireland...

      Mental Illness: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Department, whether the Government plans to bring forward plans to increase the number of secure structures available for people with mental health problems...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the Government cancelled plans to open a UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service Centre in Portsmouth.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision not to open a UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service Centre in Portsmouth on...

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of cases where Section 60 is used result in (a) an illegal object being found and (b) a crime being detected in (i) London...

      Immigrants: Glasgow Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people living in Glasgow Central are designated as having no recourse to public funds.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2019 to Question 213386 on Immigration: Computer Software, what progress his Department has made on...

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to identify victims of Modern Slavery; and what additional support the Government plans to provide for...

      Unexplained Wealth Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Unexplained Wealth Orders have been issued since their introduction.

      Counter-terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions has he had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increased funding for the Counter-Terrorism budget.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce fire service emergency response times.

      Fire Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the number of fire safety inspectors on the fire services’ ability to carry...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the prosecution of criminals.

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle serious violence; and if he will make a statement.

      EU Nationals: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans guidance for landlords on the implications for right to rent of the UK leaving the EU.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment his Department has made of the tied visa system and whether it is fit for purpose.

      Shoplifting: Birmingham Edgbaston

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support convenience retailers in Birmingham, Edgbaston to prevent shop theft.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether people who have applied more than once for citizenship will be refunded fees for all applications through the Windrush compensation...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish all responses to the Windrush compensation scheme consultation.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how he plans to define serious criminality when determining whether to reduce or withhold an award under the Windrush compensation scheme.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether each apology issued under the Windrush compensation scheme will be accompanied by a payment.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) claimants will be charged for calls to the Windrush compensation scheme helpline and (b) Home Office employees will staff that...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which independent third party organisation will provide assistance to claimants of the Windrush compensation scheme.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanism he is putting in place for reviewing decisions on applications to the Windrush compensation scheme; and whether claimants...

      Shoplifting: Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support convenience retailers in Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle constituency that have lost an estimated...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have contacted the (a) helpline number and (b) email address provided for people requiring assistance when completing...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of whether there are any links between the UK organisation Generation Identity and the perpetrator or...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce the amount of time that child refugees have to wait for an initial decision on their application.

      Migrant Workers: Nurses and Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to ensure the effectiveness of the recruitment policies for (a) nurses and (b) care workers from (i) EU and (ii)...

      Emergency Services Network: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on the cross-government programme to deliver the Emergency Service Network critical communications system in (a)...

      Generation Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of whether there are any (a) extremist and (b) terrorist connections on the part of the UK organisation...

      Shoplifting: Gillingham and Rainham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support convenience retailers in Gillingham and Rainham from shop theft; and if he will make a statement.

  • Wales Office

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will meet with Welsh MPs from all political parties to discuss the (a) design of and (b) consultation process for the shared prosperity fund.

    • Brexit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many meetings he has had with Welsh Government in which preparations and readiness in Wales for the UK leaving the EU without a deal have been discussed.

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in April 2019.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Lambeth Conference

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Archbishop of Canterbury will invite bishops from the Anglican Church in North America and the Anglican...

    • Voting Behaviour

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church is taking to improve democratic participation among its lay members.

      Pregnancy

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church is taking to support women with unplanned pregnancies.

      Church Services: Attendance

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church is taking to increase attendance at church services.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of whether not applying tariffs on goods travelling between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the...

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with potential trading partners on uprating the pensions of UK pensioners living in frozen countries as part of...

      beoutQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations he has received on alleged infringement of broadcast rights by Saudi Arabian-based media company beoutQ; and what steps...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish a list of the art, cultural and folk artefacts that overseas Governments have requested be returned to...

    • Advertising: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the use of potentially misleading statistics in advertising.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has made to undertake an impact assessment of (a) gambling behaviour, (b) product displacement and...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what actions his Department will take in response to the emergence of new high-stakes roulette-style games in betting shops...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many UK-based organisations or companies have a .eu domain name.

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has sought guarantees from telecommunications companies that they will not increase charges on UK consumers to (a)...

      Cricket: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to help support local cricket clubs to promote the participation of girls in that sport.

      Cricket: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding from the public purse has been made available to cricket clubs in the Easington constituency to support the...

      Loneliness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment his Department has made of levels of loneliness among young people.

      Loneliness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle loneliness among young people.

      Loneliness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential link between loneliness and levels of well-being among young people.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Public Sector: Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps he is taking to tackle gender pay disparity in the public sector.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Company Voluntary Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the use of Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA) and the impact on creditors when company owners have removed significant equity via...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Radovan Karadžić

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the longer sentence given to Radovan Karadžić at an appeal court in The Hague, and (2) whether that ruling...

    • Yasser Fawzi Shweiki

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the government of Israel about the killing of Yasser Fawzi Shweiki and reports that the Palestinian Red Crescent...

      North Korea: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that North Korea has been involved in illegal trade and the hacking of foreign banks.

      North Korea: Foreign Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that North Korea has (1) illegally sold minerals, gold, drugs, coal, and weapons, and (2) misused the flags of other...

      North Korea: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that North Korea has (1) generated foreign currency through arms deals, (2) sold nuclear materials to Iran in...

      Syria: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children who are among the captured ISIS fighters in Syria; what they estimate the countries of origin of those...

      Commonwealth: Public Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to recognise the interests of Commonwealth countries in historical archives relating to the process of decolonisation, in particular...

      Israel: Golan Heights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recognition by the President of the United States of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights; and what...

      Israel: Golan Heights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the United States Administration about the President of the United States’ statement on Twitter on 21 March...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role the UK will play in the UN national reconciliation conference expected to take place in Ghadames in Libya on 14 to 16 April; and what are their...

      Tunisia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in Tunisia in view of reports that the President of Tunisia is seeking to amend the 2014...

      China: Transplant Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 March (HL14297), whether they will ask the World Health Organisation to (1) assess the...

      China: Transplant Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 March (HL14297), whether they will ask the World Health Organisation to explain the basis for its...

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the process of appointing a new Governor for the Turks and Caicos Islands, they will consider the importance of promoting and encouraging tourism and...

      Brunei: Legal Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking following Brunei’s decision to introduce Sharia law, and the consequential use of amputation, whipping and stoning, along with...

      Brunei: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Brunei about its decision to impose death by stoning as a punishment for adultery and gay sex; and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Genito-urinary Medicine: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 25 March (HL Deb, col 1618), whether the £3 billion funding a year ring-fenced around public...

  • Department for Education

    • Voluntary Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 28 March (HL14650), what are the (1) names, (2) related local authorities, (3) phases, and (4)...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Fines: Surcharges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which organisations that provide victim services have been awarded funding from the revenue of the victim surcharge in each year since 2013.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which sections of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 have not yet been commenced.

    • Housing Market

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit uncertainty on the UK housing market.

  • Home Office

    • 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), how many individuals accused of participation or complicity in the...

    • Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of public spaces protection orders and other anti-social behaviour measures to prevent homeless people from...

      Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the causes of the 49 per cent rise in vehicle thefts in the four years to 2017–18; what plans they have to address...

      High Rise Flats: Fires

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many high rise buildings retrofitted with combinations of composite or other forms of cladding which are not formed from solid metal along with phenolic foam...

      Commission for Countering Extremism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 15 March 2018 (HLWS527), when the first annual report of the Commission for Countering...

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current threat posed by extreme right-wing terrorism to UK national security; and how they define right wing terrorism.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about parity of conditions between employees of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence.

  • Treasury

    • London Capital and Finance: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to launch an independent review into the Financial Conduct Authority's regulatory oversight of London Capital and Finance Plc.

    • Public Works Loan Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for setting the credit risk budget for the Public Works Loan Board; who has responsibility for lending decisions; and when they last...

      Debts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve measures to support those with problem debt.

      Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with banks to protect UK businesses against invoice fraud.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Copyright: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the forthcoming White Paper on the development of digital technology and the digital economy will include reserve powers to address economic harm on online...

    • Claudia Jones and George Padmore

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 11 March (HL13972), whether any departments, other than the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, hold...

      Youth Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving, and to whom, to strengthen youth organisations.

      Football: Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with relevant authorities, such as FIFA, and UEFA, to strengthen sanctions against racist behaviour in international football.

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