Written answers

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has recently (a) sought and (b) received representations on the effect on disabled passengers of de-staffing railway stations.

    • Train Operating Companies: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made a recent assessment of the effectiveness of the economic regulation by his Department of train operating companies.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to 40 per cent of new tube train Siemens planned to built in Vienna, what support the Government is providing to UK companies to help...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons Government tendering can write UK Content or GVA into public procurement but cannot do so for rolling stock contracts; and whether he...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) direct and (b) indirect economic effects of rolling-stock manufacturing in the North East on that...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the provision of rolling stock contracts to UK suppliers on train factories in the UK.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how (a) gross value added and (b) wider economic benefit is assessed in the awarding of rolling stock contracts; and what weighting those two things...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons Government tendering can write UK Content or GVA into public procurement contracts but cannot do so for rolling stock contracts; and...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will ensure that High Speed Two trains will be built in the UK and be created using a UK Supply Chain.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has received a supply chain development plan from Siemens or Talgo as part of their commitment to build new train factories.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has he made of the effect of the changes to the proposed accountability of routes and regions within Network Rail from June 2019 on...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications for public service obligations he has received from regional airports for routes into Heathrow.

      Newquay Cornwall Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what process was followed in awarding a public service obligation for the Newquay to Heathrow route.

      Newquay Cornwall Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the £3.5m Public Service Obligation for the Newquay to Heathrow route will be met by (a) his Department and (b) Cornwall Council.

      Newquay Cornwall Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of transferring the public service obligation for the Newquay to Gatwick route to Heathrow.

      Newquay Cornwall Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the commercial viability of the Newquay to Heathrow route.

      Newquay Cornwall Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the potential proportion of passenger load factor on the Newquay to Heathrow route.

      Newquay Cornwall Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to allocate funds to improve public transport access to Newquay airport.

      Newquay Cornwall Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what financial contribution Heathrow Airport has provided to support the Newquay to Heathrow route.

      Regional Airports: Public Service Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average cost is of a Public Service Obligation for a route from regional airports.

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings he has had with hon. Members representing regional airports in the last 12 months on such airports.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the additional number of people will be overflown by aircraft as a result of the expansion of Heathrow.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the appropriate level of consultation that should be undertaken in relation to the proposed airspace changes caused by...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason his Department prevented Heathrow Airport from (a) informing and (b) consulting with all communities who may be affected by airspace...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of Heathrow airport's ability to meet the Civil Aviation Authority's design principles on airspace changes as a result of...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of implementing recommendation 11 of the Task and Finish Group report on Taxis...

      Network Rail: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the recruitment of adequate numbers of staff to deliver planned Network Rail upgrades.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for the roll-out of buses with audio visual next stop and final destination announcements in (a) the north east of England and...

      Cycling: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to support commuters who use polluting cars to travel to work to switch to (a) bikes and (b) e-bikes following the...

      Shared Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his provides to local authorities on the development of shared space schemes where pedestrians and cyclists, but not motorists, are...

      Shared Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the development of shared space schemes where cyclists and motorists are required to share...

      Railway Signals: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a list of all signalling renewal and maintenance contract awards made by Network Rail during Control Period 5‎ by (a) Network...

      M6: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he intends to take to reduce pollution levels on the M6 between junction 7, Great Barr and junction 9, Wednesbury; what assessment he has...

      Railways: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will review the decision to close Network Rail's sleeper factory at Washwood Heath, Birmingham; for what reason the proposed new HS2 hub on that...

      Tyne and Wear Metro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 April 2019 to Question 238325, if will establish a fund specifically for the extension of the Tyne and Wear Metro that can...

      Tyne and Wear Metro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with (a) Nexus and (b) other relevant organisations on the expansion of the Tyne and Wear Metro system in the last 12 months.

      Durham Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date pacer trains will be removed from the Northern Rail Durham Coast Line.

      Durham Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what additional capacity will be provided on train services in the Easington constituency following the replacement of pacer trains on the Northern...

      Shared Spaces: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the format timetable is for the joint research with Transport Scotland on shared spaces; and whether that project has gone to tender.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that additional funding for the research and development sector is allocated to...

    • Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to participants of undertaking the Open College Network West Midlands Level 5...

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of prospects for a sector deal for the steel industry.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which organisations provide the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management course; and at what level...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will issue a response to Early Day Motion 1771, on subsidies for biomass electricity generation.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Regulated Asset Base model and its potential for the nuclear sector.

      Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to increase statutory paid paternity leave from two weeks.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Selahattin Demirtas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken in response to UK representatives being denied access to the trial hearings of Selahattin...

    • China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department’s policies in relation to human rights in China of...

      China: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of implementing a ban on organ tourism to China as implemented by Italy,...

      Hong Kong: Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the proposed amendments to Hong Kong's extradition ordinance's implications for (a) the one...

      Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Saudi Arabia on allowing international monitors to investigate Saudi...

      Saudi Rapid Intervention Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabian counterpart on whether the Saudi Rapid Intervention Group has...

      UN Mission in Darfur

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the UN Security Council on extending the timescale for the UNAMID mission in Darfur, Sudan.

      Future Leaders Connect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which organisations in (a) Egypt and (b) the USA are responsible for inviting and nominating applicants for the Future Leaders...

      Egypt: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) his Egyptian counterpart and (b) the Egyptian ambassador on the recent crackdown on...

      Trinidad and Tobago: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago on the treatment of Venezuelan refugees in that country.

      Brunei: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Sultan of Brunei on the new anti LGBT laws in that country; and if he will make a...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ministers

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

      Burundi: BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Burundian counterpart on the suspension of BBC broadcasting in that country.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Aircraft: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with his EU counterpart on the VAT status of aircraft imported into UK territories but remain in EU...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many former Armed Service personnel in England are (a) receiving in patient mental health treatment, (b) receiving outpatient mental...

    • Suicide: Next of Kin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department takes to support the close relatives of suicide victims.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with NICE on the prescription of medicinal cannabis oil for patients with (a) cerebral palsy and...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of suitable accommodation providers for teenagers aged over 16 suffering with mental...

      Health Services: Travellers and Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps (a) his Department plans to take with the NHS to respond to the findings of the Friends Families and Travellers’ report...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase access to Tier 3 obesity services.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 March 2018 to Question 133501 on obesity, for what reason his Department does not hold information on the...

      General Practitioners: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GP practices (a) have a mental health specialist and (b) employ practice nurses that have received training in mental health.

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many midwives specialising in perinatal mental health have been trained in each of the last five years.

      Emigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applications have been received for the Government's ex gratia payment scheme for former British child migrants to date.

      Emigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applicants to the Government's ex-gratia payment scheme for former British child migrants have received payments.

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234719 on Primary Health Care, if his Department will develop a mandatory national...

      Pregnancy Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a meta-analysis was carried out as part of the Commission on Human Medicines' Expert Working Group review into Hormone Pregnancy...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to encourage organ donation; and if he will make a statement.

      Obesity: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the rate of cancer caused by obesity.

      Low Birthweight Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many babies have been born at a low birth weight in each year since 2010.

      Bipolar Disorder: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the NHS on the availability of drugs to treat bi-polar disorders in the event...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his department has made of the adequacy of staffing levels in the NHS.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will issue a response to Early Day Motion 1832, on legalisation of medical cannabis.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contingency plans his Department has to mitigate (a) staff and (b) pharmaceutical shortages in the event of the UK leaving the EU...

      Haemophilia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2019 to Question 230073 on Haemophilia, if he will place copies in the library of National Haemophilia...

      Haemophilia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2019 to Question 230073 on Haemophilia, if he will place copies in the library of National Haemophilia...

      Haemophilia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2019 to Question 230073 on Haemophilia, if he will publish the number of patients with (a) mild, (b)...

      Postnatal Depression: Fathers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support fathers with paternal depression.

      Tomography: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with NHS England on the procurement of PET-CT scanning services in Oxfordshire.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff from her Department have been seconded to other posts in Government to help deliver the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

    • Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what effect the secondment of 600 staff to other Government Departments has had on the core work of her Department.

      Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of secondment of staff to other Government Departments on her Department's ability to...

      Developing Countries: Cocoa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department has provided to (a) charities and (b) humanitarian organisations in the eradication of (i) poverty and...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the (a) effect on young children with (i) malnutrition and (ii) cholera and (b) the other humanitarian...

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of her Department's programmes in Pakistan in each of the last five years.

      British Overseas Territories: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much money her Department has spent on environmental protection in the Overseas Territories in each of the last five years.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which research partner has been selected by her Department for the People for Peaceful Change programme.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority (PA), what discussions her Department...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the UK’s aid spending on the Occupied Palestinian Territories is allocated directly to local NGOs.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the vaccination of women against the HPV virus in countries in which that vaccination...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the (a) Scottish and (b) Welsh Governments on the adequacy of school fire safety standards.

    • Further Education: Leigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of further education provision in Leigh constituency.

      Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of pupils who have moved in year at (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) further education level by local...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total amount of spending commitments was that his Department made in its post-implementation LASPO review.

    • Courts: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent from the public purse on the courts reform programme in each financial year since 2014.

      Courts: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the £1 billion budget of the courts reform program has been revised.

      Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the termination of the Department’s contract with Smee and Ford, what changes his Department plans make to its legacy...

      Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the termination of his Department’s contract with Smee and Ford, what interim solutions will be put in place to ensure...

      Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to provide support for victims of domestic violence.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the availability of solicitors qualified to conduct Criminal Legal Aid work in rural Wales.

      Legal Representation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people represented themselves at (a) magistrates and (b) Crown courts in Wales in each of the last five years.

      Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in ensuring public protection in relation to the legal...

      Legal Profession: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the consultation referred to in his Department’s November 2015 publication entitled A Better Deal Cm 9164 on making legal...

      Sexual Offences: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support is available from (a) the CPS and (b) other organisations for victims of grooming and sexual exploitation following (i) Operation Optic in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Liquefied Natural Gas: Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to support UK businesses to work in Tanzania on projects involving liquefied natural gas.

    • Department for International Trade: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many non-disclosure agreements have been entered into by his Department in respect of a personnel matter relating to a Minister in his...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Night Shelters: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will meet with representatives of local authorities to discuss funding for shelters for homeless...

    • Homelessness: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the death rate among homeless people.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of emergency cold weather accommodation for rough sleepers.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what materials the term filler material was intended to apply to when that term was added to the 2006 Edition of...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local planning authorities on the proximity of residential dwellings to...

      Local Government: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on delegated authority levels for land acquisitions and...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what statutory requirements are placed on local authorities to ensure (a) education, (b) health, (c) highways and (d)...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Explosives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the UK did not sign the October 2018 United Nations General Assembly Joint Statement on Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas.

    • Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans for the concept and development phase for the two new littoral strike vessels to be concluded.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish a response to Early Day Motion 2113 entitled Use of animals for warfare experiments.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to tackle the increase in sexual offences in the armed forces.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what notices his Department issues to civilian transport operators on potential interruptions to schedules as a result of military training exercises;...

      Ministry of Defence: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to implement the recommendations of the CSSF Annual Review in respect of the (a) Sudan Improving International Standards in the...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mitigation of human rights risks is being applied with regard to the (a) Sudan Improving International Standards in the Defence Sector programme,...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether section 69A of the Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 defines cash as an asset which can be factored into a...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Child Maintenance Service's Financial Investigations Unit has the power in cases where the paying parent's assets and/ or income...

      Universal Credit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support is available to individuals on universal credit who are able to afford accommodation in private sector but are unable to find...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2019 to 228698, when electronic access will be provided to a claimant in order for them to access their...

      Universal Credit: EEA Nationals and EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) non-UK EU and (b) EEA nationals made a (i) successful and (ii) unsuccessful claim for universal credit in each month in the last...

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of delivering the online pensions dashboard; and what the...

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to prepare for potential jobs losses in the event the UK leaves the EU without a negotiated withdrawal agreement.

      Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional funding her Department plans to provide to support people on low wages and insecure income in the event of increases to food...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Meat: Export Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on tariffs for UK meat exports.

    • Agriculture: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support farming in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve England’s waste disposal system; and if he will make a statement.

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce food waste; and if he will make a statement.

      Farmers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the prospects of UK farmers as a result of the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2019 to Question 213911 on bovine tuberculosis: disease control, for what reason that...

      Air Pollution: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has reviewed the effectiveness of the German Federal Immission Control Act; and whether he has any...

      Agriculture: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on implementing a 2040 net zero emissions target for farming.

      Cultural Heritage: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the exclusion of heritage from the...

      Soil: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including soil health in the indicator frameworks for environmental...

      Climate Change: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of funding for natural climate solutions in relation to natural carbon...

      Seas and Oceans: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of consented offshore wind on seabirds, marine mammals and...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to ensure that the Government’s fracking proposals do not disrupt local wildlife and...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information he has received from the England and Wales Wildlife Forum on the effectiveness of the Fire Safety Index.

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received from the Uplands Management Group on wildfire management plans.

  • Home Office

    • 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 Identitäre Bewegung...

    • Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support is available from (a) the police and (b) other organisations to victims of grooming and sexual exploitation following (i) Operation Optic...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to tackle sources of financial assistance to Hezbollah in the UK.

      Home Office: Ministers

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

      Intelligence Services and Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on (a) security and policing in the UK and (b) the...

      Gangmasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many successful prosecutions the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority has brought in each of the last five years.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of foreign national offenders have successfully appealed a deportation order under Article (a) 3, (b) 6 and (c)...

      Passports: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken to ensure that people are aware of how much time they need to have left on their passports in order to...

      Immigrants: Croydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people living in (a) Croydon North constituency and (b) the London borough of Croydon are designated as having no recourse to...

      Passports: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the guidance is on time left on passports for travel to the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

      Nationality: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that Irish citizens born in Northern Ireland are able to continue to exercise their EU rights after the UK...

      EU Nationals: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to protect the rights of frontier workers who are citizens of EU countries but who are not Irish or UK citizens, who...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate refugee family reunion for unaccompanied child refugees.

      Stop and Search: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of section 60 stops and searches in London between the Mayor of London's announcement of...

      Knives: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what change there has been in the number of (a) deaths and (b) injuries from knife crime in London between January 2018 and the latest...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church is taking to ensure the evangelical makeup of its congregations is reflected in the custom...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are required to ensure that Northern Ireland is prepared for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

    • Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she will take to help people in financial hardship due to the Renewal Heat Incentive Scheme.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Chief Constable of PSNI on the border after the UK leaves the EU.

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many additional staff work in the Northern Ireland Office since 23 June 2016.

      Nurses: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the permanent secretary for health in the Northern Ireland Executive on ensuring the equalisation of pay...

      Health Services (Cross-border Health Care and Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2019 to Question 237070 on Health Services (Cross-border Health Care and Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern...

      Licensing Laws: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 2 April 2019 to Question 237725 on Alcoholic Drinks: Northern Ireland, whether, in the event of the Department for...

      Legislative Consent Motions: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will publish the titles of the legislative consent motions that have been sent to Departments in Northern Ireland for consent since...

      Statutory Instruments: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will publish the titles of the statutory instruments that have effect in Northern Ireland which have been debated in the House; and to...

      Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what role Ofgem is currently playing in monitoring the renewable heat incentive scheme in Northern Ireland; and if she will make an assessment...

      Belfast Agreement: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what events her Department is organising to mark the 21 anniversary of the signing of the Belfast Agreement on 10 April 1998; and if she will...

      Northern Ireland Assembly: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she is taking to initiate a further review of the salaries being paid to Members of the Legislative Assembly.

  • Treasury

    • Money: Older People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on elderly people of decreased access to hard currency.

    • Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to increase the uptake of Married Tax Allowance.

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the implementation of measures relating to offshore receipts in respect of intangible...

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the £4.3 billion set aside for preparations for the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal has been spent.

      Revenue and Customs: Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much HMRC spent on private sector debt collection agencies in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018.

      Treasury: Ministers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many non-disclosure agreements have been entered into by his Department in respect of a personnel matter relating to a Minister in his Department in...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March to Question 233579, how many promoters of tax avoidance have co-operated with HMRC and (a) stopped selling avoidance...

      Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to increase the marriage allowance.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Charities: National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the benefits funding from the National Lottery has delivered to charities in (a) local areas...

    • Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support the heritage sector.

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons the introduction of age verification for online pornography has been delayed; and if he will make a statement.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 April 2019 to Question 238396, whether all participants in the National Citizens Service are...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of households that will have high speed broadband by the scheduled end of this...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the discontinuation of free TV Licenses for over 75s on (a) social isolation and...

  • Attorney General

    • Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the CPS on the effectiveness of prosecution in cases involving female genital mutilation.

    • Crimes of Violence: Acids

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the CPS on the effectiveness of prosecutions in cases involving acid attacks.

      Crimes of Violence: Young People

      To ask the Attorney General, what the role of the CPS in tackling serious violent crime amongst young people is.

  • Department for Transport

    • SS Richard Montgomery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the risks posed by the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery.

    • SS Richard Montgomery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the resident population within a (1) 2.5 kilometre, and (2) 5 kilometre radius of the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery; and how close the...

      SS Richard Montgomery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have provided to the relevant local resilience forum or forums about the wreck of SS Richard Montgomery.

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Closure Motions

      To ask the Leader of the House how many times the closure motion has been moved in the House of Lords in the last 20 years; and on what dates.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Zimbabwe: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in discussions with the government of Zimbabwe on the payment of pensions arrears owed to former Crown Overseas Servants.

  • Attorney General

    • Lord Janner of Braunstone

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Crown Prosecution Service were first made aware of the omission in the report by Sir Richard Henriques, An Independent Review of the Metropolitan Police...

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Career Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to enhance opportunities for development and career progression for those employed in the early years education sector.

    • Pre-school Education: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many early years professionals with a relevant graduate qualification were working in early years education in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, (3) 2017, and (4) 2018.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the availability of legal aid and advice in housing law cases; and what is the geographical distribution of the providers of...

    • Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the recent Report of the Chief Inspector of Probation, published on 28 March, they intend to continue to create more Community Rehabilitation...

      Probation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to complete their review of probation services; and what form the output of this review will take.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • RAF Menwith Hill: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that UK personnel at Royal Air Force Menwith Hill are not directly or indirectly involved in drone activation including of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation The future of food and agriculture—Alternative...

    • Pollinators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research conducted by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in their report Widespread losses of pollinating insects in...

  • Home Office

    • Brexit: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were arrested at the "Put it to the People" march on 23 March in London.

    • Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a person who has been referred to the National Referral Mechanism as a potential victim of trafficking or modern slavery can be removed from the UK while...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training is provided to Immigration Removal Centre medical staff in completing rule 35 reports for victims of trafficking in immigration detention; and...

      Cycling: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will discuss with Police Chief Constables the proper enforcement of the law against cyclists particularly those who ride (1) through zebra crossings...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the EU Settlement Scheme will be fully operational from 29 March; whether there is a system to appeal decisions on applications to that scheme; and if so,...

      British Nationals Abroad: Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British children have been repatriated from Syria or from territory that was formerly part of the sovereign states of Syria or Iraq in the last 12 months.

      Asylum: Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they have undertaken with religious communities to inform decision-making processes for asylum claims.

      British Nationality: Electronic Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what powers they now require that specified nationality applications, including for registration of British citizenship, must be made online; and what...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to amending the saving provisions in Part 3 of the Immigration, Nationality and Asylum (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 so...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information an asylum seeker needs to provide in order to make an application for asylum.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their process for considering an application for asylum.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data is collected and recorded from an asylum seekers' application for asylum.

      Asylum: Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 18 February (HL13432), whether they have plans to aggregate the number of people claiming...

      Detention Centres: Ministers of Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many chaplains of each faith there are in immigration removal centres.

  • Treasury

    • Inheritance Tax: Siblings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bates on 21 March (HL Deb, col 1526), when the cross-departmental working party to consider the fiscal disadvantages experienced by...

    • British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that a no-deal Brexit could have on possible delays experienced by British citizens at the borders of EU...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Artificial Intelligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement a long-term strategy to address ethical issues raised by artificial intelligence.

    • Social Media: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible future use of encrypted metadata mining by social media companies.

      Cultural Heritage: Export Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the Waverley Criteria for export controls on objects of cultural interest.

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