Written answers

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has received guarantees from train manufacturers on the proportion of UK (a) parts and (b) suppliers for the construction of...

    • Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what impact assessment his Department conducts when awarding rolling stock contracts to ensure the greatest benefit for the UK economy is delivered.

      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, what assessment his Department has made of the potential negative effect of new train factories on existing rolling stock manufacturing jobs in the...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) direct and (b) indirect benefits of North East rolling stock manufacturing has on (i) UK rail...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential negative effect of new train factories on existing rolling stock manufacturing jobs in (a)...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what impact assessment his Department conducts when awarding rolling stock contracts to ensure the greatest benefit for the UK economy is delivered.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guarantees his Department has received from train manufacturers on the proportion of trains that will use UK (a) parts and (b) suppliers.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has received a supply chain development plan from (a) Siemens and (b) Talgoin relation to their commitment to build new train...

      A34: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) deaths and (b) injuries on the A34 in the last (i) 12 months, (ii) five years and (iii) six months.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on taxi and private hire vehicle licensing to improve passenger safety.

      Queen's Park Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Statement entitled, Access for All: 73 stations set to benefit from additional funding HCWS1484, when upgrades at Queen's Park...

      Bristow Group: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2019 to Question 222024, what recent assessment his Department has made of Bristow Group’s financial position.

      Parking Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking in relation to the sharing of powers between the police and councils relating to obstruction caused by pavement and grass...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Service Industries: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the pay of workers in the (a) hospitality and (b) retail sectors.

    • Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will that steps to (a) remove the electricity price disparity for the steel industry, (b) establish a Future...

      Living Wage: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an estimate of the number of workers in Copeland that have benefited from the recent living wage update.

      Nuclear Power

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

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to reduce fuel poverty (a) in Coventry and (b) the UK.

      Boilers: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the efficiency of condensing A rated domestic gas boilers in normal consumer operation.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Taiwan: World Health Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the World Health Organisation on (a) Taiwan’s participation in the World...

    • Nigeria: Christianity

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

      Saudi Arabia: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on (a) reports of the persecution of minorities and (b) the...

      Pakistan: Christianity

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

      Pakistan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to help tackle the persecution of Christians in Karachi, Pakistan.

      Commonwealth: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to support civil society groups (a) in Brunei and (b) throughout the Commonwealth who are...

      Dayton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effect on the Dayton Agreement of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

  • Attorney General

    • Knives: Crime

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

    • Forced Marriage: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps the CPS is taking to increase the rate of prosecution of people who are responsible for forced marriages.

      GPT Special Project Management

      To ask the Attorney General, when did Department received a request from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to give consent to a prosecution in relation to the SFO's investigation into GPT Special...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to establish the cost of obesity to the (a) NHS, (b) social services and (c) the wider economy.

    • Orthopaedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the conclusions of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vascular and...

      Cytomegalovirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment of cytomegalovirus in infants and children.

      Cytomegalovirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase (a) awareness of and (b) education on cytomegalovirus among parents and children.

      Cytomegalovirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has conducted research to establish the effectiveness of treatments for cytomegalovirus.

      Cytomegalovirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has undertaken into the prevalence of cytomegalovirus in newborn babies.

      Cytomegalovirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the costs incurred to NHS England each year of treating cytomegalovirus.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the impact assessments on the UK leaving the EU that he instructed NHS trusts to carry out in October 2018.

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken by (a) his Department, (b) NHS England and (c) NICE to ensure there is a NICE clinical guideline and quality...

      Dermatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure patient experience is at the heart of commissioning for adult atopic dermatitis services in...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce waiting times (a) for NHS operations and (b) between admission and treatment at...

      General Practitioners: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time for patients to see their GP in Bexley has been for (a) non-emergency appointments and (b) emergency...

      NHS: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the pensions annual allowance tax on the availability of NHS consultants.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) Integrated Care Organisations and (b) pre-existing NHS England...

      Clinical Priorities Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans NHS England has to utilise the NICE Commissioning Support Programme for the development of national clinical policies not yet...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to encourage technology innovation in the NHS.

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help improve food safety.

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to provide adequate mental health support for veterans; and if he will make a statement.

      Operating Theatres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve efficiency in operating theatres.

      Joint Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people that have had a (a) hip, (b) knee and (c) shoulder replacement had to have a second replacement within 10 to 20 years in...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to help NHS staff experiencing (a) stress and (b) depression.

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse has been of the teenage pregnancy unit in each year since its creation; and how many civil servants...

      Viagra: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the trends in the level of the use of Sildenafil for social use; and what safeguards are in place...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the cumulative effect on NHS (a) staff and (b) patients of the (i) reduction in annual allowance...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support maternity services.

      Better Care Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the budget for is the Better Care Fund in (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21 and (c) 2021-22; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to The Health and Social Care Act 2012, Section 23 The NHS Commissioning Board: further provision, when he plans to...

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the child MMR vaccination rates.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to meet commitments made at the 2018 UN High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis.

    • Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provides to help tackle Tuberculosis throughout the world.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made on the distribution of the £200 million pledged in Geneva on 26 February 2019 by the...

      Yemen: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the proportion of children in Yemen who have had access to full education between the ages of 6 and 14...

      Yemen: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to increase the number of children in education in Yemen.

      Yemen: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people without access to safe and clean water and sanitation in Yemen.

      Yemen: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve shelter for children in Yemen who have lost their homes as a consequence of the ongoing...

      Vaccination: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle anti-vaccine misinformation abroad.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to improving technology in school classrooms.

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to increase the number of available childcare places for parents working full-time.

      Schools: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help improve the ability of schools to tackle childhood obesity.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for School Standards,of 20 March 2019, Official Report, column 1152 on the circumstances in...

      Stem Subjects: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to encourage more students to study STEM degrees.

      Overseas Students: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on ensuring that the UK continues to attract international...

      Universities: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the level of (a) female and (b) BAME representation in top university positions.

      Education: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made in improving the education outcomes of white, working-class boys.

      Apprentices: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department are taking to encourage the uptake of apprenticeships amongst ethnic minorities.

      Apprentices: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the uptake of apprenticeships among people with (a) disabilities and (b) learning difficulties.

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to (a) improve, (b) promote and (c) expand technical and vocational education and training.

      Schools: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of state schools in England that regularly end the school day early on a Friday (a) since June 2017, (b) in...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders: Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders re-offended whilst being the subject of a community order in the last 12 months for which information is available.

    • Courts: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much is projected to be spent from the public purse on the courts reform programme in each financial year between April 2019 and 2025.

      Witnesses: Video Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps are being taken to ensure that those with (a) limited digital capability or (b) disabilities are not negatively affected by the increased use...

      Offenders: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, , pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234706 on Offenders: Electronic Tagging, if he will place in the Library a copy of the outcome...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Ombudsman Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234648 on the finding that the average time taken in 2018-19 to...

    • Housing Ombudsman Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234648 on Housing Ombudsman Service, for what reasons there has...

      Housing Ombudsman Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234648 on Housing Ombudsman Service, which stakeholders the...

      Housing Ombudsman Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234648 on Housing Ombudsman Service, if he will instruct the...

      Housing Ombudsman Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234648 on Housing Ombudsman Service, how many complaints the...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2019 to Question 227957 on National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service,...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 229625 on National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service,...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 229625, whether the criteria for the site of the Holocaust...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 229625 on National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service,...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 229626 on National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service,...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 229629 on National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service,...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 229631, what the information requested in the design brief was...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 229630, if he will place in the Library the technical assessment...

      United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 229099, how many civil servants at each grade are providing...

      United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation has by each grade.

      Homes England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will state the total funds received by the Homes England from redemption of equity loans in each year since 2015...

      Homes England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the total estimated net present value was of all outstanding equity loan advances in UK residential property held...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of home ownership for under-45 year-olds since 2010.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has a policy is on the coalescence of villages and towns through house building on green wedges...

      Homelessness: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of veterans who are homeless in (a) the UK, (b) the North West and (c) St...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to (a) support the provision of new parks and green spaces and (b) maintain...

      Retail Trade: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of (a) out of town shopping centres and (b) online shopping on...

      Travellers: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for departmental policies of the conclusions and recommendations of...

      Coalfields Regeneration Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department allocated to the Coalfields Regeneration Trust in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the 2019 edition of the UK Housing Review, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Dounreay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Defence on 6 March 2014, Official Report column 1085, corrected on 11 March 2014,...

    • Dounreay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many nuclear safety incidents were recorded in each of the last ten years of operation of the naval reactor test establishment at Dounreay.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruitment applications to the Armed Forces were declined on medical grounds in each of the last five years.

      Veterans: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support he is providing to the Veterans’ Gateway to support the ex-forces community.

      Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to modernise the UK’s missile defence capability; and if he will make a statement.

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to develop the UK’s offensive cyber capabilities.

      Rosyth Dockyard: Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many nuclear safety incidents were recorded at Rosyth in each of the last 20 years.

      GPT Special Project Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has received a request from the (a) Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and (b) Attorney General's Office for documents as part of the...

      Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the procurement of Type 31e frigates, what weighting his Department has put on firms bidding for contracts that will sourcing (a)...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether bidders participating in the procurement process for fleet support ships are required to provide (a) carrier strike group 22, (b) carrier strike...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on Operation Althea of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has he made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the Berlin plus arrangements under Operation Althea.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's document Estimated costs of uprating State Pension in frozen rate countries, recipients of the UK State...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing universal credit claims to be backdated to the starting point of each claim...

      Employment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to collect and publish data on the employment status of adults diagnosed with autism.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many liability orders have been obtained by the Child Maintenance Service to utilise their enforcement powers on the Collect and Pay...

      Working Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2019 on Working Links, if he will commission a public inquiry into the financial risk to sub-contractors...

      National Insurance Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the publication, National Insurance Contributions Series CA 12 - Training for further employment and your National Insurance...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a claimant of employment support allowance that received a health assessment report audited by her Department is entitled to the (a)...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial assessment she has made of the effect of writing off child maintenance arrears on (a) her Department's budget and (b) families...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of families affected by her Department's decision to write off child maintenance arrears of (a)...

      Universal Credit: Croydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she had made of the effect of the roll out of universal credit on levels of homelessness in the London borough of Croydon .

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Squirrels: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent the potential extinction of red squirrels in the UK.

    • Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to introduce stronger food labelling laws.

  • Home Office

    • Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons he is increasing the use of section 60 stop and searches without first reviewing their effectiveness in tackling crime; and...

    • Stop and Search: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he he taken to safeguard against race disproportionality in the use of section 60 powers.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2019 to Question 235392, what estimate he has made of the number of homeless foreign nationals detained by...

      Lancashire Constabulary: Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money Lancashire Constabulary was allowed to retain under section 298 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in (a) 2017-18 and (b)...

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) full-time and (b) on-call firefighters were available for duty in each fire and rescue service in each year since 2010.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information will be passed to third party organisations from EU settlement applications.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long will an unsuccessful applicant to the EU settlement scheme have to leave the UK.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long will data gathered from EU settlement scheme applications be held by his Department.

      British Nationality: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to refund profits made from failed citizenship applications for children.

      Visas: Financial Services and Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 5 Exceptional Talent visas were issued to people working in (a) FinTech and (b) science in 2018.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the direct entry at Inspector scheme.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Government has made on integrating vulnerable refugee Syrian families into society.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Ombudsman

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 27 March 2019 to Question 234661 on the draft Public Services Ombudsman Bill, what criteria the Government plans to use to...

    • Government Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 2 April 2019 to Question 238278, what the figures are for Government spending in the last six months on (a) newspaper and...

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government still plans to bring forward the 2018 Boundary Commission proposals to Parliament.

  • Treasury

    • Companies: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the Financial Conduct Authority is allowed to give Part FCA Regulated accreditation to companies which are then permitted to market...

    • Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to encourage greater switching and transparency in the UK mortgage market.

      Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding has been allocated to support small businesses to help with customs requirements after the UK leaves the EU.

      Sentient Capital London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) gave regulated FCA accreditation to Sentient Capital.

      Small Businesses: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to further regulate lending to small businesses.

      London Capital and Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, why the Financial Conduct Authority gave FCA regulated accreditation to London Capital and Finance (LC&F) on 7 June 2016 for LC&F's promotional...

      Mortgages: Islam

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March to Question 229779, which four high street banks offer Sharia-compliant home purchase plans.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will reopen the compensation scheme for Equitable Life victims.

      Developing Countries: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on levels of transparency of making public the loans made by UK Government and its EU partners to the...

      Regional Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2019 to Question 238660, how much of the Barnett figures in the referenced publications derived from regional aid...

      London Capital and Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on the collapse of London Capital & Finance Ltd.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the £1.5 billion allocated for Equitable Life compensation, what proportion of that sum has been paid out; and what the reasons are...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the level of advertising of betting products is reduced in relation to...

    • National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies relating to potential development in the Victoria Tower...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make it his policy to consult the public before allowing part of Victoria Tower Gardens to be used for the...

      Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he has made an estimate of funds that will be made available to the civil society sector under the Dormant Assets Scheme.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer 4 Apr 2019 to Question 238657 on Voluntary Work: Young People, whether the maximum budget allocated to...

  • Prime Minister

    • Food Supply

      To ask the Prime Minister, what steps she is taking as Chair of the EU Exit and Trade (Preparedness) Sub-Committee to protect vulnerable people from a potential food crisis in the event that the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Parades: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps her Department is taking to safeguard the rights of Northern Ireland's loyalist community to celebrate the twelfth of July.

    • Culture: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what support her Department is providing for the maintenance of the cultural traditions of Northern Ireland's loyalist community.

      Nurses: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government plans to take steps to tackle the shortage of adult epilepsy specialist nurses in Northern Ireland.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Education

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the provision of (a) inclusive and (b) positive education about...

    • Equal Pay: Gender

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference the publication of the pay comparison data collected by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, what steps her Department is taking...

      Guide Dogs

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to improve the enforcement of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to access to businesses and services for people with guide dogs.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what derogations under EU law they (1) have made, and (2) contemplate making, in relation to HS2.

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures Highways England have put in place to monitor the performance of highways maintenance contractors; and whether financial penalties are imposed...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to minimise possible delays to the process of obtaining an international driving permit in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Construction

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

    • Industry: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the British Chambers of Commerce's Quarterly Economic Survey suggesting a decline of business investment in staff training in the...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to announce (1) measurable targets, and (2) deadlines, for their clean growth measures announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement; by...

      Natural Gas: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between the clean growth measures announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement and the recommendations...

      Coal: Mining

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the environmental impact of the new Woodhouse Colliery, in particular on their target set out in the Paris Agreement to limit...

      Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who would be (1) financially, and (2) legally, responsible for the clean-up and remediation of fracking sites in the event that the operator becomes insolvent.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the European Union International Contact Group on Venezuela has made since its first meeting in Montevideo on 7 February in forging a common...

    • Brunei: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Brunei is to begin imposing death by stoning as a punishment for gay sex and adultery; and whether they intend to...

      Middle East: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British children are living in refugee camps in Syria or in territory that was formerly part of the sovereign states of Syria or Iraq.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to facilitate an end to the war in Yemen.

      China: Falun Gong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Resolution 131 of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic made at the 7th meeting, held on 20 March, on the...

      International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the resignation of senior permanent judge Christoph Flügge from the Criminal Tribunal for the former...

      Palestinians: Public Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Palestinian Authority’s ability to deliver public services within the Palestinian Territories.

      Yemen: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 28 March (HL14604), whether third parties have provided information about weapons made or...

      Israeli Settlements: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the increasing number of attacks on Palestinian farmers by illegal Israeli settlers in the Occupied Palestinian...

      Israeli Settlements: Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the United Nations about the postponement of the publication of a database of companies operating in illegal...

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the Israeli police cancelled a Mother’s Day event at a French culture centre in East Jerusalem.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about reports that Israeli forces killed an unarmed Palestinian man whilst he was assisting the...

      Israeli Settlements: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the attempted attack on two elementary schools in Tuqu village by Israeli settlers escorted...

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the Department of Ethnic and Religious Affairs in Guangzhou, China, is offering rewards to those who provide it with...

      Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the recent decision by the government of the Cayman Islands to recognise LGBT relationships in law, what steps they are taking to ensure that LGBT...

      China: Falun Gong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of petition 11/18 of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic calling "for the end of the Genocide of Falun Gong...

      Sajed Abed al-Hakim Mizher

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the government of Israel following the killing of Sajed Abed al-Hakim Mizher, a uniformed volunteer paramedic, by Israeli forces.

      Gaza: Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the banning of all fishing off the coast of Gaza in March; and what assessment they have made...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last discussed policy towards Iran and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with the government of the United States.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 21 March (HL14601), whether they will now answer the questions originally asked, namely what assessment they...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Post-mortems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports from the Human Tissue Authority (1) that a memory stick containing images of post-mortems was left on public...

    • Transplant Surgery: Medical Treatments Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 19 March (HL14255), how they have concluded that "very few patients in the UK choose"...

      Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to improve early diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children.

      Hernias: Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 25 March (HL14388), whether they will ask NHS England to meet Parliamentarians to...

      Hernias: Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 25 March (HL14391), how they ensure that all consultant general surgeons are fully...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has made in setting up an expert group to provide advice on streamlining the medicinal...

      Human-animal Hybrid Embryos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the medical conditions for which interspecies nuclear transfer has provided the first effective treatments; and how many human-admixed embryos have been...

      Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people (1) were offered, (2) attended, and (3) completed, structured diabetes education courses over 12 months after being diagnosed with (a) Type 1,...

      Transplant Surgery: Medical Treatments Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss with UK NHS transplant services the feasibility of establishing a confidential register of those patients who come off the...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 5 November 2018 (HL11052), what further discussions they have had with stakeholders regarding...

    • Music: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Music Education Music Education: State of the...

      Alternative Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement in full Part 4 of the Education and Skills Act 2008 relating to the registration of organisations offering alternative provision...

      School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that all schools provide a non-halal meal option.

      Pupils: Reading

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage the use of school libraries and reading for pleasure in primary and secondary schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Animal Welfare: Convictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were found guilty of animal cruelty in England and Wales in (1) 2017, and (2) 2018.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in agreeing a new trade agreement with Nigeria.

    • Trade Agreements: Vanuatu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in agreeing a new trade agreement with Vanuatu.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the legal liability of (1) door manufacturers, (2) third party certification bodies, and (3) the providers of test...

    • Housing: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to issue guidance to local authorities on the provision of specialist housing for older people as required under the Neighbourhood Planning Act...

      Housing: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consulted providers of specialist housing for older people when formulating the Housing Delivery Test; and if so, what was the outcome.

      Duchy of Cornwall: Leasehold

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Duchy of Cornwall as a property developer in connection with their Public Pledge for Leaseholders, published on...

      Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2018.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • European Gendarmerie Force

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the latest developments relating to the EU Gendarmerie Force; and whether that Force can be deployed on British soil.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Ineos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Ineos about environmental standards; and (1) what steps they have taken, and (2) what correspondence they have had with any...

  • Home Office

    • Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many National Referral Mechanism referrals submitted to (1) the National Crime Agency, and (2) UK Visas and Immigration, are awaiting a conclusive grounds...

    • Refugees: Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 March (HL Deb, col 1426), which Government departments are responsible for sharing with the House...

      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 and mineral wool...

      Deportation: Brunei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy regarding the deportation of LGBT asylum seekers to Brunei.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • General Practitioners: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which NHS General Practices in Northern Ireland have ceased to function as such in each of the last three years; how many patients belonged to those...

  • Treasury

    • Overseas Students: Tax Yields

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan International Pathways, The UK's tax revenues from...

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