Written answers

Monday, 15 April 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for the roll-out of buses with audio visual (a) next stop IIand (b) final destination announcements in (i) Kent and (b) Canterbury.

    • Ferries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on securing ferry space for exports of (a) Scottish seafood and (b) other perishable or time-sensitive goods in the...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of increased freight travel by rail on climate change.

      Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives from the private commercial aviation industry on the issue of grey charters as a result of the Piper...

      Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives from the Civil Aviation Authority on the Piper PA-46 Malibu crash of 21 January 2019.

      Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the representatives of the football industry since the Piper PA-46 Malibu crash of 21 January 2019.

      Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to reform the issue of grey charters as a result of the Piper PA-46 Malibu crash of 21 January 2019.

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which railway stations were considered for Access for All funding in Control Period 6 but were not successful.

      Aviation: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what reports he has received on football agents and intermediaries brokering illegal private flights to fly themselves, clients or related parties on...

      East-West Rail Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of what account Highways England have taken of the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework to consider...

      Rescue Services: Ceredigion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Coastguard Rescue Officers are available for service in each Coastguard station along the Ceredigion coast; and what recent assessment he has...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many amendments his Department has made to the rail ticketing and settlement agreement since the establishment of that scheme.

      Railways: Bescot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate Network Rail has made of the business rates that will be payable to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council in the event that planning...

      Railways: Bescot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which sites were identified by Network Rail as its (a) second and (b) third choice preference for a new sleeper factory following the selection of...

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timescale is for groups to apply for the Mid-Tier Access for All programme.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the investigation into the Subject Access Request submitted by a constituent and referred to in the letter of the Parliamentary Under Secretary...

      Shipping: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 April 2019 to Question 239228 on Shipping: Equality, whether he has received the further quality evidence from the...

      Shipping: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 April 2019 to Question 239228 on Shipping: Equality, whether his Department was consulted over the statement from the...

      Shipping: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 April 2019 to Question 239228 on Shipping: Equality, by what date he expects the final Post Implementation Review to be...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2019 to Question 227145 on Parking: pedestrian areas, by what date his Department plans to (a) publish the findings...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has held with stakeholder organisations on pavement parking.

      Tyne and Wear Metro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the allocation of additional funding for the Tyne and Wear Metro to enable...

      Traffic Lights: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the use of non-compliant batteries in traffic lights; and if he will make a statement.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage cyclists to avoid using main roads in areas where cycle-specific infrastructure is available.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many holders of UK driving licences with 12 points or more on their licence have been allowed to continue driving in each of the last three years.

      Railways: Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rail replacement bus services were utilised in (a) 2010, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      Railways: Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of rail replacement bus services on rail service standards; and what assessment he has made of the effect of...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the use of rail for freight.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department taken to (a) simplify (b) encourage the purchase of split rail tickets.

      Fratton Station: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many hours per week on average staff were available in person to assist customers at Fratton rail station in (a) 2010 and (b) 2018.

      Railway Stations: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many railway station staff were employed to work at stations located in Hampshire in (a) 2010 and (b) 2018.

      Level Crossings: Greenwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Network Rail on the proposed closure of the Angerstein pedestrian level crossing as a result of upgrade works.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will carry out an economic assessment of the value of the East Coast Main Line to the UK economy; and if he will make a statement.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to allocate funding to the East Coast Main Line in the Network Rail Control Periods CP6 and CP7; and if he will make a...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve infrastructure on the East Coast Main Line in preparation for the arrival of High Speed Two rolling stock; and if...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to help improve (a) resilience, (b) capacity and (c) journey times on the East Coast Main Line between York and Newcastle; and if he...

      A2: Garages and Petrol Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the sale of Tollgate Hotel Watling Street Gravesend Kent DA13 9RA to BP Oil UK Limited has been delayed.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burundi: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Burundi on the (a) reinstatement of the BBC Africa Service and (b)...

    • Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US Administration on that Administration's to designate Iran's...

      Embassies: Huawei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK (a) embassies and (b) residences use Huawei equipment for their (i) internal and (ii) external communications.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Foreign Office employees were recalled to the UK from diplomatic posts abroad to assist with preparations for leaving...

      India: Antisatellite Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart following the announcement on the 27 March that India had successfully...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the scale of the use of child soldiers by each of the respective parties in the conflict in Yemen.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to raise the issue of the use of child soldiers in the conflict in Yemen with members of the...

      Algeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Algeria on the recent protests and resignation of President Bouteflika.

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to ensure the safety of protesters in Sudan.

      Embassies: Huawei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK (a) embassies and (b) residences use Huawei equipment for (i) internal and (ii) external communications.

      Russia: Pipelines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on Nordstream 2.

      Hong Kong: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) his Chinese counterpart and b) the Hong Kong Government on the progress towards...

      China: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the convictions of (a) Chan Kin-man, (b) Benny Tai and (c)...

      Kuwait: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to encourage the Kuwaiti Government to meet its commitments to regularise the status of...

      Kuwait: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of political prisoners in Kuwaiti prisons.

      Sudan: Rapid Reaction Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Rapid Defence Force has been deployed on the streets of Khartoum.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the role of the opposition in Sudan.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the civil security situation in (a) Khartoum, (b) Darfur and (c) the rest of Sudan.

      Brunei: LGBT People and Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions has he had with his (a) Bruneian counterpart and (b) other international partners on the effect of the new...

      Travel Information: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to issue specialist travel advice for LGBT+ people travelling abroard.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has deprioritised any Statutory Instruments in relation to the UK leaving the EU; and if he will publish...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of (a) the merits of the Government of Sudan’s attribution of blame for recent...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Sudanese counterpart on allegations of human rights violations during recent protests.

      Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps with Amnesty International UK to ensure that the UK maintains the highest standards of press freedom free...

      Press Freedom: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, as part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2019 Media Freedom Campaign, what steps is the Minister taking to...

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the involvement of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in terrorist activity...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February to Question 221573, whether the Government has plans to (a) merge the respective replacements...

    • Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2019 to Question 234783 on Department for International Development: Secondment, what teams...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Embryos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many human embryos were discarded in the last 12 months for which figures are available; how many human embryos were transferred to...

    • Embryos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many human eggs, that were frozen have been (a) thawed, (b) been fertilised in the last 12 months for which figures are available;...

      Embryos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 1 April 2014, Official Report, column WA177-8 and the Answer of 22 November 2016, Official Report,...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the availability of talking therapies other than cognitive behavioural therapy in the NHS.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of dialectical behavioural therapy in the NHS.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of family therapy in the NHS.

      Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve addictions services in prisons that are available to prisoners with drug dependency.

      Bulimia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to reduce the number of patients with bulimia.

      National Institute of Health Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the National Institute of Health Research has adequate capacity to conduct clinical trials.

      Medical Treatments: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of the guidance entitled Items which should not be...

      Medical Treatments: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the guidance published by NHS England, Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for...

      Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there are breast cancer medicines that are not expected to have a six-week supply stockpiled by 12 April 2018.

      Government Departments: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the Government's development of combined interpretable data sets.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is the Government taking to ensure timely access to maintenance medication for people with cancer.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the appraisal process for personalised treatments for small patient groups.

      Bowel Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for the introduction of the faecal immunochemical test for the bowel cancer screening programme in England.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department’s has made on the timeframe for publishing the Green Paper on social care.

      Silica: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on human health of exposure to silica dust; what (a) guidance and (b) legislative...

      Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the use of more environmentally-friendly inhalers.

      Mental Health Services: Older People

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

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many organ donors there are in the UK as of March 2019.

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what measures are being adopted to ensure that every Healthcare Professional dealing with female patients prescribed Sodium Valproate...

      Plastic Surgery: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to introduce regulations on dermal fillers.

      Plastic Surgery: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to monitor the (a) probity and (b) diligence of insurance companies that provide insurance products to aesthetic...

      Ophthalmology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 April 2019 to Question 239204 on Ophthalmology, whether the NHS Improvement impact assessment (a) covers...

      Ophthalmology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 April 2019 to Question 239205 on Ophthalmology, if his Department will publish the (a) data and (b) analysis...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure a high level of up-take of the HPV vaccine throughout the country.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle misinformation on the safety of the HPV vaccine.

      Medical Equipment: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the regulation of section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 on medical...

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2018 to Question 137006, whether he commission an assessment of the reasons for the trends in data...

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve data sharing between private and NHS hospitals.

      Pregnancy Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2019 to Question 239926 on Pregnancy Tests, for what reason previous studies were not considered...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to ensure that medicines and dugs are developed by the pharmaceutical industry for people in low and middle income...

    • Developing Countries: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to support the training of mental health professionals in low and middle income countries.

      HIV Infection: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on bilateral funding for HIV a programmes in each year since 2009.

      Human Papilloma Virus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking in its capacity as a board member of Gavi the Vaccine Alliance to improve access to the human...

      Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2019 to Question 238674 on Department for International Development: Secondment, if she will make...

      Poverty: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2019 to Question 238674 on Department for International Development: Secondment, whether the...

      Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2019 to Question 234782, how many of the 74 staff already deployed were from each team within her...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the full report of the UK's Voluntary National Review of its progress on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals will...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the full report of the UK's Voluntary National Review on its progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals will...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a commitment to support abortion rights throughout the world.

      Libya: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial assistance her Department is providing to people from the Tawerga community that have been displaced outside Libya.

      Libya: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the levels of persecution of the Tawerga community in Libya.

      Developing Countries: Maternal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to disseminate and implement the results of the Woman trial which found tranexamic acid has...

      Developing Countries: Maternal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to reduce maternal mortality.

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to the political impartiality of civil servants in his Department.

    • Education: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will take steps to ensure parents are able to make choices on (a) schools, (b) curriculum and (c) other parts of their children's...

      Special Educational Needs: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to allocated additional funding to pupils with special education needs at school in the north of England.

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been achieved in increasing the take-up of the English Baccalaureate.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to meet its target of delivering 3 million apprenticeships; and what the timeframe is to meet that target.

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will ensure that apprenticeships of all levels including levels (a) 6 and (b) 7 will continue to be eligible for apprenticeship levy funding.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received on the updated guidelines on relationships and sex education.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of education funding in England.

      Languages: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision for modern foreign language lessons in schools.

      First Aid: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plan to introduce first aid to the national curriculum.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that maintenance loans are available to all students.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to conduct a review of school admissions policy; and what plans he has to do so in future.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of (a) the contribution to the public purse of, (b) the funding allocated to and (c) the funding unspent from the...

      Pupils: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2019 to Question 241041 on Pupils, how many secondary school children moved schools in-year in the last academic year.

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Treasury's press release entitled Six-figure taxpayer-funded public sector exit payments to end published on 10 April 2019, how...

      Teachers: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure the protection of teachers with disabilities from discrimination.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offences against Children: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there have been under legislation prohibiting (a) extreme (b) violent and (c) child pornography in each year for which information...

    • 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, whether new policy guidelines will be issued to assist...

      Crimes of Violence: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing tougher sanctions for people attacking shop workers.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent from the public purse on the administration of personal independent payment appeal tribunals in each year since 2013.

      Legal Aid Agency: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has plans to ensure the Legal Aid Agency provides individuals with annual statements of the amount they owe to the Agency.

      Legal Aid Agency: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of reducing the daily rate of interest charged by the Legal Aid Agency to individuals...

      Probation: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 4 April 2019 to Question 238275 on Probation: Private Sector, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of...

      Sexual Offences: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the answer to Question 241031, whether victims includes people for whom prosecution has failed; and at what point in that process people...

      Sexual Offences: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2019 to Question 241031 on Sexual Offences: Victims, for how long are victims supported by these services.

      Squatting: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been given an custodial sentence for squatting in each year since 2012.

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to devolve the operation of building contracts in prisons to (a) Governors and (b) the appointees of Governors.

      G4S and Serco: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the value is of all current contracts agreed by his Department and (a) G4S and (b) Serco.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of the personal independence payment appeals to the First Tier Tribunal in that were cleared without a hearing were (a) withdrawn, (b) struck...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Ceramics: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Trade Barriers (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, what mechanisms exist for the UK ceramic industry to secure...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help young people to get on the housing ladder.

    • Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate the English Housing Survey has made of the number and proportion of dwellings that have gardens.

      Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken since May 2010 to tackle garden grabbing and protect residential gardens.

      Right to Buy Scheme: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many house sales were made by people that used the Right to Buy scheme in Lancashire since the scheme was introduced.

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.

      Parish Councils: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of imposing a threshold on rises in parish council precepts; and...

      First-tier Tribunal: Freehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to enable freeholders to access First Tier Tribunals (property chamber); and if he will...

      Housing: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March to Question 234843 on Housing: Oxfordshire, what steps his Department has taken...

      Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the annual budget is for the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group; and whether members of that group receive remuneration.

      Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many women have applied to become members of Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group (a) since it was first set up and...

      Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether an independent body is involved in the process of appointing new members of the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to announce a strategy for the removal of flammable cladding from privately-owned tower blocks.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions has he had with leaseholders of blocks covered in flammable cladding whose owners are refusing...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Radioactive Waste: Dalgety Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what radiation remediation works have so far been carried out at Dalgety Bay; what further works are planned ;and when the works are expected to be complete.

    • Brunei: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of Brunei’s decision to introduce stoning for LGBT people on LGBT British armed forces personnel...

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK is a world leader in autonomous cyber defence of military systems.

      HMS Prince of Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether HMS Prince of Wales will (a) be ready for sea trials by the end of the calendar year and (b) delivered on budget.

      GKN: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the 2018 deed of covenant undertakings provided by Melrose Industries, whether he has plans to issue a note of concern in relation to...

      Kneller Hall: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish Ministerial Submission Ref Army/Sec/21/02/80551; and if he will make a statement on the sale of Kneller Hall.

      Nuclear Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to establish a public inquiry into the handling of UK nuclear submarine decommissioning.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the delivery of 17 F-35B fighter jets to the UK after 2020 of Turkey's potential removal from the F35...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) Team UK, (b) Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, (c) Fincantieri, (d) Navantia, and (e) Japan Marine United Corporation remain in...

      Veterans: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will fund research into the number of former members of the armed forces who are homeless; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the consultation on changes to the collection of child maintenance arrears, launched in December 2017, how many responses...

    • 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 child poverty in working families in the London...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance is provided to job centre staff when assessing whether a universal credit claimant can receive an advanced payment.

      Personal Independence Payment: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many mandatory re-considerations have been submitted for personal independence payment claims in Lancashire in the last 12 months.

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that universal credit adequately supports social housing tenants paying rent weekly to meet their...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 12 March on Universal Credit, HCWS1399, whether a person's legacy benefits could be terminated if...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, reference to the Written Statement of 12 March on Universal Credit, HCWS1399, whether her Department plans to pay discretionary payments to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department will report to Parliament on its evaluation of the effect of the managed migration pilot on (a) disabled people, (b)...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her letter of 4 April 2019, in what time frame she will complete updating the current ESA65B letter with input from medical...

      Personal Independence Payment: Battersea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time for a mandatory reconsideration after a personal independence payment assessment was in Battersea constituency...

      State Retirement Pensions: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when Government last held discussions with the Governments of (a) India and (b) Pakistan on reciprocal pensions agreements; and will she make...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 April 2019 to Question 239270 on Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations, what is meant by reworked by DWP.

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 April 2019 to Question 239270 on Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations, for what reason claimants...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 April 2019 to Question 239270 on Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations, what is contained within an...

      Child Maintenance Service: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been logged with the Child Maintenance Service for each year since 2015.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many open cases (a) the Child Maintenance Service, and (b) the Child Support Agency have had each year since 2015.

      Pension Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of pensioners entitled to pension credit not in receipt of pension credit in...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of personal independence payment (PIP) claimants who have (i) reduced their...

      Social Security Benefits: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 552), for what reasons the increases in carers...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of removing the five-week wait for claimants of universal credit.

      Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he she has made of the cost to the public purse of removing the five-week wait for claimants of universal credit in possession...

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 April 2019 to Question 237196 on Universal Credit: Appeals, what assessment she has made of her Departments...

      Local Housing Allowance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the shared accommodation rate in the central London broad rental market area will not receive the three per cent uplift...

      Local Housing Allowance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants are in receipt of the shared accommodation rate of local housing allowance in the central London broad rental market area.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of the 192 shared accommodation rates of local housing allowance have been uprated as a result of the targeted...

      Sick Leave: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of working days lost to stress in 2018.

      Local Housing Allowance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will direct the Valuation Office Agency to undertake research into the reasons why low numbers of rooms in London are available for...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March to Question 234216 on Universal Credit: Disability, what plans the Department has for improving data...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has spent on increasing take-up rates for pension credit in each year for which data is available.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the (a) amount of unclaimed pension credit and (b) average amount of unclaimed pension credit per eligible...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of people with a disability living in poverty.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to answer of 8 April to Question 240478 on Universal Credit, in relation to benefit advances taken by universal credit recipients (a)...

      Universal Credit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2019 to Question 240482 on Universal Credit: Private Rented Housing, what meaningful changes have taken place.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason Carers' Allowance is not paid to people that have reached state pensionable age.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, what plans he has for the (a) disposal and (b) refurbishment of electric car batteries.

    • Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ensure local authorities reduce food waste within their communities.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) countryside stewardship and (b) environmental stewardship payments from (i) 2015 and (ii) 2016 are outstanding.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made for the reasons for the delays to the Rural Payments Agency issuing Countryside...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Rural Payments Agency is on target to meet the payment commitments that he set out at the 2019 NFU conference.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to meet the Government commitment that no-one in any existing Countryside Stewardship or...

      Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to meet the 2017 Conservative manifesto commitment to help Natural England to expand their provision...

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress his Department has made on banning single-use plastics by 2021.

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to maintain the provision of the EU Pet Travel Scheme in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

      Seafood: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what certification would be required for live seafood exporters based in Scotland exporting to the EU 27 in the event the UK...

      Heathland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Natural England on its revised policy on heather management.

      Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to join countries including Tanzania in the banning of the (a) production, (b) importation,...

      Circuses: Animal Welfare

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

      Fisheries Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government has plans for the Fisheries Bill to complete all of its Parliamentary stages in this session of...

      Beverage Containers: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to reduce the use of disposable plastic bottles.

      Plastics: Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to reduce plastic pollution in rivers and streams.

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his timescale is for responding to his Department's consultation on Single use plastic: banning the distribution and/or...

      Air Pollution: Wednesbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the statistics his Department holds on air quality in Wednesbury in the borough of Sandwell.

      Electronic Equipment: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the introduction of an electronic waste recycling...

      Agricultural Machinery: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to section 5.8.1 of the Clean Air Strategy published on 14 January 2019, when he will publish further detail on his...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the amount of food wasted by (a) consumers, (b) supermarkets and (c) restaurants.

      Eggs: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of best before dates on eggs.

      Hedges and Ditches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect hedgerow environments.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities in England collect recycling (a) weekly and (b) more than once a week.

      Renewable Energy: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many facilitates there are in the UK that generate energy from waste.

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many local authorities (a) deal with locally arising waste in their area and (b) export it outside their area.

      Electronic Equipment: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tonnes of electronic waste were recycled in each year in the UK since 2010.

      Electronic Equipment: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many centres for recycling electronic and electronic waste there are in the UK.

      Electronic Equipment: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what new incentives is he considering to stimulate the recycling of electronic and electrical waste.

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the amount of non-recyclable plastic; and what initiatives he is rolling out on recycling.

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the current protections in place for swifts, swallows and martins.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: South West

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

      Bovine Tuberculosis: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many interferon gamma tests were conducted on each of the herds in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) Somerset; and how many...

      Poultry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department will publish its response to the consultation on removing the Greenland White-fronted goose from...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures he is considering to protect livestock from dogs that are being exercised in the countryside on farmland.

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff have been allocated to work under the UK-REACH IT system.

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which company has been awarded the contract to build the UK REACH IT database system.

      Waste Disposal: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the environmental cost of waste crime in England and Wales.

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on reducing food waste in schools throughout the UK.

      Canoeing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the total length of unmanaged waterways in England to which canoeists have an undisputed right...

      Canoeing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what voluntary access arrangements to inland waterways for recreational purposes have been negotiated in the last 10 years;...

  • Home Office

    • Visas: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 5 visas have been issued for Medical Training Initiative applicants from the Occupied Palestinian Territories in each month...

    • Private Rented Housing: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans publish clear guidelines for landlords on the right-to-rent rules for EU citizens.

      Immigration: Aberdeen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people with AB postcodes have been seen at service and support centres broken down by (a) month and (b) support centre.

      Immigration: Aberdeen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people with AB postcodes have been seen at UKVCAS centres broken down by (a) month and (b) UKVCAS centre.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the viability of an ID scanning location in Glasgow for applicants to the EU Settlement scheme.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to ensure that new immigration rules for EU nationals do not limit the recruitment of care workers.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensuring that ID document scanner locations are accessible for people living in Wales.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department (a) has paid and (b) plans to pay to Caerphilly Council for the operation of an ID document scanner location for EU...

      Asylum: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will revise his country policy and information notes on (a) Sudan and (b) Khartoum as a safe site for internal relocation following...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 April 2019 to Question 241477, how many employed firefighters there have been in each fire and rescue service...

  • Wales Office

    • Stronger Towns Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 4 April 2019 to Question 239184 on 4 April on Stronger Towns Fund: Wales, on what date he held those meetings; and if he will...

  • Scotland Office

    • Private Sector: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on Scotland's private sector activity.

    • Scotland Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into with departmental staff in each of the last five years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timeframe is for the Technology Products 3 framework to be available for private sector cyber security companies to bid for government contracts.

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2019 to Question 238681 on Public Sector: Procurement, how many public sector buyers do not utilise the Digital...

      Royal Mail: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of Capita's performance in administering the Royal Mail Pension Scheme.

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of holding elections to the European Parliament in May 2019.

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many polling stations based in schools will be used in the event that elections to the European Parliament are held in May 2019 in each local...

      Vote Leave: Election Offences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the conclusions of the Electoral Commission's report into the activities of Vote Leave and the...

      Vote Leave: Election Offences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission since Vote Leave's decision to drop its appeal against electoral offences committed during...

      Vote Leave: Election Offences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has received representations from the Metropolitan Police in relation to its investigations into the alleged fraud committed by Vote Leave...

      Vote Leave: Election Offences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the (a) recent report of the Electoral Commission into the activities of Vote Leave and...

      Brexit: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate has been made of the potential cost to the public purse of holding a second EU referendum.

      Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans his Department has to publish a response to the consultation entitled Protecting the Debate: Intimidation, Influence and Information.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress his Department has made on increasing levels of voter registration for (a) young people, (b) home movers, (c) BME individuals, (d) people...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which civil society organisations his Department has worked with on increasing levels of voter registration in each of the last three years.

  • Treasury

    • Gardens

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individual dwellings have gardens in each local authority in England and Wales according to valuation data held by the Valuation Office Agency in...

    • Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the adequacy of sixth-form funding.

      First Time Buyers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to help those who are ready to move on from their first property to move up the housing ladder.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from members of the public on the review of the Loan Charge.

      Treasury: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into with departmental staff in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff (a) are employed now at the new customs offices opened in RAF Akrotiri and RAF Larnaca in Cyprus, Portsmouth, Exeter Airport, Newhaven and...

      Revenue and Customs: Fishguard

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the purpose is of the new UK customs post opened at Fishguard in relation to goods transported on the Rosslare-Fishguard ferry.

      Cash Dispensing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps is he taking to seek to ensure that ATM operators maintain no charge access to machines in rural areas throughout the UK.

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of cash withdrawal fees on small businesses that host ATM machines.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, further to the Answer of 1 April 2019 to Question 237193, to what sections of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 that answer refers.

    • Northern Ireland Assembly: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2019 to Question 240973 on Northern Ireland Assembly: Members, if she will commit to making further...

      Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2019 to Question 240971 on Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme, how many OFGEM staff are present...

      Domestic Visits: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many times has she stayed overnight in Northern Ireland in the last year.

      Nationality: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent steps she has taken to reassure people in Northern Ireland that their Irish and EU citizenship rights are protected, in the event...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking following the evidence gathered by HMS Montrose regarding fuel tankers illegally smuggling petrol to North Korea.

    • North Korea: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking following the findings of the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea in March that “Ports and airports in North Korea were being used...

      Libya: Freezing of Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Italy about reports that €1.2 billion frozen Libyan assets were recently transferred to Libya.

      SS Richard Montgomery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last discussed the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery with the government of the United States.

      China: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of China about the 1984 regulations in that country which state that organs can be extracted from executed prisoners.

      Unrwa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees about its working definition of a refugee.

      Unrwa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sustainability of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees’ working definition of a Palestinian refugee.

      China: Transplant Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the government of Canada in 2018 to make travelling to China for organ transplants illegal for Canadian citizens.

      Arctic Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their priorities for the forthcoming Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Finland on 7 May, particularly in relation to their commitment, in the...

  • Department for Education

    • Languages: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote the teaching of modern languages in schools in England.

    • Schools: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools the Department for Education team of consultants seeking savings as a result of school budget difficulties have visited.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what commitments they have entered into under the Belt and Road Initiative of the People's Republic of China.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to allow local councils (1) to set their own discount rates for the Right to Buy scheme, and (2) to retain all receipts from the...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed Future Homes Standard to mandate the end of fossil-fuelled heating systems in all new houses after 2025 will also cover fossil-fuelled...

      Housing: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish guidance for local authorities under the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 on the provision of specialist housing for older people.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the speech by the Chief Executive of the Environment Agency Escaping the jaws of death: ensuring water in 2050, made on 19...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Conditions of Employment: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018, signed into law by the President of the Republic of Ireland on 25 December...

  • Treasury

    • London Capital and Finance: Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigations they have initiated into the authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority for London Capital and Finance to offer ISA investments.

    • Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide clarity surrounding new sales rules for UK asset managers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

      Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports suggesting that Brexit may have cost the UK approximately 2.4 per cent of GDP due to a fall in investment.

      Claims Management Services: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of sector regulation on closures of financial claims management firms; and of the impact that could have on consumers.

      Lloyds Bank: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the way in which Lloyds Bank have introduced changes to the structure of charges for unplanned overdrafts; what assessment they...

      Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following Office for National Statistics changes to the recording of student loans in the national accounts, what proportion of student loan payments...

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