Written answers

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Hammersmith Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that Hammersmith Bridge can safely reopen as soon as possible.

    • Local Government: Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities work together in ensuring that key routes between council areas, such as bridges, remain safe...

      Hammersmith Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with representatives of Hammersmith and Fulham Council on their prioritising maintenance of repairs of Hammersmith...

      East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that at the introduction of the new East Midlands Trains Franchise journey times on all services be as as least as...

      East Midlands Rail Franchise: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department will be take to make all rolling stock on the East Midlands Trains service compliant with disability discrimination...

      East Midlands Rail Franchise: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on which parts of the East Midlands Trains franchise hydrogen powered trains will run; by what date such trains will run; where those trains will be...

      East Midlands Rail Franchise: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the current east midlands trains franchise was the first one to require bidders to cover pension costs.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2019 to Question 218834 on Blue Badge Scheme, on what date the guidance to local authorities on changes to the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Domestic Appliances: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that consumers are protected from household appliances that are found to...

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the price of energy is affordable for older people.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure that energy services are affordable for older people.

      Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the House Of Lords Secondary Legislation Committee report page 13 on Draft State Aid (EU Exit)...

      European Research Council: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on European Research Council grants for UK researchers between...

      European Research Council: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the (a) British Academy, (b) Royal Society and (c) Wellcome Trust on the effect on...

      Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with (a) Universities UK, (b) UK Research and Innovation, (c) Office for Students on...

      Government Assistance: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the First Delegated Legislation Committee of Wednesday 10 April 2019 and the oral contribution of the...

      Government Assistance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the First Delegated Legislation Committee of Wednesday 10 April 2019 and the oral contribution of the...

      Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the First Delegated Legislation Committee of Wednesday 10 April 2019 and the oral contribution of the...

      Competition and Markets Authority: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the First Delegated Legislation Committee of Wednesday 10 April 2019, Official Report, column 15, and the...

      Competition and Markets Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the First Delegated Legislation Committee of Wednesday 10 April 2019, Official Report, column 14, and the...

      Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the First Delegated Legislation Committee of Wednesday 10 April 2019, Official Report, column 15, and the...

      Competition and Markets Authority: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the First Delegated Legislation Committee of Wednesday 10 April 2019, Official Report, column 15, and the...

      Competition and Markets Authority: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the First Delegated Legislation Committee of Wednesday 10 April 2019 and the oral contribution of the...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the viability of the Implementation Plans for the elimination of greenhouse gas...

      STEM Subjects: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to increase the skills for people working in STEM research,

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to support an independent investigation into the airstrike on two schools in Sana’a, Yemen...

    • Iran: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Iranian authorities on the increase of the death penalty against people below the age...

      Sudan: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made about the safety of UK citizens in Sudan.

      China: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the projected cost of the planned UK embassy building in Beijing.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office of 10 April 2019, Official Report, column 306 and the Irish...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Asthma: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that prescription charges do not have an impact on health inequalities in people with asthma, following...

    • Naloxone: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2018 to Question 158990 on Naloxone: Prisoners, which prisons provided take-home Naloxone in 2017-18.

      Vaccination: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution on 26 March 2019 to Question 910028 on Antimicrobial Resistance: Vaccines, what steps his Department is...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS prescriptions for medicinal cannabis (a) THC and (b) CBD have been issued in England since December 2018.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department’s (a) anticipated growth rate, (b) allowed growth rate and (c) anticipated rebate payment percentages will be...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in her Department received notice to be on standby for redeployment to support essential work related to the...

    • Yemen: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to provide psychological support to children in Yemen who are affected by the conflict in that country.

      Venezuela: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department made of trends in the level of incidences of (a) measles, (b) diphtheria and (c) malaria in...

      Venezuela: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the level of access to Venezuela for providers of humanitarian aid.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether apprenticeships are age restricted; and whether they are designed to entice any particular demographic.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average clearance time has been for personal independence payment appeals at tribunal in (a) Battersea and (b) nationally in each of the last...

    • Offenders: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders have been given electronic tagging orders in each month since January 2013.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether existing licences that have been granted under the current EU exports control regime will continue to apply once the UK has left the EU.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to issue guidance on the settled status scheme to landlords.

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2019 to Question 240560 on Buildings: Insulation, whether his Department has...

      Hotels: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of hotels in England that have (a) cladding and (b) Aluminium...

      Council Housing: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his forecast is for the number of council houses to be built in the West Midlands Metropolitan Area in each of...

      Council Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average cost of building council houses to A+ EPC standard.

      Housing Improvement: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to maintain the relaxation of permitted development rights for private dwelling...

      Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the increase in Islamophobic hate crimes after the 2016 EU...

      Housing Improvement: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if the Government will extend the temporary size limit for permitted development rights for domestic extensions beyond...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of reducing the current £16,000 savings threshold for entitlement to Employment and...

    • Universal Credit: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many veterans are claimants of universal credit.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many veterans are owed back-payments for employment and support allowance as a result of historical errors from her Department.

      Personal Independence Payment: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many veterans are owed-back payments of personal independence payment as a result of the the High Court ruling of 21 December 2017 on RF v...

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure older people in difficult financial circumstances can access to the benefits they are entitled to.

      Universal Credit: Housing

      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 rent arrears in the London borough of Croydon.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Dupuytren's Contracture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to lay the Statutory Instrument to include Dupuytren's Contracture in the list of prescribed diseases for Industrial Injuries...

      Universal Credit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what preparations her Department has made for the the roll-out of universal credit in Northern Ireland.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a paying parent is able to decide that they do not need to make child maintenance payments when their income and tax liability is...

      Personal Independence Payment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will conduct a thematic review of the success of claimants with autism in migrating from disability living allowance to personal...

      Personal Independence Payment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for Oersonal independence payments by claimants with autism were (a) successful, (b) unsuccessful and (c) overturned on...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Meat: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether all current trade agreements that include the export of meat specify that animals have be stunned before slaughter;...

    • Electronic Equipment: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that all household e-waste is recycled.

      Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 230930, what plans he has to bring forward primary legislation to amend...

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is issuing guidelines to local authorities on the use of mesh netting which prevents birds from nesting.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether gagging clauses have been used in contracts drawn up between his Department and any charities, voluntary sector organisations,...

    • Early Intervention Youth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) unsuccessful bids and (b) cost of those bids to the Home Office Early Intervention Youth Fund.

      Violence: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) ability and (b) capacity of voluntary sector organisations to assist (i) the police and (ii) other...

      Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the consultation on Serious violence: new legal duty to support multi-agency action published on 1 April 2019, what...

      Home Office: Secondment

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

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of trends in the level of the incidents of partner violence in which perpetrators (a) monitor and...

      Domestic Abuse and Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of police domestic abuse and stalking training.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many settled status applications have taken more than (a) 4 weeks and (b) 10 weeks for a decision in the latest period for which figures...

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on restricting the online sale of tracking devices which are bought by people who stalk...

      Abortion: Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what systems are in place for (a) women accessing abortion care, (b) healthcare professionals and (c) members of the public to submit new...

      Domestic Abuse: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to establish a dedicated unit to investigate historic domestic abuse.

      Visas: Carers and Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for individuals who employ (a) carers and (b) other types of domestic help to have sponsorship and guarantor rights under...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department plans to issue to landlords in relation to the introduction of the settled status scheme for EU nationals who...

      Refugees: National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department's policy on the criteria for awarding people awaiting a decision on...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the availability of ID scanning centres for EU citizens applying for settled status who do not have Android...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2019 to Question 226712, what steps his Department is taking to give due consideration to the Public...

      Hezbollah: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the legal sanctions of proscribing Hezbollah in its entirety extends to UK nationals meeting with representatives of that...

      Visas: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the safety of UK citizens who have been asked to travel to Sudan with family members as part of their visa...

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what safeguards are in place for looked after children or care leavers who are EEA nationals where parents retain parental rights but do not...

      Foreign Nationals: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Saudi Arabian citizens or former Saudi Arabian citizens have been put under police protection in the UK since 2015; and how many of...

      Foreign Nationals: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been made to the police by Saudi Arabian citizens, or former Saudi Arabian citizens, who felt threatened or sought...

      Foreign Nationals: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Saudi Arabian citizens were deported from the UK in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018; and how many such citizens have...

      Religious Hatred: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of religiously motivated hate crimes that involved violence against a person resulted in (a) charge, (b) conviction or (c) a...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much time the online EU Settlement Scheme platform has spent undergoing maintenance which prevents the completion of applications since...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to improve the evidence base for understanding the levels and risks of female genital mutilation in the UK.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been made to the EU Settled Status Scheme since its inception on 30 March 30 2019.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received on the functioning of the EU Settled Status Scheme since 30 March 30 2019.

      Julian Assange

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost has been of the police operation to monitor Julian Assange since August 2012.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for UK visas are received for processing on average each day in (a) Pretoria, (b) Abuja, (c) Lagos, (d) Accra, (e)...

      101 Calls: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of removing the 15 pence service charge on 101 calls so that non-emergency phone calls...

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

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

  • Cabinet Office

    • Vote Leave: Election Offences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the recent report of the Electoral Commission into the activities of Vote Leave, whether the Government has plans to set up a...

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to increase voter (a) registration and (b) turnout at local government elections in May.

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the readiness and capacity of local authorities to perform their duties relating to the 2019 European Parliament elections.

      Rendition and Torture: Inquiries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 April 2019 to Question 242032 on Rendition and Torture: Inquiries, with reference to the five months of serious...

      Civil Servants: Location

      What steps are his department taking to move civil service jobs out of London in line with the Government’s industrial strategy.

      Disinformation

      What steps his Department is taking through the Government Digital Service to tackle the spread of fake news.

      European Parliament: Elections

      How many civil servants have been moved from other tasks to work on preparations for holding European Parliament elections this year.

      Cabinet Office: Scotland

      When he last met with Ministers from the Scottish Government; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      Devolution

      What steps he is taking to strengthen the Union.

      Public Sector: South West

      What plans he has to move public sector jobs from London to Devon and Cornwall.

      Vote Leave: Election Offences

      If he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the Electoral Commission’s decision that a new investigation into the Vote Leave campaign would not be in the public...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      Whether the Government will conduct further voter ID pilots; and if he will make a statement.

  • Treasury

    • Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of 9 April 2019, Official Report, column 159, which banks the Government is working with; how much funding has been...

    • Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of 9 April 2019, Official Report, column 159, what assessment he has made of the effect of the extension to Article...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of replacing business rates with a transaction tax on retail sales in order to support the UK's high...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many SME’s had national insurance contributions of over (a) £100,000, (b) £75,000 and (c) £50,000 in 2018.

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the unrecoverable cost to British economy of preparations for the (a) 31 March deadline for the UK to leaving the EU and (b)...

      Treasury: Gender Impact Assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what training been provided to his Department's staff on gender-based analysis in advance of preparation of Tax Information and Impact Notes.

      Treasury: Gender Impact Assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidelines have been provided to his Department's staff relating to gender-based analysis in advance of preparation of Tax Information and Impact Notes.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Music: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Education to help ensure all children have the opportunity to study...

    • Loneliness: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans does his Department has to use digital skills and online tools to tackle loneliness among older people.

      Broadcasting: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to work with streaming services to improve the accuracy of their subtitling.

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government plans to take to (a) protect national telecoms security and (b) meet its 5G rollout targets.

      Music: Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential benefits of extending business rates relief...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 2 April (HL14685), of the £48 billion committed to investment in the rail network during Control...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Primodos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the accusations made by Professor Carl Heneghan of the University of Oxford and reported by Sky News on 5 April that a...

    • Skin Diseases: Diagnosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve GPs' diagnostic skills for skin conditions.

      Dermatology: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Health Education England on increasing the number of training places for dermatology students.

      Air Pollution: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) short-term, and (2) long-term, risks of air pollution to children's health.

  • Department for Education

    • Science: Higher Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 5 April (HL14870), what plans they have to ensure more people are encouraged to study entomology...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Birds: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions there have been for selling birds caught in the wild in the UK during the last five years.

    • Legal Profession: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to increase diversity at UK law firms.

      Victim Support Schemes: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 8 April (HL14792), what financial structures are in place to govern decisions about where the Victim and...

      Peter Chester

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigations they have carried out into the reasons for the delays that have affected the parole application and prison category of Peter Chester, currently...

      Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of “detainee dignity” in the context of people who are deprived of their liberty.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to urgently review the detention of prisoners subject to imprisonment for public protection sentences who have served their minimum tariff...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Audit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what rules apply to the setting of a level of materiality in local authority audits; who enforces those rules; and whether a level of materiality in excess of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Turkey: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the advice of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe that if Turkey proceeds to purchase the Russian S-400 air defence...

    • Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to purchase and deploy optionally manned aircraft for the armed services.

      Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in implementing the Better Defence Estate Strategy, published in 2016.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Care Services: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the toxic waste that comes from hairdressing salons in England in the form of peroxides and dyestuff is dealt with safely.

    • River Stour: Insecticides

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the annual treatment of the River Stour in Dorset to prevent infestations of the Blandford Fly is effective; and what is their assessment of the risks...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Products: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of animal hunting trophies entering the UK each year.

    • Foxes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of foxes killed each year in the UK, broken down by means of killing; and what advice they have provided, if any,...

      Air Pollution: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking, if any, to address the (1) short-term, and (2) long-term, risks of air pollution to children's health.

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances it is legal to sell wild UK species of birds as caged birds.

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they monitor the internet regularly for evidence of a rise in criminal activity with regard to birds caught in the wild; and if so, what has been the...

      Water: Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have conducted into the pollution of watercourses by antibiotics for both humans and livestock in the last five years; and what were...

      Water: Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have conducted into the pollution of watercourses by hormones contained in human waste.

      Water: Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are aware of evidence that demonstrates the adverse effects on aquatic wildlife of hormones that have entered watercourses from treated sewage.

      Glyphosate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects of using glyphosate as part of wider integrated pest management systems.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions are in place to prevent people who incite hatred against minority groups from travelling to the UK; and what plans they have, if any, to...

    • Organised Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 January (HL12535), what assessment they have made of the key trends in organised acquisitive...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reconsider the requirement that independent educational institutions which establish new sixth forms must wait two years before accepting...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that a lack of understanding of the settled status scheme could have on the ability of EU citizens to rent properties...

      Islamic State: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 April (HL14768), whether the individuals they assessed as no longer being of national security...

      Offensive Weapons: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the online sale of machetes in the UK.

      Internet: Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation to create a new regulatory framework to ensure that online platforms take action to prevent extremist content.

      Nitrous Oxide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of nitrous oxide sold for catering purposes but used for recreational purposes; whether they consider the...

      Police: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take following the Information Commissioner’s Office raising concerns that the introduction of technology allowing the police to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 1 April (HL14872), whether they will now answer the question originally asked, namely, further to the Written...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relevance and effectiveness of the National Citizen Service in meeting the particular needs of vulnerable young people in...

    • Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the creation of the National Citizen Service on the funding available for youth services.

      Youth Services: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact (1) of the closure of youth service provision across the country, and (2) of the closure of youth services on the rise...

      Tourism: Coastal Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase levels of tourism in UK coastal communities after Brexit.

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