Written answers

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of defining (a) pre-booked and (b) plying for hire in law in response to recommendation made by...

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the merits of Highways England's decision to reduce the number of road upgrades in the 2015-2020 Road Investment...

      Official Cars: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on increasing the number of plug-in cars and vans in each government department’s fleet since 2014; how many plug-in...

      Offical Cars: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative estimate he has made of the number of vehicles (a) used, (b) owned and (c) rented by each Government department and their agencies in...

      Offical Cars: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) penalty charge notices that have been issued for non-compliant vehicles used by each government department and...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2019 to Question 240585 on taxis: licensing, how his Department is planning to restrict cross-border hiring by...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to provide statutory definitions of pre-booked and plying for hire, in order to maintain the two-tier...

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, why the board minutes of HS2 Ltd have not been made available since December 2018; and if he will publish those minutes immediately.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2019 to Question 249174, how many non disclosure agreements have been signed with HS2 Ltd.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business: Stevenage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to increase support for businesses in Stevenage.

    • Energy: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Scope’s report Disability Price Tag 2019, what assessment he has made of the effect of the...

      Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to ban owners of caravan...

      Employment: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of support available to parents who have to return to work while their...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and which Local Enterprise Partnerships have undertaken a rural proofing review for policies adopted during...

      Foreign Companies: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to require companies to disclose the proportion of their assets under management originating from...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Brunei: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2019 to Question 245924 on Brunei: LGBT People, what meetings he has had with his...

    • St Helena: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the (a) permitted geographic catch locations and (b) permitted species and catch volumes under licenses sold...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has received confirmation that Saudi Arabia will investigate the bomb attack that damaged a Save the...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will take steps to establish an independent investigation into the bombing of a de-conflicted hospital in...

      British Nationals Abroad: Homophobia and Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice his Department has issued to UK citizens on the prevalence of (a) racism and (b) homophobia when travelling abroad.

      Mali: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote peace in Mali.

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      What recent discussions he has had with international agencies on the security situation in Yemen.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      What diplomatic steps he is taking to support a peace process in Yemen.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of providing PET-CT scanning services through a (a) private...

    • Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) dates, (b) attendees and (c) topics of meetings his Department has had with representatives of the formula...

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for Clinical Commissioning Groups to phase out the provision of walk-in centres.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the interim recommendations of Baroness Dido Harding's Workforce Implementation Plan will be published.

      NHS Injury Benefits Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applications for permanent injury benefit under the NHS Injury Benefits Scheme have been made in each year since 2002; and what...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2019 to Question 245660 on Prescriptions: Fees and Charges, what the annual cost is to the NHS...

      NHS Injury Benefits Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reviewing the permanent injury benefit system under the NHS injury benefits scheme.

      NHS Injury Benefits Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of the NHS Business Services Authority in processing applications for permanent injury...

      Speech Therapy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Public Health England has plans to issue guidance to (a) parents and (b) carers on (i) identifying need for and (ii) access to...

      Mental Health Services: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve access to adult NHS mental health services for people with speech, language and communication needs.

      Speech Therapy: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NHS Clinical Commissioners on the importance of joint commissioning services for children and young...

      Mental Health Act 1983 Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, published in December 2018, what progress his Department, when his...

      Police Custody: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Ministerial Council on Deaths in Custody last met; and whether it has has plans to consider the recommendations of the...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) increase public consultation on the creation of interim guidance for medicinal cannabis and...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the number of GPs per 100,000 people in England since 2010.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan, what funding his Department plans to allocate to end of life care.

      NHS Trusts: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which NHS Trusts undertook a rural proofing review of policies adopted for 2018-2019.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has carried out studies on the effect on men of a partner electing to have and having an abortion, particularly in...

      Health Education: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to check the scientific veracity of the new Abortion and Abortion Care Fact Sheet for schools.

      NHS: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May to Question 246433, which products purchased in preparation for the UK leaving the EU without a deal his...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what surveys his Department has commissioned in (a) the UK and (b) countries in receipt of Official Development Assistance on his...

  • Department for Education

    • Graduates: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to data in the Office for National Statistics's quarterly Economic Review published on 2 May 2019, what assessment he has made of the...

    • Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings of the National Education Union, published on 15 April...

      Pre-school Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department collects to monitor the effectiveness of money allocated from the public purse to early years early intervention strategies...

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with representatives of the devolved governments on the future of the Erasmus+ scheme.

      Schools: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the announcement entitled, Schools backed to tackle bad behaviour, published on 4 May 2019, how much funding his Department plans to...

      Breakfast Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Chapter 1 of the Childhood Obesity Plan, what progress he has made on implementing the Government's commitment to fund healthy...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children classified as in scope for the 16-18 English progress measure from (a) disadvantaged and (b) non-disadvantaged backgrounds (i)...

      English Language and Mathematics: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to introduce Essential skills Maths and English for students with lower levels of attainment in respect of the GCSE curriculum.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department holds on the number of children of offenders currently in the care system.

      Schools: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure the new Abortion and Abortion Care Fact Sheet for schools is balanced and objective in its use of language.

      Academies: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the total loss of former public land to academy trusts.

      Education: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which (a) Local Education Authorities and (b) Academy Chains undertook a rural proofing review of policies adopted in 2018-19.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in England that are due to close have been inspected by Ofsted in the last 12 months; how much did each such inspection cost; and...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much notice (a) schools and (b) local authorities are given for Ofsted school inspections.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) number of and (b) reasons for children being taken into care.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to support NHS England's plan to eliminate Hepatitis C in England by 2025, especially with regard to the prison service.

    • Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people are managed by (a) community rehabilitation companies and (b) the National Probation Service in each constituency.

      Prison Officers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2019 to Written Question 247090, Prison Officers: Resignations, for what reason private prison operators are not...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons had issued Dynamic Purchasing System contracts for education provision by (a) 1 April 2019, and (b) 1 May 2019.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the educational courses on offer to offenders at each prison (a) before and (b) after 1 April 2019.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many education staff have been placed at risk of redundancy at each prison since the introduction of new commissioning arrangements on 1 April 2019.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of new prison education commissioning arrangements on the effectiveness of Through The Gate services; and if...

      Funerals: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues, (b) Welsh Government ministers and (c) Scottish Government ministers on the...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken in days from application submission to decision for compensation applications from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme...

      Magistrates: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more young people to become magistrates.

      Landlord and Tenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many notices were granted by the courts under Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 in each year since 2010.

      Working Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of the creditors who will benefit from the Working Links Ministerial direction made on 8 May 2019 are voluntary organisations.

      Working Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish a list of the value of the losses incurred in the collapse of Working Links by creditors who will benefit from the Working Links...

      Working Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost of payments to be made following the Working Links Ministerial direction made on 8 May 2019.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Free Trade: Azerbaijan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to promote free trade with Azerbaijan after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure parity of access to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund for disadvantaged groups.

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answers of 3 May 2019 to Question 248691 and of 28 March 2019 to Question 236427 on Buildings:...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers...

      Business Premises: Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on the availability of business premises of permitted development rules...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of home ownership in England in each National Statistics...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to (a) improve the quality of newly built houses and (b) ensure that purchasers of newly built...

      5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of of current permitted development rights for (a) mobile...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Hexavalent Chromium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel are trained in the application of paints containing Hexavalent Chromium; and on how many occasions such paint was...

    • Armed Forces: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress she has made towards the target of 15 per cent female recruitment to the armed forces by 2020.

      Ministry of Defence: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate she has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in her Department in each of the...

      Australia: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what joint military exercises the UK plans to undertake with Australia.

      Canada: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what joint military exercises the UK plans to undertake with Canada.

      Radioactive Waste: Dalgety Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2019 to Question 241447 on Radioactive Waste: Dalgety Bay, what those works will entail; what residents of Dalgety...

      Armed Forces: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many instances of alleged bullying have been made in Northern Ireland (a) in Army Cadet Force units and (b) where the complainant at the time of the...

      USA: Diego Garcia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether her US counterparts have requested to deploy US B-52 bombers to Diego Garcia.

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Common Security and Defence Policy (a) missions and (b) operations the UK contributes to; and which other countries participate in each of those...

      Veterans: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the pastoral support provided to veterans subject to historic investigations.

      Veterans: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if her Department will ensure that all veterans who are under investigation in relation to historic cases in Northern Ireland are made aware of her...

      Netherlands: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to increase defence and security cooperation with the Netherlands.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Flexible Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the overall levels of payment were from the Flexible Support Fund (a) in each region, and (b) on (i) childcare, (ii) training, (iii)...

    • State Retirement Pensions: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what effect the UK leaving the EU without a deal would have on reciprocal pension agreements with EU member states.

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government has made an (a) reciprocal or (b) unilateral agreement to maintain the annual increases to the pensions of UK citizens...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the recommendation to exempt claimants in temporary accommodation from the benefit cap on page 7 of the report of the Work...

      Universal Credit: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that universal credit phone-line staff are adequately trained to understand the complex needs of claimants...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has plans to introduce the Pensions Bill before summer 2019.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing free television licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in (a)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library, a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and HMRC in relation to the EU Settlement...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has spent on advertising universal credit in the Metro newspaper to date; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Foxes: Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Natural England on the provision of information on fox numbers in each site of...

    • Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the British Horseracing Authority on the death of the horse named Up For Review during the...

      Pheasants: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many pheasant (a) eggs for hatching and (b) live birds were imported into England from each (a) EU country and (b) third...

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the illegal wildlife trade coming through Scottish ports and airports.

      Health: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, what steps his Department took to alert (a) children, (b) older people, (c) people with health conditions and (d) other...

      Meteorology: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the introduction 5G services on the accuracy of weather forecast...

      Ash Dieback Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department provides to local authorities to help safely dispose of trees felled as a result of Ash dieback...

      Ash Dieback Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made on the cost to the public purse of Ash dieback disease.

      Hares: Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the confirmation of cases of type 2 rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus in hares in January 2019, what...

      Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research projects (a) his Department and (b) his department's agencies have (i) commissioned and (ii) plan to...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government has plans to improve animal rights after the UK leaves the EU.

      Coastal Areas: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of miles of English coastline which are deemed unbeneficial for flood protection or...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve the resilience of (a) homes and (b) businesses against flooding.

      Dogs: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislation for mandatory microchip scanning for all...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing behaviour testing of dogs banned under the...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of breed specific legislation in reducing the number of dog attacks.

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on the target to plant eleven million trees between 2015 and 2020.

  • Home Office

    • Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department plans to begin the recruitment process for a new chair of the Migration Advisory Committee.

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to investigate the low take up of the private beta testing phase of the EU Settlement Scheme.

      Death Certificates: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of developing a secure digital death certification service.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department undertook an Equality Impact Assessment assessment of the EU Settlement Scheme.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme whose automated residency check result is (a) wholly or (b) partially unsuccessful will be...

      Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the average time taken was for UK Visas & Immigration to process indefinite leave to remain applications in each year since...

      Police: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces undertook a rural proofing review of policies adopted in 2018-2019.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Brexit: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what analysis did the Chancellor of the Exchequer used for the statement that it is unlikely, at a technical level, whether there would be enough time...

    • Politics and Government: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the results of the polling his Department recently commissioned from Ipsos-Mori on Scottish opinion on the state of the union.

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2019 to Question 250002, how many and what proportion of UK 5G operators (a) use and (b) do not use the Huawei Cyber...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will respond to (a) the letter sent to him on 28 April by the organisation New Europeans, (b) Early Day motion 2357, tabled on 1 May and (c) the...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to ensure that EU citizens in the UK who wish to vote in the EU elections are able to do so by (a) making the UC1 form which EU...

      Brexit: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April to Written Question 246007, if he will make an assessment of the shortest possible timeframe for legislating for a...

  • Treasury

    • Mental Health Services: Capital Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allocating additional capital funding to the mental health estate in the forthcoming Spending Review.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps HMRC takes to verify the income of people liable for child maintenance payments.

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will call a summit with industry representatives, with the objective of ensuring the continued provision of free cash withdrawals at ATMs in deprived...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the to the public purse in (a) gross and (b) net terms of the UK's extended membership of the EU to 31 October...

      Transport: Capital Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what options are available to finance strategic transport infrastructure schemes.

      Pensions: Doctors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he had had with the Secretary of State for Health on the flexibility of pensions available to NHS (a) doctors and (b) consultants.

      Pensions: Doctors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he had had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on reviewing the annual allowance taper in relation to NHS doctor...

      Child Rearing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the merits of rewarding parents for looking after their own children in their formative years.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Culture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to (a) protect and (b) increase funding for arts and culture outside London.

    • PledgeMusic: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to protect musicians and consumers after the announcement that Pledge Music has been put into...

      Mobile Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the findings of the report by Mobile UK on why there is little interoperability between vendors in 4G and...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Artificial Intelligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to invest in projects to improve the development of artificial intelligence in the UK.

    • Bombardier: Belfast

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with Bombardier about its decision to sell its aerospace structures division, including its manufacturing facilities in Belfast.

      Bombardier: Belfast

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the absence of a Northern Ireland Executive, they are satisfied that they have sufficient authority to negotiate with, and offer financial or other...

      Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are provided in product safety legislation to ensure that flame retardants used in furniture and furnishings are safe for everyday use.

      Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of the University of Central Lancashire paper Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxicity more than reduce...

      Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all flame retardants currently in use in furniture and furnishings are safe.

      Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of whether manufacturers not meeting the requirement to list the chemical constituents of flame retardants used in...

      Fire Hazards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why highly flammable foams which form hydrogen cyanide when burnt are permitted to be used in furniture upholstery and building insulation.

      Fire Resistant Materials: Innovation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to promote innovation and market uptake of flame-resistant chemical-free materials.

      Summertime: EU Action

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to continuing alignment between UK and EU policy on seasonal time changes, after the European Parliament voted to end them...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the open letter published in the Guardian on 11 April, signed by human rights organisations, lawyers and MPs, relating...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of their 2013–18 antimicrobial resistance strategy at addressing the problem of multi-resistant E....

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of UK Official Development Assistance to contraceptive and family planning services reaches clients free of charge at the point of delivery...

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that child survival and the proposal that 2020 be designated the Year of the Nurse and Midwife are on the agendas at all relevant...

  • Department for Education

    • Alternative Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of unregistered alternative education providers in England.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of legal aid fees for housing cases not being increased for 20 years on the number of solicitors' firms providing...

    • Judges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Judge Advocates sit in civilian courts; and how many are licensed to try (1) murder, and (2) rape cases.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which local authorities in England make use of the Community Infrastructure Levy; and what is the latest annual revenue for each local authority from that charge.

    • Buildings: Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the announcement made on 22 April by the New York City Mayor that he intends to ban glass clad skyscrapers because of their...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what upgrades to accommodation provided in the UK to service personnel and their families have been completed since 2015.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Eastman Kodak: Pensions Protection Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for oversight of matters regarding the Pensions Protection Fund (PPF) and Kodak; and whether they plan to commission an independent review of...

  • Home Office

    • Thames House: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 April (HL1894), on what advice from the Security Service they concluded that there were...

    • Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their priorities for the European Migration Fund; and what is the size of the fund in the present financial year.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to continue the Vulnerable Persons Refugee Scheme after 2020.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any Home Office staff have been convicted of criminal offences since 9 April 2018; and if so, in each case, what was the (1) nature of the offence, (2)...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • General Practitioners: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 3 April (HL14966 and HL14967), how many (1) full-time GPs, and (2) part-time locum GPs (a) are...

    • General Practitioners: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 3 April (HL14966 and HL14967), whether they will answer the questions originally put instead of...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Mexico

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of UK trade with Mexico over the last five years; and of likely trade trends in the next five years.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Parliamentary Archives: Fire Hazards

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment has been made of the fire risk to the Parliamentary Archives; and whether consideration is being given to moving them to fire-proof premises.

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