Written answers

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Tree Felling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trees have been felled by Network Rail as part its lineside tree felling programme to date.

    • Railways: Tree Felling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trees Network Rail plans to fell as part of its lineside tree felling programme up to the expected conclusion of that programme in 2024.

      Railways: Tree Felling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trees Network Rail are planning to replant to replace the loss of biodiversity resulting from its lineside tree felling programme.

      Railways: Tree Felling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessments Network Rail carry out to classify a lineside tree as safety critical.

      Railways: Tree Felling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the independent review of Network Rail’s lineside vegetation management, published in November 2018, for what reasons Network...

      Public Transport: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce (a) disposable and (b) non-recyclable waste on public transport services.

      Aviation: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce (a) disposable and (b) non-recyclable waste on aviation services arriving to or departing from the UK.

      Department for Transport: Former Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer of 9 May 2019 to Question 249276, if he will provide the figures for the number of workers in the offshore wind sector...

      Cycling: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to create safer cycling routes to schools.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in the event that a UK driving test is taken and failed before a 12 month international licence expires, whether that international licence is revoked...

      Road Traffic Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) fatal crashes caused by uninsured drivers and (b) speed cameras activated by uninsured drivers in each...

      Road Traffic Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the economy of road crashes resulting in (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries caused by uninsured drivers in...

      British Transport Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what has been Transport for London's budget for the British Transport Police (a) each year since 2015 and (b) what that budget proposal is for (i)...

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many British Transport Police officers there have been on the Transport for London network in each of the last five years; and how many of those...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the cost of rail fares to the EU from the UK will be affected by the UK leaving the EU.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Dover Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce congestion of lorries going to the port of Dover after the UK leaves the EU.

      Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority : Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority since its operation was centralised in Swansea following the...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the application for a driving licence by Anne Duggan, Ref: 36333622, when the DVLA plans to reach a decision on this application;...

      Driving Tests: Bournemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the repairs at the Driving Test Centre in Gillam Road, Bournemouth are planned to be completed; and on what date that centre plans to reopen.

      Bus Services: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2019 to Question 205992, what steps he has taken to encourage local authorities to require bus operators (a)...

      Cycling and Walking: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will implement a safe routes to school programme to promote cycling and walking to and from school.

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to improve the accessibility of public transport for disabled passengers.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Minimum Wage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the level of the National Minimum Wage on the income of people in...

    • Renewable Energy: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to support communities to set up renewable energy co-operatives.

      Service Industries: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU single market on the (a) strength of and (b)...

      Washing Machines: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a washing machine scrappage scheme.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to reduce greenhouses gases to zero by 2050.

      Construction: Trading Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) rogue and (b) incompetent builders in the construction industry; and...

      Construction: Trading Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department has issued to the public on identifying competent builders.

      Consumers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to publish the White Paper on modernising consumer markets.

      Consumers: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2019 to Question 245672 on Consumers: Internet, what steps his Department is taking...

      Telecommunications and Utilities: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the regulation of the (a) water, (b) energy and (c) telecoms...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's definition is of a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine; and what steps the Government plans to...

    • Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterparts on the future of the village Khan al-Ahmar; and what steps he...

      Yemen: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish information held by is Department on the incidents of violence in each region of Yemen in each year since 2016.

      Iran: Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has plans to receive Iranian government ministers in the next six months.

      Thusiyan Nandakumar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on threats made against Dr Thusiyan Nandakumar arising from an interview broadcast by the...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much (a) official development aid and (b) non-official development aid has been spent via the Prosperity Fund by his...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, how many staff of his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other Departments and (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of medical nutrition on clinical outcomes for cancer patients.

    • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will expedite the process by which the NICE publishes its decisions.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Former Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13...

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department has planned to support the alcohol and drug treatment system.

      Mental Illness: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prisoners were prescribed medication for mental health issues in 2018.

      Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether local Clinical Commissioning Groups are implementing NICE guidelines on cataract removal.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on...

      Maternity Services: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the conduct of maternity investigations into term intrapartum stillbirths will continue to be the responsibility of the...

      Maternity Services: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the 2019-2020 budget for the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch maternity programme will be finalised.

      Back Pain: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) prevalence of and (b) effectiveness of NHS treatment for back pain.

      Urinary Tract Infections: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of Professor James Malone-Lee's approach to treating urinary tract infections.

      Fires: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to introduce blood tests for effluents in public health checks after large-scale fires.

      Prescriptions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the funding allocated to support the roll-out of electronic prescribing and medicines administration systems across the NHS...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of funding provided for in the NHS Long Term Plan he plans to allocate to non-emergency patient transport home after...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the process will be for patients that are refused a prescription for medical cannabis oil by their second opinion; and will he make...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he holds information on when the hon. Member for West Lancashire will receive a response to correspondence sent to Lancashire...

      Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that cataract removal surgery is available to everyone who would benefit from it.

      Baby Care Units: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mental health support are NHS trusts required to make available to staff employed on neonatal intensive care units.

      Baby Care Units: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds figures on the number of neonatal unit clinical staff who have taken long term sick leave in each of the...

      Health and Care Professions Council: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will seek a guarantee from the Health and Care Professions Council that there will be no further increases to their registration...

      Retinoblastoma: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that GPs are trained to identify retinoblastoma in young children.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of implementing the recommendations of the Alzheimer’s Society’s report...

      Chemical Weapons: Salisbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will commission a review of the public health response to the Salisbury and Amesbury Novichok incidents in 2018 to inform future...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many paramedic call-outs relating to alcohol there have been in each year since 2013-14.

      NHS Trusts: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS Trusts have appointed Freedom to Speak Up Guardians; and how many of those are (a) board members and (b) members of human...

      Great Ormond Street Hospital: Doctors Laboratory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on patient care at Great Ormond Street Hospital of the planned two-day strike by...

      Social Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of training and support provided to those employed in the care sector.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS-registered dental practitioners have ceased to provide NHS services in each of the last 10 years.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS dental practice owners sold their practices to corporate dental bodies in each of the last ten years.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the statistics compiled by the NHS Business Services Authority are not shared in full with dental practice owners.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps have been taken to tackle delays in transferring people with mental health problems from prison to hospital.

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the ongoing negotiations between the NHS and Vertex pharmaceuticals on the price of cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi, if he...

      Hospitals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to undertake a public consultation on proposals to change pathology and specialist scanning services in...

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the draft resolution for consideration by the World Health Assembly in May 2019 on improving the transparency of...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

    • Yemen: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the amount of economic activity lost to Yemen as a result of aerial bombing in that country since the...

      Yemen: food and Sanitary protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken to help reduce the price of (a) food and (b) sanitary goods imported into Yemen.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding his Department has allocated to support the reconstruction of infrastructure in Yemen.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of Official Development Assistance for Yemen has been allocated to (a) peacebuilding and (b) conflict management in...

      Humanitarian Aid: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what diplomatic steps his Department has taken with his international counterparts to establish safe travel routes for international...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken to provide a rapid humanitarian response to victims of violent incidents in Yemen.

      Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department taking to tackle polio in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Nigeria.

      Department for International Development: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what...

      South Sudan: Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the level of famine is in South Sudan; and what food aid the Government is making available to that country.

      South Sudan: Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the prevalence of rape in South Sudan; and what programmes he has established to educate...

      Developing Countries: Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to promote sex education in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2019 to Question HL15044 on Developing Countries: Climate Change, how much of the £5.8 billion...

      Developing Countries: Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much (a) official development aid and b) non-official development aid has been spent via the Prosperity Fund by his Department to...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Former Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016.

    • Pupils: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils do not have English as their first spoken language in each primary school in the Leeds City Council area.

      Department for Education: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the (a) level and (b) quality of (i) staff qualifications and (ii) in-service professional development...

      Special Educational Needs: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to introduce mandatory SEN and disability law training for all SENCOs, SEN officers, managers and head teachers.

      Department for Education: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money has been repaid to the Student Loans Company in each of the last three years.

      Arts: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to promote arts and creative subject provision in secondary schools.

      Apprentices: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish the Apprenticeship Pay Survey 2018.

      Teachers: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of short-term contracts for academics on the health and wellbeing of those staff.

      Further Education: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students in further education colleges have been required to take (a) English and (b) mathematics GCSEs because of the requirement that all...

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to negotiate association to the next Erasmus programme starting in 2021.

      Higher Education: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the expected timeframe is for the Office for Students to complete the registration of a higher education establishment.

      Higher Education: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many higher education establishments (a) received and (b) did not receive their registration within the timeframe expected of the Office for Students.

      Numeracy: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of administering the multiplication tables check in schools in each of the next five financial years.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with representatives of (a) universities and (b) the education sector on sharing data on an applicant's (i) pupil premium...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Birmingham Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Written Statement of 2 April 2019, Official Report HCWS1475 on HMP Birmingham, if he will list the new approaches that have been...

    • Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how soon he is informed of deaths in prisons.

      Prison Officers: Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on training prison officers on the use of PAVA spray.

      Glen Pava Prison and Wellingborough Prison: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to open bids for contracts to operate HMP Wellingborough and HMP Glen Parva.

      Prisoners: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria his Department will use to judge the effectiveness of the Education and Employment Strategy 2018 in improving education for adult prisoners.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference paragraph 7.20 of HM Courts & Tribunals Service response to the consultation paper entitled Fit for the future: transforming the...

      Courts: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court buildings in the south west of England were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff...

      Courts: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court buildings in the south east of England, excluding Greater London, were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the...

      Courts: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court buildings in the Greater London were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with...

      Courts: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court buildings in the Midlands were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with...

      Courts: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court buildings in the north west of England were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff...

      Courts: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court buildings in the north east of England were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff...

      Courts: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many court buildings in Wales were inaccessible to (a) defendants and witnesses, (b) members of the public and (c) court staff with disabilities in...

      Ministry of Justice: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2019 to Question 249921 on Ministry of Justice: Telephone Services, how many calls did each of those helplines receive...

      Probation: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that staff delivering probation services through (a) private companies and (b) the National Probation Service are...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken in relation to poor performance by community rehabilitation companies in the last five years.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many financial penalties his Department has issued to community rehabilitation companies as a result of poor performance; and what the value was of...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether community rehabilitation companies with a record of poor performance will be allowed to bid for future probation contracts.

      Probation: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of returning probation services to the public sector.

      National Offender Management Service: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of returning offender management services in Wales to the public sector.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of probation services in each of the last 10 years.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that community rehabilitation companies maintain adequate levels of staff.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies and National Probation Service for England and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the workload of (a) community rehabilitation companies and (b) the National Probation Service.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Judges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to rebuild confidence in community rehabilitation companies with judges.

      Probation: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to encourage the involvement of third-sector organisations in the delivery of probation services.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the National Probation Service of remaining in the public sector; and if he will make a statement.

      National Probation Service: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff have left the National Probation Service in each of the last five years.

      National Probation Service: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff that left the National Probation Service cited work stress as a contributing factor in each of the last five years.

      National Probation Service: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff have left the National Probation Service within two years of qualifying in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations...

      Criminal Proceedings: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the wellbeing of victims of sexual assault of undergoing cross-examination during the court process.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference his announcement on 9 September 2018 of a review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, whether his Department will extend the...

      Joseph McCann

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what date did his officials inform him that Joseph McCann had been released in error.

      Offences against Children: Extracurricular Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will extend the definition of abuse of positions of trust in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to cover all adults working with children in...

      Offenders: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people convicted of a crime and sentenced to time in prison in each of the last five years had been excluded from their...

      Extortion: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful prosecutions have been brought for the offence of blackmail against people that demanded money to leave sites which they are...

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prison officers have received training on when to refer a person for mental health support.

      Prisoners: Death and Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce levels of self-harm and deaths in custody among the prison population.

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Former Ministers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016.

    • BBC: National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the BBC of the additional employers' national insurance contributions due as a result of the ruling by HMRC on...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will confirm that none of the 870,651 alleged Tax Credit overpayments which were remitted as detailed in the HM Revenue & Customs Annual Report...

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made on achieving Sustainable Development Goal 8 to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and...

      Financial Conduct Authority: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of (a) email or web form or webchat and (b) letter correspondence from (i) firms and (ii) consumers the Financial Conduct Authority...

      Urban Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to support the economic sustainability of the high street.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will reduce beer duty in Budget 2019.

      Low Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to increase take-home pay for low-paid workers.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on local authority budgets of the Government's no recourse to public funds policy.

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the merits of introducing fuel duty or VAT on aviation fuel.

      Doctors: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the annual tapered allowance on the retention of doctors in NHS hospitals.

      Insurance Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to make sure that adequate interim payments to third parties are made promptly by insurance companies after those companies have...

      Economic Situation: Air Pollution

      What assessment the Government has made of the economic effect on vulnerable people of air pollution.

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      What recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of public funding for renewable energy since 2010.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Pay

      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the pay settlement for staff of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

      Productivity

      What fiscal steps his Department is taking to increase regional productivity.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2019 to Question 249214 on Buildings: Insulation, what assessment he has made of the...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the area of Victoria Tower Gardens to be occupied by the structures and hard paving of the Holocaust Memorial and...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason the Government has allocated an additional £25 million to the construction of the Holocaust...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the current estimated cost is for the construction of the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre; and what...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding from private sources has been promised towards the construction of the Holocaust Memorial and...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on their...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a statutory requirement for industry...

      Social Rented Housing: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the number of people with mental health problems on social housing waiting lists.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of the methodology used to measure rough sleeping and (b)...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last...

      Chemical Weapons: Wiltshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library the findings of the inquiry by the Wiltshire Local Resilience Forum into exposure to...

      Oxford-Cambridge Arc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many civil servants are working on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc plans; and in which government departments those civil...

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the consultation for reforms to the legislative framework on private tenancies in England...

      Coastal Areas: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to increase sustainable employment opportunities in coastal communities.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the funding announced for the replacement of Aluminium Composite Cladding will cover the costs of maintaining...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Hexavalent Chromium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Herald article entitled MoD stops using toxic chromium paint on tanks published on 17 April 2019, (a) when and (b) by whom the...

    • Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions has she had with Home Secretary on the level of the cyber threat facing the UK.

      Armed Forces: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to help ensure that weapons used by British armed forces are (a) fit for purpose and (b) modern.

      Baltic States: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times UK ships have visited the Baltic states as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group One since 2015.

      Challenger Tanks: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when her Department plans to make a decision on how many of the Army’s Challenger 2 tanks will be refitted.

      Ministry of Defence: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much her Department has spent per capita in each region of the UK in each of the last five years for which data is available.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Wrexham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average wait is for mandatory reconsideration of (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment support allowance claims in...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Former Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016.

      Television: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost is to the public purse of the provision of free television licences to people over 75 years of age.

      Universal Credit: Bristol South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many UC50 forms were issued by her Department to residents of Bristol South constituency between the June 2018 and December 2018.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Bristol South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many ESA50 forms were issued by her Department to residents of Bristol South constituency between June 2017 and December 2017.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance joint claimant cases there are where both claimants have an underlying entitlement to severe...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, since January 2019 how many universal credit claimants who had an underlying entitlement to severe disability premium (SDP) have not been able...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides for universal credit (a) claimants and (b) intended beneficiaries who are victims of economic abuse...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1 to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in her Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on...

      Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the EU Directive 96/29/Euratom on safety standards relating to ionizing radiation, whether these is a national register of...

      Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the EU Directive 96/29/Euratom on safety standards relating to ionizing radiation, whether all persons potentially exposed...

      Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the EU Directive 96/29/Euratom on safety standards relating to ionizing radiation, whether all those persons potentially...

      Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the EU Directive 96/29/Euratom on safety standards relating to ionizing radiation, whether the Government is funding the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what changes have been made to the burden of proof required to prove eligibility for welfare support for (a) EU nationals and (b) non-EU...

      Novartis: North East Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to support people affected by the potential closure of the Novartis plant in North East Lincolnshire.

      Working Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions officials in her Department have had with their counterparts in the Ministry of Justice on the Working Links: Ministerial...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the effect of the 5-week wait for the first payment of universal credit on (a) a claimant’s...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit payments have been subject to a deduction as a result of a claimant’s historic debt to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Government has spent on promoting and advertising universal credit since it was introduced.

      Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2019 to Question 253698 on Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse, what progress has been made on establishing the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the EU Withdrawal Agreement enables the UK to invoke Hague Preference during the implementation period.

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Former Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991...

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of a ban on all caged farming.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Rural Payments Agency will deliver outstanding countryside stewardship payments in full.

      Farmers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to provide support for on-going training for young farmers who have entered the farming...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to (a) ensure local authorities have a duty to provide access to a fully trained Animal...

      Farmers: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to suicides in the farming sector, what steps he is taking to monitor levels of distress in that sector.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking against dog owners whose dogs have attacked (a) other dogs and (b) people; and if he will make a...

      Assistance Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether people travelling with assistance dogs to the EU will face disruption at EU borders at (a) train stations, (b) ports...

      Inland Waterways: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2019 to Question 220196 on Inland waterways, whether a public right of navigation is...

  • Home Office

    • Police: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of body cameras worn by police forces across the UK were switched on in the latest period for which figures are available.

    • Police: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of body cameras worn by police forces.

      Counter-terrorism: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget was for Prevent in each of the last five years.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of health screening procedures to protect firefighters from carcinogen-related diseases.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of the 89 per cent conversion rate of uninsured drivers to insured under operation...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to respond to the enquiry of 21 March 2019 from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central on behalf of her constituent,...

      Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2019 to Question 249833, what proportion of students (a) passed and (b) failed the English language test...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2019 to Question 249832 on Educational Testing Service, what the settlement was of the legal action his...

      Educational Testing Service: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 May 2019 to Question 249830 on Educational Testing Service: Prosecutions, how many test centres the 25...

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policy of the recommendation of the World Health Organisation's Expert...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Tier 4 visa applications are treated equitably in respect of (a) country of application...

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many custody suites there were in England and Wales in each year since 2010.

      Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was in days for decisions to be made on Indefinite Leave to Remain applications in the UK in each of the last...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Former Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016.

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations...

      Scotland Office: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that...

  • Cabinet Office

    • National Security Council: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions the Cabinet Secretary has had with the representatives of the Metropolitan police on the alleged leak of information from a meeting of...

    • Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2019 to Question 252605 on Huawei: 5G, and with reference to the February 2019 blog by the technical director of the...

      5G

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what vetting and reliability testing the (a) National Cyber Security Centre and (b) Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre has conducted on telecoms...

      Cabinet Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons his Department determined that hiring a principal cyber security risk consultant was necessary.

      Cabinet Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who the incoming Principal Cyber Security Risk Consultant will report to within the Cabinet Office.

      Cabinet Office: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many members of staff in his Department work on cyber security issues.

      Cabinet Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what relationship the incoming Principal Cyber Security Risk Consultant will have with the National Cyber Security Centre.

      Cabinet Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Chief Data Officer position in his Department has been filled; and if he will make a statement.

      Government Chief Security Officer: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has recruited to the Government Chief Security Officer role.

      Cabinet Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of recruitment of a Principal Cyber Security Risk Consultant on the recruitment processes for the (a)...

      Developing Countries: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the report entitled A False Promise of Prosperity, published by...

      Developing Countries: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings the report entitled A False Promise of Prosperity, published by...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on a second referendum on EU membership.

    • Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether mobile roaming charges will be reintroduced in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Health Hazards: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to Directive 2004/37/EC, what steps he will take to maintain protections for workers against exposure to carcinogens...

      Brexit: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of recent polls in respect of whether to hold a second referendum on EU membership.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government plans to make it its policy not to leave the EU without a deal.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Former Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016.

    • Trade Agreements: Djibouti

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress has been made towards achieving a free trade deal with Djibouti after the UK leaves the EU.

      Trade Agreements: Serbia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has made progress on rolling over the existing EU trade agreement with Serbia.

      Trade Agreements: Burkina Faso

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress has been made towards negotiating a trade deal with Burkina Faso after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much money from the public purse the Government has spent on delivering the commitments made in the Loneliness Strategy...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Waste

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent estimate the Commission has made of the amount of food waste produced by the...

    • Parliamentary Estate: Waste Management

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission is taking to reduce the amount of food waste produced by the...

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when she plans reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Christchurch, dated 18 February 2019.

  • Department for Transport

    • Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the response from representatives of the aviation industry to the proposals outlined in the Airline Insolvency Review.

    • Lifeboats

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Sugg on 4 February (HL Deb, col 1324), what evidence they received that (1) the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 10 April (HL15067), what, if any, ongoing assessment or review is being conducted of the ability of operators...

    • Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 10 April (HL15067), what communications they have had with landowners and local authorities regarding the...

      Furniture: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the differences between the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Pakistan: Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they welcome the decision of the Pakistan Senate to pass a bill to amend the Child Marriage Restraint Bill 1929 to set the minimum marriage age at 18 years...

    • Daphne Caruana Galizia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any Government ministers have met the family of Daphne Caruana Galizia to offer support to efforts to achieve justice in her case.

      Israel: Golan Heights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about the extension of Israeli laws, jurisdiction and administration to the Golan Heights; what were...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to secure the permanent protection and improvement of Bedouin villages in Israel and the West Bank, in particular Khan al-Ahmar.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of Palestinian children detained in prison in Israel; whether, and to what extent, they consider such detentions to...

      Cyprus: Military Alliances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the recent Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Cyprus for the Government’s role as a...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Israel intends to seize 95 acres of Palestinian-owned agricultural lands in order to build new...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Israel’s Ministry of Tourism has made monetary grants available for the construction of...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the number of Palestinian properties being demolished, in particular those that have been...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about the treatment of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to protect Palestinian agricultural land following reports that Israeli occupation forces used military bulldozers to raze...

      Jerusalem: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take in response to the call by UN officials on 3 May for an immediate halt to demolitions in East Jerusalem and respect for international law.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to supporting the establishment of safe havens for the people of Gaza who are unable to protect themselves from Israeli bombing.

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will include Bahrain as a Human Rights Priority Country in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights and Democracy Report 2018; and if so, on...

      Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they did not refer to reprisals against family members of human rights defender Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights and...

      Hajer Mansoor Hassan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 29 April (HL15262), what steps they will take to verify the “categorical assurances” they...

      Burkina Faso: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the deaths of six people during a church service in Burkino Faso on 12 May, and other recent attacks on churches; what ideology...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the request of the former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi that the UK help Sudan to create a modern democracy and...

      Iraq: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that some 45,000 children in Iraqi displacement camps are without civil ID documentation; and what representations they...

      Guatemala: War Crimes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Guatemala about the risks of the bill proposing to grant amnesty to those who have committed war...

      Abdullah Öcalan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey in relation to the Kurdish hunger strikers who are campaigning for the end of the solitary...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase recruitment of staff from non-EU countries in the UK education sector after Brexit.

    • Schools: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the attainment of non-GCSE Key Stage 4 qualifications is reflected in a student's Progress 8 score; and if not, what assessment they have made of the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Arson: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they hold on the number of, and circumstances behind, arson attacks on churches in (1) the UK, and (2) overseas, in the last two years; how...

  • Treasury

    • Private Equity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decline in private equity investments in UK companies due to Brexit uncertainty.

    • Electricity: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of revenue that has been raised in VAT and collected by HMRC from sales of electricity in each year since 1 April 2013...

      Taxation: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost to HM Treasury of "cum-ex" tax fraud since 2012; and whether there have been any related prosecutions.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 30 April (HL Deb, col 857), what is the minimum amount that a family with two children under 16 years of age with...

      Customs Unions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of remarks by the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority about the impact of a post-Brexit customs union on the UK...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to replicate the European Trading Scheme carbon emissions tax on companies in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Blackpool

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 9 May (HL15423), whether the Ministry of Defence has consulted Blackpool Council about the potential to locate jobs...

    • Wellington Barracks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 November 2018 (HL10938), when they expect the refurbishment and work to commence on Wellington Barracks.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Food Banks: Somerset

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports showing a 23 per cent increase in demand for food parcels between 2017 and 2019 at Somer...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water Companies: Competition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions there have been between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

    • Glyphosate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects of using glyphosate on wildlife, including birds and insects; and what research, if any, they are undertaking...

      Glyphosate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidelines they have issued to local authorities on the use of glyphosate on grass verges, park paths, walkways, council gardens and road verges.

      Glyphosate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the quantity of glyphosate that has been used by each local authority in England and the cost to each of such use in the last five...

      Pollinators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) highlight the importance to the planet of bees and other pollinators such as butterflies and bats, and (2) protect...

  • Home Office

    • Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the criteria for any new appointments to their Migration Advisory Committee include expertise on both the positive and negative impacts of immigration on...

    • British Nationality: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the UK citizenship application fee in (1) 2000, (2) 2010, and (3) 2015, for both children and adults in each such year.

      British Nationality: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of asylum-seeking children who are unable to apply for UK citizenship due to the cost of the application fee.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether funding currently dedicated to asylum matters will be ring-fenced following the UK's departure from the EU.

  • Department for International Trade

    • USA: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the trade dispute between the United States and China; and of the effect of that dispute on global markets.

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which countries, in order of priority, they wish to conclude trade deals post-Brexit; and what estimate they have made, if any, of the likely timescale of...

      Overseas Trade: Gambia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they are  taking to increase the amount of trade between the UK and The Gambia.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Knives: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the findings of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime that rising knife crime is linked to cuts in youth services, what are...

    • Artificial Intelligence: Privacy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage large providers of artificial intelligence technology to ensure greater privacy rights for customers.

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