Written answers

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Model Aircraft: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the British Model Flying Association was not consulted on proposals to register model flying enthusiasts.

    • Model Aircraft: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the financial effect of the forthcoming Drone Registration Scheme on model flying clubs.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential requirement for public funding to contribute to the construction of Heathrow's third runway.

      Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 on the expansion of Heathrow Airport.

      Regional Airports: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to restrict the operation of regional airports to meet UK climate change targets.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of the level of the proposed penalty to be imposed on Heathrow airport in the event that it...

      Aircraft: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) Public Health England on the effect on health of aircraft noise.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that (a) British blue badge holders continue to receive the parking concessions that they are entitled to in EU and...

      M20: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department’s timescale is for the installation on the M20 smart motorway of emergency refuge areas spaced at no more than 1 mile apart.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 232503 on Taxis: Licensing, what plans he has to bring forward primary legislation to reform taxi...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2019 to Question 240585 on Taxis: Licensing, what progress he has made on bringing forward legislative proposals to...

      East Coast Rail Franchise and Rail Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his timescale is for making a decision on the commercial models for the development of the East Coast Partnership; and what his timescale is for...

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on devolution of railway timetabling to the newly established Network Rail regions.

      West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the specifications for the West Coast Partnership rail franchise requires the new operator to be responsible for timetabling across the route...

      Department for Transport: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK steel and steel products procured by his Department in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Research Fund for Coal and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to maintain the same level of funding awarded under the Research Fund for Coal and Steel after the UK...

    • Iron and Steel: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Government on the future of the Scottish steel industry.

      Energy: Consumers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to promote awareness of Ofgem's priority services register.

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent comparative assessment he has made of the cost of gas to British consumers relative to the cost to...

      Motor Vehicles: Fuel Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential economic merits of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

      Ofgem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to lay before the House the Strategy and Policy Statement relating to the functions of Ofgem following...

      British Steel: Nationalisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to nationalise British Steel.

      Smoke and Chimney Gases: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his plan is for the removal of the Under investigation marker from Flue Gas Heat Recovery products in the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will take steps to respond to the atrocities detailed in the report of 20 May 2019 presented to the All-Party...

    • Bougainville: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to send election observers to monitor the forthcoming Bougainvillean independence referendum in October 2019.

      Vietnam: Freedom of Expression and Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Vietnamese counterpart on the (a) number of prisoners of conscience and (b) freedom of...

      Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to publish the annual report required under section 32 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018.

      Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many individuals are subject to the annual report required under section 32 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act...

      Sri Lanka: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart on protection for the Muslim community from retaliatory attacks...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Licensing Laws: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to change the liquor licensing laws in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Blood Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his timescale is for (a) implementing and (b) completing NHS England’s planned restructuring of haemoglobinopathy services;...

    • General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to tackle falling numbers of GPs in England.

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of standard 10-minute appointments with GPs.

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he last made an assessment of the effectiveness of key performance indicators for NHS dental practices.

      Sickle Cell Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 16 September 2016 to Question 45638, on sickle cell disease screen positive babies, if he will publish the data...

      Community Health Partnerships: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the table headed Arm’s Length Bodies (ALB) expenditure on page 138 of the Central Government Supply Estimates...

      Health Services: Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Written Statement of 21 May 2019, Care Quality Commission Thematic Review of Restrictive Practices, Seclusion and...

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department measures public satisfaction with NHS dental care.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the publication entitled, Tackling antimicrobial resistance 2019–2024: The UK’s five-year national...

    • Malawi: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the adequacy of access to (a) water, (b) sanitation and (c) hygiene facilities in...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to work with the leaders of local communities in developing countries to tailor aid and education to their needs.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship starts there were in (a) England and Wales and (b) Solihull constituency in each academic year since 2015.

    • Pupil Premium: Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupil premium funding is spent by schools on artistic and cultural activities.

      Languages: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the difficulty in obtaining top grades in exams on the number of students choosing to study a...

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to ensure that grades awarded for EBaccs are comparable across all subjects.

      Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason Government funding was withdrawn for the Quality Assurance Agency's regulatory and Quality Assurance licensing of Access Validating...

      Arts: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on the inclusion of music, dance and theatre in the school curriculum.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of children in unregistered children's homes in each year since 2010.

      Schools: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefit of Artificial Intelligence in the classroom.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Philip Augur report on funding and post-18 education is planned for publication.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how long the transitionary relief will last under the forthcoming increase in employer’s contributions to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme;...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether non-UK EU students starting courses in September 2019 will be eligible for student loans.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) average prison population and (b) average in-use certified normal accommodation was in each prison in the 12 months to September 2018.

    • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) average waiting time is and (b) range of waiting times are for a tribunal hearing for personal independence payment from the date of the...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of tribunal hearings that challenge a personal independence payment decision have been awarded in favour of the claimant in each year...

      Landlord and Tenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2019 to Question 252630 on Landlord and Tenant; whether the Government plans to make an estimate of the number of...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2019 to Question 252114, how many bailiffs have been removed from the certificated bailiff register following a...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many claimants (a) nationally, (b) in Leeds and (c) in Leeds West who are appealing against the refusal of their personal independence payment...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to increase employment opportunities for prisoners after release.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to improve access to the judicial system for litigants bringing civil money claims.

  • Department for International Trade

    • BeoutQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when he next plans to make representations to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the alleged international broadcast rights infringement...

    • Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what information his Department holds on onward sales of arms and military equipment originally sold by UK defence industry where the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Ministry of Defence

    • France: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2019 to Question 250007 on France: Military Decorations, how many surviving British veterans who fought for the...

    • Armed Forces' Pay Review Body: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Armed Forces Pay Review Body's Forty-Eighth Report 2019 will be published.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many alleged violations of international humanitarian law have been investigated by the Joint Incidents Assessment Team; and how many of those...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits were enlisted into the regular army in financial year 2018-19.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions she has had with the Armed Forces Pay Review Body on levels of pay for the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 21 May 2019, Official Report HCWS1575 on Legal Protections and Support for Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans,...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 April 2019 to Question 239921 on Armed Forces: Recruitment, when he plans to write to the hon. Member for Preseli...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the medical conditions that trigger automatic rejection for recruitment applications to the armed forces.

      Armed Forces Covenant: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria her Department uses for making decisions on awarding money to charities through the Forces Covenant Fund.

      Armed Forces Covenant: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will publish a list of all charities that have received support through the Forces Covenant Fund.

      Satellite Communications: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated cost is of SKYNET 6.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that people with learning disabilities are given (a) adequate support and (b) opportunities to...

    • Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 254154 on Poverty: Children, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the decline in...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of children in absolute poverty in each year between 1989 and 1997.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claims that had a deduction applied had (a) up to 20 per cent, (b) between 21 and 30 per...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to introduce an affordability test for deductions taken from universal credit payments.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were imported (a) in total and (b) from each country of origin using the Balai Directive in 2018.

    • Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were imported (a) in total and (b) from each country of origin via the Pet Travel Scheme in 2018.

      Bees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report entitled, Bees under siege from habitat loss, climate change and pesticides, published by the...

      Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to improve the consistency of pollution monitoring throughout the UK.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to (a) ensure that ambient air pollution is treated as an occupational health issue and (b) adopt a...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK adopts the World Health Organisation’s exposure limits for the main...

      Falkland Islands: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to continue to fund environmental (a) research and (b) policy-making on the Falkland Islands...

      Animal Welfare Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to provide local authorities with the resources to enforce the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many further submissions relating to asylum applications were submitted in each year since 2014.

    • Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many further submissions relating to asylum applications were accepted as fresh claims in each year in 2014.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times has the requirement to submit further submissions in relation to an asylum application in person been waived in each year...

      Immigration: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the equity of the application process for indefinite leave to remain.

      Refugees: Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees from the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh have made an application to enter the UK since August 2017.

      High Rise Flats: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that firefighters have adequate resources to fight fires in high-rise tower blocks.

      Biometrics: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 251272 on Biometrics: Edinburgh, what criteria his Department used to assessed the quality...

      Biometrics: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for his Department, how many biometric enrolment applications have been received each year by the Home Office from Edinburgh addresses in each of the last three years.

      Biometrics: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her Answer of 15 January 2019 to Question 205821 on Biometrics: Applications, whether Sopra Steria are meeting her Department's...

      Biometrics: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason his Department does not retain data on delays in the issue of Biometric Resident Permits.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of UK settlement visa applicants that paid for the priority service received a response within his Department's deadline.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to increase ethnic diversity in the fire and rescue service.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Mental Health

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what support is available to civil servants who suffer from mental health problems.

    • Meningitis

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have died from meningitis in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Cabinet Office: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of the guidance and regulations that his Department has issued across Government that are active.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people did not meet the personal identification requirement to be eligible to vote in the most recent Voter ID pilot areas.

      Public Sector: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) fines and (b) penalty notices his Department issued to public sector bodies for not adhering to the prompt pay policy in 2018.

      Cabinet Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK steel and steel products procured by his Department in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018.

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2019 to Question 215097, what proportion of the £1,549 million total reported spend on consultancy services...

      EU Nationals: Registration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to review the EC6/UC1 process for the registration of EU citizens resident in the UK.

      Electoral Register: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many EU citizens were registered to vote in the 2019 local elections.

  • Treasury

    • Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to publish a letter from the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to the Armed Forces Pay Review Body Chair providing information about...

    • Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason he has included employees of Magnox Ltd in the consultation on the redundancy compensation cap for public sector workers.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the libraries of both Houses the methodology for calculating payments to Equitable Life policyholders.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times corrections of payments to Equitable Life policyholders have been made; and what guarantees are in place to ensure that no further errors in...

      Social Security Benefits: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 254832 on Social Security Benefits: Uprating, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to review the system of business rates.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • 5G: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support the (a) development and (b) use of 5G technology in Hampshire.

    • Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the publication of the Government's soft power strategy.

      Museums and Galleries: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support he will provide to museums to help promote UK soft power internationally after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for Transport

    • Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of buses in the UK are currently zero-emission; what percentage of new bus orders are zero-emission; and whether they have a target for the number...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the approximate quantity of steel rail required for the HS2 project.

      Passenger Ships: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Marine and Coastguard Agency’s Consultation on the Proposed Revised Technical Requirements and Associated Impact Assessment Resulting...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Honda: Swindon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what economic assessment they have made of Honda's decision to close it's Swindon plant in 2021.

    • Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish their response to the consultation Ethnicity Pay Reporting, which closed on 11 January.

      British Steel: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they used external independent advisers in connection with the evaluation of British Steel's applications for financial support over the last three months;...

      British Steel: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurance they received that the terms on which they provided financial support to British Steel were at commercial rates.

      Greybull Capital

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will undertake a review into the activities of Greybull Capital, in particular with regard to (1) Monarch Airlines, (2) British Steel, (3) issues...

      Industry: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to commission a review of the legislation and regulatory practice governing whistleblowing in regulated industries to investigate (1)...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the cost of energy bills on the rate of inflation; and what steps they are taking to improve price competition in...

      Wind Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what analyses they have conducted into the operational lifetime of offshore and onshore wind energy machines; and what guidance they intend to provide in that...

      British Steel: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to which company in the British Steel group of companies they extended a loan of £120 million for the purchase of carbon credits; whether that loan was...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Shizam Riasat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the human rights and freedom of religion or belief implications of the case of the 16 year old Pakistani Christian girl Sheeza...

    • Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Pakistani girls, who are members of a religious minority, being removed from schools by their parents as a result...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo, interim Vice President of Sudan; what assessment they have made of his role in Darfur’s...

      Israeli Settlements: Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy towards the use, in all Government departments and services, of goods sourced from illegal settlements in the West Bank; and in particular,...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the number of Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons; how many representations they have made to the government of...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, and intend to make, to the government of Israel about the use of collective punishment against the families of Palestinians...

      Gaza: Travel Restrictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, and intend to make, to the government of Israel about family members not being permitted to accompany children who are...

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Safeguarding Health in Conflict and other international human rights and medical groups, Impunity Remains: 2018...

      West Bank: Pipelines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, and intend to make, to the government of Israel about the proposed routing of a water pipeline through the West Bank by...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Israel’s decision to deduct $138 million from tax revenue it collects on behalf of the Palestinian...

      North Korea: Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Korea Future Initiative Sex Slaves: The Prostitution, Cybersex, and Forced Marriage of North Korean Women...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Members of the European Parliament Religious Minorities in Pakistan, published on 13 May, which states...

      Nigeria: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the influence of the Islamic State in West Africa Province in north eastern Nigeria and the potential for further conflict across...

      Brazil: Rain Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the government of Brazil to exercise restraint over the economic exploitation of Amazon rainforest, in view of its...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last carried out an independent assessment of the effectiveness of the oversight bodies in Bahrain, including the Ombudsman and the National Institute...

      Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when a communiqué from the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council in London on 4 and 5 December 2018 will be published.

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 28 January (211613), what is the schedule for technical...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the impact on the level of (1) imports, and (2) exports, with the EU if the UK were to trade on World Trade Organisation terms...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the differential impact of (1) leaving the EU without a deal, and (2) staying in the EU, over the next 10 years.

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • E. Coli

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 14 May (HL15384), what assessment they have made of the number of people, with or without...

    • Lung Diseases: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential of schemes by pharmaceutical companies to develop recycling and recovery schemes for respiratory inhalers.

      Lung Diseases: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the use of metred dose inflators containing hydrofluorocarbons in releasing greenhouse gases.

      Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have, if any, with pharmaceutical companies about how the environmental damage caused by asthma inhalers may be reduced.

      Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sufficiency of the progress made by NICE on working with clinicians and industry to promote greater use of asthma...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they, with their allies and international organisations, are taking to prevent the displaced persons camps in Syria at Al-Hawl, Al Roj and Rukban from...

    • Gaza: Contamination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 15 May (HL15578), in view of concerns about heavy metal contamination in Gaza, whether they will conduct...

  • Department for Education

    • Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the Higher Education Funding Council for England followed the correct procedures when it considered an application from...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Post

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the cost of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in each of the last five financial years for which data are available.

  • Treasury

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what their latest estimate is of the impact on GDP in each year between 2019 and 2033 of leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement in place.

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the impact on UK GDP from (1) leaving the EU's single market, and (2) negotiating a free trade agreement with the United States.

      Financial Markets: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of (1) the European Securities and Markets Authority, and (2) the Financial Conduct Authority, will have in regulating...

      Banks: Digital Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to invest in digital technology hubs in the UK banking sector.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Domestic Abuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 14 May (HL Deb, col 1502) whether they will legislate for an exemption to the no recourse to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they had of the use of poison gas in Douma on 7 April 2018 prior to the military action carried out by coalition forces.

    • Gulf States: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the British Armed Forces have provided training to the (1) Saudi Royal Guard, (2) United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard, (3) Kuwait Emiri Guard, (4)...

      Defence: Innovation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been allocated to each of the Spearhead programmes of (1) land command and control (C2), (2) joint intelligence, surveillance and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 16 May (HL15606), whether they will now answer the question put.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Birds of Prey: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 January (HL12536), what steps they will take in response to the report Patterns of satellite tagged...

    • Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 20 May (HL15634), whether DecaBDE is the same chemical as DecaPBDE; and whether production and use of DecaPBDE...

      Beaches: Sewage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the leaking of sewage onto beaches at (1) Sunderland, and (2) Whitburn.

      Inland Waterways: Access

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the omission from the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 of provision on open access to inland water.

      Inland Waterways: National Parks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the length of the unmanaged waterways in National Parks to which access is uncontested and which are open to the public for recreation.

  • Home Office

  • Cabinet Office

    • Royal Commissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Commissions have been established since 1989; what was the topic of each; and what recommendations of each they adopted.

    • European Parliament: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many European Union citizens whose names appear on the register of electors with a right to vote in the European Parliament elections were turned away from...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any direct, or indirect, trade by UK public bodies with illegal settlements in the West Bank; and whether they will review the...

    • EU External Trade: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the 65 non-EU countries the UK has trade agreements with through membership of the EU have guaranteed that they will roll over those agreements on the...

      EU External Trade: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Business Confidence Survey 2019, published on 20 May by the European Chamber of Commerce, suggesting an increase in European...

      Trade: Developing Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of global trade slowdown on emerging economies; and what steps they are taking to reduce barriers to supply chains...

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