Written answers

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2019 to Question 253711 on General Practitioners: Finance, from which sources GPs’ surgeries can...

    • Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatient and Accident and Emergency...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merit of banning the (a) sale and (b) consumption of food in hospitals that is high...

      General Practitioners: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the average number of hours general practitioners spend on writing NHS prescriptions in England...

      Pharmacy: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was spent on delivering the NHS England Stay Well Pharmacy campaign; and over what time period those funds were spent.

      Pharmacy: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the implementation costs and (b) potential benefits of community pharmacists having write...

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department has allocated to (a) the Community Pharmacy Referral Scheme and (b) the Digital Illness Referral Service in...

      Health Services: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to suspend charging of migrants using NHS services and to repeal Section 38 and 39 of the Immigration Act 2014; and if...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the reasons for regional disparities in life expectancy.

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in rates of perinatal mortality in (a) the UK and (b) Slough constituency.

      Sickle Cell Diseases: Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the life expectancy of patients with sickle cell disease since 2000; and what steps he is taking...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to engage with people affected by dementia on the development of the liberty protection safeguards...

      Pancreatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people living with a diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve outpatient waiting times for adults suffering from an eating disorder.

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing personal social care that is free at the point of need for everyone...

      Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the draft regulations and statutory code of practice for the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 1919, which...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral contribution of 8 April 2019, Official Report, column 36, what the timetable is for making available a public...

      Diabetes: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that the NHS establish a pathway of care for (a) emotional and (b) mental health support for people with diabetes.

      Pancreatitis: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan, what plans the Government has to allocate funding for research into chronic pancreatitis.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish data on the uptake of influenza vaccinations by social care workers in 2018-19.

      Neurofibromatosis: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to add a body map insert page to the Personal Child Health Record to improve recognition of neurofibromatosis.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2019 to Question 254804, when the National Suicide Prevention Strategy will be published.

      Nurses: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the data published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council on 20 May 2019, what steps his Department is taking to retain...

      Health Services: Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the interim report published by the Care Quality Commission, published on 20 May 2019, whether he will convene an...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the NHS workforce strategy will priorities the specialist training required for people working with people with complex needs.

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the level of child tooth decay was in (a) Birkenhead, (b) Bootle and (c) Crewe in each of the last five years for which data is...

      Asthma: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of ensuring that there are asthma specialist pharmacists in all regions.

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of severe asthma services in (a) England and (b) North Staffordshire.

      Steroid Drugs: Side Effects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) health risks and (b) psychiatric side effects of oral corticosteroid treatments.

      Mental Health Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide an update on progress towards recommendation 54 in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health on introducing the...

      Whorlton Hall Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average weekly fee per patient charged to the NHS was for the provision of care by Cygnet at Whorlton Hall.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Electoral Commission: Complaints

      To ask the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many complaints were lodged with the Electoral Commission in (a) March 2019, (b) April 2019 and (c) May 2019.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timescale is for her Department to publish the findings of the study it commissioned on the links between Government policy and...

    • Universal Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases involving universal credit overpayments have not been pursued on the grounds of hardship.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of subject access requests made to the Child Maintenance Service were responded to within the correct timescale since the...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many funeral expenses payment awards were made in 2018-19; and (ii) what the value of those payments was.

      Funerals: Pre-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department holds on the number of pre-paid funeral plans that have been taken out since 2010.

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to people with a support for mortgage interest loan (SMI) who need to move house but are unable to do so...

      Local Housing Allowance: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the level of local housing allowance compared with the cost of rented accommodation in Bristol.

      Working Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 254799, what steps his Department has taken to minimise the effect on the Working Links...

      Working Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 254799, what steps his Department has taken to meet its Commercial Strategy objective to...

      Working Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 254799, what steps his Department has taken to meet its Commercial Strategy objective on...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department uses to assess whether people are (a) destitute and (b) living in destitution.

      Working Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what due diligence her Department carried out in relation to Brian Bell, Chief Executive Officer of Fedcap Employment prior to that company...

      Independent Assessment Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2019 to Question 256361 on Independent Assessment Services, whether reports classified as acceptable with...

      Child Maintenance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many deduction of earning requests made by the Child Maintenance Service have been declined by the (a) MoD Defence Council and (b)...

      Child Maintenance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on children of a Child Maintenance Service deduction of earning requests being declined by the...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to reduce the number of children living in poverty in London.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of the 1,193,200 cases with no current liability from the 1993 and 2003 Child Maintenance Schemes that there were at March 2012 have...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases with no current liability where no money has flowed in the last quarter have been transferred from the Child Support Agency to...

  • Home Office

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the length of time taken for a DBS check has on prospective employees.

    • Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2019 to Question 246569 on Refugees, what plans his Department has to support local authorities prior to...

      Slavery: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of child victims of modern slavery living in the UK.

      Immigration: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people where subject to immigration enforcement action in each of the last five years.

  • Treasury

    • Funerals: Pre-payment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with representatives from the Competition and Market Authority on ensuring that the (a) delivery (b) marketing and (c) sale of...

    • Employment Agencies: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of the schemes that have been disclosed under the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Scheme involve the activities of recruitment agencies.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2019 to Question 249940, whether the tax credit debt written off in 2011-12 as part of the Older Inactive Debts Policy was...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants have disputed a recovery of tax credit overpayment using (a) form TC846 and (b) another means of raising a dispute in each of the last...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what date has been set for the conclusion of the next spending review.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of disputes of tax credit overpayments have (a) been written off and not collected, (b) been reduced and (c) proceeded to collection in...

      Football Pools: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2019 to Question 220074 on Football Pools: Excise Duties, what evidence his Department has to make an assessment of...

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of free-to-use ATMs that have been converted to pay-to-use machines in each of the last five years.

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans HMRC has to establish additional customs inspection facilities in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal; and if he will make a...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Fair4All Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has in place to ensure that the Fair4All Finance scheme is able to operate effectively with existing credit unions.

    • Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the final report of the cross-Government review that his Department is leading into the supply chain arrangements for...

      Mobile Phones: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with phone companies on potential cyber attacks on mobile phone devices.

      Journalism: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department’s policy in on the practice of payment on publication in the journalism industry.

      Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how the Government plans to allocate the £2 billion of dormant assets identified by the Dormant Assets Commission in...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Regeneration: Grimsby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to start the implementation of phase one of the Greater Grimsby Town Deal, and if he will make a statement.

    • Research Fund for Coal and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the economic effect on the UK steel sector of losing access to the Research Fund for...

      Shares: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of recent trends in the use of share buybacks.

      National Federation of SubPostmasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many sub-postmasters use services provided by NFSP Ltd.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 254194, how many of the 175 high-rise private sector residential...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether (a) determinations and (b) appeals were made prior to 14 June 2017 under the Building Act 1984 on the meaning...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 254194 on High Rise Flats: Insulation, whether the funding announced...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Housing on 23 January 2019, Official Report column 311 on...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many households affected by the Grenfell Tower fire require rehousing; and how many of those households are in (a)...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many households in (a) Barandon Walk, (b) Testerton Walk, (c) Hurstway Walk, (d) Treadgold House and (e) Bramley...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of the starter homes land fund that has been spent.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many starter homes have been (a) started and (b) completed.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to lay before Parliament the secondary legislation to enable the delivery of starter homes.

      Housing Estates: Playgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of housing estate developments built in the last five years have outdoor children's play areas.

      Council Tax: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to made an assessment of the potential merits of revising the Council Tax Formula Grant to allow...

      Oxford-Cambridge Arc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 255385 on Oxford-Cambridge Arc, how many of those working within his...

      Stronger Towns Fund: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when areas in Yorkshire and Humber will be notified of their award from the £197 million Stronger Town Fund; and...

      Public Sector: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria his Department uses to monitor progress against the Government's target of releasing surplus public...

      Domestic Abuse: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the Barnett Consequentials for Wales of the new support for domestic abuse survivors,...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of demand for temporary accommodation on local authorities.

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on ensuring that former (a) MoD and (b) other suitable land is developed to...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his written statement of 26 June 2018 on Affordable Housing, Official Report, WS797, what progress...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will set out what tests his Department is sponsoring on non-ACM cladding; and when the results of those tests...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his oral contribution of 9 May 2019, Official Report column 687, whether the policy and funding measures...

      Business Premises: Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 254216 on Business Premises: Change of Use, how many breaches of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the prevalence of social isolation and loneliness in the armed forces community.

    • Iran: International Military Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date IMS Ltd., a Government owned company, closed its office in Tehran.

      Ministry of Defence: International Military Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the last official from his Department ended their secondment to IMS Ltd, a wholly owned government company.

      Admiralty Holdings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the remit is of Admiralty Holdings Ltd and its eight subsidiaries; and what that company's relationship is with her Department.

      There But Not There: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding from the public purse her Department has allocated to the charity, There But Not There.

      Ministry of Defence: Iron and Steel

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

      Satellite Communications: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps her Department is taking to include SMEs in the SKYNET programme.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what information his Department holds on whether any representatives of human rights priority countries are planning to attend Defence and...

  • Department for Transport

    • Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the members of the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise were selected.

    • Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he took to secure political impartiality when selecting members of the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise; and if he will make...

      Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many members of the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise are (a) supporters of political parties other than the Conservative party (b)...

      Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria he used in selecting members of the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise.

      Aviation: 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 of aircraft noise on mental health.

      Aviation: Noise

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

      Department for Transport: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many official visits (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department made to (i) Barnsley and (ii) South Yorkshire in each year since their respective...

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) start and (b) end dates are for his Department's investment programmes for transport in the north by 2020.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government plans to respond to the Bus Services Act 2017: accessible information consultation.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Brazil: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effect of President Bolsonaro’s public statements concerning homosexuality on the...

    • Brazil: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effect of President Bolsonaro’s public statements concerning so-called gender...

      Turkey: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterparts on the prospect of renewed peace talks between the Turkish...

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of implementing recommendation 11.1.7 of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of...

      Chechnya: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the accuracy of reports of recently increased persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya,...

      Aung Marm Oo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports from Aung Marm Oo, an ethnic Rakhine journalist in Burma, who is now facing arrest; and...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Saudi-led coalition on its investigation into the bomb attack on the...

      Albania: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the causes of modern slavery in Albania.

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 255376, what assessment he has made of the effect of Official Development...

      Iran: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he make an assessment of the effectiveness of paragraph 8 of UN Security Council Resolution 598 in relation to consultations...

      Aung Marm Oo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Aung Marm Oo, a journalist currently in hiding from arrest by the Burmese security forces, has been invited to the...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Saudi Arabia on reports that executions of Salman al-Odah, Awad al-Qarni...

      China: Chlorofluorocarbons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the dangers to the environment of releasing CFC gasses.

      Women's Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to promote women's rights issues at the forthcoming G7 Summit in Biarritz.

  • Department for International Development

    • Yemen: Cholera

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department is providing to help tackle the cholera epidemic in Yemen.

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to protect from violence the health workers providing vaccines and aid to people affected by Ebola...

      Government Departments: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 211324 on Government Departments: Sustainable Development, if he will publish...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will publish the full report of the Voluntary National Review in line with the Government's timescales.

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the report of the voluntary national review will include a review of (a) progress towards the sustainable development goals...

      Africa and Asia: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to use Official Development Assistance to protect large endangered animals in (a) Africa and (b) Asia.

      Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the role of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in helping to curb the spread of...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to encourage international donors to release funds pledged for humanitarian relief in Yemen.

  • Department for Education

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the letter of 19 March 2019 from the hon. Member for Croydon North on social, emotional and mental health services and...

    • School Meals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to enforce the requirements for School Food Regulations 2014.

      School Meals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he has made in delivering the healthy schools rating scheme.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for children's services.

      Malmesbury School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Imagile Infrastructure Management on the delays to its completion of its planned expansion of Malmesbury Academy; and...

      Imagile Infrastructure Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what private finance initiative contracts his Department has awarded to Imagile Infrastructure Management in each year for which such information is...

      Imagile Infrastructure Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many complaints he has received about delays to private finance initiative contracts administered by Imagile Infrastructure Management in each...

      Department for Education: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department takes to ensure that (a) Imagile Infrastructure Management and (b) other private finance initiative providers holding...

      Overseas Students: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what grants are available to people living in Africa to help towards the cost of tuition fees at UK universities; and if he will make a statement.

      Academies: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department holds a copy of the documents (a) Whitehaven Academy, LED Lights and Heating Report 2014-16, published on 5 September 2018 and...

      Special Educational Needs: Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the role of teaching assistants in supporting children with special needs; and if he will make a statement.

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of teaching assistants in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for children with special educational needs.

      Hadlow College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the insolvency of Hadlow College, what discussions (a) he and (b) the Education and Skills Funding Agency has had with (i) staff and...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for community learning services.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) excluded children and (b) parents of excluded children Edward Timpson and his review team met with as part of the exclusion review by (i)...

      Children: Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children that went to school hungry at least once in the 2017-18.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number Education Health and Care Plans required in (a) the UK and (b) Slough constituency.

      Higher Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to introduce the teaching excellence framework by subject level for the 2019-20 academic year.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to increase the level of high needs block funding.

      Special Educational Needs: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of demand for Education, Health and Care Plans on local authority budgets for school transport.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to ring-fence notional funding of £6,000 for pupils with special educational needs in mainstream settings.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what proportion of residential developments constructed since 2015 (a) on land owned by the Church of England...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions Ministers in his Department have had with the Immigration Minister on (a) puppy smuggling and (b)...

    • Plastics: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the single-use plastic products that are set to be banned from April 2020...

      Cats: Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many kittens and cats entered the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme in 2018.

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information Animal and Plant Health Agency holds on animals imported into the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme; and (a)...

      Farmers: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2019 to Question 254107 on Farmers: Suicide, if he will set up a round table for hon....

      Natural England: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether before Natural England’s announcement of the end of its general licences in April 2019, it offered the group...

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to the Government was of cases CO1673/2018 and CO1683/2018 brought against Natural England including (a)...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the UK's waste that has gone to landfill in the last 12 months.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

  • Attorney General

    • Armed Forces: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on legal protections for armed forces personnel and veterans.

  • Wales Office

    • Economic Situation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether his Department has (a) prepared, (b) commissioned, (c) collaborated on and (d) awareness of any quantitative future projections that show that any...

    • Wales Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of steel and steel products procured by his Department in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018 was sourced from (i) the UK and (ii) Wales.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Youth Offending Teams: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total value of Youth justice grants provided to local authorities to fund Youth Offending Teams was in each year since 2010, by council.

    • Probate: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's reform of probate regulations.

      Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women were released from prison into homelessness in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were recorded as being of No Fixed Abode on their arrival in custody in each prison in each year since 2010.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which areas the eleven new probation regions will be coterminous with.

      Hull Prison: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were assaulted at HMP Hull in each of the last 12 months.

      Hull Prison: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many serious assaults on staff there were at HMP Hull in each of the last 12 months.

      Hull Prison: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were seriously assaulted at HMP Hull in each of the last 12 months.

      Coroners: Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on legal representation for the Government at Inquests for each year since 2010.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total amount of compensation awarded by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme to victims of terrorism was in each year since 2010.

      Humber Prison: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many assaults on prisoners there have been at HMP Humber in each of the last 12 months.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether compensation awarded to victims of terrorism by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is ring-fenced from the wider budget for compensation...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of applications for compensation as a result of being the victim of terrorism were granted by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme...

      Humber Prison: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many serious assaults on staff there have been at HMP Humber each of the last 12 months.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken is by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme to pay compensation to victims of terrorism following a successful...

      Humber Prison: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many serious assaults on prisoners there have been at HMP Humber in each the last 12 months.

      Humber Prison: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of self-harm there were at HMP Humber in each of the last 12 months.

      Companies: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will publish the titles of the (a) court cases or (b) arbitration hearings that involved government owned companies that were held in...

      Companies: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the amount of public money at risk in (a) active court proceedings and (b) enforcement hearings which have been brought...

      Companies: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) court cases and (b) enforcement hearings are currently being brought against Government-owned companies.

      Prisoners: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of prisoners with long-term health conditions in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Elections: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will issue a response to the recommendations published by FullFact on 12 April 2019 on reform of electoral laws governing online campaigning.

    • Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 255389 on 5G, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of instructing the Huawei Cyber...

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2019 to Question 254274 on Huawei: 5G, whether the National Cyber Security Centre monitors the number of UK telecoms...

      Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department issued to the Department of Transport on membership of the new Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise; and if he...

      Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists: Standards

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2019 to Question 254140, what the scope will be of the consultation launched by the Registrar into codes of conduct.

      Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists: Standards

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2019 to Question 254140, for what reasons the Registrar is launching a consultation on codes of conduct.

      Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists: Standards

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2019 to Question 254140, how many instances there have been of consultant lobbying firms listing a code of conduct in...

      One Public Estate Programme: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants work on the One Public Estate programme; and what the staffing budget is for that programme.

      Government Departments: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of outsourced roles relating to buildings run by the Government are employed on zero hours contracts.

      Living Wage

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of jobs in (a) the UK, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Barnsley are paid the National Living Wage.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of jobs in (a) the UK, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Barnsley are paid the National Minimum Wage.

      European Parliament: Elections

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

      Politics and Government

      What steps the Government is taking to strengthen the Union.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Track: Iron and Steel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that British Steel provides 97 per cent of the steel for railway tracks, what are the implications for Network Rail if British Steel...

    • Skipton-Colne Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 23 May (HL15714), why they did not answer the final part of the question about who is carrying out...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 11 September 2018 (HL10265), whether the volumes of DecaBDE in existing upholstered furniture have...

    • Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was (1) the basis, and (2) the supporting evidence, for the proposal contained in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s 2016...

      Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 May (HL15638), what steps they are taking to clarify which of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)...

      Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 May (HL15637), how much of the allocation for 2018–19 has been spent on product compliance...

      Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 22 May (HL15636), which scientific evidence from external sources including academic papers and studies they...

      Business: Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a disorderly Brexit on UK business productivity.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that skewed gender ratios in China are exacerbating human trafficking from North Korea to China and leading to enforced...

    • Greece: Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received of refoulement and maltreatment contrary to the UN Convention on Refugees, by the Greek authorities against persons trying to...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have raised with the government of Saudi Arabia its decision to execute 37 men convicted of terrorism on 23 April; and whether they have sought...

      Hong Kong: Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in view of the human rights guarantees in the Sino-British Joint Declaration, what assessment they have made of the implications for (1) human rights, and...

      Hong Kong: Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of implications for the UK’s extradition treaty with Hong Kong of that government's proposals to amend its extradition law.

      Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East's working definition of a Palestinian refugee is in alignment with the...

      Hungary: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of possible human rights violations in Hungary; and what steps they are taking to work with EU member states to address any such problem.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Asthma: Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they have made of the report by Asthma UK Paying to breathe: Why unfair asthma prescription charges must be stopped; and whether they have...

    • Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of inhaler users who are (1) not getting their inhaler technique checked, and (2) not using their inhaler...

      Medical Treatments: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what processes are in place to safeguard children with chronic fatigue syndrome and other disorders whose parents have enrolled them on Lightning Process courses;...

  • Attorney General

    • Royal Albert Hall

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 18 February (HL13508), when the Attorney General expects to give a decision on the application by the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking, with their international partners, to check the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and what estimate they have...

  • Department for Education

    • Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether EU students enrolling on higher education courses in England in the 2020–21 academic year will be eligible for home fee status and financial support.

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new-style apprenticeships have started since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers: Resignations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the number of prison officers resigning within 12 months of taking up their posts; and whether those reasons...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Money Purchase Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to bring forward legislation to introduce collective defined contribution pension schemes in the UK.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what grants were made by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to animal welfare groups in each of the last five years; to which groups they...

  • Home Office

    • Disadvantaged: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total value of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived; and how much the UK was allocated from that fund in the financial years (1)...

    • Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by legislators in San Francisco to ban the use of facial recognition technology by local agencies; and what...

      Crimes of Violence: Emergency Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals have been charged with offences under the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018; and how many of those incidents occurred in...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Young of Cookham on 5 June 2018 (HL7937) and 20 November 2018 (HL11157), what is their proposed timetable for amending the...

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