Written answers

Monday, 10 June 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Chatham and Aylesford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding he has allocated to repair roads in Chatham and Aylesford.

    • Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how he (a) has allocated and (b) plans to allocate in each year between 2015 and 2020 the £13 billion his Department committed to spending on...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Civil Aviation Authority data which shows that the number of domestic aviation...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the cost of train fares on (a) the ability of low-income families to travel on trains and (b)...

      Railways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of proposed changes to the number of rail guards on trains on passenger safety.

      South Western Railway: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of speed restrictions have been lifted on services provided by South Western Railway.

      South Western Railway: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train drivers were recruited by South Western Railway between (a) May 2018 and (b) May 2019.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to deliver more (a) timely and (b) generous compensation for passengers whose rail journeys have been disrupted.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken stop private hire cab drivers operating in areas in which they do not have a licence.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has set a deadline by which every bus nationally will have audio-visual next stop and final destination announcements.

      Great Western Railway Line: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to include in the requirement for a buffet card on all Intercity Express trains in the next franchise contract for the...

      Great Western Railway Line: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2019 to Question 253626 on Great Western Railway Line: Catering, whether the specification of the Great Western...

      Great Western Railway Line: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to Answer of 16 May 2019 to Question 254217 on Great Western Railway Line: Catering, what assessment his Department made of the potential...

      Department for Transport: Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department's contracts with Post Office Ltd for (a) driver licensing, (b) vehicle registration, (c) Excise Duty collection, and (d)...

      Cars: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of DVLA powers to take enforcement action against car dealerships that are responsible for dangerously and...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for bringing forward legislative proposals to extend the eligibility for the Blue Badge Scheme to include hidden disabilities.

      Regional Airports: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2019 to Question 256996 on regional airports: air pollution, what criteria his Department uses to define material...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • National Federation of SubPostmasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many times (a) he and (b) his officials have met with the CEO of NFSP Ltd in the last 12 months.

    • WH Smith: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Post Office Ltd on the agreement they reached with WHSmith’s following the...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Post Office Ltd on the retention of the existing network; and if he will make a statement.

      District Heating: Greenwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the name of the (a) site and (b) operator for each of the 117 heat networks in the Royal Borough of...

      Mental Illness: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether UK Research and Innovation has plans to increase the proportion of funding allocated to research into mental...

      Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how UK Research and Innovation considers the disease burden of individual conditions when commissioning funding for...

      Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to UK Research and Innovation of research on the prevention of (a) mental and (b)...

      Electric Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on reducing the benefit in kind rate tax on electric...

      Renewable Energy: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs in (a) the renewable energy sector and (b) any associated supply chain...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the energy generated by renewables in each (a) nation and (b) region of the UK in each of...

      Solar Power: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure solar energy remains accessible and affordable to households.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Oman: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what response his Department has had from the Omani authorities since raising the case of the Shuhuh 6.

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the alleged targeting by Syrian and Russia of 13 hospitals in Syria run by the Union...

      Nigeria: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the presence of the Islamic State for West Africa Province in the north-east of Nigeria.

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to the Nigerian Government to help tackle the farmer-herder conflict in the middle...

      Brazil: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with international counterparts in the last 12 months on tackling the deforestation of...

      Sudan: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of media freedom in Sudan, following Al-Jazeera being banned from the country.

      Ethiopia: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the Gedeo-Guji dispute in Ethiopia and what support his Department is providing to the...

      Nigeria: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of media freedom in Nigeria, following the announcement of new conditions for...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to investigations suggesting that reports of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian Government in Douma in...

      Belarus: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the UK's policy is toward Belarus.

      Belarus: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic activity there has been with Belarus.

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the adequacy of a further investigation by the Investigations and Identification Team to...

      Colombia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what programmes his Department allocates funding to in Colombia.

      Mexico: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his US and Mexican counterparts on the decision by the US Administration to introduce...

      Hong Kong: Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans review the UK’s extradition arrangements with Hong Kong if that country allows extradition to China.

      Cameroon: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the anglophone situation in Cameroon.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Sudanese counterpart on recent reports of (a) the killing of protesters and (b) human...

      Sudan: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Sudan on recent violence in Khartoum.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Sudanese Government on negotiations with opposition groups about elections.

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to the African Union to prevent further violence against protestors in Khartoum.

      Brazil: Rain Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Brazilian Government on the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

      Libya: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2019 to Question 248760 on Libya: Undocumented Migrants, what recent steps his Department...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Licensing Laws: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2019 to Question 256966, whether Hospitality Ulster responded to the recent consultation of the Northern...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which countries his Department is engaging with in order to learn from their experiences in getting patients access to medical cannabis.

    • Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 20 May 2019, Official...

      Social Prescribing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will work with NHS England to add measures of loneliness to the NHS England Outcomes Framework for social prescribing.

      Diabetes: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase resources for (a) emotional and (b) mental health support for people living with diabetes.

      Diabetes: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will request the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to amend its guidance on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes...

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage men to get tested for prostate cancer.

      Dental Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much Government funding was allocated to NHS orthodontist services in each of the last three years.

      Allergies: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of epinephrine auto injectors for children in (a) Wakefield and (b) England.

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of GP surgeries are rated as Good by the CQC in (a) England, (b) Barnet, and (c) Hendon constituency.

      Pancreatitis: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding he is providing to support research into chronic pancreatitis.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of evidence base on the cost-effectiveness of medical cannabis.

      Care Homes: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made on the effectiveness of inspection methods in care homes.

      Social Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) funding and (b) grants her Department makes available to elderly people in relation to the provision of social care.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether safeguards are in place to ensure that patients' rights to continuity of care with their named GP will be protected in the new...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the potential reduction in daily calories consumed by children as a result of (a) the...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to bring forward a social care Green Paper.

      Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of symptomatic breast appointments at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation...

      Food Standards Agency: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional powers he plans to confer on the Food Standards Agency after the UK leaves the EU.

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on implementing the regulating our future programme in relation to food standards; and whether the...

      Haematological Cancer: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure blood cancer patients receive adequate emotional and psychological support during their...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Scottish Cancer Referral Guidelines for the rest...

      Haematological Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to improve the coordination of oncology and haematology care for blood cancer patients.

      NHS: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 May to Question 256286 on NHS: Public Appointments, how many NHS posts with salaries above £142,000 are...

      Social Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department spent on the Every Day is Different social care recruitment campaign between its inception and 31 May 2019.

      Social Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department has allocated to promoting the Every Day is Different social care recruitment campaign on social media (a) in...

      Social Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applications for social care roles have been made through the Every Day is Different careers portal (a) in each month between...

      Social Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people entered the social care workforce between (a) February and May 2019, (b) February and May 2018 and (c) February and May 2017.

      Social Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many different social care roles have been advertised on the Every Day is Different careers portal (a) in each month between February...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral statement of 5 November 2018, Official Report, column 1269, what progress he has made on the structure of a...

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of NHS learning disability nurses.

      Smoking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his policy paper, Smoke-free generation: tobacco control plan for England, published on 18 July 2017, what progress he...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the roll-out of the national screening programme for cancer; and how many patients will initially be included...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to tackle the decline in the number of women taking up (a) breast and (b) cervical cancer screening.

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to clarify governance arrangements for cancer screening between the NHS, Public Health England and his Department.

      Health Professions: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to make the NHS an attractive place to work for doctors and nurses.

      Cancer: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has commissioned or supported examining the effect of air quality on cancer rates in specific locations.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Planning Guidance commitments for 2019-20, what progress his Department has made on the...

      Lung Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Planning Guidance commitments for 2019-20, what progress his Department has made on the...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Planning Guidance commitments for 2019-20, what progress his Department has made against...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Planning Guidance commitments for 2019-20, what progress his Department has made against...

      Opiates: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the quality of care and therapy provision for people with opioid addiction.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on the delivery of local authority public health services of not increasing...

      Louth County Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on the provision of accident and emergency care in Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to support local authority sexual health services in the event that public health funding is not increased as part of...

      Dementia: North East Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made on the adequacy of the number of dementia care beds in North East Lincolnshire.

      Hospitals: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many vacancies in each job position there are in each hospital in south east London.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve mental health education in developing countries.

    • Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the £5.8 billion allocated to international climate finance between 2016-17 and 2020-21 will be allocated to raising...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department is providing to health workers working on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to support the safe management of health and hygiene services in developing nations to help tackle...

      Developing Countries: Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps he has taken to support people in developing countries affected by acute food insecurity.

  • Department for Education

    • Secondary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the annual cost of the requirement that all 16 to 18-year-old students who have not yet achieved a grade four while at...

    • Students: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to introduce a student premium modelled on the pupil premium for full-time students aged 16 to 19 as recommended by the Social...

      Educational Institutions: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many official visits (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department made to educational facilities in (i) Barnsley and (ii) South Yorkshire in each...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has of the effect of people accessing the adult education budget on employment outcomes.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the socio-economic characteristics of people who have applied for Advanced Learner Loans in the most recent...

      Special Educational Needs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure young people with special needs in non-local authority schools receive the education and care they need.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to help families access childcare.

      Pupils: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that pupils with acquired brain injuries are fully supported in mainstream education.

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Social Mobility Commission on their State of the Nation 2019 report.

      Yoga: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of making yoga available as part of the school curriculum; and if he will make a statement.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on accommodation standards for 16 and 17 year olds in care.

      Breakfast Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the National School Breakfast Programme.

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Institute for Fiscal Studies report entitled The health...

      Breakfast Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the effect of the National School Breakfast Programme on educational attainment.

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of Sure Start centres on health outcomes for young people in deprived areas.

      Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department plans to take to assess the social and economic value of different university courses to (a) students and (b) taxpayers.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which school meal catering companies do not serve school meals to children whose meal payments are in arrears.

      Post-18 Education and Funding Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Post-18 Education and Funding Review, whether he plans to increase the teaching grant that follows disadvantaged students.

      Post-18 Education and Funding Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Annex to the post-18 education and funding review entitled, Estimating the lifetime contributions of example borrowers, what...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what average number of people in England and Wales were subject to (a) electronic monitoring as a condition of a supervision order and (b) a Home...

    • Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were the subject of GPS monitoring as a condition of supervision in each of the eight pilot areas in England and Wales which concluded...

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to extend the use of GPS tagging to assist with the supervision of certain categories of offenders in the next three years.

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in England and Wales are being monitored by GPS tagging as a condition of supervision; and what the main index offences of those people...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection have never been released; and how many of such prisoners have been recalled...

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have died in custody while under an imprisonment for public protection sentence broken down by the...

      Wormwood Scrubs Prison: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many assaults on staff at HMP Wormwood Scrubs there have been in each of the past 12 months.

      Wormwood Scrubs Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Wormwood Scrubs Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Wormwood Scrubs Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Wormwood Scrubs Prison: Self-harm

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

      Wormwood Scrubs Prison: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions illegal drugs were found at HMP Wormwood Scrubs in each of the last 12 months.

      Ranby Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Ranby Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Ranby Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Ranby Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Ranby Prison: Self-harm

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

      Ranby Prison: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of random tests returned positive results for psychoactive substances at HMP Ranby in each of the last 12 months.

      Ranby Prison: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents there were where drugs were found at HMP Ranby in each of the last 12 months.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria his Department uses to determine eligibility for compensation awards to victims of terrorism from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

      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 decide on applications for compensation by victims of terrorism in the...

      Prisoners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of prisoners who were in receipt of welfare payments prior to imprisonment in the latest period for...

      Prisoners: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of prisoners who were homeless prior to imprisonment in the latest period for which figures are...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: National Probation Service for England and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate has been made by (a) his Department and (b) Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service of the number of new employees the service...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: National Probation Service for England and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the risk to public safety of the transition of case management work in England from Community Rehabilitation Companies to...

      Probation: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals have been made by National Probation Service regions against the scores awarded by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation before...

      Seetec: Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department made of the business proposal put forward by Seetec to manage probation services in South West England and Wales...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the re-offending rates were of prisoners supervised by the National Probation Service in each year since 2015 for which data is available.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the rate of staff turnover has been at the National Probation Service in each year since 2015.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much Community Rehabilitation Companies have spent on investing in new ICT case management systems; and what will happen to those systems new ICT...

      Courts: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of days (a) crown courts and (b) magistrates courts in England (i) sat in 2018 and (ii) are expected to sit 2019.

      Homicide: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of sentence was for (a) white, (b) BAME and (c) traveller defendants convicted of murder in (i) 2017, (ii) 2018 and (iii) 2019...

      Prisons: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2019 to Question 251409 on Prisons: Contracts, what comparative assessment he has made of provision quality in prisons...

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time is that a prison officer remains working in their role.

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: National Probation Service for England and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has conducted staff surveys of (a) National Probation Service and (b) Community Rehabilitation Company staff on the proposed...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Leigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions there were for anti-social behaviour in Leigh constituency in each of the last five years.

      Alternatives to Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to increase the use of alternatives to prison sentences.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of ending the use of prison sentences of less than eight weeks duration.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many individuals are serving an imprisonment for public protection sentence in England and Wales.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government has plans to review the means testing aspect of legal aid funding.

      Prison Officers Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Prison Officers Association's role in gross misconduct hearings.

      Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people aged 18 to 21 were released from custody to homelessness in each year since 2010.

      Prison Officers: Length of Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the Band 3-5 prison officers’ cumulative length of service was in each prison in (a) 2010 and (b) 2018.

      Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2019 to Question 251411 on Prisons: Contracts, at which privately operated prisons information on staffing levels is...

      Prisoners: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many IPP sentenced prisoners have been refused access to a mental health treatment courses in each year since 2010.

      Offences Against Children: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 February 2019 to Question 220844 on Offences Against Children: Compensation, (a) what the conviction was for and (b) how...

      Offences Against Children: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of private prosecutions brought for compensation for the victims of child sexual abuse in each of...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many universal credit claimants have sought legal aid since the roll-out that benefit began.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the cost inclusive of staff hours of (a) planning, (b) implementing and (c) reversing parts of the Transforming...

      Prisoners' Discharge Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the Discharge Grant for prisoners in respect of (a) inflation and (b) the five week waiting...

  • Treasury

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families have (a) a tax-free childcare account and (b) have made a payment through their tax-free childcare account.

    • Joint Authorities Cash Strategy Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's news story of 3 May 2019, Cash here to stay as government commits to protecting access, if he will publish the remit of...

      Advance Pricing Agreements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Advanced Thin Capitalisation Agreements his Department entered into in 2018-2019.

      Horizon 2020

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of grants made to (a) Government and (b) UK businesses and organisations from Horizon 2020 in (i) 2015, (ii) 2016, (iii) 2017 and (iv) 2018.

      Pensions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy for pension providers to produce standardised communications for charges on pension products for consumers.

      M4: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on borrowing limits for infrastructure projects following the announcement of the cancellation of the...

      Electric Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will reduce the benefit-in-kind tax rate on electric vehicles before 2020.

      Treasury: Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department engages enforcement agents.

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of the Making Tax Digital changes that were implemented in April 2019.

      Pensioners: Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of consumers to make an informed choice when accessing retirement income products.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the regulatory and governance standards in the pensions industry in ensuring that drawdown products are...

      Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures he uses to identify poverty.

      Stronger Towns Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Barnett Formula will be applied to calculate the share of the Stronger Towns Fund.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department will publish its response to the technical consultation on implementing reforms to the leasehold...

    • Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) new bed spaces and (b) specialist support staff have been allocated (i) to Barnsley, (ii) to South...

      There But Not There: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what funding from the public purse his Department has allocated to the charity, There But Not There.

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what measures are available to landowners and leaseholders with rights over land to enforce reasonable parking charges...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to enact statutory protection for green spaces; and what steps he is taking to promote the health...

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department will publish an impact assessment on the proposed reforms to the leasehold system.

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a mandatory code of practice for...

      Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) meetings, (b) correspondence and (c) other engagement his Department has had with (i) consumer groups, (ii)...

      Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress the Government has made on introducing electrical safety checks in the private rented sector in England.

      Leasehold: Unfair Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department will publish its response to the consultation on unfair leasehold practices which concluded on 26...

      Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Royal Society for Public...

      Environmental Health and Trading Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to increase the number of (a) environmental health officers and (b) trading standards officers after...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what consideration he has made of the implications of the level of stockpiles of coal for planning decisions on new...

      Empty Property: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of empty shops on high streets in (a) Coventry and (b) the UK.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department hold on the number of fire safety tests on non-aluminium composite material cladding...

      Building Regulations and Fire Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's December 2018 implementation plan entitled Building a safer future, if he will...

      Building Regulations and Fire Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to annex A of his Department's Building a safer future implementation plan published in December 2018,...

      Building Regulations and Fire Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will provide an updated list of activity on his Department's Building a safer future implementation plan since...

      Building Regulations and Fire Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's Building Safety Programme: Monthly Data Release published on 30 April 2019, if he...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 11 December 2018, HCWS1169 on Contingent Liability for the Joint Inspection Team,...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 11 December 2018, HCWS1169 on Contingent Liability for the Joint Inspection Team,...

      Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department holds records on the number of public toilets in (a) England and (b) Wolverhampton.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2019 to Question 254199 on Buildings: Insulation, whether the Fire Protection...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to commission further large scale tests on standard grade Euroclass D high pressure laminate cladding.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with (a) distributors and (b) manufacturers of high pressure laminate cladding...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2019 to Question 254199 on Buildings: Insulation, whom his Department plans to invite...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • VJ Day: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans her Department has to commemorate far east prisoners of war on the anniversary of VJ day.

    • Asd-Stan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress she has made in establishing representations with the ASD-STAN organisation; and if she will make a statement.

      Asd-Stan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials her Department sends to ASD-STAN organisation committee meetings; and if she will make a statement.

      Nuclear Weapons: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the fire tender which is part of Truck Cargo Heavy Duty nuclear weapons convoys has been instructed to accompany the convoy in a...

      RAF Northolt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with representatives of Heathrow on the Airspace and Future Operations Consultation and its potential effect on flight paths...

      Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when her Department plans to conclude the radar technology baseline review; and if she will make a statement.

      Radar: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether her Department plans to consult the offshore wind industry for the radar technology baseline review.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had their deductions under universal credit reduced from the maximum rate of 40 per cent of an individual's standard...

    • Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions the winter fuel payment has been incorrectly paid; and what steps he has taken to recover those payments in each of the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit claimants who have received an advance payment have had to delay their repayment for three months.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to ensure that universal credit claimants (a) are fully aware of how the repayment of advance payments work and (b)...

      Universal Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) what percentage of universal credit claimants had funds deducted for a universal credit overpayment in the most recent...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 February 2019 to Question 218205 on Universal Credit, which regulations referred to in that Answer protect...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer on 30 April 2019 to Question 245707, Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses, what (a) qualifications and (b)...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the effectiveness of Scottish Government guidance for registered medical professionals on making...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether Scottish Government guidance for registered medical professionals on making clinical judgments about terminal illness was a...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been called for reassessment for personal independence payments after their three year award under special rules for...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2019 to Question 237786 on Department for Work and Pensions: Ministerial Policy Advisers, for what reason...

      Pensioners: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason pensioner couples who no longer receive pension credit because one of them is below state pension age and are no longer...

      Pensioners: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what transitional protection is available to pensioner couples who no longer receive pension credit because one of them is below state pension...

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce food poverty.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May to Question 249845 on Universal Credit, what proportion of universal credit claimants who had not fully...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to amend the income assessment periods for universal credit for claimants with flexible incomes.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Post Office card accounts were active in each of the last five years; and how much his Department paid into those accounts.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to extend the use of Post Office card accounts beyond 2021.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Carer's Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimants receive the carer premium.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department engages enforcement agents.

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled people have had their mobility car repossessed after an assessment for personal independence payments; how many people have...

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that consumer interest is central to the development of the pensions dashboard product.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what circumstances the repayment period of an advance that has been agreed with a universal credit claimant can be amended.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 April 2019 to Question 240478, if he will itemise each step referred to in that Answer.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 April 2019 to Question 240478, for what reason the decision was made to extend the recovery period for advances to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May to Question 254729 on universal credit, what penalties can be levied on claimants of universal credit if they...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the number of claimants of universal credit without a permanent fixed address.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of universal credit claimants who have had payments reduced because they had previously received...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257500, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of formally adopting a...

      Universal Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257458 on universal credit: overpayments, what the (a) cause and (b) reasons were for the...

      Universal Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257458 on universal credit: overpayments, how her Department defines substantial financial...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2018 to Question 199874 on Hunting, what criteria his Department applies to ensure...

    • Livestock: Antimicrobials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of a preventative approach to animal health in combating antimicrobial...

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the agricultural sector after the UK leaves the EU; and whether he plans to...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the public consultation on the Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers, published in...

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) is planning to take in response to the recommendations on planting trees made by the...

      Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of race horses killed as a result of horse racing.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he is taking steps to help ensure that supermarkets which have committed to stop selling eggs from hens kept in...

      Air Pollution: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve air quality around schools in Hackney.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of (a) rewilding and (b) other natural methods to tackle climate change.

      Plastics: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce levels of plastic consumption in the UK.

      Plastics: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to help reduce plastic packaging in supermarkets.

      World Bee Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what events he attended to commemorate World Bee Day on 20 May 2019.

      Birds: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish Natural England’s 2014 assessment and advice on General Licences.

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to protect oceans and marine life.

      Plastics: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce levels of plastic use; and if he will make a statement.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure developers in England enhance habitats for wildlife.

      Air Pollution: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve air quality in the West Midlands.

      Chemicals: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of maintaining the protections provided by EU chemicals and pesticides legislation...

      Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase the number of veterinary professionals in the meat industry.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the volume of recyclable material sent abroad for recycling in each of the last three years.

      Charities: Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he is taking steps to encourage charities to (a) stop using plastic bags to collect charity donations and (b)...

      Forests: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to improve protection and preservation of ancient woodlands as part of future national...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the public to retrofit and upgrade vehicles in order to reduce pollution.

      Land: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the 2012 revisions to the Statutory Guidance on dealing with...

      Birds: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to announce the new rules on General Licences.

      Livestock Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he has given to sheep farmers in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      EU Rapid Alert Systems for Food and Feed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure the maintenance of access to the EU’s rapid alert system for food and feed after the...

      Poultry Meat: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) the poultry meat sector and (b) consumers of the...

      Soil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will increase support for soil monitoring to protect food production and the environment.

      Inland Waterways: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of recent efforts by canoeists to clear rubbish and plastic...

      Hydrofluorocarbons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on climate change of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants; and what plans he...

      Packaging: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the use of plastic packaging in supermarkets.

      Hedges and Ditches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of netting hedgerows on nesting birds.

      Hedges and Ditches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect and conserve hedgerows.

      Hedges and Ditches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to include stronger regulation...

  • Home Office

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Community Trigger process in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

    • Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to support the public health approach to tackling knife crime in Hackney.

      Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria for proscribing groups are; and if he will make a statement.

      High Rise Flats: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of regional disparities in the preparedness of fire services to respond to high-rise fires.

      High Rise Flats: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to implement national standards for the pre-determined attendance of firefighters and fire engines for fires in high-rise...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suspected victims of (a) modern slavery and (b) human trafficking who were referred into the National Referral Mechanism (i) were...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out the individual needs that are considered during an assessment of a victim of (a) modern slavery and (b) human...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that widows of deceased police officers are not discriminated against upon remarrying in relation to their...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the safeguarding of individuals accepted into the National Referral Mechanism.

      Informers: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many child informants have been used by the police in county lines operations in each of the last five years.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to limit potential confusion for the security sector when blue passports covers are issued.

      Educational Testing Service: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 254744 on Educational Testing Service: Prosecutions, what the nationalities are of the 25...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department will take to monitor the implementation of the National Police Chief’s Council's operational guidance for...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of potential fraud offences that are not investigated by the police.

      Domestic Appliances: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to help reduce the number of house fires caused by electrical sources of ignition.

      Shops: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to (a) make an assessment of the level of attacks on retail workers and (b) review the effectiveness of...

      Tuna: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that imported tuna is (a) caught and (b) processed without involvement of (i) slavery, (ii)...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the review of the Prevent strategy will explore the (a) human rights and (b) social...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many labour market enforcement undertakings have been served since their introduction.

      Tuna

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that tuna companies operating in the UK have conducted due diligence on modern slavery in their supply chain.

      Hate Crime: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hate crimes were recorded in (a) the West Midlands police area and (b) Wolverhampton in 2018; and how many of those cases resulted...

      Refugees: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees have been resettled through the (a) Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, (b) Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 254162, what the planned timescale is for the next knife amnesty action.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the proportion of staff working on counter-terrorism who are (a) women and (b) black, Asian or minority ethnic.

      Police: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been placed under investigation for (a) less than one month, (b) between one and three months, (c) between...

      Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will remove visa charges for indefinite leave to remain for commonwealth UK armed forces personnel and their families .

      Missing People: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with the National Police Chiefs’ Council through the Home Office National Law...

      Investigatory Powers Commissioner: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he had with the Scottish Government before the appointment of the first Investigatory Powers Commissioner in 2017.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is able to take to support visa applications from Fairtrade producers invited to the UK by the Fairtrade...

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority’s budget will be increased for the coming year to reflect its wider remit as...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency have been held in (a) Dungavel and (b) other UK immigration removal centres...

      Migrant Workers: Scotland

      What recent assessment he has made of the effect on Scotland of required income levels for skilled migrants.

  • Cabinet Office

    • European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has had discussions with electoral registration officers on the UC1/EC6 process since the 25 April 2019 Urgent Question on Electoral...

    • European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the number of EU citizens who were unable to vote in the 2019 European elections due to local authorities (a) not...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to launch (a) a review or (b) an official inquiry into the efficacy of the voter registration process for EU nationals following 2019...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many EU nationals completed the UC1 form to enable them to vote in 2019 European elections.

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will undertake a review of the requirement for EU citizens to fill in a UC1 or EC6 form in order to participate in the 2019 European elections.

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the information communicated to EU citizens on the requirement for them to fill in a UC1 or EC6 form in...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will launch an inquiry into why some EU citizens were prevented from voting in the 2019 European elections.

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of EU citizens who were prevented from voting in the European Elections held on 23 May 2019.

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department took to ensure that local authorities communicated with EU citizens on the need to fill in a UC1 or EC6 form in order to...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of EU citizens on the electoral register and living in the UK who were denied the right to vote in the 2019...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to respond to the Information Commissioner's report, Outsourcing oversight: the case for reforming access to information law which was...

      Fracking: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will review the merits of the Government's assistance for fracking in China.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Universal Credit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with the Secretaries of State for Work and Pensions and Justice on the accessibility of legal aid for universal credit...

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257536 on Huawei: 5G, for what reason the answer does not make reference to whether the National...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with representatives of local authorities on EU citizens that were prevented from voting in the 2019 European Parliament...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Food: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2019 to Question 256264, when negotiating a trade agreement with the US Administration if he will ensure...

    • Poultry Meat: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to support and safeguard the interests of the UK poultry meat industry in trade negotiations with the US Administration.

      Exports: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the (a) operation, (b) maintenance and (c) promotion of his Department's export...

      Trade Agreements: South America

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when he plans to lay before the House the UK's trade agreement with Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

      Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257461 and the Answer of 27 February 2019 to Question 226638, when information about which...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • 5G: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the potential military applications of 5G technology.

    • Cultural Heritage: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the answer of 9 May 2019 to Question 249255, what the outcome was of the meeting between his officials and...

      Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to prevent the loss of council-owned football pitches in order to support grass roots football.

      Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) funding and (b) other resources provided by (i) Government, (ii)...

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Civil Society Strategy, what the timetable is for reviewing guidance on the statutory duties of local...

      Broadcasting: UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the value of the UK's broadcasting exports to the EU in the last 12 months.

  • Leader of the House

    • Early Years Ministerial Group on Family Support

      To ask the Leader of the House, who will Chair the ministerial group on family support from conception to the age of two; and when the review by that group is planned to be published.

    • Sinn Fein: Finance

      To ask the Leader of the House, how much Representative Money has been made available to elected Members who have not taken the Oath since it was introduced in 2006.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much (1) the apprenticeship levy has raised in total in each of the four jurisdictions of the UK, (2) levy-paying employers have reclaimed, (3) has...

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