Written answers

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Taxis: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse in the taxi and private hire sector.

    • Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of overcrowding on trains on (a) value for money and (b) customer experience for rail users.

      Cycling: Helmets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of making the wearing of helmets compulsory for cyclists.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 256295, Motor Vehicles: Carbon Emissions, what steps a member of the public can take if they...

      Transport: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to maximise the opportunities that new transport technologies are creating for cleaner, cheaper, safer and more reliable journeys.

      Bus Services: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to provide more live information to bus users; and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of passengers flying from British airports.

      Public Transport: Disability

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

      Aviation: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter on improving gender equality in aviation; and if he will make...

      Public Transport: Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all modes of public transport are fully accessible for wheelchair users.

      Model Aircraft: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of (a) the threat to air safety posed by Control Line model aircraft and (b) the potential merits of exempting those model...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken to assess the reduction of battery capacity of electric vehicles as a result of...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will fund local authorities to provide free bus travel for people under the age of 25.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to reduce emissions of (a) sulphur dioxide, (b) nitrogen oxides and (c) particulate matter in the shipping industry.

      Blue Badge Scheme: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that guidance to local authorities under the expanded Blue Badge eligibility criteria for non-physical disabilities...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce air pollution from trucks and HGVs.

      Volkswagen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the Government has not penalised VW for misleading vehicle emissions.

      Model Aircraft: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that charges levied under the proposed UK Drone Registration Scheme will be kept to a minimum for people who fly...

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 253563 on Shipping: Training, how many Ratings were trained through the SMarT scheme from (a)...

      Merchant Shipping: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the effect on seafarer employment of the granting of successive...

      Shipping: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from employers in the offshore wind industry on seafarer (a) employment and (b) training since January 2015.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Civil Aviation Authority consultation (CAP1775), what assessment he has made of the merits of the French equivalent registration...

      Model Aircraft: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Civil Aviation Authority consultation (CAP1775), what steps he is taking to ensure the cost of registration does not reduce...

      Model Aircraft: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) consultation (CAP1775), what discussions he has had with the British Model Flying Association on...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2019 to Question 253509, for what reason his Department does not hold data on whether cargo was moving within the...

      Railways: Graffiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to tackle illegal graffiti on and around railway lines.

      Railways: Graffiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to work with (a) Network Rail, (b) train operating companies and (c) the police to tackle graffiti along railway lines.

      Railways: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 17 of the Government's Industrial Strategy: Rail Sector Deal, published in 2018, what steps his Department is taking through...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 April 2019 to Question 245683 on Rolling Stock: Procurement, what the relevant evaluation criteria are in such...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 May 2019 to Question 247041 on Rolling Stock: Procurement, if he will publish the value for money analysis undertaken in...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 May 2019 to Question 247043, who has statutory or regulatory power in relation to rolling stock procurement.

      Railways: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 May 2019 to Question 247045, how he will ensure that the Rail Sector Deal promotes procurement practices that are...

      West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has he made of the (a) adequacy of the balance of risk and reward in the provisions of the West Coast Partnership rail franchise and...

      West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, What assessment he has made of the strategic importance of rail services on the West Coast mainline to the economy.

      Cycleways: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) cities and (b) towns include under represented groups when planning cycling infrastructure in...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Iron and Steel: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating a more sustainable steel industry with a focus on...

    • Post Office: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding from the public purse has been provided to Post Office Ltd in each of the last five years.

      Carbon Emissions: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funding is available for communities that wish to become carbon neutral.

      Consumer Goods: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Office for Product Safety and Standards has the (a) powers and (b) resources...

      Consumer Goods: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of reductions in funding on local authorities capacity to enforce...

      Energy Companies Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that the Energy Company Obligation is targeted effectively at disabled people with...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage a better work-life balance in the UK.

      Hydroelectric Power: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing investment in pumped hydro storage facilities.

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 29 May 2019 to Question 256394, what assistance the Government will provide to individuals...

      Small Businesses: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to support small businesses in (a) Crawley constituency and (b) West Sussex.

      Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that boilers comply with the 2018 Boiler Plus regulations and are at least 92% energy...

      Universities: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support the future engagement of UK universities with CESAER, LERU, EUA, the Guild, and...

      Renewable Energy: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to create more jobs in the renewable energy sector.

      Gratuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for legislative proposals on tips.

      Research and Science: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment she has made of (a) female and (b) BAME representation in senior science and research jobs.

      Tumble Dryers: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Whirlpool’s handling of its tumble dryer safety issue and concerns about its repair programme,...

      Refrigerators: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Office for Product Safety and Standards has plans to implement the new CENELEC refrigerating appliances...

      Railways: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 17 of the Government's Industrial Strategy: Rail Sector Deal, published in 2018, what steps his...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to support communities that wish to invest in renewable community energy.

      Carbon Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to carry forward part of the second carbon budget in to the third budgetary period.

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will review the mineworkers’ pension scheme surplus-sharing arrangements between Government and scheme...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to reform the mineworkers’ pension scheme in line with the 1993 actuarial review.

      Energy: Consumers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2019 to Question to 256956 on energy: consumers, what estimate he has made of the...

      Minimum Wage: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the (a) underpayment of the national minimum wage by employers, (b) amount of...

      Energy: Denbighshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2019 to Question 256956, how many people were registered on the priority services...

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      What recent assessment his Department has made of the equity of employment contract terms and conditions in the supermarket sector.

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      What recent steps his Department has taken to promote clean growth.

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      What recent steps he has taken to support businesses in North Yorkshire.

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      What recent steps he has taken to support businesses in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the death of Zakir Musa, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Kashmir.

    • Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on Indian security forces upholding international human rights in...

      Yasin Malik

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will he seek assurances from his Indian counterpart that Kashmiri activist Yasin Malik will receive a fair trial...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of Hamas’s role in the ongoing humanitarian situation in Gaza.

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the upcoming anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, whether he plans to use that anniversary to make...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of increased surveillance and censorship ahead of the upcoming 30th...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to make representations to the Chinese Government on the rights of the family members of the Tiananmen Square...

      Hugh Lanning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Israeli Government on the deportation of Hugh Lanning.

      International Assistance: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of reforming its guidance on Overseas Security and...

      Islamic State: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the creation of an international tribunal to provide a path to accountability for members of...

      Tibet: Human Rights and Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps the Government is taking with the Chinese Government to help (a) secure the release of Tibetan political...

      Alia Abdel Nour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ask his Emirati counterpart to establish an urgent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of UAE...

      China: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart in response to recent restrictions placed on the Uighur...

      Papua: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the political and conflict situation in West Papua as part of its role as the UN...

      China: Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the extent of corruption within the (a) designing and planning, (b) constructing and...

      Salah Gosh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) his officials have had meetings with the former Sudanese Intelligence Chief Salah...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of civil service jobs are in the North West region.

    • Post Office: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what contracts to provide services Government departments have with Post Office Ltd; and when each of those contracts expires; and what plans the...

      Post Office: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what contracts Departments have had with the Post Office Ltd that (a) expired permanently and (b) expired and were awarded to a different bidder in...

      Prime Minister: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the proportion of staff working at 10 Downing Street who attended a state school.

      Civil Service: Private Education

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of Civil Service Fast Stream entrants were privately educated in each of the last five years.

      Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made a recent assessment of the merits of (a) life-cycle costing and (b) best price-quality ratio in relation to public procurement.

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment the Government has made of the UK’s compliance with Article 20 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union on the...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance was issued to the Government by the Electoral Commission on the time required to ensure (a) EU citizens living in the UK and (b) UK...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department made of the capacity of local authorities to ensure EU citizens living in the UK were able to vote in the UK at the...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking across all Government departments to ensure social value is delivered in public procurement.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people earning less than (a) £7.70 per hour and (b) £8.21 per hour.

      Sanitary Protection: Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any Government departments (a) offer free sanitary products in the workplace and (b) have plans to introduce such provision.

      Civil Servants: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what additional support is provided to disabled applicants for civil service roles.

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of non-UK EU citizens living in the UK who were unable to register to vote in the European parliamentary...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all patients who would benefit from medical cannabis are able to access that treatment...

    • Dentistry: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) dentist and (b) dental nurse vacancies there have been in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Dentistry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Department has to increase the number of Foundation Dentist's places.

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the NHS budget is spent on dementia care.

      5G: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what investigations the Government has commissioned on the health and safety implications of the 5G rollout.

      NHS: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle sexual harassment of NHS staff by members of the public.

      Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all asthma inhalers are recycled.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Cancer Strategy 2015-2020 remains a statement of current Government priorities in cancer care and treatment.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated to the Cancer Drugs Fund in each year since July 2016.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the operational review of the Cancer Drugs Fund will be published.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Cancer Drugs Fund in meeting the needs of people with rarer and less common cancers.

      Haematological Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many clinical nurse specialists there are with a specialism in blood cancer.

      Haematological Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will commit to providing a clinical nurse specialist for every patient with blood cancer by the end of 2019.

      Haematological Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that every blood cancer patient has a guaranteed care plan made in conjunction with the patient.

      Diabetes: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people living with diabetes are also affected by mental health conditions.

      Chronic Illnesses: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the mental health of people with long term conditions.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the merits of legislation that has been introduced in Scotland to promote safe levels of staffing...

      Patients: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patient falls were recorded in NHS hospitals in each of the last 10 years.

      Psychiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many specialist addiction psychiatrists have been employed in NHS hospitals in each year since 2010.

      Coeliac Disease: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to subsidise the cost of gluten-free products on the NHS for sufferers of coeliac disease.

      Community Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of district nurses; and what steps he is taking to increase the (a)...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the social care Green Paper.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NICE Guideline 12, for suspected cancers, is being adhered to.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were diagnosed with cancer through the NICE Guideline 12 pathway in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the ability of GPs and health professionals to understand and use NICE Guideline 12.

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Harding review will address the shortage of clinical nurse specialists for people undergoing cancer treatment.

      National Cancer Screening Programmes in England Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the interim report: Independent Review of National Cancer Screening Programmes, published May 2019, whether he plans to...

      NHS: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to protect the mental health of NHS staff.

      Sepsis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of deaths caused by sepsis; and if he will make a statement.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to encourage organ donation.

      Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that health and care workers meet the needs of people with learning disabilities and autism.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has made an assessment of the effect of second hand smoke from residential properties on people in neighbouring...

      Maternity Services: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the baseline budget for the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch maternity programme is for 2019-2020, and how many maternity...

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of air pollution-related illness to the NHS.

      Animal Products: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the costs which will be accrued as a result of the cost of changing stamps bearing the UK's ISO...

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of embedding molecular biology, data literacy and human factors training into...

      Surgery: Robotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help the NHS (a) plan and purchase new surgical robotics systems and (b) ensure equitable patient...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendations made by the Commission on the Future of Surgery, published by the Royal College of Surgeons, what...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is he taking to ensure the adequacy of supplies of flu vaccine for autumn 2019.

      Dermatology: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is providing to (a) Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and (b) other local NHS Trusts who are exploring...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to engage frontline staff in shaping the implementation and delivery of the Workforce Strategy; and what further...

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2019 to Question 251992, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of proactively offering...

      Counselling: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who is responsible for commissioning deaf-focused NHS counselling using British sign language counsellors.

      NHS: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much has been spent on online advertising and campaigns by all NHS bodies in each of the last three years.

      Medical Examinations: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of making it mandatory to offer forensic medical examinations to victims of...

      Parasitic Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the amount that is planned to be spent by the Food Standards Agency on trichinella testing in...

      Parasitic Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of ensuring that standards of testing for trichinella are maintained after the UK...

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to fully implement the pilot scheme for de-linking the payments made to companies from the volumes of...

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on the implementation of the Antimicrobial Resistance National Action Plan 2019-2024; and if he...

      Malnutrition: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the 2015 British Association for Parenteral and Enteral...

      Dietetics: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the numbers of dietitians in the NHS and social care to support the NHS Long Term Plan priorities of...

      Department of Health and Social Care: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to provide capital investment to projects in the East Midlands.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with (a) NHS England, (b) manufacturers and (c) NICE on funding arrangements for accessing (a)...

      Gonorrhoea: Antimicrobials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to address antimicrobial resistance in gonorrhoea.

      Self-harm: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on increasing support for people who are self-harming of the Lancet...

      Patients: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have accessed the NHS Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme in Canterbury constituency in each of the last three years.

      NHS Trusts: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total value is of loans paid to NHS trusts; when his Department expects those loans to be repaid; and what the length of the...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of trends in the level of public health spending on the local authority public...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure the maintenance of the provision of local authority sexual health services.

      Mental Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Code of Practice for Liberty Protection Safeguards.

      Diabetes: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure each hospital diabetes team includes a mental health professional.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on mandatory calorie labelling for restaurants, cafes and takeaways.

      Doctors: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has conducted of the effect of the tapered annual pension tax allowance on the retention of doctors in the NHS.

      General Practitioners: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people are able to book GP appointments through the NHS app.

      General Practitioners: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of GP appointments have been made through the NHS App since the launch of that App in December 2018.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the cost-effectiveness of patients receiving an NHS prescription for wholeplant medical cannabis.

  • Wales Office

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has taken steps to enable English local authorities to claim back funding for childcare places for children living in England who access free...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the number of children living in (a) Wales accessing free childcare entitlement in England and (b) England accessing free...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many businesses in (a) Ashfield constituency and (b) Nottinghamshire hired apprentices in each of the last five years.

    • Mathematics: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2019 to Question 251405, how many children classified as in scope for the 16-18 maths progress measure were from (a)...

      Sex and Relationship Education: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will issue guidance on LGBT issues to schools to guarantee that all children, regardless of their religious or non-religious background, receive...

      Schools: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of good school places in (a) Solihull and (b) the West Midlands; and if he will make a...

      STEM Subjects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the take-up of STEM subjects; and if he will make a statement.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the visibility of career options for young people.

      STEM Subjects: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help ensure diversity in students studying STEM subjects at university.

      Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of whether the Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education's decision not to identify the participants of...

      Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to prioritise issues of sexual consent within sexual health education.

      Literacy: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to raise levels of literacy in Nottinghamshire.

      Breakfast Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the national school breakfast programme on (a) pupil attendance rates and (b) educational attainment.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's policy is on unclaimed free school meal credit money.

      Bright Tribe Multi-academy Trust and Adventure Learning Academy Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what inquiries his Department is undertaking into financial irregularities at (a) Bright Tribe Trust and (b) Adventure Learning Academies Trust.

      Bright Tribe Multi-academy Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether (a) his Department or (b) the Education and Skills Funding Agency hold copies of the minutes of any board meetings of Bright Tribe Trust Limited.

      Academies: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257589 on Academies: Lighting, if he will place those documents in the Library.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he has made an assessment of the effect of trends in the level of school finances on the ability of schools to procure environmentally sound...

      Physical Education: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students (a) in total and (b) eligible for free school meals took physical education at A level in each year since 2010.

      Special Educational Needs: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a bursary scheme to fund the training costs of new Teachers of the Deaf.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Isis Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

    • Isis Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Isis Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Isis Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Isis Prison: Self-harm

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

      Isis Prison: Drugs

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

      Isis Prison: Drugs

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

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the (a) one-off cost and (b) annual cost thereafter would be to re-nationalise the case supervision component of services delivered by...

      Wealstun Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Wealstun Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Wealstun Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Wealstun Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Wealstun Prison: Self-harm

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

      Wealstun Prison: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of random tests have resulted in a positive result for psychoactive substances at HMP Wealston in each of the last 12 months.

      Wealstun Prison: Drugs

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

      Moorland Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Moorland Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Moorland Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Moorland Prison: Self-harm

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

      Moorland Prison: Drugs

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

      Moorland Prison: Drugs

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

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average sickness rate is for employees of the National Probation Service.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Costs

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

      Nottingham Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Nottingham Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Nottingham Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Nottingham Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Nottingham Prison: Self-harm

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

      Nottingham Prison: Drugs

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

      Nottingham Prison: Drugs

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

      Hull Prison: Drugs

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

      Hull Prison: Drugs

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

      Humber Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Lindholme Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Lindholme Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Lindholme Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Lindholme Prison: Self-harm

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

      Lindholme Prison: Drugs

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

      Lindholme Prison: Drugs

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

      Humber Prison: Drugs

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

      Humber Prison: Drugs

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

      Leeds Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Leeds Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Leeds Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

      Crimes of Violence: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people convicted of violent offences who previously had (a) none, (b) 1-4, (c) 5-9, (d) 10-15, (e) 16-25, (f) 26-50, (g) 51-75, (h)...

      Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2019 to Question 251409 on Prisons: Contracts, what assessment he has made of how minimum staffing levels potentially...

      Prison Officers: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prison officers recruited in 2018 in Wales are still working for the prison service.

      Ministry of Justice: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of organisations that hold contracts with his Department pay the National Living Wage.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Brexit Party: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what updates it has received from the Electoral Commission following...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Right to Buy Scheme: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Voluntary Right to Buy pilot scheme for housing...

    • Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to (a) increase protections for tenants from hazards recorded in the Housing Health and Safety...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to implement a national review of fire compartmentation in residential buildings.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress the pilots of Housing First approaches to reducing rough sleeping have made; and how many people have...

      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 his Department has invited...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the fire risks associated with high-pressure laminate (HPL) cladding; and...

      Redrow Homes: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many complaints his Department has received on Redrow Housing developments in each of the last five years.

      Veterans: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent in each of the last five years on accommodation for homeless veterans; and if he...

      Council Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has pans to encourage local authorities to reduce rates of council tax.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many affordable houses have been built in (a) the UK, (b) Greater London and (c) Ealing in the last 12 months.

      Rented Housing: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made a recent estimate of the number of young people who live in their (a) home and (b) university...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answers of 8 May 2019 and 15 May 2019 to Questions 250034 and 252869, if he will publish an updated...

      Building Regulations and Fire Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Building a Safer Future: an implementation plan, if he will publish the (a) membership of the...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2019 to Question 217592 on Buildings: Insulation, if he will publish the advice...

      Leasehold: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timeframe is for the publication of legislative proposal to reform the charges levied on the owners of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Intelligence Services: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times a Minister in her Department has authorised intelligence sharing under section 15 (ix) of the policy on the passing or receipt of...

    • Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the open skeleton argument of the Secretary of State for hearing 7,8,10 February 2017, claim number CO/1306/2016, (a) how many and (b)...

      Children: Maintenance

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

      Greece: Military Alliances

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

      Navy: Baltic Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether she plans for a continued UK presence in the Baltic following the conclusion of the current six-month patrol by HMS Westminster.

      Sweden: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to strengthen defence and security cooperation between the UK and Sweden.

      Denmark: Military Alliances

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

      Ministry of Defence: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of organisations that hold contracts with her Department pay the National Living Wage.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Metro Newspaper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's advertisement of 22 May 2019 about Universal Credit, published in the Metro newspaper, what the total cost...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Metro Newspaper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has spent on the Universal Credit Uncovered advertising campaign.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total amount is of arrears owed to the parent with care that has been written-off by the Child Support Agency since March 2012.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many payments for industrial injuries disablement benefit have been granted in the UK by (a) region, (b) Department for Work and Pensions...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been paid in Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit in each (a) region, (b) DWP division and (c) local authority area.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit payment have been revised after the death of the recipient (a) in total, (b)...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit payment have been revised after the death of the recipient by (a) region, (b) DWP...

      Housing Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many housing benefit claimants have lost their housing benefit following an unsuccessful application for universal credit in Glenrothes...

      Employment Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have appealed successfully at Tribunal to receive employment support allowance (ESA) but have been unable to remain in...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to carry out an impact assessment of the effect on (a) staff and (b) customers of the proposed move of staff from Merthyr...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have been referred to local consumer debt advice in the last 12 months.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants of universal credit have (a) taken out an advance at a 40 per cent deduction rate and have been unable to pay...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Metro Newspaper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to rectify any potentially misleading messages on universal credit published in the Metro newspaper in May 2019.

      Personal Independence Payment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disability living allowance claimants who applied for personal independence payments after their 16th birthday were unsuccessful in...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many ESA65B letters her Department sent to GPs in Yorkshire and the Humber in 2018.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what circumstances her Department refers universal credit claimants to contact their Member of Parliament.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints she has received on the recent universal credit campaign in the Metro newspaper; and if she will make a statement.

      Occupational Pensions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of auto-enrolment on charging levels in the pensions sector.

      Post Office: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the pilot services run by Post Office Ltd to (a) verify identities for the National Insurance application process, (b) support job...

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that consumers' state pension information is available on the pensions dashboard.

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to make it compulsory for pension providers to give their data to the pensions dashboard.

      Pensions: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on encouraging local government...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made on the draft legislation to include Dupuytren's Contracture to the list of prescribed diseases for the...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment and employment and support allowance decisions made by (a) ATOS, and (b) Maximus were...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to her Written Statement of 5 March 2019, HC WS1376, if she will place in the Library a copy of the contract terms for the extension...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Livestock: Animal Welfare

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

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 254174, on Animal welfare, if he will establish a database on the number...

      Animal Welfare: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on animal welfare of it not being a mandatory requirement for a local authority to...

      Soya Beans: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to (a) monitor and (b) prevent the (i) direct and (ii) indirect import of deforestation soy.

      Birds: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the General Licences (a) GL04, (b) GL05 and (c) GL06 issued by Natural England, whether the 2014 Natural...

      Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to review the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010.

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to amend the regulation of the export of live animals for slaughter and the labelling of...

      Eggs: Imports

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

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure travel operators do more to prevent the exploitation of captive wild animals.

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many trees have been planted by the Government since 2010.

      Processed Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) enforcing marketing restrictions on ultra-processed foods...

      Pets: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to obligate councils to scan dead pets they collect from roads and paths.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the number of pilot projects initially envisaged as part of the environmental land management scheme has...

      Animal Welfare: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the potential...

      Angling: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to end the sale of rod fishing licenses at post office branches.

      Water: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government is making on achieving EU environmental quality standards for surface water by 2027.

      Rivers: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to upgrade drainage systems to treat pollutants before they reach rivers.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces are currently trialling face recognition technology.

    • Entry Clearances: Ministers of Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to engage with the views of religious groups on the new Tier 2 Minister of Religion visa route.

      Synthetic Cannabinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs plans to publish its review into the inclusion of synthetic cannabinoids in...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Article 16.2 of the EU Anti-Trafficking Directive 2011/36, what assessment he has made of adequacy of opportunities for...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to enable child victims of trafficking to apply for a grant of leave to remain in the UK on the basis of their...

      Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc) Act 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans for the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 to be implemented before October 2019.

      Marriage Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timeframe is for operational changes needed for the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019's...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason his Department decided to move the provision of financial support to asylum seekers from post offices to Aspen cards.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much financial support was paid to asylum seekers through post offices in each of the last five years.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department's contract to provide financial support to asylum seekers through an Aspen card will expire.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse is of the contract to provide financial support to asylum seekers through Aspen cards.

      Biometrics: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason his Department stopped providing biometric enrolments through post office branches.

      Biometrics: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for each available year, what the cost to the public purse was of his Department's arrangement with Post Office Ltd to provide biometric...

      Biometrics: Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department's contract with the Post Office Ltd to provide the biometric residence permit collection service (a) began, (b) will...

      Modern Slavery Act 2015 Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015: Final Report, published in May 2019, when his Department plans to...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the May 2019 final report of the independent review of the Modern Slavery Act, whether he plans to implement the...

      Extradition: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many extradition requests were made by the US for UK citizens in each year since 2014; and how many of those requests are outstanding.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2019 to Question 252534 on Immigration: EU Nationals, if he will place in the Library, a copy of the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 254185 on Immigration: EU Nationals, if he will place in the Library, a copy of the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2019 to Question 254812, whether staff at the Home Office and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs will...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the letter dated 1 May 2019 from the Minister of State for Immigration to the Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee,...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of EU nationals employed by his Department by country.

    • Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh his Department has supported to date.

      Pakistan: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the recent HIV outbreak among children in Pakistan.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he plans to end the use of private for-profit contractors in the aid industry; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Forests: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government has taken since signing the Amsterdam Declaration in 2015 to eliminate deforestation from agricultural...

      Afghanistan: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make an assessment of the security situation for schools in Afghanistan.

      Bangladesh: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of (a) the level of gender equality and (b) progress on meeting Sustainable Development Goal 5 in...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure (a) roads through Taiz and Ad-Dhale remain open to humanitarian supplies and (b)...

      Department for International Development: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the oral contribution of 6 June 2019 on the amount spend on climate and the environment, what baseline his Department will...

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to his Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority (PA), what discussions his Department...

      Palestinians: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the average salary is of employees of the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education whose salaries are paid for by his...

      Somalia: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent support his Department has provided to people in Somalia affected by drought.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate she has made of the number of claimants known to the Northern Ireland Department for Communities who died after registering a...

    • Northern Ireland Assembly: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she retains the power to call Assembly elections in the event that devolved government is not restored before the expiry of the...

  • Treasury

    • Utilities: Rural Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing VAT relief on (a) water, (b) electricity and (c) other essential infrastructure...

    • Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a price cap across the whole consumer credit market.

      Solar Power: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the Government plans to increase VAT on domestic solar panels and batteries from 5 per cent to 20 per cent in Autumn 2019.

      Insurance: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps (a) his Department and (b) the FCA is taking to raise awareness of the ability of the next-of-kin of deceased persons to bring a complaint for...

      Multinational Companies: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to tackle the use of aggressive artificial tax avoidance schemes by large international businesses.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the 1 February 2019 Local Government Association's news article entitled £8 billion funding black hole by 2025 will swallow up...

      Electronic Publishing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons consumers pay 20 per cent VAT on (a) e-publications, (b) audio-books and (c) online newspapers; if he will make it his policy to implement...

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of (a) new and (b) increased customs checks after the UK leaves the EU on Customs House clearance times...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints relating to the tax-free childcare scheme have been received by HMRC as of 31 May 2019.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will protect the concessionary bus pass in the forthcoming Spending Review.

      Public Sector: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people working in the public sector that are subject to the 2019 loan charge; and if he will make a statement.

      Business: Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many firms registered under the Registered Exporter system in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Financial Times article entitled UK net zero emissions target will cost more than £1tn, published on 5 June 2019, if he will...

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what programmes were allocated funding from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in 2018-2019.

      Doctors: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on amending the tapered annual allowance for NHS doctors.

      Pensions: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of how often the annual tapered allowance results in a person being taxed more than 100 per cent of the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • 5G: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the providers of 5G on whether they have made any provision for personal liability on health...

    • 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential competition benefits of a dynamic spectrum access model for the next...

      Radio Frequencies: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress he has made on establishing a new National Spectrum Centre in Aberystwyth to enable UK businesses to (a) develop...

      Sports: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to close the gender pay gap in sport; and if he will make a statement.

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257533 and the statement in that Answer that the Huawei Cyber Security...

      Music: Licensing Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department will take to ensure that (a) music and (b) the evening economy are embedded in local industrial...

      Digital Technology: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much Government funding has been made available for improving digital connectivity in North Wales each of the last eight years.

      Internet: Cryptography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on what date (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department were first notified of (a) the roll-out of domain name systems...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps are planned to be taken to improve the digital accessibility of the House of...

    • House of Commons Commission: Living Wage

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what proportion of organisations that hold contracts with the Commission pay the National...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Employment: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has plans to introduce further auditing and fines for employers who cannot prove their gender equality practices.

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, for what reasons the UK has not accepted the obligation under Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter to recognise the right of men and women...

      Disability: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to improve enforcement of requirements of the Equality Act 2010 on access to facilities for disabled people.

  • Department for Transport

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of changes to the criteria for free school meals eligibility in 2018; and how many students now receive free school...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Renata Dwan, Director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research, warned on 21 May that the risk of nuclear...

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of the cost per flight hour of the F35-B aircraft; and what is their expected in service flight hours.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment the Cabinet Office has made of the potential benefits of the application of ISO 44001 to their procurement policy, and the procurement policy of...

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