Written answers

Monday, 17 June 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress he has made on announcing the successful bidder of the South Eastern Rail Franchise.

    • Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Enhanced Partnerships have been set up with local authorities since the Bus Services Act 2017 came into force.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Voluntary Partnerships have been set up with local authorities since the Bus Services Act 2017 came into force.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Advanced Quality Partnerships have been set up with local authorities since the Bus Services Act 2017 came into force.

      Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of public transport journeys made in 2018-19 according to (a) age group, (b) gender and (c)...

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has assessed the potential merits of encouraging rail companies to enable all-day travel on senior rail cards and freedom...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's time frame is for the allocation of funding to (a) UK Research and Innovation, (b) the research...

    • Anaerobic Digestion: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth of 16 October 2019, Official Report...

      Fraud: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to improve public awareness of scams in Scotland.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of fuel poverty in the UK.

      Green Deal Scheme: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households with active green deals are in receipt of Universal Credit.

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of the number of people undertaking doctoral training.

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress his Department has made on the development of tidal energy.

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will review the decision on funding for the Swansea Tidal Lagoon project.

      Energy: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the development of local energy co-operatives; and if he will make a...

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on international co-operation to tackle climate change.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to promote the installation of insulation in homes.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2019 to Question 260093, on what dates each labour market enforcement undertaking was...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2019 to Question 260713 on Minimum Wage, how many employers were (a) found to be...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2019 to Question 260713 on Minimum Wage, when the Government resumes naming employers...

      Performing Arts: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of regulating casting websites for performers to ensure that...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken in response to the motion agreed by the House of Commons on 1 May 2019 declaring a...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meetings he held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 March 2019 and 31 May 2019.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Attorney General

    • Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of cases of rape reported to the CPS were administratively finalised in each year since 2010.

    • Rape

      To ask the Attorney General, how many complaints of rape were made in each region; and how many of these cases resulted in a (a) prosecution and (b) conviction in each year since 2010.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Genito-urinary Medicine: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase funding for sexual health services in local communities.

    • Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of sexual health services for local communities.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what forecast he has made of changes in the rates of prostate cancer in this Parliament.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many out of area placements for children and young people under the age of 18 NHS England has commissioned in in-patient mental...

      NHSX: Conditions of Employment and Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether civil servants transferring from his Department to NHSX received changes to (a) salaries and (b) terms and conditions of employment.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many child and adolescent mental health service beds there have been in the NHS in each month since 2015.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle underage vaping.

      Nurses: Career Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to enable and support career options for older nurses in order to retain them in the workforce.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to section 3.5 of the NHS Operational Planning Guidance 2019-20, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time equivalent general practice clinical staff there were in (a) the NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group area, (b)...

      General Practitioners: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full time equivalent GP clinical staff there were in each GP practice in the NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group area in...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure cultural sensitivity in the provision of local mental health services for young people.

      Dental Services: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of dental services in Portsmouth for lower income families who do not own a car...

      Autism and Learning Disability: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patient placements commissioned by NHS England through (a) central and (b) local commissioning functions on hospital wards run...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patient placements commissioned by NHS England through (a) central and (b) local commissioning functions on hospital wards run...

      NHS: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was money was spent by (a) NHS England, (b) NHS Trusts, (c) Health Education England and (d) NHS Improvement on the services of...

      Arthritis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of training for GPs in the early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.

      Haematological Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people who have been diagnosed with blood cancer were offered a holistic needs assessment in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what is routinely offered to patients as part of the holistic needs assessment to help provide emotional and psychological support during...

      Cancer: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times on average children and young people have seen their GP before being diagnosed with (a) cancer and (b) blood cancer in...

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings on children's mental and physical health in Poverty...

      Speech Therapy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 7 of the June 2019 report of the Children’s Commissioner, We need to talk: access to speech and language...

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to issue guidance to local authorities on using the evidence in the March 2018 report Bercow: Ten Years On in their (a)...

      Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the correlation between reductions in public health funding and increases in rates of syphilis...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will produce a national sexual health strategy.

      Radioisotopes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) national and (b) regional supplies of radionuclide chemicals.

      Dentistry: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of vacancies for (a) dentists, (b) dental hygienists and (c) other staff in dental...

      Health Services: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the budget of the Small Business Research Initiative Healthcare was in each financial year since 2009-10.

      NHS: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many invoices were sent to NHS patients as a result of proactive data sharing by the Home Office.

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of private voluntary and independent childcare settings in each local authority area.

    • Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will list for each multi-academy trust that has had deficit funding approved (a) the amount of funding approved, (b) whether it is linked to a...

      Schools: Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of children caught with a knife at school in each of the last 10 years in (a) the UK and (b) Coventry.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his Answer of 7 March 2019 to Question 228138, if he will publish any assessment carried out on the effect on disabled children of any...

      Apprentices: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on increasing the apprenticeship rates of the National...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) women and (b) men in each local authority area in England started an apprenticeship in each sector subject area in 2017-18.

      Pre-school Education: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2019 to Question 226665, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of local authority budgets to...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of proposals by ScreenSkills to reform the apprenticeship levy to (a) increase the number of paid apprenticeships in...

      Department for Education: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total value is of the contract put out to tender by his Department titled Income Contingent Repayment Student Loan Monetisation Programme:...

      Pre-school Education: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department provides to local authorities, in the event of the closure of a maintained nursery school to ensure continued educational...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the eligibility criteria for remission of student debt are if a person trains or returns to become a teacher; and what the rationale is for (a)...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Hull Prison: Crimes of Violence

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

    • Hull Prison: Self-harm

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

      Wormwood Scrubs Prison: Drugs

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

      Prisons: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons have a working and operational backscatter x-ray body scanner.

      Offender Behaviour Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been sanctioned for (a) not attending and (b) breaching an offending behaviour programme which does not have an impact evaluation.

      Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 254234 on Prisons: Contracts, on what date version 1.7 of the document, Model for operational...

      Legal Representation: Public Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications have been made on behalf of bereaved families for Exceptional Case Funding for legal representation at inquests under the public...

      Convictions: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people who previously had (a) no, (b) between one and four, (c) between five and nine, (d) between 10 and 15, (e) between 16 and 25, (f)...

      Reoffenders: Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 April to Question 239207 on the Answer of 9 May to Question 246971, how many offenders re-offended while being the subject...

      Reoffenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of (a) community orders, (b) suspended sentences and (c) previous custodial sentences given to an offender sentenced to...

      Reoffenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders sentenced to immediate custody had (a) zero, (b) between one and four, (c) between five and nine, (d) between...

      Family Courts: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans the Government has to conduct evidence-gathering sessions with domestic abuse survivors and charities as part of its review into family courts.

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders who received Sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection have been refused access to at least one...

      Young Offenders: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of looked-after children who were released from custody in January 2019 had a resettlement care plan confirmed 10 working days prior to...

      Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2019 to Question 260071, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of establishing how many children were...

      Children in Care: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many looked-after children were held in custody on 1 January 2019.

      Courts: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of days sat by Crown Courts in England in the financial years (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

  • Treasury

    • National Insurance: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what reports he has received on young people not receiving their national insurance number on time; and what the reason is for delays in sending out...

    • Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Customs Declaration Service is fully functional.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the administrative cost of means testing winter fuel payments.

      EU Grants and Loans: Easington

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much in EU funding Easington constituency has received in each of the last 10 years.

      EU Grants and Loans: Easington

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to guarantee funding allocations to Easington constituency after the UK leaves the EU which (a) match or (b) exceed the...

      London Capital and Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to establish an ad hoc compensation scheme for people affected by the collapse of London Capital and Finance.

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making mini-bonds subject to the provisions of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of carried interest as a result of provisions on that interest in the Finance Act 2016.

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the public sector net debt was in May 2017; and what estimate he has made of level of that debt by May 2022.

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June to Questions 258889 and 258888, what steps his Department is taking to combat delays on Customs House clearance times for...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy of the recommendations of the First Comprehensive Report by the Network for Greening the...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to oral contribution of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury at the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee meeting on 4 June what the selection...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many letters his Department is planning to send regarding the ACM Cladding fund; and if he will publish the (a)...

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recent research by St Mungo’s and Homeless...

      Local Government: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the additional cost to the public purse of establishing two local authorities...

      Local Government: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential efficiency savings of merging local authorities.

      Telford and Wrekin Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the per capita funding is for Telford and Wrekin Council.

      Shropshire Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the efficiencies accrued as a result of the merger of Shrewsbury, North...

      Shropshire Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the per capita funding is for Shropshire Council.

      Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a merger of Shropshire and Telford Councils.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department is aware of any fire safety tests carried out in the UK on High Pressure Laminate cladding...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing the level of funding allocated...

      Samuel Garside House: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the Euroclass rating of the timber used on Samuel Garside House in Barking.

      Samuel Garside House: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will take steps to identify buildings with balconies or external façades containing the same...

      Samuel Garside House: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will lower the threshold of the combustible materials ban to 11 metres following the recent fire at...

      Buildings: Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to undertake further fire safety testing of timber building materials such as cladding.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to include balconies within the scope of the ban on combustible materials for new...

      Green Belt: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Centre for Cities' report entitled Capital Cities published 11 June 2019, what assessment he has...

      Social Rented Housing: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a new regulator for social housing.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257077 on High Rise Flats: Insulation, if he will publish the number...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's publication entitled, Building Safety Update: Monthly Data Release, how many of the...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) public and (b) private sector buildings of (i) two, (ii) three, (iii) four and (iv) five storeys under 18...

      Housing: Greater London and North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many houses were built for sale under £450,000 in (a) the North West region and (b) London in each of the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Intelligence Services: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether paragraphs 15 and 22 of the document, MOD policy on the passing or receipt of intelligence relating to detained or captured persons, published...

    • Intelligence Services: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the (a) clarity and (b) accuracy of the guidance in the document, MOD policy on the passing or receipt of intelligence...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the merits of the recent agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon on the F-35 aircraft; what the timetable is...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on securing the remaining £340 million sought for the Transformation Fund.

      RAF College Cranwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people from (a) state and (b) independent schools were accepted to RAF College Cranwell in each of the last five years.

      Royal Naval College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people from (a) state and (b) independent schools were accepted to the Britannia Royal Naval College in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces Covenant Reference Group: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Armed Forces Covenant Reference Group will meet in Northern Ireland this year.

      Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2019 to Question 257677, which funding theme was considered as the primary reason by the Armed Forces Covenant Trust...

      Ministry of Defence: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions her Department has received representations from the UK Statistics Authority on her Department's presentation and use of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to the letter of 4 April 2019 from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central on behalf of veterans in Scotland.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Tax Allowances: Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether universal credit claimants are able to deduct the tax relief claimed by relief at source pension schemes from their earned income...

    • Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications by mixed-age couples for Pension Credit have been rejected since 15 May 2019.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who are part of a mixed-age couple have been advised by CAPITA call centre staff not to make a claim for Pension Credit.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training her Department has provided to (a) her Department's and (b) CAPITA call centre staff on the rules for backdating pension credit...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to bring forward proposals to simplify the process by which social housing landlords advise her Department of a rent...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have participated in pension auto-enrolment; and what proportion of those people have made additional contributions to their...

      Pension Credit: Inverclyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) individuals and (b) couples receive pension credits in Inverclyde.

      Pension Credit: Inverclyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in Inverclyde are eligible for pension credits but do not claim.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sanctions have been applied to claimants who (a) are pregnant and (b) have young dependent children in each of the last five years...

      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 many overpayments have been waived (a) in full...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to no longer deduct student maintenance loans from universal credit payments to ensure claimants are not pushed...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she publish a list of each consultation event or meeting her Department held during the process to develop the revised guidance notes for...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 on Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations, what the timetable is for the conclusion of the...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department provides for disabled individuals who need to move due to the changing nature of their disabilities but may be...

      Zero-hours Contracts: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in the West Midlands on zero-hour contracts.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who reached state pension age before 6 April 2016 continue to defer claiming their state pension; and what proportion of...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June to Question 257471 on Department for Work and Pensions: Metro Newspaper, what assessment she has made of the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June to Question 260540, what the consequences are for universal credit claimants who are unable to repay their...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish his Department's plans for rural communities in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

    • Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many trees were (a) planted and (b) cut down in the last 12 months.

      Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many individual projects he plans to establish to test and trial the environmental land management scheme in (a)...

      Moorland: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Special Areas of Conservation in England and pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2019 to Question...

      Animals: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve biosecurity in the UK; what recent assessment he has made of the risk of African Swine...

      Drinking Water: Microplastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the level of micro-plastic contamination in UK tap water.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to maintain the ban on hormone disrupting chemical pesticides after the UK leaves the EU.

      Air Pollution: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on cross-border arrangements on air pollution under the Draft...

  • Home Office

    • Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussion he has had with Police and Crime Commissioners on tackling crime targeted at charity shops.

    • Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability has made of the extent of (a) violence towards and (b) abuse of...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to identify the age of people placed in care facilities with minors when requesting asylum.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many widows and widowers of police officers in England and Wales whose spouses were killed on duty or as a result of injuries sustained...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers resident in Scotland are held in removal centres at (a) Dungavel and (b) other UK centres.

      Abortion: Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the benefits to women of buffer zones around abortion clinics to prevent protestors harassing patients.

      Home Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the purchase of algorithms used by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department uses an algorithm to stream UK visa applications.

      High Rise Flats: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of fires in residential blocks in 2018.

      Modern Slavery Act 2015 Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish the Government`s response to the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to improve the level of service provided by Sopra Steria for in-country visa services at UK visa and citizenship...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service centres and enhanced service points across the UK...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral contribution of 24 July 2018 on detention, Official Report column 909, what extra data on immigration detention he...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been deported who applied for asylum in the UK based either in part or wholly on their sexuality or gender identity and...

      Julian Assange

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse was of the policing and security services operation in relation to the time Julian Assange remained at...

      Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress his Department has made on tackling gang-related crime.

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) his Department and (b) individual police forces have imposed targets on the number of stop and searches to be carried out.

      Immigration: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will reverse his decision of March 2018 to close the permanent residency route under the Ankara Agreement for Turkish nationals who...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that all of the EU Settlement Scheme application process is available in every European language.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the 2014 Modern Slavery Strategy in reducing the prevalence of human trafficking and...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money from the public purse has been spent on urgent and exceptional support in relation to victims of the Windrush scandal in each...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has spent on advertising the Windrush Compensation scheme.

      Immigration: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases his Department has shared proactively shared data with other Departments for the purposes of immigration enforcement for each...

      Deportation: Tamils

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tamil asylum seekers have been deported from the UK to Sri Lanka in each of the last nine years; and if he will make a statement.

      Police: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2019 to Question 260702 on Police: Disciplinary Proceedings and with reference to the 28 January 2019 BBC...

      State Visits: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse of police support for the visit of President Trump was; and whether his Department provided additional...

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what further steps his Department plans to take to be fully prepared for the UK leaving the EU on 31 October 2019 without a withdrawal agreement.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, on how many occasions his Department has received representations from the UK Statistics Authority on his Department's presentation and use of statistics...

    • Wales Office: Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many meetings he has held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 March 2019 and 31 May 2019.

  • Scotland Office

    • European Social Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the suspension of European Social Fund payments on third sector organisations in Scotland.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Grenfell Tower Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timeframe is for a report on phase one of the Grenfell Tower inquiry led by Sir Martin Moore-Bick will be published.

    • Government Departments: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the Government Estate is in the North West region.

      Cabinet Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of organisations that hold contracts with his Department pay the National Living Wage.

      Parliamentary Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring Government Departments to (a) provide similar information and (b) undertake a sample...

      Employment: Older People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people over 70 are in (a) full- and (b) part-time employment.

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of incidents of domestic abuse in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in...

      Cabinet Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the number of staff in his Department in London that are paid less than the London living wage.

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2019 to Question 260726 on Huawei: 5G, how many operators has the National Cyber Security Centre identified as (a)...

      Low Pay: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in the West Midlands earning less than £9 an hour.

      Electoral Register: Homelessness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to increase voter registration among homeless people.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he plans to make increased trade with Indonesia conditional on the removal of virginity tests for women applying to the Indonesian...

    • Trade Agreements: Honduras

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he has taken to negotiate a free trade deal with Honduras.

      Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress he has made in negotiating a free trade deal with Israel.

      Trade Agreements: Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he has taken to negotiate a free trade deal with Malawi after the UK leaves the EU.

      Overseas Trade: Togo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress has he made on strengthening the trade relationship with Togo after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Lotteries: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will place copies of the representations he has received on behalf of the National Lottery and Camelot on the...

    • ScreenSkills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the ScreenSkills campaign entitled, Find your future in film and TV.

      Video On Demand: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the BBC remains economically competitive against video streaming services.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people aged over 75 years in (a) Scotland, (b) the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency and (c) North Lanarkshire will...

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 261281, whether the supply chain review will include a technical assessment...

      Entertainers: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on changes in the approach by HMRC to the entertainment...

      Digital Technology: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019, to Question 261114 on Digital Technology: North Wales, what assessment he has made of...

      Digital Technology: Denbighshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 261114 on Digital Technology: North Wales, which public buildings in...

      Ofcom: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the appointment of the new chief executive of Ofcom.

      Legislation: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2019 to Question 256393 on Legislation: Electronic Government, what his timescale is for...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Christianity: Oppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the protection of Christians from persecution in (a) Africa, (b) the Middle...

    • Christianity: Oppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to promote religious tolerance throughout the world.

      Christianity: Oppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a fund to support persecuted Christians through help with...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of People's Republic of China on the suppression of political...

      Libya: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding allocated to detention centres in Libya.

      Libya: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the number of refugees the Government plans to resettle from...

      Sudan: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he plans to make to his Sudanese counterpart on the restoration of access to the internet in that country.

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice his Department has provided to UK embassy staff in Khartoum on attending street demonstrations.

      Sudan: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the death toll from violence in Khartoum; and what steps he is taking to negotiate a...

      Yasir Arman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to make representations to the Sudanese authorities on allowing Yassir Arman to return to Sudan from his...

      D-Day Landings: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Russia was invited to take part in the recent D-Day commemorations in France.

      Colombia: Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the outcomes of his Department's Magna Carta Fund project on the UN guiding principles on business and human...

      Colombia: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential consequences for Colombian mining companies of non-compliance with the OECD due...

      Kazakhstan: Civil Liberties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Kazakhstani counterpart on respect for the fundamental freedoms of expression...

      Moldova: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to (a) the Moldovan Ambassador in London and (b) his Moldovian counterpart on the...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Kashmir.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic discussions he has had with his regional counterparts on a civilian-led Government in Sudan.

      Papua: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Indonesia on the humanitarian situation in West Papua; and...

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to (a) his Sudanese counterpart and (b) the Transitional Military Council on (i) the recent...

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to (a) assist independent investigations and (b) support accountability for any violations...

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with which private sector organisations the Government held discussions on supporting engagement of the private sector with the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many meetings he held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 March 2019 and 31 May 2019.

      Sanaz Allahyari

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Iranian counterpart on the release of the journalist Sanaz Allahyari.

      USA: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of President Trump's state visit in June.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Statistics

      To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions her office has received representations from the UK Statistics Authority on her office's presentation and use of statistics in each year since 2010..

    • Prime Minister: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many meetings she held with her Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 March 2019 and 31 May 2019.

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 29 May (HL15705), whether any privately funded rail scheme developed under the Market Soundings...

    • Railways: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of rail passenger miles are powered by electricity.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the causes of fires and spillages on highways and motorways; whether the number of fires and spillages has increased in recent...

      Railways: Cycleways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on their plans to increase cycling and walking of the remit provided to Highways England Historic Railways Estate,...

      Roads: Litter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether litter removal is a key performance indicator for Highways England; and if not, why not.

      Highways England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Highways England has set up a Stakeholder Advisory Panel; and if so, who are the members of that panel.

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by the Secretary of State for Transport on 5 June (HCWS1594), what assessment they have made of the progress report on revisions...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the reliability and punctuality of train services between Manchester and Leeds.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Bombardier: Belfast

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Bombadier about that firm's decision to sell its Belfast operations.

    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to lay a fully-costed impact assessment before both Houses of Parliament before making any adjustment to the UK’s greenhouse gas...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that their plans to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 do not affect the economic competitiveness of UK industries.

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 9 May (HL15286), whether they intend to prioritise strengthening the powers available to insolvency...

      Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the results of the consultation on ethnicity pay reporting, which closed on 11 January.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 16 April (HL15075), whether they will publish the minutes of the discussions between the Department for...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 17 April (HL15078), when they expect to complete, and publish, their study of different options for incentivising...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Egypt: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they have taken to enquire about the health and well-being of Dr Essam El-Haddad and his son Gehad El-Haddad, who are being detained by...

    • Omar al-Bashir

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) locate, (2) identify, and (3) freeze, any UK bank accounts which are being used to hold funds embezzled by Omar al-Bashir.

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the authenticity of the report from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Engineering Assessment of...

      Syria: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is part of the purpose of the Global Coalition Against Daesh to uphold United States sanctions on Syria.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the fears expressed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine...

      Gaza: Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the restoration of the full 20-mile coastal fishing zone at Gaza.

      Turkey: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement made by Abdullah Ocalan, through his lawyers, on 22 May and the subsequent ending of hunger strikes; and what steps...

      Cameroon: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 May (HL15677), whether in their discussions with the government of France they...

      Cameroon: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 May (HL15677), what has been the outcome of their representations to the government of...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed with the government of Zimbabwe reports by human rights and civil society organisations in that country of a crackdown...

      Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the actual spending for the programme of technical and practical assistance to the government of Bahrain in the 2018/19 financial year.

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of capital punishment in Bahrain, following the upholding of 12 death sentences in May and reports that three of those...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported view of the Director-General of Reporters Without Borders, Christophe Deloire, that the Israeli army had...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they are making to the government of Israel about the imprisonment of a 12 year-old Palestinian girl who was reportedly interrogated...

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they are making to the government of Israel about the demolition on 13 February by the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem of a...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the government of Israel about the detention by Israeli forces of Abeer Ziyad, Director of the Women Center of A-Thuri in...

      West Bank: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the auction of prefabricated classrooms that were confiscated by Israeli forces from a...

      Yasir Arman

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan about the arrest and detention of Yasir Arman; and what information they have about his (1)...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the military leadership in Sudan for the release of Yasir Arman; and whether they have sought information on the number...

      Sri Lanka: Travel Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will change their advice that British citizens should avoid all but essential travel to Sri Lanka, following recent action by several EU and...

      Israeli Settlements: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the reported increase of violence by settlers towards Palestinian property in Al-Tuwani and...

      Islamic State: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that ISIS is seeking to secure access to a nuclear weapons capability from Pakistan.

      Indonesia: Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 28 May (HL15771), whether any government department has provided funding or training for the...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they are making, through the UK–USA–Norway Troika and bilaterally, to ensure that leading opposition figures in Sudan such as Yasir Aman...

      Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo in the transitional military council in Sudan and the activities of the Rapid Support Forces in...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Preventive Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the prevention Green Paper will be published; and whether preventing increasing disease burden among progressive conditions will be examined in the Green Paper.

    • Preventive Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve secondary prevention for people with long-term conditions.

      Preventive Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement activity they are planning for the prevention Green Paper; and when they expect such activity to begin.

      Lingo Flamingo: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding for the Lingo Flamingo project to help dementia sufferers with their cognitive abilities, in England, as is currently the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 2 May (HL Deb, col 1062), when they will send, and place a copy in the Library of the House, the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • AWACS: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they chose to implement an E-7 Wedgetail conversion programme to maintain the UK’s Airborne Early Warning and Control capability rather than procure new...

    • AWACS: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the procurement of Boeing E-7 Wedgetail aircraft will be subject to oversight by the Single Source Regulations Office; and if so, whether Boeing has agreed...

      Navy: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made with initiatives to (1) encourage and enable serving members of the Royal Navy to purchase homes near to bases where they are serving,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Languages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to conduct an audit of language skills across the Civil Service.

    • Election Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 3 July 2017 (HL3), 15 September 2017 (HL1448), and 13 October 2017 (HL1671), and by Lord Duncan of...

      Elections: Peterborough

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the number of (1) electors, (2) postal votes cast, and (3) proxy votes applied for, in the Peterborough constituency for (a) the general election in 2010...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many electors required a postal ballot for the recent elections to the European Parliament.

      Mesothelioma: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have died from mesothelioma in each year from 2010 to the last year for which figures are available.

      Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when their consultation on electoral integrity will be launched; and whether that consultation will be open to the public.

  • Treasury

    • Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current annual revenue from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy.

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