Written answers

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons NHS England decided that only NHS organisations can be the lead on contracts for specialised mental health services.

    • NHS: Crimes of Violence

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

      NHS: Career Development

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

      NHS: Staff

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

      Nurses: Apprentices

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

      NHS: Apprentices

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

      Strokes: Medical Treatments

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

      NHS: Staff

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

      Maternity Services: Medical Records

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

      Diabetes: Health Services

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

      NHS: Databases

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

      NHS: Finance

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

      NHS: Finance

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

      Health Services: Standards

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

      NHS: Negligence

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

      NHS

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

      Health

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

      Alzheimer's Disease: Chlamydia and Cold Sores

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Royal College of Nursing on the relationship between herpes, chlamydia and Alzheimers.

      Lung Cancer: Carbohydrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Royal College of Nursing on the relationship between carbohydrates and lung cancer.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the accuracy of financial charges made by private clinics.

      Antibiotics: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Royal College of Nursing on the effectiveness of antibiotics in children.

      Paralysis: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to make the bionic spine available on the NHS.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of NICE on increasing the capacity for undertaking highly specialised technology evaluations.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how and by whom medical cannabis was produced in the UK before its legalisation.

      Anxiety: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of young people (a) attending and (b) not attending university who suffer from anxiety.

      General Practitioners: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what population exceptions are in place for Primary Care Networks covering large rural and remote areas.

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether representatives of his Department or Agencies attended the London international conference of the Homeopathic Research Institute...

      Suicide: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the rate of suicide among men in Wolverhampton; and what steps he is taking to improve...

      Hospices: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of children's hospices in England; and what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support for...

      Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress NHS England has made on developing a commercial framework in relation to the Voluntary Pricing and Access Scheme for...

      NHS: Mental Health

      What steps he is taking to help protect the mental health of NHS staff.

      NHS

      What steps he has taken to prepare the NHS for the UK leaving the EU in October 2019.

      Patients: Safety

      What steps he is taking to ensure NHS patient safety.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      What progress the Government has made on making medical cannabis available to people who need it.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      What recent discussions his Department has had with clinical commissioning groups on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s guidance on fertility treatment.

      Social Services

      What steps he is taking to improve social care.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Procurement

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she has discussed with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport the delay in the publication of the supply chain review.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Retirement: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to help reduce the number of people over the age of 60 that have had to retire as a result of ill-health.

    • Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the effect of universal credit on the level of rent arrears owed to Scottish local authorities; and if...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the recent Scope report Now is the Time 2018, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of a...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the role of the Minister for Disabled People is in co-ordinating children and families policy across Government.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to collect and publish data on the numbers of people who die after (a) failing or (b) being found fit for...

      Universal Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257458, if she will publish for each of the estimated 30 applications made by claimants or...

      Universal Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit overpayments her Department has made in the Vale of Clwyd in each of the last five years, and what the cause for...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will introduce a box on the universal credit application form through which claimants may give permissions for their data to be used to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have been offered a deferral period for advance repayments in the last 12 months.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants who have an existing advance have been offered an additional budgeting advance in the last 12 months.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June to question 260538, what assistance is available for universal credit claimants who (a) are unable to repay...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June to Question 258971, what information her Department holds on the proportion of universal credit claimants who...

      Universal Credit: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether pensioner couples who are no longer eligible for pension credit and housing benefit because one of the couple is below state pension...

      Universal Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257458, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful applications there have been for a...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants (a) received and (b) did not receive an advance payment in 2018-19.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants had (a) an advance payment repayment deduction, (b) a historic debt repayment and (c) both attached to...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people aged over 75 in receipt of pension credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2019 to Question 252105, whether all universal credit claimants who work during working hours and who have...

  • Home Office

    • Islamic Resistance Support Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Islamic Resistance Support Organisation operates in the UK.

    • Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals were (a) charged with and (b) convicted of offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in connection with county lines...

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of resources allocated to (a) police services in England and Wales and (b) the National Crime...

      Financial Services: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure the provision of compensation to victims of financial fraud.

      Terrorism: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle the potential use of drones in terrorist attacks.

      Financial Services: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce fraud in the financial sector.

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to help skilled workers in farming industry get short-term work visas after the UK leaves the EU.

      Visas: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applicants were refused entry to the UK due to criminal convictions in each of the last two years.

      Trespass

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to undertake a public consultation on proposals to strengthen police powers in response to trespassing.

      Refugees: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the potential long-term (a) economic and (b) social merits of ensuring that refugees' command of...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the guidance issued to the Chief Constables on the policing of local hunt gatherings.

      Home Office: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the upcoming Border, Immigration and Citizenship System review to be completed and published.

      Dna

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has contacted every person they know to have been affected by the mandating of DNA-based evidence.

      Dna

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Independent review of the Home Office response to the mandating of DNA evidence for immigration purposes, what steps...

      Deportation: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from Afghanistan who claimed asylum in the UK were returned to that country during the period when coalition forces were...

      Theft: Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what statistics his Department holds on car thefts; and whether those statistics are broken down by (a) police force area and (b)...

      Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the membership was of the group set up by his Department to support students alleged in 2014 of cheating in the Test of English for...

      Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the information his Department sent education institutions on students accused of cheating in the Test of International...

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Afghanistani interpreters who worked for (a) British forces and (b) NATO forces during the Afghanistan conflict have been granted...

      Forensic Science: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of digital forensics labs operating (a) without accreditation and (b) without compliance...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) political discourse, (b) the print media and (c) social media on the level of hate crime in...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken to increase the capacity for complex toxicology testing.

      Randox Testing Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the highest priority cases identified by the National Police Chiefs' Council to be retested as a result of forensic...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what further steps her Department plans to take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU on 31 October 2019 without a withdrawal agreement.

  • Treasury

    • Electronic Publishing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue accrued to the public purse from VAT on audiobooks in each of the last three years for which data is available.

    • Cash Dispensing: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to improve free access to cash in Scotland.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has plans to ensure local authorities ringfence any future investment into children's services over the next five years.

      Treasury: Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the name and location of the land and buildings owned by his Department that is (a) sitting empty and (b) in the process of being sold...

      Football Pools: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reduce the duty on the football pools to ten per cent.

      Treasury: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contracts his Department has awarded in each of the last five years that were positively assessed on criteria for (a) UK content, (b) socio-economic...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 261071, whether the Chancellor wrote to the Prime Minister on the cost of a net zero climate change policy.

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the Office of Tax Simplification's November 2018 report on inheritance tax.

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what further steps his Department plans to take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU on 31 October 2019 without withdrawal agreement.

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take following the agreement by the House on Monday 10 June 2019 to the motion on the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Olympic Games 2012: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the procurement contract award process for London 2012 and the Olympic Games.

    • Olympic Games 2012: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to tackle potential corruption in the awarding of procurement contracts for London 2012...

      Olympic Games: Paris and Tokyo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps are being taken to ensure that sub-contractors used for the provision of equipment for Tokyo 2020, Paris 20204 and...

      Olympic Games 2012: Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to which organisations the shooting traps used in the London 2012 Olympic Games were donated.

      American Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of UK American Football teams are based outside of Greater London.

      Sports: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to support smaller American football teams in the UK.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the names and locations of the land and buildings owned by his Department that are (a) sitting empty and...

      Entertainers: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of (a) new draft HMRC tax guidance for actors and other...

      Young Audiences Content Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what metrics he plans to use to measure the impact of the Young Audiences Content Fund.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the BBC on the over-75s TV licence and the report from Frontier Economics...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which local authorities have (a) declared a climate emergency and (b) resolved to go carbon net zero emissions by 2030.

    • Business: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which (a) businesses and (b) business organisations have declared an intention be net-zero carbon by 2030.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from medical organisations in support of a policy of net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

      Whirlpool Corporation: Tumble Dryers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to reopen the Office for Product Safety and Standards review of Whirlpool tumble dryers following...

      Cars: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on bringing forward the 2040 deadline to end the sale of new...

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide a list of all publicly-owned testing centres for innovation.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many times Ministers of his Department have met the Director of Labour Market Enforcement to discuss the National...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the names and locations of the land and buildings owned by his Department are (a) sitting empty and...

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the provision of parental leave for parents of sick children.

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that HMRC National Minimum Wage Enforcement increase the amount of targeted enforcement...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on how many occasions his Department has received representations from the UK Statistics Authority on his Department's...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities on compulsory disability awareness...

      Labour Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June to Question 260712, whether his Department has begun drafting the proposals for...

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to boost productivity.

      Justice for Subpostmasters Alliance: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Minister of Postal Affairs plans to respond to the letter of 30 April 2019 from the Justice For Subpostmasters...

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more new parents to take up shared parental leave.

      Energy: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2019 to PQ 259210 on Energy: North East, which organisations registered in the North...

      National Federation of SubPostmasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer 5 June 2019 of Question 257667 on National Federation of SubPostmasters, if he will clarify what...

      National Federation of SubPostmasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257667 on National Federation of SubPostmasters, when he expects to...

      Clean Growth Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his oral answer of 12 June 2019, Official Report, columns 682-683, on what dates the Clean Growth...

      Parental Leave: Childbirth

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

      Parental Leave: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 28 November 2018, Official Report, column 246, and...

      Parental Leave: Childbirth

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

      Overseas Aid: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how his Department has allocated its allocation of Official Development Assistance research and innovation funding.

      Scientists: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many overseas scientists from outside the EU are funded by his Department through Official Development Assistance...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of housing required in Essex in the next (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 15 years.

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department will take to replace all types cladding on apartment blocks.

      Council Tax: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the Citizens Advice Costs of...

      Council Tax: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to amend The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement)...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people have been assessed as deliberately worsening their circumstances as homeless in order to obtain...

      Local Government: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the failure of EY to complete local authority...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the status of a local authority’s Local Plan housing allocation is if it is contrary to the numbers...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have local plans; and what sanctions are available to his Department in relation to local...

      Samual Garside House: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has asked (a) the Expert panel and (b) other independent advisors to examine the causes of the...

      Local Government Finance: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to review the rural sparsity factor in the calculation of Government support for rural areas; and if...

      Affordable Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the changes to Permitted Development Rights that came into effect in May...

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the changes to Permitted Development Rights that came into effect in May...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2019 to Question 262260 and with reference to the Written Statement of 24 July 2018,...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Brunei: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British troops seconded to the Brunei armed forces are serving in a Bruneian uniform.

    • Arms Trade: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what account his Department takes of the potential effect on climate change and the environment as part of its policy on arms manufacturing and sales.

      Bahrain: HMS Jufair

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what logistical and other advantages the Royal Navy is deriving from the establishment of HMS Jufair in Bahrain.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Olympic Games 2012: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department has taken to promote UK businesses for the award of Olympic Games contracts.

    • Olympic Games: Paris and Tokyo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government has received assurances that UK businesses will be able to tender for the provision of clay pigeon shooting traps for...

      Olympic Games and Paralympic Games: Paris and Tokyo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what guarantees of financial stability are required from firms tendering to supply sports equipment for Olympic and Paralympic Games in...

      Department for International Trade: Chief Scientific Advisers

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

      BeoutQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 8 April to Question 239902 on Saudi Arabia: Sports, Question 239903 on BeoutQ and Question 239904 on BeoutQ , what...

  • Department for Transport

    • Model Aircraft: Registration

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

    • Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of train journeys in the north of England experience regular delays.

      Public Transport: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of students that use public transport on a regular basis.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of restricting cross border hiring by taxis and private hire vehicles; and...

      Department for Transport: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the name and location of the land and buildings owned by his Department that are (a) sitting empty and (b) in the process of being...

      Shipping: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the effect on the public purse of the UK Ship Register’s decisions to (a) expand its criteria for shipowner...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce his Department's detailed plans for the Transpennine route upgrade.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that online retailers provide passengers with up-to-date information on potential travel disruption prior to the...

      Charter Flights: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2019 to Question 249823, Civil Aviation Authority, what recent estimate he has made of the scale of unlawful passenger...

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to respond to the consultation which closed in September 2018 in relation to a requirement for all buses to have audiovisual...

      Shipping: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the wellbeing of a ship's crew is linked to ship safety and included in international regulations.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

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

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the UN-mediated talks in Amman between officials in Yemen’s Central bank, what steps he is taking to...

    • Egypt: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps the Government is taking to promote human rights in Egypt.

      Ahmed Saddouma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart on the case of Ahmed Saddouma.

      Ivan Golunov

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Russian authorities on the recent arrest and alleged physical abuse of investigative...

      Cuba: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Cuban counterpart on the potential effect of that country's new constitution on...

      Murtaja Qureiris

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the compliance with international law of the reported plan by the Government of Saudi Arabia...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of recent reports of (a) violence, (b) sexual violence, (c) looting and (d)...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to his Sudanese counterpart to (a) prevent further violence in that country and (b)...

      Cameroon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 22 May 2019 to Question 257452 on Cameroon: Politics and Government, whether he has made an...

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the cancellation of the Queen's birthday party in Mauritius on 4 June...

      Turkey: Offshore Drilling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on Turkey's decision to proceed with offshore drilling...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Sudan; and what diplomatic steps the Government is taking to...

      Sudan: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the risk of atrocity crimes in Sudan; and if he will make a statement.

      Sudan: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic and political steps the Government is taking to help tackle the violence in Sudan as part of its atrocity...

      Loujain al-Hathloul

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help secure the release of Loujain Al-Hathloul in Saudi Arabia.

      Ethiopia: Indigenous Peoples

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of Ethiopian state developments on indigenous populations in the lower Omo valley.

      Bahrain: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role the Government has played in assisting the Bahraini authorities in (a) developing and (b) implementing new criminal...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department supports calls for the UN High Commissioner to publicly and regularly report on the human rights...

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent human rights violations being committed against peaceful demonstrators in Sudan.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the emergence of a democratic, civilian-led government in Sudan.

      Rishikesh Kardile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on securing the return of Mr Rishikesh Kardile from Spain to his family in the UK.

      Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he will take to encourage the Sudanese Transitional Military Council to reopen a dialogue with the protesters in...

      Sudan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Sudanese military rapid support forces receive any funding from the UK.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he is planning for an announcement by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative of a post-2019 date for the complete eradication of...

    • Somalia: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian effect of the drought in Somalia; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      Department for International Development: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will publish the name and location of the land and buildings owned by his Department that is (a) sitting empty and (b) in the...

      Developing Countries: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans he has to help support nursing provision in low and middle-income countries.

      Department for International Development: Statistics

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

      Department for International Development: Chief Scientific Advisers

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

  • Department for Education

    • Classics: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage more people from disadvantaged backgrounds to study the Classics.

    • Combined Cadet Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage the establishment of Combined Cadet Force units in state schools in (a) Havering and (b) England.

      Combined Cadet Force: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage the establishment of combined Cadet force units in state schools in Northern Ireland.

      Combined Cadet Force: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage children from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to participate in Combined Cadet Force units in states schools.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) social and (b) economic value of the additional grants that are available from the Erasmus+ programme...

      Academies: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the current value is of PFI contracts for academy schools that are managed by local authorities; and how much Government funding is allocated to...

      Health: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve student wellbeing.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which projects the Church of England funded to help transform communities as part of the Thy Kingdom Come events.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on whether blister packs for medicines are recyclable.

    • River Thames: Cocaine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2019 to Question 216371 on River Thames: Cocaine, what progress his Department has made...

      Plastics: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent plastic waste from the UK entering the world's oceans.

      Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations his Department has received on the effect of the Wild Animals in Circuses Bill on human rights.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what are the most recent recycling rates are for (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Gloucestershire, (d) Tewkesbury Borough...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase recycling rates; and if he will make a statement.

      Recycling: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the creation of new recycling infrastructure.

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on ensuring that the seasonal agriculture workers pilot is (a) made...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what further steps his Department plans to take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU on 31 October 2019 without a withdrawal...

      Bottles: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish plans to introduce a bottle return scheme in England and Wales similar to that introduced by the Scottish...

      Water Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with water companies on (a) the modernisation of water treatment facilities and (b) increasing...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to his Oral Statement of 12 June 2019, Official Report, column 661, what reafforestation programme the Government...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what data his Department holds on the rate of self-inflcted deaths among (a) people serving sentences under imprisonment for public protection and (b)...

    • Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2019 to Question 251411 on Prisons: Contracts, through what management information requirements is information on...

      Offences Against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many UK nationals have been convicted of offences relating to the online sexual exploitation of children in each of the last five years.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) public and (b) private law cases were referred to the Family Courts in each of the last five years.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many private law cases were referred to the Family Courts in which (a) both, (b) one and (c) neither parent or carer were represented by a solicitor...

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to ensure that the capacity at HMP Berwyn is fully utilised.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria his Department applies when deciding which prisoners are located at HMP Berwyn; and what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the suitability of prisoners located at HMP Berwyn.

      Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the (a) suitability of prisoners located at HMP Berwyn, (b) prospect of moving additional...

      Prison Service: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many serious assaults there have been on staff in HM prisons in the last five years for which information is available.

      Ministry of Justice: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish a list all reports commissioned by the Department since 2010.

      Probate Service: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the digitisation of the Probate Service.

      Probate: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment has been made of the level of delays in the granting of probate as a consequence of the transition to the new online probate system.

      Probate Service: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the new digital probate system will be fully functional.

      Drugs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Justice, how many people have been convicted of trying to smuggle drugs into the UK in each of the last two years.

      Prisoners' Release: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2019 to Question 259337 on Prisoners' Release: Children, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of...

      Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to bring into force the provisions of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have received a custodial sentence for failure to pay the television license fee in the last five years.

      Approved Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy not to privatise Approved Premises.

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made on the number of cases undertaken by Cafcass in each year from 2010.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Drug Rehabilitation Requirements have been (a) commenced and (b) completed in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women have been released on temporary licence in each year since 2010.

      Courts and Probation: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2019 to Question 227393, whether the review into the causes of the probation and courts IT systems failure in January...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what records his Department holds on the staff to prisoner ratio in privately operated prisons.

      Young Offenders: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 254239, what estimate he has made of the cost of identifying how many children in custody are looked...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Post Offices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department will extend the DVLA core counter service framework with Post Office Ltd to November 2022.

    • Contracts: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of contractors across the public sector who do not recognise an independent trade union.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has undertaken an assessment of the potential merits of adopting life-cycle costing in direct government procurement.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Veganism and Vegetarianism

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to (a) increase choice in parliamentary catering for...

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the combined impact of (1) the planned Oxford to Cambridge expressway, and (2) their ambition to build up to one million...

    • Roads: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a cost-benefit analysis has been carried out for the planned Oxford to Cambridge expressway; and if so, what were the results of that analysis.

      Roads: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the planned Oxford to Cambridge expressway on air quality affecting schools close to the proposed route options.

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reliability and punctuality of rail services through the Castlefield corridor operated by Northern and Trans-Pennine Express...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of GDP is represented by energy use; and what proportion of GDP is estimated to be represented by energy use by (1) 2030, (2) 2040, and (3) 2050,...

    • British Steel: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the recent loan of £120 million to enable British Steel to meet its emissions trading compliance costs required a Ministerial direction.

      Public Houses: Codes of Practice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their invitation to contribute views and evidence to the statutory review on the Pubs Code and Pubs Code Adjudicator, published on 30 April, what...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 17 April (HL15076), whether they will publish any advice they have received about solar radiation management...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 29 May (HL15767), when they will assess the number of political detainees in Saudi Arabia;...

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their strategy for promoting and protecting freedom of religion or belief as an objective of UK foreign policy.

      Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representation they will be sending to the United States Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, due to be held on 16 to 18 July.

      Persecution of Christians across the Globe Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Bishop of Truro's Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians: Interim Report,...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a UK representative will participate in the Peace to Prosperity economic workshop organised by the Kingdom of Bahrain in partnership with the United States...

      Ethiopia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in Ethiopia, following recent bouts of inter-ethnic fighting and the ongoing tensions caused by...

      Qatar: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have called for dialogue to resolve the ongoing crisis between Qatar and the Arab Quartet countries of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the overall spend on the Gulf Integrated Activity Fund in the 2018/19 financial year; which countries received support from that Fund; and how much each...

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 29 April (HL15263), what independent verification they will make of the “categorical...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training and support exists for NHS Estate Managers with respect to managing and monitoring the competence of external facilities maintenance contractors in...

    • Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were diagnosed with cancer in the last year for which records are available, broken down by (1) cancer type, and (2) Clinical Commissioning Group area.

      Dairy Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many dairy producers in England and Wales were registered with the Food Standards Agency in (1) 2014, (2) 2015, (3) 2016, (4) 2017, (5) 2018, and (6) 2019.

      Rheumatology: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of training opportunities for rheumatology specialist nurses in England.

      Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 22 May (HL15599 and 15600), which innovative vaccination schedules have been...

      Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 22 May (HL15599 and HL15600), what plans they have to carry out a formal public...

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which universities in England and Wales provide undergraduate training places for learning disability nurses; and how many undergraduate training places for...

      Shingles: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for encouraging people who are 60 years old and above who have not been vaccinated against shingles to receive a...

      Infant Foods

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Baby Feeding Law Group UK Comfort milks, lactose-free infant milks and anti-reflux infant milks, published...

      Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 22 May (HL15599 and HL15600), whether they will place a copy of the Public Health...

      Motor Sports: Tobacco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sponsorship of the Ferrari and McLaren Formula One teams by Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco; and...

  • Department for International Development

    • Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 29 May (HL15755), whether they are including religion as a baseline indicator of vulnerability to modern...

    • Slavery: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 29 May (HL15755), how they intend to help Christian women whose religion is the cause of their trafficking...

      Pakistan: Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the criteria used to determine which communities in Pakistan are "marginalised" and therefore vulnerable to human trafficking and modern slavery for the...

      Libya: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the United Nations Refugee Agency statement of 19 May that refugees and migrants should not be brought back to detention camps in Libya...

      Venezuela: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they, and governments of other countries, are providing to Venezuelans seeking refuge in Colombia.

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how the forthcoming replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria could contribute to delivering...

      Development Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 30 May (HL15801), what was the outcome of discussions on the Funding Compact at ECOSOC in May; and...

      Humanitarian Aid: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Wilton Park Statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises, published on 9 May.

      Humanitarian Aid: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement the recommendations set out in the Wilton Park Statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises,...

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students receiving free school meals (1) are children of working parents, and (2) have also received food parcels from a food bank in the previous 12 months.

    • Adult Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that community adult learning providers are included alongside further education colleges in any future national adult...

      Design: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of students taking subjects linked to design at (1) primary, (2) secondary, and (3) tertiary level, in each year...

      Languages: GCSE

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the reduction in the number of pupils taking a modern language GCSE as a result of their school compressing Key Stage 3 into two...

      Foreign Students: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund undergraduates taking a third year abroad, currently funded under the Erasmus Plus programme, after 2020.

      Languages: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the level of difficulty in examinations and severe grading on the take-up of modern languages at GCSE and A-level.

      Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the British Council The Shape of Global Higher Education, published on 1 May, what steps they are taking to ensure that the UK...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement of new school places for special educational needs children on 11 March, how the Department for Education is working with...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Woodhill Prison: Prison Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to conduct an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the appearance before an employment tribunal of Prison Officer Ben...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the United States.

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include in any post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the United States provisions to help retain control of regulation of UK...

      Exports: Advisory Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to restore the one-to-one advisory service on language and culture, formerly available from UK Trade and Investment, to businesses, including...

      Trade Barriers: China and USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China has on (1) global GDP, and (2) the UK economy.

      Trade Agreements: Canada and South Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with (1) South Africa, and (2) Canada.

      Overseas Trade: Taiwan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Taiwan about future trade relations between the two nations when the UK leaves the EU.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Mayors: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 27 May (HL15627), what was the cost of running each of the most recent eight mayoral elections.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Money Purchase Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to legislate to introduce collective defined contribution schemes by the end of 2019.

    • Arcadia Group: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ministers or officials have (1) written to, (2) had any meetings with, or (3) communicated in other forms with, Sir Philip Green, Lady Christina Green or...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Tree Planting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many trees they estimate were planted in each of the last six quarters for which figures are available in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and...

  • Home Office

    • National Security: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which aspects of the EU's internal security co-operation arrangements would the UK continue to be party to if the UK were to leave the EU without a deal; and what...

    • Law and Order: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what access they anticipate UK law enforcement agencies would have in the event of a no-deal Brexit to EU-wide databases, including the (1) Schengen-Information...

      Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many reports of slavery-related offences have been made to competent authorities since the Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force, broken down by (1) month,...

      Migrant Workers: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include teachers of all modern languages in the Shortage Occupation List for immigration purposes.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security impact of adding passengers from seven additional countries to the list of those able to use automated ePassport...

      Law and Order: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what access UK law enforcement agencies will have to the EU tools currently assisting in the fight against international crime and terrorism in the event of a...

      Law and Order: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what access UK law enforcement agencies will have to (1) the EU Passenger Name Record, (2) the European Arrest Warrant, (3) Europol, and (4) Eurojust, in the...

      Stop and Search

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase stop and search policing in the UK following the recent rise in knife crime.

  • Treasury

    • Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, according to the data gathered by the HM Revenue and Customs Real Time Information programme, how many (1) women, and (2) men earning below the personal...

    • London Capital and Finance: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why 12 months have been allowed for the completion of Dame Elizabeth Gloster's inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of investment firm London...

      Bank Services: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to remain closely aligned to any new EU security regulations for online banking transactions after Brexit.

      Bank Services: Proof of Identity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all existing banking customers must provide proof of identification to banks to check for possible money laundering; if so, under which regulations this...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Music: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the importance of music education to creative industries in the UK.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Parliamentary Estate: Burglary

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to recent reports of a burglary on the Parliamentary Estate, what assessment he has made of the level of security provided on the Estate during recesses.

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