Written answers

Monday, 24 June 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the laws relating to traffic offences are effectively enforced.

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what employee incentives are included in the work contracts of Highways England employees to help ensure timely completion of those works.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his Department’s policy to ensure that all Highway England’s works are carried out 24 hours a day subject to health and...

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide the (a) punctuality and (b) reliability data for the Thameslink service between Bedford and London stations for each month of 2019...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2019 to Question 255354 on Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions, when the Government plans to publish its review on its...

      High Speed Trains: Oxford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing high speed trains on Cross Country services serving Oxford to increase capacity.

      Official Cars: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vehicles have been procured for the Government Car Service since July 2015; and what the (a) make, (b) model and (c) country of manufacture...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to amend road planning regulations to encourage the uptake of cycling; and if he will make a statement.

      Aircraft: Electric Motors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the feasibility of all domestic flights being made by electric aircraft by 2040.

      Aviation: Renewable Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the 25 Year Environment Plan, whether his Department plans to provide additional support for the development of sustainable aviation...

      Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring airlines to publish emission output estimates to (a) transparency and (b) aircraft...

      Great Northern Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to tackle the practice of stop-skipping on the Great Northern line at Arlesey.

      Great Western Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) performance of the Intercity Express Trains on the Great Western Railway and (b) ability of those trains to...

      Public Transport: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the provision of public transport in rural areas.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to introduce electric charging points for cars at petrol stations.

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce congestion on the roads during rush hours.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving licences were revoked due to medical issues in 2018.

      South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2019 to Question 260025, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of proposals in the High Speed One...

      South Eastern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2019 to Question 260025, what assessment he has made of the viability of proposals in the High Speed One five-year...

      Travel: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the percentage change in real terms of the average cost to the individual of travelling by (a) private car, (b) bus, (c)...

      Aviation: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the percentage change in real terms of the average cost to the individual of travelling by international aeroplane since...

      Transport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent comparative assessment he has made of the average greenhouse gas emissions per kilometre of an individual travelling by (a) private car,...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for the commencement of the additional rail services between London and Bradford detailed in the east coast franchise.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Government response to the consultation on E10.

      East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce the services between Nottingham and Liverpool provided by the East Midlands Railway franchise.

      East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to transfer Barton on Humber services in to the East Midlands Railway franchise.

      Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timescale is for bringing forward legislative proposals to make disability equality training mandatory for taxi and minicab drivers.

      Maritime Safety Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the policy outcomes were of the 101st session of the International Maritime Organisation’s Maritime Safety Committee, 5 to 14 June 2019;...

      Maritime Safety Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the names of the Government's delegation to the 101st session of the International Maritime Organisation’s Maritime Safety...

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Table SFR0101 in his Department's statistical series, Estimated UK Seafarers active at sea by type: 1997 to 2018, what estimate he...

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will request from the UK Chamber of Shipping data on the (a) age and (b) gender profile of the seafarer workforce featured in Data Table SFR0303...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Offshore Industry: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the employment of agency workers on drilling rigs in the offshore drilling...

    • Solar Power: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the affordability of household solar panels.

      Innovate UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding Innovate UK has allocated to research and development in each year since its inception.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU with no deal on his...

      Research: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to assess the economic effect of each of the policy options being considered as...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) costs and (b) benefits to council tax payers of local authorities in England...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on climate change of local authorities in England declaring a climate...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sudan: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to support doctors treating the victims of violence during protests in Khartoum.

    • Greece: West Nile Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Greece on the number of people infected with the West Nile virus in...

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Yemeni counterpart on the resignation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in that...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Saudi counterpart on coalition airstrikes in Sana’a on Thursday 13 June.

      Hong Kong: Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Chinese counterpart on the proposed Hong Kong extradition bill.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: CTF Partners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his (a) Department and (b) Department's agencies have entered into contracts with CTF Partners since 2015.

      Lebanon: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June to Question 262409, whether his Department has made any representations to the Government of...

      Mohammed Abdullah al-Shahi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June to Question 261149, what assessment the Government has made the accuracy of claims by Amnesty...

      Hong Kong: Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his EU counterparts on extradition arrangements of third party nationals from EU member...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to The Guardian report on 18 June 2019 on alleged UK military involvement in Yemen, whether the UK is a party to...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Military Bases: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make an assessment of the progress made in developing the former military bases handed over to Northern Ireland in 2003.

    • Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will hold discussions with the Home Secretary and the Northern Ireland Department of Justice on the implementation of the devolved...

      Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will take steps to bring forward legislative proposals before the summer recess, to enact the recommendations of the Judge Hart's report...

      Northern Ireland Assembly: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of a future reduction in the salaries of the Members of the Legislative Assembly since the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the correlation between falling rates of vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella and the increased...

    • General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the priorities are for the NHS Primary Care Network.

      General Practitioners: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which organisation will provide Primary Care Network services for GP practices in Leicester.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the publication of the report by Professor Dame Sally Davies on a potential tax on unhealthy food to tackle...

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of mortality experienced by (a) BAME people, (b) people with mental health...

      Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with suspected prostate cancer undergo (a) a transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy and (b) a template transperineal...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people with suspected prostate cancer and their prostate-specific antigen score in the most...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase public health funding for local authorities.

      Healthy Start Scheme: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will allocate funding for (a) local promotion and (b) outreach programmes to increase the number of people claiming healthy start...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people in receipt of Healthy Start vouchers.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of training for doctors on treatment for eating disorders.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure access to a NHS eating disorder specialist for all those that need such treatment.

      Hospices: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the financial sustainability of children’s hospices.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Care Commissioning Groups have responsibility for commissioning mental health services for children aged zero to two; and what...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which Minister in his Department has responsibility for the provision of mental health services for children aged zero to two; and what...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long-Term Plan, what progress his Department has made ensuring that 100 per cent of children and young people...

      Preventive Medicine: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to include proposals for improved provision of support for parent-infant relationships in the forthcoming Prevention...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to renew the health grant scheme for thalidomide survivors beyond 2022-23.

      NHS: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 263752 on NHS: Legal Costs, how much was money was spent by (a) NHS England, (b) NHS...

      Royal Liverpool Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will conduct an investigation on the delays in the completion of the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital; and will he make a...

      Hospices: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding was allocated from the public purse to (a) children's and (b) other hospices in each of the last five years for which...

      Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the services available to people to help them cope with bereavement; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health and Suicide: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made trends in (a) depression, (b) suicidal ideation and (c) self-harm amongst (i) adolescent males and (ii)...

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of long-term adult social care funding settlements for the care and support...

      Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of NHS services for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

      Heart Diseases: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of 14-year-olds today that will die from a sudden cardiac death before they...

      Asthma: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential public health benefits of including asthma as a medical exemption from prescription charges.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of funding for the provision of NHS early intervention services for adult sufferers of...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional funding his Department plans to allocate to the NHS to ensure the commencement of the NHS pilot of a four-week waiting...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the existing NICE guideline on myalgic encephalomyelitis.

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will have discussions with NHS England on making tackling Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae/Carbapenemase Producing...

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2019 to Question 233558 on Eating Disorders, what the timetable is for his Department to begin...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescription penalty charge notices have been successfully appealed in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of mental wellbeing on the propensity to develop physical illness.

      Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of patients prescribed antidepressants who do not take that medication for the prescribed...

      Pain: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of prescribing mindfulness-based pain management in treating chronic pain.

  • Department for International Development

    • Sudan: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of the needs of civil society in Sudan; and what support his Department plans to provide to...

    • Ethiopia: Dams

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of state development plans on indigenous populations in the lower Omo...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the level of risk of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo spreading to other...

      Developing Countries: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what comparative assessment he has made of the levels of take up of vaccinations internationally.

      Developing Countries: Education

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

  • Department for Education

    • Bright Tribe Multi-academy Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 261234 on Bright Tribe Multi-academy Trust, which board meetings his Department holds minutes of;...

    • Nurseries: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage nurseries and childminders to install carbon monoxide alarms in their premises; and if he will make a...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2019 to Question 259839 on Academies, how many of the 2,631 academies and free schools who do not have a sponsor...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of maintained nursery schools that rely on the supplementary transitional protection funding for 2019-20 to...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to conduct an annual review of early years childcare funding to assess the funding needs and pressures in the early...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich of 7 March 2019 on the effect of public sector pensions schemes...

      Assessments: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps (a) his Department and (b) Ofqual are taking to reduce the risk of exam papers being leaked online.

      Assessments: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) sanctions and (b) penalties his Department can issue to people that leak exam papers online.

      Pearson Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with representatives of Pearson Education Ltd on the number of that company's exam papers that have been leaked online in...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the trends in the number of exempt schools that require an Ofsted inspection as a result of declining...

      Alternative Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children receiving unregistered alternative education provision.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the letter of 20 May 2019 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System to the Education Select Committee,...

      Academies Enterprise Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, where the £930, 000 of non-recoverable funding in 2016-17 and 2017-18 for Academies Enterprise Trust has been allocated.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Children and Social Work Act 2017, when he plans to update the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010.

      Pupil Exclusions: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of exclusions among pupils with special educational needs.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of (a) fixed-term and (b) permanent exclusion on the excluded student’s educational attainment.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve the (a) quality and (b) provision of accommodation for 16 and 17 year old children in care.

      Education: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of how many 16 to 18-year-olds will be in full-time education in (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21, (c) 2021-22, (d)...

      Early Years Ministerial Group On Family Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the recommendations of the Inter Ministerial Group on early years family support have been agreed by his Department; and what further steps he...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of children's progress in specialist maths schools.

      Pupil Exclusions: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment he has made of the rate of exclusions of secondary school pupils in (a) Sunderland and (b) England.

      Climate Change and Ecology: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to introduce climate change and ecological education as a core subject in the national curriculum.

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria (a) his Department and the Education and (b) the Skills Funding Agency use to assess the allocation of funding to academy trusts to...

      Academies Enterprise Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will place in the Library correspondence between his Department, the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the Academies Enterprise Trust on...

      Academies Enterprise Trust: Finance

      T o ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria the Education and Skills Funding Agency used to assess the amount of funding required to support the Academies Enterprise Trust.

      Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2019 to Question 264773, whether his Department has published data on the amount (a) bid for and (b) allocated by...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196156 on Prisoners: employment, for each of the figures given to provide the proportion of (a)...

    • Randox Testing Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many criminal cases have been referred to the Court of Appeal for review as a result of data manipulation at Randox Testing Services; and what was...

      Treatment Of, and Outcomes For, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to implement recommendation 11 of the Lammy Review; and what information his Department holds on (a) racial and (b)...

      Youth Justice Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the demographic breakdown of Youth Justice Boards in the UK.

      Treatment Of, and Outcomes For, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the update to recommendation 10 on page 25 of the Lammy Review, what assessment his Department has made of the cost of each of the...

      Judiciary: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the annual budget is of the pre-application judicial education programme.

      Probate Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of staff have been redeployed from the HMRC probate team to other Departments in the last 12 months; and whether the probate registry is...

      Probate: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the new online probate application system.

      Secure Accommodation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding his Department has allocated to secure children's homes in each of the last three years.

      Youth Justice Board: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations he has received from representatives of local authorities on Youth Justice Board grants.

      Prisons: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many teaching posts in prisons are currently vacant.

      Prisons: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many teachers were employed in prisons on (a) 31 December 2010, (b) 31 December 2018 and (c) 31 May 2019.

      Prisons: Education and Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on education and employment services in prisons in each year from 2010.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of imprisonment for public protection sentences.

      Cybercrime: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of prosecutions for breaches of the Data Protection Act 2018 which have resulted in fines in the last 12 months.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answers of 4 June 2019 to Question 257721, 5 June 2019 to Question 257717 and 10 June 2019 to Question 257722 on the Criminal Injuries...

      Youth Custody: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department collects data on the use of personal safety techniques on children in young offender institutions and secure training centres.

      Bedford Prison: Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2019 to Question 260703 on Prisons: Occupational Health, how many occupational health assessments have been carried...

      Young Offender Institutions: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many recorded violent incidents per head of population in young offender institutions there have been in each year for which figures are available.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's findings of the Joint Unions in Prisons Alliance survey; and if he will make a...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders were released from custody having served their full sentence in each year since 2000.

      Convictions: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of convicted offenders did not receive an immediate custodial sentence for (a) drug offences, (b) possession of weapons,...

      Personal Independence Payment: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time has been in Merseyside for personal independence payment tribunal appeals in each of the last 12 months.

      Offences against Children: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of private prosecutions brought for compensation for victims of child sexual abuse in January 2017.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding has been provided by the Department for Work and Pensions towards the cost of Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service in...

      Probate: Winchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) personal and (b) solicitor applications for probate to the Winchester registry office had been outstanding on 17 June 2019 for more than...

      Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in the target time for dealing with probate applications; and what regulatory impact...

      Probate: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to waive probate fees in cases where applications are not processed within ten days through no fault of the applicant; and...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Electoral Commission plans to review the ability of UK...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the National Audit Office report Help to Buy: Equity loan scheme published on 12 June 2019, what...

    • Local Government: Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many of the local authorities in England with statutory duties for street trees have in-house tree officers; and...

      Social Rented Housing: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recommendations for a new Social Housing regulator...

      Social Rented Housing: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what when he plans to publish the outcome of the review of social housing regulation, announced on 14 August 2018.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to record the number of people sleeping rough in makeshift camps in official rough sleeping...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number people living in makeshift homeless camps who have been removed in...

      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...

      Building Control Performance Standards Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason his Department has not published data from the Building Control Performance Standards Advisory Group...

      Social Rented Housing: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Questions 263119 on Social Rented Housing Regulation, what the timetable is...

      Gangs and Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the press release of 22 February 2019 entitled £9.8 million fund to confront knife and gang...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of the proportion of homeless people in England who (a) are veterans of...

      High Rise Flats: Balconies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the use of highly combustible material in the balconies of...

      Council Tax: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much local authorities spent on contracts with bailiffs and civil enforcement agents to recover council tax debts...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 262396 on Buildings: Insulation, if in light of that BS 8414 test...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many of the non-Aluminium Composite Material samples held by the Building Research Establishment are high pressure...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 262396 on Buildings: Insulation, whether the high pressure laminate...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Hawk T1s are currently being used for RAF pilot training.

    • Royal Military Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people that identified as (a) BAME and (b) White were accepted to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the last five years.

      British Steel: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the effect of British Steel's recent insolvency announcement on (a) the Fleet Solid Support contract and (b) other...

      Ministry of Defence: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if her Department will be signing the UK Steel Charter.

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of the programme to improve the airworthiness of the RAF's A400M fleet; and whether any of that cost is being...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department uses to categorise universal credit applicants as gainfully self-employed.

    • Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants are categorised as self-employed in (a) Arfon, (b) Wales and (c) the UK.

      Employment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to implement the six core standards for workplaces as set out in the Government’s thriving at work...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 May 2019 to Question 256267 on State Retirement Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of cases where...

      Employment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to strengthen protections for mental health at work under health and safety legislation.

      Historic Buildings: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the protections introduced in Germany and Austria for workers renovating or demolishing buildings against the risk of...

      Personal Independence Payment: County Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce the 12-week waiting time for a mandatory reconsideration for personal independence payments in County Durham.

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants awarded personal independence payment under the special rules for terminal illness made an advanced new claim towards the...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish a response to Early Day Motion 2390, Pensions for women born in the 1950s.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the estimated total cost to the public purse has been of payments made to claimants of universal credit that did not receive the severe...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of employment support allowance back-payments owed to claimants.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of personal independence back-payments owed to claimants.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department owes in social security benefit back-payments to claimants as a result of errors made by her Department.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department owes in social security benefit back-payments to claimants as a result of tribunals or High Court judgments finding in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 263186 on Universal Credit, what the timeframe is for the (a) Landlord portal going live...

      Social Security Benefits: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Forces in Mind Trust report entitled Social security benefits and transitions from military to civilian life, published...

      Department for Work and Pensions: CTF Partners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her (a) Department and (b) Department's agencies have entered into contracts with CTF Partners since 2015.

      Jobcentres: Stanley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will evaluate the provision of disabled access at Stanley jobcentre in County Durham.

      Fertilisers: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to advise farmers on safety measures when spreading fertiliser.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the implications for her Department's policies on universal credit assessment period and earned income are of the High Court judgment of...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission is taking to retrieve money owed by absent parents.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the average time taken to reach an outcome for mandatory re-considerations of personal independence payment...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2019 to Question 264329, of the 0.749 million claimants with deductions from universal credit for...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps she has taken to increase the uptake of pension credit.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of training for fit-to-work assessors to assess a person's mental health.

      Work Capability Assessment: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of training for fit-to-work assessors for military veterans.

      Universal Credit: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of military veterans claiming universal credit that have been sanctioned.

      Employment: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people in employment that live in poverty.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate the Government has made of the change in the number of people in receipt of the basic state pension between 2019 and 2024.

      Employment: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps she has taken to support people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in the workplace.

      Employment: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that job centre staff are aware of the effect of myalgic encephalomyelitis on an individual's ability to work.

      Young People: Gender

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Youth Voice Census Report 2019, published in June 2018, what assessment she has made of the effect of gender on a young...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants of universal credit with an existing advance that have successfully applied for a budgeting advance have (a)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2019 to Question 263677 on universal credit, what recovery methods her Department uses.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants had advance payments refused for a (a) new claim and (b) benefit transfer in the last 12 months.

      Shared Housing: Utilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Valuation Office Agency makes a deduction for (a) water and (b) fuel from the advertised rent for a room in shared accommodation...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the local reference rent levels for each broad rental market area published on 30 April 2019 are based upon the median of market rents...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance she has issued to her Department's decision-makers on the classification of EU nationals with indefinite leave to remain through...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is a minimum level of income that a universal credit claimant must retain after a 40 per cent reduction to repay an advance has...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the amount of funding allocated to incapacity benefit as a proportion of (a) GDP and (b) the GDP average of OECD...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Solid Fuels: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the results of the consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood in England; and...

    • Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the recycling symbol is (a) highly visible, (b) unambiguous and (c) on...

      Camping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to designate areas in England and Wales for wild camping.

      Plastic Bags

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

      Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2019 to Question 249993 on Nappies: Recycling, when the Government plans to publish its...

      Inland Waterways and Rivers: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to clean up rivers and waterways to ensure that they are safe habitats for (a) wildlife...

      Incinerators: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by which date municipal waste incineration sites are required to submit their emissions of (a) PM2.5 and (b) PM10 for 2018.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the financial resources required to meet WHO standards for fine particulate matter...

      Agriculture: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the potential benefits for the farming sector of...

  • Home Office

    • Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the police force prices for goods and services in (a) 2015 and (b) 2016; and whether there is a...

    • Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of time dispersal orders used by the police to clear homeless camps in the last year.

      Educational Testing Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department made of the reliability of ETS’s validation systems before awarding that company a licence to deliver...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the first successful use of the statutory defence under section 22 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act (NI) by...

      Deportation: Venezuela

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were deported to Venezuela in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019 to date.

      Youth Endowment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) force area, (b) projects and (c) funding allocated by the Youth Endowment Fund from its inception to 18 June 2019.

      Crime Prevention: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the press release of 18 June 2019 entitled Home Office allocates £35 million to Police and Crime Commissioners in 18...

      Home Office: CTF Partners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his (a) Department and (b) Department's agencies have entered into contracts with CTF Partners since 2015.

      Visas: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which countries in Africa do not have a UK visa application centre.

      Visas: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which countries in Africa have a UK visa application centre which is not open each working day.

      Independent Office for Police Conduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work of the Independent Police Conduct Authority; and if he will make a statement.

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the safeguarding of individuals people on to the national referral mechanism.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of UK citizens who are members of Hezbollah.

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria are for his signing an extradition order before the extradition case is heard in court.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people held in a immigration detention centre (a) are recognised as victims of modern slavery and/or human trafficking and (b)...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the global resettlement scheme announced on 17 June 2019, whether refugees entering under that scheme will be granted (a)...

      Passports: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the International Civil Aviation Organisation's permitting of the use of X (unspecified) on passports, for what reasons...

      Refugee Week

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what activities he (a) has taken and (b) will take part in to highlight Refugee Week 2019.

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has received in fees from super priority service for a biometric residence permit replacement in each of the last...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the merits of introducing a statutory time-limit on the detention of people in immigration removal centres.

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessments his Department carried out in determining that £800 was an appropriate fee for the super priority service for a...

      Visas: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, of the 22,694 individuals that the Home Office has identified ETS has limited confidence in the validity of their TOEIC test due to...

      Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many students received a section 10 notice as a result of being accused of cheating in the TOEIC English language test.

      Islamic Resistance Support Organization and Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the relationship between Hezbollah and the Islamic Resistance Support Organisation.

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in June 2019.

  • Attorney General

    • Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of reported rape cases that were passed to the Crown Prosecution Service by the police forces of England and Wales were returned to the police for...

    • Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of reported rape cases in 2017-18 passed to the CPS by the police forces of England and Wales were returned to the police for further evidence to be...

      Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many cases of alleged rape were referred to the CPS in each year since 2015-16, and in how many of those cases the CPS pressed charges in each of those years; and...

      Sexual Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many Rape and Serious Sexual Offences prosecutors have been available to make Crown Prosecution Service charging decisions in each year since 2015.

      Sexual Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of rape and serious sexual offence cases did not result in CPS charging advice (a) within 28 days, (b) within 2 months, (c) within 3...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Sick Leave

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on the amount of sick leave taken by civil servants in 2018.

    • Public Service Day

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to support Public Service Day on the 23 June 2019.

      Public Service Day

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what events the Government has organised to celebrate Public Service Day on 23 June 2019.

      Freedom of Information Act 2000

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will extend the Freedom of Information Act to include (a) tenants management organisations and (b) housing associations.

      Cabinet Office: CTF Partners

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his (a) Department and (b) Department's agencies have entered into contracts with CTF Partners since 2015.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Sales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department will work with the Home Office to include proposals for identity verification for the sale of alcohol as part of the proposed...

      Licensed Premises: Closures

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) pubs and bars and (b) nightclubs that closed in each month in 2018.

      Health: EU Countries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of average wellbeing in the UK relative to other European countries.

      Cabinet Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to appoint a chief data officer.

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants are working on contingency planning in the event that the UK leaves the EU on 31 October 2019 without a negotiated deal; which...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason the Government has not issued a commencement order for Section 10 of the Political Parties Act 2009, in relation to non-resident donors.

  • Treasury

    • Share Fishermen: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of tax debts accrued by share fishermen that were (a) repaid to and (b) written off by HMRC in each of the last seven years.

    • Cryptocurrencies: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the regulation of cryptocurrencies in the UK.

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the IPPR report Measuring the benefits of integration: The value of tackling skills underutilisation, published 18 June 2019, what...

      Government Departments: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money his Department allocated the consolidated fund to the (a) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, (b) Cabinet Office, (c)...

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support SMEs affected by the cap on the R&D tax credit scheme.

      National Insurance: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle recent problems with the issuing of National Insurance numbers to 16 year-olds.

      National Insurance: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many 16-year-olds have been affected by HMRC's technical problems that resulted in the non-issuing of National Insurance numbers.

      National Insurance: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support his Department provides to 16 year-olds who are unable to obtain employment because they had not received their National Insurance number.

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons (a) co-operatives and (b) community benefit societies were excluded from using CATO software under HMRC’s Making Tax Digital scheme.

      Energy: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's definition is of battery storage in respect of the planned increase in VAT on energy-saving materials from five per cent to 20 per...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in which year the responsible local authority last carried out emergency evacuation tests at each (a) Premier League and (b)...

    • BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make representations to the BBC on increasing spending and investment in (a) the regions and (b) Easington constituency.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people aged over 75 are in receipt of a free TV licence in (a) Barnsley Central, (b) Sheffield City Region Mayoral...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of means-testing people aged over 75 for TV licences.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking with the Department for Work and Pensions to promote the take-up of pension credits.

      Public Libraries: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of public libraries operating for all or part of their opening hours without staff.

      Creative Industries Council: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the representation of the creative industries workforce on the Creative...

      Writers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of setting up of a Creators' Council as recommended in the all-party...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2019 to Question 223803, what proportion of young people who participated and completed...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2019 to Question 226156, what the Government's timeframe is for publication of the National...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether a person over the age of 75 who is in receipt of pension credit and living with a spouse who is under the age of 75...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on increasing the uptake of pension credit to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when the Government last updated its published technical notices on the UK leaving the EU without a negotiated agreement; and whether...

  • Prime Minister

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she had with President Trump on the conflict in the Yemen during her meeting with the President on 4 June 2019; and if she will make a statement.

    • USA: State Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister, which (a) Cabinet and (b) Junior Ministers attended the state banquet during President Trump's state visit.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Israeli Civil Administration's powers to demolish, within 96 hours, any type of new building in Area C of the West Bank...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the treatment by Israel of Palestinian children who have been shot by Israeli forces, prevented from immediate medical...

      Jerusalem: Archaeological Sites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security of archaeological sites in East Jerusalem.

      Jerusalem: Religious Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of incursions onto the Al-Aqsa compound by Israeli settlers and reports that they are supported by Israeli forces...

      Gaza: Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the consequences of frequent alterations to the fishing zones that the government of Israel allows fishermen in Gaza to use.

      Hebron

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the consequences for Palestinian children in Hebron of the removal of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron by the...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) recent protests in Hong Kong, and (2) the impact of plans to allow extradition to China on the judicial independence of Hong Kong.

      Israel: Lebanon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they assess progress in negotiations between Israel and Lebanon about offshore gas and oil, in particular over the Block 9 oilfield; and whether they are able...

      Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will be represented at the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration in Krakow on 2 August.

      Hong Kong: Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the ratification of the Sino-British Joint Declaration by the governments of China and the United Kingdom in 1984 and the registration of that...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Bahrain warning citizens in Bahrain of legal consequences if they follow anti-government social media accounts,...

      Commonwealth: Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK High Commissioner or a trade official attended the recent Commonwealth SME Summit in Nairobi; if not, why not; and if so, what conclusions they drew...

      Pakistan: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about addressing hate speech against Christians and other minorities in schools, the workplace...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the UK’s participation in the Iran nuclear agreement following escalating tensions in the region.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Opiates: Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ensure that individuals prescribed opioid medication for chronic pain have their prescriptions reviewed on an annual basis.

    • Gender Recognition: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to prevent the illegal supply of puberty-blocking drugs to British children and adolescents by Dr Helena Webberley, who was recently...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance and training they provide to teachers and educational institutions about Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture; and how they ensure full understanding...

    • Pupils: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have in place to safeguard against bullying and harassment of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children in schools and to prevent off-loading of Gypsy,...

      Business: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the development of entrepreneurial skills as part of the UK education curriculum.

      War Memorials: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which government department owns the Royal Naval Division memorial on Horse Guards Parade; and which department is responsible for its upkeep.

      School Exclusions Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement the recommendation in the Timpson review of school exclusion to establish "a practice fund of sufficient value, longevity and reach".

      School Exclusions Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that sector experts are regularly consulted on the implementation of the recommendations of the Timpson review of school exclusion.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords Composition

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the current gender composition of the House of Lords broken down by member's (1) country, and (2) region, of origin.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help attract foreign direct investment into the UK after Brexit.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 14 May (HL15410), why the building regulations do not take account of the contribution of...

    • Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risks attributed to the wooden cladding of flats and terraced homes in England.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to deliver 90,000 homes for social rent each year in order to assist with (1) the backlog of provision of affordable housing, and (2)...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Gaming Machines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Fixed-Odd Betting Terminals and (2) Electronic Gaming Machines, are on property belonging to the Ministry of Defence.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Arcadia Group: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Pensions Regulator has allowed the owners of Arcadia Group to phase their contribution to address that company’s pension deficit over a period...

    • Arcadia Group: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Pensions Regulator (1) regarded an additional payment into the Arcadia Pension Fund to be an adequate contribution to the deficit, and (2)...

      State Retirement Pensions: Greater Manchester

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pensioners aged 75 and over receive (1) state pension, and (2) pensioner credit, in each of the ten districts of Greater Manchester.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Sewage: Whitburn

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the average volume of storm sewage discharge has reduced since the completion of the scheme at the Whitburn long sea outfall in December 2017 compared to...

    • Sewage: Whitburn

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the volume of storm sewage discharge has been since the completion of the scheme at the Whitburn long sea outfall in each month since December 2017...

      Sewage: Tyne and Wear

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs next plans to hold discussions with (1) Northumbrian Water, (2) Sunderland City Council, and (3) South...

      Water Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to balance the demands for water from a growing population with the amount of water in the environment that can sustainably be...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 4 June (HL15892), why, if the terms DecaBDE and DecaPBDE are interchangeable, DecaBDE has been...

  • Home Office

    • Africa: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the letter, published in The Observer on 9 June, from 70 senior leaders from universities and research institutes across the...

    • Election Offences: Prosecutions

      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...

      Paedophilia: Social Media

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, or intend to take, to address the number of paedophiles operating on Twitter and other social media platforms.

  • Treasury

    • Pensioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are (1) the benefits, and (2) the concessions, provided exclusively to people of pensionable age; and what are the costs of each to the Exchequer.

    • GAM Greensill Supply Chain Finance Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are investigating, or intend to investigate, the (1) management of, (2) investment valuations used by, and (3) relationships between managers and...

      Lendy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, when authorising Lendy, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considered the company to be (1) an agent, or (2) a principal, in the relationship between...

      Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Financial Conduct Authority about establishing an independent review into the (1) role of corporate directors of open-ended...

      Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any (1) systemic risk arising from open-ended investment funds investing in leveraged sub-investment grade bonds and debt...

      Money Laundering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in addressing the findings of the report by the Office for Professional Body AML Supervision (OPBAS) Anti-Money Laundering Supervision...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Technology: New Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to continue to increase the number of UK technology business start-ups after Brexit.

    • Business: Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance and support they provide to businesses in relation to cyber security; and whether they intend to introduce systems for businesses to assess the...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to take action against third party organisations which charge TV licence fee payers for services which are provided for free by TV Licensing.

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