Written answers

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Radar: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has taken steps to ensure that the operation of radar does not restrict the implementation of the Government’s offshore...

    • Radar: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the future aviation strategy will include the potential effect of the operation of radar on the implementation of the offshore wind sector deal.

      Aviation: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government’s aviation strategy will assume an increase in offshore and onshore wind deployment up to 2050 as the baseline operating...

      Trains: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of replacing diesel trains with hybrid and electric trains.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there are no further delays to the opening of Crossrail beyond March 2021.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending Crossrail to Ebbsfleet.

      South Western Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when South Western Railway will procure the support software necessary to be installed in the Control Centre for the purposes of taking account of...

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much capital funding from the public purse has been spent on transport infrastructure projects in each region of England in the years 2012-13 to...

      London City Airport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2019 to Question 261130, what the outcome was of the discussions on noise pollution at the meeting on 11 June 2019.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Small Businesses: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps the Government has taken to boost the productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises in the East...

    • Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of progress on the carbon capture and storage project announced in November 2018.

      Industry: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what level of public consultation his Department expects to conduct as part of the development of local industrial...

      Waste Heat Recovery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2019 to Question 259850 on Waste Heat Recovery, whether Canetis Technologies Ltd have...

      Business: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2019 to Question 262225 on Business: Carbon Emissions, which organisations made...

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2019 to Question 264463 on Parental Leave: Childbirth, for how long the consultation...

      Parental Leave

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

      Interserve: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to conduct an investigation into the effect of Interserve's entry into administration on...

      Restaurants: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the practice of employers requiring waiting staff to pay for...

      Measurement: Metrication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of switching to metric measurements for distance.

      Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a four day working week on productivity.

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria will need to be met for the Small Business Commissioner to fine businesses for late payments to small...

      Race in the Workplace Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government has taken to implement the recommendations of the Race in the workplace: the McGregor-Smith...

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including (a) aviation and (b) shipping in the statutory regime...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Gulf of Oman: Tankers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on recent attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East.

    • Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to encourage the Transitional Military Council in Sudan to resume negotiations...

      Mali: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of ethnic tension in Mali.

      Aung Marm Oo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Burmese counterpart on the charges of unlawful association against the journalist Aung...

      Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of UK arms exports to Israel on peace talks between Israel and Palestine.

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the accuracy of reports that officials of the Srinagar Deputy Commissioner’s office...

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the conclusions of the Amnesty International report...

      Hong Kong: Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the UN about the compatibility of the Government of Hong Kong’s proposed extradition...

      Spain: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Spanish counterpart on the extradition of 94 Taiwanese citizens to China.

      France: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representation to the French Government on protecting the human rights of refugees based at (a)...

      Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many international trade unions affiliated to the International Federation of Journalists have been invited to (a) speak,...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Russian and Syrian counterparts on (a) halting military offensives in Syria’s...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the UN on the continued use of child soldiers in conflict zones.

      European Youth Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost to the public purse will be of the UK contribution to the European Youth Foundation budget in the (a) 2019-20 and...

      Ukraine: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his (a) Dutch and (b) Russian counterparts on supporting the enforcement of the warrants...

      Ukraine: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support he is providing to the families of the victims of the shooting down of flight MH17 now that suspects have been charged.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps he has taken to help reduce the number of children killed by airstrikes in Yemen.

  • Attorney General

    • Prosecutions: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Attorney General, what the average number of days taken from the date of offence to a decision to charge an individual in South Yorkshire in each year since 2010 was.

    • Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of cases of suspected rape were given a No Further Action as a result of insufficient evidence to proceed in each of the last three years.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making it mandatory for restaurants to display their food hygiene ratings in...

    • Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure that the Food Standards Agency is able to uphold food safety standards after the UK leaves the EU.

      Heart Diseases: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the early detection of heart valve disease in primary care settings; and what assessment he has made...

      Health: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU with no deal on his Department’s ability...

      NHS: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS Improvement’s publication entitled Quarterly performance of the NHS provider sector: quarter 4 2018-19, for...

      Heart Diseases: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who have had open-heart surgery in each of the last five years.

      Heart Diseases: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many heart operations the NHS conducted using minimally invasive cardiac surgery in the most recent 12-month period for which data is...

      Dementia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the accuracy of dementia diagnoses.

      Epilepsy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Royal College of Nursing on monitoring the level of suicides among people who take...

      Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the NHS has to introduce a once-in-a-lifetime test for prostate cancer.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the availability of treatment for cystic fibrosis.

      Hypertension: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice his Department provides to pregnant women with high blood pressure to reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

      Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve preventative dental healthcare.

      Antibiotics: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce antibiotic use among babies and children.

      Gallstones: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have had NHS treatment for gallstones in each of the last five years.

      Montelukast: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the use of montelukast to treat children with asthma.

      Hydrops Fetalis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many fetuses and newborn babies have been diagnosed with hydrops fetalis in each of the last five years.

      Housing: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to implement NICE guidance NG6 on reducing excess winter deaths and illness and the health risks...

      Housing: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure vulnerable patients are not discharged into a cold, damp home.

      Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the value of preventative health-related fuel poverty initiatives is recognised in the...

      Incinerators: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page five of Public Health England's position statement on the impact on health of emissions to air from municipal...

      Mental Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many mental health staff have been trained in issues relating to older adults since the 2016 Five Year Forward View targets were set.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 12 of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that all acute...

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to achieve the target in the NHS Long Term Plan of recruiting 40,000 extra nurses in the next five years.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a costed plan for a growing, appropriately-skilled and sustainable cancer workforce will be included within the final NHS People Plan.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the finding that long NHS waiting times are leading to patient harm of the Public Accounts Committee’s June 2019...

      HIV Infection: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his speech of 30 January 2019 to the AIDS free cities global forum, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance has been issued to clinical commissioning groups on restricting access to operations until a person's medical condition...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the change in the level of the Public Health Grant on the (a) quality of drug treatment...

      Heart Diseases: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of preventable deaths caused by heart disease; and whether he has made an assessment of...

      Early Years Ministerial Group on Family Support

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

  • Department for International Development

    • Yemen: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to support humanitarian access to Yemen.

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU with no deal on his Department’s ability to achieve...

    • Literacy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the National Literacy Trust report, Children, young people and digital reading, published on 30 April 2019, what assessment he has...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of pupils who are eligible but unregistered for free school meals.

      Schools: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to support eco-friendly solutions to tackle air pollution in schools.

      Free Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new free schools were built each year since 2016-17; and how many free-schools have been approved for the next five years.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new school places created since 2010 are in schools rated (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) requires improvement and (d) inadequate by Ofsted.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has held with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the barriers preventing NHS organisations from being...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) proportion and (b) total value of Apprenticeship Levy funds available to NHS organisations is currently unspent; and if he will make a statement.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the value of Apprenticeship Levy funds expiring from employers' accounts was in May 2019; and what plans the Government has for those funds.

      Post-18 Education and Funding Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which universities (a) Sir Philip Augar and (b) members of the Augar panel visited during the Post-18 review of education and funding.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: CTF Partners

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

    • Prisoners' Release: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) electronic surveillance and (b) other supervision is available for people convicted of sexual offences against children on release.

      Offences against Children: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders sentenced for child sexual offences were given (a) a non-custodial sentence and (b) a custodial sentence of (i) less than 12 months,...

      Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an online offence of viewing or possessing child abuse images in each of the last five years; and how many of...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • VE Day: Anniversaries

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2019 to Question 265547 on VE Day:...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Retail Trade: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the decision on future high street fund applications will be published.

    • Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU with no deal on his...

      Sheltered Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing new forms of tenure for older people in...

      Veterans: Homelessness and Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has plans to start collecting data on the number of former armed service personnel who are (a)...

      Vagrancy Act 1824

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824.

      Grenfell Recovery Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce commitment to provide their fourth report in Spring...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department is providing to local authorities to improve the provision of services to vulnerable children.

      Early Years Ministerial Group On Family Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the recommendations of the Inter Ministerial Group on early years family support have been agreed by his...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • HMS Forth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Forth will be deployed; and whether it will be permanently deployed to the UK's South Atlantic Territories.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU with no deal on her Department’s ability to...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to personal independent payment assessment reports obtained in connection with appeals, what her Department's policy is on...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing free television licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in (a)...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing free television licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in (a) Arfon...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing free television licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in (a)...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing free television licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in (a)...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to review the Government's decision to calculate child maintenance liabilities as a proportion of gross rather than net...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on universal credit claimants of the 53-week rent year in the 2019-20 financial year.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing free television licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in (a)...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many vulnerable claimants whose benefits claim was closed as a result of them not attending a Work Capability Assessment (a) received a...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of paying parents using the collect and pay service have paid some child maintenance in each quarter of the last...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parents were paying child maintenance using a deduction from earnings request under the child maintenance service in each quarter of...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Child Maintenance Service cases were in payment arrears for each quarter of the last three years.

      Personal Independence Payment: County Duram

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2019 to Question 265490, what steps her Department is taking to (a) assess staff efficiency and (b) identify...

      Early Years Ministerial Group On Family Support

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

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU with no deal on his...

    • Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent domestic animals being harmed and exploited in circuses.

      Dog Fighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent people giving away dogs online to tackle the dog fighting industry.

      Dogs: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were microchipped in 2018.

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has received a copy of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee’s report on standards for animal welfare during...

      Fisheries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that commercial fishing becomes more sustainable (a) in the UK and (b) globally.

      Air Pollution: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on improving air quality around schools.

  • Home Office

    • Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the number of girls being sexually exploited in the county lines drugs trade.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2019 to Question 255697 on Alcoholic Drinks: Sales, what assessment he has made of whether the BSI Publicly...

      Home Office: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU with no deal on his Department’s ability to...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the statutory basis for the use of facial recognition technology by the police is.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the press release of 5 June 2019 entitled New anti-knife crime lessons ahead of summer, what estimate he has made of the...

      Youth Endowment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials are currently working on the Youth Endowment Fund.

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the national referral mechanism.

      Randox Testing Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2019 to Question 264436, when (a) he and (b) the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service last...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reclassification of (a) pregabalin/Lyrica and (b) other drugs on the sale of drugs on the...

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons were (a) arrested, (b) charged and (c) convicted of the offence of coercive control in each Police Force area in England...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have applied for the (a) priority service and (b) super priority service for visa applications to the UK in each of the last...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 19 June 2019, Official Report, column 241, what the timescale is for the...

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the incidences of metal crime that have occurred in each county since the implementation of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the protection available to police officers who are not trained in the use...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been deported to countries with which the UK holds a Memorandum of Understanding since 2013.

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 263147 on Visas: Applications, what the new costs of out of hours appointments will be.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers, (b) police constables, (c) police community support officers and (d) special constables there were in each...

      Hate Crime: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that more victims of transgender and sexual orientation hate crimes feel comfortable coming...

      Early Years Ministerial Group on Family Support

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

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

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

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Scotland

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2019 to Question 262402, if she will provide the details of those landholdings.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich of 18 April 2019 with regard to Mr Clive Barbour.

    • Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the annual cost to the public purse of the 406 agencies and other public bodies listed on the gov.uk website is.

      Government Departments: Havering

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the Government estate is in the Borough of Havering.

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 263239 on Huawei: 5G and with reference to the blog post of 22 February 2019 written by the...

      Cancer: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have died from cancer in each of the last five years.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Politics and Government: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of reduced legal certainty in Hong Kong on UK trade and investment with China.

    • Trade Missions: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many companies which have a primary base in Northern Ireland have participated in overseas trade missions in 2018.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to protect (a) vulnerable children, (b) young people, (c) young carers and (d) people in the care...

    • 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 Health and Social Care on the potential health effects on...

  • Department for Transport

    • Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and considering the decreasing costs of electrification, whether they will reconsider their...

    • Unmanned Air Vehicles: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce regulations that require manufacturers to have a signalling beacon on all (1) drones, and (2) other flying toys.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for prioritising HS3 over HS2.

      Esk Valley Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Northern Rail about the provision of additional services on the Esk Valley railway from Middlesbrough to Whitby, following the...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for the last year that complete records are held, what was the average number of days that people had to wait to have their driving licence reinstated after being...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training is given to staff of the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency on communicating with people who have had to surrender their driving licence on medical...

      Passenger Ships: Cultural Heritage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the basis for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s proposed changes to the safety rules for historic passenger vessels; and what assessment they...

      MV Princess Freda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many passengers have lost their lives while travelling on the Princess Freda since she began operating as a passenger vessel on the Thames; and what assessment...

      Passenger Ships: Cultural Heritage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the costs of complying with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s proposed changes to the safety rules for...

      Passenger Ships: Cultural Heritage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the concerns of owners and operators that they will be required to substantially rebuild historic passenger vessels in order to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 17 April (HL15077), why they do not have any plans to increase global cooperation and governance of research on,...

    • Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 20 May (HL15733), what activity they are undertaking to explore second life applications for...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 20 February (HL13575), what percentage of the maximum theoretical gas storage is utilised on average for...

      Energy: Disconnections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent estimate they have made of the number of households who disconnect their energy supply due to the cost; and what assessment they have made of this figure.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Conflict Resolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to review and strengthen the effectiveness of conflict resolution policies of the UK to address persistent and accelerating conflict,...

    • Conflict Resolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to review and strengthen the effectiveness of conflict resolution policies of the UK to address persistent and accelerating conflict,...

      Conflict Resolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to review and strengthen the effectiveness of conflict resolution policies of the UK to address persistent and accelerating conflict,...

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the Organization of American States and others about the situation in Venezuela and its consequences for neighbouring...

      Rockall: Sovereignty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the government of the Republic of Ireland about the ownership of Rockall and its 12-mile territorial sea.

      Syria: Chemical Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 4 June (HL15867), what plans they have to reassess their initial assessment of who was responsible for the use of...

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to recent reports that the government of the USA has called on Saudi Arabia to show tangible progress in their investigation into the killing of Jamal...

      Gaza: Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about that country's control over the use of the coastal waters off Gaza by fishermen living there.

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the demolition by the government of Israel of Palestinian facilities, including commercial shops, in the Qalandia refugee camp.

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Israel about reports of the destruction of 530 Palestinian-owned olive trees and four water wells by...

      Palestinians: Electric Cables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about reports that that country has prohibited the setting up of high-voltage power lines in the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Food Standards Agency: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to approve the appointment of a Chief Executive for the Food Standards Agency; and what has been the cause of the delay.

    • International Life Sciences Institute

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the publication of the study on the International Life Sciences Institute "Are industry-funded charities promoting “advocacy-led studies” or...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that Clinical Commissioning Groups have access to clear, comprehensive and coherent child obesity treatment services which extend...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Refugee Action Turning Words into Action: why the Government must invest now to let refugees learn, published in June.

    • Students: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that higher education institutions are fulfilling their obligation to support students who would previously have been...

      Students: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the support available for disabled students is included in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework.

      Higher Education: Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of technology for recording and sharing higher education lectures and other teaching activities.

      Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount that will be contributed to the UK economy by students from overseas between 2019–20 and 2024–25.

      Breakfast Clubs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by of Lord Agnew of Oulton on 13 June (HL16098 and HL16099), whether they will answer the question put about (1) when a decision...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of ending the practice of converting homes for social rent into “affordable” rented housing, in order to...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to list the trade descriptions, names, and specifications of those forms of building external cladding material which should be removed for reasons of home...

      Business Premises: Solar Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for requiring all new industrial and commercial buildings to include extensive solar panel coverage on their roofs.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to issue guidance for local areas to give clarity on the details of the new UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there has been any change in applicable standards for endocrine disrupting chemicals resulting from regulations made...

  • Home Office

    • Madeleine McCann

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they have provided to the Metropolitan Police Service for the purpose of the Operation Grange investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann...

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to announce who will be conducting the independent review of the Prevent counter-extremism programme; and what will be the review’s (1)...

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their introduction of a new asylum casework database will improve the capturing and recording of the details of LGBTQI+ people who (1) claim asylum,...

      Surveillance: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the use of drones on increasing the effectiveness of countering terrorism, piracy, kidnappings and other offences...

  • Treasury

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that independent governance committees (IGCs) monitor and provide effective oversight of the suitability of all the retail...

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