Written answers

Monday, 8 July 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to implement the proposals in its 2018 response to the Green Paper on Transforming children and young...

    • Food: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment has been made of the safety of potential food imports from Fukushima in Japan.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many consultant-led acute mental-health beds there have been in the NHS in England in each year since 2009.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average length of occupancy of consultant-led NHS acute mental-health beds has been in each year since 2009.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to introduce a duty on healthcare providers to measure the time taken to admit informal patients to a mental-health bed...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to provide additional resources to designated places of safety in order to reduce the number of patients breaching the...

      Addictions: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to return addiction services to NHS commissioning; and if he will make a statement.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of mental-health bed admissions have taken place under the Mental Health Act 1983 in each year since 2009.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of available HRT medications in England; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of identification of maternal mental health problems during maternal...

      Mental Health Services: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the role of GPs in identifying and treating perinatal mental health problems in mothers.

      Mental Health Services: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve outcomes for children by identifying and supporting new mothers with mental health problems.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the take-up rate of Healthy Start vouchers.

      Healthy Start Scheme: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many families are in receipt of Healthy Start vouchers in (a) Barnsley Central, (b) Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority...

      Royal Liverpool Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the reasons why demolitions have recently been carried out at the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital;...

      Tobacco: Nicotine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of encouraging manufacturers to reduce levels of nicotine in all cigarettes to reduce...

      Tonsils: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of CCGs and NHS trusts setting higher thresholds for NHS treatment of...

      Immunotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which NHS trusts offer immunotherapy; and for which (a) indications and (b) ages of patient.

      Immunotherapy

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

      Immunotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether the level of availability of immunotherapy is consistent with the objectives of the NHS Cancer Plan.

      Prisons: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the maintenance of NICE standards on antenatal services in prisons.

      Pregnancy: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions officials in his Department have held with the officials from the Ministry of Justice on ensuring the maintenance...

      Prisoners: Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of (a) pregnant women and (b) new mothers in prison have reported symptoms of depression.

      Ophthalmic Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to have eye clinic liaison officers deployed at (a) Royal Stoke University Hospital and (b) all hospitals in England...

      Heart Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a national screening programme for structural heart diseases.

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure equitable access to less invasive treatments for structural heart diseases throughout the regions of...

      Cancer: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will hold discussions with his counterparts in the devolved regions on recent changes in rates of cancer involving children to...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Department of Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings in The evaluation of Minimum Unit...

      Department of Health and Social Care: G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) value of contracts his Department has awarded to G4S since July 2013.

      Dental Services: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dental practices have closed in (a) the UK, (b) Hampshire and (c) Portsmouth since 2010.

      Prescriptions: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse has been of prescription fraud in the 2017-18 financial year.

      Prescriptions: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money the NHS Business Services Authority has reclaimed from prescription fraud in the 2017-18 financial year.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions Penalty Charge Notices were withdrawn in the 2017-18 financial year; and much those withdrawals amounted to in fines.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money the NHS collected from prescription prepayment certificates in the 2017-18 financial year.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the administrative cost to the NHS of collecting prescription charges.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on his Department’s ability to bring...

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 269609 on Spinal Muscular Atrophy, if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 269610 on Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Drugs, what the maximum length of time is for the...

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 369611 on Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Drugs, what estimate he has made of the number of...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Angus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Angus receive universal credit.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people applying for an advance claim for universal credit receive the payment (a) on the same day as their application, (b)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for universal credit have been closed due to the claimant not responding to an email or online request broken down by length...

      Universal Credit: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for universal credit from prison leavers have been (a) turned down and (b) delayed due to lack of ID in each year since its...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the reasons for unsuccessful applications for universal credit.

      Shared Housing: Utilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2019 to Question 266836 on Shared Housing: Utilities, if she will place in the Library the Valuation Office...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants submitted a DS1500 form during that application process in each year from 2016 to 2018.

      Employment 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 in each year since 2010.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of revising her Department's guidance notes for the DS1500 form.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her Department's policy to process mandatory reconsiderations for personal independence payment claims within 15 working days.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department offers employees a payroll deduction to enable staff to join a credit union; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing local housing allowance to the 30th percentile point for current market...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 269123, the total amount of civil penalties her Department has issued in each of the last 12...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 269122, what sums her Department has spent on the use of enforcement agencies to collect (a)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2019 to Question 264329 on universal credit, of the 749,000 claimants with deductions from universal credit...

      Universal Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257458 on Universal Credit: Overpayments, how many overpayments were waived in (a) full and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether welfare advisers have the discretion not to impose job seeking conditions on a claimant in their (a) customer agreement and (b)...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps her Department has taken to increase public understanding of invisible disabilities.

      Marriage Guidance: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding the Government has allocated under section 22 of the Family Law Act 1996 to (a) the provision of marriage support services...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how feedback from presenting officers in personal independence payment tribunals is used to inform future decision making on personal...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2019 to Question 270341 on Personal Independence Payment, what improvements to processing mandatory...

      Social Security Benefits: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her Department's policy that all female benefits claimants are asked whether they are or have been victims of domestic abuse.

      Social Security Benefits: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of motor neurone disease sufferers who were able to fast-track access to benefits for the latest...

      Social Security Benefits: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to make it easier for sufferers of motor neurone disease to access the Special rules for terminal illness; and if she...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding her Department has allocated to providers of local specialist domestic abuse services in anticipation of a potential increase in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June to Question 266642, for what reasons her Department holds information on the number of universal credit...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June to Question 266643, how many people received a universal credit payment between June 2015 and May 2019.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2019 to Question 266646, what recourse is available to a member of a joint claim whose partner has falsely...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2019 to Question 266647 on Universal Credit, for what reason his Department does not hold data on the number...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2019 to Question 269775, whether the practice of loansharks applying on behalf of an individual for a...

  • Home Office

    • Disclosure and Barring Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page one of the letter from the Cabinet Secretary of 10 April 2019 to the Public Accounts Committee inquiry on Disclosure...

    • Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2019 to Question 216372 on Police: Finance, what the Police Transformation Fund underspend was in (a)...

      Higher Education: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to redraft the Higher Education Prevent Duty Guidance following the Court of Appeal’s verdict that paragraph...

      Public Spaces Protection Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of public space protection orders issued since 2014 in England and Wales.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the reach of the #knifefree campaign on social media from its inception to 18 June 2019.

      Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of reported rape cases were not passed to the Crown Prosecution Service by the police forces of England and Wales in 2017-18.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what happens to (a) adult and (b) child victims of modern slavery after they have been referred to the National Referral Mechanism for the...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how victims of modern slavery are monitored in respect of ongoing safeguarding after referral to the National Referral Mechanism; and how...

      Home Office: National Picnic Week

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to participate in events to celebrate National Picnic Week held between 21 and 30 June 2019.

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide in cash terms the value of the charge levied upon visa and settlement applicants for having documents (a) scanned and (b)...

      Sexual Offences: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government's document entitled, Ending Violence against Women and Girls Strategy Refresh, published in March 2019,...

      Radicalism: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is (a) taking and (b) plans to take to help tackle the number of extreme lslamists operating on (a) Twitter and...

      Employment: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Department, what steps he has taken to commission specialist services that aim to support women to exit prostitution and enter the workplace.

      Home Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will sign his Department up to the UK Steel charter.

      Domestic Abuse: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what protections he plans to introduce in the Domestic Abuse Bill to provide for the mental health needs of victims of domestic abuse.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the number of families whose visa applications have been rejected due to the minimum income requirement.

      Homelessness: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent homeless people becoming victims of modern slavery.

      Home Office: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department offers employees a payroll deduction service to enable staff to join a credit union; and if he will make a statement.

      *No heading*

      What information the Government holds on the sale of illegal drugs through private groups on Facebook; and if he will ensure that Facebook tackles that practice.

      Migrant Workers: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect on the community pharmacy sector of excluding pharmacists from the shortage occupation list.

      Passports: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for British National (Overseas) Passport applications were received by his Department in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019.

      Prisoners' Release: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department has issued to police forces in England and Wales on the use of algorithms in decision-making for (a) bail and...

      Prisoners' Release: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the sharing of information between (a) police forces, (b) probation...

      Right of Abode: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2018 to Question 186245 on Right of Abode: Veterans, what progress his Department has made on making a...

      Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of that Department's policies on...

      Independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he takes to ensure that recommendations made by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration are implemented by his...

      Dual Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provisions exist under the one name for all policy for citizens with dual nationality to maintain legal recognition of previous or...

      Disclosure and Barring Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to announce the outcome of his review of the Disclosure and Barring Service.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of British national overseas passport holders.

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what steps he is taking to expedite security clearance for Afghan interpreters formerly employed by UK Armed Forces in Afghanistan to be...

      British Nationality: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the equity of the fee structure for applying to become a UK citizen for people who have been (a) born...

      Assaults on Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of work days lost by police officers from sick leave as a result of an assault while on duty.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many properties have been procured by the new asylum accommodation provider Mears in the North East; how many service users can be...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contingency plans his Department has made in the event that the asylum accommodation provider in the North East is unable to procure...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Government spent on legal costs on the court case on reforms to firefighters pensions.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to take into account the skills and qualifications of non-EEA nationals applying for entry clearance under...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Treasury

    • Life Insurance: Mental Illness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of access to life insurance for people with mental health problems.

    • Money Laundering: EU Action

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of UK compliance with (a) current and (b) future EU anti-money laundering policies after the UK leaves...

      Holidays Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the (a) level of VAT charged on and (b) subsequent price of holidays for UK...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue accruing to the public purse annually from a 1p increase in National Insurance.

      Electronic Publishing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking in response to the amendment to EU VAT directive (2006/112/EC), which gave the UK the flexibility to bring the rate of VAT for...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to conduct an inquiry into the introduction of the 2019 Loan Charge.

      Juan Guaidó

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has taken steps to release assets held by the Bank of England to the Official Representative to the UK of interim Venezuelan President Juan...

      Treasury: Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department offers employees a payroll deduction service to enable staff to join a credit union; and if he will make a statement.

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what preparations his Department is making for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement; and how much funding has been allocated to those preparations.

      Offshore Industry: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 March 2019 on Decommissioning Relief Deeds, HCWS1435, what the name is of the oil company that defaulted on...

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the tax duty revenue was from (a) aviation gasoline, (b) aviation turbine fuel, (c) unleaded petrol and (d) diesel in each year since 2010.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Finance Bill, what steps his Department is taking to require a review of the public health effects of fixed odds betting terminals.

      Corporation Tax: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2019 to Question 266803 on Taxation: Electronic Government, when he plans to open a consultation on proceeding with...

      Redundancy Pay: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government expects to publish the findings of the public consultation on restricting exit payments in the public sector.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money was accrued to the public purse from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in the 2017-18 financial year.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the potential merits of the Government providing upfront financial support for...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the electric vehicle charging infrastructure investment fund will open for applications.

      Treasury: Overtime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in his Department in the last 24 months.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make it his Department's policy to sign up to the UK Steel Charter.

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Welsh Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on his Department's preparations for the UK leaving the EU...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has targets for the number of (a) organisations and (b) people registered for the cyber security...

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the uptake of Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre advice and guidance on the...

      Big Lottery Fund: Mansfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much Big Lottery funding was allocated to Mansfield constituency in each of the last two years for which data are available.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in his Department in the last 24 months.

      Football: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to promote women's football in (a) Liverpool and (b) England.

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Sharing Economy: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to protect workers rights in the gig economy.

    • Clean Growth Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2019 to Question 264459 on the Clean Growth Ministerial Group, whether the...

      GKN: King's Norton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he is planning to hold the meeting with GKN Aerospace and the hon. Member for Birmingham Northfield on the future...

      Post Office: Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who the six law firms are that are approved to provide legal services to Post Office Limited.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) value of contracts his Department has awarded to G4S since July 2013.

      Boilers: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of ensuring that new gas boilers are hydrogen-ready.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the nuclear industry on the development of new nuclear power...

      Whirlpool Corporation: Tumble Dryers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to require Whirlpool to pay compensation to people who personally paid for repairs or replacement of...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in his Department in the last 24 months.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support the construction of specialist housing for elderly people.

    • Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of the flats in Barandon Walk are waiting to be deep cleaned after the Grenfell Tower...

      Community Housing Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to extend funding for the Community Housing Fund beyond 2020.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2019 to Question 265525 on Buildings: Insulation, which materials referred to in the...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on large scale fire safety tests of timber cladding in the UK.

      Land Compensation Act 1961

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Land Compensation Act 1961 to ensure that land is...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been purchased through the Help to Buy scheme in (a) Lewisham, Deptford, (b) Lewisham borough and...

      Public Buildings: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to bring forward legislative proposals to require public buildings to provide changing...

      Second Homes: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to tackle the loop-hole which allows people to register second homes as Air B&B facilities.

      Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to introduce an affordable homes target for rural England into Homes England’s objectives.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on his...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the level of central Government funding required to enable local...

      Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure an adequate supply of affordable housing in rural areas to meet the...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he intends to provide an answer to Question 268565 tabled on 24 June 2019 for answer on 27 June 2019; and for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether she plans to increase Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay at the same rate as that of the Royal Navy; and if she will make a statement.

    • Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on her Department's preparations for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement.

      NATO: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the conclusion of Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 19.

      Army: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many bonuses have been paid by the Army/Capita to recruits who agree to enlist earlier than originally intended; what the average size is of those...

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will publish the seven Astute class submarines by (a) name, (b) actual or estimated in-service date and (c) estimated out-of-service date.

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will publish the (a) problems with the (i) engines and (ii) gearbox of the A400M aircraft and (b) extent of the work required to address those...

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what decisions were taken at the recent NATO Ministerial meeting on the Airbus A400m aircraft.

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the circumstances were of any crashes involving A400M aircraft.

      HMS Audacious

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Audacious will enter service.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the future of the UK-Saudi defence relationship.

      Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the security situation in Iran.

      Ministry of Defence: G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) value of contracts her Department has awarded to G4S since July 2013.

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the effect of the suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia on UK contractors assisting the Saudi-led coalition in Saudi...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether isolated incidents of sleepwalking between the ages of 13 to 18 years old constitutes grounds for a permanent bar to entry to the armed forces.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement

      What progress is being made on the delivery to the UK of the Poseidon MRA Mk1 (P-8A) aircraft.

      Defence: Aerospace Industry

      If she will make an assessment of the sustainability of the UK defence aerospace sector.

      National Security

      What steps her Department is taking to protect the UK from hybrid threats by hostile states and actors.

      Defence: Industry

      What steps she is taking to support the UK defence industry.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Electric Vehicles: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to support international trade and investment in the electric vehicle sector.

    • Iron and Steel: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations he is making to the European Commission on quotas for UK steel exports into the EU in the event of the UK leaving the...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to paragraph 141 of the Court of Appeal judgment in R (on the application of Campaign Against Arms Trade) v The Secretary of...

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to incentivise the take-up of electric vehicles in areas with high levels of pollution.

    • Railways: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has he made of the value for money of the £47.8 million funding allocated by his Department to the (a) Thameslink, Southern and...

      Railways: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate has he made of average wi-fi speeds on (a) Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern, (b) Southeastern and (c) Chiltern trains in (i) 2017...

      Railways: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what responsibility his Department has for improving telecommunications across the rail network compared with that of the Department for Digital,...

      Railways: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department’s decision to set a 50MB limit on the data allowance for wi-fi on trains...

      Railways: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, (b) mobile phone operators and (c) train operators on...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many schemes have progressed through each of the five stages of the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline since the publication of the paper...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings his Department has held on the rail network enhancements pipeline with (a) Welsh Ministers, (b) the Mayor of London, (c) combined...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many full-time equivalent posts in his Department have been allocated to the rail network enhancements pipeline since March 2018.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what new Network Rail enhancement projects have been announced since the commencement of control period six.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many strategic outline business cases for rail network enhancements have been (a) received and (b) accepted by his Department since March 2018.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government has taken to (a) promote and (b) support shipping businesses in achieving the International Maritime Organization’s...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to create incentives for shipping companies to reduce (a) nitrogen dioxide, (b) nitric oxide and (c) carbon dioxide...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his timescale is for bringing forward legislative proposals to reform the taxi and private hire industry.

      London North Eastern Railway: Rail Gourmet Holding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when Rail Gourmet’s contract with LNER on the East Coast Mainline is planned to expire.

      London North Eastern Railway: Rail Gourmet Holding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives of LNER on Rail Gourmet not paying the living wage on the East Coast Mainline.

      London North Eastern Railway: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether there are any provisions in LNER's franchise agreement that would prevent that compnay from ensuring that its sub-contractors pay the living wage.

      London North Eastern Railway: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential value for money merits of bringing outsourced catering staff on the East Coast Mainline...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on taking steps to adopt the International Maritime...

      Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June to Question 266291 on Transport: Exhaust Emissions, what methodology his Department used to provide real term...

      Driving: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 269094 on Driving: Qualifications, when the EU contingency Regulation (Regulation 2019/501) expires.

      Office of Rail and Road

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions officials in his Department have had with officials in the Office for Rail and Road on the development of that organisation’s...

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the (a) effectiveness and (b) value for money of organisations working to protect the interests of consumers...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to implement EU Directive 2014/45 to exempt classic cars over 30 years old from periodic...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many pacer trains are serving stations in (a) Leeds, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) the UK.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which rail operators are running pacer trains on their service.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many pacer trains will be taken out of service by 1 January 2020.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what sanctions will be taken against franchise holders who fail to remove all pacer trains from their rolling stock by 1 January 2020.

      Railways: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Network Rail on their progress in implementing the recommendations of the John Varley Vegetation Management Review.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Overseas Visitors: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of facilitating visa applications by human rights defenders to allow them...

    • Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the maintenance of human rights in Sudan.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to work with UN Security Council members to ensure that the Stockholm agreement is implemented in Yemen.

      Venezuela: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has taken steps to install the Official Representative of interim President Juan Guaidó in the Venezuelan...

      Venezuela: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international partners on migrant boats capsizing off the coast of Venezuela.

      Venezuela: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the economic crisis in Venezuela on the (a) political and (b) economic...

      Abdullah Öcalan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2019 to Question 248721, whether he has had meetings with the Turkish Government since 2 May...

      Burundi: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the restrictions on the independent media in Burundi.

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Government of the People's Republic of China on the treatment of (a)...

      Israel: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on recognition of the plight of Jewish refugees from the Middle East...

      Nigeria: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Nigerian Government on progress towards cleaning up oil pollution in the Niger Delta.

  • Department for International Development

    • East Africa: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian effect of the drought in (a) Somalia, (b) Ethiopia and (c) the rest of the East...

    • Horn of Africa: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the potential level of deterioration in food security throughout the greater Horn of Africa...

      Zambia: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to provide additional aid to alleviate the impending famine in Zambia.

      Zambia: Cereals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to support the Zambian Government to ensure that farmers are able to purchase sufficient grain from Government...

      Farmers: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that its policies and funding support equal pay for female and male farmers.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen global civil society throughout the world.

      Africa: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to increase coordination of its work with charities operating in rural Africa.

      Department for International Development: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make it his Department's policy to sign up to the UK Steel Charter.

      Department for International Development: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether officials in his Department have had discussions with officials in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy...

      Plastics: Recycling and Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to support (a) the removal of plastic waste and (b) increase plastic recycling internationally.

      Bangladesh: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projects his Department supports in Bangladesh that remove plastic waste from (a) rivers and (b) the sea.

      Developing Countries: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to tackle the transport needs of the global south to enable marginalised groups to engage in (a) education,...

      Syria: Bombings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to help protect children from the consequences of the bombing in Idlib, Syria.

      Uganda: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department provides to the Ugandan Government to help with refugees in that country.

      Nairobi: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made the accuracy of reports of Kenyan authorities teargassing and attacking peaceful demonstrators in Nairobi...

      Department for International Development: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department offers employees a payroll deduction service to enable staff to join a credit union; and if he will make a...

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on his Department's preparations for the UK leaving the EU without an...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February 2019 to Question 220733, whether the independent review of Palestinian Authority textbooks will...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the independent evaluation of the Palestinian Authority curriculum commissioned by the Palestinian Authority in 2018 and due...

  • Department for Education

    • Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities fulfil their statutory duties under section 63 of the Care Act 2014 to provide transition...

    • Graduates: Average Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of ensuring universities publish potential earnings returns for all degree courses.

      Students: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to reduce the cost of university accommodation for students.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding (a) academies and (b) non-academy schools have received from the soft drinks industry levy.

      Schools: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of social workers in schools with a high volume of cases requiring social worker support.

      Education: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support deaf children’s education in the upcoming Spending Review.

      Wakefield City Academies Trust: Deloitte and Touche

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2019 to Question 262315 and to the Answer on 1 July 2019 to Question 269696 on Wakefield City Academies Trust:...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent trends in real term funding for education on the ability of schools to provide high quality SEND...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the academisation of schools on the ability of schools to deliver high-quality SEND provision.

      Swimming: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of primary school aged children had swimming lessons provided through school in each of the last five years.

      Children in Care: Missing People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2019 to Question 268391, if he will make an estimate of the number of looked-after children placed (a) inside and...

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 269008 on Pupils: Sanitary Protection, what criteria his Department uses to assess the environmental...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish a response to the petition entitled, Give schools the money they need, that was presented to the House on 5 June 2019.

      Educational Exchanges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage secondary schools and their pupils to take part in student exchange programmes with schools in other countries.

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce food waste in schools.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the policy on stopping child benefit for families whose children start apprenticeships on social mobility.

      Sanitary Protection: Further Education and Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the Government's plans to provide free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges from September 2019.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Theft

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Commissioners will make an estimate of the number of thefts of lead from church buildings in (a) the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Solid Fuels: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood in England, if he will place in the...

    • Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on local authority recycling rates of combining business waste...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of a deposit return scheme on the size of local authority...

      Pets: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 259058, how many dead pets were collected from roads and paths, and what...

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department is providing to landowners to encourage tree planting.

      Zoos: Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to extend Government guidance on the tethering of owls and vultures in zoos to all birds of prey.

      Beef: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the Scotch beef sector of the (a) European Commission and (b) Irish...

      Pigmeat: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations he has received from (a) the US Administration and (b) lobbyists from the US pork production sector on...

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest: National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to improve the quality of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in National Parks.

      Plastics: Bottles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with soft drinks manufacturers on phasing out single-use plastic bottles.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in his Department in the last 24 months.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Attorney General

    • Prosecutions: Hyperactivity

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps his Department is taking with the legal profession to raise awareness of ADHD in the decision-making process on prosecutions.

    • Attorney General: Overtime

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in his Department in the last 24 months.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on his Department's preparations for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving IPP sentences have been released from each prison in each of the last eight years.

    • Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the overall budget for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme was in each year since 2010.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many challenges have been made to decisions on intentional homelessness in each year since 2012.

      Legal Representation: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many litigants have represented themselves in cases involving homelessness in each year since 2012.

      Prisoners: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing 40 hours a week of work for prisoners.

      Speed Limits: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many speeding fines were collected in the (a) North Wales, (b) Dyfed Powys, (c) South Wales and (d) Gwent Police areas in the 2018-19 financial year.

      Speed Limits: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money accrued to the public purse in speeding fines collected in the (a) North Wales, (b) Dyfed Powys, (c) South Wales and (d) Gwent Police...

      Crimes of Violence: Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases have been prosecuted under the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018.

      Prison Service: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total number of assaults on (a) prison officers, (b) prison educators, (c) prison instructors, (d) prison health-care staff and (e) other...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) probation services and (b) community rehabilitation companies on the use of algorithms in relation to...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what process is used by his Department to monitor the use of algorithms by community rehabilitation companies.

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted of the offence of coercive control under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 in each of the last three years.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) value and (b) proportion of employment tribunal fees have been refunded since those fees were abolished.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent from the public purse on notifying people that paid employment tribunal fees of their right to a refund.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average level of prison population above Certified Normal Accommodation capacity was in each of the prisons in the 10 Prisons Project in (a)...

      Ministry of Justice: G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many contracts his Department has awarded to G4S since July 2013; and what the value was of each of those contracts.

      Females: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of training for prison officers working with women with a mental health need.

      Courts: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the (a) market value of courts sold as part of HM Courts and Tribunal reform programme and (b) the resale value...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, by what year will each person entitled to an employment tribunal fee refund have received one.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Credit Unions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department offers employees a payroll deduction service to enable them to join a credit union; and if he will make a statement.

    • Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2019 to Question 270401, whether the number of operators who use Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre advice is...

      Cabinet Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 255390, whether strategic oversight for the collection and use of data held by Government departments...

      Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has plans to implement the Law Commission’s recommendation to consolidate the UK’s electoral laws into a single, consistent...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress he has made on the assessment of the reasons that EU citizens living in the UK were unable to register and vote in the 2019 European...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission on EU citizens being unable to vote in the 2019 European Parliament elections.

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the level of voter turnout of EU citizens living in the UK at the 2019 European Parliament elections.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report that the Secretary of State for Transport has asked the new Chair of HS2 Allan Cook to undertake a review of the project "to make sure that...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Ford Motor Company: Bridgend

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Bridgend County Borough Council about attracting investment for Bridgend and reducing the impact on workers from any closure of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statistics collected by Military Court Watch from the testimonies of Palestinian children who were detained by the Israeli...

    • Khader al-Saaidy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of reports that Israeli Defence Forces refused a fisherman, Khader al Saaidy, medical assistance after he was shot and blinded...

      Gaza: Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the restriction of fishing zones in Gaza on the level of protein in Gazan children’s diets.

      Israel: Nuclear Installations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that there are leaks of radioactive waste from the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Centre in Dimona.

      Jerusalem: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the owners of Palestinian property under the control of the Palestinian Authority in East Jerusalem of the Israeli...

      Palestinians: Olives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to protect the livelihoods of Palestinians living in territory occupied by Israel whose olive trees have been destroyed.

      Philippines: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they plan to have with the government of the Philippines about the circumstances of the deaths of Neptali Morada, Ryan Hubilla, Nelly...

      Philippines: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that over 3 million children, aged five to 17, are obliged to work in the Philippines; and what initiatives they are...

      USA: Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the tweet of the President of the United States on Friday 21 June that the United States had been "cocked & loaded to retaliate" following the...

      USA: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Prime Minister on 3 June, how the "unrivalled intelligence-sharing" and "deeper, broader and more advanced" security relationship...

      Iran: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the visit of the Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa to Tehran on 22 to 23 June, what progress they have made (1) in persuading Iran...

      Saudi Arabia: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Court of Appeal ruling that the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia was unlawful and reports that training for the Saudi Arabian military was financed by...

      Pakistan: Blasphemy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about the abuse of Pakistan's blasphemy laws and ways in which to prevent such abuse.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the Peace to Prosperity workshop convened by the United States in Bahrain.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the continued viability of the two state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the United States administration about contributing to the Peace to Prosperity Fund proposed by the United States.

      China: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of China on the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China; and what plans they have to ensure that the human...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of their Official Development Assistance, they support campaigns for legislative change in other countries where such change would permit actions...

    • Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve the situation of Rohingya refugees in camps in Bangladesh who have little prospect of returning to Myanmar in the immediate...

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how (1) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and (2) the Department for International Development, systematically include older women in their (a) work with...

  • Department for Education

    • Construction: Skilled Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to address a reported shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry due to Brexit uncertainty.

    • Further Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had on funding priorities for post-16 education in the forthcoming spending review.

      Further Education: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the recent teachers' pay award on the financial sustainability of further education college budgets.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support an increase in the budget allocated to further education colleges to help address the UK skills gap.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to implement the recently-announced changes to the School Admissions Code introducing priority admission-status for inter-country adopted children.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances in cases involving historical abuse victims are entitled to legal representation.

    • Special Educational Needs: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of HM Courts and Tribunal Services statistics released in relation to the First Tier (Special Educational Needs and Disability...

  • Department for International Trade

    • EU External Trade: Mercosur

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of the EU–Mercosur trade agreement; and which commercial sectors in the UK are expected to benefit from this...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Malaria: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the health and wellbeing of all participants in the Surgeon-General’s 2016–17 research study on anti-malarial chemoprophylaxis (Ref:...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Buscombe on 19 June (HL Deb, col 771), on what occasions the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights...

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current (1) weekly rates of Child Benefit, and (2) monthly rates of Universal Credit standard allowances and child elements; and what would each...

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Buscombe on 17 June (HL Deb, col 652), what is their definition of "absolute poverty".

      Poverty: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children who live in a household where at least one adult is employed are currently living in absolute poverty after housing costs.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children live in a household where the adult employed is in part-time employment and are living in absolute poverty (1) before housing costs, and (2)...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children live in a household where the adult is self-employed and are living in absolute poverty (1) before housing costs, and (2) after housing costs.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Supermarkets: Containers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what encouragement and incentives they are providing to supermarkets (1) to reduce the number of single-use and other containers, and (2) to provide...

    • Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of air pollution on public health; whether they intend to introduce legislation to implement World Health Organisation...

      Plastic Bags

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to encourage retailers to replace plastic carrier bags with paper ones.

      Trees: Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what steps they are taking to encourage the planting of homegrown stock to address concerns about the importation of tree diseases.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have awarded contracts to Serco for the provision of housing to asylum seekers; and what measures they intend to put in place to ensure that the quality...

    • Crimes of Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific offences they categorise as violent crime; and what are the criteria for such categorisation.

      Police: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they plan to provide for police training in each of the next three financial years.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police officers have been recruited via the fast track direct entry scheme in each of the last five years.

      Home Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to reassess the working structure of the Home Office.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Treasury

    • Cryptocurrencies: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to regulate the use of new crypto-currencies created by large technology companies; and what steps they are taking to protect private...

    • Money Laundering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 18 June (HL16068), what guidance they provide, if any, to banks and other businesses about ensuring that...

      Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of quantitative easing and bank capital requirements on (1) moving credit risk to open-ended investment funds, and (2)...

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Buscombe on 25 June (HL Deb, col 1003), whether they will now ask the National Audit Office to examine the feasibility of...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist those over 75 with long-term complex illnesses such as dementia to pay for a TV licence from June 2020.

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the change to the TV licence concession for the over-75s from June 2020; how that change will affect the Accommodation...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the change to the TV licence concession for the over-75s from June 2020 on those with sight impairments;...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that people over the age of 75 who cannot afford to pay for a TV licence from June 2020 will be able to (1) access...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that people over the age of 75 who do not use the internet will be able to apply, and pay, for a TV licence from June 2020.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they intend to offer to people who are just above the threshold of eligibility for pension credit to afford the additional £154.54 per year to...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compatibility of the BBC's decision to change the TV licence concession for people over the age of 75 from June 2020 with the...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Select Committees: Membership

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether non-affiliated members of the House of Lords are considered for places on select committees; and if so, what criteria are applied as to whether or not...

What is this?

The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

July 2019
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031 

Did you find what you were looking for?