Written answers

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish his response to the consultation on pay-as-you-go on rail.

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of vehicles that are electric in each (i) region and (ii) nation of the UK.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the level of air pollution caused by traffic congestion on (a) the A2, (b) Bob Dunn Way and (c) other roads...

      Department for Transport: Brexit

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

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2019 to Question 263884 on Railways: North of England, what progress his Department has made on (a) tendering and...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to support electric vehicles in (a) becoming competitive without financial incentives or subsidies for their...

      Pollinators: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps (a) his Department and (b) agencies of his Department have taken to support the National Pollinator Strategy on (i) roads (ii)...

      Office of Rail and Road

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has he made of the adequacy of the statutory remit of the Office for Rail and Road to work on behalf of the interests of rail passengers.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when (a) he and (b) his Ministers were made aware that all pacer trains would not be withdrawn from service by rail operators before 1 January 2020.

      Railways: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of emissions at train stations.

      Department for Transport: Overtime

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

      Fisheries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's announcement of 3 July 2019 on specialist life vests to improve fishing safety, how much of the additional...

      Department for Transport: Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many contracts his Department has awarded to Serco since July 2013; and what the value is of those contracts.

      A19

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will allocate funding to (a) improve road safety and (b) ensure sufficient capacity on the A19 in respect of traffic created by the Jade...

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding the Government is allocating towards meeting its targets for walking and cycling.

      Great Western Railway: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions Great Western trains ran with reduced carriage numbers as a result of a shortage of sets in each month since the introduction of...

      Mersey Gateway Bridge: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fixed penalty notices have been issued to people crossing the Mersey Gateway bridge in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • New Businesses: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department provides for young people who want to set up an online retail business.

    • Renewable Energy: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling investors to realise returns while solar power plants,...

      Business: Public Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will meet representatives of businesses that make printed calendars to discuss the decision to change the date of...

      Satellites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the timeframe for bringing forward secondary legislation to enable the launch of small satellites will ensure...

      Productivity: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how he plans to use the Northern Powerhouse strategy refresh to improve productivity in the North of England.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department offers employees a payroll deduction service to enable them to join a credit union; and if he...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which communities do not have a post office as a result of (a) temporary, and (b) permanent branch closures.

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which post office branches been replaced with (a) an outreach and (b) a mobile service.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many new post office branch locations opened in the period 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2019.

      Consumer Goods: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Consumer Protection Partnership in protecting the public from...

      Boilers: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June to Question 266066 on boilers, for what reasons Building Research Establishment has...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to (a) end subsidies to the fossil fuel-based energy industry, (b) phase out fossil...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of pursuing the target of net zero emissions by 2050...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will (a) review and (b) increase the 6GW capacity cap in the Contracts for Difference auctions to support the...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the finding of the Committee on Climate Change that the UK will require up to 75GW by 2050, if he...

      Electricity: Heating and Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to accelerate the electrification of (a) heat and (b) transport.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many energy companies have ceased trading in each of the last five years.

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what account he has taken of his Department's report entitled What is the relationship between public and private...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of opportunities advertised on the Post Office business opportunities website are for (a) new branches...

      Social Services: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide more details on his plans for dedicated employment rights for care workers.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Medicine: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing co-operation between medical R&D facilities in the UK...

    • Venezuela: Drugs and Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the shortage of food and medicine in Venezuela.

      Sudan: Paramilitary Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the strength of Sudan’s rapid support forces.

      China: Sub-Saharan Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of (a) China’s influence in sub-Saharan Africa and (b) the extent of Chinese...

      Israel: Hebron

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2019 to Question 263894 on Israel: Hebron, if he will make representations to the Israeli...

      Sri Lanka: Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April to Written Question 245704, whether the UK Government plans to send experts to (a) to...

      Israeli Settlements: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will reconsider the Government’s opposition to listing in the UN business and human rights database of companies...

      Israel: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Israeli settlements in the Palestinian Territories will be included in the future free trade agreement between the UK...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Credit Unions

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

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

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

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) reassurances about the health of Jagtar Singh Johal and (b) information on when he will (i) stand trial or (ii) be...

      Venezuela: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the European Union’s embargo on sales of arms and military equipment...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on (a) allowing a UK Government representative to meet Nazanin...

      Law of the Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations on...

      Falkland Islands: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his Argentinian counterpart on the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands; and if he...

      Trinidad and Tobago: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to improve diplomatic relations with Trinidad and Tobago.

      Malawi: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to improve diplomatic relations with Malawi.

      Brazil: Rain Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Brazilian counterpart on protecting the Amazon rainforest.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the UN General Assembly Resolution of 22 May 2019 on the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of...

      Nigeria: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he has taken with the Nigerian Government to help prevent the alleged funding of supply of weapons to...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the continued harassment and detention of human rights lawyers...

      Wang Quanzhang

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Chinese Government on the health of imprisoned human rights lawyer Wang...

      Tibet: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many requests for diplomatic access to the Tibet Autonomous Region were submitted by Government officials (a) in the UK and...

      Tibet: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Government made any requests to open a mission in Lhasa.

      Tibet: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what restrictions have been placed on British tourists and officials who have been granted access to the Tibet Autonomous...

      China: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what restrictions the UK Government places on diplomats from China travelling in the UK; and who is responsible for those diplomats.

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the use of Tazir laws to facilitate punishment against members of the Baha’i...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on his Department's preparations for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement.

    • Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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.

      Civil Service: Pension Funds

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the capacity of civil service pension funds to engage in shareholder advocacy with the companies in which they have...

      Cabinet Office: Overtime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in his Department in the last 24 months.

      Civil Service: Pension Funds

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his policy is on adopting environmental, social, and governance criteria in relation to civil service pension funds.

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what changes were introduced in postal and proxy voting procedures for the 2019 European Parliamentary Elections compared to previous (a) European or...

      Cycling

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Departments have introduced the cycle to work scheme.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Self-harm: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support people who self-harm.

    • NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is he taking to improve retention of NHS staff.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will reinstate the student nurse bursary.

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of availability of (a) places on UK Foundation Programme F1 and F2 courses and (b) work...

      Haemochromatosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the (a) rates of diagnosis and (b) management of genetic haemochromatosis.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help mitigate the effect of pension taxation on the NHS.

      Liothyronine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the value for money of prescribing Liothyronine (T3) on the NHS.

      Hyperactivity: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of patients with ADHD that access NHS Mental Health services.

      Hyperactivity: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his department plans to publish the pathway for people with ADHD.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of (a) the value of eligible Healthy Start vouchers that have not been used in (i) England, (ii) London...

      Health: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how he plans to use the Northern Powerhouse strategy refresh to improve health outcomes for people in the North of England.

      Hospices: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that vulnerable families can access children’s hospice services in the long-term.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure future public health funding allocations prioritise areas with the poorest health outcomes.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Credit Unions

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

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

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

      Mental Health Services: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that targeted mental health support reaches people who are at risk of being radicalised.

      Rare Diseases: European Reference Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the UK will continue to be a part of the European Reference Network for rare diseases after the UK leaves the EU.

      Health Services: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many referrals have been received by his Department under sub-section 244 of the National Health Service Act 2006 since the...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on a regulatory category medicinal cannabis.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracts his Department has awarded to Serco since July 2013; and what the value is of those contracts.

      Dental Services: Greater London

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

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the July 2017 tobacco control plan for England, when the Government plans to announce a date for achieving its...

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that tobacco companies have no involvement in (a) smoking cessation services and (b) public health...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of training for NHS staff on diagnosing and treating alcohol abuse.

      HIV Infection: Canterbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to ensure that gay and bisexual men accessing the Gate Clinic at Kent and Canterbury Hospital have access to...

      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 maternal postnatal checks in identifying maternal mental health...

      Agoraphobia: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department provides to help people with agoraphobia to live independently.

      Mental Health Services: Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many mental healthcare professionals are employed in (a) Harmondsworth and (b) Colnbrook immigration removal centres.

      Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase BAME recruitment to the stem cell registry.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of children in (a) Ashfield, (b) Rushcliffe and (c) England have been classified as (i) overweight or (ii)...

      Carers: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of people caring for someone at the end of their life who experience financial hardship.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report by the Children's Commissioner entitled vulnerable children: time for action, published in July 2019, what...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether officials in his Department have had discussions with officials in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the UK Steel Charter.

    • Wales Office: Iron and Steel

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

  • Department for Education

    • Technology: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help ensure the supply of skilled workers in the tech sector.

    • Vocational Guidance: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to improve careers information and guidance for secondary school leavers.

      Apprentices: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the March 2019 report by the National Audit Office and current inquiry by the Public Accounts Committee into apprenticeships, if he...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether apprenticeship levy-paying employers will continue to be able to use half of the funds that they contribute to the apprenticeship levy; and if...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help apprenticeship levy-paying employers to use more of the levy funding available to them than the 15 per cent that they...

      Retail Trade: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the reduction in retail sector apprenticeship starts between 2012 and 2017.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2019 to Question 267319 on Apprentices: Taxation, how frequently his Department plans to publish expiry of funds...

      Special Educational Needs: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with special educational needs receive free home to school transport in England.

      Special Educational Needs: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of young people with special educational needs in post-16 education that receive local authority funded home...

      Special Educational Needs: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the amount spent in England by local authorities on home to school transport for children with special educational needs...

      Numeracy: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the level of numeracy in Nottinghamshire.

      Summer Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) financial and (b) other support the Government (i) is providing in 2019 and (ii) has provided in each of the last five years to schools for...

      Department for Education: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department offers employees a payroll deduction service to enable staff to join a credit union; 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 June 2019; and what plans the Government has for those funds.

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to implement the recommendations of A better deal: boosting competition to bring down bills for families and firms, November...

      Regional Schools Commissioners: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to update the April 2016 Regional Vision Statement for the West Midlands and publish a new statement.

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the affordability of school uniforms for people on low incomes.

      Breakfast Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding to support breakfast clubs in primary schools.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools (i) are eligible for and (ii) receive the full amount of funding under the...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many mainstream (a) primary and (b) secondary schools received a lump sum payment, and for how many schools that lump sum represented (i) less...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of health and safety conditions for prison staff.

    • Offenders: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the unemployment rate among former male inmates compared with the rate among the general male population.

      Prisoners' Release: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to support people leaving prison to move directly to employment on their release.

      Prisons: Synthetic Cannabinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidences there were of the use of synthetic cannabinoids in prisons in each of the last three years.

      Reoffenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number was of previous community orders issued to an offender sentenced to immediate custody in each year since 2007.

      Courts: Recorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many sitting days in courts in England were presided over by a recorder in each of the last 18 months.

      Reoffenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of previous offences was that a convicted person committed for that same offence before receiving a sentence other than an...

      Glen Pava Prison and Wellingborough Prison: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 253599 on Glen Pava Prison and Wellingborough Prison: Contracts, on what date his Department plans to...

      Suspended Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what number and proportion of those who were given a suspended sentence in each of the last three years were required as part of that sentence to (a) do...

      Animal Welfare: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people prosecuted under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in each of the last 12 months.

      Ministry of Justice: Credit Unions

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

      Courts: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether specialised employees with training on how to support people with disabilities are available in each court.

      Burglary: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average sentence length was for an offender convicted for domestic burglary for offenders for which this was their (a) first, (b) second, (c)...

      Ministry of Justice: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was to the public purse on legal aid for education law in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prisoners released from (a) HMP Northumberland and (b) prisons nationally have had permanent accommodation on their release in the...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether a cap is placed on compensation for lost earnings paid as part of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

      Courts: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the sale price was of each (a) magistrates' court building, (b) youth court and (c) Crown court sold in the last two years.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timescale is for the review of the financial eligibility thresholds for people seeking legal aid.

      Ministry of Justice: Serco

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

      Family Justice Panel: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria was used to appoint the members of the Family Justice panel; and what gender balance requirements were applied.

      Offenders: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2019 to Question 267162, whether he has made additional funding available to support new alliances with military...

      Courts: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he made of the value of each court that his Department intended to sell prior to each sale.

      Law Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding his Department has provided to law centres in each year since 2010.

      Young Offenders: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 269813, for what reason information is not collated in relation to children.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Length of Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether (a) salary and (b) pension contributions for HM Courts and Tribunals Service staff are determined by length of service.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of sexual abuse have had their applications for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme rejected because they had...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time to complete a single employment tribunal claim was in each year since 2010.

      Probate: Standards

      What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the probate system.

      Camp Hill Prison

      What progress he has made on the sale of the Camp Hill prison site to Isle of Wight Council.

      Bristol Prison: Safety

      What steps he is taking to help ensure a safe regime for (a) staff and (b) prisoners in Horfield prison in Bristol.

      Reoffenders: Sentencing

      If he will review sentencing policy for prolific offenders.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Canterbury

      What steps his Department is taking to improve provision of legal aid for housing cases in Canterbury.

      Prison Officers: Training

      What progress the Government has made on improving training and support for prison officers.

      *No heading*

      Whether he plans to allocate additional funding to youth offending teams.

  • Treasury

    • Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to UK Government spending on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, what comparability percentage will be applied for the purpose of the Barnett formula.

    • Fisheries: South West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what programmes will be funded through the £10 million allocated for fisheries innovation South West announced in Budget 2018.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the detailed methodology used to calculate Equitable Life payment scheme compensation payments.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue accrued to the public purse in Vehicle Excise Duty on cars registered in London in each of the last three financial years; and what...

      Red Diesel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Clean Air Strategy 2019, what progress he has made in reviewing current uses of red diesel to ensure that its lower cost is not...

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on the soft drinks industry levy of research by Cancer Research UK linking obesity and cancer.

      Coinage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money from the public purse has been spent on the creation of the new 50p coin to commemorate the UK leaving the EU.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to identify (a) privately owned and (b) social housing high-rise blocks of flats...

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department offers employees a payroll deduction service to enable staff to join a credit union; and if he...

      Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that communities and local authorities work together to provide adequate numbers of...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress the Government has made in ensuring that non-compliant fire doors in housing are replaced.

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance the Government has issued to the housing industry on the replacement of non-compliant fire doors.

      Social Rented Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to (a) improve housing standards for older people living in the rental sector and...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Warwick and Leamington of 13 June 2019, Official...

      Tenants: Forfeiture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the use of forfeiture against tenants.

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all elderly people live in decent and accessible homes.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in establishing a joint bridging unit in Germany.

    • Type 31 Frigates: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether her Department has plans for the Sea Ceptor missile system to be fitted to the five planned Type 31e frigates.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether she has plans to increase defence spending in the next three years.

      Apache AH-64 Helicopters: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when her Department plans to complete its order for all 50 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters.

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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.

      HMS Talent and HMS Triumph

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Talent and HMS Triumph will be based at HMNB Clyde; and when and where those vessels will be decommissioned.

      Shipbuilding: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps her Department is taking to support the development of metal 3D printing in the shipbuilding industry.

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the UK’s ability to defend itself against cyber-attacks.

      Patrol Craft: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress her Department is making on the (a) construction and (b) commissioning of offshore patrol vessels for deployment in the South West.

      Defence: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to ensure the modernising defence programme is coordinated with the NATO defence planning process.

      USA: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to improve the interoperability of UK and US armed forces.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) time taken and (b) cost incurred to replace a Type 45 destroyer.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long it takes and at what cost to replace an F35 fighter jet.

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long it would take and at what cost to replace an Astute class submarine.

      Arctic: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps her Department is taking to increase UK maritime capabilities in the Arctic and the High North.

      Ministry of Defence: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate she has made of the amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in her Department in the last 24 months.

      Ministry of Defence: Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contracts her Department has awarded to Serco since July 2013; and what the value is of those contracts.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether officials in her Department have had discussions with officials in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her Department's policy to sign up to the UK Steel Charter.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has informed any EU nationals that they have no recourse to public funds since June 2018.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of universal credit payments and administration in each year since 2014.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of non-advised pension savers used a face-to-face or telephone appointment with the Pension Wise guidance service...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timetable is for pension savers to start benefiting from the provisions of the Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018 for ensuring...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to ensure that the Social Fund Funeral Payments meet the costs of cremation.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of uprating Local Housing Allowance rates from April 2020; and if she will bring forward proposals to...

      Jobcentre Plus: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) financial implications and (b) net effect on jobs of the closure of benefit processing...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has in place to help people in receipt of universal credit with the cost of childcare over the summer holidays.

      Older People: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps she has taken to ensure that older people receive the financial support they are entitled to.

      William Hill: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to support staff of William Hill following the announcement that 700 branches will close; and if she will make a...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times the Child Maintenance Group has registered the maintenance debt of a non-resident parent with credit rating agencies in the...

      Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions her Department's assessors have formally questioned a prognosis given by health professionals in DS1500 forms in each...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment claims made under special rules and supported by a clinician via a DS1500 were rejected by her...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Far East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations his Department has received on (a) certification and (b) packaging of food items imported from the Far East.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of culling badgers on TB rates in cattle.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Credit Unions

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

      Brixham Harbour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to allocate funding to ensure the future of Brixham Harbour.

  • Home Office

    • Reoffenders: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on ensuring more effective prosecutions of cases involving...

    • Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK (a) retains and (b) attracts highly skilled contractors from the EU after the UK...

      Frontier Worker Permit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to introduce a scheme for frontier workers to allow them to apply for a Frontier Worker Permit.

      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 have been put in place in the event that the asylum accommodation provider in the North East is unable to procure...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers in the North East will be required to leave their property during the transition to a new accommodation provider;...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans have been put in place to support vulnerable asylum seekers in the North East through the transition period between asylum...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how his Department plans to record complaints during the transition period between asylum accommodation contracts; and whether that...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether risk management information and contingency plans on the transition to the new asylum accommodation provider in the North East have...

      Home Office: Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many contracts his Department has awarded to Serco since July 2013; and what the value is of those contracts.

      Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2019 to Question 250476, when he plans to start the recruitment process for a new chair of the Migration...

      Extradition: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 20 June 2019 to Questions 265420, 265421 and 265422 on Extradition: USA, for what reason the figures are...

      Extradition: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many extradition requests have been made by the UK for US citizens in each year since 2014; and how many of those requests were (a)...

      Radicalism: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of potential links between the Nordkreuz network in Germany and extremist groups in the UK.

      Asylum: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees from Yemen the UK (a) accepted asylum applications from and (b) granted asylum to in (i) 2014, (ii) 2015, (iii) 2016, (iv)...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent employees there were in UK Visas and Immigration and its predecessor bodies in each of the last 10 financial years.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were employed by UK Visas and Immigration in assessing and processing claims for asylum in each of the last 10 financial years.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people at Full Time Equivalent have been employed to establish and administer the system for compensation for victims of the...

      Overseas Visitors: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for visitor visas have been received, by nationality of country of origin, in each of the last 10 years.

      Detention Centres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average ratio is of detainees to detention officers at (a) Colnbrook and (b) Harmondsworth immigration removal centres in the most...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the Government plans to publish its formal response to the public consultation on a new legal duty to support multi-agency...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to reduce the number of people held in UK immigration removal centres.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have applied for compensation from the Windrush compensation scheme to date.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of a wrong decision being made denying a person...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for compensation by people affected by the Windrush scandal have been successful, and how many of those successful...

      Asylum: Housing

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

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department will take in the event that asylum-accommodation provider Mears is unable to procure sufficient housing stock to...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers in the North East will be required to leave their properties during the transition to a new accommodation provider.

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps his Department is taking to increase fire safety in (a) care homes and (b) other residential blocks.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support the Government provides to vulnerable asylum-seekers in the North East in the transition period between asylum accommodation...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether fire evacuation guidance issued by his Department includes information on the additional time required to evacuate vulnerable people.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how his Department plans to record complaints by service users during the transition period between asylum accommodation contracts; and...

      Eggs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to ensure that the egg industry has access to migrant workers after the UK leaves the EU.

      Agriculture: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to encourage EU nationals working in the agricultural and food production sectors to remain in the UK...

  • Department for International Development

    • Gaza: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of processes to prevent the misuse of reconstruction material in Gaza.

    • Kenya: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what country-specific direct support his Department is providing to Kenya to (a) support economic development and (b) strengthen...

      Zambia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what country-specific direct support his Department is providing to Zambia to (a) support economic development and (b) strengthen...

      Seychelles: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what country-specific direct support his Department is providing to the Seychelles to support economic development in that country.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the recent State of the World Food Security and Nutrition report findings that global hunger has increased for the...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Iron and Steel

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

    • Scotland Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether officials in his Department have had discussions with officials in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the UK Steel...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Credit Unions

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

    • Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

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

      Funerals: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in the absence of devolved government, if she will consult on the potential merits of introducing a children’s funeral fund in Northern...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Technology: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the role of the UK's tech sector in attracting foreign direct investment.

    • Department for International Trade: Credit Unions

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

      Department for International Trade: Brexit

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

      Arms Trade: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what export licences relating to defence are in place with Hong Kong.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Credit Unions

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

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what preparations his Department is making for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement; and how much funding has been...

      William Hill: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support William Hill and its staff following the announcement that 700 branches will close; and if...

      Gambling: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to prevent young people from becoming addicted to gambling.

  • Prime Minister

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2019 to Question 270779 on Climate Change and with reference to with reference to her oral contribution of 26 June 2019, Official...

  • Attorney General

    • Sexual Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how he will ensure that the Criminal Justice Board review of how rape and sexual violence cases are handled across the criminal justice system provides independent...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the British steel industry is paying more for electricity than its counterparts in Europe; what is the average megawatt price for steel producers in the UK;...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings in the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions...

    • Bahrain: Freedom of Expression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 June (HL16330), what further representations they will make to the government of Bahrain about...

      Russia: Warships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 June (HL16343), what assessment they have made of the case for reviewing (1) the Agreement Between...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Obesity: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on measures to tackle child obesity.

    • Bacterial Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 4 June (HL15832), what assessment they have made of (1) the future costs to the NHS as a...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the impact on the ability of the NHS to recruit experienced staff from the EU of the UK leaving the EU without a...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Immigration: Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have issued to local authorities about the process of applying for legal aid through exceptional case funding for unaccompanied and separated...

    • Abortion: Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Court of Protection has ordered the termination of a pregnancy in a woman with a learning disability or autism in the last ten years; and on how...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional support to the court service in order to deal with any increase in cases of non-payment of TV licences by vulnerable...

  • Treasury

    • Inheritance Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to scrap the inheritance tax 40 per cent excess policy above an individual's £325,000 allowance.

    • Financial Services: Infrastructure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to invest in infrastructure projects in the UK financial services industry to help address climate change.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 25 June (HL16417), why the draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous...

    • Poverty: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Buscombe on 17 June (HL Deb, col 653), how many children living in absolute poverty in a household where the adult is (1)...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Buscombe on 17 June (HL Deb, col 653), how many children live in the “2.4 million households” who will “keep...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Formaldehyde

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to restrict the use of formaldehyde in domestic articles such as MDF panels that are found to emit formaldehyde fumes that exceed World Health...

    • Industry: Pollution Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to abide by the guidance and emissions limits set out under the 2015 EU Industrial Emissions Directive, following its implementation date on...

      Plastics: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration, if any, they have given to introducing legislation to require wet wipes and similar products to list the proportion of plastics in their...

      Veterinary Medicine: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to guarantee access to sufficient numbers of Official Veterinarians from outside the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

  • Home Office

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in negotiating work streams with the EU to examine technical alternatives to a hard border between Northern Ireland and the...

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any contracts have been proposed, let, or completed for work on examining technical alternatives to a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic...

      Drugs: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they measure the performance and success of the National Crime Agency in limiting the import and supply of controlled substances such as cocaine and heroin.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of (1) their announcement of an additional £970 million in funding for the police service in 2019, (2) the fact that each police officer...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide sufficient support for police forces tackling increased rates of knife crime among young people.

      Young People: Crimes of Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken towards (1) adopting a public health approach to tackling youth violence, and (2) putting in place a long-term strategy, including...

      Deportation: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to remove the threat of deportation from those people of Commonwealth parentage who were born after the introduction of the...

      Children in Care: Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they assess whether local authorities are identifying children in their care who need to address immigration issues; and how they intend to ensure that all...

      Immigration: Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have issued to local authorities about the provision of support for children from the European Economic Area and Switzerland who are subject to...

      Immigration: Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why their Looked-after Children and Care leavers: EU Settlement Scheme Local Authorities and Social Care Trusts Guidance, published on 3 April, makes no reference...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for technological solutions for the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of proposals by the Centre for Policy Studies to establish opportunity zones to increase trade after Brexit.

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