Written answers

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much in grant funding the Government has made available through the on-street residential chargepoint grant scheme in (a) Barnsley, (b) South...

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total amount of funding through the Office of Low Emission Vehicles' electric vehicle homecharge scheme was in (a) Barnsley, (b) South...

      A14: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many days the A14 Orwell Bridge has been closed in each year since 2000.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Derelict Land: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support is available from the UK Government for devolved regions to regenerate former industrial sites.

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what preparations his Department is making for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement; and how much funding has...

      Science: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support scientific human-relevant research methods.

      New Businesses: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who (a) Companies House and (b) HMRC share information on business owners with when a limited company is set up.

      New Businesses: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what personal information of a business owner is placed in the public domain when a limited company is set up.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post office branches are currently being served by a (a) outreach and (b) mobile service; and how many of...

      Post Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who attended the summit for the sub-postmasters pay review which was announced and convened on 13 June 2019; and when...

      Post Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the terms of reference are of the sub-postmasters pay review.

      Post Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timescale is for the sub-postmasters pay review.

      Post Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funding has been made available by the Post Office Ltd to pay for the outcome of the sub-postmasters pay review;...

      Post Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Post Office Ltd will be required to ballot all postmasters on the outcome of the sub-postmasters pay review.

      Post Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Subpostmasters Pay Review will ensure that Postmasters will not receive less than the national minimum wage...

      Post Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Subpostmaster Pay Review will include provisions for the Sub Postmaster to be paid for annual leave to...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post office branches advertised on the Post Office business opportunities website are (a) hard to place, (b)...

      Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his Answer 11 June 2019 to Question 258961 on Boilers, whether the variables listed in that answer apply to...

      Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2019 to Question 266632 on Boilers, if he will publish the (a) country and (b)...

      Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his Answer or 19 June 2019 to Question 266634, Boilers, what information his Department holds on any...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress the Government has made on the 2030 Energy Strategy.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate cross-governmental co-operation on tackling climate change.

      Electric Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to make the UK a world leader in electric car manufacturing.

      Domestic Appliances: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to inform the public of the (a) need to de-carbonise heat and (b) potential changes...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israeli Settlements: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to tackle the import to the UK of products from illegal settlements in the Palestinian Occupied Territories.

    • Khaleda Zia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the imprisonment of the main opposition leader in Bangladesh, Khaleda...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

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

      Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabia counterpart on the release of senior political detainees held without...

      Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the health and welfare of political detainees in Saudi Arabia.

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to review the strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia as a result of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

      Iran: Nuclear Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to coordinate with his P5+1 partners a response to reports Iran has exceeded its permitted stockpile of...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking with the UN Security Council to ensure that de-escalation zones in Idlib, Syria are...

      Iran: Nuclear Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports that Iran has quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium.

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he bring forward a new protection of civilians strategy to help safeguard children in conflict zones throughout the world.

      India: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Indian counterpart on attacks on Christians by Hindu activists.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Overtime

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

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hyperactivity: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 6 June 2018, Official Report col 306, where the National Institute for...

    • Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Green Paper on social care.

      Pharmacy: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the exclusion of pharmacists from the shortage...

      Healthy Start Scheme: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many families are in receipt of Healthy Start vouchers in (a) Lewisham Deptford constituency, (b) London borough of Lewisham and (c)...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

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

      Cancer: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment his Department has made between the annual cancer mortality rate in (a) the London borough of Hounslow and...

      Radioisotopes: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of suppliers of medical radioisotopes on the feasibility of using air freight to import...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the supply of medicines from other EU member states in the event that the UK...

      Maraviroc: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of clinical trials of Maraviroc in each of the last three years.

      Maraviroc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of NHS procurement options for and (b) the affordability of Maraviroc.

      Maraviroc: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment NHS England has made of the availability of Maraviroc to patients with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have taken their own lives while being detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 in an (a) NHS and (b) private hospital...

      Breast Cancer: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking with women who are transitioning to men to (a) inform them about and (b) screen them for the risk of...

      Prisons: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the provision of healthcare services to prisoners in private prisons.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the National Genomic Healthcare Strategy will include all types of cancer.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what cancer types will be offered whole genome sequencing through the Genomic Medicine Service as part of routine care in the next five years.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to consult with charities and patient organisations on whole genome sequencing.

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on studies carried out by the (a) National Institute for Health Research and (b) NHS Health...

      Silicosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence his Department holds on trends in the level of co-morbidity in people with silicosis.

      Dental Services: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS dentists are currently accepting patients in (a) Plymouth and (b) Devon and Cornwall.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Overtime

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

      Facial Palsy: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review the way that facial palsy treatment is (a) assessed and (b) funded.

      Cattle: Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what procedures the Food Standards Agency has in place to monitor and ensure compliance with Schedule 3, Part 3, paragraph 8 of the...

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the next stage of its Challenge on Dementia builds on the progress made by (a) the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to respond to the correspondence of 28 May 2019 from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central to the Under-Secretary...

      Breast Cancer: Bisphosphonates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there has been a change of policy on how adjuvant bisphosphonates are offered to patients for the management of breast cancer...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to fund at least one alcohol care team or specialist in every hospital in the UK.

      Hospices: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total value of the NHS England Children’s Hospice Grant will be in (a) 2020-21 (b) 2021-22 (c) 2022-23 and (d) 2023-24.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Overtime

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

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the (a) postcode, (b) local authority area and (c) rural and urban classification for each state school that has closed and not...

    • Fisheries: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more school leavers to pursue a career in the fishing industry.

      State Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of state schools in England are classified as (a) rural town and fringe, (b) in a sparse setting, (c) rural village and...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's publication, Apprenticeship and levy statistics: December 2018, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the...

      T-levels: Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether funding will be allocated to support adult learners taking T Levels.

      Schools: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2019 to Question 270440 on Schools: Fire Regulations, if he will estimate the number of schools that have...

      Higher Education: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and which higher education institutions have adopted the IHRA definition of antisemitism.

      Contact Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what records his Department holds on the number of child contact services contracts entered into by local authorities in England and Wales on an...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support the 2.3 million children estimated by the Children's Commissioner to be growing up with a vulnerable family background.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to reduce the time it takes to go through the adoption process.

      Breakfast Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to require schools to offer pupils breakfast on the morning of their exams.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many hours of schooling were lost due to schools reducing the length of the school day as a result of insufficient funding in the 2017-18 academic...

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the proportion of school buildings that contain asbestos; and if he will make a statement.

      Higher Education: Casual Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the University and College Union report entitled, Counting the costs of casualisation in higher education, published June 2019, what...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that the specification of laptops supplied to students with vision impairment through the disabled students’...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of 16 and 17 year old children awaiting an in need assessment in 2017-18.

      Care Leavers and Children in Care: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assistance his Department is providing to (a) children in care and (b) care leavers who are non-UK EU citizens to regularise their status in the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice of 5 September 2017, Official Report, Column 19,...

    • Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Litigant in Person portal will be expanded to include minor personal injury claims by April 2020.

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many meetings (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have held with representatives of claimant bodies on the operation of the Litigant in...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish his Department's response to Part 2 of the consultation paper, Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury (whiplash) Claims Process.

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that customers' experience of the litigant in person portal can be (a) monitored and (b) evaluated.

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that insurance companies do not submit incorrect Not Admitted responses through the Litigant in Person portal.

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Litigant in Person portal will include the ability for the litigant to present all losses in relation to an accident.

      Legal Representation: Children and Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Litigant in Person portal will provide adequate protection to (a) minors and (b) vulnerable people.

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department plans to take to support a Litigant in Person to manage a claim through the portal if the litigant does not have access to the...

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse is of the (a) design, (b) construction and (c) annual operation of the Litigant in Person portal.

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many inquests have been undertaken following a person taking their own life while in the care of (a) the NHS and (b) private mental health...

      Judges: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what data his Department holds on the working hours of judges in each year since 2010.

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of an increase in the level of self-representation in courts.

      Youth Custody: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps he has taken to reduce the level of the use of restraint on children in custody.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on children of the removal of parts of education law from the scope of legal aid under Legal Aid, Sentencing...

      Youth Custody: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of children in custody have special education needs.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for employment tribunal fee refunds have been refused by reason for refusal.

      Northumberland Prison: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Independent Monitoring Board annual report on HMP Northumberland, what the timeframe for prisoners accessing inpatient psychiatric...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of whether the HM Courts and Tribunals service has the capacity to reduce the waiting time for an appeal for personal...

      Small Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of the planned small claims portal for people without internet access.

      Small Claims: Children and Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what protections will be in place in the planned small claims portal to ensure that the rights of minors and vulnerable people are safeguarded.

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse to date and; the full cost of introduction of the Litigant in Person portal.

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timeframe is for the testing period of the Litigant in Person portal.

      Fines: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, purusuant to the Answer of to Question 252552, where the difference between the Victims Surcharge collected and the Victims Surcharge contribution to...

      Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for how many inquests was legal aid provided in each year since 2012.

      Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the proportion of inquests for which legal aid was provided in each year since 2010.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 269807 on HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Staff, if he will publish the information for March 2019.

      Employment Tribunals Service

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

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of outstanding employment tribunal cases was by employment tribunal office in each year since 2010.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was between first court appearance and trial in (a) magistrates courts and (b) Crown courts in each of the last five years.

      Courts: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases involving defendants in criminal courts commenced with a postal requisition by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last 5 years.

      Judges: Crown Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of judges available to conduct criminal cases in crown courts.

      Magistrates' Courts: Camberwell and Peckham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has sold Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court building.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Environment Protection: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to encourage green investment in the UK to ensure that the UK reaches Net Zero by 2050.

    • Eggs: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will reassess the potential merits of adding imports of eggs and egg products to the tariffs list.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what preparations his Department is making for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement; and how much funding has...

    • National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June to Question 263698, whether Big Ideas is contractually required to ensure the...

      Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of homeless people under the age of 25.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce homelessness.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the letter from his Department cited in the 3 July 2019 InsideHousing article entitled, Check...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding allocated to her Department.

    • Armed Forces: Career Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of social class on promotion in the armed forces.

      Navy: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many visits there have been to UK naval bases by foreign vessels carrying nuclear weapons in each of the last ten years; which bases those vessels...

      Air Force: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant the Answer of 4 July 2019 to Question 271441 on Armed Forces: Heart Diseases, for what reason RAF recruits do not receive an electrocardiogram...

      Armed Forces: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2019 to Question 271441 on Armed Forces: Heart Diseases, whether she has plans to change the criteria clinicians follow...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who decided not to pursue an appeal for personal independence payments due to the length of...

    • Employment: Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps she has taken to improve support in the workplace for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the 29 April 2019 Health Select Committee news item, Committee publishes doctors’ views on Fit Notes and ESA appeals,...

      Buildings: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on mandatory asbestos testing in public sector buildings.

      Courts: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many court buildings were referred to the Health and Safety Executive because of (a) the presence of asbestos and (b) other concerns in...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of free television licences issued to residents in (a) Peterborough City Council and (b) Peterborough...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the effect of house building on (a) air and (b) soil pollution.

    • Barbecues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to ban disposable barbecues.

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) support and (b) incentivise small food and catering businesses to reduce plastic waste.

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the volume of recyclable waste that has been sent to be incinerated in each of the last five...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) increase the amount of plastic that is recycled, and (b) improve the UK’s recycling...

      Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support research on alternatives to plastics.

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the current plastic recycling system.

      African Swine Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to inform people entering the UK of the dangers of bringing in meat from areas affected...

      African Swine Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what additional resource has been allocated to UK border force to (a) provide communications to the public on and (b)...

      African Swine Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an economic assessment of the potential effect of African Swine Fever being identified in...

      Meat: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government has plans to strengthen biosecurity arrangements on imported meat products after the UK leaves the EU.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what preparations his Department is making for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement; and how much funding has been...

      Pets: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the maintenance or improvement of animal welfare standards for pets after the...

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to page five of the Public Health England position statement on The Impact on Health of Emissions to Air from...

      Whales: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations the Government has made to the Government of Japan against its decision to resume commercial whaling.

      Imports: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to minimise negative ecological effects on carbon-rich, biodiversity-rich ecosystems...

      Environment Agency: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the Environment Agency does not have a Chief Scientific Advisor.

      Environment Agency: Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which scientific advisory committees the Environment Agency manages; and how advice from those committees has been used by...

      Agriculture: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support farmers in Northumberland in preparation for the UK leaving the EU.

      Sharks: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on an EU-wide ban on shark fin imports.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Brexit

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

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how he plans to (a) monitor and (b) evaluate the support for newly recognised refugees under the new asylum advice and accommodation contracts.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that children who make an asylum application in the UK are not incorrectly identified as adults.

      Science: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to support human-relevant science.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents firefighters in the Yorkshire and Humber have attended in each year since 2010; and of those incidents how many were (a)...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress his Department has made on compensating people affected by the Windrush scandal.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Treasury

    • Small Businesses: Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of (a) R&D expenditure and (b) R&D tax credits as (i) payable credits and (ii) deductions to Corporation Tax for UK life science...

    • Sugar: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue his Department received though collection of the sugar tax in the last 12 months.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase support for parents who care for disabled children at home.

  • Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how much the new system for reimbursing hon. Members' expenses...

    • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: ICT

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, if the Commission will make an estimate of the cost to the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the advantages, and (2) the disadvantages, of the use of powered cargo bikes.

    • Bicycles: Netherlands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of any benefits resulting from the use of cargo bikes in the Netherlands for reducing carbon emissions...

      Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage the use of powered cargo bikes by families.

      Electric Vehicles: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Society of Motor Manufacturers’ statement that the Government's decision to abolish the Plug-in Car...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will now recognise Palestinian statehood, following the launch of the United States' Prosperity to Peace initiative.

    • Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their decision to suspend the issuance of new export licences for the sale of arms to Bahrain, whether they intend to impose a similar moratorium on the...

      Syria: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 17 June (HL15998), whether Coalition forces and their partners were involved in the attacks on unarmed...

      Syria: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any armed groups are being protected by the Global Coalition Against Daesh in the Al Tanf enclave; if so, what are the ideological orientations of ...

      Syria: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that a number of families that include Daesh members were recently released from the Al Hawl holding camp controlled by...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Middle East on 18 June (HC266244), what assessment they have made of the number of Palestinian...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to assess the impact on the NHS of leaving the European regulatory framework in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

    • IVF: Breast Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health on 14 July 2014 (HC Deb, col 448W), Earl Howe on 3 December 2014 (HL273),...

      IVF: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health on 14 July 2014 (HC Deb, col 448W), Earl Howe on 3 December 2014 (HL273),...

      Mefloquine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the European Medicines Agency Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee’s 2014 report on the toxicity of mefloquine (Larium).

      Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle the increasing number of cases of sexually transmitted infections in England.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop a national sexual health strategy.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase funding for sexual health services in England.

      100,000 Genomes Project

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether those who have taken part in the NHS 100,000 Genome Project are being denied access to their own genome data; and if so, why.

      Vitamins

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the safety, and (2) the effectiveness, of using IV vitamin drips and other related therapies offered by retail clinics.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to extend the availability of medicinal cannabis to people with diseases that cause chronic pain.

  • Department for International Development

    • International Assistance: Blockchain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to making full use of the capabilities of blockchain-based smart contracts to protect the supply chain and ensure that...

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children with working parents qualify for free school meals.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Abortion: Mental Illness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Court of Appeal ruling overturning the decision of the Court of Protection to allow a mentally ill woman to be given an...

    • Lead: Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many convictions for theft of lead from churches in England have been recorded in each of the last five years.

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will grant legal recognition to humanist marriages; and if not, what are the reasons for not doing so.

      Women's Prisons: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many deaths there have been in women's prisons in 2019, broken down by (1) cause, (2) classification, and (3) prison.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their policy that Her Majesty's Armed Forces should be comprised of equal numbers of men and women.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Buscombe on 17 June (HL Deb, col 653), why child poverty has been “rising almost entirely in working families”.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Southern Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the locations of the Southern Water sewage spills; and whether that information is publicly available.

    • Sewage: Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to ensure that consumers are notified of having sewage and waste water spillages in their locality.

      Sewage: Water Treatment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the maximum (1) individual, and (2) corporate penalties, for falsifying data provided to Ofwat on the performance of sewage treatment sites.

      Water Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 14 June (HL16066), whether they have any plans to construct a national water grid.

      Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the environmental risks of disposing of polyurethane used in furniture which has been treated with tris (1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate...

  • Home Office

    • Visas: Conferences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 25 June (HL16233), whether, when making decisions about whether to refuse visa applications...

    • Emergency Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make it mandatory for emergency vehicles and motorcycles to use auditory warnings as well as flashing lights when travelling on the wrong side of...

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 25 June (HL16054), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what assessment they...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce gambling addiction.

    • Gambling: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to banning advertising for gambling.

      Gambling: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis they have undertaken of the extent and nature of gambling among children and young people; and where any such analysis is published.

      Business: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to use blockchain-based smart-contracts to ensure that small and medium sized enterprises are protected from late payment by...

      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 for...

      Internet: Harassment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce fines for cyber-harassment.

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