Written answers

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the finding of the July 2019 Railway Gazette International report...

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many electric vehicle charge points there are in the UK.

      Motorcycles: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road accidents have been recorded in London involving learner motorcyclists in each of the last five years.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the (a) finding in the July 2019 Highways England Strategic Road Network Star...

      Manston Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications of the purchase of Manston airport site by Riveroak Strategic Partners from Stone Hill Park in July...

      Manston Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what role he played in Riveroak Strategic Partners' application for a Development Consent Order on the site of Manston Airport; and what the (a)...

      Road Signs and Markings: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in what languages he plans to display electronic road signs on road closures on A-roads and motorways.

      High Speed Two: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of freedom of information requests received by HS2 Limited were resolvable requests withheld in full for (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017,...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Employment: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to increase employment in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) Haltemprice and Howden...

    • Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the financial contribution of the oil and gas sector to the economy of (a) each region of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of Emirati military personnel based in Yemen in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 9 July 2019.

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has held with his Emirati counterpart on the withdrawal of their military forces from Yemen; and if he will...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number and size of armed groups trained by the UAE in Yemen since the beginning of 2015.

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the Protection of Civilians strategy makes the protection of children a priority.

      Malaysia: Diplomatic Relations

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

      Pakistan: Diplomatic Relations

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

      India: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of trends in the level of religious violence directed against Muslims in India in the last 10 years.

      India: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of Hindu nationalist rhetoric publicly used by members of the ruling...

      Bangladesh: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the political situation in Bangladesh.

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on the time taken to conduct the trial of Jagtar Singh Johal in...

      Russia: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Russian counterpart on the role the Russian military in Ukraine.

      Russia: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Ukrainian counterpart on the involvement of the Russian military in Ukraine.

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on the implementation of UN Human Rights Council resolutions...

      Abdullatif Nasser

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to the US Administration for the release of Abdullatif Nasser after Mr Nasser...

      Guantanamo Bay: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the US Administration on releasing Guantanamo Bay inmates who have been cleared...

      Ahmed Mansoor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in the Emirati Government to allow Ahmed Mansoor access (a) to an...

      Ukraine: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the decision of the European Court of Justice...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Referendums: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what preparations his Department has made for holding a second referendum on UK membership of the European Union.

    • Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2019 to Question 249954, if the Government will publish the recommendations of the Joint Funds Unit audit of Overseas...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Autism and Learning Disability: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework: system support offer, what his timescale is for completing the...

    • Autism and Learning Disability: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework: system support offer, whether the quality assurance framework to...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework, what targets his Department has set for increased access to specialist...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework, what the timeframe is for meeting the target of 345,000 additional...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework, how much additional funding he plans to allocate to support the...

      Restraint Equipment: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to prevent online retailers from selling products that are labelled dementia restraints to the public.

      Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to reduce waiting times for autism assessments for adults.

  • Department for International Development

    • *No heading*

      What recent discussions he has had with his (a) European and (b) other international counterparts on the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

    • *No heading*

      What progress his Department has made on achieving sustainable development goal 4 on education for children.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to improve English literacy throughout the Commonwealth.

      *No heading*

      What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the humanitarian situation on the US-Mexico border.

      *No heading*

      What support his Department provides to victims of forced displacement.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to ensure that UK aid to the Occupied Palestinian Territories facilitates peacebuilding with Israel.

  • Department for Education

    • Academies : Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to review the 3,000 pupil threshold for academy capital funding; and if he will make a statement.

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to help ensure that schools take the leading role in deciding whether to (a) form and (b) join a multi-academy trust.

      Teachers: Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, in what circumstances the dismissal of a teacher must be reported to his Department.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total spending was on (a) academic research and (b) public consultations undertaken by his Department to inform the HMCTS reform programme in...

    • Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the average length of time for probate to be granted in the last (a) three months and (b) financial year.

      Offences Against Children: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2019 to Question 266816 on Offences against Children: Compensation, what estimate his Department has made of the...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the target waiting time is for benefit tribunals; and what the timeframe is for that target to be met.

      Working Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure creditors of Working Links are paid for services provided on behalf of the Government.

      Personal Names: Deed Poll

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to end the requirement for the consent of a spouse when entering into a change of name deed to be enrolled at the Royal Courts of...

      Lincoln Prison: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Annual Report of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Lincoln for reporting Year 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2019, published...

      Ministry of Justice: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions staff have had their pay deducted for not being able to complete a shift due to their incapacity following an assault in each year...

      Prisoners: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2019 to Question 205340 on Prisoners: Human Trafficking, what estimate he has made of the cost of collating that...

      Prisoners: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many former armed service personnel who have declared their membership of those services are serving a sentence in each prison in Yorkshire.

      Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the average time taken by the Probate Service to complete a grant of probate application in each in of the last four quarters.

      Youth Offending Teams: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 252658 on Youth Offending Teams: Grants, what the value was of youth justice grants allocated to each...

      Trials: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time was for a not guilty plea trial for an alleged sexual offence in each court in (a) 2011 and (b) 2018.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions prison staff in each prison had their pay deducted for not being able to complete a shift as a result of an assault in 2018.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of not-for-profit legal aid providers that have closed in each year for the last 10 years; and if he will make a...

      Prisoners' Release: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children under the age of 18 have been released from custody without accommodation in the last 12 months.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Gatt

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which countries have used GATT Article XXIV to ensure tariff-free access to their markets in each of the last ten years.

    • Exports: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate his Department has made of the annual gross value of tariffs that would be paid by UK businesses on exports in the event that...

      Surveillance: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to comply with the recommendation of the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression to impose an...

      Surveillance: Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the UK exported surveillance equipment to the Philippines in 2019.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued on fire safety for the construction of wooden dwellings.

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department is aware of buildings for which cladding has needed to be remediated on more than one occasion...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons his Department is not providing funds for the remediation of non-Aluminium composite cladding where...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference the article in the Oxford Mail entitled, Hockmore Tower among five Oxford blocks facing post Grenfell...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the National Fire Chiefs Council or his Department's Independent Expert Panel have been invited to witness the...

      Leisure: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities provide adequate leisure and recreational...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2019 to Question 274551 on Buildings: Fire Prevention, what steps leaseholders are...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of Local Plans which include a requirement for new homes to be...

      Social Services and Transport: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much money has been spent in each English local authority area on (a) social care, and (b) transport in each year...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Black Hornet drones the British Army (a) possesses and (b) has deployed in active service.

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the size of the (a) regular armed forces community and (b) reserve armed forces community including the partners,...

      Intelligence Services: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to her oral contribution of 8 July 2019, Official Report, column 19, if she will publish the review by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner on...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Tankers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what additional funding has been (a) required and (b) allocated to the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability programme for the Royal Fleet...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Tankers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s Tide-Class tankers (a) Tidesurge, (b) Tidespring, (c) Tidewave and (d) Tideforce completed their first...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long on average it takes to (a) agree and (b) allocate pension credit to eligible claimants.

    • Pension Credit and Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to improve accessibility to pension credit and universal credit for pensioners.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the extent to which people are excluded from unemployment statistics as a result of not being eligible for...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's budget is for advertising and marketing in 2019-20.

      Child Maintenance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to increase (a) funding and (b) staffing of the Child Maintenance Service.

      Flexible Support Fund and Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to increase awareness of the (a) universal support and (b) flexible support fund.

      Industrial Diseases: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons his Department does not record deaths caused by (a) industrial disease and (b) other occupational hazards after the age of 75.

      Mesothelioma: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of deaths caused by mesothelioma in each of the last three years.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of fraudulent universal credit claims since the roll-out of universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of fraudulent universal credit loan claims since the roll-out of those loans.

      Universal Credit: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps he is taking to tackle universal credit fraud.

      Universal Credit: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure accurate verification of universal credit claimants who request an advance.

      Universal Credit: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support victims of universal credit scams.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Chemicals: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of proportion of registrations held by UK firms with the European Chemicals Agency to export to...

    • Meat: Consumption and Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) proportion (b) value and (c) volume of (i) lamb, (ii) beef, (iii) pork and (iv) chicken produced in the UK is (A)...

      Air Pollution: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to improve air quality in (a) Medway, (b) Tonbridge and Malling and (c) Maidstone.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2019 to Question 270365, for what reasons his Department has not signed the UK Steel Charter.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on fiscal measures to support his work on tackling climate...

      Animal Welfare: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of animal inspectors in the East Midlands.

      Dogs: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs have been (a) seized and (b) taken into quarantine at (i) the Port of Dover and (ii) Eurotunnel in each month...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a return scheme for plastic bottles of all sizes for the economy.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to encourage (a) supermarkets, (b) restaurant chains and (c) hotel groups to sign up to the European...

      Japanese Knotweed: Weed Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that homeowners are aware of Japanese knotweed, and what guidance his...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page six of the Data Protection Impact Assessments cited in the Memorandum of Understanding on information sharing between...

    • Domestic Abuse and Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support the Government is providing to victims of (a) domestic and (b) sexual abuse.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether compensation awarded from the Windrush compensation scheme is taken into account in an assessment for an application for (a)...

      Police: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2019 to Question 267262 on Police: Disciplinary Proceedings, what information a written explanation is...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff are employed in the processing asylum applications in the UK Visa and Immigration team.

  • Church Commissioners

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which non-UK EU member states have not announced unilateral arrangements for (a) the rights of resident UK nationals and (b) UK...

    • British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what unilateral arrangements for the rights of UK citizens living in other EU member states have been put in place in each of those...

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what preparations his Department has made for holding of a second referendum on UK membership of the EU.

  • Treasury

    • Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that economic operators who are unable to comply with the Tobacco Products (Traceability and Security Features) Regulations 2019 due to...

    • Self-employed

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support self-employed professionals and consultants.

      Diesel Fuel: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 272300, what the diesel duty revenues were from (a) shipping, (b) agriculture, (c) road users, (d) rail...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of imposing taxes on polluting goods to tackle climate change.

      Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that employees are not inadvertently penalised because of incorrect earning reports by employers.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the decline in UK productivity over the last three successive quarters; and of the comparative performance of...

    • Shareholders: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require beneficial share owners to be included on shareholder registers.

      World Meteorological Organisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes, if any, they have advocated to the World Meteorological Organization about the changes to the organisation and funding of the hydrological work of...

      Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the ethnic minority pay gap in the UK.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Henley on 20 February (HL13575) and on 26 June (HL16396), and following the closure of the Rough gas storage facility, what...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans UK regulators are implementing to ensure continuity of electricity supplies from national and local grids to supply electric cars during rush hour...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the total payment made by NHS England to private providers of mental health services.

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that adequate warehouse space is available in order to stockpile medicines, if required, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

      Academic Health Science Networks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by what process, during the current development of policy options for Academic Health Science Centres (AHSC), potential new AHSCs can be considered in areas of...

      Human Embryo Experiments: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 9 October 2013 (HL2237), what assessment the Scientific and Clinical Advances Advisory Committee of the Human...

      Care Homes: Dental Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Care Quality Commission Smiling matters: oral health care in care homes, published on 24 June; and how...

      Gambling: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the projected funding costs to the NHS of the new gambling-related harm clinics, announced on 23 June.

      Health Services and Social Services: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to permit anonymised data (1) controlled, or (2) generated, by publicly funded health and care organisations in the UK to be shared...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of why the UK had one of the largest slowdowns in improvements in life expectancy between 2011 and 2016 out of the 19...

      Mortality Rates: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding of the Office for National Statistics in its mid-year population estimates published in June, that there has been a...

      Speech and Language Therapy: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretaries of State for Health and Social Care, Education, and Housing, Communities and Local Government have discussed, or plan to discuss the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Curfews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners were eligible for Home Detention Curfew in each of the last five years.

    • Prison and Probation Service: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many apprenticeships Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service has made available to staff since 2017.

      Prisoners' Release: Curfews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners were (1) granted, and (2) refused, Home Detention Curfew in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) age, (b) disability, (c) race, (d)...

      Ministry of Justice: Public Consultation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many consultations the Ministry of Justice has carried out in each of the last five years; and to how many of those it published a formal response within 12...

      Tommy Robinson

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the safety of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon in prison.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which trade envoys are currently in post, broken down by (1) the countries or groups of countries to which they are assigned, and (2) the date of their appointment.

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Fairhead on 23 January (HL12726) and Viscount Younger of Leckie on 4 July (HL16484), whether the Department for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • World War II: Anniversaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what events they are planning to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Arnhem in September.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Buscombe on 25 June (HL Deb, col 1004), what sources they used to inform their statements that the UK (1) delivers the...

    • Welfare State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to create a new "safety net" to prevent people from becoming destitute; and what consideration they have given to re-establishing a national...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Roads: Litter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they take when a local authority does not perform roadside litter collection responsibly; and whether any action has been taken against a local...

  • Home Office

    • Migrant Workers: Veterinary Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to accept the Migration Advisory Committee's recommendation to add veterinarians to the Shortage Occupation List; and if not, why not.

  • Treasury

    • Insurance Companies: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote investment by the insurance industry into applied research, new technologies, and infrastructure; whether information about...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Television: Licensing

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

    • Television: Licensing

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

What is this?

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

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

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

Did you find what you were looking for?