Written answers

Thursday, 18 July 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he will take to ensure that the Access for All accessibility programme includes improving access to public transport for autistic...

    • International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2019 to Question 223798 on International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and...

      Transport: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department last (a) undertook a review and (b) updated the National Policy Statement for National Networks; and whether he plans undertake a...

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the prevalence of the use of e-scooters; and if he will make a statement.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to help ensure the provision of new rolling stock on the east coast main line.

      *No heading*

      What progress he has made on introducing a hybrid Bill to secure the powers to deliver phase 2b of High Speed Two; and if he will make a statement.

      *No heading*

      If he will allocate additional funding to improve roads outside the major road network and the strategic road network.

      *No heading*

      What progress has been made on the proposed dualling of the A27 east of Lewes to Eastbourne.

      *No heading*

      What progress he has made on helping to ensure that flights between the UK and Europe continue after the UK leaves the EU.

      *No heading*

      What progress he has made on helping to ensure that flights between the UK and Europe continue after the UK leaves the EU.

      *No heading*

      What progress he has made on opening new stations on the rail network.

  • Department for Education

    • Adoption: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many babies under six weeks old were placed for adoption in Yorkshire and the Humber by local authority area in each year since 2010.

    • Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of UK children that have attended fee paying schools in the UK in each year since 2010.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of guides for teaching relationships and sex education in schools for the 2020 school year.

      Universities: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that the sexual harassment policies of universities are fit for purpose.

      Schools: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department issues schools with guidance on reducing their carbon footprint; and if he will make a statement.

      Primary Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of primary schools which had (a) fewer than 100, (b) 101 to 200, (c) 201 to 300, (d) 301 to 400, (e) 401 to 600 and (f)...

      Apprenticeships: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that school leavers are informed of degree apprenticeships.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) exclusions for violence against an adult and (b) exclusions for verbal abuse or threatening behaviour against an adult there have been in...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Buildings: Electricity and Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the most popular models of (a) electricity and (b) heat microgeneration in buildings...

    • Biofuels: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to (a) support the growth and (b) minimise the adverse environmental effects of the bioplastics...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the affordability of domestic energy costs as the UK transitions to a...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much coal the UK has stockpiled.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on (a) reports that the Public Places Supervision Office is seeking to close...

    • Sri Lanka: 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 Sri Lanka.

      Ahmed Mansoor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Emirati counterpart to ensure that Ahmed Mansoor's prison conditions comply with...

      Tanzania: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the treatment of NGOs by the Tanzanian Government.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Temporary Employment: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons the rate of pay which requires approval for temporary staff was set at £750 per day in his Departments announcement of 4 July.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cannabis: Analgesics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of using medicinal cannabis for pain relief.

    • HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the Dean Street Clinic, GUM, is not permitting gay and bisexual men to take part in the PrEP impact trial.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to advertise extra places on the PrEP Impact trial to people who are at risk of HIV.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he is having with local authorities in London on increasing access to the PrEP Impact trial.

      Cannabis: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government taking to expedite the availability of medicinal cannabis for soldiers suffering from PTSD.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has committed to spend on campaigns to promote flu vaccination in 2019.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding will be provided to local authorities for public health in 2020-2021 if the Government’s spending review is postponed.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase funding for sexual health services to tackle the increases in cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea in England.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to find a long-term and sustainable funding package to ensure PrEP is available to all who require it.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of Clinical Commissioning Groups do not allow varenicline and other stop smoking treatments to be prescribed...

      NHS: Amazon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's announcement that NHS health information will be made available through Amazon’s Alexa, what...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking reduce waiting times for routine operations.

      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, what the timeframe is for local areas to produce system plans in...

      Autism and Learning Disability: Community Care and Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 18 of the NHS Long Term Plan implementation framework, how much additional funding he plans to allocate to support...

      Chronic Illnesses: Telemedicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 27 of the NHS Long-Term Plan implementation framework, what proportion of patients with a long-term condition do...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to improve support for people with neurodevelopmental conditions.

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 259358 on Medical Examinations: Sexual Offences, how many Sexual Assault Referral...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the amount of funding which will be allocated to local authorities for public health in 2020-21 in the event...

      Diabetes: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of coaching solutions to support patients with (a) type 1 diabetes and (b) type 2...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Canterbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 273480 on 273480, for what reason the Gate Clinic at Kent and Canterbury Hospital is...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 273480 on HIV Infection: Canterbury, if he will take steps to ensure that gay and...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many European Health Insurance Cards in circulation are issued to people under 16 years of age.

      Plastic Surgery: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals for amending the regulation advertising for (a) aesthetic and (b) cosmetic...

      Anorexia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for treating anorexia of the research published in July 2019 in the journal Nature...

  • Department for International Development

    • Yemen: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps is he taking to prevent the interruption of road-borne humanitarian aid reaching areas in need in Yemen.

    • Yemen: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many aid trucks have been prevented from accessing areas in need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen since 2015.

      Yemen: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of aid workers operating on (a) on UK funded and (b) non-UK funded missions in Yemen.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of demurrage and related operational expenses in Yemen since 2015.

      Yemen: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of food consumed in Yemen has been imported in each year since 2015.

      Yemen: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK aid to Yemen has been spent on imports of food in each year since 2015.

      Brazil: Indigenous Peoples

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what policies his Department has on the provision of funding for the low income indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin in Brazil.

  • Church Commissioners

    • George Bell

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2019 to Question 227049 on George Bell, whether the £29,800 represents the...

    • Churches: Equality

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the (a) Church of England and (b) Church in Wales have had with (i) other religious and faith...

      Churches: Theft

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 269594 on Churches, which dioceses keep records of (a) thefts and...

      Churches: St Albans

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 269594, whether the Diocese of St Albums holds any records of...

      Churches: Theft

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Commissioners plan to investigate which roofing material is (a) least likely to be stolen and (b) best...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • 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...

    • Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Probate Service in processing applications for probate in 2019; how he measures that performance;...

      Probate: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the application-processing performance of the Probate Service of changes to the fees structure in...

      Prisoners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2019 to Question 273806 on Prisoners: Training, what courses are listed on that HMPPS Management Information System...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of children in custody were held in (a) Secure Children's Homes, (b) Secure Training Centres and (c) Young Offenders...

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what safeguards his Department have put in place to ensure that claimants using the Litigant in Person portal are (a) informed of and (b) able to...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many not-for-profit legal aid providers provided legal services in each region in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of one-year contracts on the (a) quality and (b) oversight of education in prisons.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total number of days of detached duty worked was in each prison where performance was found to be of serious concern in the Annual Prison...

      Crown Courts: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the court utilisation rate at Bradford Crown Court in each of the last five years.

      Crown Courts: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was money was spent by his Department on constructing a secure dock in Bradford Crown Court.

      Magistrates' Courts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the court utilisation rate was at (a) Camberwell Green and (b) Croydon Magistrates Court in each of the last two years.

      Magistrates' Courts: Camberwell and Peckham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made on plans to relocate of the work of Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court to other courts following the closure of that court;...

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the criteria was for the selection of people to join the review on how the family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse...

      Convictions: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted for illegally administering teeth whitening processes in the past three years.

      Offensive Weapons: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people convicted of possession of an offensive weapon for whom it was a (a) a first, (b) a second, (c) a third and (d) a...

      Secure Schools: Medway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much (a) capital and (b) revenue funding will be allocated to Oasis Charitable Trust to operate Medway secure school for the next academic year,...

      Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what date he (a) received and (b) plans to publish Charlie Taylor’s report on the use of pain-inducing restraint on children.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the findings of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2018-19, what steps he is taking to tackle (a)...

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much HM Courts and Tribunals Service has spent on (a) courts translation services and (b) Capita Translation Services in each of the last 10...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Solicitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the reform of legal aid on average annual earnings of legal aid solicitors.

      Criminal Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the financial impact on defendants of the introduction of an upper limit on disposable income for people...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of local authority areas that do not have a housing legal aid provider in England and Wales.

      Prisons: Blood Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prison officers (b) other prison staff contracted a blood-borne virus at work in each year since 2010.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK's (a) automotive and (b) aerospace sectors is able to take advantage of global...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2019 to Question 259244 on Buildings: Insulation, whether the BS 8414 test of a High...

    • Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what engagement the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group has had with the (a) Attorney General’s Office, (b) Cabinet...

      Prefabricated Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the (a) cost, (b) environmental and (c) build-time benefits of modular housing build.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the environmental sustainability of residential properties smaller than 13...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for residential properties of less than 13 square metres...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Department is taking to support local authorities to provide business rate relief to private childcare...

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of housing stock suitable for older people.

      Green Belt: Walsall South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many planning applications on Green Belt land in (a) Walsall South constituency and (b) England were called in by...

      Housing Infrastructure Fund: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to make a decision on Housing Infrastructure Fund bids relating to Essex.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the 2020-21 Local Government Finance Settlement.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the 2020-21 Local Government Finance Settlement will form part of a multi-year financial settlement.

      Local Government Finance: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the per capita funding for St Helens Council is in the current financial year.

      Refuges: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of refuges for victims of domestic violence in (a) St Helens...

      Social Rented Housing: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Battersea Cats and Dogs Home report on Pet friendly properties, if his Department will issue...

      Social Rented Housing: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Battersea Cats and Dogs Home report on Pet friendly properties, what assessment his Department...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Intelligence Services: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to her oral contribution of 8 July 2019, Official Report, column 19, when she plans to announce the change of policy in relation to guidance on...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Office for National Statistics Public Sector Employment data, what assessment she has made of the effect on the performance...

    • Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the new cross-departmental strategy for disability will reflect the needs of people with neurodevelopmental conditions.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of enabling childcare costs to be paid directly to providers through universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Sickle Cell Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with sickle cell disease were in receipt of (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support allowance or their...

      Social Security Benefits: Sickle Cell Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment support allowance and their universal credit equivalents...

      Carer's Allowance: Sickle Cell Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many carers of people with (a) sickle cell disease and (b) sickle cell disease and (i) stroke, (ii) chronic kidney disease, (iii)...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have received under-occupancy penalty charges in each year since the introduction of those charges.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken was to process a claim for personal independence payment in the last 12 months for which information is available.

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for support under the special rules for terminal illness have been received by her Department in each year since the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time enforcement case managers are employed by the child maintenance service.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Low Emission Zones: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding has been allocated to support ultra-low emission zones in England in the (a) current and (b) previous...

    • Flowers: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage wildflower meadows throughout the country.

      Flowers: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the contribution of wildflower meadows to the success of the various bee populations in the UK.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to help farmers tackle the spread of bovine TB.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2019 to Question 257548, what further collaboration his Department is planning with (a) the...

      Birds: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many licences his Department has issued to kill (a) cormorants and (b) goosanders in each of the last five years.

      Fish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) cormorants and (b) herons on immature fish in English river systems.

      Salmon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of salmon stocks in English rivers.

  • Home Office

    • Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2019 to Question 268377 on Intelligence Services, what immediate and substantial mitigating actions were...

    • Personal Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to prevent the procurement of personal information by criminal organisations.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for visitor visas from (a) US, (b) Russian, (c) Indian and (d) Chinese citizens were (i) granted and (ii) declined in...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time was for a decision on visitor visa application from (a) US, (b) Russian, (c) Indian and (d) Chinese citizens...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what performance targets his Department has put in place for the time taken to make a decision on a visitor visa application form (a) US,...

      Sleeping Rough: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 274615, on the Rough Sleeping Support Service (RSSS), how many cases have been referred to...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the accessibility of the EU Exit: ID document check android app for applicants.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2019 to Question HL16344, whether he plans to include the appointment of the Independent Reviewer of...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of adverse childhood experiences on (a) levels of criminality and (b) rates of youth offending.

      Visas: Ministers of Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether men ordained as deacons in the Roman Catholic Church are Ministers of Religion for the purpose of applications under Tier 2 and Tier...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria are for an investigation of an asylum seeker by Immigration Enforcement.

      Asylum: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how his Department plans to evaluate the effectiveness of its specialist training on faith or belief-based asylum claims.

      Religious Freedom: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how his Department determines whether the treatment of non-religious people and other religious minorities in Egypt amounts to persecution.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Women of 11 July 2019, Official Report column 439, what forms of documentation...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many outstanding Windrush scheme applications there are.

      Knife Crime Prevention Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish draft guidance on the use of Knife Crime Prevention Orders; when the consultation process on that guidance will...

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many background checks on foreign offenders were requested by police, broken down by police force, in the most recent year for which...

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken as a result of the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services report on police effectiveness in...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has spent on social media advertising in each month since July 2017.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the oral evidence from the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Exiting the European Union to the Committee on...

  • Treasury

    • Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have invested in a Lifetime ISA since its introduction.

    • Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average age is of people who have taken up a Help to Buy ISA.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of funding for the 30 hours' childcare policy for three- and four-year-olds.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of appropriateness of the level of business rates for private childcare providers; and if he will make a statement.

      Personal Savings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will meet with (a) banks and (b) other financial institutions on recent reports of personal savings accounts with £170 billion and for which no...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has undertaken a recent assessment of the potential effects on businesses in the UK of leaving the EU VAT area.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the equity of means-testing for child benefit in relation to couples in which one parent is entitled to child benefit and...

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to extend the soft drinks industry levy to milk replacement drinks containing sugar; and if he will make a statement.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to (a) extend the scope of the soft drinks industry levy to other products containing free sugars and (b) increase the rate of the levy.

      Roadchef: Pension Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure the immediate release of Roadchef pension fund monies to Christine Slack and other former Roadchef employees; and if he will make a statement.

      Roadchef: Pension Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if HMRC will ensure the immediate release of Roadchef pension fund monies to Christine Slack and other former Roadchef employees; and if he will make a...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to reduce the number of (a) bogus and (b) nuisance phone calls.

    • Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives from mobile phone operating companies on establishing a roaming system...

  • Department for Transport

    • Noise: Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce noise both in the internal environment, in particular, with regard to underground trains, and the external environment, with greater...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision of the United Nations General Assembly that the decolonisation of Mauritius has not been lawfully completed...

    • UN General Assembly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times they have not complied with decisions of the United Nations General Assembly.

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research paper by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House Principled Aid in Syria: A Framework for...

    • Women and Children First UK: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made to (1) the core, and (2) non-core, funding of Women and Children First UK in (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c)...

      World Health Organisation: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made to (1) the core, and (2) non-core, funding of the World Health Organization in (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c)...

      UNAIDS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made to (1) the core, and (2) non-core, funding of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS in (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c)...

      UNICEF: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made to (1) the core, and (2) non-core, funding of UNICEF in (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19.

      Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made to (1) the core, and (2) non-core, funding of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in (a) 2016–17, (b)...

      UN Women: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made to (1) the core, and (2) non-core, funding of UN Women in (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, with UNESCO, to raise global education standards.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Curfews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of (1) assessing, (2) monitoring, and (3) any additional support in the community required for, prisoners released under Home...

  • Treasury

    • Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of recent changes to the Lifetime Allowance for pension benefits for those in (1) the legal profession, (2) the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Lord Heseltine Empowering English Cities, published on 2 July; and whether they intend to provide a response.

    • Mayors: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 4 July (HL Deb, col 1524), what assessment they have made of (1) the comparative costs of directly elected...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • South Africa: Lions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of South Africa about the practice of canned hunting of lions.

  • Home Office

    • Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the structure of the territorial police forces in England and Wales, in particular regard to (1) the standard of performance,...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Balance of Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to decrease the UK’s trade deficit after Brexit.

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