Written answers

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patient organisations are involved in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s review of health technology...

    • Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Clinical Advisory Group for Genomics, if he will set out (a) its terms of reference, (b) when it will first meet,...

      Audiology and Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer on 12 June 2019 to Question 260081, whether his Department will require Clinical Commissioning Groups to collect...

      Cancer: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses are employed on a full-time basis for cancer care in Cornwall.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral statement of 1 July 2019, Official Report, column 929, on the NHS Long Term Plan: Implementation, what steps his...

      Calea: Parenteral Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with Calea UK Limited to ensure that (a) outpatients and (b) inpatients who are reliant on total...

      Cancer: Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he as made on aligning the Cancer Alliances and Integrated Care Systems footprints as a result of the recommendations in...

      HIV Infection: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the level of demand for participation in the PrEP Impact trial in London.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional funding his Department will allocate to the NHS to fund the expansion of the PrEP Impact trial.

      Radiotherapy: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that all people entitled to radiotherapy in North Staffordshire are able to access that treatment.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 April 2019 to Question 236381, what steps NHS England has taken to fill the gap left by the closure of the...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to include women who are at risk of contracting HIV in the PrEP impact trial.

      Sophie Holman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what response his Department has provided to the Prevention of Future Deaths report on the death of Sophie Holman.

      Cervical Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to establish a medical consensus on the management of CIN2 cervical cell changes.

      Drugs: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral evidence at the Health and Social Care Committee on 9 July 2019, if he will place in the Library his...

      Cancer: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the target set out in the NHS long term plan that 50 per cent of teenagers and young adults...

      Heart Diseases and Strokes: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will respond to the recommendations in the report entitled Call for Action: Inquiry into heart attack and stroke, published by the...

      Heart Diseases and Strokes: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve (a) outcomes, (b) early identification and (c) treatment of heart attack and stroke for women.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions there have been between Vertex Pharmaceuticals and NHS England with on cystic fibrosis medicines.

      5G: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has conducted on the potential effect on public health of upgrading infrastructure to support 5G.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people living with dementia are aged over 75.

      Rehabilitation Centres: County Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of residential drug recovery services for women in County Durham.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the (a) CEO, (b) Accountable Officers and (c) chief nurses of the CCGs rated as inadequate in NHS...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time for patients attending the accident and emergency departments at (a) Sherwood Forest and (b) Nottingham...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the overcharging of medicines to the NHS.

      Synacthen: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is aware that synacthen has recently increased in cost from £2.70 per vial to £38 per vial; and if he...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the promotion of red listed drugs to non-specialist healthcare professionals by pharmaceutical companies.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to undertake a public consultation on changing the sequence by which deductions from benefits are ordered to...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account is taken of income from compensation payments under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in employment and support allowance...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of reinstating the employment and support allowance and universal credit work-related...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a disability element to universal credit to replace disability premiums.

      Social Security Benefits: Forms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps his Department has taken to simplify the forms used to claim benefits.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will meet the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss increasing support for charities and other advice agencies to ensure that they are...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to work with medical practitioners to improve the quality of medical evidence for benefits claimants.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of welfare changes on disabled people in the last 10 years.

      Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department collects on needs of claimants of universal credit that are survivors of domestic abuse.

      Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she has made on the development of universal credit management systems to enable the collation of the number of domestic...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the effect of the price of commuting on unemployment.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2019 to Question 237584, if she will place in the Library a copy of letter from the Minister for Disabled...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the May 2019 High Court judgment, when she plans to deliver transitional and ongoing payments for people who have lost the...

      Amazon: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with representations of Amazon on (a) the number of NHS ambulance responses to that company's warehouses in the...

      Employment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking further to the Disability Confident Scheme and the Disability Confident Toolkit to ensure people with autism spectrum...

      Employment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking, in addition to the Disability Confident Scheme and the Disability Confident Toolkit, to ensure people with autism...

      Employment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will offer people with autistic spectrum conditions of working age access to interview training designed and delivered by...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing upfront financial support for childcare to parents claiming...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the two-child limit for universal credit and tax credits on disabled parents with more than two...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to work with (a) charities and (b) advice centres to improve the advice and support provided to disabled...

      Pensions: Consumer Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to assess how the Pensions Dashboard could connect into private pension schemes using a federated Digital...

      Pension Credit: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who are eligible for but do not claim pension credit live with dementia.

      Universal Credit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the merits of twice monthly universal credit payments in Northern Ireland.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the statement in the press release by Save the...

  • Home Office

    • Terrorism: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK nationals are suspected of leaving the UK in order to support the activities of Boko Haram and their splinter group Islamic...

    • Hemp: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many licences for the cultivation of industrial hemp are in effect in the UK.

      Police: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on improving access to mental health services in order to...

      Police: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much time is allocated for new police recruits to receive mental health training prior to their first deployment.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Loughs Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government plans to provide funding to the Loughs Agency after the UK leaves the EU; and if she will make a statement.

    • Tourism Ireland: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government will continue to provide financial support to Tourism Ireland after the UK leaves the EU; what the level of current...

  • Treasury

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to undertake a review of business rates and their effect on the sustainability of the retail sector.

    • Employment: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2019 to Question 268953 on Employment: Taxation, which elements of the Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) online...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the merits of amending vehicle excise duty so that the duty applicable is based on the emissions recorded at MOT tests.

      EU External Trade: Import Controls

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of goods from non-EU countries are held at EU borders for physical checks.

      Social Services: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of removing VAT from social care after the UK leaves the EU.

      Minimum Wage and Work Experience

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints HMRC has received of employers (a) advertising unpaid internships and (b) not paying the minimum wage in the last 12 months.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) businesses and (b) companies (i) have an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, (ii) require an EORI number but do...

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many responses his Department received to its consultation on restricting exit payments in the public sector.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households with no one in work receive the (a) disabled child element and (b) the disabled child element but not the severely disabled child...

      Treasury: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in his Department.

      Treasury: Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271336, for what reasons his Department does not offer a payroll deduction service to enable employees to...

      VAT: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, published by the Department for Exiting the European Union, what parts of...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Loneliness: Scotland and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions his Department has had with devolved Administrations in (a) Wales and (b) Scotland on policies to...

    • Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many times the cross-government ministerial group on loneliness has met since the publication of the loneliness strategy.

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has met the Loneliness Action Group to discuss the implementation of the loneliness strategy.

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to set a quantitative target for reducing loneliness.

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made on the commitment in the loneliness strategy to (a) include loneliness in the guidance...

      Gambling: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prevent UK sports teams engaging in promotional work with the gambling...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) level of demand for electricity and (b) electricity generation...

    • Heating: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the heat strategy on the (a) upfront costs of installing new technologies...

      Heating: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government’s heat strategy will include proposals to remove the fuel cost element of the Energy...

      Heating: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government’s heat strategy include a comparative assessment of the costs associated with improving an...

      District Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the public consultation on proposals for the regulation of district heating networks.

      Housing: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made on the cost effectiveness of installing three-phase electricity supplies in (a) new and (b)...

      Environment Protection: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth on 16 July 2019, what information...

      Housing: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made on the feasibility on subsidising the cost of upgrading single-phase electricity suppliers...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth of 16 July 2019, Official...

      Environment Protection: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth on 16 July 2019, what information...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information he holds on the number of UK households that have installed (a) additional and (b) replacement loft...

      Waste Heat Recovery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 274432 on Waste Heat Recovery, in what ways the entries for certain...

      Waste Heat Recovery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 274430 and with reference to paragraph two of the Building Research...

      Boilers: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 272120, if he will make an assessment of the compatibility of his...

      Boilers: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 258964, how the variable features of a household heating system...

      Clean Growth Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2019 to Question 271544, on what dates the Inter-Ministerial Group on Environment and...

      Carbon Emissions: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 275103 on Carbon Emissions: EU Countries, what dates have been set...

      Boilers: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 272120, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the statement...

      Energy: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which parts of the Government’s plan for Connecting Facility Energy funding in the event that the UK leaving the...

      UK Seabed Resources: Pacific Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer on 5 February 2019 to Question 213318 on UK Seabed Resources: Pacific Ocean, if he will publish...

      Seabed: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to end UK Government sponsorship of deep sea mining exploration licences; and if he will...

      Boilers: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he had made of the number of new models of boilers introduced since October 2017 that have been tested...

      Companies House: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many incidences of fraudulent use of addresses through Companies House there have been in (a) Wales and (b) the UK...

      Directors: Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many incidences of directors using fictitious names through Companies House there have been in (a) Wales and (b)...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to prevent insolvency; and what assessment he has made of the disparity in...

      Directors: Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what records his Department holds on cases of identity theft affecting company directors because their home addresses...

      Design of UK Funding Schemes for European and International Collaboration Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Written Statement of 26 March 2019, HCWS1449, whether the interim findings of the Adrian Smith...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the European Commission on whether funding for research partners in UK-led research...

      Heat Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has written to all suppliers of heat networks asking them to sign up to the Heat Trust.

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the consequences of the October 31 deadline for the UK leaving the EU on (a) stockpiling...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the manufacturing sector on preparing for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Research: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) the UK and (b) other EU countries in translating public sector...

      Research: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of (a) public and (b) private sector R&D spend figures; and if he will...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the average time it takes for a new business to become fully operational in the UK.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will meet the Chancellor to discuss the potential cost benefits of reducing VAT on the (a) building products and...

    • Hate Crime: Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what funding he has allocated to help tackle hate crime reported by the Sikh community in each of the last 10 years.

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the introduction of a registration scheme for private-rented...

      Local Government: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, (a) what the national average spend by local authorities on translation services was and (b) how much Havering Council...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2019 to Question 276197 on Buildings: Insulation, in the event that high-pressure...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people refused emergency housing each night in (a) Greater London, (b) the...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people that are living in council accommodation with combustible cladding...

      Council House Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his Department’s most recent estimate is for the proportion of housing transfer requests that are motivated...

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average waiting time for the completion of disabled facilities grants in (a) each...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2019 to Question 267773 on Buildings: Insulation, whether his Department's engagement...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 262396 on Buildings: Insulation, what type of combustible...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to Ministerial Statement, Building safety update, HCWS1757, whether the British Standard 8414 test on...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 18 July 2019, HCWS1757 on Building safety update, whether building owners...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 18 July 2019, on HCWS1757 on Building safety update, for what reasons his...

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of how the changes to the rules on social security entitlements for mixed aged couples...

      Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to cap ground rents for existing leaseholders.

      Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what impact assessments the Government has undertaken on capping ground rents for existing leaseholders, and what cap...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement, Building safety update, HCWS1757, by what date the data will be collected;...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2019 to Question 272722 on High Rise Flats: Insulation, whether the tests have...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether she plans to publish the results of the armed forces pay review before the 2019 summer recess.

    • War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) average and (b) longest time taken is for his Department to process war pensions in the latest period for which data is available.

      War Pensions: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of veterans with PTSD have been refused a war pension since 2010.

      Defence Medical Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on participation of military surgeons in overseas training exercises involving animals that have been shot or otherwise...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when her Department will announce the preferred bidder for the Future Service Delivery Contract.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Future Service Delivery Contract will include the (a) War Pension Scheme, (b) Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and (c) Medals Office.

      Veterans UK: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on the delivery of veteran services of the closure of Tomlinson House, Norcross.

      Armed Forces Covenant: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the compatibility of outsourcing veteran services with the Armed Forces Covenant.

      Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many subject access requests have been made to her Department in each of the last four quarters.

      Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many subject access requests made to her Department in each of the last four quarters were complied with within the 28-day time limit.

      Reserve Forces and Cadets Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will publish the terms of the review of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association undertaken by Mr Rob Sullivan.

      Reserve Forces and Cadets Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions she has had with the Chairman of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association on the contribution that associations make to the...

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service: Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Statement of 18 July 2019 on Defence Fire and Rescue Project, HCWS1758, what the total cost was to his Department of the...

      Ministry of Defence: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in her Department.

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Written Statement of 18 July 2019 on Defence Fire and Rescue Project, HCWS1758, for what reasons her Department decided that that...

  • Scotland Office

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the supply of medicine to Scotland in the event that the...

    • Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a comparative assessment of total public spending per capita in Scotland with that in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England, in the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the (a) premium income for defence transactions, (b) claims paid for defence sector contracts and (c) monies at...

    • Defence and Security Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff worked for the Defence and Security Organisation (DSO) on 1 April 2019; how many of those staff worked in the Export Support...

      Trade Agreements: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to his Department's consultations on trade negotiations with (a) the US, (b) Australia, (c) New Zealand and (d) potential...

      Trade Agreements: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what formal consultation his Department had with the Welsh Government during the consultation period on (a) trade negotiations with (i) the...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the economic merits of potential trade agreements between the UK and (a) the US, (b) Australia...

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the potential economic merits of the UK acceding to the Comprehensive and Progressive...

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the potential environmental merits of the UK acceding to the Comprehensive and...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the provision of the HPV vaccine at sexual health clinics.

    • Gender Recognition: Children

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether people under the age of 18 can transition gender through routes other than under the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Equality and Human Rights Commission assesses the accuracy of the gender pay gap figures filed by...

      Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to use the powers in section 2(1) of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 to amend the Civil...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to ensure that employers are offering disability leave to disabled employees as part of reasonable adjustments.

      Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL]

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of the Government supporting the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill...

      Assistance Animals

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will take steps to amend the definition for assistance dog to ensure that it applies to the Equality Act 2010.

      Assistance Animals

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policies of the recommendations in the report by the charity Guide Dogs...

      Government Equalities Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to respond to Question 267246 on Employment: Disability, tabled by the hon. Member for Warwick and Leamington on 20 June 2019.

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent guidance he has published on the use of off-road all-terrain vehicles by people under the legal driving age.

    • Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to encourage a modal shift to motorcycles and scooters.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the oil sector on introducing charging points for electric vehicles at (a) service stations and (b) petrol forecourts.

      Electric Vehicles: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to replace the plug-in car grant to encourage the manufacture and sale of low emission vehicles.

      Parking: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a national parking exemption badge to assist people (a) Thalidomide and (b) other...

      Heathrow Airport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, by what proportion, compared to current figures, will carbon emissions from aviation at Heathrow change following the completion of a third runway.

      Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to include emissions from international aviation in the Government's climate targets.

      Heathrow Airport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he will take to offset the carbon emissions from increased aviation into and out of Heathrow following its proposed expansion.

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what transport infrastructure the Government is supporting to help the manufacturing industry grow.

      Railways: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 275643 on Railways: Surveys, if he publish the titles of the working documents his Department has...

      Transport for Wales: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons his Department will not allow additional Transport for Wales train services to serve Bristol Temple Meads station.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the safety implications of failing to renew the UK’s current exemption from Standard European Rules of Air on...

      A422: Farthinghoe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the volume of traffic passing through the village of Farthinghoe on the A422 and (b) the effect on the...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cessations of bus services (a) his Department and (b) Traffic Commissioners were notified of in 2018-19; and where in the UK those cessations...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • China: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of Uighur Muslim children in western Xinjiang being separated from their...

    • China: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department had with the Chinese authorities prior to the state visit of President Xi in 2015 on the...

      China: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Chinese authorities made any specific, (a) formal and (b) informal requests to his Department on the policing of...

      China: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on meetings between the police and the Chinese authorities during the state visit of...

      China: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department made any specific requests to the (a) Metropolitan Police and (b) City of London Police on the handling...

      China: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Chinese authorities made any specific requests to his Department on the monitoring of specific individuals prior to...

      China: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department had with the previous Mayor of London on the policing of protests prior to the state visit of...

      China: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his officials were party to any discussions between the previous Mayor of London and Chinese Government officials on...

      China: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings were facilitated by his Department between the Chinese authorities and (a) other Departments, (b) the Mayor's...

      China: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any requests made to his Department by the Chinese authorities on the policing of protests against the state visit of...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on trends in the level of Tazir laws in Iran in relation to the (a) arbitrary...

      Eritrea: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on reports of Eritrean soldiers on Yemeni islands in the Red sea.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State in Westminster Hall on 3 July, column 584WH, if he will...

      Hong Kong: Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the Hong Kong Government's policing of the recent protests against the...

      Sub-Saharan Africa: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the recently announced £4 million programme for English language teaching in sub-Saharan Africa will be funded...

      Hezbollah and Islamic Resistance Support Organization

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the relationship between Hezbollah and the Islamic Resistance Support Organisation.

      Norfolk Island: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent engagements he has had with representatives of Norfolk Island.

      Khaleda Zia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Bangladeshi counterpart on the imprisonment of opposition leader Khaleda Zia.

      North Macedonia: NATO

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to bring the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia before the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Afghanistan and Pakistan: Poliomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help eradicate polio in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Pakistan.

    • Gaza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that medical workers in Gaza can provide humanitarian assistance without the risk of attack.

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that those responsible for attacks on humanitarian workers in developing countries are...

      Occupied Territories: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to tackle impunity for attacks against health workers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

      Dalal Mughrabi and Omar Abu Laila

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority (PA) what discussions her Department has...

      Department for International Development: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much time off in lieu has been taken by staff in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Gaza: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that medical workers in Gaza can perform their humanitarian functions without risk of attack.

      Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that people responsible for attacks on humanitarian workers are held to account.

      Montserrat: Legislatures

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government plans to provide financial support to Montserrat for the building of a new Parliament building.

      British Overseas Territories: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he has taken to support the British Overseas Territories tackle environment threats.

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the £40 million fund for Chagossians has been allocated to date by his Department; for what purposes that money has...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department allocated to (a) educational, (b) healthcare and (c) infrastructure projects in the 2018-19 financial year.

      Developing Countries: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings of the UNESCO report entitled Meeting...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to integrate nutrition into all areas of its work on UK Aid; and what discussions has he had with...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to work with faith leaders to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in (a) southern Idlib and (b) northern Hama; and what steps his...

      Department for International Development: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in his Department.

  • Department for Education

    • Institute for Apprenticeships: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of staff at the Institute for Apprenticeships are apprentices.

    • Department for Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of staff in his Department working on apprenticeship strategy, policy, and delivery are apprentices.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of schools that will obtain funding from his Department's £6 million fund for training on relationships...

      Sex and Relationship Education: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that his Department's supplementary guidance on teaching relationships education in primary schools is inclusive of...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2019 to Question 243385 on Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education, whether the material and training for...

      Post-18 Education and Funding Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has formally responded to the letter on the implementation of the recommendations of the Augar Review signed by 203 College Principals.

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the number of teachers of the deaf to ensure deaf children are supported in financial year...

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the adult education budget is for (a) financial year 2019-20 and (b) academic year 2019-20; and what proportion of that budget is devolved to the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assistance is available to parents of disabled children who need additional childcare during the school summer holidays.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits in extending consumer protection law to cover further education courses.

      Universities: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of sexual offences committed on university campuses in each of the last three years.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion of looked-after children that have (a) run away and (b) gone missing from homes and hostels not subject to...

      Adoption: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to respond to the recommendations in the all-party Parliamentary group on adoption and permanence’s report entitled...

      Children: Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of children who are at risk of experiencing hunger during the school summer holidays in 2019.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to increase the accessibility of childcare in Merseyside.

      Pupils: Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of pupils who experience bowel and bladder problems; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring universities in England to use contextual admissions tools to widen...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to widen access to the highest performing schools in England and Wales.

      Private Education: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of Official Development Assistance allocated to his Department is spent on independent schools; and what other programmes are funded...

      Citizenship: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to make citizenship education a priority subject for teacher training.

      National Retraining Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the get help to retrain scheme, whether the digital service will include the assessment of adults' (a) qualifications and (b) skills.

      Further Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the office for students on registration fees for further education colleges.

      National Retraining Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the roll-out of the Get Help to Retrain scheme (a) in the Liverpool City Region and (b)...

      Holiday Activities and Food Research Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2019 to Question 276204, on the Holiday Activities and Food Research Fund, what funding organisations that...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to incentivise sustainable agricultural practices through the Environmental Land...

    • Rural Areas: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has had recent discussions with the Department for Transport on the environmentally-friendly...

      Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to help the agricultural sector create new jobs in environmental land management.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that its Environmental Land Management scheme is developed as part of the...

      Plastics: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to implement the EU Single Use Plastics Directive 2019/904...

      Nature Conservation: North Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the £7.7 million funding for the Back from the Brink programme is accessible to North Cornwall.

      Floods: House Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate the Government has made of the increase in building and contents insurance premiums as a result of the...

      Sheep: Transmissible Encephalopathies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable the identification of the age of ovine animals other than by the...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of delinking basic payments from the land as outlined in paragraphs 91 to 99 of...

      Solid Fuels: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood in England, what...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to increase support for catalytic chemical recycling and upcycling to realise the ambition of zero plastic...

      Food: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of giving people a monthly allowance to spend on fresh, healthy and...

      Sheep Meat: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of preventing imports of sheep meat into the UK in the event that...

      Sheep Meat: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for listing the UK as a third country for the purposes of exporting sheep meat to the EU in the event...

      Sheep Meat: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of potential demand for UK produced sheep meat in the event that the UK leaves the...

      Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will undertake a review of the effectiveness of prosecutions under the Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act 1988;...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is no duplication of animal testing for chemical registrations in the event...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Finance: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which parts of the Government’s plan for British Overseas Territories funding in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a...

    • UK Trade with EU: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to trade between the UK and the EU after the UK leaves the EU on employment in...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what additional support will be allocated to Gibraltar in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent assessment the Government has made of the UK's level of preparedness in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a...

  • Attorney General

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in his Department.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will list all (a) ongoing and (b) planned reviews (i) conducted by and (ii) initiated by his Department; when those reviews will finish; and when...

    • Offenders: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many referrals have been made by (a) prison and (b) probation services to local authorities under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 duty to refer...

      Courts: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the of Answer 9 July 2019 to Question 273431 on Courts: Sales, which organisation was responsible for providing each of the valuations.

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful prosecutions following a request made under the European Arrest Warrant there have been in each year for which information is available.

      Secure Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of places available in Secure Children's Home was in each year since 2010.

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign offenders were prosecuted by each police force, in the most recent year for which information is available.

      County Courts: Lambeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 272804 on Court: Sales, if he will place a copy of the valuation report relating to Lambeth County...

      Cremation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the use of alkaline hydrolysis as an alternative to traditional cremations.

      Wakefield Prison: Pepper Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timeframe is for the (a) commencement of training on the use of PAVA spray and (b) roll-out of PAVA spray to staff in HMP Wakefield.

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to implement his Department’s response to the consultation on driving offences and penalties relating to causing death or...

      Ministry of Justice: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much time off in lieu has been taken by staff in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Family Courts: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will launch an independent inquiry into family courts in England and Wales to establish (a) how victims of domestic violence are treated, (b)...

      Offenders: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2019 to Question 273385 on Offenders: Electronic Tagging, when he plans to publish the quantitative process evaluation...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2019 to Question 264316 on Television: Licensing, how many (a) men and (b) women were given a prison sentence for...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the advertisement seeking to recruit Leadership Magistrates; and in what locations that advert was made publicly available.

      Magistrates' Courts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July to Question 273766 on Magistrates' Courts: Greater London, what the utilisation rates were for the adult courts only.

      Prisoners: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women in prison gave birth in 2018.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the average waiting time for an appeal for universal credit by a tribunal for people with a disability in the most recent...

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will introduce targets for the waiting time for a universal credit appeal case to be heard by a tribunal.

      Segregation of Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have spent time in segregation by prison in each year since 2010.

      Segregation of Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) average length of time and (b) longest number of days was that a prisoner spent in segregation in each prison in 2018.

      Prisoners: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours of purposeful activity per prisoner were recorded on average in (a) each prison rated in the 2017-18 performance rating as performance is...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273816 on Prisons: Education, what the value by lot is of Dynamic Purchasing System contracts awarded...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273816 on Prisons: Education, which providers have been awarded Dynamic Purchasing System contracts...

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answers of 16 May 2019 to Question 255325 and Question 255326 on mental health in prisons, whether the number of prison officers trained...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many disability qualified members of tribunals there are and what the qualifications are for those roles; and if he will she make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2019 to Question 276281 on Huawei: 5G, if he will meet with operators to raise cybersecurity CNI standards.

    • Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the recommendations of the boundary review.

      Emergencies: Planning

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what civil contingency plans are in place in the event that the UK does not leave the EU; and if he will publish those plans.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether there is a protocol in place to inform Members when Departments change (a) correspondence, (b) secretarial and (c) ministerial e-mail addresses.

      Cabinet Office: Credit Unions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271324, for what reasons his Department does not offer a payroll deduction service to enable...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed Two: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) non-disclosure agreements, (2) settlement agreements, (3) compromise agreements, and (3) similar legal agreements that contain...

    • Electric Scooters: Cycleways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 5 July (HL16757), why electrically powered cycles are allowed on cycle ways provided that...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Devon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's (1) decision to discipline coastguards, and (2) management competence, in Devon; and what...

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the rail service between Heathrow Central and Terminal 4; and what plans they have to ensure that the...

      Bus Lanes: Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the limitation in London on the use of bus lanes to black cabs and include badged private hire vehicles.

      East Coast Supervisory Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the East Coast Supervisory Board has met since November 2018; if not, why not; on which dates it has met since it was established in 2017; how...

      Gatwick Airport Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the cost of the improvements to Gatwick Airport Railway Station are being met by the airport authority.

      Railway Stations: Parking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is National Rail’s programme for increasing capacity in station car parks to encourage the use of public transport by existing and potential passengers.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the use of electric vehicles.

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • Government Bills

      To ask the Leader of the House, further to her Written Answer on 3 July (HL16472), what steps are being taken to increase the proportion of government bills published in draft and submitted for...

    • Bullying and Harassment in the House of Lords Independent Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Naomi Ellenbogen QC An Independent Inquiry into bullying and harassment in the House of Lords, published on 11 July.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Consultation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many consultations the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has carried out in each of the last five years; and to how many of those it...

    • UK Research and Innovation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether participation by an individual or an organisation in an academic boycott is taken into account in funding decisions by UK Research and Innovation,...

      Digital Technology: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the Consumer Rights Act 2015 rules for digital content purchased post-Brexit to include a 28-day refund rule.

      Medicine: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the current public spending on research and development they intend to spend on health in (1) 2019, and (2) each of the next five years.

      Medicine: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what proportion of the investment in research and development, intended to reach 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027, they expect to spend on health each year.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a national fuel fund to support those unable to meet gas and electricity bills.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Persecution of Christians across the Globe Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Final Report of the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted...

    • USA: Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of the UK ambassador to the United States to maintain a productive relationship with the government of the United...

      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 3 July (HL16512), how many UK-funded programmes and projects to support actions agreed at...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what influence they estimate the Sudan Troika countries will have on the possible recurrence of human rights violations by the military council in Khartoum if...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Data Protection: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to design a new, improved data privacy shield that takes on board concerns about the current EU–United States Privacy...

    • Neurology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to establishing a national neurology plan to support people diagnosed with neurological conditions and to address any...

      Health Professions: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, and with whom, about the development of degree apprenticeships in healthcare, including nursing and pharmacy.

      Shingles: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require GP surgeries in England to put in place a call and recall procedure to require them to follow up patients in the shingles...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools in England and Wales are currently under special measures; and how long each of those schools have been subject to such measures.

    • Department for Education: Sanitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 11 July (HL16827, HL16828, HL16829, and HL16830), which people they consider would feel...

      Academies: Inspections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations of the Ofsted report, Multi-academy trusts: benefits, challenges and functions, published on 15 July, and in...

      Apprentices: Arts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to collate data in order to assess the amount of apprenticeship levy money that was (1) paid, and (2) spent on apprenticeships,...

      Education: Digital Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of digital technology in the UK education sector.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of a shortage of experienced UK trade negotiators during the Brexit process.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what mental health support armed service personnel currently receive when leaving Her Majesty's Armed Forces.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Uprating

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 8 July (HL16599), what would (1) the weekly rates of Child Benefit, and (2) the monthly rates of...

    • Pension Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of (1) the number, and (2) percentage, of eligible state pensioners who claimed pension credit in (a) 2017–18, and (b)...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of local welfare assistance schemes.

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to review their policies to address poverty, and (2) to ensure sufficient services for and assistance to those at risk of destitution.

      Food Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of people who need to use food banks.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Meat: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether giving subsidies to farmers in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit to assist them with the export of (1) lamb, and...

  • Home Office

    • Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to invite the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation to report to the Home Secretary upon the options and possible solutions for...

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific action they took in each of the last five financial years to reduce net migration to the UK.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 July (HL16590), if information on which forces recruited Direct Entry Superintendents or...

      Organised Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that there may be a rise in cross-border organised crime after Brexit; and if so, what steps they are taking to address this.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make phone calls free of charge for applicants seeking advice from the EU Settlement Scheme Resolution Centres.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all detention centres are fully informed of the Adults at Risk policy; and in particular that staff responsible for...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to report to Parliament annually, or more often, on the progress of the (1) Alternatives to Immigration Detention, and (2) the 2-month...

      Immigration: Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations the Home Office has received from local authorities about (1) the need for nationality advice for children in local authority care,...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many other countries have indicated that they will implement public registers of beneficial ownership apart from the UK and the Overseas Territories.

      Visas: Tourists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the potential impact of reducing long-term visitor visa costs for those coming from emerging tourism markets.

      Stalking: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to protect victims of abuse from being stalked through applications placed on their phones.

      Unexplained Wealth Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unexplained wealth orders have been issued since those orders were introduced.

      Domestic Abuse: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the National Rural Crime Network Domestic Abuse in Rural Areas, published on 17 July.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Earl Howe on 4 March (HL Deb, col 490) that they would launch a consultation on the licensing of firearms and issues relating to medical...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • UK Trade with EU: Duty Free Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to re-introduce duty free trade with the EU after Brexit.

    • Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 July (HL16639), who are the members of the Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory...

      Brexit: Advisory Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 July (HL16639), who are the members of (1) the advisory, (2) the technical expert, (3) the...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the European Commission's position on renegotiating the Irish backstop.

      EU Action: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for each Government department, from January to June, on how many occasions the Scrutiny Reserve Resolution was overridden in (1) the House of Lords, and (2) the...

  • Treasury

    • Financial Institutions: Switzerland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to permit Swiss financial institutions to continue to operate in London until the UK leaves the EU.

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether officials have visited the Sweden–Norway border to discuss with the governments of Sweden and Norway the impact of border arrangements on the passage...

      VAT: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek continued access to the VAT Information Exchange System after the UK leaves the EU.

      Taxation: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the level of (1) income tax, and (2) National Insurance contributions, paid to the public purse by people under the age of 18 in...

      Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the Making Tax Digital service and improve the current (1) process of, and (2) software used by, that service.

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the Aggregates Levy for primary aggregates to encourage the use of secondary aggregates including that obtained from china clay.

      Money Laundering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 8 July (HL16623), whether the requirement for business to “take a proportionate approach”...

      Social Security Benefits: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to increase family benefits and tax credits in line with the cost of living; and if so, when.

      Lendy: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 19 June (HL16113), what discussions they have had with the Financial Conduct Authority about the case...

      Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address any economic downturn that may be caused by a no-deal Brexit.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cross-Channel transport companies have (1) applied for, and (2) received, Economic Operator Registration and Identification numbers to enable...

      Hotels: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 2 April (HL14646), whether they will assess how a tax levied on hotel stays on a per night basis might affect...

      Financial Institutions: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total (1) number, and (2) amount, of fines that have been imposed on banks and other companies in the financial sector since 2015; and what the money...

      Libor

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the preparedness of the financial services industry to solve the issue of LIBOR-linked loan contracts before 2021.

      Stocks and Shares

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have ever formally reviewed the case for the UK establishing its own requirements for liquidity standards for Undertakings for the Collective...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement a national infrastructure strategy to increase business growth after Brexit.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Consultation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many consultations the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has carried out in each of the last five years; and to how many of those it...

    • Yoga

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent meetings they have had with yoga practitioners, or representatives of yoga practitioners; and what action they are taking as a result of those meetings.

      Tourism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to address the decline in inbound tourists' spending in 2018.

      Tourism: Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to improve the tourism and hospitality industry's productivity.

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