Written answers

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Working Hours

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

    • Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the rail industry is accountable to Government.

      Aviation: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce aircraft noise over South East England.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many requests for vehicle owner information have been made by overseas enforcement agencies in each of the last five years by country.

      Cars: Alternative Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many alternative fuelled cars have been registered in each of the last three years.

      Northern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons there are no direct Northern rail services between Liverpool and Newcastle.

      Department for Transport: Ethnic Groups

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

      Southern: British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many British Transport Police officers worked on the Southern Rail network in each of the last eight years.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people aged 16 to 18 years old who will benefit from the proposed introduction of a new...

      Railway Stations: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rail stations were upgraded to step-free access in control periods one to five in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) England; and what was the...

      Railway Stations: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many railway stations will be upgraded to step free access in control period 6 in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) England; and what is the funding...

      Railway Stations: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train stations there are in Scotland; and how many of those stations have step-free access.

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train stations there are in England; and how many of those stations have step-free access.

      Railway Stations: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train stations there are in Wales; and how many of those stations have step-free access.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Festivals and Special Occasions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to celebrate UK independence day on 31 October 2019.

    • National Underground Asset Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the status is of the national underground asset register trial; whether the information on that trial has been shared with stakeholders; and what...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to simplify Government procurement processes to increase access to contracts by small and medium-sized enterprises.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the prevention Green Paper before the summer recess.

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions the Government has had with (a) patient groups and (b) professional bodies on the development of the serious shortage...

  • Department for Education

    • Secondary Education: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the (a) maximum and (b) average reduction in per pupil funding for a state secondary school was in each of the last five years.

    • Secondary Education: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what minimum per pupil sum is for a state secondary school to provide each pupil with a good quality education.

      Higher Education: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help increase the number of care leavers (a) accessing and (b) completing a higher education award.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the attainment of children whose family receive universal credit with all school-aged children.

      Computers: North Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how North Cornwall can bid for the National Centre for Computing funding of £84 million.

      Pupils: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of exams on the mental health of (a) sixth-form, (b) secondary, and (c) primary school students.

      Pupils: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of (a) sixth-form, (b) secondary, and (c) primary schools offer (i) counselling services and (ii) access to counselling...

      Pupils: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of (a) community, (b) academy, (c) grammar and (d) independent school students were given special consideration in exams...

      Pupil Exclusions: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in year (a) nine (b) 10 and (c) 11 were permanently excluded from a school in each of the last five years.

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to reduce rates of absence among pupils that are (a) eligible free school meals, (b) have special educational needs and (c)...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for resources to engage parents and carers of children in receipt of therapeutic services...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2019 to Question 273502 on Schools: Uniforms, what the timeframe is to bring forward legislative proposals on...

      Department for Education: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271327, for what reasons his Department does not offer a payroll deduction service to enable...

      Students: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help improve the standard of student housing.

      Students: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the counsellor to student ratio in (a) secondary schools and (b) primary schools in each local authority area in England...

      Free School Meals: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children in Coventry (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals who achieved five...

      Pre-school Education: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of funding available for rural pre-schools and (b) quality of the learning environment for children...

      Pre-school Education: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on pre-schools of the removal of funding for training of pre-school staff to level 3 standard.

      Pre-school Education: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the staff to children ratio at pre-schools in rural areas.

      Schools: Cricket

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase participation in cricket in state schools.

  • Department for International Trade

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Hostels and Hotels: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of hotels and hostels by local authority which are (a) below...

    • Education: Poland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the ProjectPolish schools project on Poland.

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of adopting land-use industrial policy measures to support...

      Construction: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the advice provided in the European Commission recommendations document EU...

      Housing: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a decrease in the number of people immigrating to the UK after...

      Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to protect homes from the risk of unacceptably high levels of carbon monoxide.

      Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to encourage development of traditionalist villages similar to the Poundbury Estate...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help local communities tackle anti-social behaviour.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to improve building (a) standards and (b) quality throughout the country.

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make the sub-letting of residential property a criminal offence.

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people living in accommodation that is unsuitable for...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of funding that will be allocated to local welfare assistance provision in the...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2019 to Question 268565 on Buildings: Insulation, if his Department will publish...

      Derelict Land: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to require local authorities to identify brownfield rather than green belt sites...

      Green Belt: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps his Department has taken to protect the green belt from housing developments.

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department policies of (a) the March 2019 The Children’s...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to extend Energy Performance Certificates to include information on the health and safety of properties.

      Building Regulations: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department's review of ventilation and energy-efficiency in building regulations includes indoor air...

      Buildings and Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to (a) establish a sub-committee of the Housing Taskforce to include stakeholders involved in the...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to review the UK's existing housing stock to ensure that the oldest homes are fit for purpose and do...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether all directly employed staff in his Department are paid at least the living wage.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which agencies supply staff working in his Department.

      Public Buildings: Display Energy Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the trends in the level of non-compliance with the Energy Performance of Buildings...

      Display Energy Certificates: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many fixed penalty notices have been issued for not having a valid Display Energy Certificate under Energy...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) press officers, (b) internal communications officers, (c) external communications officers, (d)...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many compromise agreements were agreed with staff leaving his Department in the last 12 months; how many such...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people who are (a) paying council tax for the first time and (b) paying higher council tax as a result of the...

      Local Government: Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions his Department has issued draft press releases to local authorities for completion using local...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent on software licences in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of his Department's staff, excluding non-departmental public bodies, are (a) women in senior...

      Community Relations: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what grants his Department has made to (a) Muslim, (b) Jewish, (c) Christian, and (d) inter-faith organisations to...

      Community Relations and Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department has provided directly to the public to help (a) understand the threat from extremism...

      Home Ownership: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of trends in the levels of young people who own their own home since 2010.

      Bellwin Scheme: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has provided funds through the Bellwin scheme to the Greater Manchester combined authority...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on how many occasions his Department has transferred (a) a written parliamentary and (b) an oral parliamentary...

      Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish an impact assessment of the effectiveness of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

      Temporary Accommodation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people living in temporary accommodation; and what steps he is taking to...

      Owner Occupation: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to protect freeholders and leaseholders from high service charges.

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that developers are accountable to local authorities when appointing sub-contractors...

      Unitary Councils: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to (a) ensure that local authorities in Northamptonshire transition successfully...

      Health Services and Social Services: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Health and Social Care on the proposed pilot scheme...

      Housing Act 1996

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the removal of Section 21 of the Housing Act 1996 on a landlord's ability...

      Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his Department's definition is of eviction at short notice.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money the Royal Fleet Auxiliary spent on vessel maintenance in each financial year since 2009-10.

    • Ministry of Defence: Working Hours

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

      Gibraltar: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to increase the armed forces presence in Gibraltar.

      Ascension Island: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in the resurfacing of the runway on Ascension Island.

      Falkland Islands: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to increase the armed forces presence in the Falkland Islands.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual budget was for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in each financial year since 2008-09.

      Defence Business Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of staff at the Defence Business Services office at Tomlinson House, Norcross are (a) part-time, (b) female, (c) over 50 years old and...

      Autonomous Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of supporting a ban on lethal autonomous weapons systems.

      War Pensions: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many letters of delay the Veterans Agency is issuing to veterans awaiting an assessment appeal for their war pension on average.

  • Home Office

    • Crimes of Violence: Prosecutions

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

    • Hate Crime: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crimes.

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the 2 July 2019 Free Movement news item entitled Government to drop 45-day time limit on support for trafficking victims,...

      Radicalism: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his Department's policies of the German Government's investigations into...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the operation of the Anti-knife Crime Community Fund in (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2018-19.

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July to Question 269826, what data his Department collects on the number of sexually exploited people supported...

      Harassment: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the prevalence of verbal and physical harassment of non-UK EU citizens in the UK.

      Domestic Abuse: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary for of State for the Home Department, what information he holds on the number of people who used the National Domestic Violence helpline in the last 12 months.

      Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many responses his Department has received to the call for evidence on violence and abuse toward shop workers which closed on 28 June.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken in response to the April 2019 High Court judgment on the 45 day limit for support for victims of modern slavery; and...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on labour shortages.

      Fire Stations: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Ministers in his Department have held recent meetings with representatives of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service on...

      Home Office: Ethnic Groups

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

      Asylum: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum the Home Office has received from Uighurs since 2015; and what proportion of those applications have been...

      Home Office: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271345, for what reasons his Department does not offer a payroll deduction service to...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on people applying to the EU Settlement Scheme of charges issued by private operators...

      Youth Endowment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which local authorities have applied for a grant from the youth endowment fund.

      Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether freedom of movement for EU nationals to and from the UK will end if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Migrant Workers: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to introduce digital IDs for migrants seeking to work in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Synthetic Cannabinoids: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the penalties incurred for (a) possession and (b) supply and production of synthetic...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Police Covenant will be introduced.

      Private Rented Housing: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of domestic fires in the private rented sector in England that have occurred as a...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum-seekers crossed the Channel between November 2018 and January 2019 inclusive; and of those how many (a) were returned to...

      Police: Wandsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of police officers in the Borough of Wandsworth in (a) 2010 and (b) 2018.

      Local Government: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to help councils (a) accommodate and (b) process asylum seekers.

  • Scotland Office

    • British Constitution

      What steps he is taking to strengthen the Union.

    • Pension Credit: Scotland

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on trends in the level of claims for pension credit in Scotland.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which parts of the Government’s plan for the guarantee of EU-Funded programmes in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a...

    • Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of the UK leaving the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal on...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Ethnic Groups

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

  • Treasury

    • Business: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to undertake a review of the business taxation system.

    • Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Valuation Office Agency budgeted for appeals against revaluations of business rate liabilities in each financial year since 2010-11; and how...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) longest and (b) average response time was to answer an HMRC helpline; and how many complaints about telephone response times to those...

      Financial Services

      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...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps in the forthcoming spending review to ensure that funding levels for childcare keep pace with the rising cost of living.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether funding will be made available for policing in addition to that announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 2019 Spring Statement.

      Banks: Cybercrime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure banks are able to effectively tackle cybercrime.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Government Departments: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2019 to Question 276284 on Government Departments: Digital Technology, if he will publish...

    • Tourism: Beer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the sale of beer brewed by small independent breweries in pubs on tourism...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members' Staff: Working Conditions

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to improve the working conditions for Members' staff.

    • Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many complaints have been made against Members since the introduction of the...

      Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many complaints against Members have been resolved since the introduction of the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what targets they have set, if any, to increase the number of electric car charge points on roads and motorways; and what steps they are taking to meet such targets.

    • Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guarantees or other representations, if any, they have made to Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd regarding compensation in the event of policy changes that may...

      Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what communications they have had with airports and the airline industry regarding the inclusion of international aviation emissions in climate change emissions...

      Roads: Litter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a litter cleaning key performance indicator has been developed for inclusion in the next Road Investment Strategy for Highways England.

      Railways: Minehead

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of re-connecting Minehead station to the rail network in the South-West of England.

      Railways: Somerset

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the provision of rail transport between Yeovil and Taunton; and what comparison, if any, they have made of the journey time...

      Pedestrians: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk to pedestrians on pavements of the wing mirrors on buses and other large vehicles; and what steps they will take to...

      Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new aviation strategy will include a policy on the scale of safeguarded land for English airports.

      Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the expansion of airports in view of their commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050; and what changes will be needed to...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the construction of HS2 is likely to require drilling near, or in, the outer remediation and monitoring zone of the contaminated land site at Newyears...

      Electric Scooters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the municipal authorities in Paris about problems caused by motorised two wheel scooters, in particular dangers to...

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they intend for the Office for Students to have in the provision of support to universities that have experienced difficulties in implementing...

    • Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of uncertainties relating to the UK leaving the EU and the possibility of a no-deal Brexit on the Erasmus+ programme;...

      Educational Institutions: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the introduction of Designated Senior Leads for Mental Health in every school and college by 2025; what will be the resource level and...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to include education on mental health, wellbeing and emotional literacy in the relationships and sex education and health education...

      Higher Education: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish details of the £1 million competition run by the Office for Students to find innovative new ways to support mental health...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Parliamentary Estate

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the current total value of the Parliamentary Estate, excluding the Palace of Westminster, broken down by each building.

    • House of Lords: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans they have, if any, to enable the charging of electric vehicles in the House of Lords carpark.

      House of Lords: Sanitation

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, following action taken by Her Majesty's Government to convert some communal toilets in visitor and office facilities from single-sex to gender-neutral, what...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Veterans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ex-armed services personnel have been classified as (1) homeless, and (2) rough sleepers, in each year since 2013.

    • Leasehold: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to respond to the Law Commission's consultation and report on leasehold enfranchisement reform; and what assessment they have made of the case for...

      Local Government Finance: Audit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the National Audit Office and Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd in protecting the interests of council...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the quality of kit issued to British Armed Forces personnel.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water Companies: Pollution Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that water companies meet targets set by the Environment Agency to reduce pollution by 2020.

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who are subject to immigration removal are currently held in prisons in England and Wales; and what are the (1) maximum, and (2) mean, periods for...

    • Electric Scooters: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 5 July (HL16754), what assessment they have made of the extent to which police forces are...

      Roads: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the legal provisions governing the balance between (1) the freedom of passage along public highways, and (2)...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • English Heritage: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the grant-in-aid in support of English Heritage, as set out in the consultation document published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners have been Released on Temporary Licence to enable them to access higher and further education in the community in each of the last...

    • Judiciary: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the publication by the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary of the Judicial Diversity Statistics 2019 on 11 July, what consideration they have given to...

What is this?

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

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

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

Did you find what you were looking for?