Written answers

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Loneliness: Social Prescribing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on the commitment made in the loneliness strategy to launch an online social prescribing platform...

    • Loneliness: Social Prescribing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on the commitment made in the loneliness strategy to pilot accredited learning programmes for...

      Loneliness: Social Prescribing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on the commitment in the loneliness strategy to undertake work to assess how a variety of organisations and...

      Essential Tremor: Ultrasonics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations his Department has received following recommendations from NICE on NHS England adopting a commissioning policy for...

      Essential Tremor: Ultrasonics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made by his Department's agencies and public bodies of the potential clinical benefits of MR-guided focused...

      Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of waiting times at A&E at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

      Preventive Medicine: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what resources his Department has allocated to raise awareness of his green paper and open consultation entitled Advancing our health:...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to ensure breast cancer screening is a prioritised by the NHS.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which public body is responsible for providing support to cancer patients to access radiotherapy when those people live long distances...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the next Serious Incident Framework.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce instances of (a) breast cancer among women and (b) prostate cancer.

      Epilepsy: Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the use of medicinal cannabis to people living with CHD2...

      Speech and Language Therapy: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to extend the pathway that Public Health England is developing for children aged 0-5 to children and young people aged...

      Heart Diseases: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for patent foraman ovale closure, for the prevention of recurrent cerebral embolic stroke in adults, to be...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Primary Care Networks are being established; where those networks will be located; how many patients those networks will be...

      Incontinence: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Primary Care Networks will have responsibility for the implementation of the NHS England Excellence in Continence Care guidelines.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Primary Care Networks will be allocated a (a) physiotherapist responsible for pelvic floor health, (b) social prescriber and (c)...

      Incontinence: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on the NHS England Excellence in Continence Care Board's work with the supply chain on the National Bladder...

      Babies: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to expand NHS provision of screenings for new-born babies.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the removal of student bursaries on differences in trends of the number of (a)...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve patient accessibility to medical cannabis.

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257660 on Asthma: Health Services, what steps he is taking to ensure that severe asthma...

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of avoidable asthma attacks.

      World Conference on Tobacco or Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to attend the next World Health Organization World Conference on Tobacco or Health in the Irish Republic.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on how many consultant-led NHS acute mental-health beds there were in each year since 2009.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of working-age adult mental-health bed admissions took place under the Mental Health Act 1983 in each year...

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average length of occupancy was of consultant-led NHS acute mental-health beds in each year since 2009.

      Rehabilitation Centres: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many residential drugs treatment services have been made available for (a) men and (b) women in the North East in each of the last...

      Lung Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which clinical trials are currently being monitored by NHS England’s national specialised commissioning team to assess the...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the potential savings accrued to the public purse of establishing a rolling replacement...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long-Term Plan, what the (a) timeframe and (b) terms of reference are for the review of the national tariff.

      Pineal Cysts: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to review the effectiveness of NHS (a) diagnoses and (b) treatment of pineal cysts.

      Pineal Cysts: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding the Government is providing for research into the treatment of pineal cysts.

      Pineal Cysts: Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps to increase the availability of regular follow up MRI scans for people with pineal cysts.

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) level and (b) quality of the provision of NHS dentistry services to...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many senior staff left the NHS pension scheme in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017, (d) 2018 and (e) 2019; and how people leaving the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times for children and young people's mental health services.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for NICE to make a decision on Orkambi.

      Health Services: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the tenth special report of the Environmental Audit Committee, published on 24 October 2018 on Heatwaves: adapting to...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2019 to Question 268402, if she will place in the Library a copy of the dataset from which the median...

    • Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) average and (b) longest response time was to answer universal credit freephone numbers; and how many complaints about telephone...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to start the universal credit managed migration pilot.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of reports that people who are paid on the last day of the month are incorrectly showing on the HMRC database as...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of universal credit claimants that have had a deduction as a result of arrears to their (a) first,...

      Universal Credit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2019 to Question 224493, how much has been deducted from universal credit claimants' standard allowance in...

      Pension Credit: Sutton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many residents in the London Borough of Sutton are aged 75 or over; and what proportion of those people are (a) eligible for and (b)...

      Child Maintenance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has collected through the Child Maintenance Service's (a) four per cent and (b) twenty per cent collection fees under...

      Child Maintenance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much revenue her Department has collected through the Child Maintenance Service's £20 application fee in each of the last five years.

      Sunscreens: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to require employers to provide sun cream for employees that predominantly work outdoors.

      Television: Licensing

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

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of lifting the freeze on local housing allowance to ensure that it covers at least...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, what steps she is taking to ensure that employers protect employees' hearing.

      Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2019 to Question 278405 on Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses and with reference to the absence of a...

      Social Security Benefits: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the recent report by Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer - A costly diagnosis? Stories of the financial impact of cancer, if...

      National Employment Savings Trust Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on ensuring that the investment strategy for NEST remains independent.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to implement the High Court judgment in R (Woods, Barrett and Stewart) v SSWP CO/1552/2018 case of 11...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether work coaches will be provided with additional training to ensure that they can effectively advise universal credit claimants on...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have been offered a flexible support fund payment between 1 January 2019 and 25 July 2019 to assist with...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her oral contribution to the Work and Pensions Committee, of 24 July 2019, what criteria will be used for claimants to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her oral contribution to the Work and Pensions Committee, of 24 July 2019, what guidance her Department provides to work...

  • Home Office

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what parts of the Government’s plan for trading in drug precursors in the event of a no deal Brexit have been implemented.

    • Arrests: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many National Crime Agency-led arrests there have been in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months; and how many convictions there have...

      HM Passport Office: Sopra Steria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) quality and (b) value for money of services provided by Sopra Steria for HM Passports Office; and if...

      HM Passport Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the potential savings to the public purse of producing an in-house bid for HM Passport Office work.

      HM Passport Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the options analysis for HM Passports Office produced by his Department assessed the merits of returning outsourced work to in-house.

      Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the UK has not opted into EU Directive 2018/1673 on combating money laundering by criminal law.

      Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the equivalence of the UK's corporate liability regime achieve with article 7 (the liability of...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the service specification, including key performance indicators, agreed with Sopra Steria Limited (SSL) in respect of the...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons visa applicants are unable to access a local rate 0330 number to contact UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services until...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department has had meetings with Sopra Steria Ltd on the UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services in the last 12 months; and...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will undertake a full review of the service and performance of Sopra Steria Ltd regarding the UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations his Department has advertised information to outlining that visa applicants wishing to extend their leave to remain will...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2019 to Question 278478 on Immigration: EU Nationals, what mechanisms his Department has established to...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2019 to Question 230087, whether local Common Travel Area journeys across the Irish land border will not...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU foreign national offenders have been deported as opposed to returned from the UK following a criminal conviction in each of the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 July 2019 to Question 268537 on Immigration: EU Nationals, what estimate her Department has made of the number...

      101 Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the performance of the 101 non-emergency service.

      Visas: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the number of free points for biometrics was per 10,000 visa applications for 2018 against the projected number of free points for...

      Sopra Steria: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many penalties have been issued to Sopra Steria for contract non-compliance; and what the cost is of those penalties.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timeline is for recruiting the 20,000 extra police officers announced by the Prime Minister on 24 July 2019.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she plans to increase police numbers in Northern Ireland in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

    • Farmers: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the potential financial effect on farmers in Northern Ireland of the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the absence of a Northern Ireland Executive, what steps her Office is taking with the Northern Ireland Department for...

      Tourism Ireland: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2019 to Question 278925 and with reference to the absence of a Northern Ireland Executive, how much funding...

      Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2019 to Question 230086 on Brexit: Northern Ireland, whether it is the Government's position that only Irish...

  • Treasury

    • Beer and Public Houses: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to undertake a review of the level of taxation on (a) beer and (b) pubs.

    • Cash Dispensing: Sutton

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information the Treasury holds on the number of (a) free-to-use and (b) fee-charging ATMs in the London Borough of Sutton in each year since 2015.

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reforming Gift Aid so that the value of additional and higher-rate tax reliefs is automatically...

      Financial Institutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to bring forward a review of legislation for Co-op societies, Credit Unions and Community Benefit Societies as proposed by the...

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answers of 11 June 2019 to Questions 258889 and 258888, what steps his Department is taking to tackle delays on customs house clearance...

      Health Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of people in the UK have private medical insurance.

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure people are able to access cash.

      Banks: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to cap large bonuses paid to bankers.

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 174781 on Infrastructure, when the Government plans to publish its full response to the National...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department (a) collects and (b) publishes on (i) tobacco sales, (ii) profits, (iii) marketing and (iv) research.

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will collect data on illicit tobacco seizures of less than 100,000 cigarettes.

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to assess the extent of the illicit tobacco trade in the UK.

      De La Rue

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer,what processes his Department uses to (a) audit its track and trace contract arrangements with De La Rue and (b) ensure that De La Rue's subcontractors are...

      Bank Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK banks fulfuil their obligations under the EU Payment Accounts Directive; and whether he plans to...

      Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the percentage of adults in the UK who do not have a UK bank account.

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making protecting access to cash a statutory duty of the Payment Systems Regulator.

      Loans: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the economic effectiveness of the no-interest loan scheme pilot announced in Budget 2018.

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the National Infrastructure Strategy will be published.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government has taken to support people affected by the Equitable Life scandal.

      Charity Commission: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase funding to the Charity Commission in order to investigate complaints against charities and build public trust in the...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the EU has agreed to implement (a) temporary equivalence and recognition for UK central counterparties and central securities depositories, (b) the...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people who have not reached an agreement with HMRC under the Loan Charge scheme following its...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people with cases of tax credit overpayment are (a) having and (b) not having deductions made from an ongoing tax credit claim.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to Question of 3 July 2019 to Question 269726 on Immigration: EU nationals, what estimate he has made of the number of applicants to...

      European Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2019 to Question 246517 on the European Investment Bank, what recent progress his Department has made on establishing...

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funds his Department has allocated to no deal preparation and how much of that funding has been spent in (a) the last two years and (b) in the current...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cultural Heritage: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, published by the Department for Exiting the...

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Ethnic Groups

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

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department will be carrying out its review of the guidance on the statutory duty placed on local authorities to...

      Youth Centres: Wandsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the central Government contribution to youth club spending in the Borough of Wandsworth in (a)...

      OnSide Youth Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2019 to Question 255690 on OnSide Youth Zones, how much Government funding is being provided...

      Community Development: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to support the implementation of locally based development programmes in seaside towns.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether tourism zones will include (a) seaside towns and (b) capital funds to allow local authorities to support projects to...

      Internet: Cryptography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 261159 on Internet: Cryptography, when (a) he, (b) Ministers in his...

      Internet: Cryptography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 261159 on Internet: Cryptography, what assessment he has made of the...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for bringing forward legislative proposals on online harms.

      Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government plans to take through the Online Harms Bill to tackle Islamophobia.

      Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when her Department plans to publish the results of the review into the ban on standing at football grounds.

  • Leader of the House

    • Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Leader of the House, with reference to the oral contribution of the former Leader of the House of 18 July 2019, Official Report column 966, if he will meet the hon. Member for...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Offices: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2019 to Question 244157 on Post Offices: Pay, for what reasons exceptional payments...

    • Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what parts of the Government’s plan for state aid in the event of a no deal Brexit have been implemented.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what parts of the Government’s plan for workplace rights in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will survey small businesses to measure the potential effect of the UK's departure from the EU on their viability.

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether she has plans to bring all houses in multiple occupation within the scope of the minimum energy efficiency...

      Consumer Goods: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislative proposals (a) to improve and regulate qualifications for PAT testing and (b) to...

      Domestic Appliances: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislative proposals for the certification of electricians with a specialism in the repair of...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will make an assessment of the potential for pre-packaged administrations to be open to abuse as a way of...

      Johnston Press: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will make an assessment of (a) the reasons for the collapse of Johnston Press and (b) whether additional powers...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress her Department has made on reviewing the National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme; and when she plans to...

      Gratuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when she plans to (a) publish a response to the consultation on tips, gratuities, cover and service charges which...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the finding of the Royal Institute of British Architects report Space Standards for Homes that the...

    • Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the finding of the Royal Institute of British...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the BRE Code for Sustainable Homes data that 107,000 homes have been built in England to the zero...

      Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to define the standard of competency required for landlords meeting...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the of Answer 23 July 2019 to Question 279062 on Buildings: Insulation, if he will publish the full test...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the of Answer 23 July 2019 to Question 279062 on Buildings: Insulation, whether changes were made to the...

      Private Rented Housing: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2019 to Question 278349 on Private Rented Housing: Pensioners, what assessment he...

      Local Government Pension Scheme: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people are members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and (c)...

      Local Government Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on members of the local government pension scheme of...

      Local Government Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the results of his Department's consultation on changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

      Local Government Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has conducted a risk assessment of the proposed move from a triennial to a quadrennial cycle...

      Unitary Councils: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has for the formation of a Pennine Lancashire unitary authority.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the level of BAME representation on Local Enterprise Partnership boards.

      Housing: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to strengthen requirements for residential lifts for use by disabled people during a fire to include...

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made against the commitment set out in the Loneliness Strategy to work with local partners,...

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made against the commitment set out in the Loneliness Strategy to include loneliness in...

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress the Minister for Local Government has made in strengthening the Department's consideration of loneliness...

      Hate Crime: Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2019 to Question 277247, what funding his Department has allocated to help support...

      Building Regulations: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Clean Growth Strategy, published in October 2017, what plans he has to (a) further review and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Navy: Persian Gulf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the European-led maritime protection mission to be deployed in the strait of Hormuz will operate under the framework of the Common Security and...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when she plans to respond to the letter of 17 June from the hon. Member for Llanelli on Afghan interpreters.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the statement by the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip of 23 July 2019 that the UK will build more ships, what plans...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) regular (i) soldiers, (ii) sailors and (iii) airmen and (b) reserve (A) soldiers, (B) sailors and (C) airmen by medical category there were...

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what refitting and retrofitting has been performed on the 14 C-130J/C-130J-30 Hercules transport aircraft to allow OSD to be extended for a further five...

      Warrior Armoured Vehicle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans her Department has to remove Armoured Infantry 2025 project to upgrade Warrior vehicles from the IPA's red classification.

      Hercules Aircraft: Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the UK's airlift capability since the sale of five UK-surplus Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules transport aircraft to...

      Hercules Aircraft: Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what price the UK has attained for the sale of five UK-surplus Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules transport aircraft to Bangladesh.

      Military Aircraft: Sweden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans she has to collaborate with Sweden on combat air systems as a result of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on that matter with that...

      Armed Forces: West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to increase recruitment to the armed forces from communities in West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.

      University Officer Training Corps: Aberdeen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual cost was of running the University Officer Training Corps unit in Aberdeen in each year between 2008 and 2018.

      Ministry of Defence: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will place in the Library a copy of her Department's recent report entitled the TIN 2.101 Defence Inclusivity Phase 2: The Lived Experience:...

      DSG Ashchurch: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the presence of asbestos at Ashchurch military depot.

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department has allocated and what research his Department has commissioned to measure the subjective well-being of returning...

      University Officer Training Corps: Aberdeen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the membership of the University Officer Training Corps unit in Aberdeen was in each year between 2008 and 2018.

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government remains committed to spending 2 per cent of GDP on defence as a NATO member.

  • Scotland Office

    • Natural Gas and Oil: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the Scottish Government on future support for the oil and gas sector.

    • Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which social media advertising campaigns his Department ran in the last 12 months; and what audience targeting each of those campaigns used.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the 20 June 2019 Court of Appeal judgment on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, how many (a) standard individual export licences,...

    • Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of his Department's Export Toolkit; and how much funding he has allocated to the...

      Offshore Industry: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to encourage investment in the oil and gas industry in the (a) UK and (b) north east of Scotland.

      Department for International Trade: Newspaper Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much his Department has spent on purchasing (a) national newspapers and (b) newspaper online subscriptions since 2016; and how many...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade deals her Department is aiming to complete before 31 October 2019.

      Ceramics: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that the EU’s anti-dumping tariffs against ceramic tableware from China will be...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of settlement agreements entered into by HS2 Ltd with former staff included non-disclosure provisions.

    • High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total cost of redundancy payments to former HS2 Ltd staff is.

      High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, under what authorised scheme redundancy payments were made to former HS2 Ltd staff.

      Taxis: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on the regulatory reform of the taxi and private hire industry.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of instances where a driver’s details have been released to a controlled third party by the DVLA in each...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions there was significant disruption to East Coast Main Line services as a result of damage to overhead wires in each of the last 12...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has held with Network Rail on future priorities for investment in the East Coast Main Line for Control Period 7...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what enhancement projects on the East Coast Main Line have been identified to progress through the Rail Network Enhancement Pipeline process.

      Cycling: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much per capita funding has been allocated from the public purse to cycling in each local authority in each of the last three years.

      High Speed Two: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff HS2 Limited made redundant in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017, (d) 2018 and (e) 2019.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many section 16 orders were issued by HS2 Ltd in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017, (d) 2018 and (e) 2019.

      Skipton-Colne Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government supports the reinstatement of the rail link between Skipton and Colne.

      Transport for the North: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to allocate additional funding to Transport for the North to implement the One North Strategic Transport Plan ahead of schedule.

      M65

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to work with Transport for the North to expand the M65 to Bradford and Leeds.

      Cycleways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to support the construction of new cycle lanes that are separate from roads.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to reduce urban traffic speeds to encourage more cyclists to cycle on roads.

      Roads: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the amount of CO2 produced in the production and maintenance of roads; and what assessment he has made of options for...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to ensure that a reliable service is operated across the rail network after the provisions on persons with reduced mobility included...

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to increase the reliability and capacity of trains through the Castlefield corridor; and what the timetable is for building...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his timetable is for the withdrawal of Sprinter trains from service.

      Rolling Stock: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to remove fossil fuel-powered rolling stock from UK railways by 2040.

      Electric Vehicles: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Road to Zero policy, how many of the publicly accessible charge points are in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Birmingham.

      Clean Air Zones: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has had with Birmingham City Council on the timescale for the introduction of the clean air zone.

      Electric Vehicles: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of cars registered in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Birmingham are electric cars.

      Clean Air Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to provide technological support for local authorities to help them collect payments from non-compliant vehicles that...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many schedule 16 orders to take temporary possession of land and property were issued by HS2 Ltd in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017, (d) 2018 and (e)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Mauritania: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Mauritania on tackling slavery in that country.

    • Armenia: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to recognise the Ottoman Empire's killing of 1.5 million Armenians between 1915 and 1917 as genocide.

      Abd el-Rahman Shatawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the recent shooting of the unarmed child, Abd el-Rahman Shatawi,...

      Yemen: Tankers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the threat posed by the oil tanker anchored off the coast of Yemen to the environment.

      Iran: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to de-escalate tensions with Iran.

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Bangladeshi counterpart on the safety of Bhasan Char for Rohingya refugees.

      Jerusalem: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Israeli counterpart on the demolition of Palestinian buildings in the Sur Baher...

      Great Britain-China Centre: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding the Government has allocated to the Great Britain China Centre; and what the (a) terms and (b) objectives were...

      Great Britain-China Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) discussions and (b) meetings there have been between Ministers of his Department and representatives of the Great...

      Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on a referral of the Chinese Government to the United Nations Special Committee on...

      China: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Chinese Government on the alleged practice of forced organ harvesting in that...

      Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the (a) forced harvesting of and (b) trade in human organs;...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of including people and organisations in breach of...

      Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on tackling the illegal trade in human organs; and if he will...

      Iran: Tankers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 22 July 2019, column 1121, on the situation in the Gulf, on what date the US Authorities...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the claims in the July 2019 report by the Australian...

      Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of updating his Department's Protection of Civilians in Conflict strategy.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his Department's policy to fulfil the UK's obligations under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in negotiations to find a peaceful outcome to the situation in Sudan; and if he will make a statement.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the demolition of Palestinian homes; and if he will bring the...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to (a) the Burmese Ambassador in London and (b) his counterpart in Myanmar on steps...

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to meet representatives of the Lima Group to discuss the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support a negotiated peace settlement in Yemen.

      Iran: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to (a) meet and (b) have discussions with representatives of the Iranian Government within the next week.

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the process for accrediting ambassadors to the UK.

      Diplomatic Service: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to ensure that ambassadors to the UK prioritise human rights issues.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the political situation in Hong Kong.

      *No heading*

      What progress has been made through international co-operation on tackling climate change.

      *No heading*

      What recent diplomatic steps he has taken to pursue a resolution to the conflict in Yemen.

      *No heading*

      What diplomatic steps he is taking to enhance UK soft power.

      *No heading*

      What progress has been made on implementing the recommendations in the final report of the Bishop of Truro's Independent review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO support for persecuted Christians.

      *No heading*

      What progress has been made through international co-operation on tackling climate change.

      *No heading*

      What support his Department has offered to the Government of Ukraine in relation to that Government's democratic reforms.

  • Department for International Development

    • Fossil Fuels: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Green Finance Strategy: Transforming Finance for a Greener Future, published in July 2019, under what...

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to ensure that the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not...

      Department for International Development: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to his Department's Main Estimates memorandum for 2019-20, if he will publish an impact assessment of the efficiency savings...

      Africa: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian effect of the drought across the East and Horn of Africa; and what steps his...

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans he has to meet his Yemeni counterpart to discuss how aid can reach people in need without being intercepted and captured by...

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect of the 2019 expansion of the US Government’s Protecting Life on Global Health...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Loneliness Strategy, published in October 2018, what progress his Department has made on publishing guidance on schools...

    • Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the press release, National mental health programme between schools and NHS, published on 12 July 2019, what plans he has to ensure...

      Universities: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Office for Students has taken since its establishment to assess the adequacy of provision of mental health services and student support...

      Investors in People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many organisations are Investors in People accredited.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of Roots of Empathy classroom practices as a means of promoting social and emotional learning.

      Teachers: Pay Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Written Statement of 22 July 2019, HCWS1766 on Teachers update, whether the £105 million is additional funding from the...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2019 to Question 279134, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of setting up an independent body to...

      Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that degree apprenticeships support (a) social mobility and (b) lifelong learning among underrepresented...

      Universities: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department and the Education and Skills Funding Agency are taking to support universities to work closely with non-levy-paying small...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings of the Children’s Commissioner’s 2019...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to provide free transport to and from schools for school pupils of compulsory education age; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of school staff members who are paid more than £150,000 a year.

      Children's Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he has made on implementing the recommendations of the United Nations General Assembly of 17 December 2018 on the Rights of the Child;...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2019 to Question 278350 on Children: Day Care, what additional support his Department provides to low income...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2019 to Question 278350 on Children: Day Care, what support is available for parents of a child with (a) special...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2019 to Question 278350 on Children: Day Care, what support is available for parents of a child with (a) special...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the ability of local authorities to provide sufficient childcare to meet the needs of children with...

      Play Therapy: Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the balance between (a) theoretical and (b) practice-based content in postgraduate courses...

      Head Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the average salary of executive heads at academy schools in (a) London and (b) outside London.

      STEM Subjects: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more working class young people to take up STEM subjects at university.

      STEM Subjects: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many women have started courses in STEM subjects at university in each of the last five years.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to provide additional funding to local authorities who record an increase in the number of pupils with special educational needs.

      Adventure Learning Academy Trust and Bright Tribe Multi-academy Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timetable is for (a) Bright Tribe Trust and (b) Adventure Learning Academies Trust to file their accounts for the financial year to 31 August...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the British Council's annual Language Trends Report 2019; and what steps he...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to increase funding to schools in order to allow them to cover the one per cent shortfall in the planned 3.5 per cent...

      Apprentices and Further Education: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he plans to take to ensure that 16 and 17 year olds in Lancashire classed as not known in respect of their education, training or...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department have made of the quality of training for primary teachers in religious education; and if he will make a statement.

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all schools provide pupils with opportunities to develop specific and age-appropriate knowledge and...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) religious education lessons and (b) history lessons are taught by teachers with no post A-level qualification in those...

      Universities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he is taking steps to monitor Qatar's role in the funding of university programmes in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve training on LGBT matters for secondary school teachers.

      Post-18 Education and Funding Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to implement the recommendations of the Augar Review, and if he will make a statement.

      School Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to prevent schools from shortening their school day or week unless it is a direct action to support and enhance...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he will take to support schools in teaching the new, LGBT-inclusive relationships and sex education curriculum.

      Private Education: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is Government policy to change the tax status of independent schools that do not make progress on supporting state schools.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his Department's policy to lift the ban on the establishment of new selective schools.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many additional nursery places have been created since June 2017.

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many civil servants there are in his Department; and how many civil servants are working primarily on preparation for the UK leaving the EU...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Anglicanism

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church of England has plans to adopt the approach of the Global Anglican Future Conference as a model...

    • Global Anglican Future Conference: Rwanda

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Archbishop of Canterbury plans to attend the 2020 Global Anglican Future Conference in Kigali, Rwanda.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Church of England will clarify its interpretation of biblical teaching on sex and gender in relation to...

      Church of England: Staff

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what proportion of Church of England employees are practising Christians.

      Church of England: Theology

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to help ensure that its theology is founded on the 39 articles.

      Anglicanism

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Archbishop of Canterbury will pledge his commitment to the Jerusalem Statement of 2008.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the statement entitled Health and harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a green...

    • Eggs: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the evidential base is for the Government's proposal to apply zero rate tariffs for eggs and egg products.

      Hill Farming: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to ensure that the UK's uplands landscape has a continued level of support through direct...

      Hill Farming: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to ensure that uplands areas continue to receive support through changes to CAP and farm support.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to ensure that farmers will not receive a loss of financial support when the funds from the...

  • Attorney General

  • Wales Office

    • Sheep Meat: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will estimate the gross value in pounds sterling of Welsh lamb exports to the EU in 2017 based on trade with the EU under WTO Most Favoured Nation terms.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Debt Collection: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Written Statement of 22 July 2019, Enforcement Update, HCWS 1776, what barriers in the current complaints system may deter people...

    • Prisons: Safety and Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on (a) the safety of prisoners and (b) the levels of staffing in prisons in the event that the UK...

      Ministry of Justice: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of overtime for staff responding to IT problems in January 2019; and whether his Department...

      Treatment of, and Outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Tackling Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System: October 2018 Update, how many FTE employees work within the dedicated...

      Powers of Attorney: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of Lasting Powers of Attorneys which were registered with the Office of Public Guardian in each year since 2010.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2019 to Question 252665 on Prison Officers, what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of prison violence of...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Written Statement of 22 July 2019 on Prisons and Probation, HCWS1783, what assessment he has made of how partnering with the private...

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) prison violence and (b) exposure to new psychoactive substances on the (i) physical and (ii) mental...

      Prison Officers: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the physical ability of prison officers to work in front-line roles above the age of 60.

      Prisons: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the system for collating statistics on extremist behaviours in prisons.

      Eastwood Park Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports that conditions for prisoners at Eastwood Park have declined; and for how many hours each...

      Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral contribution of the Leader of the House of Commons of 25 July 2019, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to...

      Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2019 to Question 277861, whether his Department has begun drafting legislative proposals to increase the maximum...

      Ministry of Justice: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department has collected on satisfaction with IT systems that are used by staff in the criminal justice system; and what research...

      Debt Collection: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish his response to the submissions received in his Department's Call for Evidence on the regulation of enforcement agents, which...

      Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time was between the application for and the granting of probate in each of the last 24 months for which HM Courts and...

      Prison Service: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2019 to Question 277660 on Prisons: Staff, whether absence due to (a) stress, (b) post-traumatic stress disorder, (c)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Visually Impaired and Learning Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department has taken to increase registration rates and voter turnout of (a) visually impaired voters and (b) voters with learning...

    • Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the voter ID pilot, what assessment he has made of the effect of the (a) poll card, (b) mixed ID, and (c) photographic ID model on...

      Government Departments: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure Government (a) suppliers and (b) subcontractors are paid on time.

      Devolution: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on further devolution of power to devolved authorities.

      Former Ministers: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish in table format (a) a list of the ministerial redundancy payments issued since August 2010 and (b) which former ministers accepted...

      Health

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department measures optimism in society.

      Health

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of whether there is a variation in wellbeing (a) within and (b) between regions and nations of the UK.

      10 Downing Street: Furniture

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether funds were (a) authorised and (b) released for the purchase of any furniture for the Rt hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (i) before...

      Government Departments: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the redundancy packages required for the creation of the new Government.

      Public Sector: Innovation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the latest round of the GovTech Catalyst competition on delivering public services.

      Public Sector: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment the Government has made of the ability of artificial intelligence and new technologies to save money and improve services in the public...

      Private Sector: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to improve the cyber security of private sector organisations.

      Electoral Register: Students

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) the University of Sheffield's initiative on voter registration for students and (b)...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of potential merits of introducing block voter registrations in (a) care homes and (b) university halls of residence.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including information on voter registration in national insurance number notification letters.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of replacing ERO electoral registers with a single national electoral register.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Sign Language

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions the Commission has had on establishing in-house BSL interpretation...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement the principles of the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Declaration and Framework; and what measures they intend to...

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